MakeExcellent* British 1888 Mk I 2nd Type Unmarked ‘Trials’ Lee Metford Bayonet and Land Pattern Scabbard. Sn 20821:21.
This is an early, Lee Metford, 1888 Mk I 2nd Type bayonet manufactured for the British .303 calibre Enfield, Lee Metford rifle between 1890 & 1900. The bayonet blade which is in good clean condition, double edged and unfullered with a medial ridge running from the ricasso to the blade tip. The ricasso and grips of the blade are unmarked which could possibly indicate it being a ‘trials’ bayonet, as a notable feature (according to Skennerton) were that there were no manufacture or inspection marks evident on the blade or grips of such bayonets. There is an oil clearance hole in both of the grips which are showing no signs of service wear. The bayonet is contained in an 1888 Land pattern scabbard which is marked Broad Arrow over Crown ’03 over Crown and is in extremely good condition with all metal and stitch work intact. (See Skennerton's item B213 pages 166-173). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20821:21.