~ Mounted WWI 1907 Relic Pattern Hooked Quillion Bayonet From Galipoli ~
An emotive relic from the Great War.
This is the early variant of the 1907 pattern bayonet for the SMLE with the rare hooked quillion.
It is mounted on a piece of timber with a bullet hole.
The brass plaque reads...
"Found In The Galipoli Peninsula Turkey"
~ 1907 Hooked Quillion Bayonet ~
The bayonet featured a hooked lower quillion, intended to be used to trap and snap enemy bayonets when grappling, this was later deemed impractical and replaced with a simpler design from 1913, often unit armourers subsequently removed the hooked quillion when the bayonet went for repair, although there is no evidence that this was officially directed.
~ Dimensions ~
The bayonet is 52.0 cm (20.5 inches) in length with a 39.5 cm (15,5 inches) blade.
The wooden mount is 55.0 cm (21.5 inches) in length with a 11.5 cm (4.5 inches) height.
~ Condition ~
Obviously, a dug up, the bayonet is heavily pitted but nicely conserved.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £15, international at cost. It can also be inspected in the shop.
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