British Regimental Marked “The Grenadier Guards” WW1 SMLE 1907 Pattern Sanderson Bayonet with Scabbard 1918
Here on offer is an excellent genuine British WW1 SMLE 1907 Pattern Sanderson Bayonet with scabbard, that is regimental marked for “The Grenadier Guards”.
The bayonet has bright finish to all the steel hilt fittings. There is just some very light surface pitting and dulling of the metal in small areas.
The release button in the pommel still works perfectly and it still retains its original smooth dark wooden grips that are in excellent condition.
I doubt the grip screws have ever been removed since it was made!
On one side of the pommel, it has been stamped with:
G . G which relates to “The Grenadier Guards” regiment.
It is also stamped with R. 2769, which possibly refers to a rack storage number in the regimental arsenal?
The bright steel blade is just a beauty, no nicks or sharpening to the blade edge. There is just some slight greying of the metal towards the tip, which may well polish out?
One side of the ricasso stamped with a Crown over "G.R. 1907 (Pattern Date) 9 18" (September 1918 Acceptance Date) and the makers name "Sanderson", Sanderson Bros. & Newbold, which is rubbed and you can only just make it out.
The other side carries the War Department 'Broad Arrow' an ‘X’ which is the bend mark and three separate Enfield inspection marks.
The scabbard is in excellent condition, the leather is firm and has no cracks or splits and all the stitching is secure. The number 608 is stamped on the top of the throat mount.
I can’t see any maker’s stamp, broad arrow or Enfield inspection mark on the reverse of the scabbard, on this example.
The chape/throat mounts and frog stud are all still held securely in place by the staples. The metalwork shows some signs of light rust/pitting.
This is really one of the finest examples I have seen for a long time and being regimental marked just adds to its appeal.
The blade measures 17.2” (43.7cm) long and the bayonet is 22” (55.8cm) in total length.
It weighs a heavy 705g.
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