Another MKIII bayonet with Ishapore connections

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Another MKIII bayonet with Ishapore connections

Post by Niner » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:38 am

I got a Lithgow 1MKIII* a few years ago and this bayonet came with it. The number on the handle being 101 and the rack number on the rifle butt being 139 they weren't a match. However, with the bayonet in particular, the black paint gave away the Ishapore connection even from a distance.
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Re: Another MKIII bayonet with Ishapore connections

Post by TomcatPC » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:11 pm

Looks like a No.1 Mk.II* Bayonet made at the workshops of India's North West Railway (NWR) to me. I have one, that was made there in 1943 (marked "NWR"
"43")
Just like yours.

I think these were also made at the Ishapore Rifle Factory as well? I have three Indian made 12" bayonets for the No.1 Mk.III Rifle. One is a No.1 Mk.I* (Pattern-1907 Bayonet that has been cut down to 12" blade), a No.1 Mk.II* (just like the one in the photos) and a No. 1 Mk.III* bayonet, the last version with the "square" pommel.
Hope I made some sense?
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Re: Another MKIII bayonet with Ishapore connections

Post by joseyclosey » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:06 am

I have a 1943 No.1 Mk 11* with the shortened black leather No.1 scabbard and webbing frog.

Unfortunately i don't have the Ishapore rifle to go with it.

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Re: Another MKIII bayonet with Ishapore connections

Post by Niner » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:29 am

Thanks guys. That's more than I would have ever known about it without your comments.
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Re: Another MKIII bayonet with Ishapore connections

Post by A square 10 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:51 pm

the star in mkII* was to do with incorporating the false edge to the top of the tip of the blade , the mkII had none
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Re: Another MKIII bayonet with Ishapore connections

Post by Niner » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:38 am

Thanks for that bit of information A square. I wonder what I did with that tent stake?... I mean bayonet.
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Re: Another MKIII bayonet with Ishapore connections

Post by A square 10 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:05 pm

im certain it went into the ground easier with that false edge :>}

resurrecting a discussion ? anyone
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Re: Another MKIII bayonet with Ishapore connections

Post by Niner » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:54 pm

A Square, just when I think all past interesting posts are gone for good you come along again. Thanks for that. Although I got to think you are the only one who goes back several levels to bring up old posts. Maybe if more people would do it this forum would have more gravity.
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Re: Another MKIII bayonet with Ishapore connections

Post by A square 10 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:58 pm

sorry niner , im not getting any bites it seems , i would post photos of all the indian bayonets ive owned but they have been gone lone enough that these were lost in my photo bucket crash , we do need more traffic
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