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8374: SMLE .303 MK 1, 17 Bayonet, Wilkinson manufacturer

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posted on 2024-01-19, 12:27 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

This item No 06 was purchased at Auction in 2000-2001. The blade is by Wilkinson made in 1907. The handle is 1907 fitted. The scabbard (slightly worn) is 1907, and the item was issued from reserve stack and fitted to the 1939 MECo*.

Webbing pattern 1939 Frog. pre-Dunkirk, post Dunkirk the No. 4 rifle took over from the SMLE (Short Magazine Lee Enfield .303 " Rifle (* MECo Mills Equipment Company).

History

Name of contributor(s)

Brian Ives/ Sharon Kennedy

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Item, Bayonet

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1907

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

No information available

Object(s)

SMLE 1907 17" Bayonet and Scabbard with 1939 Webbing Frog

Community Collection Day

Shotley, Suffolk (18/05/19)

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