January 2, 2007, 04:37 AM
i thank it a ww1 baonet but thats all i know. the date on it is 1907 it look's like it has anderson wrote on it under the date. the blade is 17" 1/4 and the total lenth of it is 22".
i would like to know the value of it, and any more i can find out.
January 2, 2007, 11:33 AM
1907 Enfield Bayonet... millions made (it seems) by just about any and everyone.
Go to ebay and type in "1907 enfield bayonet" and you'll find asking prices ranging from $39 up to $275 based on mfg and condition.
Haven't found any w/ "Anderson" tho' so you might want to do more research.
January 2, 2007, 04:11 PM
The construction looks extremely similar to a japanese bayonet I have from WW2.
January 2, 2007, 04:51 PM
The construction looks extremely similar to a japanese bayonet I have from WW2
Pattern 1907 Bayonet
The Pattern 1907 bayonet was adopted to address the need for a longer bayonet to go with the No. I Mk. III rifle. The Pattern 1907 was developed after Britain conducted troop trials with Arisaka rifles and bayonets purchased from Japan.
The Pattern 1907 was manufactured in Britain, Australia, and India. As originally manufactured, the Pattern 1907 was a fairly close copy of the Japanese Type 30 bayonet, with a 17-inch blade and hooked quillion (lower crosspiece). The hooked quillion was eliminated by India in 1914. Britain and Australia followed suit in 1915. Nearly all of the existing Pattern 1907 bayonets had the hooked quillion removed. Today, a Pattern 1907 “hooker” is scarce and pricey. Reproductions have recently surfaced in quantity.
Approximately five million Pattern 1907 bayonets were made in Britain during World War I. The blades were brightly polished and in the white. After the war, the blades were sandblasted to a dull gray during rework. The British makers were: Wilkinson Sword Co., Sanderson Bros. & Newbould Ltd., James A. Chapman, Robert Mole & Sons, and Vickers Ltd. Mole and Vickers produced the fewest bayonets and these command a significant premium today. In addition, Remington made approximately 100,000 Pattern 1907 bayonets in the USA during World War I.
British bayonets are marked on the ricasso with the Royal Cypher [a crown over either “ER” or “GR” (Edward Rex or George Rex)], 1907, over the mfr. date (mm yy), over the maker's name. The opposite ricasso typically displays the bend test mark (an X), the broad arrow, and other inspector's marks.
[edited to add... more than likely a Sanderson mfg.]
January 3, 2007, 03:27 AM
thanks. how much you thank its worth?
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