Ishapore Bayonet?


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Murphster
October 26, 2003, 05:02 PM
One of my friend's 13 year old son is the proud owner of an Enfield (Ishapore) - one of the .308 varieties. He's restored the weapon and is looking for a bayonet for it. It seems that the different Enfield varieties had their own type of bayonet. Does anybody know the type, description, or markings of the bayonet that would go on this rifle? There's a fairly large gun show coming to town in 6 weeks and we'll be looking for one there. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Detritus
October 26, 2003, 06:31 PM
my understanding is that any Bayonet made for a No1 Mk3 will fit. since the 2A pretty much IS a No1Mk3 design wise.


i could be wrong though

motorep
October 26, 2003, 08:24 PM
I've got a Faibairn-Sykes stiletto with the Ishapore Armory marking on the hilt- it's an I, with a down-facing arrow device on top of it. Hope this helps.

mainmech48
October 27, 2003, 12:51 PM
I've got an Ishapore that came with bayonet marked " Mk 1** " over "RFI". Reverse is marked "DP63".

It also fits perfectly on my Lithgow .22 trainer and RFI .410 "musket". My guess is that any bayonet for a #1 Mk III will fit, but only those marked "RFI" would be "correct".

Hope this helps.

Murphster
October 27, 2003, 01:05 PM
Thanks for all the info. I'm going to make notes of what you've provided and we'll use that in finding/purchasing his bayonet. Thanks again.

Mk VII
October 28, 2003, 03:22 AM
any of the P'07 bayonets wil fit but the 12" Indian-made ones are probably the most typical. Some are cut-down British ones but most are newly made without fullers in the blade. Late ones have a square-sided hilt. See http://www.old-smithy.demon.co.uk/bayonets/1907_pattern_bayonets.htm

Mike Irwin
October 28, 2003, 01:32 PM
"it's an I, with a down-facing arrow device on top of it."

Are you sure that's not the ubiquitious Broad Arrow marking used to designate British military stores?

Sunray
October 28, 2003, 03:17 PM
Be ready to dig deep for that bayonet. Cheap they ain't. IF you can find one in decent shape. Have a look see here. At least you'll have an idea what you're looking for. http://old-smithy.info/bayonets/1907_pattern_bayonets.htm#INDIA

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