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Ishapore Bayonet?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Murphster, Oct 26, 2003.

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  1. Murphster

    Murphster Member

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    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.
     
  2. Detritus

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  5. Murphster

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    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.
     
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    "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?
     
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