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No. 4 Mk. II*
Spike bayonet for use with the .303 caliber Lee-Enfield No. 4 rifle.  The No. 4 rifle saw extensive use during the Second World War and into the 1950s, when the Lee-Enfield was superceded by the FN–FAL assault rifle.

In his book, Spirit of the Pike, Graham Priest notes that some No. 4 Mk. II* bayonets, made by British maker, Prince-Smith & Stells Ltd., have been noted with an arrow over "D" marking on the front of the socket.  This symbol is similar to the Australian Defense Dept. ownership marking.

It is believed that these may have been used by Australian units serving alongside the British Army, however, Australian issue of these bayonets has not been confirmed.

No. 4 Spike Bayonets Page

 

7.875
200
9.875
251
.595
15.1
Socket (left): only remnants visible " II* " and (broad arrow)

Ledge: (broad arrow) over a partial "D" and what may be a partial “N56” inside an oval marking.

Owen Mk. I/I Leather scabbard for the Owen Mk. I/I bayonet used with the Owen submachine gun.

The Owen bayonet was produced 1944–45 at the Australian Small Arms Factory at Orange.

For some reason, these scabbards are far more plentiful in the USA than the bayonets.

n/a 11.50 292 n/a Chape: "OA"

Locket:  "OA"

L1A2 Knife bayonet for use on the L1A1 variant of the 7.62 mm. NATO caliber FN–FAL assault rifle. This bayonet was also used on the 9 mm. F1 submachine gun.

L1A2 bayonets were manufactured 1957–1984 at Small Arms Factory, Lithgow, NSW. The earliest examples, such as this one, had the squared fuller like their British and Canadian counterparts. Australia changed to the unique rounded fuller in 1960.

I had long thought this bayonet to be a Canadian C1, due to the square fuller. However, L1A1 Collector and Researcher, Kevin Adams, pointed out how the L1A2's assembly slot in the pommel is straight and the Canadian version is T-shaped, as shown in this comparison image

The scabbard is a wartime British No. 5 Mk. 1 body made by Wilkinson, paired with a post-War brass No. 5 Mk. 2 throatpiece.

FN–FAL Bayonets Page

Submachine Gun Bayonets Page

7.75 197 11.625 295 .585 14.9 Scabbard (body): S294
L1A2 This example is one of the more common later Australian L1A2 bayonets with the rounded fuller.

The Australian L1A2 scabbard has a more pointed appearance than the British No. 5 scabbard pictured above.

FN-FAL Bayonets Page

 

8.00 203 12.00 305 .585 14.9 None.
Thumbnail image of Astralian contract M7 knife bayonetThumbnail image of Astralian contract M7 knife bayonetThumbnail image of Astralian contract M7 knife bayonetThumbnail image of Astralian contract M7 knife bayonetThumbnail image of Astralian contract M7 knife bayonetThumbnail image of Astralian contract M7 knife bayonetThumbnail image of Astralian contract M7 knife bayonet M7 Knife bayonet for use with the 5.56 mm. NATO caliber F88 (Steyr AUG) assault rifle.

These were produced in 1991 by the General Cutlery Co. of Fremont, Ohio. They are Identical to the U.S. M7 Bayonet-Knife, save for the markings. Australian-contract M7 bayonets are simply marked “M7” and carry the Broad Arrow acceptance mark.

The scabbard is believed manufactured by Hauser Products Inc. of Chicago, Illinois. A variation of the U.S. M10 scabbard, being molded out of light green plastic with a green belt hanger (instead of black) with dark green paint in a camouflage pattern. The Australian-contract scabbard has the Broad Arrow molded into the front (instead of M10).

Australia procured the M7 bayonet at the same time they contracted with Buck Knives to produce an Australian-contract version of the Multipurpose Bayonet System M9. Beyond that, little is known about their procurement. The number of Australian-contract M7 bayonets produced is not known. However, they are rather uncommon.
6.75 171 11.50 292 .885 22.5 Crosspiece (front): "M7" and Broad Arrow

Scabbard (front): Broad Arrow acceptance mark.

Scabbard (reverse): "19204 ASSY 8448476" over "MFG    1Z803"

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