View Full Version : Is an Enfield No.9 Bayonet correct for a '44 No.4MK1 BSA?
March 16, 2002, 15:15
Thinking of getting one and would like to know if it's correct pattern and if it'll fit?
March 16, 2002, 15:46
It'll fit fine, but it is a post war item and not correct for a WWII rifle. The spike is correct for your rifle.
March 16, 2002, 16:07
Much Obliged! Can you please tell me the designation of the spike and would you happen to know where I can get a good deal on one (U.S.)?
Here's a neat outfit if you can find one. Combination spike bayonet and entrenching tool. The spike can be attached to the butt end of the digger to make a vicious looking weapon. All WWII dated IIRC. http://community.webshots.com/storage/1/v5/6/21/30/33362130ircwXG_ph.jpg
The No9 bayonet can still be considered 'correct' since it's likly your No4 was still in use thru Korea. The spike would date to the time your rifle was new. Don't know what those are going for now, but I remember them being under a buck. Probably no more,..... I think the 'E' tool and canvas outfit cost me something like $60.
March 16, 2002, 18:24
Thanks kev! Couldn't see the pic on this end, but I had thought about that, not necessarily Korea, but in use after the war (FTR'd or what have you)... I' placing an order with CAI and noticed they had the No.9 with no scabbard (I think) for under $7...I'm probably getting it just for the...
BTW, followed the link on that other post of yours and I have to congratulate you on the collection -- beautiful (and all very nicely maintained!)!!! It would be nice to discuss your reasons behind certain selections over a case of Urquell someday.
I don't know about this picture stuff. It was there, then not, now it's back. Anyone else gettin' this? It's a really neat package; hate to think I'm the only one who can see it.
I don't know that there is any reason behind my selections. Stuff just accumulates, but I do like the older stuff from WWII +/- ten years or so. The pics in the album are just the exotics. It was all C3 until recently when I started adding 'other' stuff for sale. Another major interest is doublle barrel shotguns. I had a nice album hosted over at PhotoPoint containing about 60 old quality Brit doubles, but haven't gotten around to devoting the effort to rebuild the album after PP went under. If you have specific wonderings, ask away. I love talking about that junk! :D
Brian in MN
March 17, 2002, 01:05
No pics here, kev.
Try International Military Antiques. I think they may have the entrenching tool for $30 ???? The very likely have the bayonet, scabbard and frog. It has been a while since I looked at their site, it is so slow.
I am nothing if not persistent. I can't reliably get the pic to post from my site, and can't get it to upload at Huntingpictures.com from this dial-up, so here it is at AuctionArms. http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?ItemNum=2484700 http://pictures.auctionarms.com/March/Entrench%20Bayo.jpg
[ March 17, 2002: Message edited by: kev ]
March 17, 2002, 14:41
Wicked! Very nice, "different", bellicose tool!!! I like.
My guess is the bayonet would further lengthen the grip on the entrenching tool for extra leverage, force, etc.? The canvas is just for wrapping everything up and allowing it to be fastened to a pack or something...
I'm gonna search for Int'l Military Antiques right now...
(kev) Yes, I remember you mentioning the doubles a while back...I'd like to see that album if you ever get it back online. Unfortunately, I can only appreciate those type fine doubles from afar...outta my reach right now [now that I sold my Savage/Valmet O/U, I am considering another O/U -- leaning towards a Ruger Red label, though I haven't discarded the Browning (lower-end Miroku), or entry-level Beretta]...there's nothing quite as pretty as a fine European SXS 20 GA. or .410 with a straight stock, though.
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