This bayonet was use on the .303 cal. SMLE (short magazine
Lee-Enfield) No.1 MkIII rifle. Overall length is 555mm with a blade
length of 433mm. The muzzle ring diameter is 17mm.
This bayonet was made by Wilkinson and is dated 7 ’17. The bayonet’s
handle has about 40-50% of its original blued finish with patina
overall. The wood grips look to be in very good condition with a few
nicks and dings. The fullered blade shows some wear and has about
30-40% of its original bright finish and may also have some light
sharpening. The bayonet is missing its leather scabbard with metal
fittings. This bayonet looks to be in ‘average or good’ condition
overall, with about 30-40% of its original blued finish with normal
wear & tear rating about 5 out of 10.