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1907 bayonet

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:03 pm
by INGarand
I picked up a 1907 bayonet marked GRI with crown, Seems to be India, but the grips has AUSTRALIA stamped on them. Is it possible this bayonet was used by the
Aussies?

Re: 1907 bayonet

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:06 pm
by vandle
Hi INGarand

Do you have any pics of the markings?

May help identify what it is

Re: 1907 bayonet

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:00 am
by Alan De Enfield
INGarand wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:03 pm
I picked up a 1907 bayonet marked GRI with crown, Seems to be India, but the grips has AUSTRALIA stamped on them. Is it possible this bayonet was used by the
Aussies?
I think that it will be a pre 1968 US import mark, rather than an Aussie 'ownership' mark.
Much like the Savage No4 rifles marked 'England'

Re: 1907 bayonet

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:30 pm
by INGarand
No pictures but it is exactly the same as a internet search that resulted in pictures,

Re: 1907 bayonet

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:49 am
by Alan De Enfield
INGarand wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:30 pm
No pictures but it is exactly the same as a internet search that resulted in pictures,
You do realise that 1907 is not the year of manufacture, but the 'model' year of design ?
It could be manufactured anywhere between around 1907 & 1980, ( although if it is marked GRI, then it is pre-independence Indian) it will have a 2-digit number marked (near the hilt) showing the year of manufacture (eg : 18 will be 1918)

Re: 1907 bayonet

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:40 pm
by INGarand
Yes, I know 1907 is the model! That is the reason I referred to it as a 1907 bayonet. The manufacture year is 17. My question was, could Australia possibly used the India made bayonets and marked them Australia on the handles. I will concede the possible import mark,