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#198663 08/10/2007 06:22 PM
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hey eveybody, I got a chance to pick up a
1907 Wilkinson bayonet in very nice condition. Are these collectable at all? Not really my thing, but hate to pass up something good. Any price range on these.
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Larry

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I have a 1907 dated 1917 Wilkinson and consider it to be the most desirable of the 1907 pattern. Any thing around $65 or less would be a good deal.

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Lar for some reason the worlds most prolific bayonet now reaches over 100.00 dollars more often then not. If it is under that and in superior condition it is most collectable these days.

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Well, I just did me a search to come up with this old post about a Wilkinson bayonet. Wish I had done so before I bought one 4 days ago!

I thought this was a nice thing and bought it on a silly impulse from a local antique shop. Looks from Paul`s comment that I may have paid way too much for it but then this post is 6 years old and it is in pretty good condition.

I don`t collect WW1 & I don`t even collect British or allied stuff -(or bayonets either for that matter). I was impressed by the condition really without knowing anything about it. ?????

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Landser #293827 01/15/2014 10:24 PM
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The scabbard is perfect and the stitching just like it was when new. Hard to believe from the condition it`s around 100 yrs old.

The blade ricasso and hilt are still blued! Blade seems to be in the same finish as when it left the factory with just a couple of light in out marks.

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Landser #293828 01/15/2014 10:29 PM
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The webbing frog looks like it has always been there and has faded from green to brown with age. That`s all though, the material is perfect, just faded. It`s on there really tight and wouldn`t come off if you wanted it to.


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Landser #293843 01/16/2014 01:31 PM
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Most likely overhauled in late 20ies and 30ies and later a depot piece.

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Hello Andy. Thank you for commenting. I'm not sure I understand what depot piece means exactly with regard to British bayonets? Could you elucidate please?

I'm not liking the term "overhauled" very much at all. It would be the kiss of death on a dagger! The blade does not seem to have lost any material from re-sharpening. I must confess a complete ignorance of this subject. Another reason (if one were needed) that I should on this occasion have asked questions first.

Thanks!


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I was in opinion through the nice parkerised finish of blade it must be layed anywhere in depots, as no extra signs of using post these reworks, there are some date? stamps 31, 25 so is possible it was reworked to depot condition in late 20ies , the origin date production is not clear to identify.

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Many thanks for that clarification Andy, I am much obliged.


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Hi Landser,

A lot of these from WWI were still in service and used in WWII. Yours still has an early scabbard (tear drop shaped stud, the later ones are round), but your frog is a 1937 pattern and it may have had post WWI arsenal work as Andy said. It's all correct, but from the WWII time period, not WWI. Nice looking piece.

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Thanks for your input Tim and reference to the frog.
Hard to contemplate what practical use they would have been by WWII though pretty impressive blade.


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