Three bayonets used on the British No.4 MkI Infantry Rifle:
No. 4 MkI "Grooved-Spike" Bayonet, MkI Scabbard,
No. 4 MkII Standard "Spike" Bayonet, MkII Scabbard,
and the next evolution in the No.4 Rifle series, the
No. 9 MkI "Knife" Bayonet,
This is a "spike" bayonet (falling into the "socket" category) used on the No.4 SMLE (Short Magazine Lee-Enfield) Infantry Rifles used from about 1939 to about 1957
(perhaps into the 1960s); it was the successor to the P1907 Mk1 Bayonet and the predecessor to the No.9 "Knife" Bayonet. It has no proper handle but home guards were issued these with a "broomstick" attachment that
allowed them to be used - with this extension - as a close-combat thrusting weapon.
British No. 4, MkI Rifle with No.4 MkI Bayonet attached.
British No. 4, MkI Rifle with Bayonet attached (close-up).
British No. 4, MkIII "Spike" Bayonet, MkIII Scabbard.
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