Scarce Original Cruciform Bayonet for British No. 303 Rifle; Bayonet as Built by Singer. A British English made No 4 MK 1 bayonet, marked on the left side of the Shank G.
Crown R over No 4 Mk 1 over SMC. This stands for George (Simplified Crown) Rex over the model and SMC for Singer Manufacturing Company. This was a branch of the US singer sewing machine CO.
As nationalized by the English Government as a war production plant. This plant was awarded a contract for 75,000 No.
4 Mk I cruciform bayonets. The plunger catch on this piece is marked SM for singer and 41 for the date of production.
Old grease remains on the blade, has protected cruciform well. The survival rate of the WWII made 75,000 pieces is believed relatively small. A great piece for the British Military Lee Enfield or bayonet collector.Sheath scabbard is 1944 dated on the throat. Original web frog is in real nice shape too frog looks to be unmarked though. A truly fantastic, complete, original example of this historic, 80-year-old bayonet! Only 75,000 of these were made by Singer Manufacturing in Clydebank, Scotland before the blade was changed to a simple spike to simplify and lower the cost of manufacture. Blade is straight as an arrow with no-dings to the 4-high cruciform edges and no-dents scabbard. Original web frog the material remains strong. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Edged Weapons". The seller is "1918camo" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.