Scarce 1903 Pattern SMLE Short bayonet and scabbard Issued to 102nd Battery, Royal Artillery Garrison

Scarce 1903 Pattern SMLE Short bayonet and scabbard Issued to 102nd Battery, Royal Artillery Garrison

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A beautiful condition 1903 Pattern SMLE rifle short bayonet and scabbard. The pommel is marked 102 RGA 133 meaning 102nd Battery, Royal Artillery Garrison, weapon number 133. The 102nd were first deployed in France in 1916. They were equipped with heavy howitzers, firing large calibre high explosive shells onto German positions. These units were usually stationed some distance from the frontline and were often armed with older or converted weaponry. The latest and most current equipment was issued to frontline forces.

This particular bayonet was converted from a Long Lee Pattern 1888. Note the earlier markings that are still partially visible. They were removed when the conversion took place. The conversion involved the fitting of a new Pommel, Crosspiece and grips secured by screws. This one was converted in March 1907 ( 3'07). The initials JAC are those of the maker J.A.Chapman. The leather scabbard is still in great condition and is clearly marked with the Enfield initials EFD and broad acceptance stamp.

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Product Code: 1RG84

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