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#1 speeder3

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 06:43 AM

My son and I recently found this Ross bayonet in an antique store in California.  He managed to pay for it before I could.  It appears that the previous owner felt it necessary to clean it up with sand paper or the like, but still a nice find.  Would love to have the rifle to go with it!

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#2 Mr.Jerry

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 07:42 AM

Nice find!  we came across one too- a tough one to notice what makes it special!



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 06:33 AM

Nice bayo! Can we see the full blade? If I recall correctly, most of these bayonets were cut down and sold to the civilian market. Most of the ross bayonets you see these days are as such - cut down. This one looks like it could be full length. 



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 06:50 PM

matthewsq,

 

Here's a photo for you.

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#5 matthewsq

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:09 AM

Awesome, thanks Speeder! Looks like this is a fully original ross rifle bayonet with the original "butcher" point on the blade. Here's a great thread on the ross bayonet. See post #9 an #10 for an example like yours and a short discussion of the original blade. Also a great thread for identifying markings on Ross bayonets. 

 

Thanks for sharing! 

 

https://www.greatwar...-ross-bayonets/




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