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|22nd May 2004||martini henry bayonet marks and cost|
can anyone please advise on the marks
a bayonet for a martini henry should have?
also if genuine what is a fair price for a fair condition item these days.
the marks on a bayonet i have seen recently
are as follows
top: broad arrow pointing up
next: a crown
next:9 54 (allthough this is difficult to see
i would appreciate anyones help
|22nd May 2004||jim|
check out www.martinihenry.com
an excellent site for info.
genuine bayonets can be anything from
£80 upwards depending on condition.
Others may have more info for you
|22nd May 2004||steve|
many thanks for the web address..............
it had everything i needed to know,and more
once again many thanks for you help,
|24th May 2004||Neil Aspinshaw|
One of the biggest problems you might find is that alot were "bushed" to fit .303 conversions. If you have a MH, it is best to take it along, or a dowel of the correct bore. Ebay has quite a few, but you cannot actually try them. If the seller is knowlegeable ask before you bid.
I discussed this with David Fox recently, he had been over the Trident arms in Nottingham but found the 8 or 9 they had in stock had been bushed.
As Jim says £80-120 is the norm. If you cannot stretch that far, there are some reproductions about, made for the film The four Feathers. they are quite good quality for a repro, and at around £30 good value. Otherwise try Gun Mart magazine (available from newsagents) for dealers and arms fairs in your area.