Historical information

WW1 bayonet manufactured in Australia.


WW1 example of Australian Manufacturing

Physical description

The bayonet was designed at the Lithgow Small Arms factory in Australia starting around 1913, just prior to WWI. The Lithgow 1907 Bayonet would become Australia’s staple weapon along with it’s counter part, the Enfield No1 Mark III rifle. The wood on the hilts is often referred to as furniture and then starting around 1916 Queensland Maple was used. Queensland Maple would continue to be used until about 1941.

Inscriptions & markings

Scabbard on the reverse marking stating MANGROVITE 44 and /i\ B.
Wooden Hilt has marking of 6 pointed star and an A imprinted into it. (Both sides.)
Pommel is stampted wi a serial number of A 76966.
Hilt of the bayonet one side is stamped Lithcow 3 '21 over a crest of a six pointed star and a shield which encapules 1907 /1.
The pommel also contains a button locking release from the rifle slide mount.