Historical information

WW1 example of Australian Manufacturing


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 Mapleread more

Inscriptions & markings

Scabbard on the reverse marking stating MANGROVITE 43.
Wooden Hilt has no visible markings.
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.