English M 1907 bayonet by WILKINSON, Unit marked Royal Marines (ABCN1027)(K318)(JN57-3)

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British Lee Enfield (SMLE) No.7 rifle. Second pattern. Serial number X 1240 on pommel. Excellent bright finished fullered blade with the first 2 cm blackened. Ricasso marked with English makers name WILKINSON (faint) on the ricasso and - Crown GR - 1907- and crisp dated 8 '17. British inspection marks on reverse side of the ricasso. Very good walnut grips. Blackened pommel and crossguard with muzzle ring MRD 16.5 mm. Oil hole in pommel. Pommel is crisp unit marked  2 over X 1240 over R M (= Royal Marines) and N. (=Navy) on the reverse side. 

Excellent correct black leather MKII scabbard. Blued fittings and round frog stud. Three rivets in topmount Leather body is marked N (=Navy), /I\, HGR  and is also dated '17 . All stitches intact and no dents.

The British Royal Marines were part of the Royal Naval Division which landed in Belgium in 1914 to defend Antwerp. They also took part of the amphibious landing in February 1915 at Gallipoli. Further on the fought in the first and second Ostend raid and the Zeebrugge raid both in 1918 in Belgium.