Anyone who knows anything about these P1888 bayonets would immediately realise that there is something missing from the group shown below.
Thats right, apart from the three well known makers that are listed in the photo, there was also one other that supplied these on government contract to the War Department.
As a collector, when there is something missing from a set it becomes like a very serious point of contention, something that can never be overcome until that SPOT IS FILLED.!
Anyway the missing maker is R.Mole & Son of Birmingham (known simply as MOLE) and it so happens that these particular bayonets are quite difficult to find, hence the space.
(I guess if there weren't any challenges left things would get pretty boring so I really shouldn't complain - suffice to say that there was a problem and I've been working on rectifying that.!)
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