HC Deb 29 July 1909 vol 8 c1449W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the Special Reserve in some parts of the country have had served out to them a new short rifle, and that in many cases the bayonets do not fit and cannot be fixed on the rifles; and whether he will cause bayonets that do fit to be issued?


The new short rifles were issued without bayonets which are special to them; the issue of these bayonets has just been completed. I may point out that the bayonet belonging to the long rifle does not fit the short rifle.