AUSTRALIAN L1A2 (FAL – SLR) BAYONET made at Lithgow. Actual production started in 1958 and this bayonet is commonly known as the first pattern due to its square ended fullers. The bayonet is of a gloss black finish with plain blade which is 202mm in length.with false edge/ clip point of 56mm. With production of the L1A2 bayonets there was a departure from previous manufacturing procedures at Lithgow in that no markings at all were added to the bayonet. In this example there is a number 45 added to the pommel but its significance is unknown. The scabbard is the No.5 MkII (mouthpiece with rim). (Reference is BCB A32 and pages 291 and 292).