L1A2 Bayonet Scabbard : Lance Corporal T W Lupton, 1 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

Place Asia: Vietnam
Accession Number REL31614.002
Collection type Technology
Object type Edged weapon or club
Physical description Paint, Steel
Maker Small Arms Factory, Lithgow
Place made Australia
Date made c 1965
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

The L1A2 scabbard is made from steel and features a brass locket. The scabbard is painted satin black. There is a round frog stud attached to the scabbard. There are no markings on the scabbard.

History / Summary

The L1A2 bayonet scabbard was the standard scabbard used by the Australian Army on the L1A1 rifle and the F1 submachine gun during the 1960/80 period. The scabbard was issued to Lance Corporal Thomas William Lupton who served with 13 Platoon, C Company, 1 Royal Australian Regiment from June 1965 to June 1966 while on a tour of duty in Vietnam.