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Old November 6th, 2016, 02:25 PM   #1
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I need the longest possible Bayo for my m14,


FOLKS im a fencer and i still see the need for the bayonet

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Old November 6th, 2016, 02:51 PM   #2
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The M6 bayonet is the one made for the M14 rifle.


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Old November 6th, 2016, 06:35 PM   #3
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unless you get a custom made bayo, the standard M6 is your only choice. I have always wanted a 16'' M1 bayo modified to fit an M14, but it would be an expensive custom job. Being that I would not use it, only look at it, I passed on having one made. If I could do the metal work myself, yes, I would have a 16'' M14 bayo. Good luck in your search. Let us know what you find please.

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Old November 6th, 2016, 06:52 PM   #4
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I put this together for my AR. The same could be done for the M14.


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Old November 6th, 2016, 06:56 PM   #5
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I have always been under the impression that an M6 is identical to an M5, except for the crossguard. If that is the case, then you might be able to take a long Garand bayonet and fit it with an M6 crossguard so that it works on the flashider.

Just thinking out loud. I have no idea if it is possible.

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Old November 6th, 2016, 07:24 PM   #6
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I have always been under the impression that an M6 is identical to an M5, except for the crossguard. If that is the case, then you might be able to take a long Garand bayonet and fit it with an M6 crossguard so that it works on the flashider.

Just thinking out loud. I have no idea if it is possible.
There is a small but very important differences. The M5's rearward motion was arrested by the cross-guard resting on the gas plug, since the M14 had a ring, this method could not be used.

The tang of the M6 had a raised buttress on it to engage the bayonet stud, which is not present on the M5. The blanks for the two blades are different.

As to the M1905, you would have to modify the bayonet lug slot to make the front end square (that's what controls axial motion), and make a new cross guard. You can't just bore out the hole, as the distance from bore centerline the lug is quite different.

A custom job would be easier.

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Old November 7th, 2016, 05:43 AM   #7
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They say that if you need to use a bayonet on the end of your rifle as a weapon you messed up really bad!

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Old November 7th, 2016, 05:57 AM   #8
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Not necessarily.

Works great for crowd control, and nothing is more intimidating in an assault than a bunch on bayonets, even if it is only three guys.....

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Bayonets were used by British in the Falklands War.

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The Scots Guards and The Parachute Regiment launched bayonet charges as recently as the Falklands conflict in 1982, when they stormed heavily fortified Argentinian positions.

"The bayonet charge remains one of the most frightening acts an enemy can face and there is nothing better to prepare your men for battle than issuing the order to fix bayonets," said a senior Army officer.
Ian McKay, a platoon sergeant in B Company 3 Para led a bayonet charge against a heavily fortified Argentinian bunker during the Battle of Mount Longdon.

He was killed in the assault, but was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his valiant actions which later proved to be one of the turning points in the battle. Soldiers of the 2nd battalion Scots Guards used the bayonet when they ran out of ammunition as they attacked Argentine positions on Mount Tumbledown in June 1982.

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Bayonets were used by British in the Falklands War.
The British still believe in the usefulness of "cold steel".

Their use shows up in Afghanistan even today.

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This article contains profanity. There were other articles on the same subject I could have provided a link to, but I like this one.

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/millett.html

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Old December 2nd, 2016, 07:50 AM   #13
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I just recently purchased the 16" repro from Fulton for my M1 and 1903. I figured it'd be neat to get the longest one just for the spectacle of it.

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Old December 2nd, 2016, 05:21 PM   #14
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The M6 is the correct Bayonette for the JRA 19.25" barreled M14 as well, correct?

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Old December 2nd, 2016, 05:31 PM   #15
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While I appreciate Bayonets I am afraid of knives and always bring a Gun to a Knife fight but you guys go a head and have fun !
Just saying.

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