Fix Bayonets?


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Mark Tyson
January 15, 2003, 12:33 PM
Are there any shotguns with bayonet mounts out there?

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Ewok_Guy
January 15, 2003, 12:49 PM
Try the Mossberg 590.
It accepts the old M16 bayonet.

hksw
January 15, 2003, 01:52 PM
With the 590's magazine nut in place, you can mark off the area the M9 bayonet would come into contact with it and grind down that small portion of the nut to allow the knife to be mounted on the shotgun. Unfortunately, it will only work with the modified nut so if you put a replacement nut on, you'll have to break out the Dremel again.

IIRC, there was a short piece in Americam Rifleman on a new WW I replica 'Trench-gun'-type shotgun comming out in the future. Pictured, it had the heatshield/bayonet lug attachment on the barrel.

curt
January 15, 2003, 03:26 PM
my 590 didn't require any modification.

2nd Amendment
January 15, 2003, 03:29 PM
I've had several 590's and all accepted the bayo without any modifications. If anything the nut was slightly undersize and the bayo rattled a bit.

The new trench gun is a knock-off of the Winchester 1897 Trench Gun of WWI, produced by Norinco. If memory serves it's already available.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/upload/976281483-1.jpg

hksw
January 15, 2003, 08:16 PM
Yeah, that's the one.

I've got an old Phrobis/Buck M9 bayonet (first generation) that will not fit the barrel retaining nut of my three 590s without grinding down the nut a little. The round handle just behind the guard/hilt interferes with the nut. I know the M7 will fit without mods. Are you guys using M7s or another manufacturer M9 like Ontario or LenCay or a later generation?

xtarheel
January 15, 2003, 09:57 PM
I believe the original Winchester took the US Enfield 1917 bayonet. I wonder if the Norinco is an exact copy in that regard? If so I'll have to buy one to go with my bayonet!

Nightcrawler
January 16, 2003, 12:12 AM
Yes it is. Totally Awesome Guns in Utah was selling them complete with 17" Enfield Bayonets.

Gewehr98
January 16, 2003, 12:19 AM
The Vietnam-era USMC Remington 870 Mark 1 variant came with a bayonet lug.

(Looks like the one below, but with wood furniture instead of synthetic, and a bead front sight)

http://mauser98.com/870trenchsmall.jpg

Ewok_Guy
January 16, 2003, 11:26 AM
Thats a good looking bayonet, Gewehr98.
I got my M7 working with a little oil and a hammer.:cool:

Ian
January 16, 2003, 05:38 PM
I don't have a picture of it, but a friend of mine in Denver (mainly a Garand collector) has a WWII Ithaca 37 with a 1917 bayonet. Yow! The bayonet's almost as long as the barrel...

I've been thinking aobut ways to mount a bayonet on my SxS coach gun... :cool:

Gewehr98
January 16, 2003, 11:59 PM
That's a Mossberg 590 in the pic, right?

Shouldn't that M7 bayonet fit the 590 without any extra persuasion?

Ewok_Guy
January 17, 2003, 09:22 AM
Shouldn't that M7 bayonet fit the 590 without any extra persuasion?
One would think so, yes.
Suppose the fit on mine was a little on the stiff side. :rolleyes:

xtarheel
January 18, 2003, 12:17 PM
I just measured my 1917 Enfield bayonet. It is a Remington made in 1918. The blade alone is 16 3/4 inches long! I guess back then they didn't want to get too close-up and personal! Sounds like a good ideal to me.

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