Finnish Mosin Bayonets


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english kanigit
February 10, 2006, 06:59 PM
I decided that for every War Rifle I obtained, I would try my hardest to get all the basic equipment possible for that gun (cleaning kit, accessories, bayonet, etc...). I have almost completed that quest for my M39.

AIM Surplus (http://www.aimsurplus.com) is selling original Finnish bayonets right now and they won't be for long I'm sure.


These bayonets were produced for the Finnish Civil Guard back in the forties. The original run called for 10,000 pieces. Before completion the order was canceled (I believe at around 6-7 thousand pieces though I can't be sure). The majority of these bayonets were destroyed in the seventies.

Pictures:
http://images4.pictiger.com/images/60/c002066a2c21bccff29f5d57c878dc60.jpg (http://www.pictiger.com/)
You'll notice the Civil Guard stamping (SK.Y) on the blade and scabbard.


http://images4.pictiger.com/images/60/386a47d9d49c6321b139887db47fec60.jpg (http://www.pictiger.com/)
On this side you'll see the makers stamp.

Over all fit and finish is just fabulous, possibly even better that my 1918 Swiss bayonet. One major difference between this and other bayonets is that its sharp, VERY sharp. This pig-sticker might even have a better edge that the Columbia River knife in my pocket. While cleaning it I cut completely through my rag twice and nearly took a chunk out of my hand as well. :eek:

The Finns modeled this bayonet after their fighting/ utility knives called [puukkos (http://www.publiscan.fi/bl07e-1.htm). You can see the lineage in the grip shape and the blade...

A comparison between the real deal and indian/ chinese knockoff is in the works.



As a side note, I think AIM expected the box to go through a crusher on its way to me. They had it packed full and tight enough that I could have stepped on it with out do much more than flexing the box a little.
Color me impressed. :)

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english kanigit
February 10, 2006, 07:02 PM
And just because Jobu07 will harass me if I don't put 'em up...


The bayonet really looks good with the rifle! :D


http://images4.pictiger.com/images/53/1567edccd91e851ffad2537a9d2cc253.jpg (http://www.pictiger.com/)



http://images4.pictiger.com/images/b4/8824b114a4a741e4c3817c53c0c519b4.jpg (http://www.pictiger.com/)

Here it is with my K31 for comparison...

jobu07
February 10, 2006, 07:39 PM
Oh that's sweet... :D :D :D

Q-Lock
February 10, 2006, 07:49 PM
absolutely gorgeous!

cracked butt
February 10, 2006, 07:50 PM
That is a nice looking pigsticker.

:cool:

Ad Astra
February 10, 2006, 08:09 PM
Oh, no. I must have.


just checked...

yikes. they are costly. Glad I have the K31 one, though it wasn't cheap.

Very happy with my M39 "sneak" from AIM, can get another one there for price of that bayo... still....

there is a repro- how bad is it?



yeah. I still want one. It's an investment... right?


<Later>It occurred to me that if I bought another rifle, I'd have TWO without bayonets, instead of one, thusly doubling the original problem. :scrutiny:

cracked butt
February 10, 2006, 09:00 PM
Bayos are funny that way. You can buy 2 k-31s for the price of a sawback bayonet that fits them.

english kanigit
February 11, 2006, 12:45 AM
Ugh, don't even mention the sawback. I want one so badly but I need to save for a good CCW piece now that my state is finally (hopefully! :uhoh: ) getting its act together.

I am looking at this as an investment. These are kinda scarce and will, possibly, only become more so. Plus, like I said, its a personal goal for me.

Trebor
February 11, 2006, 04:27 AM
I don't see them on the site. Are they out already? If not, how about a direct link.

english kanigit
February 11, 2006, 09:10 AM
AIM Surplus----> Firearms---> One of a Kinds (http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/One_of_a_Kinds____.html).

Ad Astra
February 11, 2006, 11:16 AM
english kanigit, will check back for this, and thanks:

"A comparison between the real deal and indian/ chinese knockoff is in the works."

and any info would be appreciated. Having difficulty finding the knockoffs in stock.

Almost wish I hadn't seen that- "one per customer" hmmm.. must be a reason...


Ad Astra

Cosmoline
February 11, 2006, 02:18 PM
The problem is, the Finnish soldiers hated bayonets and rarely used them. Their military doctrines, drawn from an officer corps trained at the best German/Prussian facilities, were quite advanced. They didn't have nearly enough men to waste them on suicidal bayonet charges, and for close quarter combat the Finns preferred to use their personal puukko knives. They tried to not be seen until they were ready to fire, and even put pine tar on their rifle stocks to darken them. For the Finns, a bayonet was just a shiny thing that would attract attention to their position. From what I've heard, a lot of them ended up getting tossed in heaps on the forest floor to rust away.

english kanigit
February 12, 2006, 12:46 AM
So 'coerce' your wife/GF to get one too....

See, you've gotta think outside the box here. :D

KriegHund
February 12, 2006, 01:17 AM
Wow, thats EXTREMELY nice looking blade. Im jealous.

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