EBR -- Got Bayos?


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7.62X25mm
November 19, 2008, 06:30 PM
EBR -- Got Bayos?

If I have my US military history straight, the last bayonet charge was in Korea, led by MOH winner, Col. Millet (I met the guy in MA at Ft. Devens). I could be sloppy about the "last" part, but my point is that the bayonet is pretty much an anachronism.

Still, most EBR's come with a bayo lug. So, do you have the bayo for the rifle?

This might appropriately be posted in "edged whatever," but I'm posting it as a "General Discussion" item because I'm generally curious.

The Mosins and Mausers all pretty much come bundled with a bayo, pouches, etc. I think it's a means of creating space in the warehouse. I've always been a bayo fan, since I was a little kid, before my parents let me have a firearm. They were OK with large knives.

Besides the Mauser & Mosin bayos, I got one for the AK, Kershaw M9 for the AR (which also fits on a Mossberg shotgun), and a shortened 1943 PAL for the Garand.

I don't plan any bayonet charges, but it seems like if the gun has a bayo lug, you should have the bayo. :D

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Bill2e
November 19, 2008, 06:53 PM
I don't plan on a Bayonet charge anytime soon, but since some in Washington feel that a LUG is an evil feature, I felt obligated to pick up a Surplus Bayonet at a gun show last year.

It hasn't left the safe yet, but sure looks good.

rbernie
November 19, 2008, 06:57 PM
I have at least one bayo far each style of rifle that will accept one.

7.62X25mm
November 19, 2008, 06:59 PM
but since some in Washington feel that a LUG is an evil feature, I felt obligated to pick up a Surplus Bayonet at a gun show last year.


EXACTLY!

The only reason I own a 75 rd. drum mag for the AK is because Feinstein thinks it's a bad idea. :neener:

fiddleharp
November 19, 2008, 07:12 PM
I've seen some photos from WWII of guards brandishing bayonet-equipped short-barreled pump shotguns while watching German POW work crews.
I suppose mounted bayonets have a certain intimidation value.

tmajors
November 19, 2008, 07:14 PM
I suppose mounted bayonets have a certain intimidation value.

gun without bayonet; hey coolgun
gun with bayonet; omg that guy has a bayonet

/boggle lol

7.62X25mm
November 19, 2008, 07:18 PM
OK, OK . . . I'm "nursing" my thread along.

In the Army we "fixed bayonets" for riot control. We'd march in a "wedge" formation with a "shuffle step" forward and thrust the bayo with each step. Never applied it to a real riot (circa 1967 - 68 and the Watts, Detroit stuff) but even though the M-14's were not loaded, the bayo on the end would intimidate the crowds.

They might not get actually shot. But there was a good chance they'd be purposely cut/stabbed. That "cold steel" presence is intimidating.

Lone_Gunman
November 19, 2008, 08:16 PM
I bought one of those picatinny rail adapters that fit on a bayonet lug, and now I have my light where my bayonet should be. Works great.

BHP FAN
November 19, 2008, 08:24 PM
I've been known to mount bayonets on everything...incuding ,in my misguided youth,a .22 Ruger pistol.

RX-178
November 19, 2008, 08:27 PM
Bayonets are just another military/tacticool item that I collect.

My most recent addition is one of the Ontario tanto-blade bayonets.

Nugilum
November 19, 2008, 10:09 PM
Sig line says it all :D:evil::D:evil::D:evil::D:evil::D:evil:

coosbaycreep
November 19, 2008, 10:29 PM
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That's the bayonet I just got for my 590 for $30 from cheaper than dirt.

I also have two mosins with bayonets, and I have one for my AK as well, but it doesn't seem to fit worth a crap for some reason.

Personally, I think bayonets are the coolest (and in my case, the most useless) thing you attach to a rifle or shotgun.

Heck, bayonets are so wickedly awesome that lately I've been thinking about duct taping a machete on my Tec-9 to fight off the hordes of mutant space chinchillas that are bound to invade earth after the apocalypse starts.

marklbucla
November 19, 2008, 10:59 PM
Using the "A good shoot's a good shoot" principle, I can definitely see it's use in a HD situation. However, I can't imagine that this would look good to a jury.

tpaw
November 19, 2008, 11:51 PM
If I have my US military history straight, the last bayonet charge was in Korea, led by MOH winner, Col. Millet

Negative. I've witnessed them in Vietnam. Perhaps not on a grandiose scale, but nonetheless, a bayonet charge.

mp510
November 19, 2008, 11:58 PM
No, my EBR does not have a bayonet. The state says that'll make it an assault weaspon. I do however have a bayonet for my #4 enfield and I will eventually get one for my #5.

Dr. Fresh
November 20, 2008, 12:00 AM
My Mosin 91/30 came with one, and my Chinese SKS has a spike bayonet. I got an AK bayonet in a trade as well, but I don't have an AK.

Dr. Fresh
November 20, 2008, 12:09 AM
EDIT: Double post.

WNTFW
November 20, 2008, 12:23 AM
I modified a M7 bayonet to fit my M4gery.

If I have a rifle that will accept a bayonet I have a bayonet for it. None are high dollar collectable bayonets. They are all sharp. The M5 & M7 are impressively sharp.

Kind of Blued
November 20, 2008, 12:24 AM
I *LOVE* bayonets.

I usually just toss them on for fun when new shooters want to go annihilate some "junk". I'll be the first to admit I've dumped a mag at a five-gallon bucket, run dry, and consequently charged and skewered the poor thing.

I also mount my bayonets for photos of the boomsticks. It's like having your kids pull their nice clothes out of the back of the closet for the same purpose.

Of course, the main reason I have them is because anti-gun folks think I shouldn't, and that makes me feel like I'm doing my job.

BHP FAN
November 20, 2008, 02:00 AM
I like your screen name so much,I'm thinking of changeing mine to ''Somewhat Case Hardened''!

piratelooking@40
November 20, 2008, 02:24 AM
The British performed a bayonet charge in Iraq in 2004. Argyll and Southern Highlanders.

With bullpups. Might as well have strapped the things to their foreheads.

Worked, though. Outnumbered five to one, the Limeys killed 35, took only three minor casualties. http://http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article88661.ece

Bayonet charges are scary.

woodybrighton
November 20, 2008, 03:21 AM
still using them regularly in Afghanistan.
actually it was Princess of wales royal regiment that put in the bayonet charge its how you clear a trench grenade burst of fire anything still moving stab repeatedly:D know the NCO who lead the charge.
Fixing bayonets brings on the red mist and if the enemy haven't figured it out sends a signal there in for a kicking.
having a LMG and grenade launcher in the fire team reduces the number of bayonets available :mad:

230RN
November 20, 2008, 03:32 AM
I usually just toss them on for fun when new shooters want to go annihilate some "junk". I'll be the first to admit I've dumped a mag at a five-gallon bucket, run dry, and consequently charged and skewered the poor thing.

Laughed like heck over that one. That's something I can imagine myself doing.

But I'd need another hand to hold my cane whilst charging. No, wait. Make that "shuffling."

I like bayonets. Finally got one for my M1 Carbine, but so little sticks out. 'Course I like any steel that's tapered down to zero thickness.

7.62X25mm
November 21, 2008, 07:33 PM
No, my EBR does not have a bayonet. The state says that'll make it an assault weaspon. I do however have a bayonet for my #4 enfield and I will eventually get one for my #5.

Yeah, yeah . . . That's why the Good Lord gave us duct tape.

Prince Yamato
November 21, 2008, 10:55 PM
I think the bayonet on the modern rifle may be a little useless if you think in terms of the Civil War era, "fix bayonets, charge!" But in terms of riot control, it may aid in preventing someone from trying to grab the end of your rifle, if they fear being cut.

Ethereal
November 21, 2008, 11:05 PM
I finally picked up that M9 bayonet Sabre defense makes for the M4 carbine. Don't get me wrong, I love the look of the 14.5 barrel, but with a bayo--It's downright mean looking! :D

Kind of Blued
November 21, 2008, 11:10 PM
I find it a shame that we're on page two and have ONE photo so far.

Shall we begin, or is a bayonet photo thread in order?

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