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Todd Birch
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"Fix Bay'nets!"

Post by Todd Birch » Sun May 30, 2010 8:59 am

Adding a bayonet lug is just a matter of a silver solder job.

Check one of the SharpsShooter web sites for details. I saw a bunch at a reenactment and decided there was no way I was going to crud up my rifle shooting blanks.
"From birth to the packing house, we travel between the two eternities ....." Robert Duvall in "Broken Trail"

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Free_Stater
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Blanks are NASTY!

Post by Free_Stater » Sun May 30, 2010 2:52 pm

If I'm going to burn up expensive FFG, I by golly intend that there be several hundred grains of lead in front of it!
When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.

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I just realized what I said...

Post by Free_Stater » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:12 pm

The triangular bayonet didn't need a lug, as it used the front sight lug. I went on the Dixie website looking for a bayonet, but nothing was listed for the Sharps. I could have ordered an Enfield bayonet, but I figured there wasn't much chance of the socket diameter being correct. Darn it.
When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.

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