Son found bayonet, what's it for?

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Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Post by Rod » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:44 am

My son moved out of the house he was staying in in Tennessee. As they were cleaning it and getting rid of things, they found a Civil War era bayonet and the one pictured below. Any idea what rifle it belongs to?
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He also found a couple of pounds of 25 year old black powder. Being a NOT so dumb kid, he called and said they didn't know if the powder had other powders mixed in so they wanted to destroy it. I gave him instructions to lay it out in a long line on a dirt road somewhere, put on goggles, long sleeve shirt, and gloves, then use a bbq grill lighter (a LONG one), and let it burn.
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Re: Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Post by 308Mike » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:49 am

Rod wrote:My son moved out of the house he was staying in in Tennessee. As they were cleaning it and getting rid of things, they found a Civil War era bayonet and the one pictured below. Any idea what rifle it belongs to?

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He also found a couple of pounds of 25 year old black powder. Being a NOT so dumb kid, he called and said they didn't know if the powder had other powders mixed in so they wanted to destroy it. I gave him instructions to lay it out in a long line on a dirt road somewhere, put on goggles, long sleeve shirt, and gloves, then use a bbq grill lighter (a LONG one), and let it burn.
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Re: Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Post by blackeagle603 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:07 am

not near as much fun as disposal methods involving toilet paper roll tubes and duct tape. :twisted: Still a good time though.
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Re: Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Post by Yogimus » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:08 am

It is for stabbing people.

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Re: Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Post by blackeagle603 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:11 am

Prior to Von Steuben's arrinval it was solely for use as a campfire cooking skewer and tent pegs.
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Re: Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Post by Frankingun » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:14 am

Get a brick of crazy jacks and lay them along the line of powder...
Buy ammunition and magazines.

You'll shoot your eye out!

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Re: Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Post by Rod » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:29 am

assholes! :evil: As soon as I posted it, I knew the answers I'd get. WHAT rifle is that bayonet for? Any idea?
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Re: Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Post by Yogimus » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:31 am

Rod wrote:assholes! :evil: As soon as I posted it, I knew the answers I'd get. WHAT rifle is that bayonet for? Any idea?
Probably a military rifle.

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Re: Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Post by cu74 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:49 am

Yogimus wrote:
Rod wrote:assholes! :evil: As soon as I posted it, I knew the answers I'd get. WHAT rifle is that bayonet for? Any idea?
Probably a military rifle.
Yogimus for the win... :lol: :lol: (You should know better Rod.)
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Re: Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Post by Fivetoes » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:11 am

Looks like the one I used to have with my 96 Swede.

http://arms2armor.com/Bayonets/swed1914.htm

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