Son found bayonet, what's it for?

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Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Postby Rod » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:44 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?

Postby 308Mike » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:49 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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Postby blackeagle603 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:07 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?

Postby Yogimus » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:08 am

It is for stabbing people.

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Postby blackeagle603 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:11 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?

Postby Frankingun » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:14 am

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

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

Postby Rod » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:29 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?

Postby Yogimus » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:31 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?

Postby cu74 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:49 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?

Postby Fivetoes » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:11 am

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

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

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Postby Steamforger » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:19 am

1914 Swedish Mauser Carbine

LOL, I see Fivetoes beat me to it. Well done!

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

Postby Weetabix » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:58 pm

Yogimus wrote:It is for stabbing people.

Beat me to it. :|
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Re: Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Postby Rod » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:19 am

Thanks guys both for the laughs and the help. Son says that's the one exactly. What a place this is.
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Re: Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Postby Denis » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:43 am

Yogimus wrote:It is for stabbing people.


LOL.

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

Postby AlaskaTRX » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:09 pm

Yogimus wrote:It is for stabbing people.


Win :lol:

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

Postby Combat Controller » Wed May 02, 2012 12:25 am

That was a good belly laugh for me. It looked like a mauser but you guys figured it out without me. All the possible answers!
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Postby Windy Wilson » Wed May 30, 2012 9:17 pm

Rod wrote:Thanks guys both for the laughs and the help. Son says that's the one exactly. What a place this is.


What did you expect, handing such a priceless straight line to a bunch of wise guys/smart asses?
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Re: Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Postby Rooster » Thu May 31, 2012 4:12 pm

Rod wrote:My son moved out of the house he was staying in in Tennessee.


Good to see some folks here in my neck of the woods. West, Middle, or East Tennessee?
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Re: Son found bayonet, what's it for?

Postby Rod » Thu May 31, 2012 4:43 pm

Rooster wrote:
Rod wrote:My son moved out of the house he was staying in in Tennessee.


Good to see some folks here in my neck of the woods. West, Middle, or East Tennessee?


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