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Re: Bayonet Won't Fit

Posted by John on Friday, 14 October 2011, at 6:29 p.m., in response to Re: Bayonet Won't Fit, posted by Steve W. on Friday, 14 October 2011, at 2:54 p.m.

Dick's advice is good.

The trapdoor bayonet is marked US on the blade, and most of the other "close ones" are not US marked.

Maybe someone used the bayonet as a hammer and slightly dinged the front of the socket making it out of round. A few file strokes on the inside of the socket will clear that up. Likewise, a burr on the muzzle crown can cause problems.

A bit of oil on the barrel and then installing the bayonet and smacking it with a block of wood might be enough.


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