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Re: Trapdoor Carbine Bayonet
Posted by John S. on Sunday, 8 January 2017, at 12:41 a.m., in response to Re: Trapdoor Carbine Bayonet, posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 7 January 2017, at 1:26 p.m.
Dick- Yo are correct about there not being any bayonets for trapdoor carbines.
However, while the M1912 picket pin scabbards were certainly never designed or originally intended to be sued as scabards for Krag bayonets, they certainly can function well in that role. I am 99% certain I have seen WW1 vintage documentation showing their use as an authorized substitute as a scabbard for the Krag bayonet, and I believe in the context of use on the backpack similar to the way the M1905 bayonets were carried there. I cannot find my source, but am almost certain this is correct.
However, I do believe that many more picket pin scabbards acquired Krag bayonets to fill them in the hands of later surplus dealers.
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