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Bayonet Question

#1 Post by CRomanos » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:26 am

Does anyone know if the K31 bayonet had a matching serial number when issued, or were they issued separately and not necessarily matching.

There's a couple for sale that are tempting but I want to know some of the background before I bite.

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Re: Bayonet Question

#2 Post by vandle » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:39 am

The bayonets when issued with the rifle should have matching numbers.

Soldiers do lose them and get issued with another.
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Re: Bayonet Question

#3 Post by Aladinbama » Wed May 30, 2018 8:41 pm

I've got an M94 that the only number that doesn't match is the slide on the rear site.

Sometimes you just have to be happy with what you have - lol!

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Re: Bayonet Question

#4 Post by CRomanos » Wed May 30, 2018 8:46 pm

Fair enough!

Is the sawtooth the proper one for the K31, or the plain?

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#5 Post by vandle » Wed May 30, 2018 8:59 pm

The 1918 plain is suitable for the K31 and the K11

The 1914 Pioneer will also fit both

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Re: Bayonet Question

#6 Post by marysdad » Thu May 31, 2018 1:38 am

The bayonets were numbered to the rifle when issued. Unnumbered bayonets were either unissued or issued to musicians who did not carry a rifle.
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