A Civil War bayonet and sheath.


A bayonet fitted to a US M1 Garand rifle.   From Canfield, M1 Garand & Carbine, Mowbray, 1988.


A spring-loaded, hinged bayonet, in the retracted position on an English flintlock blunderbuss.


Bayonet - A knife, typically between 5 and 18 inches long, optionally mountable to the muzzle-end of a rifle or musket to add the function of a spear. For close-range combat and as a last resort when the ammunition is exhausted.




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