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Posted: 1/12/2005 9:38:50 PM EST
Are the cheapie Taiwan M9 bayonets any good?  I am thinking about getting a black spear point one for display and to just to mess around with.  For 40.00 I think it might be okay..


Link Posted: 1/12/2005 11:37:19 PM EST
You get what you pay for.  Go a little more and pick you up a Lan-Cay or an Ontario.

Steve
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 12:18:32 AM EST
Ontario!
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 12:25:26 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 2:34:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 7:37:39 AM EST
I have one of those exact replicas....I am not a knife expert, but for 40.00 bucks and a few dollars shipping it is not a bad deal! I have had my knock off for about a year! It has been fairly abused, and held up well!
I would not hesitate to buy another one...Which I just did this week...It should be here tomorrow

Sean
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 7:39:50 AM EST
Are the Lan Cay any good?

I heard that the Phrobis/Buck M9's were better?
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 7:52:09 AM EST
for 40 to spen i wou8ld rather get an M7.
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 8:02:29 AM EST
Yes, you get what you pay for, on the other hand since you want it for display It'd probably be fine.
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 8:08:37 AM EST
I liked my M9 Phrobis so much I gave it away.  However, if you think it is good looking, for $40 it will make a great display piece.  Regardless of what people here would have you beleive, most of them are not running bayonnet drills in their backyard.  If you were planning to do such drills, I would recommend the M7 for $25 anyway, as I think it is a better pigsticker.

Link Posted: 1/13/2005 8:35:11 AM EST
Bayonets........gods way of saying you're too damn close.  

Sua Sponte,
Prib

Link Posted: 1/13/2005 8:56:12 AM EST

Quoted:
Bayonets........gods way of saying you're too damn close.  

Sua Sponte,
Prib



Or as one Veteran of the WWII South Pacific Campaigns told me... "If you're using a bayonet, you're too stupid to run!"
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 9:03:16 AM EST
The Buck M9s problem was it was weak at the threads as it was a 2 pice tang/locking mechanism.The buck is more collectible but I beleive the lan-cay is stronger and then there is the ontario Kbar type made for the marines.Ther was a vendor here that a while back was making his own with better steel and an optinal knuckle handle like the old 1918 trench knives.As far as cheap my motto always is if you need the gear get it,it will do for now and you can always sell it off and upgrade when funds permit.Like my millet red dot I used it until I could afford my aimpoint.
Link Posted: 2/8/2005 6:08:07 PM EST
You mean like this?

Close to the trench, but not quite.....most had longer blades!

Link Posted: 2/8/2005 6:29:57 PM EST
Eickhorn.
Link Posted: 2/8/2005 6:39:00 PM EST
Gun Parts Corp still have quite a few left.....might give them a call for the Eick's.
Link Posted: 2/9/2005 4:11:52 AM EST
I had a buck almost 20 years ago, wish I still had it.  Broke the tip off a tad bit digging in frozen earth though.   Now all I use my bayonets for is letter-openers, and not only does it get the job done well, but also it makes opening junk mail alot more fun!

I now have an ontario that I'm pretty happy with, except the green color leaves a bit to be desired compared to what I recall about the Buck.

Also, my Ontario does not have the sharpening stone in the sheath or the cute little pouch (bummer) and the retainging strap for the sheath wraps only around the handle of the knife thereby permitting migration in and out of the sheath.  The Buck one I had secured the knife diagonally across the handle and the _____, oh, what the hell is that thing called that separates the handle from the blade???

By the way, anyone have comments on that new USMC Bayo, or where to get one for a good price?  I get lots of junk mail......
Link Posted: 2/9/2005 4:35:02 AM EST
The Tiawan made M9 from Medrano  is a good M9 copy. $40 ...... I have one and it's well worth what I paid for it. I will say I have NO baynet victims. But it's seems very well made . I have the SS Phrobis style ones. I want to order another one. The sheath is top knotch and as good as the USGI ones I used . I don't think you will be disapointed. I ordered mine from Mr. Suzuki . Got it in two days. Go for it. WD
Link Posted: 2/9/2005 5:58:27 AM EST
Thanks WarDawg........just be careful with those Drive-By bayonettings!!!

Link Posted: 2/9/2005 6:11:16 AM EST
no pixs
Link Posted: 2/9/2005 6:26:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/9/2005 9:00:51 AM EST
www.quarterbore.com

a good history of the m9..
Link Posted: 2/23/2005 8:07:31 AM EST
Actually, I have started a new website with all the info I have on the M9 Bayonet:

www.m9bayonet.com

I have several M9s and my favorite is the Buck and Phrobis models but I also have a 1st Contract LanCay that is identical in specs to the Buck/Phrobis.  The newer knives are made using easier techniques which in turn makes them cheaper...  The Taiwan M9s you are describing are actualy pretty nice knives especially if you want one you can use as I know I am not about to play with some of my $100 - $400 knives except to mount on an AR...

Just the same, if I wanted a knife to use the Ontario and LanCay M9s are easy to get and priced to make them desireable.  A used Phobis or Buck M9 has great steel and sharpens very well!
Link Posted: 2/23/2005 8:55:13 AM EST
So which bayonet for what gun???

M16 through M16-A4 = M(?) bayonet

M4 / M4A1 = M9 or M7 bayonet

I have zero knowledge about bayonets, but I wouldn't mind adding some to match the rifles.
Link Posted: 2/23/2005 9:06:26 AM EST

Quoted:
So which bayonet for what gun???

M16 through M16-A4 = M(?) bayonet

M4 / M4A1 = M9 or M7 bayonet

I have zero knowledge about bayonets, but I wouldn't mind adding some to match the rifles.



All AR-15s use the same bayonet.
Link Posted: 2/23/2005 9:11:46 AM EST
i almost bought one, but i have this thing that I have to buy american unless it isnt made in the usa
Link Posted: 2/23/2005 9:14:50 AM EST
AR15/M16 rifles can use either the Vietnam era M7, Current M9, and new USMC M11.

You either have to have a 14.5" Military/SBR rifle barrel, or 20" barrel.

For civvies, a 14.5" barrel, with pinned/soldered Phantom FH will get you up to the legal 16".

Link Posted: 2/23/2005 9:18:12 AM EST
Too bad we all cant' do that....or we'd have to all dump our Harley's!!


Quoted:
i almost bought one, but i have this thing that I have to buy american unless it isnt made in the usa

Link Posted: 2/23/2005 6:01:45 PM EST
LETS SEE THOSE PICS OF THOSE M9'S WITH A NICE M4 ATTACHED   STUCK IN THE DIRT.
WHAT DO YA'S THINK THEY ARE FOR?
Link Posted: 2/23/2005 6:07:55 PM EST
Like this?!!?!



Link Posted: 2/23/2005 6:51:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/23/2005 7:55:09 PM EST
I've been wanting to get an Onterio OD M9
Link Posted: 2/23/2005 9:20:21 PM EST
DSG Arms has some great deals on LanCay's.....IMHO
Link Posted: 2/25/2005 3:32:50 PM EST


My M9 on New-arguys M4.

Here's my M4 in green with his in tan.

Link Posted: 2/25/2005 3:54:57 PM EST

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img168.exs.cx/img168/5575/dscn84404bs.jpg

My M9 on New-arguys M4.

Here's my M4 in green with his in tan.

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LOL, his and hers M4's!
Link Posted: 2/25/2005 3:57:43 PM EST
Holy crap! thats not a bayonet , thats a boarding cutlass



Quoted:
You mean like this?

Close to the trench, but not quite.....most had longer blades!

home.att.net/~medrano.p/wsb/media/125642/site1104.jpg

Link Posted: 2/25/2005 6:05:31 PM EST

Quoted:
Like this?!!?!

home.att.net/~d.p.c.m/wsb/media/209207/DSCF0042.JPG



better if it was a M9
Link Posted: 2/25/2005 6:09:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:55:24 AM EST
Does anybody have a Mid-Length upper with an M9 (or M7) Bayonet mounted?

Also, uglygun and new-argirl, can I use your pics on my M9Bayonet.com website?

Of cource, you are always welcome to come and post your own pics!

see:  www.m9bayonet.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=161

Sorry, I do have the board set to members only because of some problems I had.  You activate your membership via your e-mail like most other boards!
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:18:28 AM EST
What could be a better deal than the going rate of 20 bucks for a mil-spec and mil-issued M7?  In my opinion it's much better balanced than the M9.  The one I have came with an OD green sheath, it had the number '82' painted on the sheath in some armory, and '82' and 'Mass.' electrostenciled on the blade...I'm sure it will look great on my M16A2 clone, (when it's complete) even if an M9 would be more "modern".  

Every AR owner should have an M7; it's a low-cost piece of GI history.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:38:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:35:50 AM EST
Did colt ever make M-9 bayonets??? I have some really old ones around here, I think thier camilius   <---*spelling*
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:30:57 AM EST
No, Colt never made M9s but I am pretty sure they made M7s and there are Soligen Bayonets that are marked with Colt on them...  Also note Soligen made M7s but they also make a different bayonet that is much more like an AK-47 bayonet that will fit the AR-15.  I have seen thi slater bayonet marked with Colt as well...
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 8:12:21 AM EST
I have a Colt M7 bayonet made by Eickhorn-Solingen, the blade is marked Colt and it came with a M8A1 Scabbard.




Here's a Vietnam era M7 also.......... just for kicks!




I still gotta get me one of those new fangled M9's
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 8:20:24 AM EST
Has anyone seen or had a chance to play with the new Marine Corps bayonet?
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 9:15:10 AM EST

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Has anyone seen or had a chance to play with the new Marine Corps bayonet?


yeah, they're nice. handle is much more ergonomic, blade is longer, and it's got a nice serrated edge for cutting line. the sheath is ok. it sounds really loud to me when you bump it against something and the elastic toe is a really stupid idea (as is the "sharpener" on the back). much easier to secure to the molle vest though. and it has 2 straps for securing the blade. oh yeah, it has a molded ega so you don't forget who you are!
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