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Posted: 10/18/2004 7:28:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 7:36:54 AM EST by Hank_Rearden1]
I just got off the phone with Bushmaster and they said that a bayonet would NOT securely fit, "the way is' supposed to" on either a 14.5" w/phantom or a 16" w/A2... , they said that although the bayo would fit, it would not be secure enough to apply any force to the barrel, i.e. like for using to take down overgrown brush while stalking through the woods. He further went on to say that attaching a bayo could only be ornamentally functional.

Can anyone elaborate on this please? I thought that on a 14.5 inch with permantly attached phantom, a bayonet would work...

Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:30:28 AM EST
16" with A2 would put the bayonet ring on the barrel itself, I think a bayonet would have a solid position, and thus be usable, on a 14.5 with Phantom.

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:31:43 AM EST
Great question, was wondering the same thing. Don't they make different size bayonets for mounting with different spaces between the mount and the flash hider?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:34:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 7:35:45 AM EST by HardShell]
With a FS/FH the correct diameter for the hole in the bayonet handguard, a "bolt-on" bayonet lug can usually be placed in the correct position on most 16" barrels to get a secure mount - assuming you don't mind the look of an extra, bolted-on bayonet lug forward of your FSB.

e.g., www.dpmsinc.com/10Browse.asp
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:19:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 8:56:57 AM EST by CeramicGod]
www.prebanarms.com has M7 bayoned already modified, or you can get the 'plastic' add on for you bayonet. It didn't fit my M9, as it was designed for a M7. However, with a dremmel tool, and a little bit of welding and tapping- I got it to work. Check it out:

http://www.geocities.com/ceramic_god/smallBayorifle.jpg
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:20:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 8:36:29 AM EST by CeramicGod]
oops, double tap. sorry.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:29:46 AM EST
here's a Hot link to that prebanarms Bayo page for you

CLICK HERE

Thats the only place I have heard of them

It makes sense that the standard bayo wont fit, given the fact that the extra 1.5+" (difference in 14.5" and 16.1" barrels) is from the Bayo lug to the end of the barrel. That would cover the blade of the bayo by as much.

sounds confusing, but it isn't if you think it thru
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:31:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 12:47:17 PM EST by redfisher]
Oops, sorry 'bout that

Double-tap
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:09:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By jessright:
Great question, was wondering the same thing. Don't they make different size bayonets for mounting with different spaces between the mount and the flash hider?


...yep

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:56:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By TriggerFish:

Originally Posted By jessright:
Great question, was wondering the same thing. Don't they make different size bayonets for mounting with different spaces between the mount and the flash hider?


...yep
www.z06vette.com/gallery/data/500/135KKKlaw-med.jpg




That kicks all kinds of ass.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 11:44:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kharn:
16" with A2 would put the bayonet ring on the barrel itself, I think a bayonet would have a solid position, and thus be usable, on a 14.5 with Phantom.

Kharn



Bayo will mount on 14.5 with Phantom correctly.

Steve
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 3:37:26 PM EST
Thanks for the info guys!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 11:25:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By TriggerFish:
...yep
www.z06vette.com/gallery/data/500/135KKKlaw-med.jpg



Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!!!

Damn it all, who do I have to bribe around here? Come on, sell me yours - surely I have something you'd like in trade?

I'll also be wanting CeramicGod's bayo as well.

I'm to lazy to make them myself, someone help me!
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:38:54 AM EST
Well, I'd certainly consider making a few and putting up a post to sell them on here, if people are interested. THe only problem I come across is where to get the M9's reasonably priced? Everything I see lately is $100+.

So, $100 ish for hte bayo, $35 bux for the added parts - are people willing to buy M9's that fit 16" carbines for $175 bux? (For my time and labor, of course).

Thoughts?
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