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  Bayonet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bayonets provided a useful addition to the weapon-system when an enemy charging to contact could cross the musket's killing ground (a range of approximately 100 yards/metres at the most optimistic) at the expense of perhaps only one or two volleys from their waiting opponents.
Modern bayonets are often knife-shaped with handles and a socket, or permanently attached to the rifle as with the SKS.
In a modern context, bayonets are known to be particularly good for controlling prisoners, poking an enemy to see whether he is dead and for when the fighter is out of ammunition or so close to the enemy that firing a round is impossible.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bayonet   (1842 words)

  
 Bayonet - LoveToKnow 1911
The triangular bayonet (so called from the cross-section of its blade) was used in the British army until the introduction of the magazine rifle, when it was replaced by the sword-bayonet or dagger-bayonet.
In the short Lee-Enfield rifle of 1903, the bayonet, not being directly attached to the barrel, does not influence accuracy, but with the long rifles, when the bayonet is fixed, the sight must be raised by two or three graduations to ensure correct elevation.
The German rifles (1898)have a length with bayonet of 5 ft. 94 in.; the Russian (1894) 5 ft. 9 in.; and the Japanese 5 ft. 52 in.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Bayonet   (774 words)

  
 First World War.com - Weapons of War - Bayonets
Many remarked (partly in jest) that the bayonet was used primarily as a splendid means of toasting bread, and for opening cans, to scrape mud off uniforms, poking a trench brazier or even to assist in the preparation of communal latrines.
Even when a raiding party had reached the enemy position the role of the bayonet was often primarily one of guarding the grenadiers among their party, whose task was to race down the trench lobbing hand grenades into dugouts as they passed.
One advantage of using a bayonet in close crowded combat, as opposed to a rifle or hand-gun, was its avoidance of risk in injuring one's fellow soldiers.
www.firstworldwar.com /weaponry/bayonets.htm   (820 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Bayonet
Bayonets provided a useful addition to the weapon-system when an enemy charging to contact could cross the musket's killing ground (a range of approx 100 yards/metres at the most optimistic) at the expense of perhaps only one volley from their waiting opponents.
A foot long bayonet (extending to a regulation 17 inches (approx 43 centimetres) during the Napoleonic period, on a 6 foot (almost 2 meter) tall musket achieved a reach similar to the infantry spear, and later halberd, of earlier times.Early bayonets were of the "plug" type.
The British Army was particularly known for its bayonet use, although towards the early 19th century and the flowering of Napoleonic warfare, the primacy of regular and speedy volley-fire saw the British eclipse their opponents in line to line infantry combat.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Bayonet   (852 words)

  
 M9 Bayonet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The M9 Bayonet is a multi-purpose knife and bayonet officially adopted in 1984 by the United States.
The M7 bayonet-knife is used as a bayonet on the M16 series rifle, the M4 carbine and as a hand weapon.
The M9 multipurpose bayonet system is used as a bayonet on the M16 series rifle, on the M4 series carbine, as a hand weapon, as a general field and utility knife as well as a wire cutter together with its scabbard, and as a saw.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/M9_Bayonet   (720 words)

  
 A la bayonet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The fixing of bayonets converts his technically advanced weapon (whether it be the New Land Service Musket of 1812, the Martini-Henry of 1879, or the Lee-Enfield of 1950)(10) into the most rudimentary of weapons, a combination of short stabbing spear and bludgeon.
Bayonet training lessons, while martial in context, are usually as structured as any drill lesson and as fitness oriented and repetitive as an aerobics class.
The spirit of the bayonet must be inculcated into all ranks, so that they go forward with that aggressive determination and confidence of superiority born of continual practice, without which a bayonet assault will not be effective.
members.tripod.com /~RegimentalRogue/papers/bayonet.htm   (1724 words)

  
 Bayonet History
The term "bayonet" is thought to have derived from the French town of Bayonne, famous for its cutlers and may have originally referred to a type of long knife or dagger which was carried by soldiers of the time.
The means of attachment of this bayonet was a bar brazed to the barrel which engaged with a mortise slot on the hilt of the bayonet and was held in place by a sprung locking bolt operated by a press-stud.
The Baker bayonet was, to all intents and purposes, a sword with all the romantic associations of that weapon.
thearmouryonline.co.uk /BayonetHistory.htm   (1913 words)

  
 Infantry Tactics and Combat during the Napoleonic Wars [2]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A trial with badly-fitting socket or zigzag bayonets was made after the battle of Fleurus, 1690, in the presence of King Louis XIV (ext.link).
The French regulations from 1805 stated that bayonet attack is to be used "as a coup de grace against enemy that is disorganized by fire", physically and emotionally worn down.
The wounds from bayonets were most often inflicted during pursuit or during attack on flank of enemy and not in frontal clash.
web2.airmail.net /napoleon/infantry_tactics_3.htm   (3893 words)

  
 Fulton Armory FAQ: The history of M1 Garand Bayonets
MODEL 1905 BAYONET, WWII-Era: These are identical to the WWI bayonets except they were parkerized from the start, are rougher in appearance and finish and were equipped with fl or reddish plastic grips rather than wooden ones.
Bayonet, M1905E1 with M7 fiberglass scabbard Between 1944 and 1946 the US Govt modified many of the earlier 16-inch M1905 Type 1 and Type 2 bayonets by cutting the blades to 10-inch length and regrinding the tips to either spear or clip points.
This newer 7-inch bayonet (with the M8A1 scabbard) did indeed make it to Korea where it saw use for something like 20 years (maybe longer) with both US and ROK armed forces, however it wasn't on the scene until after the end of open hostilities.
www.fulton-armory.com /M1Bayonet.htm   (974 words)

  
 BookRags: Bayonet Summary
Bayonets may have been made for hunters in Europe sometime in the sixteenth century.
The bayonet at first was simply a dagger with a tapered handle that could be shoved into the barrel of a gun.
While still a formidable weapon, the plug bayonet was imperfect, as the gun could not be fired with the knife in it, and it was often difficult to remove the sharp blade.
www.bookrags.com /sciences/sciencehistory/bayonet-woi.html   (324 words)

  
 DNV - A true first for Bayonet
Bayonet is the first to simultaneously achieve certification in four standards within quality management, information security, environmental management, and occupational health and safety.
Ultimately, since Bayonet is constantly scouting for opportunities beyond its core financial-services and high-technology sectors, the team realised that it was impossible to predict when each standard might become highly relevant to the firm’s business.
DNV and Bayonet Ventures together prepared a plan that allocated an integrated team of auditors to cover the four standards as well as a DNV client manager to coordinate the overall relationship.
www.dnv.com /feature_articles/AtruefirstforBayonet.asp?print=1   (1049 words)

  
 Bayonet Ventures Home
Bayonet Ventures is a venture capital firm that provides more than just investment capital.
Bayonet Ventures provides an extensive range of financial and operational services tailored to your individual needs.
Bayonet Ventures LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
www.bayonetventures.com   (99 words)

  
 Civil War Bayonets, Bayonet -Fall Creek Sutler
The Enfield Bayonet has a bolster at the bend, then a triangular shape from the bolster to the tip.
This bayonet was imported by both the North and South for use during the American Civil War.
The bayonet is a Springfield style, with correct US markings and an inspectors stamp "C".
www.fcsutler.com /fcbayonets.asp   (654 words)

  
 Journal of Non-lethal Combatives: A la bayonet, O'Leary
The bayonet charge was not, as it is often immortalized, the singular defining act of victory, it was, however, the act ordered by the general at the turning point of that victory.
Stringent bayonet fighting drills were developed to allow its use in the confined space available between shoulder-dressed infantry, and even the bayonet fighting movements of the 1990s are reminiscent of those used at the turn of the last century.
The concept of a final bayonet charge to deliver a coup de grace to an enemy teetering on the verge of collapse and rout is a strong and repeated historical image -- of the 17th and 18th centuries.
ejmas.com /jnc/jncart_O'Leary_1100.htm   (8719 words)

  
 Bayonet
Bayonet Collectors of the World, to join us this is what you need: You must be a novice/serious Bayonet Collector or have an interest in things that are Edged...
A la bayonet, or, "hot blood and cold steel" The officers will take all proper opportunities to inculcate in the mens' minds a reliance on the bayonet; men of their bodily strength and even a coward may be their match in firing.
Originally, the bayonet was made with a handle, which required to be fitted into the bore of the...
clens.fibslens.com /bayonet   (950 words)

  
 Bayonet
This type of bayonet was adopted by nearly all the Europeans armies.
The bayonet was the infantryman's primary close combat weapon in trench warfare.
The importance of the bayonet as an offensive weapon was undermined during the war because of the increasing use of machine guns against an advancing army.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWbayonet.htm   (409 words)

  
 Definition of Bayonet from dictionary.net
Note: Originally, the bayonet was made with a handle, which required to be fitted into the bore of the musket after the soldier had fired.
Bayonet joint, a form of coupling similar to that by which a bayonet is fixed on the barrel of a musket.
Define bayonet and 150,000 other words at dictionary.net
www.dictionary.net /bayonet   (135 words)

  
 bayonet - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Bayonet, weapon resembling a short sword or a dagger, designed to be attached to the muzzle of a rifle or musket.
- use bayonet on somebody: to stab or kill somebody with a bayonet
battleax, bayonet, bowie knife, broadsword, claymore, cutlass, dagger, dirk, foil, lance, machete, poleax, rapier, saber, scimitar, skean, stiletto,...
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=bayonet   (148 words)

  
 Bayonet Connection Index Page
There are two new Bayonet books that would be of interest to most collectors.
I really can't say enough about the SABC if you have any interest in bayonets it is simply an organization that you cannot afford to miss out on.
The SABC is dedicated to collectors of bayonets made or used in the US.
www.bayonets.com   (422 words)

  
 Bayonet Trader
I primarily specialize in Imperial German bayonets but am always interested in any rare or unusual bayonet from around the world.
This site is also a great reference for identifying bayonets that lets you know the relative rarity of a bayonet and its typical price range.
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www.bayonetsonline.com   (834 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/bayonettx
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They vow to seek out and eradicate all forms of darkness that shades the horizon, stretching from the mountains of aragon, to the very bowels of the lake of sorrows...and middle earth...
bayonet is like a kick in the teeth.
myspace.com /bayonettx   (457 words)

  
 The Volley & Bayonet Page
Volley and Bayonet is a miniature miniatures rule set that uses simple mechanics to recreate warfare in the fl powder era (1700-1890) using miniature figures.
If you are not sure of the basic mechanics of Volley and Bayonet make sure you have a look at this general review.
Don't forget Volley and Bayonet is about fighting complete battles, so the reports are of entire battles all fought on a single table.
homepages.paradise.net.nz /mcnelly/vnb.htm   (573 words)

  
 Bayonet Collector's Web Ring
Information of interest to bayonet collectors and those wishing to identify their bayonets.
Features a bayonet photo-identification guide, a bibliography of my reference library, a list of my published articles on bayonet collecting, and more.
Featuring over 750 bayonets from more than 80 countries and all periods, this electronic book on CD is the equivalent of over 1,300 pages - 1,900 colour photographs, 700 drawings, unique Interactive Bayonet Identification System, Guide to Bayonet Values, bayonet markings, cut-down bayonets, surface finishes and an illustrated history of the bayonet.
f.webring.com /hub?ring=bayonets   (398 words)

  
 M9Bayonet.com: The Website for everything about the M9 Bayonet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The history starts with the development of the M9 Bayonet by Qual-A-Tec which later formed the company Phrobis III.
This is being shared here as the M9 Bayonet is one of the post popular AR15 parts and accessories sold and available as a military surplus item but yet bayonet identification and M9 bayonet history is often confused.
We hope that this website is already the ultimate M9 Bayonet resource on the web and that the tools are here to allow everybody to share their photos, questions, and knowledge.
www.m9bayonet.com   (286 words)

  
 Bayonet Identification - Identify Bayonets and Related from Selected Countries
If you are wanting to Buy Bayonets, please visit our Online Store and view our Bayonets for Sale page.
Below are the images of selected common bayonets used by selected countries.
And - of course - the great reference works by Kiesling, by which all other bayonet works are measured.
arms2armor.com /Bayonets/bayonets.htm   (975 words)

  
 bayonet. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
A blade adapted to fit the muzzle end of a rifle and used as a weapon in close combat.
Inflected forms: bay·o·net·ed or bay·o·net·ted, bay·o·net·ing or bay·o·net·ting, bay·o·nets or bay·o·nets
The French word baïonnette could also mean “a dagger or a knife,”; and the English word bayonet is first found in 1672 with this meaning.
www.bartleby.com /61/40/B0124000.html   (219 words)

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