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    Some U.S. Military Service Rilfes

    Just a quick display, still March outside and cool. Did not haul out any accessories or try to make it fancy.
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    Occam's razor, the simplest explanation will be the most plausible

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    Very impressive Buck, Like the Krags and trap doors!
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    If you noticed one of the trapdoors is an earlier model with spade bayonet, the other a latter model with rod bayonet, also doubled as cleaning rod. Rod bayonet was not real popular with troops.
    Occam's razor, the simplest explanation will be the most plausible

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    Very nice line-up! In order of era as well. Cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckshot View Post
    If you noticed one of the trapdoors is an earlier model with spade bayonet, the other a latter model with rod bayonet, also doubled as cleaning rod. Rod bayonet was not real popular with troops.
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    My brother and I found a rusty trap door or 1860 spade bayonet while tilling up our garden in the 1970's. Years before it may have been used to make holes for seeds or something like that. I never saw the rod bayonet on the trap door before. It looks like you break it easy
    We thought about it for a long time, "Endeavor to persevere." And when we had thought about it long enough, we declared war on the Union

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
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    My brother and I found a rusty trap door or 1860 spade bayonet while tilling up our garden in the 1970's. Years before it may have been used to make holes for seeds or something like that. I never saw the rod bayonet on the trap door before. It looks like you break it easy
    They actually store like a cleaning rod, push a release and they slide out and lock into place. Looks like a phillips screwdriver on the end (LOL). I can see why teh troops were no fond of them.
    Good news is you can sometimes find those late models in near unissued condition.
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    THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT! Good looking evolutionary progression. Looking at each one closely, and knowing that a simple man, wielded such tools in the field of battle. Awesome stuff, top shelf. PAX

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    Somebody please pass me a napkin so I can wipe up this drool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by specops56 View Post
    Somebody please pass me a napkin so I can wipe up this drool!

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    That's what I did yesterday. Lol
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