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Title: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Major 2 on January 20, 2020, 04:40:32 AM
Here is hoping

I purchased a Krag Bayonet and need the cross pin keeper assembly with spring and button
Any chance someone has an old beater for a donor ?



BE's Bolo project photo borrowed for example
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Pitspitr on January 21, 2020, 06:16:23 AM
Dusty Tagalon and Niederlander both shot the ring off of one IIRC.  :o

You might check with them.
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Major 2 on January 21, 2020, 08:47:41 AM
I'll try that
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Dusty Tagalon on January 22, 2020, 07:52:34 AM
Transferred the part to my replacement which was missing it.

Dusty
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Major 2 on January 22, 2020, 08:03:50 AM
Thanks for the reply ...I assume the button just unscrews  :-\   

Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Niederlander on January 22, 2020, 07:05:58 PM
Yes, it unscrews, but I recommend you use Kroil on it for a few days.  They've been on there a long time!  By the way, I compared the Krag button to the 1917 bayonet catch, and it looks very similar.  I don't really want to pull my Krag bayonet apart to try it, though.  May be worth a try.
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Major 2 on January 30, 2020, 06:10:21 AM
So far appears the part is made of unobtanium  :-\

I've bid on a few donor candidates only to be snipped in the last hour minutes. Krag Bayonets in fact 03 and 07 bayonets seem to be hot collectors' right now.

Almost any Bayonet , US , British , German  Etc., are bringing premium prices

Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Baltimore Ed on January 30, 2020, 08:13:37 AM
I plan on attending the Md Antique Military show [mid March] again the year so if you haven?t found your part be then maybe I can find it there. Still got a pile of old stuff that I?m still trying to get rid of from last year.
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Major 2 on January 30, 2020, 12:19:20 PM
That would be great , much appreciated

The best show we have , other all the black gun stuff, is the Winter Melbourne show ( that is where got the Constellatory Krag. ;D )

I saw a box of cut down 05 Bayonets ( WW2 & post Garand  prolly imports back from Greece )  and a few  odd foreign examples ...nothing Krag
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Major 2 on January 31, 2020, 05:51:13 PM
Missed out  (well out bid ) on a shortened reground Krag bayonet I wanted to harvest the part from....
I just had set # I could pay before it was just stupid money for the part.

Somewhere there is a donor  :-\ 
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Major 2 on April 17, 2020, 02:57:08 PM
still looking
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Niederlander on April 18, 2020, 05:26:35 AM
I checked the parts for a 1917 Enfield bayonet.  Unfortunately, while they look very similar, the measurments I took say it won't fit a Krag bayonet.  Sorry.
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Major 2 on April 18, 2020, 06:05:57 AM
Thanks for trying, I have one for my 1917 too ..and had tried it ,  BOB was not my uncle..

I've written to several parts dealers , I keep and eye on eBay looking for a bubba'ed bayonet.

The parts if they are out there is on someone's else's blade I'm afraid.

Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Major 2 on April 18, 2020, 08:25:52 AM
Got lucky this morning ...
I found a donor bayonet on eBay made an offer and won it.

Got it for 1/2 what most are sell for and looks pretty good
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Baltimore Ed on April 18, 2020, 08:57:33 AM
Glad you found a donor Major. Nobody made it to the big Bal’mer show this year.
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Major 2 on April 18, 2020, 09:17:05 AM
I figured ....  I paid $5 more for this one over the cut off bubba'ed one I made a offer on month or so ago .

and it has this much more blade  :)
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Coffinmaker on April 18, 2020, 09:45:12 AM

 :D :D :D   Nice Find.  Happiness is being able to reach out and POKE someone  ;D
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Major 2 on April 18, 2020, 10:18:36 AM
 :)  it may be a bit frivolity ...but its something to do 

I like tinkering and its a light project
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Baltimore Ed on April 18, 2020, 10:24:20 AM
 Confucius say,  ’In life always better to be the poker than the pokey.’
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Major 2 on April 27, 2020, 09:01:15 PM
Transplant was successful, patient is back up on display , alert and doing fine.  :)

Donor is a tad lighter and back on the auction block 
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Dusty Tagalon on May 02, 2020, 09:50:36 AM
Glad you found what you were looking for. During cleanup today, came across 1 I forgot I had. I have a 1902 without scabbard, 1 side of handle stamped H9, other side 31. I thought maybe, 9th Infantry, company H, but as late as the 9th entered WW1, I doubt they would have been carrying Krag. Taking a 2nd look, invert it, & you get 6th Infantry, co H makes more sense, unit in front of company. The 6th was involved in Cuba & Philippines.
The 6th US Infantry was rolled into 1st Armored Division, would be tempted to send it to their museum, but in looking at their museum, their is no place for a 6th infantry bayonet.
To me this is a historical piece belongs in a museum. The 6th infantry was Rolled into 1st Armored Division Ft Bliss, do they have a place for it? 
Dusty
Title: Re: Krag Bayonet part
Post by: Major 2 on May 02, 2020, 09:59:46 AM
Well could be I suppose ... M1892 Krag bayonet will fit the M1903 Springfield
won't fit the M1917 though. 

BTW ...the Donor sold on eBay