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    Default fake fake fake!!!

    a no5 bayonet I dont think so

    and this guy is supposedly a military expert
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    That is not a evil bayonet but one for pioneers, used as a saw. Though I never saw one that late, Mostly in WW1 and before.
    When you think about it, whether it had saw teeth or not, sticking a bayonet in someone is usualy fatal.

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    I've only seen a couple of those longer India SLR bayonets but this is the first I've seen with a sawback. Kind of cool looking. From what I gather the correct scabbard is either a longer version of the No5 or a shorter version of their leather '07 type.

    The first bayonet isn't a fake. It's simply misidentified. However it's misidentified to the tune of about $120 in the sellers favor!

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    not the same bayo in the first photo - what am i missing , im slow but i know the first is not a number 5 eather , but it may need more scrutiny ---no6 ?

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    you;re not missing anything A square 10 - i originally posted it as an ebay link but it came up as a picture

    the seller is selling an SLR bayonet and saying it is a no.5 bayonet

    sorry for the confusion
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    The seller is ignorant, the bayonet is not a fake, appears to be for the L1A1 to me.
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    Here are some pictures of them
    Pity the Camel Corps dont like bayonets, maybe the glare is too much for the poor beasts

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonny View Post
    Here are some pictures of them
    Pity the Camel Corps dont like bayonets, maybe the glare is too much for the poor beasts
    The camels don't get enough glare already from the garish uniforms and saddles?
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    Notice there is no 'set' to the teeth? This won't cut anything but ice, cake, and butter. Not only that, but if you try to bayo some---, it will be a good deal harder to the do the "in-turn-out".

    You can get anything you want made over there. Have a look at this:

    http://www.vbs.tv/full_screen.php?s=...5DC&sc=1363196
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    Those teeth were added after the bayonet was sold as surplus, in other words the bayonet is no longer in original military as-issued form and will suffer a loss of value.

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    Those pics may be from India but there is NO DOUBT who trained them or their trainers:D

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    That third photo is of Border Security Force (a paramilitary force) jawans on parade.These are working camels used to patrol the border with Pakistan in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujrat.The decorations on the camels are traditionally used in these two states.The Indian army is one of the,if not the most colourful armies when on parade

    The bayonet with the saw teeth is an obvious fake,as has already been pointed out.

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    How can the bayonet with teeth be a 'fake'; if such never existed, it must be a 'modification'?
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    "Commercially bubba'd"

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    the sawtooth does appear to be attached to the flash supressor of an SLR tho ,

    i think the first is perhaps an L1A1 , but the markings [or lack there of] are not visible , somethings not looking right about the scabord tho but that may just be the photo and my old eyes

    the indian forces are quite colorfull , and as john pointed out thats a well trained force on parade

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    Here is another photo from a private album, taken at the National Defence Academy near Pune (or perhaps at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun )
    Last edited by bonny; 01-30-2009 at 03:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berserker_boy View Post
    The camels don't get enough glare already from the garish uniforms and saddles?
    Everybody likes a dash of color. Plain khaki can be so boring :D

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