Training Bayonets

Purpose made training bayonets as opposed to Drill Purpose weapons blunted for training use.

 

EAST GERMANY

Training Bayonet for AK series of rifles

 

FINLAND
Training bayonet for mounting on an 1891 rifle

 

Trainer mounts on muzzle and cleaning rod

Due to the fragility of the rubber muzzle ring, these have been modified with a steal reinforcing band.
pictures courtesy of Gerard Adam

 

POLAND
AKM Trainer in locked closed position  

 

In open position, blade is sprung loaded. A version with black rubber is also available

 

Pommel mark indicates manufacture by RADOM

 

URUGUAY

Daudeteau Training bayonet, blade is sprung loaded and somewhat fragile

 

USA
Sold as a Civil war training rifle but......
 
Total length = mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Training bayonet for the 1903 rifle, uses two muzzle rings with grub screws to lock the piece to the barrel, this is a bit tired but fit my budget.
Made in 1908

Remington BS2 bayonet, made from a one piece casting with a spring catch in the pommel

Kadet trainer bayonet, this one has been cut short and reshaped and is missing the muzzle ring.

 

 

Close up of name and address on grip area of bayonet

Parris trainer rubber bayonet

 

Hilt markings on PARRIS trainer blade

Rubber copy of the US M7 bayonet made for knife training at Fort Brag, unfortunately the muzzle ring has broken off due to use

USN Mk1 training bayonet, utilizes a hard plastic for all parts, this was in service for only a short time as it was found to still be dangerous due to the hardness of the plastic used. Normally all black this one has an unusual silvered blade

 

Ricasso markings

 

USN MARK 1 marked on blade

 

 

and on scabbard

 
Total length =  mm                 Blade length = mm             Blade width =  mm             MRD =  mm                           
Training bayonet based on Marine OKC3S bayonet, uses the standard hilt with a new thick rubber blue blade. Does not fit the standard scabbard.
These may also be found in a darker purple color and in tan (thanks to Bill Porter for this information)