M39 bayonets

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M39 bayonets

Post by Tom Doniphon » Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:11 pm

Cabhammer do you know if the Finn's had bayonets for the M39?

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Post by Cabhammer » Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:41 am

Yes, they did. However since most adult Finns had a puuko knife, and the Finns primarily used long range rifle fire and sniping as the primary tactic rather than the bayonet charge (or fixed bayonet defense for that matter), they were seen as unnecessary items. Most were melted down after the war. The few that are left are probably here in the U.S. in collectors hands. Be prepared to pay more for the M39 bayonet than the rifle itself. Note that there are M27 and M28 bayonets out there that are similar and just as pricey.

There a re a few decent reproductions out there (on my X-mas list) for about $80. I am going to treat myself to one this year.

http://members.tripod.com/greatsouthern ... ayonet.htm

They show up on the auction site occasionally also.

Good luck.
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Post by Samppa V » Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:30 am

A couple of very nice original M39 bayo's are available at Chris soon, price should be fair, especially considering their condition!

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