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Just 2 off mine

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:54 pm
by conner
Hi guys
just thought you would like these the one on left is a bayonet from a (argi) fn s l r (I brought back from the falklands )
the 1 on right is I believe to be a early F&S poss ww 2 If anyone can shed light on this would be thankfull Image
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Re: Just 2 off mine

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:18 pm
by Geordie Ross
Sorry Connor I think you've done something wrong, what I do is copy the IMG option and post it here into a post
And you get the pic posted in your reply

Re: Just 2 off mine

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:57 pm
by conner
Thanks Ross
Think Ive got it now
:D

Re: Just 2 off mine

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:13 pm
by Moon
conner wrote:Thanks Ross
Think Ive got it now
:D
The F/S is a Third Pattern made by John Nowill and still available today I believe.

Re: Just 2 off mine

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:53 pm
by jamesb0551
well i cant see anything :/

what regiment did you serve in connor?

James

Re: Just 2 off mine

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:17 pm
by Moon
jamesb0551 wrote:well i cant see anything :/

what regiment did you serve in connor?

James
The OP has been edited twice James. :S
The F/S is the some one as on this page which I believe you have http://blades-uk.com/search_results.php?q=sykes and mine is the same but much older than yours. ;)

The bayonet (as below) is an early Type A with 'flash hider' for the FM FAL, Argentinian forces didn't have the L1A1 "fn s l r", FM isn't a typo, they were made by 'Fabricaciones Militares' in Argentina.

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Re: Just 2 off mine

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:10 pm
by Geordie Ross
Hi conner, I think you've deleted the pics on photobucket, if you delete them the link is removed and the pics vanish :|
You can always just repost them

Re: Just 2 off mine

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:12 pm
by Moon
Geordie Ross wrote: You can always just repost them
He could have posted a response to the answer I gave to his question about the F/S when he logged in early yesterday evening too...but chose not to for some reason.

I'm not sure that he has a Sam and Rosie yet. :|

Re: Just 2 off mine

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:14 pm
by conner
Hi guys
sorry for the missing photos do not know what hapend have reposted them Image
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(old fart thing)
any body wishing to know which reg i was in can pm me do not post on open forum
cheers

Re: Just 2 off mine

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:04 pm
by Geordie Ross
Ah ok lol what have you got from blades uk?

Re: Just 2 off mine

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:20 pm
by jamesb0551
i never knew they made a bayonet with a flash eliminator i just cant imagine that would work well.

id stick with moon on this one im not an expert on the FS but the type i want is the one with a cross hatched handle, curved cross guard and the etching on the base of the blade.

oh and moon was told by a squaddie at the weekend whos currently in the RE that they are still giving out FS knives but not for operational use he said they dont like giving out fighting knives for combat, must be a more civilised war than 70 years ago. Oh he was also very interested in our dummy explosives and said the manuals havent changed only the cover lol! (we were displaying home guard auxiliary at the time near coleshill house)

James

Re: Just 2 off mine

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:38 pm
by Moon
jamesb0551 wrote: i never knew they made a bayonet with a flash eliminator i just cant imagine that would work well.
http://worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Identi ... onets.html
jamesb0551 wrote:id stick with moon on this one im not an expert on the FS but the type i want is the one with a cross hatched handle, curved cross guard and the etching on the base of the blade.
That'll be a First Pattern. ;)
http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/artiklar/f ... ife_p1.htm
jamesb0551 wrote:oh and moon was told by a squaddie at the weekend whos currently in the RE that they are still giving out FS knives but not for operational use he said they dont like giving out fighting knives for combat, must be a more civilised war than 70 years ago. Oh he was also very interested in our dummy explosives and said the manuals havent changed only the cover lol! (we were displaying home guard auxiliary at the time near coleshill house)

James
The sapper is a bullsh*tter. :roll: