WWIIReenacting.co.uk Forums

Uniting UK Re-enactors since 2003
 

It is currently Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:24 am

Support the Forum
END OF YEAR OFFER - HALF PRICE SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS - CLICK THE BANNER TO READ MORE AND SUPPORT THE FORUM

Username



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
Offline
 Post subject: Bayonet care
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:53 am 
 Profile

Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2008 17:25 pm
Posts: 42
Location: South Wales
Real Name: James
Group: Glamorgan Home Guard
I've got a bayonet for my P14 rifle and it's starting to look a little tired and worn (just like its owner! :wink: ). Can anyone suggest the best way to spruce it up, both blade and handle, without damaging it?


Top
 

Support the Forum
END OF YEAR OFFER - HALF PRICE SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS - CLICK THE BANNER TO READ MORE AND SUPPORT THE FORUM

Username
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Bayonet care
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:12 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 15:41 pm
Posts: 760
Real Name: Daniel (but Fruitcake will do really)
Group: F.I.R.E, AFRA
Remove the wooden grips (carefully - they may not wish to be moved!) and rub them down with some fine wire wool and some light soapy solution which ought to get the cack out. remember to re-apply a dose of linseed oil (using a synthetic cloth) once they're clean.

The blade should have an almost galvanised finish. I'd recommend rubbing it down with a good soft cloth and some three in one oil (or use the Redex based stuff). That should clean and protect. Then simply put it all back together.

Use may wish to re-blue some areas with G96, too.

As for the scabbard, put some feed on the leather and oil down the steel parts. Don't try and take it apart.

If it were me, though, I'd just leave it (depending on the state of it).

Any pics before you start?


Top
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to: