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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 11:18 am 
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Does anyone know how the '07 scabbards were assembled?

I have a scabbard that has it tip broken off and missing.
I have now obtained a NOS tip & leather sheaf.

If I can fit to it the top of my broken one, and the new tip, it will be a minter. Trouble is, I'm unsure how to do it. They appear to use some kind of staple.

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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 19:27 pm 
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They indeed use staples, you need 2 staples to attach the metal foot of the scabbard and 2 to attach the metal throat to the top of the scabbard.

You have to thrust something long and metal -ooerrrr - down the scabbard and use it to spread the staples from the inside, it's not easy to do, but I have done it so anyone can give it a shot in that case !


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So I poke the straight staples in all the way, then use the 'poker' to bend them over?

Any suggestions for getting the staples?

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make them yourself out of the right size bar easy peasey


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coat hanger it is then!

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Sorry to dig up such an old thread, but how did it go?

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Very well indeed!
I used the thick copper wire from inside electrical cable and made four |_| shaped staples of the correct width to go into the holes. Assembled the three parts of the scabbard, inserted all the staples and put the bayonet in to bend them over on the inside.
Oh, I also put a tiny blob of superglue on each one for good measure.
Worked a treat.

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Nice idea with the copper wire, makes it a bit easier to bend into shape. I saw somewhere in the US selling scabbard kits at an okay price, but the scabbard assembly tools were a bit expensive.

http://www.brpguns.com/smle-p-1907-bayonet-parts/

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been looking for a replacement scabbard for my 43' dated perfect condition SMLE bayonet for ages, picked it up for £25 because it had no scabbard lol, so it's $13.50 for a scabbard and fittings (£8.63-ish) but how much is postage? I know cumbria is remote but....
"Unfortunately we can't ship to your location.
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They only take telephone orders from abroad.

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hmm so no clue on shipping costs? damn :(

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SOF sell repro bayonets and scabbards now give them a go

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http://www.ukmsales.com/shop.php might nab the £18 on here as it's cheaper than SOF, and it's original just need to do a bit of repair on it :) .

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