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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 17:09 pm 
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I was pleased to obtain a scabbard today for my No.9 bayonet from a fair.

Trouble is, on getting it home, the bayonet will not go all the way in without forcing. It is then extremely hard to remove. If I turn it around it will only go in half way at best.

The scabbard looks like the correct type.

Any ideas?

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It might be worth undoing the screw at the top of the scabbard and pulling the throat/ spring assembly out of the body and and seeing if it's clear of muck!

sometimes the scabbards get bunged up with solid grease and dirt.

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Yes, I can see light through the drain hole but there could still be something in there.
I'll try undoing the screw.

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Could well be for the SLR bayonet, the throat may just need a tickle with a file.


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Ah, didn't know they were different.

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unionjack wrote:
Ah, didn't know they were different.

They both should fit!

One question. is the entry slot square? bayonets for the South African post war bayonets were made to fit the Uzi blade which is a Diamond section.

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I've removed the throat section and discover it has no spring blades at all, a piece of hardboard had been shoved in as a substitute.
But, the throat (an oval section) will not comfortably slide down the blade, and not at all one way round

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unionjack wrote:
I've removed the throat section and discover it has no spring blades at all, a piece of hardboard had been shoved in as a substitute.
But, the throat (an oval section) will not comfortably slide down the blade, and not at all one way round


Obviously the hardboard shouldn't be there. Also sounds as though the throat piece is off another bayonet. It could be from a FN bayonet.

would be useful if you could post a photo of the separate pieces.

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Doesn't the SA Uzi bayo scabbard look more like the FN type with a long rectangular stud and ball on the tip?

The blades should all be the same between the 5, 7, 9 and L1 series but I've found in the past that some of the L1 scabbards just need a little fine tuning for the No.5

I wonder if it could be a Commercial Stirling item, I understand they were made on the cheap and to a budget.


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