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 Post subject: Bayonet Frog
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:14 pm 
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Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2007 13:37 pm
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Location: Isle of Thanet
Real Name: Ian Smales
I have a leather bayonet frog known as a Home Guard frog but also seen the standrad frog for the M1917 byonet, which is a small frog with a wire loop to attach to the US style belt.

Is there any definitive information about which frog was worn? I realise that "definitive" and "Home Guard" are not terms which sit well together :) !

Were the bayonets and frogs different for the P14 & M1917 rifles?

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ian


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 Post subject: Re: Bayonet Frog
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 17:52 pm 
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Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2016 0:49 am
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Location: Virginia, United States
Real Name: Brian McCleaf
Group: Ulster Home Guard
Follow this link and it will explain the bayonet frog associated with the Home Guard.
http://karkeeweb.com/patterns/1939/1939 ... uches.html


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 Post subject: Re: Bayonet Frog
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:11 am 
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Location: Massachusetts, USA
Group: Tay/5 & 1st American Sqdn., Home Guard
You will see plenty of photos of HGs with the US bayonet scabbards, wire hooks included, jammed into P39 bayonet frogs. There is one photo of HGs doing bayonet excerises and the US scabbard has come halfway out of the P39 frog, presumedly from pulling out the bayonet. The bayonets for the P14 and the US M1917 "Enfield" are the same. I do not know the story about the leather frogs that have the US style wire hooks. The one I have looks as if a reenactor made it, though it might turn out to be something that was made up to hold a foreign / non US bayonet for training.

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