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Bayonet History Timeline

Origin of the Bayonet
1647—First Military Use of the Bayonet
1670s—Official Military Adoption
1680s—Military Plug Bayonet
1690s—Socket Bayonet
1704—The Bayonet has Arrived
1770—Locking Ring
1787—Sword Bayonet
1831—Prussian Mounting System
1840—Yataghan Sword Bayonet
1860s—Sawback Bayonet
1882—Coil Spring Press Stud
1884—Knife Bayonet
1886—Advent of Smokeless Powder
1898—Mauser Bayonet Bar
1904—Last Yataghan Sword Bayonet
1944—U.S. Bayonet-Knife M4
1950—Last Sword Bayonet
1959—AKM Bayonet
1974—Socket Bayonet Lives On
1989—Last Mauser Bayonet
Today's 21st Century Bayonets

Researching Your Finds

Argentine M1871 Mauser Rifle

German? French?, German M1866 Bayonet?

Discovering a Pattern 1853 Rifle-Musket

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Promise Meets Hard Luck:  The KCB–70 Bayonet; the Eickhorn Brand’s Evolution and Participation in U.S. Bayonet Trials; and the Elusive Pursuit of Commercial Success

M8A1 Scabbards Produced at the Pennsylvania Working Home for the Blind

The Alpha and the Omega—A Study of Two Japanese Type 99 Short Rifles

The Portuguese AR-10 Bayonet

On Point - The German SG. 84/98 III Bayonet for the Kar 98k Rifle

On Point - Bayonets for the Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield Rifles

Made By Who? Bayonets From Unlikely Sources

Why Collect Bayonets? Part II

Why Collect Bayonets? Part I

Other Articles

24 Tipos de Cubo en Bayonetas Encontradas en España (24 Types of Socket Bayonets Found in Spain)

Bayonets for the Heckler & Koch Assault Rifles

Discovering Yugoslavian M95M Rifles and Bayonets

Turkish Conversion Bayonets to fit US M1 Garand Rifle

The Norwegian Model 1894 Short Knife Bayonet modified c.1956 to fit the U.S. M1 Carbine

Bayonet History Timeline

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Rifles and Their Bayonets - Quick Reference Tables

Foreign Military Rifles and Their Bayonets—Quick Reference Table

U.S. Military Rifles and Their Bayonets—Quick Reference Table

Bayonet Makers/Markings

British No. 4 Spike Bayonet Manufacturers Chart

Bryan Brown's Markings on British and Commonwealth Bayonets

German SG. 84/98 III Bayonet Makers and Markings 1934–1945

Imperial French Bayonet Maker Markings

Imperial German Bayonet Makers 1871–1918

Imperial German Bayonet Maker Markings 1871–1918

Imperial German Royal Cyphers 1871–1918

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Spanish Socket Bayonets (in Spanish)

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