The new bayonet for the Sten gun,

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    The new bayonet for the Sten gun,

    Post by voltigeur on Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:46 pm

    © IWM (H 22060)
    A soldier demonstrates the new bayonet for the Sten gun, 3 August 1942.

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    Re: The new bayonet for the Sten gun,

    Post by Tankermike on Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:11 am

    Were these bayonets adopted for use? I was under the impression that they were never issued to combat troops.

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    Re: The new bayonet for the Sten gun,

    Post by voltigeur on Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:30 pm

    Perhaps that pattern was just a prototype at the time the picture was taken.

    This is the type that was adopted later on.
    © IWM (WEA 522)

    The Sten Machine Carbine bayonet was introduced in 1942, for use with the Sten Gun. It could be used only with the Mark II Sten, as the socket of the bayonet fitted inside the barrel nut of the gun - being held in place by a spring which extended along its top. There is little evidence to suggest widespread use of this bayonet, of which 75,800 were made.

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    Re: The new bayonet for the Sten gun,

    Post by ypres on Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:54 pm

    The bayonets in the two photos look different to me ?

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    Re: The new bayonet for the Sten gun,

    Post by voltigeur on Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:44 am

    Yes.In the first photo,it could be the original/trial pattern. In the second photo,it is the adopted/used pattern.

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    Re: The new bayonet for the Sten gun,

    Post by Tankermike on Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:45 pm

    One more pic from 1945




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