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Old 03-05-2010, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default Refinishing or Making Your Own Bayonet Handle?

I just got a Romanian WASR 10/63, and I was wondering if anyone had made their own custom handle, or if anyone has refinished their bayonet handle and how? Yes, I know the bayonet is not worth much to be spending the time and effort on making a new handle, but I would want to do it just for me. Just give me something to do, and challenging. I really appreciate any input, but please none of the "it's a waste of time, just buy another one" replies. Thanks, Zak.
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:52 AM   #2
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CPO Ted did a little fix up thing to a bayo here on the forum...
http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60095
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:58 AM   #3
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I have a WW1 mauser bayonet that I need to make a handle for, or get replacement grips. I bought it damaged years ago. And I have a couple knives that I got as a kid that were sold through surplus stores. I was told back then they were fighting knives used at D Day. They have washers made of leather stacked up to make the grips. Anyway, I lost one out of my bicycle tool bag on my way home from school and found it several years later with the leather disintegrated. Anybody have a link for these relics? The leather was dyed black and was smooth without grooves, and I never saw any makers marks or dates. I'll have to dig them out of the shed.
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I bought a few of them from florida knife works a few years ago for 7.00 apiece. Nice condition with scabbards. Might want to check around. Handles are
some sort of reddish plastic. you could just bondo and paint them I guess.
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:09 AM   #5
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Festus, my 96 has a knurled metal grip on the bayo.
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:17 AM   #6
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Can anyone tell me exactly how the locking mechanism on the bayonet works? I want to make some handles that will still be usable for locking on the gun. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Zak.
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