View Full Version : WTK: any board members making t48 clone bayonets?
January 07, 2006, 06:41
If anyone is making or can make one, please let me know.
January 07, 2006, 19:01
I found one of the FN Type B bayonets with the plastic grips and the two flash suppressor prongs cutoff. It came with the original Type B scabbard.
I sent it to T. Mark Graham ("gunplumber") at Arizona Response Systems along with the flash suppressor. Mark milled off the remains of the upper prongs, opened up the muzzle ring to take allow the suppressor to fit through, and Parkerized the bayonet for $50. As a bonus, the FN "elastique" function of the bayonet was restored. [When the rifle recoils, the bayonet moves forward to compensate and prevents bullet point-of-impact changes. That's the theory, anyway.]
I added one of the Universal South African web bayonet frogs from GunThings.com to attach the scabbard to a pistol belt and my "T48" bayonet was done.
I'm working on replacement metal grips to replace the plastic ones to make the bayonet look more like the original.
No, it isn't the same as an original T48, but it didn't cost the same either.
January 07, 2006, 20:02
Thanks, Mastergunner for your reply. I'll check with gunplumher.
Also anyone know of another source?
February 01, 2006, 21:07
i heard of somebody doing it with L1A1 bayos
they seem to be a pretty darn close match, except the size of the locking slot. That shouldn't be too hard?
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