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Old 04-19-2017, 07:40 AM
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Bayonet for Ruger AR556

Hello Forum members,
I have a Ruger AR 556 and I would like to get a bayonet for it. Any recommendations about which ones would fit?

Viet Nam era would be a big plus.

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Old 04-19-2017, 03:45 PM
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With an adapter you can use any era of milspec bayonet you want. If you hate the idea of an adapter, than you will have to pay $200 for a tax stamp, and have your barrel chopped 2 inches shorter (14.5 inches). Or you can sell your rifle and put the money towards a rifle length AR with a 20 inch barrel, and bayonet lug, bayonets fit on those with no modification. I notice your location says NYC, I thought rifles could not have bayonet lugs over there.

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Old 04-19-2017, 04:11 PM
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With that model rifle you'll have about two inches of working bayonet. You need to get a clamp on bayonet lug that you can attach further out on the barrel.

M7 is the original;

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/191...lus-m7-bayonet

M9 was the latest/last.

https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-490-B.../dp/B000Q9F7LM

Clamp on lug;

https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/prod...84451003830.do
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:07 PM
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Spirit of the Bayonet!

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Old 04-19-2017, 05:29 PM
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Yeah, I think you would either need a clamp on lug or a longer 20 inch barrel mil-spec setup for it to use a bayonet. Shortening the barrel would work but then you need to register it with BATF then. But in NY I thought these were all banned or highly restricted?
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:31 PM
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My gun lives in and I shoot it in Vermont. Thanks for the info on bayonets.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:16 PM
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As the others have said nobody makes a bayonet specifically designed to fit a 16" AR carbine because that's not a mil-spec length, and the demand for them on the commercial market is almost nonexistent. I have bayonets for several of my military rifles such as my M1 Garand, but that's only as a matter of completing each ensemble since they spend their entire time just sitting in a box somewhere.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:22 PM
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Could always get a WWI Enfield bayonet with a 17 inch blade and 'make it work'.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:34 AM
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When attached that thing ain't a bayonet. It's a lance!
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:24 AM
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Not to steal the thread, but the generation before us that fixed bayonets to that 03 or M1 and jumped out of the foxhole to use it had massive testicular fortitude. Can't imagine.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:35 AM
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Can you imagine the enemy troops charging in at full speed and facing a phalanx of soldiers with fixed bayonets. That took a lot of bravery or something to do it. It was like in the old days before guns when they did the same thing with spears and halberds etc.

Yeah my old Remington Rolling Block rifle with its extra long short sword bayonet is a awesome thing to have to face in a charge too. A phalanx of soldiers with those rifles would have been a really scary thing to face.

But yes going with one of the clamp on bayonet mounts is likely the way to go anymore with the AR15's.

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Old 04-20-2017, 04:02 PM
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not to steal the thread, but the generation before us that fixed bayonets to that 03 or m1 and jumped out of the foxhole to use it had massive testicular fortitude. Can't imagine.

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Old 04-20-2017, 05:21 PM
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:28 PM
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You don't need to make a short-barreled-rifle and get the king's permission; assuming you have a bayo lug sight base on a sixteen inch carbine-gas barrel, you send it to ADCO and have it cut for a total 16" barrel with the A2 FH permanently attached per the regulations. Or, you get a 16" barrel with mid-length gas, an A2 FH and a bayo lug sight base. Either way any bayonet that fits the M16 works. M9 is like a Bowie knife on the end of the barrel and would be extremely unsettling to anyone who 'got into the wrong house by accident' after kicking the door open. And if that doesn't work, you can just pull the trigger.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:37 PM
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Poke poke, stab stab!
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:06 PM
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kill!
Yes, Kill, Kill, Kill

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Old 04-20-2017, 07:12 PM
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Yep, learned that at Ft. Gordon in January of '66. I ended up wielding a sax for Uncle Sam instead of a rifle but I never forgot the bayonet drills. I actually have an M9 for my ARs although I have no plans to use it.
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:12 PM
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Poke poke, stab stab!
Don't forget to slash, horizontal and vertical... butt stroke too.

I love the bayonet.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:07 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaPDnZk5eQk

Interesting movie account. Go to the 1:30 mark.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:23 PM
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Bayonets make me happy, it's sad that I don't have one yet, I'll need to work on that, pronto.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:49 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaPDnZk5eQk

Interesting movie account. Go to the 1:30 mark.
The Duke at his finest. He handles that bayonet and butt stroke pretty smoothly. Excellent training method as well.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:28 AM
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Viet Nam era would be a big plus.

TIA
The M9 is a horriable bayonet. It is too heavy, too thick, it was an attempt to multi task an important weapon into a Rambo / Russian utilitarian knife. The wire cutters are pretty bad. The only thing good about it is the silver blade -because it looks cool in parade and is psychologically scarey to the enemy.

A bayonet is susposed to be razor sharp to penetrate and slash. The Vietnam Era Bayonet was pretty much a perfect fighting bayonet. It is light, sharp tip and thin enough penetrate and remove. Also it is importantly thin enough to intentionally break if you must.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:16 PM
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My drills taught us stab twist shoot pull. They were all ex Vietnam Infantry.
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Old Yesterday, 09:27 PM
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Here are some of my bayonets but not all for my AR, I have others for my semi auto M-14 (Springfield M1A semi auto) and USGI DCM/ CMP M1 Garand.

From top to bottom IMI Israeli M7, Ontario Knife Co. OKC3S current USMC issue, Eickhorn Solingen made in Germany M7, and USGI Imperial M7.

First you need to get an adapter to fit it on your 16" barrel AR, I would recommend the Triple R Products (link below) either the fixed solid mount or the quick detachable version is up to you.

My all time overall favorite bayonets are my M7 new old stock, there are still several makers I need to get for my collection.

My current favorite is my Ontario Knife Co. OKC3S USMC current issue bayonet, robust, very strong and large size to scare the bad guys.

Don't buy reproductions they're usually of lower quality, just get either new old stock USGI that was never issued or slightly used at a bargain price.


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