Newly received official T91 Bayonet

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This is the bayonet for T91 (bottom), issued by the Taiwanese Army. The blade is 8.25 in, shown with a standard US M7 bayonet (top, 1.5 in shorter) .
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Taiwanese Army still emphasize close quarter fighting so practice bayonet fighting a lot.
I understand that they also have a version that is close to the M9. Maybe later.


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Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:41 pm

Cool dude, I thought they have the newer version but I maybe wrong.
I really don't want to remember bayonet fighting practice at all.... :crying:

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Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:59 am

It is interesting that the bayonet in the above picture was mounted on top of the muzzle. I wonder if they have yet another FSB with bayonet lug for the rifle mounted with a T85 grenade launcher?
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:08 am

I think it's maybe a standard M9 bayonet but can't tell how it lock into the front sight base.
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It is interesting that the bayonet in the above picture was mounted on top of the muzzle. I wonder if they have yet another FSB with bayonet lug for the rifle mounted with a T85 grenade launcher?
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Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:16 am

I'd be willing to bet it's an M9. A lot of the M9s in the US offered by companies like Smith & Wesson, Buck, US Cavalry, etc. are made in Taiwan and have their import marks laser etched there. Not bad bayonets, they use quality steel in their blades and they usually hold an edge well.

As far as mounting if you look closely it appears to attach to a modified piston locking ring and not the FSB, which would be a smart approach as that wouldn't require more than a simple parts swap at the armorer level. Too bad nobody in the CNC community has jumped on this kind of product, it would sell like hotcakes.
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Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:34 am

When T91 was first announced, there was a M9 type bayonet to go along with it. However, it was never or rarely issued. The above one is for T65K2 originally. Apparently, it continues to be the general issue items. i
The idea of a special piston head for bayonet mounting is interesting, I'll check with my source.
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Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:37 am

Interesting, let us know the result.
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Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:24 pm

Looking at the gas plug pics it may very well serve dual duty as an alternate mounting point. When my upper comes in tomorrow I'll slap my bayonet on it and check it.
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Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:08 am

You know you can upload here to the forum too. ;-)

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