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Weapons, Uniforms: Whites, Reds, Greens, Others
« on: December 09, 2005, 12:56:14 PM »
From time to time the topic of weapons and uniforms of the various fighting groups after the abdication of Nicholas II to the end of the Russian Civil War is discussed.

There are times, then, we need those in the know to answer some of the quetions that most of us have no answer.

At the moment,  over on another thread we are discussing weapons used by the CHEKA who executed Nicholas II and the others.

There was a question about Russian rifles and bayonets.  

I'll take this one step at a time:  (1) Is there a large list or a very small list of Russian rifles which did have bayonets?

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Re: Weapons, Uniforms: Whites, Reds
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2005, 07:53:57 PM »

The Russians were firm believers in the bayonet. After all its use did not require ammunition. The standard rifle of the Imperial Russian Army at the time of Nikolai II was the Mosin-Nagant. About the bayonet itself: the Mosin-Nagant used an old-fashioned angular cruciform bayonet, which was mounted by placing its tubular socket around the muzzle of the rifle. The Russian Army did not issue scabbards with these bayonets, although the Finnish Army did.

See these links for more exact and profuse information:

http://www.russian-mosin-nagant.com/

http://world.guns.ru/rifle/rfl03-e.htm

http://arms2armor.com/Bayonets/rus1891a.htm


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Re: Weapons, Uniforms: Whites, Reds, Greens, Other
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2005, 07:02:00 PM »
Thanks for the information.

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