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I was watching the History Channel tonight about US and Allied Forces intelligence work in WWII.

One of the scenes was the Russian Army marching in the Kremlin Square.

They had a long rifle like the 91/30 but I couldn't get a good look at one. But I did notice the rifles had a blade bayonet rather than the spike bayonet we associate with the 91/30.

Did the 91/30 also have a blade bayonet or did the Russians have another long rifle other than the 91/30?

Not really knowing much of the rifles' history I thought I'd ask.
 

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Most likely it was a model 91. It was the first Mosin. The M91/30 was a shortened version of the M91. The M91 had a spiked bayonet.
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The guns on the show had blade bayonets..not the spike ones....that's what's confusing me.

I have the 91 and it's a spiker.
 

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I'll look in my book. It has a section on bayonets. There could have been a change before changing models.
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Cool...thanks.
 

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i read somewhere i think on TUCO's board that the Soviet Navy experimented with a blade bayonet, but eventually was killed off. maybe it was a Naval group you saw.
 
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