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Old September 11, 2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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M1 carbine bayonet lug

Does anyone here know if there are any weapon lights that would fit on the bayonet lug of an M1 carbine?
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Old September 12, 2012, 07:19 AM   #2
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I don't know of any, but I can probably explain why there isn't one.

Puttling a bayonet on a rifle changes the zero, sometimes dramaticly.

Putting a flash light on the bayonet lug would do the same thing.

Try it. zero your carbine. Shoot it at 100 yards and then put a bayonet on it and shoot it again. It isn't gonna hit the same place.

A light on the bayonet lug would do the same thing.

When people mounted lights and such on Carbines they mounted them on top.
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Old September 12, 2012, 07:54 AM   #3
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*delete* misread the original post

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Old September 12, 2012, 10:49 AM   #4
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Designed for the AR, but should be close enough for the M1 carbine?
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Old September 12, 2012, 11:11 AM   #5
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Designed for the AR, but should be close enough for the M1 carbine?
The bayonet lug on the M1 Carbine is quite a bit smaller then the lug on the M16/M4. I really doubt that would work.
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Old September 12, 2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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http://ultimak.com/

Maybe a Ultimak with an offset light mount?

Like the V-Tac mounted across the top?

http://www.vikingtactics.com/lightsm...ightmount.html
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Old September 12, 2012, 06:28 PM   #7
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Come to think of it, I'd like to have one too.

I wouldn't be all that concerned about throwing off accuracy within the typical distances of a light- it ought to still be minute of critter or bad dude. If it's too dark and too far to identify with a light- maybe it hadn't ought to be shot at.
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