Military Bayonet, Bayonet Knive

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Weapons used by the U.S. Armed Forces
Individual & Crew Served Weapons

Bayonet
The M6 bayonet-knife is used as a bayonet on the M14 series rifle and as a hand weapon

Mission
Defeat the enemy in hand-to-hand combat. Also used as a general field and utility knife.

Entered Army Service
M6 (1957), M7 (1964), M9 (1987)

Description and Specifications
The M6 bayonet-knife is used as a bayonet on the M14 series rifle and as a hand weapon. The M7
bayonet-knife is used as a bayonet on the M16 series rifle, the M4 carbine and as a hand weapon. The M9
multipurpose bayonet system is used as a bayonet on the M16 series rifle, on the M4 series carbine, as a hand
weapon, as a general field and utility knife as well as a wire cutter together with its scabbard, and as a saw.

M6                M7                 M9

Blade Length          6.75 in           6.5 in             7 in

Total Length           11.5 in           11.75 in        12 in

Manufacturer          Multiple over the years

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