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JS Dietz
07-20-2012, 01:57 PM
I have recently purchased and Armi-Sport 1842 Springfield. I also purchased a bayonet from another party. The bayonet fits but is a little loose. Does anyone have a thought or experiance on how to correct this problem? Thanks!

Boyd Miles
07-20-2012, 02:17 PM
Rattlely, wobbly or just not quite right?

Jim Mayo
07-20-2012, 02:45 PM
Original or repro?

Smoothbore62
07-28-2012, 04:15 AM
Tight you can work with (ream it out a little with a dremel tool) Loose is a little more difficult. You might try lining the inside of the socket with silver solder, then reaming it to fit. Just a thought, no idea if it would work.

Mule Gil
07-29-2012, 04:34 PM
You might try tapping on it a mite, on the front and at the rear of the socket, to make it just SLIGHTLY out of round.