Ooh, an M1990 bayonet
The bayonets were made by either Wenger or Victorinox. Mine is a Wenger.
Here it is in stabby configuration.
That bulge thing on the barrel is the attachment point for grenade launching. There is a shiny metal spring that rests in a groove there. The barrel is milled from one piece including the flash hider.
Bipod. Unstable shooters = bad. When it's deployed it moves around a lot with the legs able to move independently forward and back and they can swing side to side but their width of stance is fixed.
Two pins hold the upper and lower together. Magazines rock-in and are released by that latch.
Trigger guard flips out of the way for shooting with mittens in the winter. Drink some Swiss Miss.
The front sight is protected by that big ring. Here it is with the night sight down
And now with the night sight up.
The rear sight also accommodates night shooting because duh.
The stock can be folded. Controls are still accessible. The stock locks onto the front hand guard so it's not swinging free.
The sling attaches with these hooks. I think these were replaced with more secure looking one later.
Translucent 20 round magazines. They can be locked together.
It's a snap! Eh, what next.... I took a lot of pics...
That plunger behind the trigger is not the trigger. It's spring loaded and you can twist it in or out to adjust the trigger. I have it far enough back so I feel the spring right as I hit the trigger release. That way I have a two stage trigger. Feel the resistance and I know just a teeny tad more and it lets go.
So does the Swiss Army actually use Swiss Army knives? If anyone ever asks you that you can say, "Yes, but the current issue ones are black instead of the ubiquitous red." Just like the bayos, they were made by Victorinox and Wenger. Newer ones are all made by Victorinox ever since they bought out Wenger.
The knife has a chuck on on end that is fixed and does not fold. It interfaces with the diopter adjuster.
Click click right or left.
For elevation this fold-out tool is for that screw.
Twist the B for more T or H. I'll figure it out later.
That front blade with the hole is the gas regulator. This is normal operational setting.
And this is for fouled. Eww. It allows more gas through to work the action if it's needed.
There you have it! I think it even looks nice too. Me-ow.
I almost want one. Being Swiss it has to be good and with well thought out engineering design and craftsmanship. Your post makes me want to shoot one. Tell us about the experience. And I know from the chats that you hadn't shot it yet at last report.
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joseyclosey, I found some knives just like the one I have on ebay. I searched "SIG 550" The ones I can see that have the parts deployed look like they match mine. I hope this helps!