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Frogs found hopping around my mailbox

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Topic: Frogs found hopping around my mailbox
Posted By: Goosic
Subject: Frogs found hopping around my mailbox
Date Posted: June 04 2020 at 12:59pm
I have bayonets and scabbards but no frogs.  Until today. Thank you so very much englishman_ca.  The bayonets and scabbards thank you as well. And no, the POF blade will not index correctly in the scabbard. 



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Posted By: Stumpkiller
Date Posted: June 04 2020 at 1:07pm
That's the Second Plague in Exodus, isn't it?  Bunches of frogs.

Doesn't look so bad. 

But you are going to need suspenders.  ;-)


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Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: June 04 2020 at 1:11pm
I like frog!

Really I do.

Nothing like frog legs and brown rice for dinner.


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Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: June 04 2020 at 1:15pm
I was stuck in Roberts Louisiana for a week and every dinner consisted of boudin balls,frogs legs,catfish,and hushpuppies. I liked shopping at the Piggly Wiggly too...


Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: June 04 2020 at 1:37pm
I vote for that!

I love going to "The Pig", as it is called here.


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Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: June 04 2020 at 2:24pm
I've always liked Piggly Wiggly..Had me first hush puppies just outside of Pittsburg Landing(thats Shilo- for you Yankee types).

Little place called "Pat's Cafe" They were actually mentioned in the National Geographic years ago as having the best catfish dinner platter anywhere! Damn fine people!

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Posted By: Whitjr
Date Posted: June 04 2020 at 3:20pm
the post has gone so far afield as to be ‘waaaay over there...  but I ‘ll add to the fracas....  did you hear about what the frog said to the curvy blond in the bar?   “Toady, toady, toady, darlin’ them’s some fine lookin’ hoppers you got there...”

Snare drum roll:  Ta dum dum!


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Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: June 04 2020 at 3:37pm
Sometimes you have to go waaaay over there,sometimes. It'll get back on track eventually...


Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: June 04 2020 at 5:26pm
That sounds like a Henny Youngman joke.

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Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.


Posted By: Whitjr
Date Posted: June 04 2020 at 6:51pm
rhose are some nice frogs.  I bought on leather one for my pattern 1907, supposed to be an original WWI
Leather looked a bit old and tired.  Used some of Birkenstock sandal leather cleaner on it, then followed it with some Kiwi...  the old leather softened up some, at least enough where i could get it in the scabbard in it, came out real nice.


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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: June 04 2020 at 7:48pm
those look great , there were frogs on the ones i sent you as well , you do need a heavy duty belt to carry them all , even the little ones add up , but ill say this - your collection is building very nicely , 


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: June 04 2020 at 7:51pm
Thank you very much. I will definitely let you know when they get here...


Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: June 05 2020 at 3:51am
I have a chrome scabbard and polished spike bayonet for the No4 rifle. I assume it's a parade version.
Think the spike is Longbranch; but will have to check.

There seems to be varying lengths of Frog as well; at least the few bayonets that I have seem to have a variety of frog's. I don't really now what is correct and what is not.
Won't be able to post photos until next week though.


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Posted By: Stanforth
Date Posted: June 05 2020 at 4:19am
When I saw the title of this thread I thought it was a French invaision .

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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: June 05 2020 at 7:00am
Can you say "Thread drift"?



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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: June 05 2020 at 8:47pm
there were a number of frogs issued over the years , because supply did not always meet demand you will find all are correct but some are better historically depending on issue era , i think those above to be later issue , only because of material and design , but im not familiar with them , maybe simon will jump in and enlighten us a bit more 


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: June 06 2020 at 8:33am
They were also made in many different countries so there are lots of variations.
I'm still trying to definitively ID one of mine.


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: June 06 2020 at 9:10am
In order of appearance from top to bottom 
No4MkII
No4MkII*
No4MkIII 
No7MkI/L 
No9MkI POF
No9MkI SA
No5MkI 
The No4MkI is not pictured because it is getting cleaned...



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