For those pokey times
Here we see Heckler & Koch GRAY ROOM PHOTO#35, showing off a prototype HK MP5A2SF submachine gun in 9x19mm para complete with a 10-inch barrel with flash hider and bayonet attachment.
If room brooms with stabby things on the end seem odd, remember that they have been done several times in the past.
The Brit’s Lanchester submachine gun used the 1907 Enfield bayonet and “They don’t like it up ’em!”
The STEN, with the stick attached
The Japanese Hyaku Shiki Kikan-tanju o the Type 100 submachine gun (Photo: NHAM)
Came complete with an Arisaka style skewer (Photo: NHAM)
The Swedish K M/45 used the same bayonet as the country’s Mausers
And even the UZI, as issued by the IDF, used a FAL pattern bayonet
The Sterling accepted a bayonet, although it was rarely used. Still, it looked nice on the presentation models.
Hell, maybe they should bring them back.