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Alfredian Park

Alfredian Park is a football ground in Wantage, Oxfordshire and the home of Wantage Town Football Club. With a capacity of about 1,500; the ground was built in 1892, it was named after King Alfred the Great, born in Wantage. The ground is on the southern side of Wantage in Manor Road on the A338, around half a mile from the town centre; the capacity of the ground is 1,500. The record attendance for the ground is 550 for a friendly match against Oxford United; the average attendance at the ground is 75. The ground has a covered stand which occupies half of one side of the western end of the ground with seating for 85; the stand has room for around 250, plus a few benches. The ground has a concrete path around the entire pitch; the Clubhouse is on the northern end of the ground. Floodlights were added in 1996; the ground was refurbished in 2010. Media related to Alfredian Park at Wikimedia Commons

M6 bayonet

The M6 Bayonet is a bayonet used by the U. S. military for the M14 rifle, it can be used with the Mk 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle as well M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle. It was introduced at the same time as the rifle itself, it is the only bayonet made for the M14. Like its predecessor, the M5 bayonet for the M1 Garand rifle, the M6 was intended to serve additional roles as a combat knife and utility knife; the basic blade design was like the M4, M5, M7 bayonets, based on the World War II designed M3 Trench Knife. The overall length of the M6 is 11 3/8 inches, with a blade 6 5/8 inches long. Contractors who manufactured the M6 included Aerial Cutlery Co. Columbus Milpar and Mfg. Co. and Imperial Knife Co. The first of these contracts was fulfilled in 1961, the last in 1969; the M7 bayonet which succeeded the M6 bayonet was introduced in 1964 for the M16 Rifle. The most notable differences between the two are the diameter of the muzzle rings, the shape of the handle, the locking mechanism; the M6 has a spring-loaded lever near the guard which when depressed releases the bayonet, the M7's release mechanism is on the pommel.

Both models are the same length, have the same black finish, use the M8A1 sheath. Today, the M6 is used for ceremonial purposes by the Navy and Marine Corps, both of which still use the M14 rifle for exhibition drill. There are two variations of this scabbard, both with an olive drab fiberglass body with steel throat; the early version M8 scabbard only a had a belt loop and lacked the double hook that earlier bayonet scabbards had for attaching to load carrying equipment such as the M1910 Haversack. The improved M8A1 scabbard manufactured in WW II has the M1910 bent wire hook; the scabbard throat flange is stamped "US M8" or "US M8A1" on the flat steel part along with manufacturer initials. Some M8 scabbards were modified by adding the M1910 hook. M8A1 scabbards were manufactured with a modified extended tab on the web hanger to provide more clearance for the M5 bayonet which rubbed against the wider bayonet handle; this sheath is correct for all post-war US bayonets including the M4, M5, M6, M7.

It was used with the M3 fighting knife. M1 bayonet used by the M1 Garand M3 fighting knife M4 bayonet used by the M1 carbine M5 bayonet used by the M1 Garand m6 bayonet used by the M14 rifle M7 bayonet used by the M16 rifle M9 bayonet used by the M16 rifle List of individual weapons of the U. S. Armed Forces M6 Bayonet