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Thrust the rifle quickly forward to the full length of the left arm, turning the barrel to the left, and direct the point of the bayonet at the point to be attacked, butt covering the right fore-arm. At the same time straighten the right leg vigorously and throw the weight of the body forward and on the left leg, the ball of the right foot always on the ground. Guard is resumed immediately without command.

Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the Army of the United States, 1917
Author: War Department
Available from gutenberg.org
Hand weapons, Weapons