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by pwcosol
Sun May 06, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: 6x4 with "window" on scabbard
Replies: 15
Views: 2407

Re: 6x4 with "window" on scabbard

Recently made the acquaintance of a gentleman whom resides in the Russian Federation. He seemed very knowledgeable and so inquired about both the Soviet green "Border Guard", checkered black grip 6x4s and the 6x4 "split-box" mold marking. Here is what he had to say: Q: I have att...
by pwcosol
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian type II plastic scabbard romanian army issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1958

Re: Romanian type II plastic scabbard romanian army issue

I checked with a friend whom also has one with the "B" on the scabbard. His came in the same batch of rifle parts kits mine did, from the same seller. The serial number on his T2 is 5487. I did a comparison between the bayonet pictured and a South African contract I have. Here are the diff...
by pwcosol
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian type II plastic scabbard romanian army issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1958

Re: Romanian type II plastic scabbard romanian army issue

Did not get it from AOA. Got a lead from a guy I met at a collector show a couple of weeks back. I actually acquired one from him at the time, but due to a misunderstanding on the seller's part, I ended up returning it to him. He later emailed me, and having contacted the guy he had gotten his Romy ...
by pwcosol
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian type II plastic scabbard romanian army issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1958

Re: Romanian type II plastic scabbard romanian army issue

Got this excellent/matched one in the mail today (Thank You, Santa!) This variant is one which has a capital "B" molded onto the reverse side of the scabbard at the bottom, where normally one would see the Cugir "Arrow-in-triangle" arsenal mark:
by pwcosol
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X4 Type II with Light Weight Pommel
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: Russian AKM 6X4 Type II with Light Weight Pommel

I recall seeing what I believe is the machined example you got, on Ebay several years ago. The machined flats on the sides of the grip were what caught my attention initially. Want to say I saw another with the same grip panels (don't recall if the pommel was lightened or not) and it exhibited moder...
by pwcosol
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: Federal Republic of Germany Combat Knives!?
Replies: 3
Views: 1201

Re: Federal Republic of Germany Combat Knives!?

New (to me) and an interesting aspect of post-reunification use of former DDR bayonets. Seems this may have been the first use of these bayonets as knives, which were supplemented/superseded with Eickhorn KCB77 pattern knives w/wire-cutter capability, and the later FK500 & 1000. I have noticed w...
by pwcosol
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: Eickhorn KCB77 M7
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Re: Eickhorn KCB77 M7

Photo#2 (Unable to post two photos to original post)
by pwcosol
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: Eickhorn KCB77 M7
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Eickhorn KCB77 M7

Fellow Collectors: A few years ago, as I was starting to build my collection of AKM/AK74 bayonets, I spoke with a friend & fellow collector whom has a phenomenal collection of world bayonets. At that time he mentioned having a Eickhorn KCB77 M7, and promised to LMK if he decided to let it go. Tr...
by pwcosol
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: My Bayonet Buy at the SAR(w) 2016 Show
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

Re: My Bayonet Buy at the SAR(w) 2016 Show

Brian: I couldn't tell the manufacturer either when I bought it, as I could not lift the bayonet off the mounting hooks. Yesterday with good lighting I noted it has a Tula star on the grip. I gather from the inscription and badges the recipient was in "S2" (intelligence). With their motto ...
by pwcosol
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: My Bayonet Buy at the SAR(w) 2016 Show
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

My Bayonet Buy at the SAR(w) 2016 Show

I attended our largest Arizona collector show(s) this weekend for three days. Sales were mediocre at best as were my purchases. Saw some AK bayonets but nothing particularly interesting. However, on Saturday morning found this awards plaque to a U.S. Army NCO for his service in Iraq...a nice "c...
by pwcosol
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Iraq
Topic: Iraq AKM Type I Transitional Variation ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2160

Re: Iraq AKM Type I Transitional Variation ?

A few years back I had decent Iraqi Tabuk 6x4 with mismatched scabbard. The bayonet was the typical orange color but the scabbard was the same dark red pattern as shown in the initial post. Let a Tabukless fellow collector have it when I upgraded to my first minty, matched example. Don't recall if i...
by pwcosol
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Hungary
Topic: Hungarian AKM 6X3 Type I Early Version
Replies: 10
Views: 1944

Re: Hungarian AKM 6X3 Type I Early Version

My first pattern Hungarian is matching but was an Iraqi war Vet bring-back I got at the S.O.S. show last year. It has the mottled grips and came in a Romy dark green web/leather frog with a somewhat odd, black "spongy rubber" insulator. Also had a fashionable piece of pink nylon twine wrap...
by pwcosol
Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Russian 6x4 EL Salvadorian Police?
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

Re: Russian 6x4 EL Salvadorian Police?

I did get the piece off G.B. Put in a bid and think it cost me $69.00/delivered. I recall the seller wanted double the amount ($14.00) for shipping, when one could send it via USPS PM Flat rate for $6.80. The bayonet is a matching Izhevsk, non-rework example. The suspension is of natural leather wit...
by pwcosol
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: India
Topic: Indian INSAS bayonet hangers
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

Re: Indian INSAS bayonet hangers

Excellent research. Will have to keep an eye open for this frog. Actually, I don't have a INSAS bayonet (although I had three come thru my hands in the last few years). Thought it was just too peripheral to my interests, so sold them to others...maybe I ought to have kept one anyway...
by pwcosol
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian Hanger for Molle LBE
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: Russian Hanger for Molle LBE

This suspension appears to be the next step in bringing the AK bayonet into the 21st century. I think the Lithuanian produced pattern was an interim step, and would be considered a true frog/suspension. Now this Soviet, Molle-inspired pattern is not unlike somewhat similar types for other, modern ba...
by pwcosol
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Russian 6x4 EL Salvadorian Police?
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

Russian 6x4 EL Salvadorian Police?

I just picked this bayonet up and expect to have it in couple of weeks. The seller's description piqued my interest and the price was reasonable enough so decided to acquire it. I asked the seller if he had any additional information about this bayonet other than what he learned from the tag which w...
by pwcosol
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Romanian AKM Type I picture
Replies: 5
Views: 2185

Re: Romanian AKM Type I picture

Hard to tell if that suspension is permanently part of the vest or not. If the latter then expect we will see one of these turn up eventually.
by pwcosol
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: South Africa
Topic: The missing link - Those SA issued Romy Type II's
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: The missing link - Those SA issued Romy Type II's

Brian: Excellent detective work...I like how you "sniffed out" that table full of goodies "around the corner". I have attended a number of collector shows over the years and sometimes can almost sense a deal is nearby! Now, if you can only sidle up to these guys by sharing your k...
by pwcosol
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Turkey
Topic: Mystery Turkish AKM Type I Bayonet & Scabbard
Replies: 19
Views: 5436

Re: Mystery Turkish AKM Type I Bayonet & Scabbard

Well well well..... Looky here. http://www.mitasmakina.com/-60-product-113.html http://www.mitasmakina.com/-60-product-111.html Hmmm. I know from experience that exporting bayonets from Turkey is as difficult as exporting firearms. But going to have a word with a few people there. Damn...do I have ...
by pwcosol
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Quiet
Replies: 8
Views: 1713

Re: Quiet

Thanks Brian for LMK about the suspension on your first pattern 6X5. Yes, mine came from Latvia via Ebay. The mold number is 1-1 on the bayonet & 1-2 on the matching scabbard. I do not know what the production threshold is for number of components before a mold becomes worn out. I also suspect, ...

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