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by Brian
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet and Scabbard Evolution
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet and Scabbard Evolution

Here's a rough draft of a pdf in English..
Russian AK Bayonet Evolution.pdf
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by Brian
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet and Scabbard Evolution
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet and Scabbard Evolution

I was just coming here to post that! Was sent it by member Tal Kats. Once I went through it translated, it is one of the more important articles I have read so far, and it has a lot of good info. It also confirms a lot of info we had deduced, but brings up some new info that is important. I am going...
by Brian
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Bit scarce for the next few weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: Bit scarce for the next few weeks

Thanks guys. Op went ok...I am recovering slowly. Out of action for about 6-8 weeks and mainly bed bound with a little hobbling around.
But all ok, I'm still here. Thanks for the kind wishes.
by Brian
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Bit scarce for the next few weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Bit scarce for the next few weeks

I'll be a bit scarce here for a few weeks. Having had serious sciatica the past year or so.....seen physio, chiro, neuro, mri scan, ct scan, doctors etc etc. Kept repeating to the point that I couldn't walk or get out of bed. 3 x Spinal block injections. Only one worked. Last round of this hit me 3 ...
by Brian
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Another sad loss - Bill Porter
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Another sad loss - Bill Porter

Good thoughts your way Richard. Praying for a full recovery.
by Brian
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Another sad loss - Bill Porter
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Another sad loss - Bill Porter

Bill Porter passed away after a brief battle with Cancer. Bill was one of the leading experts on many bayonets, especially USA bayos, and lots of experimental and rare bayos. Well known for "Porter's Page" http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/porters_page.htm and anywhere rare bayos were discussed. RIP B...
by Brian
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Interesting Russian article on rare variants
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: Interesting Russian article on rare variants

Ok..I converted the Russian article to a pdf, and will upload it soon it in case we lose the online article. It translates very well with Google translate. Check it out here: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fkalashnikov.media%2Farticle%2Fweapons%2Fshtyk-nozh-6kh4-iz...
by Brian
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Interesting Russian article on rare variants
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Interesting Russian article on rare variants

A kind local collector sent me the link to this article. It appears to have a lot of info on rare variations of the Russian bayos. I have a part Google translation, but maybe someone here with time can format the article into a pdf with pics, and we can work on a translation? Take a look. Would LOVE...
by Brian
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Croatian AK inspired bayonet for the VHS-2 rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 1781

Re: Croatian AK inspired bayonet for the VHS-2 rifle

Agree with Mike, not really an AK related one, but a very nice bayonet anyways, very good info and pics from Marko. Thanks Marko, I would gladly add one of these to my general bayonet collection. I suppose it will be a while before any "leak out" I'll move this to the off-topic section, but enjoy re...
by Brian
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian Type II variations
Replies: 17
Views: 7290

Re: Romanian Type II variations

I have a few letters.
Still no idea why some had letters and some had logos. I think we need to post pics of all the known letters.
by Brian
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian Type II variations
Replies: 17
Views: 7290

Re: Romanian Type II variations

Came from a SA source? I only know of one source and they are about double to triple what I sold my most expensive one for.
by Brian
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: RIP Carl Ziegler
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

RIP Carl Ziegler

Carl ran the excellent website Old-Smithy and had an incredible amount of AK Bayo info way back before anyone else. http://www.old-smithy.info/ I am sure many of you knew him or chatted bayonets. Myself and Carl chatted a lot while Martin was writing his book, and we both contributed some info. He p...
by Brian
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: World Wide Pandemic
Replies: 11
Views: 4946

Re: World Wide Pandemic

Our 3 week lockdown just got extended by 2 weeks more. I'm doing fine. Enjoying catching up on house work and reviewing my collections. I have a ton of stuff
by Brian
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X4 Scabbard Tension Spring Variations
Replies: 1
Views: 1309

Re: Russian AKM 6X4 Scabbard Tension Spring Variations

Another great find and post. Thanks Mike!
by Brian
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: World Wide Pandemic
Replies: 11
Views: 4946

Re: World Wide Pandemic

Today, the entire South Africa went into a strict 21 day lockdown. Not allowed out of the house unless for food shopping or medicine. Only essential people can be on the roads, army and police patrolling. NO alcohol may be purchased or transported anywhere. If you want it, it better be in your home ...
by Brian
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet Chronology
Replies: 10
Views: 6780

Re: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet Chronology

Been offered, but the price is waaay out there. Over 1200 Euro.
Not yet. One of these days.... First I want to acquire a mechanism for my NRS or NRS2.
Good work Mike. Next would be a simplified illustrated version of your chart, maybe a small pdf :-)
by Brian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: New Member Introductions
Replies: 63
Views: 41484

Re: New Member Introductions

Welcome guys!
by Brian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Lithuanian Frog
Replies: 6
Views: 4012

Re: Lithuanian Frog

Probably bought it from me.
I think I still have a few assorted Lithuanian frogs.