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by Brian
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Different pommel AKM
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: Different pommel AKM

I think Ilian was talking about the top one...the so-called "square round back"
Still much debated. There was a conclusion they were replaced handles, but then the release of that Russian document saying they are indeed the early ones.
by Brian
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Supporting this forum
Replies: 14
Views: 9382

Re: Supporting this forum

Received...wondered where it came from :-)
Thanks a lot, really appreciated.
by Brian
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Supporting this forum
Replies: 14
Views: 9382

Re: Supporting this forum

Thanks Mike, received your donation with huge thanks. Does indeed help a lot. Forum costs aren't huge, but it hasn't been an easy year for anyone.
Wishing everyone out there a wonderful Festive Season and a smooth 2021. Stay safe!
by Brian
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: What is Behind the Upward Spiral of AK Bayonet Prices?
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: What is Behind the Upward Spiral of AK Bayonet Prices?

Possibly also the increased info available. When you have more info on variations like this site and Facebook, you get more collectors and more education, and prices rise. Our little secret is no longer secret anymore, and people realize this is a fascinating and complicated theme, and now sellers c...
by Brian
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Collection for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: Collection for sale

Are all the NRS's in Western collections that we know about missing the mechanism? Asking for a friend... :rotfl:
Seems impossible to find that part.
by Brian
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Czech VZ58 Bayonet markings/numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 4917

Re: Czech VZ58 Bayonet markings/numbers

Great info, well done Mike.
by Brian
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Collection for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: Collection for sale

Isn't that from Naiden?
by Brian
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Polish AK47 (6x2) bayonet with scrubbed year and 11 in oval
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: Polish AK47 (6x2) bayonet with scrubbed year and 11 in oval

Not just factory or military refurb? They wouldn't have cared much about markings
by Brian
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Hungary
Topic: Israeli bayonet
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

Re: Israeli bayonet

I'm with Mike. And when I speak to my military contacts in Israel, they always tell me there is NO official issue knife or bayonet like this. Seems one of those things that if repeated enough times...becomes fact. I avoid them. Not to say the Yugo or Romy ones aren't legit, but I doubt they were don...
by Brian
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Germany
Topic: DDR M.59 / Russia 6X3
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Re: DDR M.59 / Russia 6X3

Excellent info!
by Brian
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet and Scabbard Evolution
Replies: 5
Views: 1786

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: 1786

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: 2763

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: 2763

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: 1914

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: 1914

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 discus...
by Brian
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Interesting Russian article on rare variants
Replies: 5
Views: 2391

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...
by Brian
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Interesting Russian article on rare variants
Replies: 5
Views: 2391

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...