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by MDIvie
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Finland
Topic: My pair of VALMET..
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: My pair of VALMET..

There are also some real early variants with wood grips. None of which I posses. I also like the fighting knife variation. There are also presentation knifes made like the fighting knife with n provision to mount on a rifle. I only own the three basic bayonet types with my Hackman being more green i...
by MDIvie
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: My russian AKM type 2´s
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: My russian AKM type 2´s

I like the trainers as well. One I am missing from my collection.
by MDIvie
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Early wood grip VZ58 Bayonet
Replies: 6
Views: 2609

Re: Early wood grip VZ58 Bayonet

My wood grip is in a pebble scabbard dated 1960. It appears to be all original. I also have a short tang no visible rivet in a pebble scabbard that's date is gone. I have other rivet configuration short tang, rounded cross guard knives in smooth leather scabbards dated 61 and 62. My only long tang i...
by MDIvie
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Wanted to Buy/Trade
Topic: Experimental 6X5 Hanger
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: Experimental 6X5 Hanger

Based on information from the source I received the experimental 6X5 from. May be wrong info.
Martin
by MDIvie
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Wanted to Buy/Trade
Topic: Experimental 6X5 Hanger
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Experimental 6X5 Hanger

Folks,

I don't have the correct hanger on my experimental 6X5, the hanger without the D-ring. Looking to buy one to complete my set up.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 45
Views: 8970

Re: Wazzit?

You can go absolutely crazy looking at hangers. This is a good example. I stopped trying to collect all the sub-variations years ago. I have tried to get as many of the major variations of Russian hangers pictured in the manuals, but still am missing some early ones of those and still need the type ...
by MDIvie
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 45
Views: 8970

Re: Wazzit?

Mike, I've had a hanger with a canvas belt loop for years. Came off a used Russian 6H3 that I pulled out of a bin Northridge had of them. It has the flattened D-Ring but the thorn is brass.
MDI
by MDIvie
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 23
Views: 6073

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

I believe Ilian is correct. The second mark is a T in triangle which, I believe, is a Tula proof mark.

MDI
by MDIvie
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: 6x4 with "window" on scabbard
Replies: 17
Views: 5862

Re: 6x4 with "window" on scabbard

From what I've found out so far, it appears that the "window pane" mark belongs to another factory in the city of Tula that makes sub assemblies and repair parts. Possibly Toshmash.
by MDIvie
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Egypt
Topic: Romanian made egyptian AKM type II bayonet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1912

Re: Romanian made egyptian AKM type II bayonet?

I believe Libya produced a copy of the Chinese Type 56 AK, but may be wrong.
by MDIvie
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Egypt
Topic: Romanian made egyptian AKM type II bayonet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1912

Re: Romanian made egyptian AKM type II bayonet?

My version of this has the same grip but with a Polish style blade (no saw teeth). It has the yellow glue filled in around the gaps like the Egyptian bayonets I own. Scabbard looks to be early Maadi production made from Russian parts. Scabbard has 4 digit Eastern Arabic serial number but knife doesn...
by MDIvie
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian Type II variations
Replies: 8
Views: 1847

Re: Romanian Type II variations

Brian thanks for the clarification.
So my bayonet has the same mold styles for the logo and the number 1 as the SA contract bayonets but is not an SA contract bayonet.

Martin
by MDIvie
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian Type II variations
Replies: 8
Views: 1847

Re: Romanian Type II variations

Brian,

My example of what you describe as the South African Contract variation with the 1 on the scabbard instead of the I is serial number 7076.

Martin
by MDIvie
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian Type II variations
Replies: 8
Views: 1847

Re: Romanian Type II variations

I have both the double logo versions and got them from the same source. Am looking for any or all of the letter variatons.

Martin
by MDIvie
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 45
Views: 8970

Re: Wazzit?

To answer the question as to why someone would make a fake of a bayonet that is not really that expensive for an original, its simple cheap labor and cheap materials. Pakistan, China, etc. have dirt cheap labor. With that and cheap materials, they can probably crank these fakes for $2 or $3 total co...
by MDIvie
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: AIMS-74 Bayonet
Replies: 14
Views: 4928

Re: AIMS-74 Bayonet

Both of my 6x4/6x3 Romanian bayonets have the Dark Green hanger like the bayonet on the right in Dragur2791's photos. They came from two different sources and to the best of my knowledge the hangers are original to the bayonets. Many people in the US try to say that these all should have the Bright ...
by MDIvie
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 23
Views: 6073

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

Mike,

I have a theory about the double marked bayonets with both Izhevsk and Tula arsenal marks. My belief is that they were produced by one factory and later reworked by the other.
by MDIvie
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Article on the Evolution of Soviet AK Bayonets
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: Article on the Evolution of Soviet AK Bayonets

I would love to do that, but with the current job I'm having a hard time making time.
I keep wanting to come through this site and catalog the information into a book.
May do it yet.
by MDIvie
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Article on the Evolution of Soviet AK Bayonets
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Article on the Evolution of Soviet AK Bayonets

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/10/29/history-evolution-soviet-russian-ak-bayonets/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=2018-10-30&utm_campaign=Weekly+Newsletter The above link is to a very interesting article on the Evolution of Soviet AK Bayonets. It will answer a lot of qu...
by MDIvie
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: border guard bayonet
Replies: 12
Views: 2847

Re: border guard bayonet

Brian,

PM me and remind me how to posy images on tis site so I can post my Russian 6X4/6X3 combo.


Thanks

Martin