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by MDIvie
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Mine VZ58´s
Replies: 18
Views: 4107

Re: Mine VZ58´s

My VZ58 Bayonet collection with the recently obtained Type III presentation knife. (Thanks Mr. B.)
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by MDIvie
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: East German KM87 AKM 6X4 TYpe II Bayonet & Scabbard
Replies: 19
Views: 11126

Re: East German KM87 AKM 6X4 TYpe II Bayonet & Scabbard

Bought the first six I saw at the Brandenburg Gate Flea Market Oct. 3. 1990. Still have one of these original six in my collection.
by MDIvie
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet and Scabbard Evolution
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet and Scabbard Evolution

Yes indeed the "square" pommel 6X3 being produced only by Izhevsk is an interesting bit of info. One that falls under sometimes you're too smart for your own good also has come to light from this article. I had one of the 6X2 bayonets with the crappy molded Aluminum handles at one time. Thought it w...
by MDIvie
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Romania
Topic: Type I Flat Pommel Variation
Replies: 15
Views: 8699

Re: Type I Flat Pommel Variation

Mike,

I have flat pommel serial number ST0786. And I have an un-serial numbered of the other type. Th unnumbered knife's stop lug doesn't have the factory logo on it and its face is not flattened and still shows the mold ridge from casting.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Bit scarce for the next few weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Re: Bit scarce for the next few weeks

Speedy recovery Brian.
by MDIvie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Another sad loss - Bill Porter
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Re: Another sad loss - Bill Porter

Amen
by MDIvie
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Commercial bayonet
Replies: 13
Views: 2904

Re: Commercial bayonet

Interesting. Who the hell is MFH? I feel I should know but am drawing a complete blank.
by MDIvie
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Interesting Russian article on rare variants
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Re: Interesting Russian article on rare variants

I have also saved the article in another format. Very interesting indeed.

Martin
by MDIvie
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian 6X5 straps, hangers and etc
Replies: 6
Views: 2007

Re: Russian 6X5 straps, hangers and etc

Mike, I was wondering if you were going to mention the "d-ringless" hanger. I still need one of those. They are actually the correct hanger (to the best of my knowledge) for the 6X5 without the wire cutter plate.
Martin
by MDIvie
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian Type II variations
Replies: 17
Views: 7944

Re: Romanian Type II variations

Nice piece.
by MDIvie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: RIP Carl Ziegler
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

Re: RIP Carl Ziegler

Carl and I messaged back and forth a lot when I was writing my book. He will be missed.
by MDIvie
Sat May 30, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74
Replies: 42
Views: 33837

Re: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74

Mike,

All kinds of field repairs came out of the Balkans and the Middle East. First plastic thorns/studs I've seen used on a bayonet hanger. I've seen plenty used on magazine and other pouches.

Martin
by MDIvie
Thu May 07, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: (10) 6H5 bayonet with russian souvenir marking
Replies: 12
Views: 5391

Re: (10) 6H5 bayonet with russian souvenir marking

I don't have a fake to show side by side comparisons. I think there may be some side by sides in one of the other sections.

Martin
by MDIvie
Thu May 07, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: New Member Introductions
Replies: 63
Views: 45011

Re: New Member Introductions

Richard,

Since you didn't have one of these I figured that was the case.
Hope you are well.

Martin
by MDIvie
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Honor Guard Vz 58
Replies: 1
Views: 2168

Re: Honor Guard Vz 58

Again, nice info. I find it interesting that the scabbard for the bayonet is tan leather and not white. I have 3 VZ58 type rifles (2 Czech made and 1 US made the latter of which I use for a beater car gun). Would love to have some 10 or 20 rd. factory mags.
by MDIvie
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Soviet ak type I white
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

Re: Soviet ak type I white

Thanks, I was afraid of that. No mention of the bayonet.
by MDIvie
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Algerian bayonet
Replies: 7
Views: 3618

Re: Algerian bayonet

Didn't mean it was a Chinese made piece. But its heritage is from the Type 81 bayonet.
by MDIvie
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: New Member Introductions
Replies: 63
Views: 45011

Re: New Member Introductions

NICO56 welcome on board. Your first two posts are certainly interesting. Now have to figure out how to get access to Algerian bayonets and white painted Soviet AK47 bayonets.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Soviet ak type I white
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

Re: Soviet ak type I white

Interesting. I'll see if I can translate anything in the writing that might give us a clue.
by MDIvie
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Algerian bayonet
Replies: 7
Views: 3618

Re: Algerian bayonet

Nice find. That is in the format of your basic Chinese export catalog but is from an Algerian company using an Chinese arsenal code of 831 and is in Arabic and French. They are referring to the rifles as the Type 89. Black gripped version of the Type 81 with wire cutter scabbard is definitely intere...