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by MDIvie
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Yugoslavia
Topic: Yugoslavian AKM 6X4 Type II bayonet & Scabbard
Replies: 18
Views: 3394

Re: Yugoslavian AKM 6X4 Type II bayonet & Scabbard

Mike,

You pose some very plausible explanations, as always. Thanks for he bead blasting tip.
My source for cheap Yugo bayonets wasn't at the show today, so my test will have to wait.

Dragur2791,
glad you got this at normal Yugo pricing.

Martin
by MDIvie
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Yugoslavia
Topic: Yugoslavian AKM 6X4 Type II bayonet & Scabbard
Replies: 18
Views: 3394

Re: Yugoslavian AKM 6X4 Type II bayonet & Scabbard

The price on the EBAY unit is definitely debatable, especially if the source is who I think it is. Also, this effect could be produced starting with an original finish and using light sand paper or better yet, tape off the metal and a light grit sand blaster on low pressure. Like many of the "r...
by MDIvie
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Egypt
Topic: Romanian made egyptian AKM type II bayonet?
Replies: 11
Views: 11370

Re: Romanian made egyptian AKM type II bayonet?

pwcosol - your bayonet sounds like it is mine (the one in my book).

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Resistance is futile ...
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Resistance is futile ...

Nice Examples
by MDIvie
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Vietnam AKM Bayonets (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 25280

Re: Vietnam AKM Bayonets (?)

That plastic type East German hanger is fairly rare. To add to the numbers, I have a red handle with the number 21.
by MDIvie
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Czech VZ58 Leather Scabbards Variations
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: Czech VZ58 Leather Scabbards Variations

Interesting stuff. I thought you posted a picture of a left hand scabbard recently. Need to look and see if I can find who posted that and where. I am still looking for a white scabbard and a gray NBC scabbard for my collection. I have a variety of 5 and 6 rivet leather scabbards dating from 1961 to...
by MDIvie
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Collection for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: Collection for sale

I don't know of one with a firing mechanism in the US in a private collection. It would have to be registered similar to how a machine gun or suppressor is registered. For the US National Firearms Act of 1934 augmented by the Gun Control Act of 1968 it would be defined as "Any Other Weapon"...
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Collection for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: Collection for sale

He has some great stuff, just overpriced in my opinion. If he splits it out I'd be interested in the NRS and the Turkish 6X3. Upgrade the NRS in my collection and the Turkish I don't have.
by MDIvie
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Czech VZ58 Bayonets with Vinyl NBC Scabbards
Replies: 7
Views: 4118

Re: Czech VZ58 Bayonets with Vinyl NBC Scabbards

No word on Bill's collection. I think I used one of Bill's gray scabbards for my book. Wouldn't sell or trade one to me either .
by MDIvie
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian collection
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

Re: Russian collection

Frank,

I don't have a 6X9. Also, I am sure the BG is well out of my current price range. Appreciate the offer.

Martin
by MDIvie
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Germany
Topic: East German Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: East German Collection

Thanks Frank.

Martin
by MDIvie
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Czech VZ58 Bayonets with Vinyl NBC Scabbards
Replies: 7
Views: 4118

Re: Czech VZ58 Bayonets with Vinyl NBC Scabbards

Have had two or three of the green ones over the years but always seem to miss the gray ones, get outbid, etc.

Nice set.

Martin
by MDIvie
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: The Russians are coming!
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: The Russians are coming!

Okay, original early strap that someone just added a buckle. One strap I'm missing from my collection because of a novice mistake when I first started collecting years ago.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian collection
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

Re: Russian collection

I am missing the 6X5 fighting/camp knife, the Borer Guard 6X4 and the ToshMash 6X4.
Great pieces.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Germany
Topic: East German Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: East German Collection

Can I ask what the serial number is on your KM87? I am compiling a list of where these are.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Hungary
Topic: Israeli bayonet
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

Re: Israeli bayonet

Mike, as to why mark them in the first place, the Israeli military like most militaries in the world has a lot of control freaks. REMF's tend to be the biggest control freaks in my experience. I have Israeli AK cleaning kits with the Tsadeh stamped on them. That said, I won't pay a premium for a Tsa...
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Czech VZ58 Bayonet 3 basic Variations
Replies: 15
Views: 11392

Re: Czech VZ58 Bayonet 3 basic Variations

Mike, Just re-read through this series of posts. Prompted me to check my (very late dated) VZ58 armorer's kit. Noted I only have Type 3 replacement grip panels in this particular kit. I busted the seal on it so I know this is the original state of the kit. Would you happen to have an extra set of th...
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: China
Topic: Few different Chinese bayonets
Replies: 24
Views: 17224

Re: Few different Chinese bayonets

Green.
Man, scrolling through this post was a bit tough. Saw a couple of names no longer with us.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:24 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

The oval 11 and 1958 are sometimes not very deep stampings, so I can see it getting scrubbed off during a refurb.
Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: The Russians are coming!
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: The Russians are coming!

Mike, could that just be an early strap with a buckle added. Anthony, is there a slot cut in the end with the buckle/ Or maybe is this wrist strap a little shorter than others? I can imagine the slot in the end hooked to the ross guard tearing out and someone cutting the end off and adding a buckle ...