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by MDIvie
Sat May 30, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74
Replies: 43
Views: 23791

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: 1898

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: 28678

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: 1196

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: 635

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: 1151

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: 28678

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: 635

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: 1151

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...
by MDIvie
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X4 Type 5 Bayonet and Scabbard
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: Russian AKM 6X4 Type 5 Bayonet and Scabbard

Notice the back bump on the plum and green scabbards appear to be the same shape and the bump on the black scabbard is very different from them.

Martin
by MDIvie
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Izmash TypeII
Replies: 19
Views: 3967

Re: Izmash TypeII

Must be nice to have enough bayonets you just take them apart whenever you want. LOL
Actually I'm jealous.
As always, great info Mike.

Martin
by MDIvie
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Izmash TypeII
Replies: 19
Views: 3967

Re: Izmash TypeII

Tula fake actually has been done. A fellow here in Dallas milled one down. He showed me it but wouldn't sell it. Didn't get pictures, but it was a nice job. He also did one of the 6X3's with the cut down pommel just for kicks.
That's why I'm always leery of the machined reduced pommel units.
by MDIvie
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: (10) 6H5 bayonet with russian souvenir marking
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

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

Reminds me of all the faked Yugo and Hungarian bayonets with the Israeli markings, the Spetsnaz special 6X4's with the VDV emblem engraving, the DDR bayonets with the hammer and compass emblem engraved on the blade, and so forth and so on. I have what I believe to be an original Israeli issue Hungar...
by MDIvie
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Finnish M62 bayonet for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 4034

Re: Finnish M62 bayonet for sale

Nice buy from a great guy.
by MDIvie
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Bulgaria
Topic: Bulgarian AK47 Hybrid Bayonet & Scabbard
Replies: 8
Views: 6610

Re: Bulgarian AK47 Hybrid Bayonet & Scabbard

Richard, The US government in its infinite wisdom destroyed 1000s of AKs captured in Iraq including some brand new rifles from the Tabuk production line and bought Bulgarian AKs to resupply the Iraqis. Their thought was that it was less expensive to buy from the Bulgarians than to have US Armorers c...
by MDIvie
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Bulgaria
Topic: Bulgarian AK47 Hybrid Bayonet & Scabbard
Replies: 8
Views: 6610

Re: Bulgarian AK47 Hybrid Bayonet & Scabbard

Nice info Richard. Basically same thing I heard from Vartan (K-Var chief) several years back. I got my version of this directly from Vartan.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I -II Transitional Bayonets and Scabbards
Replies: 27
Views: 10115

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I -II Transitional Bayonets and Scabbards

The picture posted on Facebook in the Worldwide Bayonet Collectors Forum was easier to see. It didn't translate well. The bayonet in the guys teeth in the original picture is clearly a 6x3. No pommel demarcation line. Also of note is the fact that these two appear to be Air Force or maybe Paratroops...
by MDIvie
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet Chronology
Replies: 10
Views: 4097

Re: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet Chronology

Mike,

Thanks for the correction. I wasn't looking at my notes but TsNII TochMash is who I meant indeed. They supply refurb parts marked with the window pane mark. I believe they are actually located in or near Tula.

Martin
by MDIvie
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet Chronology
Replies: 10
Views: 4097

Re: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet Chronology

I believe the 6x4 Type 4 and 5 were made by ToshMash.
by MDIvie
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Unusual marking on Russian 6X3 Type I scabbard
Replies: 2
Views: 1338

Re: Unusual marking on Russian 6X3 Type I scabbard

I think ilian is on to something here. This may be n actual 6X3 issued with an SVD. Would like to find out more. Is ZL a common prefix for SVD serial numbers? For instance.