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by Mr. B.
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Hungary
Topic: Hungarian AKM 6X3 Hanger Belt Loops
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Hungarian AKM 6X3 Hanger Belt Loops

As an addendum to the above post, when most of the ComBloc countries used the two hook hanger, the belt loop was issued with the belt and not with the bayonet and scabbard. This explains why the bayonets and scabbards are usually found with only the lower part of the hanger with the two snap hooks. ...
by Mr. B.
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74
Replies: 32
Views: 9371

Re: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74

This is a Russian AKM 6X4 & 6X5 experimental / test hanger made up in small numbers as a way to simplify production. The "D" ring for the snap hook was eliminated and the snap hook was attached directly to the hanger bracket. They restricted movement and were not well received. They were not accepte...
by Mr. B.
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Wanted to Buy/Trade
Topic: Experimental 6X5 Hanger
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Experimental 6X5 Hanger

I don't have a experimental 6X5 bayonet and scabbard, But I would also like to have one of the hangers without a "D" ring since I seem to be collecting a history of Russian snap hook hangers. By the way Martin, why do you believe that this hanger is correct on the early experimental 6X5? I have seen...
by Mr. B.
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: Minty AK47 with fancy hanger
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Minty AK47 with fancy hanger

I have never seen a hanger like this on any AK47 scabbard from any source. To me it appears to be a hand made fantasy item. The design and construction are impractical for use. The riveted on belt loop strap(?) would put the wrong stress on the rivets. The same goes for the hilt loop riveted to the ...
by Mr. B.
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Hungary
Topic: Hungarian AKM 6X3 Hanger Belt Loops
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Hungarian AKM 6X3 Hanger Belt Loops

The Hungarian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards all seem to use the same basic two snap hook belt hangers. This allows the option of removing just the scabbard from the hanger or removing the complete bayonet and hanger assembly from the belt loop. Most of the hangers are pretty much the same co...
by Mr. B.
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Hungary
Topic: My 2 x hungarians
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: My 2 x hungarians

Your substitute hanger appears to be an early Russian AKM snap hook hanger. The snap hook, rivets and stud appear to be Russian style. The flattened "D" ring tells me it is early and the light tan leather color is usually associated with the ones issued originally from Tula. It may be an original is...
by Mr. B.
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 44
Views: 2698

Re: Wazzit?

The English alphabet's current form originated from Latin script in about the 7th century. Since then, various letters have been added, or removed, to give the current Modern English alphabet of 26 letters, each having an upper- and lower-case form... I simplified my response to eliminate any confus...
by Mr. B.
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 44
Views: 2698

Re: Wazzit?

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by Mr. B.
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 44
Views: 2698

Re: Wazzit?

The first one appears to be a Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonet and scabbard. I would need more pictures/information to confirm this and give more detailed information. Also both the bayonet and scabbard appear to have been reworked at least once and possibly several times. The hanger and hilt strap ap...
by Mr. B.
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 44
Views: 2698

Re: Wazzit?

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by Mr. B.
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 44
Views: 2698

Re: Wazzit?

Here are some examples of the different variations of the Russian fabric and leather belt hangers. Below are assorted pictures from various source that demonstrate some of the differences. Original used or new old stock or more recent reproductions from unknown sources? 1. Flat stamped metal "D" rin...
by Mr. B.
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 44
Views: 2698

Re: Wazzit?

You are right Martin. I made a premature assumption about the Russian fabric and leather belt hangers. I based it on the ones I have. The first one with the flat ring, I acquired like you did. Attached to a reworked 6X3 from a large lot of bayonets years ago. The other one with the round wire "D" ri...
by Mr. B.
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 44
Views: 2698

Re: Wazzit?

This is a Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonet and scabbard. The "TO" serial number indicates it was manufactured/issued in 1966. It was most probably issued/numbered to a Romanian PM model 63 or 63/65 AKM rifle. The Romanians matched their bayonets to a rifle and used the prefix letter code and the last...
by Mr. B.
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 21
Views: 2377

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

Alright you guys present a good argument. I have spent the last hour studying the bayonet I believe has both arsenal marks on the cross guard. Different angles, lighting and magnification. Still not 100% sure as the triangle mark is not clear. It could contain an arrow or a "T". I'll go with the "T"...
by Mr. B.
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy new year!
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Happy new year!

Happy New Years to All ! Cheers !!! :-) Mike
by Mr. B.
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian Type II variations
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Romanian Type II variations

I have a couple of the transitional ones with the type I scabbards, but none with the type II scabbards. Being retired and on a budget restricts purchases to those I can sneak thru under $100.00. I have to be patient and hope more become available at lower prices in the future. Would like to start w...
by Mr. B.
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Iraq
Topic: Iraqi Tabuk AKM Type II
Replies: 10
Views: 2482

Re: Iraqi Tabuk AKM Type II

Very nice Tabuks! Great pictures. The serial numbers on the Tabuks, like most AK bayonets, are issued and matched to a rifle. In most cases they do not have relevance to production dates, (early vs late). The Tabuk numbers are in production blocks that match the production of different types of rifl...
by Mr. B.
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 44
Views: 2698

Re: Wazzit?

I believe you are both correct. Mosin Nagant blade welded to a Czech VZ58 type III hilt. This is a quote from the person that posted the pictures: "Why? Because you can, that's why! ".
by Mr. B.
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian bayonets for AK-47
Replies: 10
Views: 2608

Re: Russian bayonets for AK-47

I recently picked up another early Russian AK47 6X2 bayonet and scabbard. It is similar to the ones posted above with the exception that the hand etched serial number is on the opposite (left) side of the pommel. Just a small variation. Mike IMG_0083.JPG IMG_0084.JPG IMG_0081.JPG IMG_0079.JPG IMG_00...
by Mr. B.
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 44
Views: 2698

Re: Wazzit?

Here is a Wazzit for the experts. A friend contacted me about this bayonet he saw on an internet site. He wanted to know if it was real. I had my suspicions, but told him I would post it and see what others thought. I could not find anything in my references. It appears to be a late issue Czech VZ-5...