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by Mr. B.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 49
Views: 9338

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

I am in agreement with you. I base my opinion on the fact that I have personally seen the "square" grips on both early and late versions from both Tula and Izhevsk. All of them have been on reworked bayonets and were probably replacements. Some have still been in like new condition. Others, like min...
by Mr. B.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 49
Views: 9338

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

Here is a better picture of the one with both arsenal marks. For me it's not the izhevsk mark next to the Tula star, i alrealy saw tis kind of marks, it's a "T" on a triangle. Regards. I have been re-inspecting all my reworked Russian AKM 6X3 bayonets and scabbards. Sorting and combining the bayone...
by Mr. B.
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: AK47 Bayonet identification
Replies: 29
Views: 13076

Re: AK47 Bayonet identification

Look under the "Germany" heading on this forum. Then click on " East German AK47 Bayonet & Scabbard Variations". That should answer your questions. However to the best of my knowledge E.G. AK47 bayonets did not have leather hangers and did not come wrapped with grease paper. Sounds like it could be ...
by Mr. B.
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74
Replies: 40
Views: 17926

Re: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74

A few more leather and fabric hanger variations. Mike
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by Mr. B.
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74
Replies: 40
Views: 17926

Re: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74

More leather and fabric hanger variations. Mike
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by Mr. B.
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74
Replies: 40
Views: 17926

Re: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74

I received an interesting question today about the Russian fabric and leather snap hook hanger. The more I researched the more confusing it became. At one time they were somewhat rare and the ones I found were consistent in appearance. All having the same basic construction and materials with the ea...
by Mr. B.
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 49
Views: 9338

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

Richard, I agree, as I said, to much detail for me too. Just a matter of coincidence and curiosity. Confirming the new information that became available while inspecting my collection of reworked Russian 6X3 bayonets and scabbards for other reasons. I have no intention to include variations in scabb...
by Mr. B.
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 49
Views: 9338

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

As a side note, there are also minor differences in the scabbard tension springs on the Russian AK47, 6X4 and 6X5 bayonets and scabbards. They are very minor differences and not visible without removal. Not something I am interested in pursuing unless I would be restoring or repairing a bayonet and ...
by Mr. B.
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 49
Views: 9338

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

The next step in the drawings is illustration# 11. These are the same as first ones except the folded lip at the top has been shortened, (cut away), on both ends. They can be found with and without the square openings on that back like the early version. This could be a separate transition or a resu...
by Mr. B.
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 49
Views: 9338

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

This is the next step in the variations of the Russian AKM 6X3 Type I scabbards. This is a result of some new information that has become available. For me personally, perhaps a step too far. It seems there are differences in the interior tension springs. The line drawing below show the different va...
by Mr. B.
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: AK47 Bayonet identification
Replies: 29
Views: 13076

Re: AK47 Bayonet identification

You are correct Andy, very confusing. It must have made sense when I wrote it, but not now, must have been late at night. How about I revise it below? "One last scabbard point, (pardon the pun), for today. To identify AK47 scabbards, observe the type of point style and the position or lack there of,...
by Mr. B.
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy new year!
Replies: 11
Views: 2502

Re: Happy new year!

Here's to another year almost completed. Here's to another year about to begin. May we all enjoy our next trip around the sun. Cheers! Mike
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by Mr. B.
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: AKM Bayonets & Scabbards
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: AKM Bayonets & Scabbards

Hi Andy, You are right The Romy AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards are a challenge. However the un-used hanger loop can be turned to the back with the wrap around one piece hanger. This is possible with both the all leather and the canvas and leather hangers if they are in good condition. This ma...
by Mr. B.
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: AKM Bayonets & Scabbards
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: AKM Bayonets & Scabbards

In my opinion there is no right way. For display purposes in a collection I prefer them to all be the same way. I display my collection with the scabbard cutter pivot to the front and the hanger loop to the rear. The bayonets are placed in the scabbards with the release buttons to the front. Wrist s...
by Mr. B.
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I Scabbard Insulator Variations
Replies: 4
Views: 2260

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I Scabbard Insulator Variations

A new Russian Kalashnikov reference book mentions an early version of the 6X3 Type I insulators. It is unmarked and slightly longer than the later versions. It was used only on the early scabbards without the scabbard stop welded to the side of the scabbard body. These longer variations were removed...
by Mr. B.
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 49
Views: 9338

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

I also found and documented another Russian AKM 6X3 Type I rubber insulator variation from Tula. This insulator was originally on the earliest Tula scabbard in my collection. I had removed it because it was dirty/discolored and slightly damaged. I wasn't even sure it was a Russian item because of th...
by Mr. B.
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 49
Views: 9338

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

I am re-evaluating all my Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards in an attempt to restore them to as near as possible to original issue condition. Here are some observations I have noted during the process. We can now differentiate between the scabbards made by Tula and Izhevsk by the rivets ...
by Mr. B.
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 49
Views: 9338

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

The next step in sorting the Izhevsk bayonets and scabbards went easier and faster. I found only two early style scabbards. both have flat top cutter pivots, no insulator stops and notched bar type hanger brackets. They are pictured below with a late style scabbard for comparison. All the remaining ...
by Mr. B.
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 49
Views: 9338

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

Of the seven Tula bayonets five were early style with round hooks and the stars on the cross guard. The 6th bayonet is transitional as it has a newer angular hook, but still has the star on the cross guard. The 7th bayonet is late style with angular hook and the star on top behind the muzzle ring. N...
by Mr. B.
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 49
Views: 9338

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

I have sorted out my Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards by arsenal and age. I found 5 Tula scabbards and 7 Tula bayonets, all the rest are Izhevsk. The Tula scabbards vary from very early to late style ( Left to right). The oldest has a flat top cutter pivot, no insulator stop and an uncu...