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by Mr. B.
Thu May 23, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: BON - bojový nůž SA58
Replies: 8
Views: 2974

Re: BON - bojový nůž SA58

So what is the official designation of the military version of this revised/updated VZ58 Bayonet pictured above? We here in the USA are more apt to find the commercial version VZ858. Were they ever issued by the Czech military in quantity and when? Is this the CZ Bren Bayonet you refer to? Pictured ...
by Mr. B.
Wed May 22, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: BON - bojový nůž SA58
Replies: 8
Views: 2974

Re: BON - bojový nůž SA58

This new improved VZ58 is also known as the VZ858. Mike
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by Mr. B.
Wed May 22, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: BON - bojový nůž SA58
Replies: 8
Views: 2974

Re: BON - bojový nůž SA58

Here are a few more pictures I found. Several different variations with scabbards. Green, camo and black. Also note the small section of saw teeth on the top edge. Mike
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by Mr. B.
Mon May 20, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Finland
Topic: Valmet Bayonets
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

Re: Valmet Bayonets

Here is another small variation I have observed in the Finnish M62-72 Valmet bayonets. It seems the Fiskars logo and grip molding, (raised ridges), were changed at some point. Mike
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by Mr. B.
Mon May 20, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Finland
Topic: Valmet Bayonets
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

Re: Valmet Bayonets

While we are on the subject of Valmet M62 bayonet and scabbard variations here are a few different scabbards that can be found. Some of the folded leather scabbards can be found with three or four body rivets and in both natural tan and green finish. Others can be found with eleven rivets. These riv...
by Mr. B.
Mon May 20, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Finland
Topic: Valmet Bayonets
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

Re: Valmet Bayonets

The original Finnish version of the Kalashnikov AK47 was the M60-1. The bayonet made for it was a Finnish modification of the Italian M38 folding blade bayonet with the latch lock mounting catch. Finland had imported these rifles and bayonets during earlier wars. The early M60 had muzzle rings the l...
by Mr. B.
Mon May 20, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Finland
Topic: Valmet Bayonets
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

Re: Valmet Bayonets

Here are close-up views of the Valmet M62 showing the three different manufactures. Fiskars, Hackman and Unknown. Notice the difference in the grip rib molding and the release catch button. Also note the different metal finishes. Blued, parkerized and black crinkle paint. Even the rivets are differe...
by Mr. B.
Sun May 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: BON - bojový nůž SA58
Replies: 8
Views: 2974

Re: BON - bojový nůž SA58

While doing some research I found this picture of this bayonet and scabbard. Perhaps a more of an issued version.
Mike
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by Mr. B.
Thu May 02, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: DDR bayonet AKM Type 1 - verify
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: DDR bayonet AKM Type 1 - verify

The Germans were very consistent in their markings. When a bayonet and scabbard where issued they were both numbered to a rifle. The placement and style of numbering was usually the same. A scabbard without a number could be a replacement for a damaged or missing scabbard. If this was an official DD...
by Mr. B.
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: DDR bayonet AKM Type 1 - verify
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: DDR bayonet AKM Type 1 - verify

PS: You missed a circle "K" assembly proof mark on your scabbard. It's on the lower edge of the scabbard body next to one of the rivets. Mike
by Mr. B.
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Regular Russian 6x4 AKM Type II - unnumbered?
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Re: Regular Russian 6x4 AKM Type II - unnumbered?

Agree. A very nice late version of a Russian AKM 6X4 Type II bayonet and scabbard from the Izhevsk arsenal. Izhevsk used dark ink/paint for quality and inspection marks. The only other marks to be found are the mold marks you mentioned. Usually the bayonets and scabbards are matched and numbered to ...
by Mr. B.
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Germany
Topic: DDR bayonet AKM Type 1 - verify
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: DDR bayonet AKM Type 1 - verify

I will verify that it is a legit East German, (DDR), AKM 6X3 type I bayonet and scabbard. It is a later issue and most common Type I before they went to the Type II scabbard. Your rubber insulator is a later issue 5998 followed by a dot. The earlier ones did not have the dot, they are different. The...
by Mr. B.
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 45
Views: 6460

Re: Wazzit?

Sorry for the late reply. I must have missed this post. The top one could be a Russian rework, but hard to tell from just this one picture. The second/lower one is definitely another Romanian. Only the Romanian ones have that style of serial numbers and the bulbus pommel. Mike
by Mr. B.
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Few different Chinese bayonets
Replies: 19
Views: 4924

Re: Few different Chinese bayonets

Nice composite picture! Excellent photography. Mike
by Mr. B.
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Finland
Topic: My pair of VALMET..
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: My pair of VALMET..

Thanks for the detailed pictures! Very interesting closeups of a interesting fighting knife that shares the basic design with the issued bayonet. Mike
by Mr. B.
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Mine VZ58´s
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Mine VZ58´s

Very nice! Looks like you have the three basic versions covered. The original Type I with wood grip and standard Type II & III versions, (1-3-5 in your pictures). Numbers 2 and 4 in the pictures are both reworks with non-standard rivet placement. Very impressive display. Mike
by Mr. B.
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Vietnam AKM Bayonets (?)
Replies: 21
Views: 8521

Re: Vietnam AKM Bayonets (?)

Info on the scabbards is available in the section on Germany and this subject, "East German Type II Scabbard Variations".
by Mr. B.
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Vietnam AKM Bayonets (?)
Replies: 21
Views: 8521

Re: Vietnam AKM Bayonets (?)

Very nice examples of these two variations, just like mine! It does look like you added a Russian hanger on the brown one. I would suggest replacing it with a short East German, (DDR), one to be correct. Who ever made these bayonets up used new unissued surplus DDR scabbards and hangers assemblies. ...
by Mr. B.
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Finland
Topic: My pair of VALMET..
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: My pair of VALMET..

The bayonet version is a common Finish issued version. There are three different manufactured versions, Fiskars, Hackman and a unmarked commercial/export one. The are also found with slightly blade variations, long vs short clip points. These may be due to early vs late production. the are also seve...
by Mr. B.
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Egypt
Topic: My two MAADI´s
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: My two MAADI´s

Very nice examples of the two basic types of the Egyptian AKM bayonets. The appear to be complete with the correct hangers and straps which are getting difficult to find. Mike