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by Mr. B.
Sat May 30, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74
Replies: 43
Views: 23877

Re: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74

A friend in Poland recently sent me a picture of a snap hook hanger and asked what it was. I had remembered seeing this variation in the past, but had no information as to what it was. I found more pictures online of a similar hanger with a plastic or nylon, (synthetic?) hilt strap post. These pictu...
by Mr. B.
Tue May 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Finland
Topic: RK 95 TP bayonet
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: RK 95 TP bayonet

The Eickhorn bayonets and knives were imported and sold by Sherwood and then Northridge. At one time I had 12-15 different variations in my collection. I gave up trying to get all the different versions after seeing over 50 different ones. The ones made exclusively for the AKM rifles, (At least two ...
by Mr. B.
Tue May 26, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Finland
Topic: RK 95 TP bayonet
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: RK 95 TP bayonet

I agree. The Finnish version appears to be rather standardized one. These Eickhorn designed bayonets from the 1970 - 1980 were made to fit many of the worlds standard military rifles used by many different countries armed forces. There were differences the pommels and locking devices. Different shap...
by Mr. B.
Mon May 25, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Finland
Topic: RK 95 TP bayonet
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: RK 95 TP bayonet

Great information and pictures! There are more pictures of the KCB-77 in the German section. I wonder if the Finnish version has any special markings? That would be interesting to document/picture. Mike
by Mr. B.
Tue May 19, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: (10) 6H5 bayonet with russian souvenir marking
Replies: 12
Views: 1954

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

Thank you mill_speer! Excellent information, pictures and documentation! Well done. Mike
by Mr. B.
Thu May 14, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Germany
Topic: East German Honour Dagger
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: East German Honour Dagger

Not sure if "Fake" is the right word. Fake what? It's not a bayonet, a fighting knife, or a hunting knife. Pretty low quality for a commemorative or presentation piece. A low quality mass produced blade from a bayonet with imitation horn grip panels and chunky brass(?) pommel and cross guard. I do w...
by Mr. B.
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: unusal hanger on ak47
Replies: 12
Views: 6083

Re: unusal hanger on ak47

I was doing some research on Russian AK47 6X2 bayonet scabbard and hanger variations and noticed the illustration below in a recent Russian reference book. It appears that the flattened hilt strap stud is an recognized option. Actually a manufacturing variation and not a rework or replacement part. ...
by Mr. B.
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Russian AK47 6X2 Scabbard Markings?
Replies: 0
Views: 1364

Russian AK47 6X2 Scabbard Markings?

Looking for information or opinions about stamped markings observed on Russian AK47 6X2 bayonet scabbards. I was going through my picture files and found these two sets of pictures that raised this question. These pictures are from different years, but may be from the same source as the backgrounds ...
by Mr. B.
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: 6x9-1 bayonet and 6x9 combat knife
Replies: 13
Views: 8850

Re: 6x9-1 bayonet and 6x9 combat knife

One more picture complete with accessories. Notice the different blade and pommel variations. Mr. B.
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by Mr. B.
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: East German AK47 & AKM Bayonet Trainer
Replies: 11
Views: 5780

Re: East German AK47 & AKM Bayonet Trainer

Better picture of markings, Model number. Mr. B.
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by Mr. B.
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: East German AK47 & AKM Bayonet Trainer
Replies: 11
Views: 5780

Re: East German AK47 & AKM Bayonet Trainer

Here are three pictures showing some different variations that can be found. This one has marking on the barrel, inset sling attachments and a heavy metal butt plate. I do not know when or why the changes were made. Early vs late or just different production or supplier? Mr. B DDR Trainer with metal...
by Mr. B.
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X4 Type II Training Bayonet and Scabbard
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Re: Russian AKM 6X4 Type II Training Bayonet and Scabbard

A few more pictures of the Izhevsk 6X4 Type II training bayonet and scabbard. Mike
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by Mr. B.
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X4 Type II Training Bayonet and Scabbard
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Russian AKM 6X4 Type II Training Bayonet and Scabbard

This version of the Russian AKM 6X4 Type II bayonet and scabbard are rarely seen and or mentioned. They are basically a standard issue item with some special finish and markings. They are used as visual aids by training cadres during small arms and bayonet training. I do not have one of these in my ...
by Mr. B.
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: 6x9-1 bayonet and 6x9 combat knife
Replies: 13
Views: 8850

Re: 6x9-1 bayonet and 6x9 combat knife

Here are a couple more borrowed pictures of prototypes with small differences. Mike
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by Mr. B.
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General AK Related Discussion
Topic: Interesting Bulgarian AKM Hand Guards
Replies: 9
Views: 5814

Re: Interesting Bulgarian AKM Hand Guards

Here is a picture to compare with the first picture on this topic with the Bulgarian AKM hand guards. MIke
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by Mr. B.
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X4 Type 5 Bayonet and Scabbard
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Russian AKM 6X4 Type 5 Bayonet and Scabbard

Here are some interesting scabbard comparisons involving a TochMash green, 6X4 Type 4 or 5 scabbard. Left to right below, 1. Izhevsk AK74 6X5 Type III early Plum. 2. TochMash, (Izhevsk) 6x4 Type 4 or 5. 3. Izhevsk AK74 6x5 Type III late Black. 4. Standard Izhevsk AKM 6X4. Notice the different length...
by Mr. B.
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X4 Type 5 Bayonet and Scabbard
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Russian AKM 6X4 Type 5 Bayonet and Scabbard

Here are pictures of the green and brown versions. The scabbards appear to be either the long version of the 6X4 or the 6X5. The have the Izhevsk mark, but may have been molded with different material by either Izhevsk or TochMash using Izhevsk molds and parts. MIke 44816801_2054835164611062_7441046...
by Mr. B.
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X4 Type 5 Bayonet and Scabbard
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Russian AKM 6X4 Type 5 Bayonet and Scabbard

By the way, the Type 5 is exactly the same as the AKM 6X4 Type 4, but with the cast lightened pommel as used on a Type III.
Mike
by Mr. B.
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X4 Type 5 Bayonet and Scabbard
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Russian AKM 6X4 Type 5 Bayonet and Scabbard

I found these pictures of a Russian AKM 6X4 Type 5 bayonet and scabbard on line. Thought I'd share them here for reference. These are the bayonets made by TsNII Tochmash. They started with a Izhevsk 6X4 Type II or III blade and cross guard assembly with a slightly different tang shape. TochMash used...
by Mr. B.
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X4 Type II with Light Weight Pommel
Replies: 15
Views: 5487

Re: Russian AKM 6X4 Type II with Light Weight Pommel

Has anyone else noticed the difference in the wrist strap hole in the pommel of the Type III with the lightened version. The Regular Russian AKM 6X4 Type I and II bayonet pommels have an oblong hole which is slightly angled, The Type III is also an oblong hole, but it is parallel to the axis of the ...