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by Mr. B.
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Few different Chinese bayonets
Replies: 23
Views: 14068

Re: Few different Chinese bayonets

Maybe it is just the power of suggestion, but I think the bayonet may be green. The scabbard is definitely green and some times they can be mixed with black bayonets. I would suggest taking comparison pictures like this with other bayonets under different lighting to really see the green. The thicke...
by Mr. B.
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Hungary
Topic: Israeli bayonet
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Israeli bayonet

To add to the "whys", Why are the Yugos marked on the blade and scabbard with laser style etching and the Hungarians with heat branding on the hilt? Different styles in different places? Is there a central arsenal or depot that has the capability to do this marking or is it done in the field by just...
by Mr. B.
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Hungary
Topic: Israeli bayonet
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Israeli bayonet

Sorry, but no documentation, believes or opinions from me on Israeli marked items. From the beginning Israel has used a wide variety of bayonets from many different countries plus made a few of their own. Some were new, some used. Some were purchased, some traded for, others were captured or stolen....
by Mr. B.
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: New member intro

I am really enjoying seeing and inspecting your collection. You have picked up an excellent selection of common to rare items. There are several that I would like to display in my collection. Hope you don't mind me asking question and making comments. Just want to understand what I'm seeing, always ...
by Mr. B.
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: New member intro

"Correct Mike, none of the 6x2s have drain holes. Please find the closeup images I took of them over the summer. Unfortunately, these are all I have and do not have any of just the scabbards." I had already been inspecting your original picture. That is why I asked. All 5 appear to be Russian Izhev...
by Mr. B.
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: New member intro

Correct Mike, none of the 6x2s have drain holes. Please find the closeup images I took of them over the summer. Unfortunately, these are all I have and do not have any of just the scabbards. I had already been inspecting your original picture. That is why I asked. All 5 appear to be Russian Izhevsk ...
by Mr. B.
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I "G" marked?
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I "G" marked?

The "G" marked rifles are known and documented. My question is if the bayonets were also marked with the "G" for the same reason, for issue to the Garda. Would that make them special for a collector? Or are the "G" marked bayonets just a coincidence? Perhaps just a proof or inspection mark? Mike
by Mr. B.
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: New member intro

I agree with Dragur. I would like to see more details of your collection in individual sections. For starters, I would like to see the five Russian AK47 (6X2) bayonets and scabbards. Detailed pictures and markings would help. I can't tell from the picture if they are Russian or Finnish contract. The...
by Mr. B.
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: New member intro

Yes, from recent information and references we have learned more details about the Russian AKM "Transitional" bayonets assembled at Tula and Izhevsk during the change over in production from the 6X3 to 6X4 bayonets and Type I scabbards to Type II scabbards. Most of the transitional ones that are fou...
by Mr. B.
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Mine VZ58´s
Replies: 18
Views: 4108

Re: Mine VZ58´s

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. Are there any differences in the VZ58 bayonets Issued and used by the Slovak military? I would be interested if anyone has a source for the Slovak scabbard. Mike
by Mr. B.
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Mine VZ58´s
Replies: 18
Views: 4108

Re: Mine VZ58´s

The sixth and last picture appears to be a variety of Type II bayonets. The one with two rivets appears to be original or repaired to original specifications. The rest have been repaired or reworked using non standard methods, (rivets & placement). The top one has unusually light colored grip panels...
by Mr. B.
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Mine VZ58´s
Replies: 18
Views: 4108

Re: Mine VZ58´s

Fifth picture is of the newer fabric scabbards. I have only seen pictures of the third one. Is this the one you refer to as Slovak? If so why? Information please. I would like to have one of these in my collection. Any Idea where I can find one? Thanks, MIke
by Mr. B.
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Mine VZ58´s
Replies: 18
Views: 4108

Re: Mine VZ58´s

Forth picture appears to be two Type III bayonets. The top one may be original one or repaired to original specifications using two rivets. The lower one has had the grip panels replaced or secured by using a third, non-standard rivet. To further confuse things, either one or both of these bayonets ...
by Mr. B.
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Mine VZ58´s
Replies: 18
Views: 4108

Re: Mine VZ58´s

The third picture is very interesting. The top one is a type is a Type I bayonet that has been repaired using flat Type III grip panels and a piece of wood(?) filler where the Type III tang would be in the hilt. All this secured using 3 rivets. The 3 types of VZ58 bayonets only used 2 rivets in stan...
by Mr. B.
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Mine VZ58´s
Replies: 18
Views: 4108

Re: Mine VZ58´s

The second picture is a nice group of Type I bayonets with a variety of wood chip grip panels. One appears to be original due to 2 rivets and placement. The others have been repaired or reworked with non-original glue only and /or rivet placement. Most of the bayonets that the Czechs released as sur...
by Mr. B.
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Mine VZ58´s
Replies: 18
Views: 4108

Re: Mine VZ58´s

Nice collection of VZ58 bayonet and knife variations. I had issues with the short bayonets in the pictures until I realized it was the photo perspective. I have not seen anything like the top two in the first picture before. They appear to be Type I and II bayonets that have been Nickle or chrome pl...
by Mr. B.
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: New member intro

Here is one small thing I noticed in your pictures to get a discussion started. You picture two black leather hangers in the group labeled as Yugoslavian. These hangers appear to me to be ones that I would call Lithuanian. They were usually issued and used with Russian AKM 6X4 bayonets and scabbards...
by Mr. B.
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: New member intro

Welcome to the Forum FrankT. Very impressive collection, especially in such a short time. Great pictures including some very rare items. There are several items there I would personally like to see more pictures of and have more information about. I look forward to sharing pics and info in the futur...
by Mr. B.
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Yugoslavia
Topic: R NUMBERS
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: R NUMBERS

The main difference I see are different fonts, (styles), and sizes. Perhaps done at the same basic time using different dies and machinery or done at completely different times. The difference between "hollow" (indented) or "relief" (raised) letters and numbers has to do with thermodynamics. These c...
by Mr. B.
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Mine VZ58´s
Replies: 18
Views: 4108

Re: Mine VZ58´s

Here is a sample of what was advertised online for replacement grips. Basically they would make whatever you wanted. The VZ 58 bayonets are very simple and easy to rework. The one piece blades can be stripped, reconditioned and reprofiled with a file and refinished. Also there are sources of new old...