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by Mr. B.
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations
Replies: 6
Views: 22

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

The Romanian hangers pictured above are just a few of the ones I have kept as representative samples. In my opinion there is no end to the amount of variations to be found in these hangers. There does not appears to be any standardization or specifications in the materials and construction. The same...
by Mr. B.
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations
Replies: 6
Views: 22

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

Here are three of the wide style of the leather and fabric hangers. A narrow style one is included in the last picture for comparison.
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by Mr. B.
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations
Replies: 6
Views: 22

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

These are the last of the narrow leather and fabric hangers. Note the position, (heights), of the rivets that regulate the belt loop.
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by Mr. B.
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations
Replies: 6
Views: 22

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

Now for an assortment of the one piece leather and fabric hangers. These are the narrow style ones.
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by Mr. B.
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations
Replies: 6
Views: 22

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

Here are a few more one piece leather hangers.
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by Mr. B.
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations
Replies: 6
Views: 22

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

Below are an assortment of Romanian leather one piece wrap around hangers.
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by Mr. B.
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations
Replies: 6
Views: 22

Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

How about a basic overview of the belt hangers used by the Romanians on their AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards. These bayonets were in production from 1963 through 1989 and the hangers issued/used varied over the years. There does not seem to be much consistency in the styles and their dates of...
by Mr. B.
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards
Replies: 7
Views: 28

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards

Here are some additional Romy grip color and composition examples that are encountered. They seem to be found in certain groups of production, note the serial numbers. They are brown to yellow/brown in color and appear to have different types of filler material than others. IMG_0457.JPG IMG_0459.JPG
by Mr. B.
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards
Replies: 7
Views: 28

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards

For the most part the basic standard issue Romanian AKM 6X3 Type 1 bayonets and scabbards are pretty much the same. The metal parts of the bayonets and scabbards are all pretty much the same. The majority of the grip panels are a dark reddish brown in color, molded with lots of filler particles. The...
by Mr. B.
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Romania
Topic: Type I Flat Pommel Variation
Replies: 9
Views: 3007

Re: Type I Flat Pommel Variation

Here is a group picture of Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Flat Pommel bayonets and scabbards. These show the black painted scabbards, wear marks from the snap hook hangers on the cross guards. The two different style hangers, (1 & 2 piece), and several different serial number groups.
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by Mr. B.
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards
Replies: 7
Views: 28

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards

Here are a few inspected, reworked and re-numbered bayonets and scabbards with the original grips still in place. Note the different placement and orientation of the new hand etched numbers. Note that some still retain the original matching numbers and may have just been reissued. The 1st one has th...
by Mr. B.
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards
Replies: 7
Views: 28

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards

More pictures of reworked bayonets and scabbards. Some retain matching original numbers with just the grip panels and possible other parts replaced or repaired. Some have had damaged or lost scabbards replaced with un-numbered replacements. There seems to be a loss of consistency on the re-numbering...
by Mr. B.
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards
Replies: 7
Views: 28

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards

I will start out with some examples of different bayonets that not actual production variations, but are a result of rework and replacement parts. On these 1st three bayonets the grip panels have been replaced with a different shape and material than the original panels. They vary in color from yell...
by Mr. B.
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I PSL Bayonets & Scabbards
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I PSL Bayonets & Scabbards

Here are a couple more PSL bayonets and matching scabbards with "C" and "L" codes. M.
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by Mr. B.
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards
Replies: 7
Views: 28

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards

A couple more pictures of later issue bayonets. More details to follow as time permits. M.
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by Mr. B.
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards
Replies: 7
Views: 28

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards

These are a random sampling of the Romy AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards. The 1st picture is of some of the flat pommel bayonets. The rest are the more common bulbous pommel ones. Note the different color rubber insulators, the grip colors and materials and the different styles, colors and mate...
by Mr. B.
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards
Replies: 7
Views: 28

Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Bayonets & Scabbards

Romania produced and issued AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards from 1963 through 1989. For the most part the standard issue ones are easily recognized by their bulbous rounded pommels which are unique and differentiates them from the other ComBloc countries. The standard issue bayonets were also ...
by Mr. B.
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: India
Topic: INSAS
Replies: 19
Views: 7862

Re: INSAS

Does anyone have any information about the manufacturers of the INSAS bayonet and scabbard? Is WINDLASS an Indian military manufacturer? In my research I found that they are an India based company. The also have offices in the USA and Great Britain. They are reported to make military items, but also...
by Mr. B.
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: India
Topic: INSAS
Replies: 19
Views: 7862

Re: INSAS

I recently observed an Indian INSAS bayonet and scabbard listed on eBay. As I compared the pictures I found them almost identical except for one thing. The one on eBay had the manufactures marks on both the bayonet and scabbard, mine did not. On closer examination mine appears to have originally had...
by Mr. B.
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: China
Topic: Chinese Type 56 Folding Spike Bayonet
Replies: 19
Views: 11166

Re: Chinese Type 56 Folding Spike Bayonet

More pictures for comparison. Does anyone know of any other variations of this bayonet ? Mike
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