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by steelmonkey
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Bulgaria
Topic: Bulgarian rework type 47
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Bulgarian rework type 47

I have used a wire clothes hanger and a pair of pliers in the past. Use the pliers to cut and straighten the hanger. You can try to un-twist the hanger were it joins to form the clothes rod hook. Use the twisted end like a corkscrew to dig in the scabbard. Or use straight piece wire an use it as a ...
by steelmonkey
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Poland
Topic: 1958 acquisition
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: 1958 acquisition

Mike,
Thanks for that info, duly noted.
by steelmonkey
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Bulgaria
Topic: Bulgarian rework type 47
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Bulgarian rework type 47

Mike, yea, I can see some sort of a wadding down at the bottom of the scabbard. The pic in the middle is as far as it will go. Since I'm in hotels, I don't have access to my shop tools back home. Haha, I did boil it in a large pot on the stove in the hotel for a while, the only positive thing it did...
by steelmonkey
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: The Russians are coming!
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: The Russians are coming!

Diggin' that plum. Nice set you have there, mate!
by steelmonkey
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Collection for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: Collection for sale

Well, looks like I'm gonna have to win the lottery soon! That's a pretty impressive collection.
by steelmonkey
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Iraqi Marked?
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Iraqi Marked?

Very interesting. Was/is your friend from Poland, part of the NATO force in Iraq back then?
by steelmonkey
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Not seen these before
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: Not seen these before

Those are some very nice stamps!
by steelmonkey
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Supporting this forum
Replies: 14
Views: 9382

Re: Supporting this forum

Sending $10 USD right now. Small price for the wealth of info on this site.
Curtis
by steelmonkey
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: What is Behind the Upward Spiral of AK Bayonet Prices?
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: What is Behind the Upward Spiral of AK Bayonet Prices?

I agree with Brian on this. With knowledge comes power, so to speak.
by steelmonkey
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Poland
Topic: 1958 acquisition
Replies: 2
Views: 458

1958 acquisition

While out & about yesterday just to get out of the hotel, I came across this Polish and a Bulgarian 47 "rework" at a local Army Surplus store. Typical 1958 with "A prefix". Nothing too special but at a good price of $35. A pretty nice piece, not abused. This will look great o...
by steelmonkey
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Bulgaria
Topic: Bulgarian rework type 47
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Bulgarian rework type 47

Came across this one yesterday while working on the road again. I bought this and another one both marked as East German bayo's. The store owner didn't have a clue on either one, the other is a 1958 Polish '47 with the common "A prefix". This one in particular is the Bulgarian reworked ver...
by steelmonkey
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Resistance is futile ...
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Resistance is futile ...

I like, how are the prices for these, in the UK?
by steelmonkey
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 25
Views: 4833

Re: New member intro

Nice collection going on there frtalbert. Welcome to the site.
by steelmonkey
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Bit scarce for the next few weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 2763

Re: Bit scarce for the next few weeks

God's speed on a fast recovery
by steelmonkey
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: RIP Carl Ziegler
Replies: 5
Views: 2904

Re: RIP Carl Ziegler

RIP Mr. Ziegler
by steelmonkey
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Yugoslavia
Topic: Yugoslavian AKM 6X4 Type II Scabbard Variations
Replies: 8
Views: 7732

Re: Yugoslavian AKM 6X4 Type II Scabbard Variations

I have been doing some research on the Yugoslavian AKM bayonets and scabbards recently... The scabbard looks quite commercial to Hungary M.63. The should have a square hole in the bottom. The Yugoslav M.70e first Scabbard should look like this. Gerhard I never knew this! You guys are a treasure tro...
by steelmonkey
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I PSL Bayonets & Scabbards
Replies: 15
Views: 9036

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

Here are pictures confirming PSL bayonets and scabbards for letter codes D, G, and K. Mike Romanian PSL D 3726 1.jpgPSL G CODE 2.jpgPSL G CODE 3.jpgPSL K CODE 2.jpgPSL K CODE 1.jpg I may have a couple of these buried in a box back home. I need to go back through my stash. Thanks for that info Mike.
by steelmonkey
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Croatian AK inspired bayonet for the VHS-2 rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 2916

Re: Croatian AK inspired bayonet for the VHS-2 rifle

Great pics, wouldn't mind picking up one of these. Thanks for sharing
by steelmonkey
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Another sad loss - Bill Porter
Replies: 5
Views: 1914

Re: Another sad loss - Bill Porter

I never corresponded with Bill. Sadly now, a forever missed opportunity to do such. RIP Bill.

Glad to hear you're doing well, Richard!
by steelmonkey
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General AK Related Discussion
Topic: Post Photos Of Your AK
Replies: 5
Views: 7184

Re: Post Photos Of Your AK

Here's just a few of mine Valmet M76W - Bayonet courtesy of RPBCPS: https://i.ibb.co/Gt2sm3P/20200404-192436.jpg SLR100H (Hungarian AK55) with Bulgarian bayo, 75rd Chicom Norinco drum mag: https://i.ibb.co/zVLdrzn/20191111-150741.jpg Yugo M76 8mm - Picked this one up last April in Wyoming. Came with...