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by RPBCPS
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Another sad loss - Bill Porter
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Another sad loss - Bill Porter

Sorry to hear that news, especailaly having just gone through chemotherpay and an operation earlier this year myself, after being diagnosed with Oesphagus cancer last October. Thankfully the surgeons appear to have operated early enough on me, so I am hoping to have a few years life left in me yet. ...
by RPBCPS
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: RIP Carl Ziegler
Replies: 5
Views: 2000

Re: RIP Carl Ziegler

Sorry to hear that news, Carl was indeed a great help over the years, with my collection.
Stay safe
Richard
by RPBCPS
Tue May 05, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: New Member Introductions
Replies: 63
Views: 44742

Re: New Member Introductions

Welcome on board NIC056. Having spent the best part of the last 25 years working in Algeria, often with the Algerian Army or Gendarmes. During that time, I have never seen an Algerian soldier with a bayonet, except in photos, when they are used for parade purposes. The last unit I worked with last y...
by RPBCPS
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: Sturm Export Type I
Replies: 10
Views: 6912

Re: Sturm Export Type I

That is the only East German I have that is marked on the blade. The majority of the ones in my collection had no import markings. A few had a variety of adhesive stickers like the one above. Others came in cartons and sealed bags with the original East German inventory labels. Mike Cheers Mike, I ...
by RPBCPS
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X4 Type II with Light Weight Pommel
Replies: 15
Views: 9411

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

Mike,
I bought that about 10 years ago and counted myself fortunate to have found it back then, as not many 'light weight pommel' 6X4's came up on the market in Europe back then.

Stay safe

Richard
by RPBCPS
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X4 Type II with Light Weight Pommel
Replies: 15
Views: 9411

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

More shots
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Stay safe
Richard
by RPBCPS
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X4 Type II with Light Weight Pommel
Replies: 15
Views: 9411

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

Mike,
Thanks for two very informative posts.
Attached are some photos of my 6X4 with the light weight pommel
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As you can see no serial numbers on the bayonet or the scabbard.

Stay safe
Richard
by RPBCPS
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Izmash TypeII
Replies: 19
Views: 9204

Re: Izmash TypeII

I have been collecting AK bayonets for about 40 years and have never seen or heard about any evidence of Tula producing an AKM 6X4 Type III lightened pommel or bayonet. I have a shelf full of reference books and material and they all agree that only Izhevsk produced the Type III. However, new infor...
by RPBCPS
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: Sturm Export Type I
Replies: 10
Views: 6912

Re: Sturm Export Type I

Richard, The pictures with the red background are of one of my bayonets, not Curt's. I just grabbed one off the wall to illustrate the matching numbers. I noticed the blade marking at that time. Not sure if it was because of different import requirements at different times or perhaps different expo...
by RPBCPS
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Izmash TypeII
Replies: 19
Views: 9204

Re: Izmash TypeII

Does anyone know if the Tula arsenal produced an AKM 6X4 Type III lightened pommel bayonet?

In my collection I have a brand new unissued Izhevsk example, but I have never seen one produced by the Tula arsenal.
Stay safe
Richard
by RPBCPS
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Germany
Topic: Sturm Export Type I
Replies: 10
Views: 6912

Re: Sturm Export Type I

Curt, That is the first DDR Modell 59 I have seen with the blade marked 'Mfg Germany', despite being an issued bayonet, as the serial numbers show. Nice addition to the collection, and I'll double check mine when I get a chance, I have two Modell 59's, to see if their blades are marked 'Mfg Germany'...
by RPBCPS
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: World Wide Pandemic
Replies: 11
Views: 5681

Re: World Wide Pandemic

Besides, I got to get home ASAP to handle that gorgeous Valmet bayo I bought from RPBCPS! Thanks again Richard. You are welcome, I hope you enjoy owning the bayonet, as much as I did. A colleague I worked with in North Africa who lives in Houston, tells me he is buttoning down the hatches and recen...
by RPBCPS
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Finnish M62 bayonet for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 7384

Re: Finnish M62 bayonet for sale

Martin,
you are too kind and a bit of a poet too... :-)

Stay safe
Richard
by RPBCPS
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: World Wide Pandemic
Replies: 11
Views: 5681

Re: World Wide Pandemic

and the UK joins you, from tonight we are also officially on lockdown...

Stay safe
Richard
by RPBCPS
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Finnish M62 bayonet for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 7384

Re: Finnish M62 bayonet for sale

Curt,
Glad it arrived OK, and it was a pleasure to do business with you.

Stay safe
Richard
by RPBCPS
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Bulgaria
Topic: Bulgarian AK47 Hybrid Bayonet & Scabbard
Replies: 8
Views: 9442

Re: Bulgarian AK47 Hybrid Bayonet & Scabbard

Martin, always good to have confirmation. Around the same tine, I personally knew an arms dealer here in the UK, who bought the entire stock of weapons and a lot of armour from the Bosnian Govt. His intention was to sell the AKS and support weapons to the new Iraqi army, via the US dept. of defence....
by RPBCPS
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Bulgaria
Topic: Bulgarian AK47 Hybrid Bayonet & Scabbard
Replies: 8
Views: 9442

Re: Bulgarian AK47 Hybrid Bayonet & Scabbard

I found this information on line, which may be of interest: "In 2004, Arsenal Co. began contracting with the U.S. Government to supply Kalashnikov rifles to equip the reconstituted New Iraqi Army. Arsenal Co. was chosen as a supplier for two reasons: 1) Bulgaria was a coalition member supporting the...
by RPBCPS
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I -II Transitional Bayonets and Scabbards
Replies: 28
Views: 17261

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I -II Transitional Bayonets and Scabbards

and a couple more from the bayonet
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Richard
by RPBCPS
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I -II Transitional Bayonets and Scabbards
Replies: 28
Views: 17261

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I -II Transitional Bayonets and Scabbards

Here are some photos of the 'transitional' that I have added to my collection, thanks to a member of the board.
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Richard
by RPBCPS
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Finnish M62 bayonet for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 7384

Re: Finnish M62 bayonet for sale

Thanks Curt,
I'll be shipping the M62 bayonet today.

Stay safe
Richard