Search found 249 matches

by MDIvie
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Romania
Topic: Type I Flat Pommel Variation
Replies: 15
Views: 9640

Re: Type I Flat Pommel Variation

Mike,

I have flat pommel serial number ST0786. And I have an un-serial numbered of the other type. Th unnumbered knife's stop lug doesn't have the factory logo on it and its face is not flattened and still shows the mold ridge from casting.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Bit scarce for the next few weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 2244

Re: Bit scarce for the next few weeks

Speedy recovery Brian.
by MDIvie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Another sad loss - Bill Porter
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: Another sad loss - Bill Porter

Amen
by MDIvie
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Commercial bayonet
Replies: 13
Views: 3797

Re: Commercial bayonet

Interesting. Who the hell is MFH? I feel I should know but am drawing a complete blank.
by MDIvie
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Interesting Russian article on rare variants
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

Re: Interesting Russian article on rare variants

I have also saved the article in another format. Very interesting indeed.

Martin
by MDIvie
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian 6X5 straps, hangers and etc
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Re: Russian 6X5 straps, hangers and etc

Mike, I was wondering if you were going to mention the "d-ringless" hanger. I still need one of those. They are actually the correct hanger (to the best of my knowledge) for the 6X5 without the wire cutter plate.
Martin
by MDIvie
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Romania
Topic: Romanian Type II variations
Replies: 17
Views: 8870

Re: Romanian Type II variations

Nice piece.
by MDIvie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: RIP Carl Ziegler
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Re: RIP Carl Ziegler

Carl and I messaged back and forth a lot when I was writing my book. He will be missed.
by MDIvie
Sat May 30, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74
Replies: 42
Views: 36022

Re: Russian Snap Hook Hangers AKM - AK74

Mike,

All kinds of field repairs came out of the Balkans and the Middle East. First plastic thorns/studs I've seen used on a bayonet hanger. I've seen plenty used on magazine and other pouches.

Martin
by MDIvie
Thu May 07, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: (10) 6H5 bayonet with russian souvenir marking
Replies: 12
Views: 6141

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

I don't have a fake to show side by side comparisons. I think there may be some side by sides in one of the other sections.

Martin
by MDIvie
Thu May 07, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: New Member Introductions
Replies: 63
Views: 48615

Re: New Member Introductions

Richard,

Since you didn't have one of these I figured that was the case.
Hope you are well.

Martin
by MDIvie
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Honor Guard Vz 58
Replies: 1
Views: 2375

Re: Honor Guard Vz 58

Again, nice info. I find it interesting that the scabbard for the bayonet is tan leather and not white. I have 3 VZ58 type rifles (2 Czech made and 1 US made the latter of which I use for a beater car gun). Would love to have some 10 or 20 rd. factory mags.
by MDIvie
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Soviet ak type I white
Replies: 3
Views: 2250

Re: Soviet ak type I white

Thanks, I was afraid of that. No mention of the bayonet.
by MDIvie
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Algerian bayonet
Replies: 7
Views: 4175

Re: Algerian bayonet

Didn't mean it was a Chinese made piece. But its heritage is from the Type 81 bayonet.
by MDIvie
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: New Member Introductions
Replies: 63
Views: 48615

Re: New Member Introductions

NICO56 welcome on board. Your first two posts are certainly interesting. Now have to figure out how to get access to Algerian bayonets and white painted Soviet AK47 bayonets.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Soviet ak type I white
Replies: 3
Views: 2250

Re: Soviet ak type I white

Interesting. I'll see if I can translate anything in the writing that might give us a clue.
by MDIvie
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Algerian bayonet
Replies: 7
Views: 4175

Re: Algerian bayonet

Nice find. That is in the format of your basic Chinese export catalog but is from an Algerian company using an Chinese arsenal code of 831 and is in Arabic and French. They are referring to the rifles as the Type 89. Black gripped version of the Type 81 with wire cutter scabbard is definitely intere...
by MDIvie
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X4 Type 5 Bayonet and Scabbard
Replies: 5
Views: 3648

Re: Russian AKM 6X4 Type 5 Bayonet and Scabbard

Notice the back bump on the plum and green scabbards appear to be the same shape and the bump on the black scabbard is very different from them.

Martin
by MDIvie
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Izmash TypeII
Replies: 19
Views: 10356

Re: Izmash TypeII

Must be nice to have enough bayonets you just take them apart whenever you want. LOL
Actually I'm jealous.
As always, great info Mike.

Martin
by MDIvie
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Izmash TypeII
Replies: 19
Views: 10356

Re: Izmash TypeII

Tula fake actually has been done. A fellow here in Dallas milled one down. He showed me it but wouldn't sell it. Didn't get pictures, but it was a nice job. He also did one of the 6X3's with the cut down pommel just for kicks.
That's why I'm always leery of the machined reduced pommel units.