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by MDIvie
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: (10) 6H5 bayonet with russian souvenir marking
Replies: 12
Views: 6161

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

Reminds me of all the faked Yugo and Hungarian bayonets with the Israeli markings, the Spetsnaz special 6X4's with the VDV emblem engraving, the DDR bayonets with the hammer and compass emblem engraved on the blade, and so forth and so on. I have what I believe to be an original Israeli issue Hungar...
by MDIvie
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Finnish M62 bayonet for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 8135

Re: Finnish M62 bayonet for sale

Nice buy from a great guy.
by MDIvie
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Bulgaria
Topic: Bulgarian AK47 Hybrid Bayonet & Scabbard
Replies: 8
Views: 10090

Re: Bulgarian AK47 Hybrid Bayonet & Scabbard

Richard, The US government in its infinite wisdom destroyed 1000s of AKs captured in Iraq including some brand new rifles from the Tabuk production line and bought Bulgarian AKs to resupply the Iraqis. Their thought was that it was less expensive to buy from the Bulgarians than to have US Armorers c...
by MDIvie
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Bulgaria
Topic: Bulgarian AK47 Hybrid Bayonet & Scabbard
Replies: 8
Views: 10090

Re: Bulgarian AK47 Hybrid Bayonet & Scabbard

Nice info Richard. Basically same thing I heard from Vartan (K-Var chief) several years back. I got my version of this directly from Vartan.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I -II Transitional Bayonets and Scabbards
Replies: 28
Views: 18898

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

The picture posted on Facebook in the Worldwide Bayonet Collectors Forum was easier to see. It didn't translate well. The bayonet in the guys teeth in the original picture is clearly a 6x3. No pommel demarcation line. Also of note is the fact that these two appear to be Air Force or maybe Paratroops...
by MDIvie
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet Chronology
Replies: 10
Views: 8201

Re: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet Chronology

Mike,

Thanks for the correction. I wasn't looking at my notes but TsNII TochMash is who I meant indeed. They supply refurb parts marked with the window pane mark. I believe they are actually located in or near Tula.

Martin
by MDIvie
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet Chronology
Replies: 10
Views: 8201

Re: Russian Kalashnikov Bayonet Chronology

I believe the 6x4 Type 4 and 5 were made by ToshMash.
by MDIvie
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Unusual marking on Russian 6X3 Type I scabbard
Replies: 2
Views: 2583

Re: Unusual marking on Russian 6X3 Type I scabbard

I think ilian is on to something here. This may be n actual 6X3 issued with an SVD. Would like to find out more. Is ZL a common prefix for SVD serial numbers? For instance.
by MDIvie
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Finland
Topic: Valmet Bayonets
Replies: 17
Views: 16524

Re: Valmet Bayonets

Mike,

Fiskars also makes a hunting knife of the same design with a wider blade. Another possibility for the origin of the scabbard.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Finland
Topic: Valmet Bayonets
Replies: 17
Views: 16524

Re: Valmet Bayonets

Mike, that last, natural leather sewn scabbard looks like a Fiskars fishing knife scabbard to me.
May not be, but that is what it looks like.

Martin
by MDIvie
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 60
Views: 35681

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

Very nice work Mike. Great information.
by MDIvie
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy new year!
Replies: 11
Views: 8517

Re: Happy new year!

Happy 2020 to all my bayonet collector friends around the world.
by MDIvie
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: AKM Bayonets & Scabbards
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

Re: AKM Bayonets & Scabbards

I understand Mike's reasoning for turning the Romy bayonets in the hangers, however, I like to display then as you would see them worn in the field, so with the hanger loop to the front. Just my personal preference. All of my bayonets are get in map drawers so I don't have the dust concern.
by MDIvie
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 60
Views: 35681

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

Mike,

I like that plan.
I have some original Russian formula black paint so I will probably due this to at least get one Tula in a Tula scabbard.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards
Replies: 60
Views: 35681

Re: Russian AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards

Good info. Both of my Tula 6X3's are in Izhevsk scabbards and I have one Izhevsk 6X3 in a Tula scabbard so I willl be able to do a reunite.
by MDIvie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Yugoslavia
Topic: Yugoslavian AKM Belt Hangers & Wrist Straps
Replies: 8
Views: 7212

Re: Yugoslavian AKM Belt Hangers & Wrist Straps

Theater made would be my bet.

Martin
by MDIvie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Russia
Topic: Russian 6X3 & 6X4 Hilt Strap Evolution
Replies: 15
Views: 11661

Re: Russian 6X3 & 6X4 Hilt Strap Evolution

I don't have a white wrist strap of either type and my white hanger is rough.

Martin
by MDIvie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Iraq
Topic: Iraqi Tabuk AKM Type II
Replies: 19
Views: 13757

Re: Iraqi Tabuk AKM Type II

Mike, I looked at your post with Yugo wrist straps and didn't see anything that looked exactly like my Iraqi wrist straps.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Iraq
Topic: Iraqi Tabuk AKM Type II
Replies: 19
Views: 13757

Re: Iraqi Tabuk AKM Type II

Wrist_Straps_IYD_F.JPG Wrist_Straps_IYD_B.JPG The Iraqi strap has a large size single head rivet to form the loop. The rivet on it has areas that are flatted and appear to be hammer marks like it was set without using a seating punch and die. This particular strap is from a non-serial numbers Tabuk...