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by MDIvie
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Big Thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 1890

Re: Big Thanks

Always great to hear this sort of thing. Congrats on joining the 6X5 experimental owners club.
by MDIvie
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Polish Web hangers on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 7944

Re: Polish Web hangers on eBay

Good catch guys. I stand corrected.
Mine doesn't have weird stitching. The stitching looks like original but on closer examination the webbing has obviously been cut off of something. When I'm wrong, I'm wrong.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Iraq
Topic: Iraqi Tabuk AKM Type II
Replies: 19
Views: 13757

Re: Iraqi Tabuk AKM Type II

Mike, From my observation, there is a known difference between Tabuk and Yugoslav made hangers. As with Richard's hanger, all of the hangers that I have seen from bayonets captured in the Tabuk factory have hangers that fasten right over left as viewed from the front versus left over right for Yugos...
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: India
Topic: INSAS
Replies: 25
Views: 24089

Re: INSAS

Windlass Cutlery has been the distributor for Indian Military blades for maybe a century or more. They also handle export sales for Indian military blades. In my opinion, what we have in our collections are no different than what would have been issued to the Indian military with the INSAS rifles. T...
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Chinese Type 56 Folding Spike Bayonet
Replies: 24
Views: 27958

Re: Chinese Type 56 Folding Spike Bayonet

Mike, The Albanians did indeed make a stamped receiver version of the Type 56 AK. The ones I have seen that are full Albanian production and not just assembled from Chinese and Albanian parts mixture, do not have the mag well dimples. I have not seen one in person to look closely at the bayonet, but...
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Chinese Type 85 Bayonet and Scabbard
Replies: 9
Views: 8976

Re: Chinese Type 85 Bayonet and Scabbard

I carry a P38 in the watch pocket of my jeans. Quit the key ring think when I ripped my leg open one day while pulling my keys out of my pocket in a hurry. I also keep the larger version of the P38 (forgot the designation) in my desk drawer at work.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Bulgaria
Topic: Bulgarian AK47 Hybrid Bayonet & Scabbard
Replies: 8
Views: 10090

Re: Bulgarian AK47 Hybrid Bayonet & Scabbard

Mike, The Bulgarians still produce milled receiver AKs based on the Soviet T3. They have been updated with a variety of things like a 90 degree gas block similar to the AK74s' gas block and black plastic furniture similar to that used on the AK74. The US government is one of Bulgaria's main customer...
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Is it Russian or Finnish AK47 bayonet?
Replies: 7
Views: 4516

Re: Is it Russian or Finnish AK47 bayonet?

Mike, Trying to ID which country a Russian export bayonet was sent to is near impossible. East Germany used Russian T2 and T3 AK's and the bayonets until they could get production going but I have no idea how to tell a Russian AK or bayonet issued to them unless maybe they have an NVA stamp on them ...
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Belt Hanger Identification
Replies: 18
Views: 8800

Re: Belt Hanger Identification

Richard, glad you found us. I'm glad to be back on here too. I had an old age moment and forgot my passord and had to have Brian help me out.
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Romanian 6X4 bayonet unmatching with plastic scabbard
Replies: 9
Views: 5590

Re: Romanian 6X4 bayonet unmatching with plastic scabbard

Richard, Sorry, I've been off this board for awhile. I would have worked something out with you. I bought a letter scabbard AIMS74 bayonet from a fellow collector on GunBroker for a reasonable price. Can't read the serial number on the knife and no hanger or wrist strap so I threw a Romanian brown l...
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Polish Web hangers on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 7944

Re: Polish Web hangers on eBay

I have the hanger and have handled the Polish Y-strap. The hanger is a purpose made unit that is based on the matrial from the Y-strap as far as I can tell, not cut off of a Y-strap assembly.
by MDIvie
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Questions about Romanian AKM Type I bayonet
Replies: 5
Views: 3558

Re: Questions about Romanian AKM Type I bayonet

Those are actually Romanian produced items. It does indeed look good with the hanger. Like Mr. B. I bought entire belt assemblies just to get the hangers. I have a ComBloc Dagger collection also that required buying the Romanian belt and hangers to get the belt loops and d-rings. The Romanians had a...
by MDIvie
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Finland
Topic: My pair of VALMET..
Replies: 5
Views: 4451

Re: My pair of VALMET..

There are also some real early variants with wood grips. None of which I posses. I also like the fighting knife variation. There are also presentation knifes made like the fighting knife with n provision to mount on a rifle. I only own the three basic bayonet types with my Hackman being more green i...
by MDIvie
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: My russian AKM type 2´s
Replies: 8
Views: 5722

Re: My russian AKM type 2´s

I like the trainers as well. One I am missing from my collection.
by MDIvie
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Early wood grip VZ58 Bayonet
Replies: 7
Views: 7122

Re: Early wood grip VZ58 Bayonet

My wood grip is in a pebble scabbard dated 1960. It appears to be all original. I also have a short tang no visible rivet in a pebble scabbard that's date is gone. I have other rivet configuration short tang, rounded cross guard knives in smooth leather scabbards dated 61 and 62. My only long tang i...
by MDIvie
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Wanted to Buy/Trade
Topic: Experimental 6X5 Hanger
Replies: 2
Views: 2698

Re: Experimental 6X5 Hanger

Based on information from the source I received the experimental 6X5 from. May be wrong info.
Martin
by MDIvie
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Wanted to Buy/Trade
Topic: Experimental 6X5 Hanger
Replies: 2
Views: 2698

Experimental 6X5 Hanger

Folks,

I don't have the correct hanger on my experimental 6X5, the hanger without the D-ring. Looking to buy one to complete my set up.

Martin
by MDIvie
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 45
Views: 29771

Re: Wazzit?

You can go absolutely crazy looking at hangers. This is a good example. I stopped trying to collect all the sub-variations years ago. I have tried to get as many of the major variations of Russian hangers pictured in the manuals, but still am missing some early ones of those and still need the type ...
by MDIvie
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wazzit?
Replies: 45
Views: 29771

Re: Wazzit?

Mike, I've had a hanger with a canvas belt loop for years. Came off a used Russian 6H3 that I pulled out of a bin Northridge had of them. It has the flattened D-Ring but the thorn is brass.
MDI
by MDIvie
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:09 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

I believe Ilian is correct. The second mark is a T in triangle which, I believe, is a Tula proof mark.

MDI