Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

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Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

Post by Mr. B. » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:39 pm

How about a basic overview of the belt hangers used by the Romanians on their AKM 6X3 Type I bayonets and scabbards.
These bayonets were in production from 1963 through 1989 and the hangers issued/used varied over the years. There does not seem to be much consistency in the styles and their dates of issue. Even the dimensions, patterns, materials and construction vary widely within the basic styles. Different colors and texture of leather, different colors and patterns of stitching, different colors and placement of rivets, etc.. The later fabric and leather hangers also had all these differences as well. The all leather hangers all are narrowed waisted with one straight sided example. The fabric and leather hangers a found in both a narrow and wide styles. The 1st and oldest styles are similar to the ones found in Russia and other ComBloc countries. They are the one and two piece snap hook style hangers. The Romanian ones are typical dark brown leather with most having embossed edge lines. All the one hook hangers seem to use the flattened hook rings. The snap hook hangers are typically associated with the flat pommel bayonets.
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Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

Post by Mr. B. » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:55 pm

Below are an assortment of Romanian leather one piece wrap around hangers.
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Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

Post by Mr. B. » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:57 pm

Here are a few more one piece leather hangers.
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Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

Post by Mr. B. » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:01 pm

Now for an assortment of the one piece leather and fabric hangers. These are the narrow style ones.
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Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

Post by Mr. B. » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:05 pm

These are the last of the narrow leather and fabric hangers. Note the position, (heights), of the rivets that regulate the belt loop.
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Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

Post by Mr. B. » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:09 pm

Here are three of the wide style of the leather and fabric hangers. A narrow style one is included in the last picture for comparison.
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Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

Post by Mr. B. » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:16 pm

The Romanian hangers pictured above are just a few of the ones I have kept as representative samples. In my opinion there is no end to the amount of variations to be found in these hangers. There does not appears to be any standardization or specifications in the materials and construction. The same goes for the issue of these hangers, they can be found on almost any date or version of the bayonets and scabbards.

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Re: Romanian AKM 6X3 Type I Hanger Variations

Post by Brian » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:31 pm

Thanks MIke, great info.
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