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Indian INSAS Bayonets
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INSAS

Post by Brian » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:33 pm

Here is the Indian INSAS bayonet. Not really an AK variant strictly speaking, but usually included due to its similarity to some AK bayonets. Not mine, found on the net years ago. But have one in my collection.
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Re: INSAS

Post by MDIvie » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:51 pm

The INSAS rifle is considered an AK varient, Just like th Galil and Valmet rifles. So, I consider their bayonets part of the family.

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Post by Brian » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:35 pm

I guess it is closer to the AK74 than the VZ58 is :-)
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Re: INSAS

Post by MDIvie » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:04 am

That it is Brian.

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Re: INSAS

Post by Mr. B. » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:49 am

I just picked up an Indian INSAS bayonet & scabbard as well. Does anyone have any information on what belt hanger is used or perhaps a picture? Even better, does anyone have an original one for sale or trade?

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Post by MDIvie » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:42 am

Have never even seen a picture of the hanger used. It is set up for a snap hook style, but who knows.

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Re: INSAS

Post by FirearmFrank » Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:13 pm

where did you find your bayo? i want one of these for my collection.
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Re: INSAS

Post by Mr. B. » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:33 pm

In spite of being mass produced, the INSAS bayonet remain difficult to obtain due to the fact that they have not been released by the military and are illegal to possess by civilians in India. The INSAS system was somewhat of a failure in India and is being phased out after being used by India, Nepal, Bhutan and Oman. The INSAS weapons, including bayonets may soon sold to other countries and perhaps become more available in the future.
During my research I have found that there are at least five documented variations of the INSAS bayonet and scabbard.
1. All black metal parts, (painted or blued?) with shinny tan plastic.
2. All grey metal parts , (phosphate?) with dull tan plastic
3. All black metal parts with black plastic.
4. All black metal parts, shinny tan plastic and bright blade
5 All black metal parts, black plastic and bright blade.

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Re: INSAS

Post by Mr. B. » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:40 pm

Here is a borrowed picture showing the difference between the grey/dull and black/shinny variations. Mike
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Re: INSAS

Post by Mickiru » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:36 pm

I'm looking for this INSAS bayonet. If somebody have it for sale just let me know please.

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Re: INSAS

Post by kstim » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:10 pm

Anybody have one of these for sale?

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Re: INSAS

Post by juris07 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:52 pm

I'm also looking for INSAS bayonet. If somebody have it for sale just let me know please.

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Re: INSAS

Post by kstim » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:20 pm

There is an INSAS on ebay right now, but the opening bid amount is $750.00. I want one, but not nearly that bad

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Re: INSAS

Post by Mr. B. » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:15 pm

There is also currently a nice INSAS on sale for $500.00 shipped on The AKforum.net
https://www.theakforum.net/forums/35-wa ... insas.html

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Re: INSAS

Post by kstim » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:38 pm

The one on eBay just sold for $750.00. This seems really high to me

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Re: INSAS

Post by kstim » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:38 pm

I was gonna offer the guy $250, $300 max

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Re: INSAS

Post by kstim » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:48 pm

Maybe I am just cheap

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Re: INSAS

Post by kstim » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:06 pm

Ok looks like actual price was $575.00. Still seems high to me

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Re: INSAS

Post by Mr. B. » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:41 pm

I recently observed an Indian INSAS bayonet and scabbard listed on eBay. As I compared the pictures I found them almost identical except for one thing. The one on eBay had the manufactures marks on both the bayonet and scabbard, mine did not. On closer examination mine appears to have originally had the marking, but they had been removed at some time. It looks like someone obliterated the markings with a hot tool of some kind. Top picture is from eBay listing, the rest are mine. Mike
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Re: INSAS

Post by Mr. B. » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:51 pm

Does anyone have any information about the manufacturers of the INSAS bayonet and scabbard? Is WINDLASS an Indian military manufacturer? In my research I found that they are an India based company. The also have offices in the USA and Great Britain. They are reported to make military items, but also make movie props and replicas of swords and knives. Are the few bayonets, (marked and unmarked), in our collections actual military issue items or just copies/replicas? Mike

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