Indonesian AK47 Bayonet & Scabbard

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Indonesian AK47 Bayonet & Scabbard

Postby Brian » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:39 pm

Taken off the net, here is a pic of the Indonesian AK47 bayonet.
Not known if these were made for commercial sale only, or made for a contract somewhere. But Indonesia does not make their own AK, so the source of these hasn't been confirmed yet.
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Re: Indonesian AK47 Bayonet & Scabbard

Postby porterkids » Wed May 18, 2016 3:39 am

Here are some closer photos of mine. These were showing up on ebay a few years ago with some regularity. Supply seems to have dried up.

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Re: Indonesian AK47 Bayonet & Scabbard

Postby Mr. B. » Wed May 18, 2016 8:33 pm

I wish I had obtained one of these when they were available. One thing I noticed about them, as I was able to examine 5-6 of them over the years, was no two were exactly alike. There were several minor differences in both the bayonet and scabbard. Grip panels, fasteners, latch piece material and checkering, blade and fuller shapes, machining and pommel shapes, scabbard parts and assembly and obviously, the hanger style and fabric. Also none of them had anything in common with those made by the ComBloc countries. They appear to be almost individually hand made and assembled. Fit and finish is a little rough in places. Or perhaps made on crude equipment in small batches!? The one thing in common was they were all functional and fit on an AK47. To the best of my knowledge Indonesia never manufactured AK47 rifles, but did import them from various sources for their military and police. Perhaps they made up bayonets on demand domestically as needed? Or perhaps these were just made up for the collectors market??? Enough interest, maybe they'll make up some more, (I hope!) ??? Mike


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