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Post by Mr. B. » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:56 pm

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"Correct Mike, none of the 6x2s have drain holes. Please find the closeup images I took of them over the summer. Unfortunately, these are all I have and do not have any of just the scabbards."

I had already been inspecting your original picture. That is why I asked. All 5 appear to be Russian Izhevsk made AK47 bayonets. However I believe that they are all made for Finland and not Russian issue. The 3 on the left are 1st contract with the early 2 band scabbards. The 2 on the right are 2nd contract with the later 1 piece hanger bracket. I believe they are Finnish because of no drain holes in the scabbards and the style and placement of the numbers. Also, I believe I can see that the 3 with unwrapped hangers have what appears to be stitching attaching the hilt loop to the fabric hanger. The Russian hangers used a single rivet. To further confirm this, the Russian issue bayonets would have an acceptance stamp on the right side of the pommel. The Finns do not. By the way, I display my Finnish ones along with the Russian ones as they are Russian made. Mike

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Post by ilian » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:17 pm

BlastCrab wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:55 pm
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Welcome ! You have a great collection sir.

But it's sad to see some chinese replica (T81 and T87) of the middle of these beauties
Thanks for your response. These were both ebay purchases, and for relatively cheap, so I am not surprised. I am very curious though how you see these are repros so easily.

Leather frog and wrong scabbard coloration on Type 81 and the Type 87 replica have the cutting part on the wrong side of the scabbard.

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Post by Mr. B. » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:12 am

I am really enjoying seeing and inspecting your collection. You have picked up an excellent selection of common to rare items. There are several that I would like to display in my collection. Hope you don't mind me asking question and making comments. Just want to understand what I'm seeing, always interested to learn new things.

Just a small observation, Why does the 1st bayonet and scabbard under Hungarian have what appears to have a Polish hanger and possibly a Polish wrist strap? The bayonet and scabbard are indeed Hungarian, (It's stamped "Made in Hungary FEG right on the crossguard"). I doubt that an import marked bayonet would have come in with Polish accessories. You seem to have the correct hangers and straps on the rest of the Hungarians. The Hungarian hangers are 2 separate pieces with 2 snap hooks. The Hungarian straps use 2 buckles. The Polish straps are unique as the small loop at the pommel is sewn. Mike

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Post by BlastCrab » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:02 am

Sorry I went silent, been swamped the last 10 days.

ilian, thank you for the info. Appreciate it.

Mike, thanks for the info on my T1s. Ill still count them as Russian. But I do have one on the way to me from across the pond that is a proper Russian 6x2.
You are also correct on the first Hungarian. If came from the seller with Polish accouterments and I didn't have an extra set od Hungarian leather to change it when the picture was taken. I do now and plan to correct it once I get back to where they are stored.

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