Czech VZ58 Bayonets with Vinyl NBC Scabbards

Czech VZ58 Bayonets
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Mr. B.
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Czech VZ58 Bayonets with Vinyl NBC Scabbards

Post by Mr. B. » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:48 am

Recently there has been some discussion about these vinyl bayonet scabbards They were created for use during possible NBC warfare during the Cold War period in the 1970's to replace the standard leather scabbards. The leather items absorbed and retained Nuclear, Biological and Chemical agents that were a health hazard, The Czechs also created matching vinyl magazine pouches and other non-porous equipment as well. The bayonet scabbards and single magazine pouches came in both a light grey and medium green color. I have a green scabbard and have seen a grey plus pictures of both colors in several references. Recently someone thought that they also made them in brown. Anyone have any additional pictures or information? Mike

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Re: Czech VZ58 Bayonets with Vinyl NBC Scabbards

Post by porterkids » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:45 am

No follow up information on the alleged brown scabbard. A dealer and member of a Facebook group (Lee Cousens) in the UK made the statement and was adamant that there are brown ones. My multiple requests for additional information have gone unanswered.

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