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by Brian
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Bulgarian AKM Type II
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: Bulgarian AKM Type II

Normally mismatched and renumbered would be less desirable and something to upgrade when you get a chance. But as Mike said, both of your number pairs match...so I think that is actually quite nice, and not a negative at all. Nice piece.
by Brian
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: New member from Sweden
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: New member from Sweden

Hmm....Randall!
A lovely variety of edged weapons.
by Brian
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Wearing and Displaying a Romanian wrap around Hanger?
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Wearing and Displaying a Romanian wrap around Hanger?

First pic seems logical and natural. I can't think of a reason why it would be worn the other way around. Just my opinion.
by Brian
Mon May 17, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Wanted to Buy/Trade
Topic: Need Yugo Locking Catch
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Need Yugo Locking Catch

Mike,
Just need the button, spring and backing lock part. Pommel is fine.
I didn't know the Russian and Tabuk ones would be dimensionally different. Diameter and fit is fine, it's the depth. I'm hoping Yugo is the same as Tabuk.
by Brian
Sun May 16, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Wanted to Buy/Trade
Topic: Need Yugo Locking Catch
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Need Yugo Locking Catch

Picked up a very nice Tabuk, but missing the locking catch. All parts..the button, lock and spring. I figured I'd find a wrecked Type II bayo and use the catch. Got a Russian 6x4 and managed to remove the catch, but there are internal differences it seems. Everything fits, but when screwed down, it ...
by Brian
Sun May 16, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Hello i am new to bayonet collecting .
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Hello i am new to bayonet collecting .

Condition, condition, condition. "Been there, done that" condition doesn't add value. Neither does stories unless they have concrete provenance. Buy the best condition ones you can find, and matching numbers. Try and upgrade your examples until you have the best ones possible. Don't be afr...
by Brian
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Article on the Evolution of Soviet AK Bayonets
Replies: 6
Views: 6867

Re: Article on the Evolution of Soviet AK Bayonets

Adding a pdf version of this, in case the original article disappears.
by Brian
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Poland
Topic: Polish 6h3 "Type I" Handles
Replies: 31
Views: 19757

Re: Polish 6h3 "Type I" Handles

You have some excellent references on Polish bayos! On the down side...you are creating much more work for those of us trying to get all the variations :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Just when you think you are making progress, along comes Mike and shows you how many more you need to look for and classify. :D
by Brian
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Polish AK Bayonet Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: Polish AK Bayonet Collection

Fantastic display and collection!
by Brian
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Poland
Topic: Polish AK47 Bayonet 1958 "Z" Code Variation
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: Polish AK47 Bayonet 1958 "Z" Code Variation

Great info you are providing Mike!
by Brian
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Different pommel AKM
Replies: 4
Views: 1679

Re: Different pommel AKM

I think Ilian was talking about the top one...the so-called "square round back"
Still much debated. There was a conclusion they were replaced handles, but then the release of that Russian document saying they are indeed the early ones.
by Brian
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Supporting this forum
Replies: 15
Views: 12767

Re: Supporting this forum

Received...wondered where it came from :-)
Thanks a lot, really appreciated.
by Brian
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Supporting this forum
Replies: 15
Views: 12767

Re: Supporting this forum

Thanks Mike, received your donation with huge thanks. Does indeed help a lot. Forum costs aren't huge, but it hasn't been an easy year for anyone.
Wishing everyone out there a wonderful Festive Season and a smooth 2021. Stay safe!
by Brian
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: What is Behind the Upward Spiral of AK Bayonet Prices?
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Re: What is Behind the Upward Spiral of AK Bayonet Prices?

Possibly also the increased info available. When you have more info on variations like this site and Facebook, you get more collectors and more education, and prices rise. Our little secret is no longer secret anymore, and people realize this is a fascinating and complicated theme, and now sellers c...
by Brian
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Collection for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 3053

Re: Collection for sale

Are all the NRS's in Western collections that we know about missing the mechanism? Asking for a friend... :rotfl:
Seems impossible to find that part.
by Brian
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Czechoslovakia
Topic: Czech VZ58 Bayonet markings/numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 6153

Re: Czech VZ58 Bayonet markings/numbers

Great info, well done Mike.
by Brian
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Collection for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 3053

Re: Collection for sale

Isn't that from Naiden?
by Brian
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: AK Bayonet Discussion
Topic: Polish AK47 (6x2) bayonet with scrubbed year and 11 in oval
Replies: 4
Views: 1891

Re: Polish AK47 (6x2) bayonet with scrubbed year and 11 in oval

Not just factory or military refurb? They wouldn't have cared much about markings
by Brian
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Hungary
Topic: Israeli bayonet
Replies: 8
Views: 3279

Re: Israeli bayonet

I'm with Mike. And when I speak to my military contacts in Israel, they always tell me there is NO official issue knife or bayonet like this. Seems one of those things that if repeated enough times...becomes fact. I avoid them. Not to say the Yugo or Romy ones aren't legit, but I doubt they were don...
by Brian
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Germany
Topic: DDR M.59 / Russia 6X3
Replies: 6
Views: 2753

Re: DDR M.59 / Russia 6X3

Excellent info!