Iraqi Tabuk AKM Type II

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Re: Iraqi Tabuk AKM Type II

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I recently added a new Tabuk bayonet to my collection.

I just noticed a few production differences on the scabbard of this one.
This scabbard is unnumbered. The bayonet is numbered 2015611.

On the lower upside part of the scabbard a circular mould line is found. On the upper upside part is a rectangular mould line. On the upside part there are two circular mould lines missing.

On the back side of the scabbard there are ‘usually’ 4 small circular mould lines. These are missing on this scabbard.

See comparison pics.
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Re: Iraqi Tabuk AKM Type II

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Re: Iraqi Tabuk AKM Type II

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Very nice Iraqi AKM 6X4 Type II bayonet and scabbard. You are correct the scabbard appears different than the usual ones. The differences that you point out make it very similar to the black Yugoslavian Type II scabbards. Since Yugoslavia provided Iraq with the equipment and technology to make these bayonets and scabbards it's no surprise that they are very similiar. I believe that this scabbard may have been made in Yugoslavia for Iraq or made in Iraq at some point in time using the original Yugo molds. Compare your scabbard with the Yugo Type II scabbards with the rectangular mold mark in the upper front.
Mike
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