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Bulgarian AK47 Type I Bayonet With Scabbard and Frog 1958

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    Posted 2 years ago

    fortapache
    (2750 items)

    1958 is stamped on the crossguard. That is correct for the time period so I am thinking that is the year it was made. There are other markings such as the serial number and maker's mark.
    This is an odd looking bayonet as the AK47 was not made to be used with a bayonet. Thus the open ring at the base of the bayonet. Some may be thinking about the AKs with the built in bayonets but those are actually the AKM and not the AK47. The AKM replaced the AK47 in 1959 so AK47s are AKMs. Main difference is that AKMs are made with stamped metal.
    The handle is an attractive reddish brown plastic and the blade I am not sure about. It is very light. Also it is 8 inches long. Almost forgot to mention the blade is inverted when it is mounted to a rifle. IE the blade is pointing upwards. When hand held (the way it is used 99% of the time) the edge is downward as is normal. Once again this is because the AK47 was not designed for a bayonet.
    The scabbard is metal with a leather frog. Workmanship is quite good, much better than the Chinese made pieces. Now offense to them but they tend to be a bit rough.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Fierce looking bayonet, very impressive
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Great looking bayonet!!
    3. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 2 years ago
      It is neat looking. Pretty good adapting to make it fit a weapon never intended to have a bayonet. Customs(?) /ATF require having the bayonet removed from AKM's to be imported, my friend has one.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Newfld.

      Thank you very much Scott.

      Thank you very much Toyrebel. Removing the bayonet is more than useless and merely cosmetic.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      fattytail
      Newfld
      Irishcollector
      Broochman
      yougottahavestuff
      jscott0363
      Brunswick
      officialfuel
      Vynil33rpm
      Toyrebel
    6. elanski elanski, 2 years ago
      Cool. I have the later one that doubles up as a wire cutter.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much elanski. I'll get one of those some day.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      bobby725
      blunderbuss2
    9. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you pw-collector.
    10. steelmonkey, 2 years ago
      This is a Polish (AK47) pre-type1 bayonet. This is "not" the Type 1 bayonet. These are referred simply as AK47 bayonet. The Poles adopted the AK47 in 1957. The Type1's were adopted around 1965.

      Designed for the milled AK's. The Oval 11 factory stamp is the giveaway and are on all Polish AK47 & bayonets from this particular time period. The oval 11 stamp also appears on all Polish later AKM's & AK74's.

      Yous was made in 1958 by Fabryka Broni, Radom.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much steelmonkey. Looks like I need to do an all new write up.

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