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M1869 Sword bayonet for use on the 11 mm (.43 Egyptian) Remington No. 1 rolling block rifle produced by Remington for the Egyptian government.

A clone of the French M1866 Chassepot bayonet, the Egyptian Remington bayonet is distinguished from the French M1866 by the lack of a chamfered mortise and lack of the tenon slot at the inside top of the muzzle ring.  The third picture at left shows the unslotted muzzle ring and last picture compares the Egyptian M1869 mortise (top) to that of the French M1866 bayonet (bottom).

These bayonets were made by three Solingen Germany firms: Alexander Coppel, Gebruder Weyersberg, and W. R. Kirschbaum. The markings have gone away on this example, save for the letter "B" on the forward face of the crosspiece.

The 60,000 rifles from the 1869 Egyptian contract were diverted to France for use in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71. A second contract for 55,000 rifles was made in 1874 and these were delivered to the Egyptian government.

22.50 572 27.50 699 .710 18.0 Crosspiece (front): "B"

Hakim
Knife bayonet for use on the 8 mm. Hakim self-loading rifle.  The Hakim is a variation of the 6.5 mm Swedish AG42b Ljungman rifle.

The Hakim bayonet is closely patterned after the Swedish M1896 bayonet. However, it has a conventional tang and wood grip scales to provide added clearance for the Hakim's muzzle brake.

The Swedish M1896 bayonet will not mount to the Hakim, on account of the muzzle brake. However, the Hakim bayonet will mount to the Swedish Mauser, but only if the cleaning rod is not present.

8.375
213
13.125
333
.615
15.6
Pommel: Arabic numerals, "44008" and figural mark

Scabbard:  Arabic numerals, "28851" on throat.

AKM Type II Transitional Knife bayonet for use with the 7.62 mm. Kalashnikov AKM assault rifle.

The Egyptian AKM bayonet is the only AKM bayonet with a distinctive chocolate brown color grip. The web wrist strap is of looser weave than Russian and East German wrist straps; and is a dark emerald green color.

The tan leather belt hanger is 4.375 in. (110 mm.) long by 0.625 in. (15.8 mm.) wide., with the metal parts painted black. The scabbard is painted black, with a black insulator.

The fit and finish on Egyptian bayonets is more crude than other AKM Type II bayonets. A characteristic of Egyptian production is the excess glue around the grip, pommel, and crosspiece.

The Egyptian AKM bayonet represents a transition between the AKM Type I and Type II bayonets, mating the Type I scabbard with the Type II bayonet.

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5.75 146 10.625 270 .695 17.7 None.
AKM Type II Transitional Variation of the Egyptian AKM Type II Transitional bayonet with black plastic grip.

Examples may also be found with a blue-black grip.

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5.625 143 10.50 267 .695 17.7 None.
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