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VZ-24 Knife bayonet for use on the 8mm. Czechoslovakian VZ–24 Mauser rifle.  These bayonets were made in large numbers for export during the 1930s, including a sizeable contract for Romania.

This bayonet bears both the Romanian "CM" marking and the Romanian-format serial number used with their VZ–24 rifles. 

It was originally made in Czechoslovakia, with the metal in the white.  It was subsequently reworked in Romania, where it was blued and the grips replaced. The CM acceptance mark indicates that the rework was done at the Copsa Mica arsenal in Cugir.

11.75 298 17.00 432 .610 15.5 Ricasso: "CSZ" over "T"

Tang: Superimposed "CM"

Pommel: "GR" over "17065" (in electro pencil)

Scabbard (frog stud): two indistinct proofmarks
AKM Type I
Knife bayonet for use with the 7.62 mm. Kalashnikov AKM assault rifle.

A copy of the Russian 6X3 bayonet with a reddish-brown plastic grip. Black steel Type I scabbard with a tan or gray rubber insulator. Brown leather wrist strap.

The Romanian scabbard has a wire loop for attaching the customary clip-on belt hanger, however, Romania typically used a leather or nylon frog that wraps around the insulator.

The AKM rifle with which this bayonet was issued was made in 1986.

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5.875
150
11.00
280
.695
17.7
Crosspiece:  "S BP 4403"

Scabbard:  "S BP 4403"

AKM Type I

This example has the Russian-style leather belt hanger, uncommon on Romanian bayonets.

The belt hanger measures 3.25 in. (83 mm.) long by 0.625 in. (16 mm.) wide.

The AKM rifle with which this bayonet was issued was likely made in 1963–64 or 1970–71.

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5.875 150 11.00 280 .695 17.7 Crosspiece:  "CC 0760"

Scabbard:  "CC 0760"

AKM Type I

This example has the uncommon yellow grip.

The AKM rifle with which this bayonet was issued was likely made in 1965 or 1966.

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5.875 150 11.00 280 .695 17.7 Crosspiece: "PK 5051"

Scabbard: "PK 5051"

Belt Frog Leather belt frog for use with the AKM Type I knife bayonet. Heavy tan leather with hilt strap. The frog wraps around the scabbard’s rubber insulator and fastens with metal thorns.

Measures 7.75 in. (200 mm.) long by 1.875 in. (48 mm.) wide. 

This frog was not classified by Carter.

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Belt Frog Hybrid canvas/leather version of the Romanian belt frog. Dark Green canvas back, with tan leather front piece and hilt strap.

Measures 7.75 in. (200 mm.) long by 2.125 in. (54 mm.) wide.

This frog was not classified by Carter.

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