Bulgarian AK47 Bayonet

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$75.00

Like all Eastern Bloc bayonets, this Bulgarian bayonet differs little from the USSR pattern on which it was based. The blade is fullered and single edged and has a matte finish. The grips are a reddish brown plastic and are rivetted to the blued handle. The scabbard is blued steel. These bayonets have not been issued and are in excellent condition.

Details

Like all Eastern Bloc bayonets, this Bulgarian bayonet differs little from the USSR pattern on which it was based. The blade is fullered and single edged and has a matte finish. The grips are a reddish brown plastic and are rivetted to the blued handle. The scabbard is blued steel. These bayonets have not been issued and are in excellent condition.

Following the Second World War there was some debate as to whether bayonets would be required in future conflicts. Like many other countries at the time, the USSR designed the AK47 rifle with the intention that it would not be used with a bayonet. When it was later decided that a bayonet would be required, rather than add a bayonet lug to the rifle, the USSR adopted a bayonet that did not require one. The AK47 is modelled on the Swedish M1914 bayonet, which itself was designed after the adoption of the rifle. Both the AK47 bayonet blade and scabbard were patterned after the M1940 bayonet used with the Tokarev SVT–40 self-loading rifle.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Manufacturer Arsenal AD
Overall Length 314mm 12.36"
Blade Length 203mm 7.99"
Weight (Including Scabbard) 0.41 Kg 14 oz
Scabbard Steel
Fits AK47