Bulgarian AK74 Bayonet

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$110.00

These bayonets were made in Bulgaria in the 1980s. The blade has a dull finish. The handle is plastic with a pebbled finish and three ridges providing grip. The scabbards are plastic covered steel and have an attachment which, when attached to the blade of the bayonet, form wire cutters. These bayonets do not appear to have seen use and are in excellent condition.

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These bayonets were made in Bulgaria in the 1980s. The blade has a dull finish. The handle is plastic with a pebbled finish and three ridges providing grip. The scabbards are plastic covered steel and have an attachment which, when attached to the blade of the bayonet, form wire cutters. These bayonets do not appear to have seen use and are in excellent condition.

Introduced in 1983, the AK74 bayonet improved upon the earlier AKM bayonets. Improvements in plastics technology enabled a return to the one-piece moulded plastic grip. This grip has a stippled non-slip surface, with concentric ridges that serve as finger grooves. The grip also incorporates a plastic version of the squared-off Type II pommel. The retention straps of the earlier bayonets were deemed to be unnecessary. The AK74 introduced a radical blade cross-section, that has a flat milled on one side near the edge and a corresponding flat milled on the opposite side near the false edge. The blade has a spear point and the usual hole for use as a wire-cutter. The scabbard is similar to the Type II scabbard.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Manufacturer Unknown
Overall Length 288mm 11.34"
Blade Length 153mm 6.02"
Weight (Including Scabbard) 0.38 Kg 1 lb 1 oz
Scabbard Plastic
Fits AK74