RUSSIA

Luttich sharpshooter
 
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Luttich Sharpshooters bayonet as used during the Crimean war Bayonet is Belgian made and based on the UK Brusnwick, an uncommon bayonet

 

 

Locking mechanism is similar to UK Brunswick

 

Heavy blade damage, could this be from cutting wire? It isn't that damage seen from "sword" fighting


1891/30 mosin nagant
 
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Tula made 91-30
 
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1891/30 with press stud lock rather than the earlier locking ring

91/30 
Total length = 500mm   Blade length = 462Blade width = 2.25 MRD = 15.5
Mosin Nagent sold as having USA marking 
   


winchester 1915
 
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Winchester 1915, unfortunately the permanently attached frog is missing from this scabbard

 

 

Winchester Arms makers mark under the cross guard, one indicator of the Russian issue blade

 

The scabbard throat is attached with a rivet and not a screw as used on the French 1914, this blade has had a "blunt" false edge nearly 5" long, I have found no reference in any text to this modification

 


svt 38
 
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SVT 38 in poor condition, blade is in un-cleaned condition

Comparison of the SVT 38 and 40 bayonets


svt 40 edge down
 
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SVT 40 with edge down blade

 

Makers mark on SVT40

 

Makers Stamp (?) on scabbard

 

 

 

Scabbard on blade has four rivets holding leather frog and no ball finial on the end of the scabbard


svt 40 edge up
 
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SVT40 comes in edge down (common) and edge up (scarce) variations

Edge up SVT40 is missing press stud

 

Maker stamp on scabbard, scabbard has web frog and has a ball finial.

 

 

Makers stamps on SVT 40 Star is Tula arsenal stamp


ersatz svt blade
 
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WWII Ersatz socket bayonet uses the 91 Mosin Nagant socket with the SVT blade. reputedly these were made in Leningrad or Stalingrad during their respective sieges

 

Blade has a serial number and the Iveshk arsenal arrow mark, which may indicate that they were production items rather than cobbled together items

 

This blade has obviously been buried since it was lost in WWII and shows heavy pitting, the damage to the end of the socket includes loss of the locking ring


44 carbine
 
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44 Carbine folding bayonet

 

Bayonet folds back alongside barrel

 

 

Fitting is actually the end of the rifle with he sight attached (Blade fits on right side of the rifle)


ak47
 
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Late pattern AK47

 

Cross guard arrow in triangle of Iveshk arsenal

 

 

Same marks on tang


akm type 1
 
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AKM type 1 produced by Tula, the Tula stamp (outline star) is on the small stud behind the muzzle ring.


akm type 2
 
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Iveshk produced AKM type 2  

 

Iveshk stamp (arrow in triangle) stamp molded in scabbard and partially stamped onto crossguard 


akm type ii
 
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AKM Type 2 with early East German hanger (identified by Brian)


akm type ii Iveshk
 
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Early AKM Type II

 

 

Iveshk makers mark with 3 digit serial number


ak74
 
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AK74 with dark "plum" composite grips and scabbard