Item:
ON2855

Original Chinese AK-47 AKM Type II Bayonet

Regular price $40.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The improved AKM Type II bayonet was introduced in the mid-1960s and brought with it two significant changes. A squared-off steel pommel was added, to address the fragile nature of the Type I's bulbous plastic pommel. Revolutionary as it was, the Type I design couldn't change soldiers, who seem naturally inclined to use the pommel as a hammer. The second major change was a new scabbard. Advances in plastics technology had reached the point where the scabbard body could be made of molded plastic, with only a metal end for the wirecutter. This eliminated the need for a rubber insulator, as the plastic scabbard body was non-conductive.

This is a fine example of the Chinese AKM Type II bayonet with an orange plastic grip and scabbard body.

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