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    My Bulgarian bayonet & "AK-74" Bulgy crescent

    I bought the bayonet and muzzle brake in anticipation of my SLR-107FR I have ordered.

    The bayonet is well worn with the finish rubbed off of much of the metal tip of the scabbard. The plastic part is in good shape. The metal retaining piece in the scabbard is in good shape, just the usual wear from rubbing against the blade. Leather on the frog was slightly cracked but I used Zymol leather conditioner to bring it back a little. The bayonet blade is dull and the edge on the wire cutter has a couple of pits on the edge. The blade tip is still plenty capable of some stabbing action but is damaged and not as sharp as it could be. Definitely needs some sharpening. There are a couple scratches on the blade and one side (unseen in pic) has alot of black pitting on the surface.

    The blade was covered in thick cosmo when it arrived, as was the outside of the scabbard. Everything cleaned up without too much fuss except the inside of the scabbard, there are still clumps stuck inside.

    Overall it's what you'd expect from a used bayonet from a conscript army I guess.

    The Bulgarian 24mm "AK-74" style muzzle brake with crescent cuts & chrome lined bore looks new to me. It arrived with a very thin coat of oil on it.

    Now all I need is the damn rifle.


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    Nice. Where did you get your flash hider?
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    bayonets are not supposed to be sharp. AT ALL!! its yours and you can sharpen it if you like but thats not the way they are supposed to be. Just a FYI

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    The bayonet looks like it just has some honest wear on it.

    Your call, but I'd leave it as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoj275
    Nice. Where did you get your flash hider?
    I got both the "AK-74" style muzzle brake and the bayonet from K-var. I think the AK-74 style cuts down on muzzle climb and recoil more than the birdcage RPK style one does. Atleast that's my experience from shooting a converted Saiga with the same brake fitted.

    Yeah I didn't mean to sound overly critical. It's fair to say that the bayonet has some honest wear. The one pictured on the website looks brand new though! :lol:


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    Maybe you can give them a call? The ones I've bought from K-VAR are brand new. It was 2003...

 

 

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