Great info, thanks for posting this!The AK74 bayonets with this type of deactivation were sold in Russia as hunting knives. I am sure other coutntries allowed them as imports to for the same purpose. Please refer to my book "KALASHNIKOV BAYONETS A COLLECTORS GUIDE" by Martin D. Ivie
I love your book. It's my AK bayonet bible. Thank you for putting it together.Phil:
Thanks for taking the time to pull out the actual quote from my book.
I agree completely. These are much rarer than the other variations. I'd pay a premium for one if I could locate a unit for my collection.Having the factory version with the box, with the pin still intact and the blade markings still good, I would value them somewhat higher than the functional bayonets at this point in time. I am sure some would disagree with me.