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Part 1: Two Rivers Arms Yugo M76 Rifle – Out of the Box

In 1975, Zastava Arms was approached by the Yugoslavian military with a need for a designated marksman’s rifle (DMR) that was semi-automatic and fired a full power round. Rather than license the Dragunov design, Zastava took a similar path that the Romanians did with the PSL – they took the base Kalashnikov design and scaled it up to handle a full size rifle round that they already had. In the case of Zastava, they chambered the rifle in 7.92×57 (8mm Mauser round). This put the effective range for human sized targets out at about 800 meters (875 yards).

The M76 is an interesting beast. When you pick one up, the first things you notice are that it is both heavy and long. Zatastava opted for a stiff, albeit heavy, milled receiver and a heavy barrel profile. The published statistics for the rifle put the weight at 4.6kg (10.14 pounds) – definitely not light. The barrel is 550mm (21.65 inches) long and the overall length is 1,135mm (44.69 inches).

All Things Yugo

This is where I enter the pictured. In 2006, I saw a photo in Shotgun News of an 8mm AK and thought it was a mistake! Over the years, I both learned more about the extended family of firearms based on the Kalashnikov design, the more I came to really like the Yugoslavian branch of the AK tree. I also very much wanted to own a Yugo M76 but a combination of budget (or lack there of) and reports of quality control problems by commercial US builders held me back.

A few things all came together to get me to finally move on having an M76. First, I got to know Two Rivers Arms over the years both by selling grips to them as well as their building some M72B1s for me. I knew they would do exceptional work. Second, TortOrt released their 80% Yugo M76 receivers and Tim at Two Rivers told me he could work with one of them. Third, I was able to source a complete kit with no furniture but a Green Mountain barrel from Apex and bought a complete Yugo M76 kit from Ivan Drago on GunBroker that did not have the barrel or the optic.

I need to mention something here – I just am not a huge fan of the offset scopes that the Soviets and Communist Bloc (ComBloc) countries came up with. I prefer something low, centered and … modern (gasp). When I talked to Tim at Two Rivers about my plans to not go with the traditional ZRAK 4x optic he was surprised. I already knew I wanted to use one of RS!Regulate’s mounting systems because they are simply the best most adjustable mounts out there. My first thought was to replace the factory optic rail on the receiver with more on an AKM style but we found out that the RS!Regulate AK-303M would have enough adjustment that we could use the factory rail. So, I ordered in the AK-303M lower rail and the AKR upper – RS!Regulate mounts are two piece so you can really dial in what you want.

This is the two piece RS!Regulate mount. The lower piece starts a fourth of the way down where you see a second Picatinny rail. That lower pieces is the AK-303M section. The upper piece is the “AKR” model and can be moved front to back and left to right on the lower allowing you to really dial things in. Pins are provided to lock the position in once everything is worked out.

By the way, on the RS!Regulate parts, either buy them direct or from a reputable vendor – not eBay or Amazon. There are cheap Chinese knockoffs/counterfeits that are for sale and not only is the quality poor but you are taking money from the small business who put in the hard work and money to make these.

Eventually, all of the parts arrive, I packed them in boxes and sent them to Tim at Two Rivers. Then the waiting part happened. With top notch builders, they are backlogged with work. In my case, I asked them to put the project on hold at one point, so all said and done, it was just shy of two years before schedules aligned and the rifle was completed. When Tim called to tell me he was wrapping it up after test firing it, I was pretty excited to say the least.

Out of the Box Impressions

Tim sent the rifle to my friend and FFL, Scott Igert of Modern Antique Firearms and as soon as it arrived, I went over to get it. Scott and I pulled it out of the box. Wow , was it big and cool. The diameter of the barrel was actually surprisingly big.

When I got home, I measured it. The rifle was just under 44-3/4″ long from the tip of the compensator to the top of the recoil pad on the buttstock.

Weight of the rifle without a magazine was 9.86 pounds. It was 10.42 pounds with an empty magazine. I instantly liked the heft as I like heavy rifles and the balance was pretty good. Granted there is a mile of heavy steel in front of the receiver but it was pretty decent.

Here are some photos of the base rifle. You may notice the trigger is silver – I did install an ALG trigger (my hands down favorite AK trigger now) before I took these shots and will write up some of the modifications in following posts.

Look at that barrel and giant ejection port!
Here’s a good view of the M76 buttstock with the unique relief in the front. Note, you can interchange Yugo M70 and M72 fixed stocks with the M76 if you are ever so inclined. Then you have that giant unique grip. I wear XL-sized gloves and it is a handful.
It uses the same recoil pad as the M70 and M72 series rifles. Because of the weight and the gas action, I am not expecting a bad recoil.
There is just under 17″ of the 21.65″ barrel sticking out from the end of the wood (not the retainer) you see in the photo. The muzzle brake is integration with the front sight block (FSB) and not removable. The barrel is 0.845″ thick immediately in front of the handguard retainer.
The M76 has a gas regulator and is the silver dial you see above. It has three settings.
Unlike AK rifles, the M76’s muzzle brake is integral with the front sight block – it is not removable. It’s also interesting to note the threading for the attachment of a suppressor. Note the bayonet lug.
Let’s look at the other side now.
The side dovetail scope rail is unique and the RS!Regulate can accommodate it.
It uses a solid recoil rod assembly like the milled AKs and some RPKs use vs. the toggle wire assembly you see in AKMs. The increased rigidity of the recoil rod probably helps handle the heavier load plus aid in consistency of the bolt returning into battery. A number of us used to build AKMs with the milled rods to try and improve accuracy.
The M76 uses a 10 round box magazine.
There is one Achille’s Heel with the M76 (meaning the one weakness) is that the followers have a tendency to jam down hard when the bolt hold open (BHO) follower is hit from behind by the bolt. — that’s pretty ironic really. What happens way too often (in my opinion), is that the bolt hits the BHO causing a cantilever motion and because of an overly large gap, the front of the follower nose dives down into the mag body and it is not easy to get it back up but there is a fix. Note the very small tab just barely visible between the rear of the bolt body and the follower – I welded that in to limit the gap that allowed the nose dive to happen. I’ll write that up in a later post.
Nice shot of the Zastava logo and serialization info above the lightening cut.

I will be writing up my journey in upcoming posts and hope to take this rifle to the range in the near future. Definitely a big shout out to the gang at Two Rivers Arms for another wicked build! Thanks guys!


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Yugoslavia army JNA scope ON-M76A ZRAK for M76 from 1987

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Yugoslavia army JNA scope ON-M76A ZRAK for M76 from 1984

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Yugoslavia army JNA scope ON-M76A ZRAK for M76 from 1982

$339.99
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Yugo Zastava m76 mag pouch ULTRA RARE field pouch excellent

$140.00
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Yugo Zastava m76 mag pouch ULTRA RARE field pouch used

$140.00
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Protected by ZASTAVA M76 Gun Pistol Rifle Revolver Warning Ammo Aluminum Sign

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Protected by ZASTAVA M76 Gun Pistol Rifle Revolver Warning Ammo Aluminum Sign

$33.99
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Protected by ZASTAVA M76 Gun Pistol Rifle Revolver Warning Ammo Aluminum Sign

$21.24
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Sniper vest for Yugo M76 sniper rifle

$84.99
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Yugoslavian m76 oil can (authentic gun oil canisters)

$18.75
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Forgotten Weapons Reviews Two Galils in 5.56 and 7.62mm

The Galil rifles have always fascinated me. Israel designed and adopted them following the disappointing performance of FAL rifles in the desert. The history is pretty interesting and Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons gives you a brief overview in this video.

To learn more, check out these additional resources:


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My Cool New Kalashnikov Coffee Cup

Guys, I must confess that I have a coffee addiction 🙂 As most of you know, I am into AK rifles as well. As part of that interest, I have read every biography I could find of Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov to try and better understand what led to the creation of the AK-47 and the eventual family of Kalashnikov designs.

Recently I was searching on Amazon and surprisingly found a coffee cup with a great photo of a young Kalashnikov that was tastefully done and, of courcase, had to order it. I had to wait a few weeks as it shipped from Germany.

When it arrived, I was surprised that the graphic was a different color than what the Amazon ad depicted. I thought about returning it but I do like the cup. The following shows you the cup that arrived – it is pretty cool and the color has grown on me.

My wife’s reaction was “Why did you buy another coffee cup?” To which I answered “But honey, this is Kalashnikov” at which she just turned around while shaking her head 🙂

In case you are looking for a conversation piece, check out this cup.

If you don’t see an Amazon listing, go to Amazon and search for: B07CMXMNNX


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Larry Vickers Interview in Russia – Is the AK Outdated?

During his visit to Russia in 2018, Larry Vickers was interviewed by
Vladimir Onokoy, a technical consultant with the Kalashnikov Concern, about Larry’s views on the traditional AK platform.

The two discussed a number of topics and I’ll just hit some personal highlights that I found interesting:

  • Larry mentioned that people get hung up on the design of the safety and the short sight radius but the positives of the design far outweigh the negatives. This is especially true because the safety works just fine once you get used to it and the addition of a good red dot is a game changer. I agree with both points.
  • Vladimir asked Larry his caliber preference. Larry said if he had to only pick one, it would be 7.62×39. That’s definitely my go-to caliber for the rifle.
  • Larry made a really interesting point – the tapers of the 7.62×39 and 5.45×39 aid in reliable feeding in the AK platform. The 5.56×45 is at a disadvantage because it does not have the same degree of taper. That caught my attention – I never really stopped and thought about the impacts of case taper on reliability given how to AK operates. Interesting point.

So, is the AK obsolete? In my opinion, it is an extensible platform but watch this interesting video and here Larry’s thoughts first hand.


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General Mikhail Kalashnikov AK-47 Assault Rifle Designer JSA SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED

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General Mikhail Kalashnikov AK-47 Signed Photo Autograph Beckett Certified BAS

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Mikhail Kalashnikov Military Cadet Hat Cap Birthday Commemorative Guns GSG-AK47

$33.03
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Mikhail Kalashnikov AK47 rifle RIP Soviet Russian t shirt

$24.99
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Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov Face Window Decal White 4 x 5.25

$4.49
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The inventor of the AK-47. Autograph of Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov

$400.00
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Mikhail Kalashnikov AK-47 Commemorative Coin Gold Plated (60th Anniversary)

$250.00
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Mikhail Kalashnikov AK47 rifle RIP Soviet Russian t shirt

$30.99
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RUSSIAN KALASHNIKOV KNIFE AUTHENTIC WITH CERTIFICATE OF MIKHAIL KALASHNIKOV SIGN

$575.00
End Date: Wednesday May-29-2019 15:10:39 PDT
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RUSSIAN KALASHNIKOV KNIFE AUTHENTIC WITH CERTIFICATE OF MIKHAIL KALASHNIKOV SIGN

$299.00
End Date: Friday Jun-14-2019 10:56:59 PDT
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Kalashnikov Concern’s Own Video About Early AK Variants

As you well know, I am very interested in AK rifles, their history and how they are evolving.  In September 2018, Kalashnikov Concern released a very interesting video that shows you some of their early AK variants.

In the video, Vladimir Onokay, a technical consultant with the Kalashnikov Concern, will show some unique AKs manufactured in 1948 at the Izhevsk motorcycle factory as well as models produced until the 1950s.

Please note that the following video is hosted in Russia and you may need to let it buffer a bit for smooth viewing.  It’s just over 4 minutes long and any student of the AK design will find it very interesting.

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Gorka 3 BARS Russian Army Military Camo Hood Mountain Water Repellent Suit

$89.95
End Date: Saturday Jun-8-2019 5:40:17 PDT
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Soviet, Russian bayonet scabbard with carrying strap Tula Logo

$19.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday May-31-2019 18:22:10 PDT
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Russian Army Original Shovel RATNIK: 6b38 MPL-50 new generation! NEW!!!

$24.99
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1945 Original Soviet Russian Navy Dirk Dagger Naval WW2

$450.00 (0 Bids)
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MILITARY RUSSIAN ARMY FOOD RATION !ONE MEAL! Pack MRE Emergency Ration!

$29.99
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Russian Army food daily meal 1,6 kg military ration MRE Every day

$38.00
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Soviet Russian Army Peaked Visor Hat Cap Size 56

$25.00
End Date: Friday Jun-21-2019 6:55:04 PDT
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OPI Nail Polish, 0.5 fl. oz. -** Pick Any **

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Mosin Nagant 91/30 Russian Bayonet

$39.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 14:06:33 PDT
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Russian Army daily emergency combat ration military IRP MRE food box exp.12/2019

$30.00
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 22:05:35 PDT
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Soviet Russian Army GUARDS BADGE 1980s ORIGINAL Guard Brass & Enamel Mint Marked

$10.49
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 8:01:48 PDT
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Russian Army Sheepskin Lambskin Fur Winter Mittens. Made in USSR. Warm! New!

$24.95
End Date: Tuesday May-28-2019 11:21:27 PDT
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VINTAGE SOVIET RUSSIAN ARMY WRIST COMPASS ADRIANOV ORIGINAL

$21.00
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WW I Imperial Russian Army Cap RUS

$54.00
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OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish, U Pick Color, 0.5 oz, list #2, FREE SHIPPING

$6.75
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Russian Army Sheepskin Lambskin Fur Winter Mittens. Made in USSR. Warm! New!

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Tips on How to Find AK Bayonet Deals on eBay

While I am not fond of eBay’s antigun sentiments there are deals to be found there – especially when individuals are listing stuff for sale.  So, I want to give you some tips and also have the system run you some real-time results of searches so you can see what is out there.

Buyer Tips

  1. Watch out for the scammers.  Folks will list stuff and make claims. So, know what you are looking for and don’t buy blind.
  2. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is a scam.
  3. Watch the shipping price.  I’ve watched sellers enter a low price and then have a very high shipping charge to recover the difference.
  4. Businesses sometimes have good deals but many will price stuff high and just let them sit there until a buyer comes along.  All things being equal, try searching only on auctions (not Buy It Now (BIN)) and have the eBay system list them in the order of auctions ending soonest.  You might be surprised what turns up.  Under Advanced Search, you can change a number of search criteria to dig around in your favor.
  5. Watch the seller rating – I put a lot of stock in the number of transactions and the seller’s score.  If you have a seller with very few transactions and is relatively new, then there is more risk.  I will not bet a fortune on an unknown seller but I might take a small risk and see what happens.  Statistically, if they have more than 30 sales and a good score, you have a pretty good indication that the buyer is legit.
  6. Don’t freak out of the seller doesn’t reply right away.  Folks do go on vacation, get sick, etc.
  7. Save your searches so you can re-use them and get emailed results.
  8. Realize that if you are really specific you may not find stuff listed differently.  For example, I will list the country and bayonet in case they say AK, rifle, AK47, AK74, etc. and throw a really tight search off.
  9. Look at the photos carefully.  I’ve bought stuff after looking at an item on a smart phone and missed problems I would have seen on a larger monitory.
  10. Learn the prices.  If you jump right in you may pay too much.  In some cases you will see one buyer asking multiples of the going price – he/she may be counting on people jumping in and buying with little to no knowledge of prices.
  11. Be objective – if an auction starts exceeding what you want to pay then bow out.  Don’t get emotionally attached and feel that you need to win the auction.
  12. If you buy something international, you will want to understand shipping charges and any regulations you may encounter either in the seller’s country or in your own.

Searching on a eBay

This is your basic search page in eBay.

You’ll notice it is set to “Auction” only and the sort is set to “Time ending soonest”.   Lastly, the heart under “Accept Offers” means I checked the box to save the search.

If you look to the right of the search button, you will see “Advanced” and this is where you can do all kinds of cool stuff to your current search or a saved search including:

  • Words to exclude – this is powerful if you are getting unwanted stuff in and it happens all the time.  This can make your search far more likely to turn up what you care about.  For example, you could tell it to exclude airsoft and model.
  • You can search just in specific categories.  Be careful with this one – bayonets for example can be in a number of different categories.
  • You can search in title and description, completed listings, and sold listings.
    • By specifying a price range you can skip stuff like frogs/scabbards.  For example, you might tell it to only show you items between $14.99 and $200
  • It again let’s you select from Auctions, Buy It now and Classified Ads.
  • You can specify the condition new, used or not specified.
  • You can list specific sellers you care about.
  • Items with Free shipping or located somewhere.
  • And much more

Russian and Soviet Bayonets

Here I am searching both ways – I tend to find people do not always realize the difference between the USSR and Russia when they list an item.  It’s set to auction only and sorted by items ending first.

Russian Bayonet W/ Scabbard Cosmoline Both

$75.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday May-29-2019 7:24:47 PDT
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Post World War II Russian Bayonet Wire Cutter Combo + Scabbard

$35.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 15:53:20 PDT
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Russian Bayonet Steel Scabbard & Frog Wire Cutter Bakelite Grip Marking Stamp

$2.25 (2 Bids)
End Date: Friday May-31-2019 11:36:52 PDT
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Soviet, Russian bayonet scabbard with carrying strap Tula Logo

$19.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday May-31-2019 18:22:10 PDT
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Soviet, Russian bayonet scabbard with carrying strap Izhevsk Logo

$19.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday May-31-2019 18:27:17 PDT
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Russian Bayonet to the rifle Mosin, triangular, without cutting

$45.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday May-31-2019 19:09:38 PDT
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Knife.Analog Russian bayonet knife AK

$8.88 (1 Bid)
End Date: Saturday Jun-1-2019 14:28:55 PDT
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Mosin Nagant 91/30 Russian Bayonet m91/30 1891 ww2 wwII soviet

$32.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jun-2-2019 19:44:18 PDT
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Bulgarian Bayonets

Same thing but in addition to saying “Bulgarian Bayonet” I will use the slang of “Bulgy Bayonet” too.  It’s also auction only and sorted by items ending first.

Bulgaria Bulgarian Bayonet Late Type 74 w/ Scabbard

$75.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday May-29-2019 16:23:04 PDT
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Cold War Bulgarian Bayonet And Scabbard

$59.99
End Date: Friday Jun-14-2019 7:24:25 PDT
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Vintage Bulgarian Bayonet & Scabbard type 1

$60.00
End Date: Thursday Jun-20-2019 15:07:59 PDT
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Bulgarian bayonet frog - Mannlicher - WW2.

$25.00
End Date: Wednesday Jun-5-2019 12:14:08 PDT
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East German Bayonets

I didn’t see any auctions when I wrote this post so this search is for all items, not just auctions, sorted by “Price + Shipping:  Lowest First”.  This is an example where you tend to see a lot of frogs and scabbards show up first due to their relatively low pricing.

Vintage EARLY East German Bayonet scabbard for Russian 7.62 x 39mm Type

$24.95
End Date: Saturday Jun-22-2019 11:16:07 PDT
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East german bayonet w/frog Nos

$95.00
End Date: Monday Jun-10-2019 20:14:56 PDT
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Polish Bayonets

Here’s an example where you can get weird stuff like shoe polish so I will exclude the word shoe.  It’s also auction only and sorted by items ending first.

WW2 Polish Mauser Bayonet Leather Frog WZ24 1924 WZ98/05 WZ86/93 Radom Perkun

$250.00
End Date: Saturday Jun-22-2019 9:16:27 PDT
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ORIGINAL PRE WW2 WORLD WAR II POLISH FB RADOM BAYONET

$250.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jun-2-2019 19:07:06 PDT
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RARE Polish Issue French Lebel Bayonet WZ86/93 WW1 WW2 Radom

$200.00
End Date: Friday Jun-21-2019 14:24:55 PDT
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Polish BAKELITE 7.62 1958 BAYONET Metal Scabbard 5.45 russian knife soviet

$88.00
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 17:26:21 PDT
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POLISH RED BAKELITE BAYONET WITH SCABBARD MATCHING NUMBERS

$49.95
End Date: Friday Jun-21-2019 21:49:52 PDT
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Polish AK Bayonet with Scabbard and Frog

$75.00
End Date: Saturday Jun-8-2019 11:03:04 PDT
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POLISH POLAND FROG TO AK BAYONET 1958 AND POLAND KNIFE WZ55 RARE

$15.00
End Date: Monday Jun-3-2019 10:08:57 PDT
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E&L AK74N (AIRSOFT) (with: real bakelite converted magazines, Polish bayonet)

$400.00
End Date: Sunday Jun-9-2019 20:19:47 PDT
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Polish Type 1 Bayonet dated 1958 W/Scabbard

$49.00
End Date: Friday Jun-21-2019 3:41:56 PDT
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WW II PERKUN RADOM ORIGINAL SCABBARD TO POLISH BAYONET POLAND WORLD WAR 2

$85.00
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 10:41:26 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $85.00
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Polish BAKELITE 7.62 1958 BAYONET Metal Scabbard 5.45 russian knife soviet

$70.00
End Date: Sunday Jun-16-2019 21:27:34 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $70.00
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Matching Numbers Polish 7.62 Bayonet With Frog , Handle Strap & Wire Cut Sheath

$84.95
End Date: Wednesday May-29-2019 21:33:47 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $84.95
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POLISH WZ. 29 BAYONET M29 M1929 WITH LEATHER FROG - MUSEUM QUALITY REPLICA

$155.00
End Date: Saturday Jun-15-2019 7:45:11 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
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WW II Polish BAYONET Frog for VZ 27 & VZ 29 bayonet (Repro)

$23.00
End Date: Saturday Jun-15-2019 23:41:06 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $23.00
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POLAND Polish AK Training Bayonet M1985 GAL WHITE GUM

$99.00
End Date: Monday Jun-3-2019 10:10:08 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $99.00
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ARK LIGHTING ARLV2500 HOUSING FOR 35W MAX. MR11 DC BAYONET

$24.00
End Date: Friday Jun-7-2019 9:21:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $24.00
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POLISH ARMY WWII WW2 NATURAL LEATHER BAYONET FROG lightly aged marked

$28.00
End Date: Monday Jun-24-2019 15:35:18 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $28.00
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Polish BAKELITE 7.62 1958 BAYONET Metal Scabbard 5.45 russian knife soviet

$84.99
End Date: Wednesday May-29-2019 13:39:31 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $84.99
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Romanian Bayonets

We need to search both for Romanian bayonets and Romy bayonets.  Now when I created this search, no auctions turned up so I am showing any items that match the keywords and am sorting “Price + Shipping: Lowest First”.  Some of the prices I am seeing are nuts.  I would not pay over $20 for a Romy AKM bayonet – sorry.

Type 1 Numbers Matching Romanian Bayonet Leather & Frog 3-Cell Magazine Pouch

$44.99
End Date: Sunday Jun-16-2019 20:10:53 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $44.99
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Romanian bayonet with wire cutting scabbard and rubber insulator

$36.00
End Date: Thursday Jun-20-2019 14:46:34 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $36.00
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Vintage Romanian Bayonet w/Matching Number Wire Cutter Bakelite Scabbard #5

$49.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 17:39:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
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Vintage Romanian Bayonet w/Matching Number Wire Cutter Bakelite Scabbard #1

$49.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 17:39:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
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Vintage Romanian Bayonet w/Matching Number Wire Cutter Bakelite Scabbard #4

$49.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 17:39:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
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Vintage Romanian Bayonet w/Matching Number Wire Cutter Bakelite Scabbard #3

$49.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 17:39:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
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Vintage Romanian Bayonet w/Matching Number Wire Cutter Bakelite Scabbard #7

$49.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 17:39:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
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Vintage Romanian Bayonet w/Matching Number Wire Cutter Bakelite Scabbard #2

$59.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 17:39:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $59.99
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Romanian Bayonet w/ Scabbard, green Canvas Hanger, Insulator and Wrist Strap

$52.00
End Date: Tuesday May-28-2019 7:49:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $52.00
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Romanian Bayonet w Scabbard Frog Strap M59 6x3 M Type 1 Matching 7.62x39 VG!!

$65.78
End Date: Sunday Jun-2-2019 18:01:49 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $65.78
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Vintage Romanian Bayonet With Case ,

$95.00
End Date: Saturday Jun-22-2019 15:06:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $95.00
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Type 2 Romanian bayonet with wire cutting scabbard

$30.00
End Date: Monday Jun-17-2019 12:57:56 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
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Type 2 Romanian bayonet with wire cutting scabbard

$35.00
End Date: Monday Jun-17-2019 12:03:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
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ROMANIAN BAYONET KNIFE W/SCABBARD

$58.95
End Date: Wednesday Jun-5-2019 10:04:52 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $58.95
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ROMANIAN BAYONET KNIFE WITH SCABBARD

$62.95
End Date: Wednesday Jun-5-2019 10:16:32 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $62.95
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WWI OWG 1895 Romanian Bayonet

$75.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday May-31-2019 16:45:10 PDT
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Yugoslavian and Zastava Bayonets

On this one we need to get more creative and will search using variations of Yugo, Yugoslav, Yugoslavian, and Zastava,  I did need to exclude “WWI” and “WWII” because of all the WWI and WWII bayonets that come up.  Not a great deal came up when I was writing this so the search is for all items and is sorted “Price + Shipping: Lowest First”

YUGO YUGOSLAVIAN K98 MAUSER M48 BAYONET SCABBARD LEATHER FROG MINT condition.

$19.99
End Date: Sunday Jun-2-2019 4:59:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
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Yugoslavian Bayonet

$29.95
End Date: Tuesday May-28-2019 16:01:49 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $29.95
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YUGO BAYONET YUGOSLAVIAN MATCHING NUMBERS

$34.95
End Date: Saturday Jun-8-2019 11:41:52 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $34.95
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M1956 YUGO BAYONET ZASTAVA &SCABBARD m56 Yugoslavia Mint Unissued

$85.00
End Date: Sunday Jun-23-2019 7:56:16 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $85.00
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YUGOSLAVIAN Bayonet 44 battle knife antique vintage

$200.00
End Date: Saturday Jun-15-2019 16:57:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
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*** YUGOSLAVIAN *** RARE M1924B bayonet & scabbard & frog M24B

$399.00
End Date: Wednesday Jun-5-2019 6:51:23 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $399.00
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Yugoslavian Bayonet Leather Frog

$9.00
End Date: Saturday Jun-8-2019 13:10:39 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.00
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Yugoslavian Bayonet Frog

$17.60
End Date: Wednesday Jun-5-2019 13:35:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $17.60
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Yugoslavian Bayonet

$39.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 8:46:14 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
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Vintage Model 1948 Yugoslavian Rifle Bayonet with Scabbard & Frog 0316

$89.00
End Date: Monday Jun-24-2019 10:23:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $89.00
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Yugoslavian Bayonet Blade 44 Marked 2328 (M2328) Wood Handle w/ Scabbard Knife

$89.95
End Date: Saturday Jun-1-2019 8:25:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $89.95
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ORIGINAL YUGO M48 BAYONET,SCABBARD & BELT HANGER FROG M24,K98 MAUSER RIFLE*RARE#

$90.00
End Date: Thursday Jun-6-2019 12:36:40 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $90.00
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Conclusion

I hope this helps you out.  There are a lot of search capabilities in eBay and you need to learn how to use them in your favor.


AK-47 Image Source:  By Allatur, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16254298


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Amazon product links are at the bottom of the post.


A Fascinating Video Showcasing The Adoption of Quality at the Kalashnikov Concern in Izhevsk, Russia

I always find turnaround stories interesting.  While we often focus on the older AK rifles, there is a fascinating story about how Kalashnikov Concern modernized and developed world class capabilities.  They produced the video that spurred me to write this post to share with you.

In the 1990s, Izhmash and Izhvesk were in tough shape.  They were only using 10% of their capacity and government orders were reduced.  By 2010, they were in a deep crisis.  In 2012, the two groups were consolidated into the Kalashnikov Concern as part of RosTec — I’ll just say “Kalashnikov” going forward.

Kalashnikov leadership embarked on a large scale improvement journey leverage lean quality management concepts, CNC automation,  and significant IT investments (ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning, MES – Manufacturing Execution System and WMS – warehouse management system are mentioned or briefly shown).

Kalashnikov wisely focused on their people — and I think this last part is key.  They addressed a poor work environment with medical facilities, a cafeteria and training in modern methods.  They even have a university that produces 300 graduates each year.  Getting people to learn and change are always the hardest things to  do yet also the most critical.

As a result, they improved productivity by 2.5 times, shrunk their time to market and removed a considerable amount of waste.

This video is a few years old but is a fascinating 8 minute journey starting with their origins through their turn around story.  There are a lot of photos of CNC systems, brightly lit and clean factory areas, the warehouse, class rooms and more.   It’s very impressive.

If you are interested in more information on the Kalashnikov Concern, click here.


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USSR Russian AKS-74U Shortened AK74 Canvas Rifle Drop Case Kalashnikov Bag NOS

$16.96
End Date: Tuesday Jun-4-2019 11:09:31 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16.96
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*HUGE Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AKM AK-47 7.62 Kalashnikov MAN CAVE BUY!!

$17.97
End Date: Thursday Jun-20-2019 0:25:24 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $17.97
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USSR Soviet AK47 AK74 AK 3 Magazines Ammo Pouch Canvas Bag for Kalashnikov Mags

$23.99
End Date: Friday Jun-14-2019 5:07:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $23.99
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*Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AK47 AKM 7.62x39 Kalashnikov Rifle 17x11 LQQK!

$12.97
End Date: Sunday Jun-23-2019 3:22:13 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.97
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AK-47 Soviet Army Kalashnikov Airsoft Assault Rifle/Gun -- metal/prop/M16 -- NEW

$38.95
End Date: Thursday Jun-20-2019 11:44:58 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $38.95
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AK47 T Shirt Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed 100% Cotton

$16.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 7:37:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
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Vintage Military Russian Soviet Ak Bayonet Dagger Knife Scabbard First Gen

$88.00
End Date: Thursday Jun-20-2019 8:15:15 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $88.00
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Soviet Military AK MAG Pouch Canvas Leather Olive Drab Green Purse Shoulder Bag

$10.00
End Date: Friday Jun-21-2019 4:14:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.00
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TELNYASHKA RUSSIAN MILITARY ARMY NAVY STRIPED DARK BLUE T-SHIRT long sleeve

$11.96
End Date: Sunday Jun-2-2019 13:01:29 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $11.96
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$12.99
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 9:57:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
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Mens T-Shirt Long Sleeve TELNYASHKA Russian Military Uniform Cotton Striped Tee

$10.99
End Date: Sunday May-26-2019 14:42:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.99
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Russian Graphic Cotton Blend Gray T-Shirt AK-47 Kalashnikov Gun Shirt

$12.00
End Date: Sunday Jun-23-2019 16:08:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.00
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KARATE KID COBRA KAI T-SHIRT ACID-WASH GREAT QUALITY ASSORTED COLORS SIZES S-3XL

$10.99
End Date: Tuesday Jun-4-2019 20:50:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.99
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TELNYASHKA RUSSIAN MILITARY ARMY NAVY STRIPED WHITE BLUE T-SHIRT sleeveless

$8.76
End Date: Monday Jun-24-2019 8:11:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $8.76
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Make America Great Again Russian Language Translation T Shirt MAGA Trump

$14.99
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 16:28:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
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Russian Eagle KGB FSB Spetsnaz Counter Terrorist Special Forces Alpha T-shirt

$21.99
End Date: Sunday Jun-2-2019 1:05:59 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $21.99
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AK47 T Shirt Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed 100% Cotton

$16.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 7:37:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
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WINTER IS HERE STARK ACID WASH T-SHIRT HIGH QUALITY GAME OF THRONES SIZE S-3XL

$14.99
End Date: Wednesday May-29-2019 17:14:56 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
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The Thinking Behind the Nazi Sturmgewehr (StG) 44 vs. Soviet AK-47 Video From Forgotten Weapons

I’m more knowledgeable about the Soviet AK-47 than I am the German Sturmgewehr 44 (StG 44).  The main reason I even known about the StG 44 is from reading about it in books that cited it as being an inspiration to Mikhail Kalashnikov and his design team.  But was it really – I’ve heard some heated debates about this.

I had some time and watched this brief video where Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons has a Chinese Type 56 sitting next to a StG 44 as he talks.  They were both on loan from the James D. Julia auction company.

Ian gave a very interesting perspective that the AK-47 was essentially designed as a more powerful replacement for the Soviet’s PPS-43 that fired the 7.62×25 Tokarev pistol round.

In constrast, the Germans were wanting a controllable automatic fire weapon that would increase the firepower of soldiers especially during tactical withdrawals.  They had the German 7.92×57 bolt action K98 and the famous MG42 belt fed machine gun also in 7.92×57 but they needed something different hence the StG 44.

Now, I have no doubt Kalashnikov and his design team got ideas from the StG 44.  Any good engineer would take an existing design and learn from it.  The Soviets needed to build up a hero so there is a lot of myth mixed in with history so I am not sure where to draw the line myself.

The video shows you the two rifles and actually shows live firing of the two so you can see how the StG 44 was actually more controllable.  I thought this was really cool because the slow motion really shows the difference.

Here’s the video:

Click here for Ian’s Forgotten Weapons website.


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USSR Russian AKS-74U Shortened AK74 Canvas Rifle Drop Case Kalashnikov Bag NOS

$16.96
End Date: Tuesday Jun-4-2019 11:09:31 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16.96
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*HUGE Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AKM AK-47 7.62 Kalashnikov MAN CAVE BUY!!

$17.97
End Date: Thursday Jun-20-2019 0:25:24 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $17.97
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USSR Soviet AK47 AK74 AK 3 Magazines Ammo Pouch Canvas Bag for Kalashnikov Mags

$23.99
End Date: Friday Jun-14-2019 5:07:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $23.99
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*Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AK47 AKM 7.62x39 Kalashnikov Rifle 17x11 LQQK!

$12.97
End Date: Sunday Jun-23-2019 3:22:13 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.97
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AK-47 Soviet Army Kalashnikov Airsoft Assault Rifle/Gun -- metal/prop/M16 -- NEW

$38.95
End Date: Thursday Jun-20-2019 11:44:58 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $38.95
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AK47 T Shirt Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed 100% Cotton

$16.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 7:37:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
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Vintage Military Russian Soviet Ak Bayonet Dagger Knife Scabbard First Gen

$88.00
End Date: Thursday Jun-20-2019 8:15:15 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $88.00
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Soviet Military AK MAG Pouch Canvas Leather Olive Drab Green Purse Shoulder Bag

$10.00
End Date: Friday Jun-21-2019 4:14:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.00
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muzzle nut Stg44 SGT 44 MP44 MP 44 MP43 G43 K98 WWII German Germany

$80.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Jun-4-2019 11:13:49 PDT
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WWII STOCK BUT STOCK PIN not for STG43 STG44 MP43 MP44

$36.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday May-26-2019 11:38:36 PDT
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StG 44 German Sturmgewehr Storm Rifle - Submachine Gun - WWII - Denix Replica

$200.99
End Date: Saturday Jun-22-2019 19:08:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $200.99
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1 Gram .999 Fine Pure Solid Silver Bar / STG44 Rifle Gun

$3.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday May-28-2019 22:18:24 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $5.00
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Denix StG 44 Assualt Rifle Replica - With Sling

$206.00
End Date: Saturday Jun-8-2019 5:00:15 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $206.00
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The Master Sniper (novel) by Stephen Hunter (STG-44 Rifle)

$6.31 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jun-2-2019 19:30:07 PDT
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StG 44 German Sturmgewehr Storm Rifle - Submachine Gun - WWII - Denix Replica

$249.97
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 17:18:45 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $249.97
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Replica WWII German StG 44 Sturmgewehr Rifle Non-Firing Prop Gun Wehrmacht

$189.00
End Date: Saturday Jun-8-2019 8:16:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $189.00
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WW2 Photo WWII German Soldier with StG 44 World War Two Wehrmacht Stg44 / 2425

$5.99
End Date: Wednesday May-29-2019 18:44:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $5.99
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Great Video of Ian McCollum and Larry Vickers Discussing the History of AK-47 Rifles

Two guys I really respect, Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons and Larry Vickers discuss the history of the AK-47 and also show Larry’s new book on AK rifles.  They cover a ton of information through questions submitted by Ian’s followers.  For people into the history of the Kalashnikov rifle, this is well worth your time.

Here is the link to Larry’s book that he is selling direction and not through Amazon.


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AK Cleaning Rod 40 Cm/15.75 Long, Blued

$7.95
End Date: Tuesday Jun-18-2019 9:03:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $7.95
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Original Russian 4-Pocket AK Pouch

$14.75
End Date: Friday Jun-21-2019 15:30:39 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14.75
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Ak Cleaning Kit

$10.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday May-29-2019 20:16:22 PDT
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MTM TMCAK Tactical Magazine Can AK Magazine Storage

$22.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 9:58:08 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $22.99
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AK Cleaning Rod

$16.60
End Date: Tuesday Jun-11-2019 20:31:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16.60
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SKS / AK CLEANING KIT. Free shipping in USA!

$9.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-5-2019 12:55:22 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
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Velmet Tactical AR/AK Magazine Pouches

$65.00
End Date: Sunday Jun-16-2019 12:39:00 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
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Combloc AK Magazine Pouches 2 and 3 Cell Lot of 9 Grade 3

$53.00
End Date: Wednesday Jun-5-2019 23:44:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $53.00
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SKS stripper clip to AK magazine adapter...

$25.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday May-29-2019 20:58:38 PDT
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YUGO BAYONET YUGOSLAVIAN MATCHING NUMBERS

$34.95
End Date: Saturday Jun-8-2019 11:41:52 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $34.95
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Bulgaria Bulgarian Bayonet Late Type 74 w/ Scabbard

$75.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday May-29-2019 16:23:04 PDT
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Original Russian 4-Pocket AK Pouch

$14.75
End Date: Friday Jun-21-2019 15:30:39 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14.75
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M1956 YUGO BAYONET ZASTAVA &SCABBARD m56 Yugoslavia Mint Unissued

$85.00
End Date: Sunday Jun-23-2019 7:56:16 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $85.00
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Vintage Military Russian Soviet Ak Bayonet Dagger Knife Scabbard First Gen

$88.00
End Date: Thursday Jun-20-2019 8:15:15 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $88.00
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Polish AK Bayonet with Scabbard and Frog

$75.00
End Date: Saturday Jun-8-2019 11:03:04 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
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Yugoslav War AK bayonet Heavy Wear Soldier Written Name Surplus

$10.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday May-31-2019 9:58:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
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Bulgarian AK Bayonet Circle 10 With Scabbard.

$79.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Jun-1-2019 8:38:42 PDT
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NOS GERMAN AK BAYONET 6X4 NVA DDR ARMY RARE TYPE II MATCHING NUMBERS USSR design

$99.99
End Date: Saturday Jun-22-2019 22:24:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $99.99
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Awesome Shirts and Hoodies for AK Fans

Folks, I’ve been involved with AKs since about 2006 – not a long time but long enough to watch the AK, or Avtomát Kaláshnikova, rise from a firearms embraced kind of at the fringe by preppers and guys who realized that it was extremely reliable and fun to shoot.

Today, the AK and its many, many variants (AK-47s, AK-74s,  Veprs, Saigas, PSLs, M70ss, PAPs, SLRs, Galils, AMD-65s, etc.) are really in the mainstream.  There are tons of rifles, ammo and accessories available.

What I also think is interesting and very cool is the rise of AK clothing (T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies mainly) where you can show off your favorite firearm — or at least one of your favorites 🙂  These used to be limited-run hard to find stuff years ago.  Now, thanks to eBay, there are tons and tons of options in terms of designs, sizes and colors plus you can see how well the vendor is doing in terms of sales volume and ratings.

There are T-Shirts

I had to order one with the 7.62×39 spam can!  Note, some of the images don’t show but when you click on the link you can see the item and some of them are hilarious!

KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$12.99
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 9:57:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$12.99
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 9:57:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
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Nobody Needs An AK47 Whiny Little Funny T Shirt Guns Gun Rights Rifle Hunter Tee

$6.99
End Date: Monday Jun-3-2019 14:11:23 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$12.99
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 9:57:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$14.99
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 9:57:42 PDT
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$12.99
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$12.99
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AK47 T Shirt Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed 100% Cotton

$16.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-19-2019 7:37:25 PDT
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$12.99
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Sweatshirts and Hoodies

AK-47 LEFT CHEST HOODED SWEATER HOODIE SWEATSHIRT AK47 NEW - BLACK

$34.99
End Date: Thursday Jun-6-2019 12:21:43 PDT
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KALASHNIKOV Sweatshirt AK-47 USSR Russia Army CCCP KGB Gun Hoodie SIZES S-3XL

$26.00
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 10:13:31 PDT
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AK47 hoodie funny ak-47 sweatshirt Men's size sweat shirt 2nd amendment

$24.95
End Date: Saturday Jun-1-2019 10:44:08 PDT
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KALASHNIKOV Sweatshirt AK-47 USSR Russia Army CCCP KGB Gun Hoodie SIZES S-3XL

$25.00
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 10:13:31 PDT
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AK-47 LEFT CHEST CREW SWEATSHIRT SWEATER AK47 NEW - WHITE

$24.99
End Date: Thursday Jun-6-2019 12:28:33 PDT
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AK-47 LEFT CHEST HOODED SWEATER HOODIE SWEATSHIRT AK47 NEW - SPORT GREY w/ BLACK

$34.99
End Date: Thursday Jun-6-2019 12:25:12 PDT
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AK47 hoodie funny ak-47 sweatshirt Men's size sweat shirt 2nd amendment

$29.95
End Date: Saturday Jun-1-2019 10:44:08 PDT
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AK47 hoodie funny ak-47 sweatshirt Men's size sweat shirt 2nd amendment

$24.95
End Date: Saturday Jun-1-2019 10:44:08 PDT
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KALASHNIKOV Sweatshirt AK-47 USSR Russia Army CCCP KGB Gun Hoodie SIZES S-3XL

$25.00
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 10:13:31 PDT
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AK47 hoodie funny ak-47 sweatshirt Men's size sweat shirt 2nd amendment

$29.95
End Date: Saturday Jun-1-2019 10:44:08 PDT
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Family AK47 M16 SMG USA Shirt | 2nd Amendment American Guns Crewneck Sweatshirt

$18.99
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 11:59:05 PDT
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Kalashnikov AK 47 Sweatshirt - Machine Gun Russian Military Crewneck - Men S-3XL

$35.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-12-2019 15:47:31 PDT
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American Flag AK-47 - Gun 2nd Amendment USA Hoodie Sweatshirt

$30.95
End Date: Wednesday Jun-5-2019 8:44:09 PDT
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KALASHNIKOV Sweatshirt AK-47 USSR Russia Army CCCP KGB Gun Hoodie SIZES S-3XL

$25.00
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 10:13:31 PDT
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KALASHNIKOV Sweatshirt AK-47 USSR Russia Army CCCP KGB Gun Hoodie SIZES S-3XL

$25.00
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 10:13:31 PDT
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KALASHNIKOV Sweatshirt AK-47 USSR Russia Army CCCP KGB Gun Hoodie SIZES S-3XL

$25.00
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 10:13:31 PDT
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AK-47 LEFT CHEST HOODED SWEATER HOODIE SWEATSHIRT AK47 NEW - BLACK

$39.99
End Date: Thursday Jun-6-2019 12:21:43 PDT
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Family AK47 M16 SMG USA Shirt | 2nd Amendment American Guns Crewneck Sweatshirt

$18.99
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 11:59:05 PDT
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Sweatshirt -Statue of Liberty AR15 AK47 'MERICA

$39.97
End Date: Saturday Jun-8-2019 16:59:05 PDT
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AK-47 Bullet 5.56x45mm - Guns Freedom Hoodie Sweatshirt

$30.95
End Date: Thursday May-30-2019 10:09:40 PDT
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Kalashnikov AK 47 Sweatshirt - Machine Gun Russian Military Crewneck - Men S-3XL

$35.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-12-2019 15:47:31 PDT
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Kalashnikov AK 47 Sweatshirt - Machine Gun Russian Military Crewneck - Men S-3XL

$35.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-12-2019 15:47:31 PDT
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AK-47 Rifle Hoodie 2nd Amendment Supporter Defend 2A Gun Rights Sweatshirt

$22.57
End Date: Sunday May-26-2019 14:05:06 PDT
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AK-47 LEFT CHEST HOODED SWEATER HOODIE SWEATSHIRT AK47 NEW - SPORT GREY w/ BLACK

$39.99
End Date: Thursday Jun-6-2019 12:25:12 PDT
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Kalashnikov AK 47 Sweatshirt - Machine Gun Russian Military Crewneck - Men S-3XL

$40.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-12-2019 15:47:31 PDT
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Family AK47 M16 SMG USA Shirt | 2nd Amendment American Guns Crewneck Sweatshirt

$18.99
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 11:59:05 PDT
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Family AK47 M16 SMG USA Shirt | 2nd Amendment American Guns Crewneck Sweatshirt

$18.99
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 11:59:05 PDT
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Family AK47 M16 SMG USA Shirt | 2nd Amendment American Guns Crewneck Sweatshirt

$18.99
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 11:59:05 PDT
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Family AK47 M16 SMG USA Shirt | 2nd Amendment American Guns Crewneck Sweatshirt

$18.99
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 11:59:05 PDT
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Family AK47 M16 SMG USA Shirt | 2nd Amendment American Guns Crewneck Sweatshirt

$18.99
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 11:59:05 PDT
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Sweatshirt -Statue of Liberty AR15 AK47 'MERICA

$44.97
End Date: Saturday Jun-8-2019 16:59:05 PDT
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Sweatshirt -Statue of Liberty AR15 AK47 'MERICA

$49.97
End Date: Saturday Jun-8-2019 16:59:05 PDT
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American Flag AK-47 - Gun 2nd Amendment USA Hoodie Sweatshirt

$30.95
End Date: Wednesday Jun-5-2019 8:44:09 PDT
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American Flag AK-47 - Gun 2nd Amendment USA Hoodie Sweatshirt

$30.95
End Date: Wednesday Jun-5-2019 8:44:09 PDT
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American Flag AK-47 - Gun 2nd Amendment USA Hoodie Sweatshirt

$30.95
End Date: Wednesday Jun-5-2019 8:44:09 PDT
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Kalashnikov AK 47 Sweatshirt - Machine Gun Russian Military Crewneck - Men S-3XL

$40.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-12-2019 15:47:31 PDT
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Kalashnikov AK 47 Sweatshirt - Machine Gun Russian Military Crewneck - Men S-3XL

$40.99
End Date: Wednesday Jun-12-2019 15:47:31 PDT
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Family AK47 M16 SMG USA Shirt | 2nd Amendment American Guns Crewneck Sweatshirt

$21.99
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 11:59:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $21.99
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Family AK47 M16 SMG USA Shirt | 2nd Amendment American Guns Crewneck Sweatshirt

$21.99
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 11:59:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $21.99
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Family AK47 M16 SMG USA Shirt | 2nd Amendment American Guns Crewneck Sweatshirt

$21.99
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 11:59:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $21.99
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Needless to say, I’ve bought a few and hope you find some cool garb to express yourself as well!

P.S.  If you want to limit your risk a bit, buy from vendors with more sales (I like over 30) and positive reviews.  Anyone can get one or two great reviews from friends and family so be cautious.


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