AKM Type II (Early AK74)

AKM Type Il / Early AK74 – bayonet lug and a hole for a wrist strap; a solid plastic handLe; and, again, a Bowie type blade with a clip point and sharpened only on one side and without any fullers.

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Russian Designated: “6X4
German Designated: “Modell AK74
Polish Designated: “6H4
Chinese Designated: “Model 75

Timeline

1968/9 – M1974 AKM Type II (Early AK74) (6X4) Bayonet adopted
1972 – AKM Type II (6H4) Bayonet adopted in Poland
1979 – ”Modell 79” Adopted in Germany
1980 – Norinco Model 75 Bayonets Imported from China
1985 – ”Modell AK74” Adopted in Germany
1985 – ”Model 74“ AKM Type II Bayonet adopted in Romania
1987 – KM87 adopted in Germany
1997 – INSAS Adopted in India
2007 – AKM Type II available from Vietnam

AKM Type II produced by:

  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • India
  • Iraq
  • East Germany
  • Russia
  • Vietnam
  • Yugoslavia

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