AK47 Type

AK47 Type – characterized by ears on the pommel, which go around the barrel of the rifle to aid in mounting; a handle with a scale on each side; and a long, straight spear point type blade with fullers on each side


Russian Designated: 56-X-212
German Designated: Modell 47

1951 – AK47 Type (56-X-212) Bayonet adopted (Russia)
195? – ”Modell 47” Adopted in Germany
1955 – AK47 Type Adopted in Bulgaria
1957 – AK47 Type (56-H-212) Adopted in Poland
1970 – AK47 Type (56-H-212) Poland (Limited Production)

AK47 Type produced by:

  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • East Germany
  • Indonesia
  • North Korea
  • Poland
  • Russia

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