The bayonet used in this review was attached to each rifle with only a standard screw driver, in a matter of minutes. No modifications needed no marks, scratches or harm done to the rifles. However if you jammed the bayonet into stuff I’m sure it would mar and scratch the barrel somewhat. There is a small hole in the bayonet clamp that is designed to align with the rear pin of the front sight post. You’d remove the original pin, put the clamp in place and insert a new longer pin that would keep the upper part of the clamp on the rifle and in place. Once the lower clamp is attached with the bayonet it would be an very strong connection.
The Chinese underfolding spike bayonet fits well on the Maadi. A purist would never think of such a thing, but for those of you who might not care that there are a half dozen country’s parts on your AK, is bayo might just be for you.
The crate the Chinese “clamp-On” bayonets were imported in
These were imported new (never issued in cosmoline) Chinese folding spike bayonet by Don Bell at Omega Weapons Systems in Tucson, AZ. I took these photos at OWS (7-2006) . Don ran an honest import and surplus business, he was in business for years with the highest reputation from collectors all over
This is what the “clamp On” bayonets looked like inside the crate, wrapped three to a bundle in cosmoline and paper. There are thirty bundles of three bayonets for a total of 90 bayonets in each crate
Three Clamp On style Chinese spike bayonets covered in cosmoline and wrapped in a paper bundle
- Chinese Type 81
- Modified for M1 carbine
1981 – “Type 81” Adopted in China
Chinese Pointed Spike Bayonet
The two on the left are Chinese Pointed Angle Grind Spike Bayonet with their sharp tip ground from both sides angled toward the front and bottom. The bottom right is a Chisel Tip Spike AK47 Bayonet that is ground from the top angled down in a “Chisel” shape
The other side of the two Chinese Pointed Spike Bayonets
The bottom is a “Chisel Tip” AK47 Spike Bayonet
The top two are examples of the Chinese Angle Grind Spike Bayonets.
The bottom is a Chisel Tip Spike AK47 Bayonet
These connect to a stud under the front sight on the rifle. The screw holds the outer locking sleeve onto the bayonet (compressing the spring)
Chinese Quick Release Spike Bayonet
These are designed to be removed without any tools from the rifle but they do come apart into spring, sleeve and spike
SKS – D Bayonet
1956 – Type 56 Spike Adopted in China
The one on the right is the “Chisel Tip”
The edge on the Chisel Tip is cut at a downward angle from the top down, while the other two (on the left) are cut at angles from the sides
Chisel on the right
These connect to a stud under the front sight on the rifle. The screw holds the other locking sleeve onto the bayonet (compressing the spring)
Chinese AK47 Bayonets
Chapter Two, cont.
The examples of Chinese AK47 bayonets shown in Figures 23 and 24 were both made and sold as U.S. import items. Both knives feature blued steel metal for the parts of the hilts. The scales on both are Chinese Chu wood with those on the knife in Figure 23 being stained dark brown to match the furniture on the Polytech Legend AK47 that the bayonet came with and those on the knife in Figure 24 stained orange brown. The bayonet in Figure 24 is a separate import item made for the U.S. collectors market.
The scabbards on both bayonets are blued metal and are similar to the Early Russian AK47 scabbard. They are slightly narrower than the Russian version (25 mm vs. 26 mm). This is accomplished by eliminating the tensioning spring found in other AK47 bayonet scabbards. Due to this, the rivet for holding the tensioning spring in is noticeably absent. The bands, which attach the hangers, are also made of thinner metal on the Chinese bayonets than on the other AK47 bayonets.
Figure 23. Chinese AK47 Bayonet From Page 21 Kalashnikov Bayonets © 2002 by Martin Ivie Reprinted with permission of the authorSold With Polytech Legend, Front and Back