Albania China early
China late China pin type - Bayonet held in place with a pin
China Sheet Metal Receiver Variation China SKS "D" model that uses AK style magazines
East German same as late Russian Cassidy checking out Santa
North Korea North Vietnam
Romania 1957 Romania 1960
Russia 1949 (see below) Ava getting ready for Trick or Treat
Russia 1949-1952 Russia 1952-1956
Note that the ears of lug are not at an angle Late 1952 was the start of the angled ears & adapter groove
The bayonet adapter groove is not angled cut Starting in 1952 the recess for the bayonet screw is milled out.
1949-1951 no recess for the screw is milled out.
Yugoslavia M1959 Yugoslavia M1959/66
Russian Sniper -
This is what happens when the bayonet adapter and bayonet lugs are not matched. "The Sag"
This is "usually" fixed by installing the correct adapter to the lugs.
Spike bayonet (late) on top and Blade bayonet with early adapter on bottom.
Top view early (L) and Late (R) . Exploded view of parts.
Adapters Early (L) and Late (R). Notice the cuts on the adapter.
Notice the straight cuts on the Early adapter. Late adapter has angled bottom cut.
SKS page 19 more info on Bayonets!
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Started in 1999 by [Yooper John's]. All rights reserved.
Revised: 04 Mar 2016 12:54:28 -0600 .