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Bakelite (/ˈbeɪkəlaɪt/ BAY-kə-lyt, sometimes spelled Baekelite), or polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride, is an early plastic. It is a thermosetting phenol formaldehyde resin, formed from a condensation reaction of phenol with formaldehyde. It was developed by the Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland in New York in 1907.
One of the first plastics made from synthetic components, Bakelite was used for its electrical nonconductivity and heat-resistant properties in electrical insulators, radio and telephone casings and such diverse products as kitchenware, jewelry, pipe stems, children's toys, and firearms. The "retro" appeal of old Bakelite products has made them collectible.
Bakelite was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark on November 9, 1993 by the American Chemical Society in recognition of its significance as the world's first synthetic plastic.
These were OOS last night and back in stock now. Not "cheap", but cheapest they've been online in a long time. A must-have for even a casual AK fan.
Picked up a few...
I have an extra AK bayonet that sits in a bag and gets no love. Type 1 bayonet with type 2 scabbard. Purchased off Atlantic firearms some time ago. Get your bakelite fix in
See photos below
thanks for lookin - troy
Looking to sell a few parts I have laying around
To fund a Trijicon MRO...
Would trade for one and could add cash...
Bakelite set $115
Ak takeoffs, see pics and note damage $30 SPF
Ultimak M2-B $75 SOLD
Milled AK ACE stock adapter $30
Crimson Trace 206G $100
AR trigger parts(see pic) $150...
Romanian Bakelite AK Pistol Grips. $10 each. No screws, but if you have a standard WASR plastic grip it can use that screw (or probably other model types with similar style grips). If you don't you can find a screw somewhere online. Can mail but you pay shipping.
Garage Re-Org Mag Sale!
I'm hoping to sell these in bulk versus nickel and dime, so if you'd like to buy a bunch, or all of them, PM me and we'll work out a deal. Otherwise, the prices are listed below.
If you think I've misrepresented any descriptions of any mags, let me know so I can adjust...
1972 Romanian WASR-10, with matching numbers. Chrome lined mirror bore. The front sight is perfectly straight, no canting. East German handguard with bakelite lower. Romanian bakelite pistol grip. Stock is Romanian original and has a thin coat of shellac. No rust or pitting anywhere. There are...
New old stock Clayco green Bakelite underfolder. Brand new in the box never fired mint condition. Complete set perfect in every way. Will meet FTF at LGS or ship to your ffl on your dime. $3500 cash only. Zero trade interests sorry.
Here’s your chance to own a complete time capsule! New old stock Norinco 56s bakelite side folder. Brand new in the box and never played with. Still has factory cosmoline on it. This is a collector grade rifle and excellent in every way. Will meet FTF at LGS or will ship to your FFL on your...
---SOLD----At least I believe them to be East German. The only marking on them are the mold numbers, which can be seen in the pictures. They are in excellent condition and each comes filled with 30 rounds of 5.45x39 ammo, which I believe is Romanian. $90 for both.
I have a pristine condition 1943 Nagant revolver for sale. It has original wood straps, not bakelite. 154 rounds of ammunition and a hard case. I've shot less than 50 rounds through it. Haven't fired it in over 1 year.
Price is $500 OBO.
Looking to fund another project.
Original Mauser bayonet, NOT reproduction. From my personal collection, only recently de-greased and taken out of storage for inspection.
Scabbard has dent which does not affect functionality (see pics). Blade is in good condition considering age. Bluing is mostly gone. German...
Hello all I have some reddish/pinkish Romanian Bakelite AK pistol grips for sale at $15 a piece i also have a few rarer black bakelite ones for 25$. i have maybe 2 dozen of them all are in good condition. These will fit Russian, Romanian, Hungarian and Polish ak rifles and draco ak pistols and...
Up for sale Russian AK 74 Bakelite mags in very good condition. Magazines have metal reinforcement and metal locking lugs. No rust on the mags or springs. You get to choose which one you want, dark brown, medium brown or light brown. Light and medium looks unused or very lightly used. Let me...