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No4 Enfield Bayonet Help

Article about: Hi everyone. I have just ordered these bayonets of the internet, pretty standard and not rare i know. It appears that 2 of them have remains of yellowish paint on them, can anyone shed any l

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    Default No4 Enfield Bayonet Help

    Hi everyone.

    I have just ordered these bayonets of the internet, pretty standard and not rare i know. It appears that 2 of them have remains of yellowish paint on them, can anyone shed any light on why this would be?

    Thanks as always
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    My very first bayonet was one of these - cost 50 pence or 10 shillings at the time

    I would assume the yellow paint is for desert use.

    Is that Arabic on the bottom bayonet in the middle photo ?

    British equipment was used post WW2 in a number of "sandy places" - Iraq and Jordan spring to mind.

    Regards

    Richie

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    Thanks Richie, I originally thought of them being used in the desert. I believe it says "F.F. & S. Ld", meaning, Fred Fisher & Sons Ltd who apparently were subcontractors that produced many of the No. 4 Mk. II* socket forgings. Courtesy of (Britain - No. 4 Spike Bayonets)

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    Quote by edelweiss123 View Post
    Thanks Richie, I originally thought of them being used in the desert. I believe it says "F.F. & S. Ld", meaning, Fred Fisher & Sons Ltd who apparently were subcontractors that produced many of the No. 4 Mk. II* socket forgings. Courtesy of (Britain - No. 4 Spike Bayonets)
    Fair enough - old eyes could focus properly !

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    Quote by Richie B View Post
    Fair enough - old eyes could focus properly !
    haha, my "young eyes" aren't much better

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