Good point Mike, I'm sure that raised production costs. I have not had the opportunity to fire mine at night, so that's one for my bucket list.
Courage is not the lack of fear, it is the ability to take action, no matter the cost.
Hello Sitges1990-I was looking at this old thread-I notice your Jungle carbine is stamped with the US importation mark 'ENGLAND'-this means it was commercially imported after the war-as you said at the beginning of the thread the exact story of the rifle has been lost but it was not a bring back-I have one myself with the bayo, sling, pull through and plastic oil bottle (issued as cheaper and lighter than the old brass one).
I have that bayonet and just realize if it was made in 1945...
Next up for me is finding a bayonet for my No.5!
COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)