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Thumbnail image of Pakistani 1950-dated Metal Industries Ltd No. 9 Mk. I socket bayonetThumbnail image of Pakistani 1950-dated Metal Industries Ltd No. 9 Mk. I socket bayonetThumbnail image of Pakistani 1950-dated Metal Industries Ltd No. 9 Mk. I socket bayonet No. 9 Mk. I Socket bayonet for use with the .303 caliber Lee-Enfield No. 4 rifle.

This bayonet was made in 1950 at Metal Industries Ltd. in Lahore, prior to establishment of the Pakistan Ordnance Factory in Wah Cantonment. M.I.L. had produced No. I Mk. II and Mk. III bayonets during the Second World War, when Lahore was still under Indian jurisdiction.

The blade profile is more rounded and the edge more crude than the British or P.O.F. No. 9 bayonets. The blade is both pinned and (rather sloppily) brazed to the socket. Prior to discovery of this example in 2016, all known examples were dated 1951.

Discovery of this 1950-dated example demonstrates that the shipment of production equipment from R.O.F. Poole to Pakistan took place earlier than believed.

No. 9 Bayonets Page

7.625 194 9.875 250 .595 15.2 Socket (left): "D P" and "2?" (possibly a viewer's mark) and partial "MIL" trademark

Socket (right): "No 9. M.K. l" over "M.I. LTD" over "1950"

No. 9 Mk I This example was made in 1951 at Metal Industries Ltd.

Only a small quantity of 1951-dated examples have surfaced, so production must have been low before manufacturing ceased and the factory was relocated to Wah Cantonment, away from the border with India.

No. 9 Bayonets Page

8.00 203 10.125 257 .600 15.2 Socket (left): "D P" and "2?" (possibly a viewer's mark) and "MIL" trademark

Socket (right): "No 9. M.K. l" over "M.I. LTD" over "1951"

No. 9 Mk. I
This example was made in 1957 by Pakistan Ordinance Factory, Wah Cantonment, Pakistan.

Unlike the M.I.L. examples above, the P.O.F. No. 9 is identical to the British-made No. 9 Mk. I. Nicely finished No. 5 scabbard with thick brass throat.

No. 9 Bayonets Page

8.00
203
10.125
257
.595
15.1
Socket:  "No. 9 MK. I" over "P.O.F. 57", Broad Arrow acceptance mark, and "2000"
G3 Knife bayonet for use on the 7.62 mm. NATO caliber German G3 selective-fire rifle.

The Pakistan G3 bayonet differs from the German G3 bayonet in having an inverted, fullered clip-point blade patterned after the British No. 5 Mk. I. It has the 12–groove black plastic grip. The press catch is at the 9 O'clock position. It has the broad plain crosspiece.

In the U.S.A., these are rarely found with scabbards. The Pakistan G3 scabbard is a shorter, crude copy of the British No. 5.

Pakistan began producing G3A4 rifles under license in 1967 at the Pakistan Ordnance Factory in Wah Cantonment. This example was made there in 1969.

In 2009, British bayonet historian R.D.C. Evans published an excellent and comprehensive article on G3 bayonets that is available for download at no cost.

G3 and CETME Bayonets Page

6.625 168 12.00 305 .870 22.1 Ricasso (right): "P.O.F." over "69"

Fuller: Broad Arrow acceptance mark

Crosspiece:"621" overstamped with "164"
Thumbnail image of pakistani G3 bayonet produced at Pakistan Ordnance Factory in 2012.Thumbnail image of pakistani G3 bayonet produced at Pakistan Ordnance Factory in 2012.Thumbnail image of pakistani G3 bayonet produced at Pakistan Ordnance Factory in 2012.Thumbnail image of pakistani G3 bayonet produced at Pakistan Ordnance Factory in 2012.Thumbnail image of pakistani G3 bayonet produced at Pakistan Ordnance Factory in 2012. G3 This example is crude compared to the 1960s-1970s production pictured above.

The crosspiece is a casting. The scabbard body is also a casting, with a longitudinal seam on front and back. Both the blade and scabbard are coated in a black finish that isn't phosphate, nor is it paint.

The grip material is a rough, matte plastic, where earlier production grips were smoother and shiny.

These have been observed with dates ranging from 2005-2013. It is not clear whether these are military or made for commercial sale. This example is neither broad arrow proofed nor serial numbered like the example pictured above.

G3 and CETME Bayonets Page

6.50 165 12.00 305 .870 22.1 Ricasso (right): "POF" over "12"
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