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|No. 4 Mk. II*||Socket bayonet for use with the caliber .303 Lee-Enfield No. 4 rifle.
This Prince-Smith & Stells Co. No. 4 Mk. II* bayonet has Arabic markings on the socket. Most likely Jordanian from the Arab Legion, but could also have been used by Iraq.
According to Jordanian collector/ researcher Ahmad Hatamleh, Jordan and Iraq were the two countries in the Levant where the British helped establish their national armies.
Prior to obtaining independence in 1946, Jordan was a British Protectorate, known as Transjordan.
|8.00||203||10.00||254||.595||15.1||Socket (left): partial PSK mark
Socket (right) "VNS"
Socket (right): in Arabic
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