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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 19:35 pm 
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Hi am new to this so it might be a simple question. Is a No4 Mk2 spike bayonet correct to go with a Mk4 Enfield for British 8th Army circa 40
42 Ive just read a Mk4 enfield is right not a SMLE


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 19:46 pm 
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Well if its a No4 you've got then yes you want the spike bayonet.

But for the impression i would have thought it had been a SMLE.


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simple answer No

for doing 8th Army 40-42 you need a SMLE with 07 bayonet. The SMLE was still the main rifle used by the british and commonwealth troops in N.Africa at that time. No4 s didn't come in till later around the november time when british units of 1st Army landed in algiers during operation torch.

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My grandad carried a no.4 with sometimes a 1907 Bayonet and sometimes a no.4 Spike Bayonet.

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cheers captain burtonwood. this isnt as easy as it looks when your at W&P watching. I think ive got a long way to go. Ive just been looking at the ,whats in you webbing, pages I thought i had the webbing sussed.


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Hi Lt Combs I thought that I was on my bill up here


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Graeme wrote:
My grandad carried a no.4 with sometimes a 1907 Bayonet and sometimes a no.4 Spike Bayonet.

How do you want to fit a 1907 bayonett on a No.4? No way! (I´ve got one right here and a No.4, there is no way you can fit a P1907 bayonett on a No.4 rifle)

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Hi graeme thanks for replying. I have seen a very cheap spike bayonet but dont want to spoil the impreesion but I take it theres by the book kit list but i wonder if it was that easy in them days to have all the correct gear when at war or is it up to my interpretation as I see it


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Hi jkrusat I did wonder if they fitted each gun ( oops ) rifle but i see they dont


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I'm not very good with weapons to be honest, like my no.4's though.

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There's a small group up here with VERA. They do Brit Airborne and Home Guard.
One of the leading choices for me, along with the two main Soviet groups (2nd + 13th Guards), and Dog Leaders Scouser brood :) of US Airborne). I'm going to have to make my mind up soon. :(

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Hi Lt Combs I thought that I was on my bill up here


No, you aint! We're in Wallsend, Walker, Heaton and North Shields!

You might be able to get some info from our website.

www.vera.org.uk

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Well he might have carried the smle bayonet for hand to hand or using as a tool. Much better than a no4 bayonet for those purposes- just wont fit on the rifle.


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Meny of the 1907's were converted to fighting knifes by the troops who retained them, from the African campaign, there seen alot in Italy photos. There's one on Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 17647&rd=1

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