IRAQ

UK No4
 
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US Savage made No4 with Iraq markings

UK 1907
 
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Modified 1907. Modifications consist of an additional stud through the grips, and the reversal of the leather to give the seam at the front, the locket and chape have been re attached with rivets and not the staples used on UK scabbards.

 

Scabbard modifications

 

 

Marking identified as that of the Iraqi National Congress opposition party (http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/insignia.htm)

UK 1907
 
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Ex UK issued 1907 with Arabic text and new all leather scabbard. This was picked up outside Baghdad by a US trooper.

Any translation of lettering or identification of he button on the strap of the scabbard would be appreciated.

East German AK47
 
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Late production East German AK47 with Silver grey nylon web frog. Bayonet is reputedly a Kuwait pick up and came with an Iraqi ammunition pouch

Vibro Etched number on crossguard, and scabbard details

AKM
 
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Another Vet bring back Iraqi used AKM type I, it has remains of white painted serial on the handle. Many of these are missing the rubber scabbard insulator, the significance of this is unknown

AKM local made
 
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Iraqi made AKM bayonet, supposedly made on equipment bought from Yugoslavia, the earlier version had a blade without the saw back (like the Polish models)

AK74
 
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New contract AK74 bayonet for the post Saddam Iraqi army, 40,000 were ordered from Bulgaria with a distinctive black web hanger. This is one of the excess blades bought from Bulgaria, so not strictly Iraqi, but placed here as that is who the contract is for.

AKM polish
 
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Polish AKM type 2 captured in Desert Storm, only modification is white web hanger