No5 Mk1 Jungle Carbine manufactured by Royal Ordinance Fazakerley in 1947. First produced in the later half of World War 2, the Jungle Carbine was predominately used in the jungles of South East Asia. Principle post World War 2 conflicts include the Malayan Emergency and the Korean War.
I have a rifle stock with a British War Ministry Broad Arrow marking. I don't know what it is? My email is (email@example.com). If you sent me an email I would gladly send you photos. I wish I knew more about my British rifle stock. I like your photography work with your firearms. Great job.
The broad arrow, as far as I know, is the British acceptance mark.
Maybe. My Father knows a lot more knowledge about Militaria than I. He told me that it was the mark of the British War Office, but he might be incorrect. I have researched Nazi Allach Porcelin artifacts. There is typically an entwined Seig Rune SS mark on the pieces. Many refer to it as an Allack Mark. But it is really an SS Proof Mark. It is also on Swards and Daggers. Maybe you are correct. Maybe it is an Acceptance Mark of the British War Ministry. I have heard that the Entwined SS Proof marking shows that the Nazi item it is on meets with the approved standards of the SS. I think the British Broad Arrow is maybe a similar mark. It shows the approval of the British War Industry. These are my thoughts on the subject based on having researched information about a marking on a German marking. Maybe the Broad Arrow has a similar meaning?
I have one with the Bowie-type bayonet. I guess that the so-called "wandering zero" didn't keep them from being used in combat.
If it was the original bayonet they are worth a pretty penny (over 200 USD). The "wandering zero" is more of a myth and really never was an documented issue. Some say it was a British myth to justify ending production in 47, who knows.
Nice, I have been wanting to get me one of those for awhile now, ended up getting me a Spanish FR-8 instead because 308 being more readily available, but still want to get one down the road