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I now see that blade bayo in the pic.  No telling if they ever received some early guns at some point.  All the 1971 conflict pics are spike only.
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Worm and I were the first to associate these guns with Bang/Pak.  He was the one who insisted the D stood for "destination" while I never bought into it. 

In our research, we found it VERY possible the guns supplied to these nations from China could in fact be our DP and DB guns and the quantities and times line up.  We know they supplied Pakistan with them prior to the Bangladesh split in 1971. After India stepped in and kicked Paks azz for Bangladesh, they were left with many SKSs. Whe also know China then helped Bangladesh further with small arms aid and later SET THEM UP TO MAKE THE T56 AK47. 

You may read on pooperj site about "Bangladesh made sks information coming soon" hork spit bork bork, but I assure you..... He didn't do his research.  He read somewhere "t56" and assumed the sks, but the reference is to the AK.  Dont hold your breath waiting for his revaluation.

This is definitely the most in depth exlanation of a possible Bengal/Pak explanation I've ever come across.

Interesting.

So... this would seem to suggest that -- if the Bengal/Pak connection is correct -- then India would be a likely place to find some stashed, or cached, or maybe still in service.  ?
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I think the DP/DB guns are all spike bayos, no?

I believe so, but the explanation may be as simple as all DB/DPs were built after 1966.  I have never seen a T56 built after 1966 that has a blade bayo.  The refurbished-for-commercial-export 88/89/90/91/92 prefixed guns run the gambit of features, but the blade guns very likely started out life as pre '66 T56s.  thumb1
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Worm and I were the first to associate these guns with Bang/Pak.  He was the one who insisted the D stood for "destination" while I never bought into it. 

In our research, we found it VERY possible the guns supplied to these nations from China could in fact be our DP and DB guns and the quantities and times line up.  We know they supplied Pakistan with them prior to the Bangladesh split in 1971. After India stepped in and kicked Paks azz for Bangladesh, they were left with many SKSs. Whe also know China then helped Bangladesh further with small arms aid and later SET THEM UP TO MAKE THE T56 AK47. 

You may read on pooperj site about "Bangladesh made sks information coming soon" hork spit bork bork, but I assure you..... He didn't do his research.  He read somewhere "t56" and assumed the sks, but the reference is to the AK.  Dont hold your breath waiting for his revaluation.
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Got tracking notification last night at like 11pm. They were up late working to get them out. I'm close to the depot so should arrive this afternoon.
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I've doubted the Paki/Bengal connection pretty much since I first read about it- can't remember where., though. Essentially a handful of "I was tolds" or "a guy who was theres " accompanied by no evidence whatsoever.

Not saying it isn't possible, but there's not really anything there (yet) to lend any  weight to the claim.



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Yes, all DBs and DPs are spike bayonet SKSs. The issue is not with whether or not Pakistan and/or Bangladesh has SKSs, they clearly did and these pics are great  thumb1

The issue is the long-standing assertion that DB and DP mean Destination Bangladesh and Destination Pakistan, respectively, and that these particular SKSs were produced for those countries, and marked as such, with English abbreviations.
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