KoTeMoRe wrote:KiloGolf wrote:An example of early Iranian support to the Muj.
Note the G3 rifle
Near Herat, Afghanistan- Afghan rebels snipe at Soviet-held positions near Herat January 11. The rebel raiding party, travelling by motorcycle and horseback, crossed from Iran into Afghanistan's Doab Valley in a three-day raid. Photographer Ishmael Ansary accompanied the raiders and made this set of pictures.
Pakistan had the same production lines, fun fact POF (Pakistan Ordnance Factory) would initially run its production lines on Iranian H&K presses. And even worse HIT Taxila would initially receive Iranian ordered Mk3/4 British parts for their decaying fleet, which were unfit and were returned and most importantly M113 and future Al Tahla (variant of M113). Later more Iranian ordered goodies would be given to Pakistan (like M60 based ARV's which Pakistan had not any tank to go with).
What is ironically more conducive of Iranian support for Al-Ansar ar Allah mujahids is the Mauser rifle which Pakistan did not posses (and Location of mujahidin at Iranian Border).
Judging by the early handguard, location and the date, it must be Iranian stock (same as turkish ones).
I know current Pak Army's stock looks like ours, with the all-plastic guard. Did Pak Army use older handguard ones?