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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-14-2019, 02:38 AM
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Posted By Richie B
I've got Ancestry UK which has Waterloo records....

I've got Ancestry UK which has Waterloo records. If you post the details you have I will have a look - no John Smiths please !
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 04-08-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Richie B
That is a Thai bayonet. Type 45 (1903) I think. ...

That is a Thai bayonet. Type 45 (1903) I think.

http://worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Identification_Guide/Siam__Thailand_/siam_2.html
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 03-29-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By Richie B
Fourth picture in post # 2 shows what I think is...

Fourth picture in post # 2 shows what I think is a 19/20th century Fábrica de Toledo trademark.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 02-20-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Richie B
Looks like a FAL bayonet.

Looks like a FAL bayonet.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-01-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Richie B
Rory I don’t think your man qualifies for...

Rory

I don’t think your man qualifies for the China 1900 Medal as the qualifying period was 10 June to 31 December 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion fighting.

I checked the Medal Roll but...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-31-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Richie B
I think it might be a Pattern 1876 or "Bayonet...

I think it might be a Pattern 1876 or "Bayonet Common Long" for the Martini Henry rifle.

http://www.martinihenry.org/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=79

You may need a Pattern 1853...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-30-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Richie B
It appears that you need a subscription to view...

It appears that you need a subscription to view that page.

The Medal Rolls are on Ancestry UK.

If you post his name, Regiment and Number, I will have a look.
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 01-19-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Richie B
The practice of applying unit markings to...

The practice of applying unit markings to bayonets, as well as swords, rifles, pistols and other equipment pre-dates WW1 and was controlled by the Truppenstempel regulations. The 1909 publication...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-18-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By Richie B
Unlike Canada (and Australia), British WW1...

Unlike Canada (and Australia), British WW1 Service Records are as not quite so easily available.

The other thing to bear in mind is that a substantial percentage of these records were destroyed in...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-09-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Richie B
This website may be of interest ...

This website may be of interest

http://www.brixmis.co.uk/

The G Wagen replaced the Range Rover.
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 01-09-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Richie B
In the absence of my reference books I will...

In the absence of my reference books I will suggest 12th Reserve Foot Artillery Regiment
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 12-29-2018, 03:38 AM
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Views: 2,704
Posted By Richie B
Thanks for that.

Thanks for that.
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 12-28-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,704
Posted By Richie B
I would be interested to know where the 40% comes...

I would be interested to know where the 40% comes from.

There were, I believe 3 or 4 Royal Indian Army Service Corps Mule Companies in France at the time, with a strength of approximately 1000...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 12-13-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Richie B
I think that is/was an official purchase NCO...

I think that is/was an official purchase NCO sword with a G date code for 1935.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-01-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By Richie B
A magician never reveals his secrets ! ...

A magician never reveals his secrets !

However, I’m not a magician.

The first thing I did was check the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website to see if he was a casualty using WW1, J...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-30-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By Richie B
A little more - the man's first name was James. ...

A little more - the man's first name was James.

He first arrived in France 27 December 1914 and was entitled to the Victory Medal, British War Medal and 1915 Star.

He appears to have survived...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-30-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By Richie B
"Number prefixes were also used by some regiments...

"Number prefixes were also used by some regiments to identify the particular battalion that a man served with. The 3/ and 4/ prefixes are common for Special Reserve and Extra Reserve recruits."
...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-22-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Richie B
How about Alexander George NEAL 58529 ? Not early...

How about Alexander George NEAL 58529 ? Not early war however - his seniority as Pilot Officer was 3 August 1945.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38077/supplement/4469/data.pdf
...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 11-13-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Richie B
Schnitzler & Kirschbaum were in business from...

Schnitzler & Kirschbaum were in business from 1787 to 1864 according to the Old Swords website database. They made similar sabres for export to the US during the Civil War era but I don't know if...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-08-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Richie B
IMA were selling these for 75 USD without the...

IMA were selling these for 75 USD without the frog.

The frog is an Pattern 1914 and is quite collectable as it looks to be in good condition. I haven't been able to find a value - it might be...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-08-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Richie B
Made in India in 1944. Indian Pattern No 1...

Made in India in 1944.

Indian Pattern No 1 Mk II*. Fits the SMLE rifle.

I think the maker NWR is North West Railways.

The scabbard is possibly a cut down Patt 1907, although they may also...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 11-04-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Richie B
The blade was made in 1844 and the second date...

The blade was made in 1844 and the second date was when the conversion was carried out.

Can't help with the value.
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 11-03-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Richie B
I have seen similar described as a Model 1864...

I have seen similar described as a Model 1864 Seitengewehr - the one I found via Google also had a much earlier blade.

Is the hilt brass ?
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 10-27-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By Richie B
I have checked my copy and the marking is in the...

I have checked my copy and the marking is in the unidentified chapter - as "possibly Trier"

He cites another example Police bayonet "G. TR. 4117" [the R is in a smaller font than the T] as well as...
Forum: Firearms Forum 10-14-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By Richie B
Looks like 50th Infantry Regiment (3rd Lower...

Looks like 50th Infantry Regiment (3rd Lower Silesian). 15th Company.
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