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Gladius Land Transport Sword
Old 05-16-2018, 09:21 AM   #1
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Hi all , new here & first question.
I have option to buy this sword but i have not seen one before with the markings on the centre of the cross guard , i would appreciate if any one knows what they stand for or mean , thanks in advance .
Shows V over D3A which is over the number 9
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:00 AM   #2
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V = Volunteer
A = Artillery

D3 = ?. Devonshire or Durham perhaps.

9 = Weapon number

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catego...e_British_Army
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:16 PM   #3
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Thanks very much for the info , is there info on the net about production numbers or assumed production numbers for this item
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:05 AM   #4
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Not been able to find anything. "Swords of the British Army" by Brian Robson has no information on the quantity produced.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:36 PM   #5
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Ok , thanks Richie , i'll keep digging away at any info on this particular sword. If anything surfaces at your end would appreciate the info , cheers mate
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