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    Russian triple etched made in Germany by WK& co .
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.G. Hopkins View Post
    All,
    Thank you for contributing to this thread!

    George,
    Thank you for posting. I can't help but wonder what else you have up your sleeves? German sidearms, perhaps?

    Jonathan
    How about an Imperial Austrian sword from WWI Jonathan? Here is a nice example of the seldom encountered Austrian Sabre for NCOs of the Military Police Corps. It is similar to the nickeled Model 1861 Infantry Officer sword but the fittings are polished brass. The steel bodied leather covered scabbard has brass fittings and the drag is steel.

    George
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    Close up of etch on officers sabre
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    More pics of etch anyone know who RCF was.
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    another shot.
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    Poor pics guys will try later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.G. Hopkins View Post
    All,
    Thank you for contributing to this thread!



    Bill,
    Thank you for posting your diverse collection. I hope you update the thread when your new P1902 arrives. It will be interesting to see how it compares to the one currently in your collection.



    Jonathan

    thank you for starting the thread and to all those that have posted such wonderful items.

    I will surely post a photo or two when I get newest M1902 addition home (ETA Monday).

    cheers,

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    I have a 1912 cavalry officer, retailed by JR Gaunt (London-Birmingham), with number 17408, which I think it is not Wilkinson (low number, silverish lug) and I have not researched.

    A cavalry trooper 1908 from SLB&N.
    A patton cavalry sword 1914 from LFC.
    A 1889 cavalry trooper from Bayern, from a ChevauxLeger regiment.

    I supose a 1896 British Infantry officer with Edward VII cypher would not have been in active service.

    Also, some contemporary Spanish weapons like a cavalry trooper model 1895, or a sanitary officer sword with a non-regulation leather-clad scabbard, possibly used in North Africa in 1910s-1920s.
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    Austrian M/1904

    And here is an Austrian cavalry officer´s saber M/1904

    Maker Weyerberg & CO.
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    And a german sword

    And this german sword belonged to a soldier in Badisches Feldartillerie-regiment Nr.76.
    It was a part of the 29 division and fought at the battle of the frontiers, Somme, Verdun, 2nd Aisne and the Hundred days offensive.
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    Received the newest M1902 addition today.....blade is in wonderful condition, quillion a bit bent,but after I took some photos was able to get it pulled back into place. The scabbard has a lot of surface rust, but I believe I can remove most of it with gentle use of "000" steel wool and a small brass brush.

    here are a few shots of it and along side my Bannerman '02. (Bannerman at top)













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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme gt View Post
    More pics of etch anyone know who RCF was.
    There appears to be a number on the back of the blade and therefor a possibility that the Proof register has the name and rank and possibly regiment entered. (I say this as with initials etched as an 'extra'[, chances are it may well have been entered.)

    Worth checking with Richard Milner
    http://www.armsresearch.co.uk/

    bearing in mind, no entry no fee!
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    A nice M1902 Bill! It looks like it will clean up nicely.
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    And the most beautiful swords off them all :)

    My french Mle 1822 swords

    Not only from the WW1 but.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Wheeler View Post
    A nice M1902 Bill! It looks like it will clean up nicely.
    Thank you George...I'll be working on it some tonight.
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    All,
    Thank you for continuing to add to this thread!

    Stephan,
    That is a very nice assemblage of French cavalry swords. I did not realize that their service life was so long!

    George,
    That is perfect! Your swords all have a very nice look to them--almost like they are new swords that have been extremely well preserved. I always enjoy your posts as they are a great balance of eye candy and information.

    Bill,
    I really like your new M1902! It is nice to see you getting back into antiques. You have always had an eye for a good deal--you did quite well. I am looking forward to seeing the results of your de-rusting. Thanks for posting!

    Graeme,
    Thanks for the additional images!

    Jonathan

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    sorry for taking a while to get these up....

    a few pics of my recent M1902 addition after fixing the quillion and cleaning and oiling the scabbard.













    Last edited by Bill Goodwin; 06-09-2010 at 06:03 PM. Reason: gammer
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    Nicely done, Bill!

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