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    It’s a fair question Colin, at the end of the day...

    It’s a fair question Colin, at the end of the day it is a genuine cavalry sword, not a tourist piece, but it will inevitably be compared to it’s British counterpart, which if you have one, in my...
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    Just noticed that MDL has recently put up the...

    Just noticed that MDL has recently put up the J.F.Laycock example.
  3. There is an old thread from 2007 entitled ‘ Royal...

    There is an old thread from 2007 entitled ‘ Royal Australian Naval Reserve sword-info needed’, with a helpful reply by Robert W-L, showing a similar sword, worth a look. Ben.
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    Thanks, a real rarity Matthew...hereís the only contemporary image Iíve ever found, surprising really given its longevity, any more out there?
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    Yep, of course they don’t! Sorry, Brain...

    Yep, of course they don’t! Sorry, Brain fade....’Lockdownitis’ duh !
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    Will, take your point re the lack of a detachable...

    Will, take your point re the lack of a detachable mouthpiece, this one is an unusual variant. Matthew can we see an image of the shoe/drag please?
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    Hi Matthew, I just think itís in the wrong scabbard unfortunately. As you say, 1864ís are occasionally seen with the 1885 -onwards scabbards, but theyíve most likely been mismatched, as they...
  8. Well found James! Related to the famous Brewing...

    Well found James! Related to the famous Brewing family of that county?
  9. I’d say it was a wheatsheaf or ‘Garb’ in heraldic...

    I’d say it was a wheatsheaf or ‘Garb’ in heraldic nomenclature.
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    Pic
  11. Super sword Phil! I can narrow down your search...

    Super sword Phil! I can narrow down your search somewhat. From W.Y.Carman ‘Light Horse & Mounted Rifle Volunteers 1860-1901, here is the list of all known Officers:
    Capt. Walter Meller
    Lt....
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    Hereís another example sold online recently, this one does seem military. I believe they are gorgets not Breastplate Badges, too wide for a breastplate and no evidence of stitching either side and at...
  13. P.A. Boulton ? knife Private’s & ......Cavry...

    P.A. Boulton ? knife

    Private’s & ......Cavry (Cavalry)?

    C F Harper Esq
  14. Can we see the whole sword please Will?

    Can we see the whole sword please Will?
  15. Thanks Mike, fortunately no active rust, just...

    Thanks Mike, fortunately no active rust, just heavily patinated, so bought it up with a gentle couple of hours of Autosol, and then Renaissance Wax to finish.
  16. You can’t beat a first hand account of someone...

    You can’t beat a first hand account of someone who was in the thick of it! Thanks again.
  17. Indeed he was, from 1873-1884, it’s in...

    Indeed he was, from 1873-1884, it’s in Col.Boyle’s History of Probyn’s Horse which I have and completely missed the connection! Many thanks L.B.
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    More pics
  19. Wilkinson Grenadier Guards Colonel P.D.Boyle

    A departure from my mainly Cavalry collection but bought with family connections in mind, itís not in the best of health but have bought it back to a reasonable state. Proved by Wilkinson on 28/5/69...
  20. Thanks James, looks like Lieut.Hicks is a good...

    Thanks James, looks like Lieut.Hicks is a good candidate for you. Regarding mine, I had hoped the simple TL or LT would not be too difficult, however trawling through light and heavy cavalry,...
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    Victor, it shows that he was both a Lieut. and...

    Victor, it shows that he was both a Lieut. and later Capt. In the Royal Army Medical Corps, being awarded the 1914 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, with dates and reference numbers...
  22. Can’t help with the ‘B’ Will, but the + on the...

    Can’t help with the ‘B’ Will, but the + on the spine is interesting as well as the offset rivet through the ‘ear’. Is this one you’ve shown us before? I’m thinking Elizabeth Gill..
  23. The only suggestion I have is that it might be H...

    The only suggestion I have is that it might be H C, that is The 3rd Lancers Hyderabad Contingent (disbanded in 1903), but I’ve never seen an 1896p attributed to an Indian Cavalry Regiment that I can...
  24. Is that 3 H G? What does the scroll say beneath...

    Is that 3 H G? What does the scroll say beneath the lances James, the lighting on your photo is obscuring the detail somewhat.
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    £81,500 including premium! What a Christmas present...for someone ��. Look forward to seeing your research James.
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