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The following items can be found on the A2Z Military Collectables website , with full descriptions, photographs and prices. A scarce and interesting trio comprising of the star with contemporary Mons bar correctly named to Pte. He landed in France on the 27th August Part of 15th Brigade, 5th Division and took part in the following engagements; The battalion moved to Italy to strengthen Italian resistance after a recent disaster at the Battle of Caporetto. The Division was positioned along the River Piave. Returned to France arriving at Doullens; Sometime in late Private King was wounded and discharged on 14th January , but he remarkably survived the war.

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Flintlock Longarms Click on image for a larger view. Very good swivel with its iron barrel-band and integral pivot with matching cross-bolt: The Regulation Model lock with a flat, beveled lockplate, its matching gooseneck hammer, original frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. Untouched, dark, steel surfaces with its original lock components and both of its sidebolts.

The socket bayonet first appeared in the s and continues in use today. The following pages barely scratch the surface, but provide a type-specific approach to the socket bayonets included on this site.

There are a number of methods by which a rifle can be dated, or at least bracketed between certain years of manufacture. For the latter, dates of introduction of military arms can be located within the Government “List of Changes” LoCs as can dates of obsolescence and of modification or upgrade to later marks. You may not necessarily find specific date information within the text of particular pages, but often the images of advertisements or catalogue entries contain some dating ‘give-away’, such as the year in which a particular rifle achieved a notable competition score by someone, but which data is in graphic format and therefore not “searchable” by a text search engine.

Do not briefly glance over a page and assume that the information you require is not there. It may not be immediately obvious, but careful observation may provide you with the information for which you are looking. Such research is a major part of the joy of owning, collecting and shooting classic or historic rifles. Anschutz target rifles fall into this category, and their system is given on the page for these rifles.

Quite apart from such dating information as we have been able to provide on many of the individual rifle types included on this website, there are other ways in which you may be able to confirm the date of manufacture, or at least the date of proof, of your rifle.

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Early 19th Century French Infantry Hanger. The typical small side arm worn by French infantry in the early part of the 19th century. This example has a solid brass hilt with a curved steel blade. it has been well used and shows some wear.

Gun Barrel Proof Marks Markings on gun barrels and other gun components that indicate the level of pressure, calibre and standards that a weapon is fit for in service. The drawings vary in style due to differences in the original information. Most are black silhouettes, but some of those that have been produced from photographs have a quasi 3 dimensional appearance that requires the onlooker to imagine that the light source is in the top left hand corner of the screen.

De bossed or panelled marks show the depression in grey, with the original metal surface shown white or transparent if shown against a grid. The proof certificate is in Spanish, but the dimensions and tolerances are recognisable. Where possible the drawings will be presented against a gridded background as shown at right.

The red squares in the grid represent two millimetres, but the images themselves may not be to an exact scale, mainly because the depth to which the marks are punched and the angle at which the punch was held when it was struck will also affect the size and shape of the mark. I have tried to be consistent in the application of this grid as a background to the individual marks, so that sensible comparisons may be made.

There is a further complication in that punches of different sizes are used according to the size of weapon and so you may have marks that do not agree with the measurements as displayed here.

Socket Bayonets

All items on the site are original and backed by a money back guarantee. I would be most happy to buy similar, original Home Front items, either single items or entire collections or come and see me at many of the leading militaria fairs. Their efficacy was questionable but acted as a useful deterrent and morale boosting employment of the HG. Excellent, clean condition with diagrams and gate-fold pull outs, very slight rusting of staples.

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GLASS BOTTLE MARKS ~~~~ GLASS MANUFACTURERS’ MARKS ON BOTTLES AND OTHER GLASSWARE ~ PAGE 5 Note to readers: for introductory and explanatory comments and discussion concerning this GLASS MANUFACTURERS MARKS section of the website, please click on the “A-B” link below which points to “Page One” of five alphabetically-arranged pages.

Wed Mar 21, 8: In the beginning only one silver standard was used normally of very high fineness. Later two, sometimes three standards were use 1st standard Grote keur and 2nd standard Kleine keur Some cities like Gouda have used an uncrowned city mark for 2nd standard silver. As of the 1st standard for objects; maker’s mark, city mark crowned together with a province standard mark crowned and a year-letter.

On small object, light weight often maker’s mark only. The 2nd standard introduced ; makers’ mark, city mark crowned or uncrowned and sometimes with or without date letter. Amsterdam 2nd standard as of ; small sized city mark, small sized province standard mark uncrowned, small type of date letter until From till no year letter was used.

Glass Bottle Marks- 5

Thank you very much!! S on the base of bottles …………………. Thanks to Mark Newton for this info. Many such bottles with an initial on the base were purposely made with no glass manufacturer identification. Mark is seen mostly on the lower heel area on soda and beer bottles. The number usually precedes the letter, but in some cases the order may be reversed.

A VERY GOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SHORTLAND PATTERN/SECOND MODEL PATTERN BROWN BESS MUSKET, ca. Regulation length, 42 inch, round, pin-fastened, iron, smoothbore, caliber barrel with its top-mounted bayonet lug/ breech-top with two Board of Ordnance proof marks and the regulation Pattern lock with two screws behind the .

Proof Date Codes Amongst proof marks are codes enabling one to determine the date of manufacture of many guns. Sample photos of their layouts are at the bottom of the page. A single letter, either Roman or Greek, upper or lower case, underlined or not. For corroboration, cross-reference with the proof house controllers’ mark. Letter at top of intersection of crossed swords. Number of dots beneath to indicate inspector. Letter at left of intersection of crossed swords. Letter inside upper left of circle.

B at upper right. Inspector’s number at bottom. Syntax of Birmingham proof date codes London, England: LP over 2-digit year; beginning in Syntax of British proofmarks over time. Month and Year in Roman numerals until

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Note that although the year codes start with A, that by itself is not evidence that these codes were actually in use by Actual observed marks on actual observed guns suggests that the year code system was not in universal use that early. So, just when did the Eibar proof house switch from the older stamps to the newer ones? It looks like the big year was Guns proofed in might have either the older or newer stamps.

Of course dating the older stamps can be an exercise, as they don’t have a date code. Other information such as the serial number of the gun must be used to estimate the manufacture date, which puts limits on the proofing date. Obviously, errors are possible. But so far, is my best guess for the transition date. Everything above is general for Spanish handguns, and applies to Beistegui Hermanos guns as well as Unceta.

Now for photos of actual specimens. I have blown up most of the photos so that they’re of uniform scale. The penalty for that is that some of them get fuzzy. But since all we’re interested in is proof marks, the fuzziness of other features isn’t a huge drawback.

Gun Barrel Proof Marks

Flintlock Longarms Click on image for a larger view. Very good swivel with its iron barrel-band and integral pivot with matching cross-bolt: The Regulation Model lock with a flat, beveled lockplate, its matching gooseneck hammer, original frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. Untouched, dark, steel surfaces with its original lock components and both of its sidebolts. Very good barrel with generally sharp contours, dark, untouched surfaces and a fine touch-hole.

Note: There are a few machine-made bottle types (milk, shoe polish and small ink bottles) or post-production processes (fire polishing) which exhibit mold seams in the finish/upper neck that deviate from the descriptions in points #1 and/or #3 above; these bottles .

Figures are for for Birmingham and the Black Country: In the census takers found that In it was found that 51 establishments employing 2, workers remained in the trade in Birmingham and the Black Country. The size distribution of these is given in Table 4. The four largest plants were self-contained concerns, using considerable machinery and probably some form of line production. In jewellery, the other trade traditionally associated with Birmingham, the convenience of the gas engine and better trade had produced some large concerns by but the large unit was still exceptional in , though not as exceptional as some authorities seem to consider.

Walton, said to be the largest watch-key, and gold and silver chainmakers in the world, employed as many as in , fn. Certainly, the small factory as opposed to the mere workshop was spreading, scale varying with the article made. Wedding rings were still made by outworkers in and even in twenty workers constituted a large firm in this line.

In costume jewellery, the average in was 40 workers but one firm at least employed They employed between and workers in , fn. A few other large firms had grown up by on the plating side to supply standardized articles to the hotel, shipping and railway lines.

Glass Bottle Marks – 5

Southern Glass Works , Louisville, Kentucky c. Seen on base of wax sealer fruit jar. Spring Garden Glass Works…………………….. See Baltimore Glass Works entry. Some flasks from this glass works bear Anchor and Log Cabin designs. SS in a circle………….

Jul 05,  · A good site that enables you to date small arms that have passed through the Birmingham Proof House. Dating your rifle – Last edited by Neilo; at

The blade is that of a Russian M , mated to a socket that is dimensionally identical to those used with the British Martini-Henry rifle. The cut from severing the M bayonet elbow results in a distinctive shield-like ricasso when the M blade is welded to the new socket. The blade bears the Ishevsk Arsenal bow-and-arrow trademark, indicating that it was manufactured prior to It also has the characteristic screwdriver point.

The socket length is 3. This example has an odd shape to the inside of the bridge, as if the rifle’s front sight was off-center, while the outside of the bridge is symmetrical so is not merely damaged or bent.

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