Help please (extra)

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Dragoon
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Help please (extra)

Post by Dragoon »

Hello all
Further to my post on the 1899 sword? I have found the markings shown below on the inside bottom of the guard. They read from top to bottom
8/00
1 3 0
can’t make it out
2 0
5 L
6 1 6

The 1 3 0 and 2 0 all have a line through them.
Would anybody have any idea as to their meaning please?
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gravknife
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Re: Help please (extra)

Post by gravknife »

The numbers are dates
For example 00 is 1900 and 8 is August
05 is 1905

I think the others may be

Armourer marks for refitting /sharpening maybe or 're issues to other regiments

My battery is running out so will add more tommorrow

regards

Ian
Dragoon
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Re: Help please (extra)

Post by Dragoon »

Thanks for the reply Ian, sorry I’m late in replying but I’ve been away. Very interesting explanation of the marks. Thanks again.
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