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Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:03 pm
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Hello Lester,

On a separate post I mentioned I have a MkIV box (the same as the MkV save for difference in the retaining band composition and the additional ammunition harness straps). The box has ...

Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:55 pm
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Hello,

I happen to have a MkIV MH box with tin lining (minus the detachable section!), and a similar MkI for Snider. I can send jpegs if that assists. I am in Dorset and if you are this way you a ...

Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:22 am
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Hello Kiwi Sapper,

Hopefully someone will be able to provide the exact details, but to try and offer a starting point;

The 1/24 received their MHRs circa 1875, the 2/24 by March 1875 (possibly l ...

Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:45 pm
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Sawubona,

The order of donning the Valise Equipment was described in the relevant "Instructions for fitting Valise Equipment", issued for each successive set.

Having looked again at a ...

Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:35 pm
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Sawubona,

The straps are for carrying the great coat in certain orders of dress. They can be used to carry a blanket of course but the Instructions for Fitting Valise Equipment do not describe the ...

Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:09 pm
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CJ,

Forgive me if I am wrong but I write this in anticpation that you are resident in UK.

The law governing imitation firearms that is most relevant to you is the Violent Crime Reduction Act 200 ...

Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:55 pm
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Paul,

According to their accounts it seems not - I agree that it originally sounds unlikely though! I anticipate that once they had the correct range, the fact that their target was a large crowd ...

Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:41 pm
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Sawubona, Paul,

The Col Davidson telescopic sight mounted on the MHR at the National Firearms Collection (Pattern Room Collection) which Neil mentions has the interesting feature of the eyepiece be ...

Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:27 pm
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Jeremy,

The confusion may have been caused by the upper rank in the Household Cavalry for GC pay being that of Corporal of Horse. This may have led some comments to confuse that rank with corporal ...

Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:18 pm
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Coll,

The Manual of Military Law had not come into being at the time of the AZW. The work to create one was commenced in July 1879, on the direction of the Rt Hon Col F Stanley MP, Secretary of St ...

Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:10 pm
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Mike,

On the 1882 pattern Valise equipment, this was introduced by LoC 3994. It was listed as being a continuation of the list dated 1st March 1882 but was promulgated by being issued with Army Ci ...

Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:58 pm
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Mike,

Warley, in Essex, was one of the pre-Crimean Infantry Barracks, and the location of the EIC Chapel. Under the Localisation plans it became one of the "double depots".

Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:14 pm
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Mike, Neil,

Firstly on the MHR issue dates - I agree, I think I must have misread the dates in the notes I had because it suddenly occurred to me to check this against the musketry returns for 1873 ...

Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:29 pm
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Mike,

I found my notes of a conversation with the team from the RRW Museum, that indicated the MH rifles had been issued in 1873 - the 2nd battalion had been at Warley at the time, but I am not sur ...

Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:55 pm
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Drummer Barry, yes, Sawubona is right I think. Drill is usually a cotton cloth and can be blended with wool. Cotton drill was also used for service Khaki uniforms.

If you are in Aldershot you c ...
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