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Tue May 05, 2009 2:32 am
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Sawubona, I'm working on the foreign Service Helmet with the 1868 Officer's gilt one piece with the 24 numeral and Sphinx. I've lined up the bottom of the plate(the Sphinx) flush with the bottom of th ...

Mon May 04, 2009 1:16 pm
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Could someone give me an idea as to the correct spot to mount the helmet plate to the foreign service helmet. I've seen photos that show it
being placed above the white cloth band that runs around th ...

Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:46 pm
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My Goodness the two Colours are magnificent. You must be very proud of them.

Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:20 am
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....Sorry Martin, South Africa, should have stated that.

Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:42 pm
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Could someone point me towards a site that would show the cuff and collar
braiding for Officers of this period. Am I right in assuming that this is Braid as opposed to embroidery on the cuffs and col ...

Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:21 am
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LOL John....it's a fair cop! don't want to mess with your crew!

Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:51 pm
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Thanks John and Coll for your answers. That's good to hear. I have a Webley RIC double action (Sherlock Holmes gun),one that was issued I believe to the Metropolitan Police (manacled hands) circa 1870 ...

Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:44 pm
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Can you tell me if Officers were given any latitude in what they carried as a side arm? I come from an Indian Wars re-enacting background where it seems that Officer's would carry privately purchased ...
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