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Old 07-15-2017, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Hondo44 View Post
Ok, I see them now, very nice and discreet.
Appears to be a commercial that entered GB thru civilian channels. It might be one commercially shipped to Wilkinson Sword in England. Or an American distributor and then exported. Sure doesn't look like it went to war. Maybe an officer's purchase since they had to supply their own sidearm.
This gun certainly did not formally enter military service, as the required military proofs and acceptance marks are not present. I only see the London proofhouse's view mark (crown over V) and on the barrel the proof mark (crown over GP, a bit mis-struck). As mentioned, an officer's private purchase is always a possibility.
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