22SqnRAE Posted 6 June , 2019 Share Posted 6 June , 2019 G'Day Folks, First post here, so go easy if I sound like an idiot (many years of practice... ) for asking a question which I'm sure you've all seen before. "What do you make of the markings on my bayonet?" Now I've canvassed some usual References, and tried on line too, but the combination isn't quite there yet. I make the markings to be: 2. G. I (or numeral 1?) 336 I'm thinking from my piecing together of notes (including Ian Skennerton's advice) that this bayonet: Was probably in Indian Army service (because of the green paint and that they loved the P'03 over the P'07) The 2 G probably means Second Gurkha Rifles (2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles, The Sirmoor Rifles) Wondering if the "I" (or numeral '1") was the Battalion or Infantry, meaning the wallah doing the stamping decided that 2G I (infantry) was easier than hammering in 2/1. G.R. - a saving of 3 hammer and die strikes? Happy to be completely wrong in my assessment, but would gratefully appreciate your guidance as to the likely Unit owner of this bayonet. Thank you for your time and comments. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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