mikeloverock Posted Saturday at 20:02 Share Posted Saturday at 20:02 Hi All, I have just acquired a good Mole P1888, which almost never come up for sale in South Africa. The blade looks almost factory condition, other than for some age blemishes. The markings on the ricasso are crisp and clear, and I speculate that the bayonet has spent it's life in the scabbard. So while no interesting history or use, it is in great shape. The cross-guard, up to the pommel are blemished from storage, but no pitting is evident. The quality of the manufacture is quite astounding. I've attached photo's of the piece. I have two questions: 1. Are there records of production numbers for Mole, compared to production by Enfield, Wilkinson and Sanderson, and 2. The pommel has 20.M.R stamped on it. Is this likely to be a rack/inventory number, or may it refer to a specific unit? Note that the bayonet also has a Union acceptance mark. Any advice, suggestions or theories will be most welcome. Many thanks. Mike Loverock Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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