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Identifying Marks?


Chris Noble
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In the same thread as a previous post.

Can anybody tell me anything on the Marks on this Very Pistol? The only one i'm sure of is the date 1917.

Regards, Chris.

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Its a mark 2 * varey pistol inspected in Birmingham by inspector number x7 also inspected by the Poole ordnance( I cannot make out his number) . Accepted with the broad arrow 1917

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this looks like an Australian marking

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It looks like the star used in the "A-in-a-star" mark which I have seen on a SMLE oil-bottle, but I think that was the factory mark of the Lithgow factory in Australia, rather than a specific ANZAC identifier. I think the "A-in-a-star" stamp was just used to identify their products as Lithgow-made. This pistol was made in Birmingham, of course.

Tom

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Cheers for the clarification Tom.

I'll post a full picture of the Very tommorrow as i think the wood on the stock is replaced, and, would value any opinions on that. But that, as they say, is a different story!!

Cheers for all your input Pals, as always, much appreciated.

Regards, Chris.

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