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any ideas on this swagger stick?

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    a friend has just sent me this image of the top of a "swagger stick"
    any ideas on the regiment?

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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    That's a tricky one as these have been used by many nations / organisations and not even just the military. British swagger sticks of military origin tend to display either a cap badge or other unit crest / design. The heads and tips are very often silver so any hallmarks would be a good reference as to nationality and in the case of sterling the year of manufacture as well as the location of the assay office.

    I hope this helps.

    Regards

    Mark

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    Thanks mark, unfortunately this has no hallmarks, but came. With a collection. Of ww1 items, I know that means little,.
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Hmm, intriguing! The other items might give a clue if they belong to the same source. Otherwise, as there were so many territorial / small irregular and war raised units it could be "needle in pile of needles" time. For instance OBC might stand for the institution from where the unit originated or the unit itself and the X may not be an X at all but a Roman 10!

    Do you know anything about the other items and or the source?

    Mark

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    best I can come up with is the ox & bucks regt.

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    Thanks guys, unfortunatly this came from a house clearance and the other ww1 related bits were mainly badges and buttons and mary tin ect, a naval cap and gas mask..... so not really related!

    So watchdog....... yes, "needle in pile of needles" time indeed.

    I will carry on digging.
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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