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Article about: I think I had better start by saying 'sorry, its another one'! This is a '63 Pattern yataghan but it has markings on the cross guard 'V. MkX 181' anyone any thoughts what this might mean? ma

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    I think I had better start by saying 'sorry, its another one'!

    This is a '63 Pattern yataghan but it has markings on the cross guard 'V. MkX 181'

    anyone any thoughts what this might mean?

    many thanks as always

    Dave
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    Let me set it out again; "V. M. XII . 181"

    Reading backwards, this is bayonet 181, of the 12th Company (XII Roman) of Volunteer Militia. Not sure which Volunteer Militia, but British or Commonwealth.

    Note, on ricasso it has a British inspector stamp with "S" which signifies it was made in Solingen and the mark is a British inspector in the factory. So this is Government contract made that has been turned over to the Volunteers most likely around the 1880's .

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    wow, so much information from so few letters/numbers. Thats really excellent Anderson, many thanks indeed
    regards, dave

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    Is it not actually Middlesex Rifle Volunteers ?

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    many thanks RAD, that sounds good to me

    Dave

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