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British brush and button stick

Article about: Hello, picked up these items at the Thetford Militaria Fair today. I particularly like the fact they are both marked to individual soldiers. The button stick is made of bakelite.

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    So i'm told the red screws on the Binoculars means they have been filled with Nitrogen to prevent fogging and mildew.

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    So i'm told the red screws on the Binoculars means they have been filled with Nitrogen to prevent fogging and mildew.
    Thanks for that.

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    Quote by douglas2496 View Post
    Ah, that possibility did not occur to me.

    I dont actually know the answer to this, but I suspect British soldiers did not normally use these cases but merely used a webbing cover for the rifles action only. Having said that I think you are quiet right that they exist, but I can only imagine they are not common at all as I cant remember when I last saw one. I would be happy to know more about these cases.
    Cases might have been used for a much rougher type of transport, back of vehicles, planes, airdrops? Just guessing here... I went and looked at mine, and I pride myself in my ability to decide whether something is the genuine article or not - making a snap judgement based on look, smell, soiling, wear, markings - and since I now see there are fakes, I was very relieved to think that mine is real.

    Here are a few pics of the scabbard, it is 45" long. If only I had an Enfield to put in it but I handled my last SMLE years ago. I was interested in British stuff before German, years ago, maybe something to do with falling in love with old BSA motorcycles, Triumph cars, and some family ties. Had a great uncle in Bristol that was in a UXB squad during the war, didn't make it... I remember going to visit my great aunt there in 1966, one of the only things I can remember is a memory of his dress uniform and hat still hanging by the door of the apartment.


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    Thanks for that, most interesting.

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