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  1. wow I never even noticed the U but now you have pointed it out I can see it clear as day, thanks, also great to know it is original thank you all for your help.
  2. Hi I came across this Magazine case. Firstly I had no idea as to what it was as was wrapped in wax type paper, unwrapping it saw it was a magazine case but I have no idea for what kind of Automatic Rifle it would have been used for. Also I think its British and from the WW2 era, but again I don't really know. I was hoping someone on here would be able to help. Thank you all in advance for all the info you may have
  3. Here are some more photos, I can't see any markings on it.
  4. Hi Mike Thank you for the information, its such a shame there is no name or number on the medal as would have loved to have researched who it belonged to. The craftsmanship is to a very high standard so I think you are right that it would have been to officers / senior members.
  5. Hi, I came across this little medal which I think is an Anniversary medal I'm not sure what H.A.C stands for I've had a bit of a google and came up with 'Honourable Artillery Company' would this be correct? Firstly I would love to know if this is a genuine medal and also what would have given for? Love to know your thoughts, sorry if I have posted this in the wrong section if I have please could someone guide where I should have posted this?
  6. ok thats great, I'll get some more photos up either tomorrow or Wednesday thanks for your help
  7. Thats great Simon thank you very much for your help
  8. its does look very similar doesn't it... I think you could be right... interesting, so it's US? never thought of it being US. Do you think it is original? I've never seen it before so wondered if it was authentic...
  9. It does look similar my only thought was its quite slim being about 1.75 inches wide and just under 4 inches long. I did wonder if perhaps it was German rather than British. Although my initial thought was British. The only reason being, if it could be German for the MP40 Semi Automatic Machine Pistol, but again I though the Magazines for the gun were longer. hmmm very puzzling.
  10. Hi Paul, Yes I've had a really good look and no such luck on the name... sadly will never know who it belonged to, but it really is lovely all the same...
  11. Yes it is lovely and I won't be planing on selling it anytime soon It has been fascinating to find out more about it and the H.A.C.
  12. Hi Trooper_D Thank you for the link, I assume what the medals sold for was more related to the connection to the person and the other medal. I'm just amazed by the craftsmanship in this medal it really is lovely.
  13. wow that really interesting I would love to know who it belonged to, but I don't think that will be possible, I look at the link you gave Peter but sadly couldn't see anything for 1897 so can't guess at a name
  14. Thank you Peter for getting in touch so quickly So does the H.A.C stand for 'Honourable Artillery Company?' I've not seen one before from my little google search I saw this medal had sold with another long service medal (to an officer) for over £600 I'm guessing that was more to do with the other medal and the officer it pertained to than this lovely little one. So have know idea of value for this medal like I said I wasn't even sure this was a genuine medal as not seen one before. Thank you so much for the link I look forward to checking it out
  15. That's great Brian Thank you I really look forward to hearing from you, there are really interesting and really small (Well I think they are small). So any information would be most gratefully received.
  16. Hi There, I came across this post and was hoping you would be able to help me with further information. My father has been having a bit of a sort through and came across these Hiatt Handcuffs and I was wondering how old they are? The diameter of the handcuffs seems very small (7cm) so wondered if they were for women or children? As you can tell I really don't know much about them and my father doesn't know much other than they were given to him in his teens by a family friend.
  17. Hi I have this single webbing pouch I think is an ammo pouch but I am not 100% sure it is for the British army (WW2) I was hoping someone on here would be able to confirm or not if it is British and WW2 if not what nations and period is it from. Thanks for your help
  18. Hi I was wondering if someone would be able to tell more something about this medal, I can't seem to find in any any book or on line I think it is Japanese and WW2 but I'm not sure. Thanks for your help.
  19. HI Grey Thank you for the translation is ealing interesting, been interesting to look up Gu Zhutong (made be made up name also).
  20. I think a database would be really helpful. Although this forum site has to be the most helpful one I have found thus far. I'm pleased I didn't spend loads as it was part of other items which I know I little bit more about. you always hope for that rare find in the bottom of the box which means you can give up the day job... Still I have found it really interesting to find out about it and thank you for all your help.
  21. Hi Jerry Thats Thank you so much, so as 1958 pattern? this would fit with the numbers I think is the year 65 but is really hard to make out.
  22. Ahh thats really interesting, I wonder who he was.... I'm just not sure of the date :\
  23. Ahhh yes I didn't think of a compass, the stamp is really hard to make out the top line has the letters MEC and numbers 19 and is either 64 or 45 W I think its 64 but really hard to see and the second line number are 973 - 5 (or 8 or s) 960. I'm guessing after the MEC is the year date? is it British do you think?
  24. Ahhh well thats very disappointing and a tad frustrating. oh well never mind.