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  1. #131

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    Roumanian martini

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  2. #132

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    Boer Rifle Carvings / Markings.

    Of interest is that many Boers often carved and/or marked ( by hammering in small panel pins or boot pins into the stock) the stocks of their rifles in any
    number of the following onto the stocks of their rifles:

    - Full Name.
    - Initials.
    - Initials and Surname.
    - Surname and initials or just initials of family members that may have also used the rifle.
    - Which commando they belonged to.
    - farm and/ or district name.
    - dates.
    - Battles which they fought in.
    - ZAR and/or the OVS coat of arms.

  3. #133

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    WAF Nel ( draw in Indian ink but not yet carved, I can only imagine the story that this rifle could tell. I also do not know of another ABO rifle that has been marked for carving but was not carved).

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  4. #134

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    Punches were also used

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  5. #135

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    While looking through some pictures I have just come across this sad sight for sore eyes. On the left a few rifles on a scrap heap. On the right a mixture of Mausers and Martini's awaiting destruction. Note the British soldier on the left preparing a Westley Richard's no2 musket for the anvil.

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  6. #136

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    Apologies. My cropping skills need some attention.
    WR no2 musket is in the centre

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