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thinreadline 5th July 2012 11:16 AM

can anyone read NEPALESE ?
 
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Hi there
I have a British Martini Rifle but re issued to Nepal .. it has some writing on it that I would love to understand , can any member help ?

Berkley 5th July 2012 10:18 PM

I don't read Nepali, but thanks to the excellent Appendix on Unit Markings in John Walter's Guns of the Gurkhas I believe the Devanagari characters on the trigger guard of your Martini mean:

Gorakhdal Company
No. 8

Gorakhdal Company was one of many independent companies of the Royal Nepalese Army. It was formed in 1880. The number is either a rack number given to the weapon, or the number of an individual rifleman to whom the weapon was assigned.

thinreadline 5th July 2012 11:49 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Berkley
I don't read Nepali, but thanks to the excellent Appendix on Unit Markings in John Walter's Guns of the Gurkhas I believe the Devanagari characters on the trigger guard of your Martini mean:

Gorakhdal Company
No. 8

Gorakhdal Company was one of many independent companies of the Royal Nepalese Army. It was formed in 1880. The number is either a rack number given to the weapon, or the number of an individual rifleman to whom the weapon was assigned.


Well thank you so much , that is marvellous. This is why I love this site ! Excellent .

Dom 6th July 2012 12:45 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Berkley
I don't read Nepali, but thanks to the excellent Appendix on Unit Markings in John Walter's Guns of the Gurkhas I believe the Devanagari characters on the trigger guard of your Martini mean:

Gorakhdal Company
No. 8
CONGRATULATIONS :D
I'm really amazed ... and you don't read Nepali :eek:
best regards

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Dom


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