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Old 11th February 2012, 10:44 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by thinreadline
Hi there .. I hate to ruin the theory of the number between the Crown & E as being the date , but it is not. It is the Enfield Inspectors number . Each Inspector at Enfield had a personal number and when he was satisfied as to the serviceability of of piece of equipment , his number the plus crown & E ( for Enfield ) was stamped on it. It is possible to identify the names of the individual inspectors provided one has a date of manufacture of the item . Hope this helps .

Thanks Richmond,
no other clear markings are legible . However the fact that the "17" could indeed signify the 17th Lancers is It seems that conclusive dates are going to be difficult.

Kind Regards David

PS sorry for the late reply.
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