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Old 7th July 2017, 12:54 PM   #7
Norman McCormick
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Here's the 1856 Pioneer model for comparison. I believe this particular one was issued in Jan 1900 and reissued in Nov 1902, if anyone can I.D. the stamps I'd be grateful. The chape appears to have been repaired at some point as the end should be squared off and not have the extra section as this one has. As an aside these swords were discontinued for Pioneer use but were reissued to the Royal Navy as cutlasses and not particularly well received as such as far I remember.
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