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Old 5th July 2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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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.
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