NEW ZEALAND

1875 snider
 
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The least common of the three types of 1875 Snider. This is for the "medium" rifle with the bar on band muzzle ring

 

Kirschbaum makers mark and distinctive crown over AS inspection mark

 

 

Cross guard serial 157, Skennerton reports only 200 of this variation made

 

 

Raised muzzle ring of bar on band, as opposed to the more normal muzzle ring flush with top of hilt for bar on barrel

UK 1907
 
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1907 ring removed and blade rounded similar to DP marked blades, but there are no DP markings 

 

 

1907 First world war manufacture 

uk 1907
 
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Dress 1907 all chromed with plastic coated hilt and scabbard, not sure if chroming is NZ or UK

 

 

 

Badge is UK unit

 

 

Pommel is marked NZ for New Zealand issue

 

Dress frog

 

 

 

 

Pommel is unit marked

us 1905 Springfield
 
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US 1905 used by the Home Guard during WWII

 

N^Z grip marks, these are not the same as those shown in Skennerton's book but are typical of those used on NZ weapons

 

 

Springfield 1918 made bayonet

 

Steel chape ahs been added to original scabbard

 

 

Locking tabs show this to be a 1905 scabbard and not a 1917 pattern one

uk no4
 
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No4 MkII, no markings to indicate NZ use but many were not marked

 

No4 MkII with the leather retainer used by New Zealand Units in WWII