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Title 59th Scinde Rifles crossbelt and pouch, hallmarked silver
Nationality British Empire
Period 1904
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This unit was raised in 1843 as the Scinde Camel Corps. At the Mutiny it became the 6th Punjab Infantry until 1903 when it became the 59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force). The metalware is hallmarked silver throughout for Birmingham, maker B&P; they are all dated 1904, except for the bugle horn which is hallmarked 1900.

The blue enamel centre to the badge is original and perfect. The patent leather work is distressed through the vagaries of climate and age. One of the leather loops on the belt has been torn away (see photo). There is a small hole in the pouch above the motto, where there has been some attempt at repositioning the ribbon. The metalwork is all in good order.

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[Militaria : Equipment : British Empire : 20th Century]

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