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Title Military prismatic compass, WW1
Nationality British
Period 1918

This is a standard Great War issue item, of the dry variety rather than the oil-filled type. It has a broad arrow mark on the base, indicating government issue, with the date 1918. It is made of brass and has a blackened finish for war service, which is somewhat worn on the outside.

There is with it a brown leather case with the broad arrow stamp and 'C&R.BRINSLEY. // 1916.' Only a small portion of the leather strap remains.

All screws are present and correct, but the hard rubber ring on the base has started to decompose and about 30% has fallen away.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Equipment : British : 20th Century]


Just to let you know, the knot has arrived and is an awesome piece. It will make a great addition to the collection.

S V, USA, 05.08.2014

Thank you for the bayonet... I am absolutely thrilled with it. Look forward to more purchases from you.

D B, UK, 16.02.2006