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Title Royal North Down Rifles glengarry badge
Nationality British
Period c 1870-81
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In 1881, the RNDR became the 3rd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. The blacking has been polished off front and back, showing the brass base metal.

These badges replaced the county militia titles worn formerly on the Pork Pie hat of the post-Crimea period. The glengarry cap, which replacecd the Pork Pie hat, looks like an American overseas cap, but with the addition of two silk tails at the rear and a pom pom on the top.

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[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]

testimonials

Sword arrived today. Fabulous. This is an excellent example of a fighting sword of its period, and a real gem. The 1828 Pattern is such a gorgeous sword, and this is a fine example. Even my bride is impressed and she doesn’t really get swords.

G F, New Zealand, 06.11.2013

Hallo, Mr. Seidler, my buckle comes today in very nice condition

I am delight for next time

T V, Czech Republic, 14.08.2012

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