QSAMIKE wrote: Here is another interesting photo showing weapons...... A member of the C.M.R. which never did get to SA.....
It is a studio photo with a rifle and pistol that were just used for props......
That is one really lovely photo. Quite envious. But very pleased you shared it.
Collecting/wanted ABW insignia if anyone has some spares?
IL - Remind me not to ever challenge you to a match. It's times like this that I and glad(?) that my target shooting days are over. I really never thought of the MH Cadet as a target shooter, perhaps being that the ones we got here were "shot out". The Long Lee was my choice and the 450/577 MH the second. Pistols were more for me and I did well there. I was invited to Bisley once by an SAS Instructor for a shot or two. Very poor showing as I recall.
With that I need to yield to your knowledge.
Enjoyed our back and forth. BP
Just a yank chiming in. Second photo is clearly not American in origin. Indian Police would have had cast off US uniforms and weapons. Would likely have been issued an 1873 Springfield 45-70. or provided their own rifle, likely a Winchester. Uniform jacket would have been Navy blue. Puttees not generally used in US military until WWI, as US issued canvas leggings. Very pleased to find this sight, as I have had an interest in Anglo Boer conflicts since a young sprout. Regards to all.
Hello czechotto - Welcome to the ABW Forum. Dare I presume Czech Heritage ? And in the US. Might I ask where ? Reason, I'm Czech Heritage as well, and in Texas to boot. As a long ago dealer in mainly US and Brit Militaria, you are correct in the Indian Scout clothing.
It may sound strange to most that a Imp Austrian descendent should focus on The British Empire but its true.
BP was one of my boyhood heroes. Czech on paternal side. Reside in Michigan. Maternal side is English, and has been in North America for over 350 years. I have always had a strong interest in military history, and in shooting historic firearms. Thank you for the warm welcome. Cz