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Auction #115 begins on 30 May 2024

Rifle Butt

Inscribed Rifle Butt to Piet de Wet

Published: Manfactured - Enfield, United Kingdom, 1895-1900

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Rifle butt inscribed to Piet de Wet. At the date given he was a recently promoted General in the Orange Free State Commandoes. Only later becoming infamous as a "Hansopper".

Butt has feint circular mark with Enfield and obscure wording to reverse of inscribed side.

PIET de WET'S LAAGER, DORDRECHT. 3rd March 1900.

Length of Butt from backplate to head- 35cm X 11 cm X 4cm- Butt plate-brass unmarked. Weight 675 gms.

Markings to head of wooden shalft show a crown, with letters 33 underneath with an E under again. Another larger crown appears sideways opposite 33. Metal head attached to stock is marked J.A.

Most of the carbines at this period were with walnut stocks, and as having a shorter stock ideal for cavalry use.

No provenance.

  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 35 X 11 X 4cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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