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C.A.C MK V1 Trench Art bullet swagger stick

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C.A.C MK V1 Trench Art bullet swagger stick

Postby sigcollector » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:10 am

Hi all

Another item made with C.A.C MK V1 Trench Art bullets although this one has a false bullet on the shell case.
I have this style shown in a couple of my WW1 portraits

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Postby JK1945 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:37 am

Does anyone know why they crossed the rounds like this? Does it have to do with religion perhaps? Perhaps just a style of the times?
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Postby ChrisB » Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:14 pm

Could be a religious thing though when I see these pierced bullets I always think of that Brit propaganda photo of the full 303 clip with a supposedly German round that had pierced through all the bullets in the clip. Might be a sort of trench version of that.
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Postby sigcollector » Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:02 pm

Interesting ideas Chris

The thing I like about them is them being C.A.C NZ made ,the old CAC works is only walking distance from me.
Did the British have a similar crossed bullet swagger stick?

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Postby ChrisB » Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:16 pm

Hmmm just found this:

http://www.trenchart.co.uk/page22.html

Maybe these really are bullet crucifix’s and they were just transposed to walking cane tops.
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Postby sigcollector » Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:19 pm

Thanks Chris for the link.

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Postby sigcollector » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:42 pm

Hi

I thought I would add this pic showing exactly the same type of item....
The photograph is taken in Auckland so it may even be the same CAC type.


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Re: C.A.C MK V1 Trench Art bullet swagger stick

Postby Kiwi Sapper » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:45 am

What Ho,

Although a long time "lurker" I have not posted before, but as I now have a small mystery, I seek opinions.
Recently, much to my surprise :o a NZ Rifle Brigade Swagger stick came into my possession. It is a blackened bamboo cane, 25 inches long and about 4/ 5 ths of an inch in diameter, (I use Imperial measurements because that is what ,no doubt, it would have been made to).
It has the customary chromed 303 cartridge case, (CAC CVI ) and a false projectile at the ends. The cartridge case has the Earl of Liverpool's crest soldered to it but below the motto it has further lettering which appears to be

RD ?? 92

The ?? is where damage has obliterated the marking. Can anyone assist with an explanation as to what the RD 92 would denote?
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Re: C.A.C MK V1 Trench Art bullet swagger stick

Postby sigcollector » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:30 pm

Hi Vern
Is it a RD number? or a makers mark for the badge?
Do you have any pics of the item you speak of?

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