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Old 05-12-19, 08:22 PM
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Default Burma Rifles buttons

Does anyone know what buttons were worn by the Burma Rifles? I am guessing that they were the generic black hunting horn type but they may have had specific Burma Rifles buttons.
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Old 05-12-19, 10:24 PM
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This website has a close up:
http://www.rothwell.force9.co.uk/bur...les-Maymyo.htm

I think these are standard black 'hunting horn' buttons as you suggested.
There is not enough detail to see if the button has additional letters or symbols.

picclick has this link:
https://picclick.co.uk/Indian-Army-2...654080567.html

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Old 05-12-19, 11:14 PM
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This website has a close up:
http://www.rothwell.force9.co.uk/bur...les-Maymyo.htm

I think these are standard black 'hunting horn' buttons as you suggested.
There is not enough detail to see if the button has additional letters or symbols.

picclick has this link:
https://picclick.co.uk/Indian-Army-2...654080567.html
The first link is actually my photograph which I allowed Steve to use for his website. Sadly, the buttons are too small to see in any detail.

The second link is interesting as they were part of the Indian Army as the 20th Burma Rifles from 1922 until 1937, they had previously been the 70th Burma Rifles. They must have used a button without the number 20 between 1937 and 1947.
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Old 05-12-19, 11:17 PM
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I have just noticed that the 20th Burma Rifles button sold for nearly 82.
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Am not sure Simon, but think i have somewhere seen a metal Burma Rifles button. Or maybe it was Mayo College which is very similar.
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Does this help?
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