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Old 02-11-22, 05:44 PM
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Default Odd Small Arms School Cap badge

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A typical heavy cast cap badge from India or Pakistan, as usual might be old or might have been made yesterday.
However what's unusual is that it is not a typical SASC pattern/copy
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Old 02-11-22, 07:28 PM
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Answering my own question....is it purporting to be prior to amalgamation with the Machine Gun School?
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Old 02-11-22, 07:54 PM
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Question Odd Small Arms School Cap badge

I'm not sure what type of rifles are represented on this badge, they certainly do not look much like SMLE's or any other Lee Enfield that was in service 1902-1953.

Perhaps other firearms enthusiasts will have an idea of what they are?

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They have the appearance of flintlock muskets.

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Answering my own question....is it purporting to be prior to amalgamation with the Machine Gun School?
Could it be an "updated" version of a "School of Musketry" prize badge

Possibly from 1919-1926 ? (see photo 2)

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Hi Mike
I was looking at this image last night thinking it had similarities,
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A typical sand cast badge. I think it’s probably for the Small Arms School at Saugor, in India. There were similar Small Arms Schools across the Empire, principally in the Dominions (India had two or three at different times, including Pachmarhi and another offshoot was at Ahmendnagar). They were run on lines and syllabi laid down by the parent school at Hythe, with a mixture (in India) of British and indigenous instructors. After independence the school moved to Mhow.

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That's great Toby, many thanks.
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That's great Toby, many thanks.
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I’m glad to help and fairly sure of it. They are extraordinarily rare because they weren’t worn by the British officers, but by the Indian NCOs on the permanent staff, usually on the front of their pagris. Very few are likely to have survived.
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