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Old 27-03-18, 02:55 PM
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Default Any ideas on what’s this button is from?


I found this button out metal detecting and was hoping someone could help me with some info on it?

The badge on the back reads ‘Ollivant & Botsford’, ‘Manchester’.
On the front the image seems to be of a pistol being fired.

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Old 27-03-18, 04:08 PM
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I can't make out the image very well but it looks like a livery button rather than a military one.


PS Looking again at the photo (which I think shows the button upside down) it appears to depict a 'torse' (a twisted bar) with an arm pointing up holding an item (probably not a pistol). Almost certainly a livery button.

PPS Look at some similar examples here -

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Old 28-03-18, 09:36 PM
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I'm guessing the button is shown upside down, with a straight torse at the top rather than the bottom?
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Old 29-03-18, 07:48 AM
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I can make out a torse at top, so definitely upside down. The arm may possibly be holding a dagger or short sword

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