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03-02-2009, 03:54 PM
My Enfield (BSA, 1914) carries a "P.W." Regimental I.D. I can't find this unit in on-line reference sources. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who can I.D. it. Thanks.
--Not yet young enough to know it all...
03-02-2009, 09:01 PM
"P.W." typically stands for "Price of Wales". There ought to be more to it though...
03-03-2009, 04:44 AM
I wonder if it's an different version of P.W.R.
Prince of Wales Regiment.
03-04-2009, 06:03 AM
Most regimental markings tend to be accompanied by battalion number, company number and rack number.
If its just "PW" and a rack number, then it could be any one of thousands of small police, militia, school, game ranger, cadet units from anywhere in the Empire.
If its just "PW", then its probably the initials of a civilian owner - very common on UK club rifles, as presumably they had clubhouses with rifle racks full of identical members' guns...
03-04-2009, 11:25 AM
Many thanks. That's (P.W.) all there is to it. I got it from a WWII vet, who brought it to the U.S. from Europe. Its serial number is 107XX, and it came with a Wilkinson bayonet. Because the rifle is in 95% condition, I believe it was used primarily as ceremonial piece.
03-05-2009, 10:02 PM
Post pictures if you can. I for one would love to see it.
03-06-2009, 12:29 PM
I'll do it, as soon as I figure out how to do it -- read that as: "I'll ask my wife for help." Thanks for the interest. I'll try to get a shot that captures the tiger maple stock.
--Still not young enough to know it all.
03-06-2009, 04:43 PM
Here's the PW Disc. You can see a bit of the tiger maple stock in the photo. Thanks for your interest.
A square 10
03-06-2009, 05:48 PM
have you checked the other side of your disc ? just curious what might be there , two of my unmarked ones had a broad arrow there ,
03-06-2009, 06:30 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. I checked it, and the back is blank.
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