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British Carbine Help please

derekb
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derekb
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June 14th, 2018, 12:26 pm #1

Hi Everyone,

Would you have a look at this "British Carbine" I am hoping to look at this weekend.

I don't have a lot of information at the moment but if anyone has any suggestions, particularly regarding the marking on the butt plate.

best regards,

Derek British Military Carbine 14 06 18 1.jpg British Military Carbine 14 06 18 2.jpg
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Slinky69
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June 14th, 2018, 2:47 pm #2

Do you have a full-length pic?
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derekb
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June 14th, 2018, 2:51 pm #3

No unfortunately not, although I believe it's going to be of the constabulary/land transport corps tpe.
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Adrian
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June 14th, 2018, 8:48 pm #4

I'd lean towards a Constabulary Carbine. Cannot determine much from those photos, what's visible looks original etc.
Mx I believe is the county of Middlesex.
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derekb
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June 14th, 2018, 8:51 pm #5

Thanks Adrian
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derekb
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June 18th, 2018, 2:11 pm #6

Hi Adrian,
I bought the carbine and it does appear to be a constabulary model.
It is almost identical to the one Old Coaster posted about on 28 February 2011, the one I have got is marked on the toe of the butt plate;
Mx 33
   15
   BC 
Whereas old Coasters was numbered 10.
The carbine has a sling with it which after looking at some old photographs appears to be of the type used by the constabulary.
There is a name on the woodwork opposite the lock plate which I can't read but may be something like " F B A"
Apologies for the photos.
Best regards,

Derek. P1020581.JPG P1020578.JPG P1020577.JPG
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hopmanhenk
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June 18th, 2018, 3:07 pm #7

nice..

lovell or hannoverian bayonet catch?
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derekb
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June 18th, 2018, 8:04 pm #8

Hi hopmanhenk

It has a Lovells bayonet catch. 
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