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    Well, definitely a badge and "sterling silver to boot."

    "Assuming" they all belonged to the same person, then can we assume we have a WW 1 soldier from the 9th (Wellington East Coast Rifles) Regiment who continued his relationship with firearms postwar and joined a rifle club? I doubt that there would be any muzzle loading clubs post WW 1 as the breach loader had been around since 1890.
    Over to the gang to see if they can come up with a locality, Lower North Island perhaps whose name could start with M.M.

    But of course we don't know if he returned to his home town after WW 1 or if the badge is New Zealand.

    As a long shot, try this...............

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/MM-Ri...22754167752292
    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Thanks for that information...badges are 45mm high X 40mm wide

    Bugger me...........You have two hat badges :>)

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/antiques-co...-686444074.htm

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/antiques-co...-692506739.htm

    To give you an idea of value.
    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

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    Have you been digging people up again spook .. ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    Have you been digging people up again spook .. ??
    Deep down they were nice people
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    My Grandad was in WW1 I will pop down to the cemetry and ask him.
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    Kiwi Sapper...what can you tell me about this one
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Mongrel Mob Rifle Club
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    What can you tell me about this badge. It appears to have two, what I think are front stuffing rifles. Curious to know what club it came from.

    Attachment 20016
    It may not be New Zealand...the leaves could suggest an overseas origin...the Manawatu Mounted Rifles were formed in 1891 which was a volunteer corp. There was however, a Canadian corp Manitoba Mounted Rifles Corp...
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    They're strange looking rifles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Kiwi Sapper...what can you tell me about this one
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    New Zealand Engineer Volunteers in the realm of George the Fifth...1910 to 1936.


    Sorry, Spook, your post was directed at Kiwi Sapper...
    ...amitie, respect mutuel et amour...

    ...le beau et le bon, cela rime avec Breton!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EeeBees View Post
    New Zealand Engineer Volunteers in the realm of George the Fifth...1910 to 1936.


    Sorry, Spook, your post was directed at Kiwi Sapper...
    Who volunteers to be an engineer??? Times have changed aye
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Who volunteers to be an engineer??? Times have changed aye
    Back then anyone who fancied blowing shit up Gibo.
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    Or slow people with dodgy knees, they crawl better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EeeBees View Post
    New Zealand Engineer Volunteers in the realm of George the Fifth...1910 to 1936....
    Close....................but not close enough.
    The reason I disagree is because the scroll states "ROYAL ENGINEERS" and the New Zealand Engineer Volunteers, although having an almost identical cap badge, initially had the words. NZ ENGINEER VOLS," changed later to "ROYAL NZ ENGINEERS". Never just "ROYAL ENGINEERS, which to me that indicates that it is an English Regiment's cap badge.

    Here is another example of it which was used this instance by the 1 st London Field Company Royal Engineers.




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    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    What can you tell me about this badge. It appears to have two, what I think are front stuffing rifles. Curious to know what club it came from.
    And yes Toby, that is a ten cent piece with your face engraved on it.
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    Have you tried putting it on a USA site ?

    Where did you actually get it from ? Would it definitely be an NZ piece do you think ?

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