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#1 Backtheattack

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:31 AM

A new item in the collection. Don`t know the correct english word for it so I decide to write both words in the title. Made of a .50 round cut in two parts and a wooden part that looks like a piece of branch. Case marked RA 43.P1110095.JPG



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:32 AM

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:32 AM

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:32 AM

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:37 AM

Swagger stick?



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 08:28 AM

I'd call that a pointer



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:52 AM

Its a swagger stick which were often used as pointers.

Ive got a similar one with a 50 cal shell for the handle like yours and a copper tube and a copper point.

Its a swagger stick.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 05:52 AM

Swagger stick - is this the short walking stick carried by an officer? English is not my mother language, and so by some special words I have problems, and my translater, too. If it is so I know such a stick from british officers. Would an US Army Officer use it, too?



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 07:33 AM

https://en.wikipedia...i/Swagger_stick

 

Yes, US Army officers carried them too occasionally, most famously General Patton. 

 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:24 AM

Good example Matt! And Pattons swagger stick had a spike in it.

Swagger sticks phased out of the US Military in the 50's and 60's.

Here is one of mine made out of copper and a brass shell.

 

The shell is stamped LC 51 and the point has National St Louis stamped into it.

 

 

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:25 AM

Shell...

 I should think that they just fell out of favor in the US Military .

Not sure what the regs say about the use of swagger sticks ?

I don't think that you ever see any US officers carrying them today ?

Ive never seen one. And back in the 1980's and 1990's I never saw one being carried.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:32 AM

Thank`s for the informations.




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