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.
Show Bar - Pointer , made of .50 case and bullet
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.
Edited by rooster77, 14 August 2019 - 09:52 AM.
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?
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.
Edited by rooster77, 15 August 2019 - 09:24 AM.
Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:25 AM
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.
Edited by rooster77, 15 August 2019 - 09:29 AM.
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