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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 14:26 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I picked up two Enfield Rifle Oil bottles the other day. One is fairly standard while the second one has a knurled screw top. I've never seen one like this before and I was wondering if anyone has any information about this variation? It has little in the way of markings too. Please see attached pictures of the two oil bottles.

Ta,

Chris

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Erm... ..but they're both knurled?

One knurled with horizontal impressions and one with cross-diagonal impressions. I have examples of both in my collection. Horizontal knurling does appear to be the most common form found, but I guess it's just whatever tools were handy at the time to complete production quotas.


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In the second to last picture, could that be a Canadian braod arrow mark worn away a bit?


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Thanks, I hadn't come across one with cross-diagonal knurling before. Cheers for the help.


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blueknighttbk wrote:
In the second to last picture, could that be a Canadian braod arrow mark worn away a bit?


Or just badly stamped - well spotted that man! Yes, certainly looks like it:

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The example I have, half the C is missing.


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:D That's cracking! Thanks again.


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