viking_raid, on 22 February 2012 - 08:17 PM, said:
I have a blank brass butt disc that I was hoping to get stamped. Is there a way to get these stamped using the correct ww1 era font etc ?
You appear to be asking how to make a convincing replica (aka fake) Unit disc?
No offence intended, but I suppose as a someone who collects Enfields I would wonder why one would want to do this?
The technology is not complex - simple hand stamps and a hammer and there are plenty of threads on here that would guide format, but I have to return to the question as to why?
I suppose as a reenactor might want to mark his weapon or if displaying the weapon you might want it marked to a particular unit for that purpose but this would come periloulsy close to falsifying the record in my view.
PLEASE NOTE: I don't mean to cast aspersions in your direction personally
but creating a "replica" disc could unintentionally and unkowingly cause other people problems further down the line.
EG Fred marks a rifle for reenacting the "19th Numptyshires", later on Fred sell the rifle to a mate in the reenacting group, whose widow at some point later sells his estate including a scarce rifle "marked to the 19th Numptyshires"... you see what I mean?
If you were to do it, I would hope that it would be permanently marked in such a way as to make it replica nature obvious.
Personally I set very little store by these sorts of marking for this very reason - there is a roaring trade in blank and marked discs on auction sites and anyone who can wield a screwdriver can replace them.... so I treat them all with a degree of scepticism.