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    Boer War Souvenir?

    Found this in a local junk shop, not really my thing but ended up being an impulse buy! It is basically a small bell, the top cartridge is hinged and connected to a clapper on the inside of the 1 pdr case. The clapper is made from the base of another rifle cartridge but I cannot see any markings. I am guessing on a Boer War vintage as the rifle cartridge is marked for 1897 and I think 7.92mm made in Karlsruhe. The one pounder case is unmarked, which tends towards British and late 1800s but I am aware these guns were also used by the Boer's. The bullets look early but very happy to be educated on that point! Posted for general interest.
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    If from the Boer War, I would think the round is a 7x57, not 7.92x57. The headstamp looks right for that locale and time period.




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