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Offline Bob.NB

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The Manchester Rifle Volunteers? - photograph
« on: May 06, 2016, 04:38:16 PM »
A friend has sent me the attached photograph of a probable relative and is asking for help in identifying the uniform and probable age of the photograph.
The photograph is obviously a studio portrait taken by Walter Hildyard of Dulcie Street, Manchester.
Is the subject wearing the uniform of the Manchester Rifle Volunteers?
When was it probably taken - 1860s-1870s?
I'm guessing that the flintlock musket may just be out of the photographer's prop box?
Any further help or information most gratefully received.
Many thanks.
Bob B
 

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Re: The Manchester Rifle Volunteers? - photograph
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2016, 06:14:54 PM »
Bob,

He is 6th Lancashire (1st Manchester) RVC

1860's

regards

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Re: The Manchester Rifle Volunteers? - photograph
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 10:29:53 AM »
Sphinx,
That's great - many thanks.
Is the musket a prop or could it be an 1853 pattern Enfield 1853 - I guess they didn't have the latest weaponry or did they have to provide their own?
Thanks again.
Bob

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Re: The Manchester Rifle Volunteers? - photograph
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2016, 10:44:48 AM »
Its not a prop.
Correct for the period

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Re: The Manchester Rifle Volunteers? - photograph
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2016, 01:35:35 PM »
Sphinx,
Very many thanks.
Bob