Scripts for identification

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Scripts for identification

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I have heard "Siam". Curious if these ring a bell.

https://i.imgur.com/RP8dAYI.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/KBCPpvS.jpg

They are on a ca. 1911 German pistol.
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Comparison of White Tai, Tai Song Dam, and Siamese Thai Scripts

https://i.imgur.com/NaDnLeZ.gif

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Perhaps you could see where early 1900 German colonies were around the south-pacific to narrow it down.
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Yeah but everybody bought these damn things.
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ed wrote: Fri Aug 12, 2022 7:36 pm I have heard "Siam". Curious if these ring a bell.

https://i.imgur.com/RP8dAYI.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/KBCPpvS.jpg

They are on a ca. 1911 German pistol.
Pictures are back to front.

Dipshit.

First one indicates "bangkok" (modern) and numbers. Possibly serial or issue#. Can't make out the second.

Edit: Import number.
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Yeah, it looks like Thai written upside down.
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https://i.imgur.com/TO12kAm.jpg
3: There is an engraved inscription on the front of the grip.
The figures to the left may be read as: กท17220. The letters are Kor and Tor from the Thai alphabet and are an abbreviation for Krung Thep, which is Thai for Bangkok which is the Province into which the arm was imported. The number, presumably, is an inventory number or a local serialization. The symbol to the right is a Chacra, or throwing disk. This appears on various weapons.
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I'll have better pictures shortly.
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ed wrote: Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:26 pm https://i.imgur.com/TO12kAm.jpg
3: There is an engraved inscription on the front of the grip.
The figures to the left may be read as: กท17220. The letters are Kor and Tor from the Thai alphabet and are an abbreviation for Krung Thep, which is Thai for Bangkok which is the Province into which the arm was imported. The number, presumably, is an inventory number or a local serialization. The symbol to the right is a Chacra, or throwing disk. This appears on various weapons.
You're welcome.
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Thank you very much but actually that is what I had written for a little article.

All info is welcome.

That inscription is opaque? pity. Got a guy in the mauser archives rooting about trying to find a record of exports but, interestingly (this is a low bar) they didn't keep records of the serials being shipped, just the quantities.
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ed wrote: Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:56 pm Thank you very much but actually that is what I had written for a little article.
Why did you ask then.