NZ Home Guard Rifles

NZ Home Guard Rifles.

The follow are the NZ Home Guard Rifles regions and associated area numbers .

NMD                                  CMD                                SMD                          SMD(Dunedin office)

1 Auckland 5  Wellington 9 Nelson 11 Dunedin
2  Paeroa 6  Whanganui 9a Greymouth 11a Oamaru
2a  Rotorua 6a  P. North 9b Westport 11 Dunedin
3  Whangarei 7  Napier 9c Blenheim 11b Alexandra
4  Hamilton 7a Gisborne 10 Christchurch 12 Invercargill
7b Masterton 10a Timaru 12a Gore
8 New Plymouth 10b Waikari
8a Hawea 10c Ashburton
8b Stratford 10d Rangiora

If anyone is able to supply photos of different NZ Home Guard Rifles and their markings I would greatly appreciate it. I think the NZ Home Guard Rifles are a very undervalued and neglected aspects of the NZ Enfield story and as such need to be documented and recorded.

Also I would be extremely curious of any full-bore calibres that are not Enfield’s or Metfords that are HG marked. I would also be interested in images around .22 NZ Home Guard Rifles. These had different lettering such as SP or SPS.

NZ Home Guard Marked Lee Enfield

Nice Example of 9/HG

 

 

 

Note a sub unit area mark

Palmerston North Home Guard Rifle, there is nothing pretty when it comes to markngs on some of the old girls.

martini-enfield-reciever-rh-with-hg-markings-close-up

Masterton Home Gaurd Markings

Full acknowledgements will be given of any photos used and again will be greatly appreciated.

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