New Zealand 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles Cap Badge
A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles.
Hard to date the badge (worn from 1911 till 1944), but probably more a WW2 vintage badge than WW1, due to lugs... It has a part maker mark of M & K, W to lower base of tail of the Eagle to back, but on the "W" is obvious. It stands for Mayer and Keane of Wellington.
Dark tone to front, with some traces of gilt to back in detail.
Tow copper looped lugs are firm and original to back.