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SOLD SOLD (26/01) MINT BORE, ZULU WAR ERA, 1873 Dated British WD Enfield Martini Henry MK 1 577 x 450 Obsolete Calibre Service Rifle With Correct MK1 Features & Buff Leather Sling. Sn 15972 - 15972
The Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom Between 11 January – 4 July 1879 . 2019 is the 140th Anniversary of the Zulu War and the heroic battle fought at the defence of Rorke's Drift,where over the 22nd & 23rd January 1879 just over 150 British and Colonial troops defended the station against attacks by 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors. This is a very rare, original, Zulu War era 1873 dated MK 1 Martini Henry Rifle in superb condition. The right side of the action is date stamped ‘1873’ together with ‘Enfield Crown VR' (Victoria Regina) and correct MK 1 designation. The metal work has excellent finish and many WD ordnance / proof marks including on the barrel bands (illustrated). The wood work is all original with just very light bumps and bruises to expected with age and service use. The barrel is complete with bayonet lug, block & blade foresight, graduated ladder rear sight, Mk1 chequered steel butt plate, Mk 1 grooved trigger, sling swivels fitted with original period buff leather sling & original steel cleaning rod. The stock is impressed with correct Enfield Mk 1 WD roundel. The action works as it should with a crisp action. The rifle has a 33” barrel and measures 49” overall length. The barrel’s bore is pristine, clean with crisp Henry rifling. The price includes UK delivery. As an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15972
£0.00

RESERVED RESERVED 1855 British Board Of Ordnance Enfield Tower .650” Carbine Calibre Constabulary Percussion Police Musket With Lovell's Patent Catch For Constabulary Bayonets & Stock Unit Marked ‘II O.R’ . Sn 5148 - 5148
This is a Victorian Police 'Constabulary' percussion musket. It measures 42 ¼” overall with a 26 ½” smooth bore barrel which is .650 carbine calibre. The bore has staining consistent with age & use. It has all original wood and metal work. The wood has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The wood is impressed with Board Of Ordnance ‘BO with arrow’ mark most likely a Unit mark ‘II O.R’. The stock has rear sling swivel and the fore end has a contemporarily drilled hole no doubt for a sling swivel or anchor which is absent. The plain steel lock is crisply marked with Queens Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina), Tower (Enfield) & dated ‘1855’. The carbine size musket has a heavy military hammer, brass butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block together with original steel ramrod. In 1843, as a result of a select committee meeting investigating the shortcomings of the previous Hanovarian version bayonet Lug's in service with the British Army, the Lovell's Lug was introduced. The Lug with Lovell's 'Catch' was introduced into the British Army in 1884 and applied to Constabulary bayonets up to the mid 1850's. (See page 98 and 99 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton & Richardson). This rifle is fitted with the correct Lovell's bayonet catch. The cocking and firing mechanisms work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 5148
£695.00

SOLD SOLD (03/02) Japanese Officer’s Seki Arsenal Katana Sword With Double Signed Tang By Sword Smith ‘TAKA MASA’ & Scabbard. Sn 15980: - 15980:24
This is a very good original WW2 Japanese Officers sword with double signed tang. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral Menuki. The pommel is holed for lanyard. The hilt has a push button scabbard retaining catch which works as it should. The tang is double signed with Japanese script characters on both sides with the Sword Smith’s name ‘TAKA MASA’ Seki inspector’s mark , August 1943 date and number ‘362’ (see Fuller & Gregory Oshigata No.72 List No.398 for Smith reference). The cutting edge of the blade is 26” length. The blade is clean and razor sharp. The sword is carried in its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has copper mounts and retains its original green paint finish. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15980:24
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SOLD SOLD (02/02) 1st Pattern E&F Horster Solingen Nazi German Luftwaffe Officer's Dagger With Nickel Plated Fittings & Scabbard Regiment / Squadron Marked ‘F L.A. Nbg 13’ To Luftgau XIII Nbg (13 Nuremberg) With Hanging Chains Clasp By ‘OLC’ - ED 2399
Within the Nazi Air Ministry, the Luftwaffe was organized into Luftgaue (Air Districts), based on the army's Wehrkreis ("military districts"). A Luftgau was responsible for administration air defence, signals and reserve personnel. The Nuenberg district was designated Luftgau XIII Nbg (13 Nuremberg). The Luftwaffe came into existence in 1935. Luftwaffe Officers were authorised to wear the 1934 Pattern 'Fliegerdolch' flier's dagger (see page 124 of Daggers Swords & bayonets Of The Third Reich By Stephens). This is an excellent 1st pattern WW2 Luftwaffe Officers dagger with correct nickel plated fittings, scabbard and chains. The dagger has a grooved wood grip with all binding wires present and tight. It has the correct Swastika pommel and stylised winged cross guard also with Swastika. The Swastikas retain their original gilt finish. It has an undamaged 12" dagger blade with original blue leather hilt washer. The blade has just light staining consistent with age and service use. The blade is marked by the manufacturer E&F Horster Solingen together with trademark. Its original steel scabbard covered with dark blue leather with nickel plated chape and locket is in similar excellent condition. The throat of the scabbard is Regiment / Squadron marked ‘F L.A. Nbg 13’ To Fliegerdolch Luftgau XIII Nbg (13 Nuremberg code). The scabbard is fitted with original hanging chains and sprung clasp. The clasp is crisply stamped with the German ‘Ges.Geson’ quality assurance mark and with the Nazi German manufacturer code ‘OLC’ which is Overhoff & Cie of Lüdenscheid. The price for this rare Luftwaffe piece includes UK delivery. ED 2399
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MINT, Nazi German Army Heer Emil Voos Solingen Dress Bayonet Dagger With Stag Horn Scales, Steel Scabbard & Leather Frog & Cord With Bullion Stitched Portepee. ED 2400 - ED 2400
A near mint, original, Nazi German Army dress bayonet with birds head pommel, rifle lug slot with red felt insert, chequered Stag Horn grips and swept cross guard. The 9 ¾” single edged, fullered polished blade is marked by the manufacturer at the ricasso 'Emil Voos Solingen' together with trade mark. The blade has its original leather hilt washer. The bayonet is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard which has no dents. The scabbard is fitted with an original black leather frog which is mounted with a green cloth cord with bullion stitching and bullion portepee. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2400
£375.00

WW1 Imperial German Anton Wingen Jr Solingen Officer’s Trench Dagger / Fighting Knife Design Based On WW1 Dress Bayonet & Scabbard. ED 2401 - ED 2401
This is a an original WW1 German Officer’s trench dagger / knife. This form of trench dagger were based on dress bayonets issued during WW1 (see page 50 of German Combat Knives 1914-1945 By Mery). This dagger is 10 ¼” overall with a 6” polished steel blade with medial ridge. The blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘AWJR Solingen’ together armoured knight trademark of Anton Wingen Junior Solingen. It has the correct Eagle's head pommel with correct non-functioning false bayonet button which forms the Eagles eye. The black grips are chequered and secured with two rivets. It has an up-swept quillon cross guard. The dagger has its original metal scabbard with original black paint and has an integral riveted leather belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2401
£395.00

WW2 Nazi German Luftwaffen- Kampfmesser Pilot’s & Paratrooper Fallschirmjager Boot Knife With Luftwaffe Mark & Scabbard. ED 2402 - ED 2402
An original WW2 Nazi German Luftwaffe Luftwaffen- Kampfmesser Boot Knife & Scabbard. These knives were carried in the boots of Luftwaffe pilots and Air crew and were favoured by Nazi Fallschirmjager Paratroopers (see page 78 of German Combat knives 1914-1945 By Mery). The knife has a 6 ½” blade which is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. The overall length is 11". The grips are smooth contoured wood and secured to the tang by three rivets. The ricasso is stamped with the correct stylised Eagle 'Luftwaffe' inspection mark. Its original scabbard is metal with original black paint. It has the correct 3 prong metal belt / boot clip riveted to the rear. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2402
£375.00

WW1 Imperial German Fighting / Trench Knife With 9 Groove Wood Scales & Scabbard With Integral Belt Loop. ED 2403 - ED 2403
An original German WW1 Fighting/Trench Knife, scabbard and frog. Examples of this type of knife bayonet are illustrated on pages 40 & 41 of Christian Mery’s book ‘German Combat Knives 1914-1945’. The knife has a 5 ½” dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has just staining consistent with age. It is 10" overall length. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The blackened steel cross guard has a swept quillon. The grips are wood with typical nine diagonally carved grooves. The grips are secured with 2 rivets. There are no manufacturer or date marks on this knife. It is complete with its original metal scabbard painted black which has a leather belt loop riveted to it. The scabbard retains much of its original paint. The belt loop has a single leather retaining strap with press stud fastener. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2403
£225.00

WW1 Imperial German Fighting / Trench Knife With Wood Scales & Scabbard With Integral Belt Clip. ED 2404 - ED 2404
An original German WW1 era Fighting/Trench Knife & scabbard. The knife has a 5 ¾” dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has just staining consistent with age. It is 10 ¼” overall length. The grips are wood secured with 3 rivets. There are no manufacturer or date marks on this knife. It is complete with its original metal scabbard painted black which has riveted, sprung belt clip / bar to the rear. The scabbard retains much of its original paint. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2404
£225.00

MINT, BEST QUALITY, MASSIVE, Victorian C1860’s Isaac Hollis & Sons Birmingham & London 6 Bore Round Ball Big Game Rifle With Round Stepped To Octagonal Damascus Barrel. Sn 15986 - 15986
Isaac Hollis & Sons were quality English, Birmingham & London based Gunmakers recorded in 1861 as having premises at Weaman Row & 49 Whittall Street (previously Hollis & Sheath 1849-1861). Between 1870 & 1911 Hollis & Sons are also recorded as having ‘London Offices’ (see page 251 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is a best quality Big Game rifle by Isaac Hollis & Sons. It has a beautiful Walnut stock with chequered wrist. Its 27” round Damascus steel barrel is stepped to octagonal in the mid section up to the breech and is a massive 6 Bore. The bore has just staining consistent with age and use and the rifling is crisp. The rifle measures 44” overall (the length indicates that this heavy, massive bore rifle was made to fire from the shoulder). The action has foliate scrollwork decoration and is crisply marked ‘ I.Hollis & Sons’. The underside of the stock has a void German Silver escutcheon. The rifle has its original ramrod with brass end caps, heavy Dolphin hammer, blade fore sight & fixed ‘v’ notch plate rear sight with additional hinged leaf rear sight. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang which has foliate engraving, trigger guard with extended winged tang & acanthus bud finial and German Silver fore stock block. The weapon's cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price for this quality Victorian rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15986
£2,950.00

MINT BORE, Victorian 1853-1870 James Aston Hythe (Kent) British Volunteer’s Private Purchase 1853 Pattern Enfield 3 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Percussion Rifle Regiment / Unit Marked ’70 OU’. Sn 15988 - 15988
James Aston was an English Gunmaker recorded as working in Hythe, Kent between 1853 & 1870 (see page 159 of British Gunmakers by Brown). This is an original British Volunteer’s Enfield 1853 Pattern 3 band Percussion Rifle by James Aston. The weapon’s action plate is stamped by the manufacturer ‘J.Aston Hythe’. It has all original walnut wood work which has just light bumps and bruises consistent with age and use, brass butt plate Regiment / Unit marked ’70 OU’, Brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle has its original ramrod, ladder rear sight, fixed fore sight and original sling swivels. The 39” barrel has a near mint bore, clean with crisp rifling. Overall length is 55”. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price for this rifle worthy of further research regarding the Regiment / Unit mark includes UK delivery. Sn 15988
£1,395.00

MINT BORE, Victorian 1860 British WD Enfield MK II** Snider .577 Calibre Artillery Carbine Regiment / Unit Marked ’TG 86’ & Sling. Sn 15987 - 15987
This is an original British MK II** .577 Snider Artillery Carbine by Enfield. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 and muzzle loading Enfield Carbines were converted to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This Snider converted carbine has a 21” round steel barrel with near mint bore, clean with crisp rifling. It measures 40 ½” overall length. The blued metal work has been professionally re-blued at some point in its life. It has a brass butt plate & trigger guard. The butt plate is Regiment or Unit marked ‘TG 86’. The original woodwork has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The wood has a crisp 1860 WD Enfield ink roundel. The action plate is dated 1860 and is marked Enfield, Crown VR (Victoria Regina), together with inspection marks. The breech and barrel have proof/ inspection marks together with ‘MK II**’ designation and WD inspection marks. The action is strong and works as it should. It has an adjustable rear ladder sight, block and blade foresight, bayonet lug & sling swivels fitted with brown leather sling. The price for this carbine worthy of further research regarding the Regiment / Unit mark includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15987
£1,350.00
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