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SOLD SOLD (25/11) 1908-1910 Imperial German Army Resrevist Porcelain Bier Stein To A Named Soldier Of 10 Wurttemb Inf Rgt 180 3 Comp With Lithopane Image Base Of A Soldier & His Lady & Pewter / White Metal Hinged Cover. Sn 15743 - 15743
This is a splendid Imperial German Reservists personalised Bier Stein. The porcelain has no damage or chips and its colourful art work depicting Infantry Troops in the field together with banners and heraldic arms. The stein is marked to Musketier Hermann Reichle together with other German text and 1908 /10. The imagery in the central panels of the stein has passages of German text which would be worthy of translation. The top of the stein has a pewter / white metal hinged cover fixed to the top of the stein’s handle. The lid features the figures of an infantry soldier helping a wounded comrade and heraldic arms. The lid also has German text embossed. Interestingly the base of the stein has a concealed lithopane panel which can only be viewed when held up to the light and viewed from the open end i.e when drinking the last dregs of the beer content . The crisp panel depicts a Soldier and his Lady. The stein is clean and untarnished both inside and out and would make a superb display / conversation piece. The Stein stands 11 ½” height including lid and the base is 4 ¼” diameter. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15743
£0.00

MINT, 1956-1958, First Model B.S.A. Airsporter MK 1 .22 Calibre, Under Lever, Air Rifle. AI 659 - AI 659
A near mint condition B.S.A, MK 1 First Model Airsporter, .22 Calibre Air Rifle. It is serial number GB14075 which dates it to between 1956-1958 (see Page 48 of Hillers Book 'A Collectors Guide to Air Rifles'). The woodwork and metal work are all original & in excellent undamaged condition. First Model MK1's were not grooved for telescopic sight and on this example the grooves are correctly absent. The forestock has finger grooves and the butt is ribbed. It is fitted with adjustable dial rear sight & shrouded foresight . The rifle is 44 ¾” overall length. It is under lever cocking. Its loading and firing action works perfectly. The price for this rare First Model Airsporter includes UK delivery. NB as a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act regarding sale and delivery of this rifle apply. AI 659
£475.00

MINT, 1962-1966 B.S.A Meteor MK II .22 Calibre Break Action Air Rifle 'TA' Prefix Serial Number. AI 660 - AI 660
Birmingham Small Arms introduced the Meteor Air rifle in both .177 & .22 calibre in 1959. MK 1 rifles were produced until 1962 when the MK II model was introduced. MK II production continued until 1968. The small frame rifle is 41 ½” overall with an 18" barrel. This is a near mint example of the MK II Meteor in .22 Calibre. It has a mint undamaged light coloured wood stock with grooved butt end. The metal work is undamaged and retains all of its original blueing. It has a block and blade fore sight. The top of the adjustable rear sight is stamped with the BSA piled arms logo and the top of the cylinder forward of its 2 raised scope mounts is crisply marked 'BSA Meteor' with stylised arrow logo. The rifle's serial number 'TA27572' is stamped on the underside of the barrel block. The 'TA' prefix serial number dates the rifle to between 1962 and 1966 (see page 39 of Collector's Guide to Air Rifles By Hiller). The top of the barrel is stamped ‘BSA Guns Ltd England’ together with ‘.22 Cal’ and BSA piled arms logo. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling and it cocks and fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air rifle, the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale and delivery of this item. AI 660
£225.00

1930's 3rd Series Webley Service MK II .22 Calibre Air Rifle. AI 661 - AI 661
This is an excellent, original 1930’s 3rd Series Webley Service Mark II Air Rifle in .22 Calibre. These rifles introduced C1935 had a modified centrally mounted flip up aperture rear sight, an improvement on the earlier Type 1 & Type 2 side mounted Webley Service sights (see Chapter 2 of Thrale's book Webley Air Rifles 1925-2005). The trigger guard of the rifle is stamped with serial number ‘S10887’. The left side of the cylinder is stamped 'WEBLEY SERVICE AIR RIFLE MK II MANUFACTURED BY WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND’ and with the Webley 'winged pellet logo'. The barrel is stamped '.22 CALIBRE'. It has the Great Britain, USA, Spain, Germany and Canada 1925 patents stamped on the Right Side of the air chamber. It also has the correct patent Number '371548'.' Its original wood stock is excellent and undamaged with chequered panels at the wrist & ribbed steel butt plate. It has its correct original centrally mounted flip up rear sight, dial adjustable sight, block & blade fore sight & push button barrel retaining catch. The rifle loads and fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price includes UK delivery. AI 661
£695.00

1960’s Webley Mark 3, .22 Calibre Under Lever Air Rifle Retailed By The Sussex Armoury. AI 662 - AI 662
Webley introduced their MK 3 series of air rifles in 1947. In 1961 Webley began producing Webley MK 3 air rifles with a telescopic sight rail spot welded to the top of the air cylinder (see Page 237 to 243 of Hiller’s Book 'A Collectors Guide to Air Rifles'). The woodwork and metal work of this example are in excellent undamaged condition. The stock has the correct inlaid 'Webley' roundel and the underside of the stock has its original Sussex Armoury Mayfield retail sticker. It has an 18 ¾” clean rifled barrel with loading tap and measures 43" overall. The underlever is stamped with serial number '41873'. The air chamber has its original spot welded sight rail and the weapon is marked with model and manufacturer detail (illustrated). It has a shrouded block & blade fore sight and adjustable dial rear sight. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB as a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale and delivery of this item. AI 662
£325.00

Early 1900’s B.S.A. Improved Model D, .177 Calibre Under Lever Air Rifle. AI 663 - AI 663
This is an excellent original BSA Improved Model D Air Rifle. These rifles were made with both straight hand and pistol grip stocks (see pages 19 to 25 of Hiller’s book ‘The Collectors Guide To Air Rifles). This example has its original pistol grip wood stock with chequered panels and blued steel butt plate. It has a 19 ½” clean rifled barrel and measures 43 ¾” overall. It has a blade foresight and adjustable dial rear sight. The left side of the weapon bears the serial number '60309'. The loading port is marked ‘Load’ and with the BSA stacked rifles trademark. The loading tap has patent detail ‘Patent 8246/06’ and underside of the cocking lever ‘BSA Patents 8761-04 25783-10 RD479972’. The top of the cylinder is stamped ‘The BSA Air Rifle (Improved Model D) The Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd England Sole Manufacturers’. The Rifle cocks, loads & fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price includes UK delivery. AI 663
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (03/12) 1919 To 1935, Midland Gun Company, 'Demon Model De Luxe’ Break Action .22 Calibre Air Rifle With Factory Tooled Foliate Decoration . AI 664 - AI 664
The English, Midland Gun Company operated from Bath Street Birmingham. This is a Midland Gun Company, 'Demon' break action .22 calibre Air Rifle. These air rifles were offered as Standard models without decoration or ‘Model De Luxe’ with factory tooled decoration (see page 154 of Hiller's book Collector's Guide To Air Rifles). These rifles were produced between 1919 & 1935. Our Model De Luxe example has all original undamaged metal & woodwork. The rifle fires with a strong spring action. The weapon measures 44" overall and has an 18 ½” clean rifled barrel. The action, trigger guard & cylinder have panels of factory tooled foliate decoration. The stock has a pistol grip & steel butt plate. The top of the air cylinder is marked 'Midland Gun Co, Birmingham, Made In England'. The underside of the barrel is stamped '937' and ‘15981'. It has blade foresight & adjustable dial rear sight. The price includes UK delivery. AI 664
£0.00

1970’s Webley Jaguar .177 Calibre Small Frame Break Action Air Rifle. AI 665 - AI 665
Webley introduced their Jaguar air rifle in 1970 and production ran through to 1979 (see Page 225 of Hiller’s Book 'A Collectors Guide to Air Rifles'). The woodwork and metal work of this example are in very good undamaged condition. It has an 14” clean rifled barrel and measures 36 ½” overall. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘496’ . The air chamber has its original spot welded sight rail and the weapon is marked with model and manufacturer detail (illustrated). It has a post fore sight and adjustable rear sight. The loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB as a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale and delivery of this item. AI 665
£175.00

1933 B.S.A 'Breakdown Pattern’ .177 Calibre Break Action Air Rifle. AI 666 - AI 666
This is an excellent BSA Breakdown Pattern .177 Calibre Air Rifle. It has an 18 ½” clean rifled barrel and measures 41 ½” overall. The top of the barrel is stamped with the BSA piled rifles trademark. The cylinder has crisp electroplated manufacturer and ‘Breakdown Pattern’ model detail (illustrated). It has an adjustable trigger, blade foresight and adjustable dial rear sight. The metal work has original finish and even patina throughout. The original undamaged wood stock has chequered BSA logo panels (illustrated). The stock has a grooved butt with trap. The left side of the trigger block bears the serial number '1656' which dates it to 1935 (see page 30 of ‘The Collectors Guide To Air Rifles’ By Hiller). The Rifle loads & fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. AI 666
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (23/11) INERT DEACTIVATED WW2 1943 Dated Mills No 36M MK1, Hand Grenade. O 1389 - O 1389
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is an excellent, original, WW2, Mills No.36M MK 1, hand and rifle grenade. The 36M refers to the pattern of Grenade 36 M originally 'Mesopotania' and the fact they were waterproofed. The zinc base plug is marked 'No 36M Mk 1 and 43 (1943) in a circular stamp and APDP and TG&Co. The zinc alloy filling plug is stamped with a crowfoot. The cast iron body remains much of its original lacquer with a green (Amatol filling) ring round its middle and a series of red crosses for tropical use near the top of the grenade. An inert priming fuse is present and is stamped INERT. This grenade was originally filled and has been correctly deactivated. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this inert grenade items in the UK if retained as part of a collection or displays. O 1389
£0.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. Rare British No 15 Mk1 (Cricket Ball or Ball) Hand/Catapult/Spring Gun Grenade. O 1390 - O 1390
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a rare British No 15 Mk1 (Cricket Ball or Ball) Hand/Catapult/Spring Gun Grenade introduced as an emergency hand grenade in May 1915 due to the shortage of Mills grenades. The grenade was used on all fronts including the Gallipoli campaign. The grenade was used as a hand grenade and was capable of being thrown by a catapult or spring gun used in trench warfare. This grenade consists of a spherical cast iron body with a large threaded screw in plug which was originally fitted with a No. 8 mark VII detonator secured to a length of safety fuse. The fuse was struck on a brassard worn by a thrower who rubbed the composition against the match composition on the brassard. This is an excellent example of the No 15 mk1 hand grenade and is complete with its screw in fuse holder. No licence is required to possess this inert grenade in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. O 1390
£295.00

Early 1800’s English Dunderdale, Mabson & Labron, Birmingham 80 Bore Flintlock Pistol With Turn Off Barrel & Folding Bayonet. Sn 15843 - 15843
This an excellent flintlock pocket pistol made By Dunderdale, Mabson & Labron who were quality English Gun makers located at 25 Russell Street, Birmingham between 1807-1821 (see page 35 of English Gunmakers By Bailey & Nie). It is 7 ¾” overall length (with bayonet folded) and has a 2 ¼” screw off barrel (the muzzle of the barrel is grooved for tool to turn off the barrel. We do not have the tool). The barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel has a 3” triangular folding bayonet which is released by sliding the trigger guard to the rear. The bayonet locks in place when open and is released for closing by depression of a steel button on the bayonet block. The underside of the frame has crisp proof marks. It's action is decorated on both sides, one side with Martial banners & arms & on the left side with the manufacturer's name 'Dunderdale, Mabson & Labron' within a foliate panel. The action has a sliding safety bolt to the rear of the Swan neck hammer which is fitted with flint. It has its undamaged original bag shaped wood grip. The grip is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star motif. The weapon cocks and dry fires as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 15843
£675.00
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