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1949 Pattern British Royal Engineers Battledress to pte 22429557 By 'Fifty Shilling Taylors' Leeds Together With 1949 Pattern Uniform Trousers, Both Size 7. U 371 - U 371
An excellent 1949 Pattern British Royal Engineers Blouson Battledress and trousers. The battledress has "Royal Engineers" shoulder titles on both shoulders along with Royal Engineers shoulder patches. Inside it has a makers label Fifty Shilling Taylors' size 7 height 5' 8", the rest is illegible. The inside of the battledress has a WD ink stamp and hand written in ink "22429557". It is in clean undamaged condition with all buttons and buckle present. Included is a pair of matching original 1949 pattern uniform trousers. The trousers have a label inside "Trousers 1949 Pattern Size 7 Height 5' 7"-5' 8" Waist 36"-37" Williams & Sons Ltd." along with a hand written ink "22429557" to match the Battledress. The trousers have all of the buttons and buckles. The trousers are clean and undamaged and intact. The price includes UK delivery. U 371
225.00

RESERVED *** RESERVED ***(Brogniez). WW2 British Corporal's Royal Artillery Battledress Blouson Jacket . U 372. - U 372
WW2 British Corporal's Royal Artillery Battledress Blouson Jacket .This is an excellent original British Army Corporal's Royal Artillery Battledress Blouse Tunic. It is clean, undamaged with all material, stitching and buttons in tact. It has 2 pleated breast pockets with concealed buttons & waist belt with buckle. It is complete with two epaulettes. There are two brass on red cloth patches 'Royal Artillery Grenade' badges. Both shoulders are mounted with blue cloth bars with embroidered red designation 'Royal Artillery' and red & blue cloth Formation patches. The left breast is stitch mounted with cloth campaign ribbons. The right shoulder also has "2" on a blue background on a diamond shaped patch. It also has a white lanyard. The battledress has 'Corporal' stripes on both arms. The inside of the battledress has no labelling but has handwritten "Bnr Findlay 9770 BHQ 69/6 Field". The Tunic is approximately UK size 36"-38" Chest. Price includes UK delivery. U 372
225.00

C1830 English .46" Bore Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Turn Off Barrel By Fotherby, York. Sn 10655 - 10655
In Nigel Brown's books British Gunmakers Volumes 1 & 2 there are several provincial Gunmakers named Fotherby recorded, all based at various address in the York area of England. There are no London Gunmakers named Fotherby recorded in the Volumes. This is a nice English percussion overcoat pistol made C1830. It is 7 1/4 inches overall with a 3" turn off steel barrel which is .46" Bore. The barrel has English proof marks. It has plain bag shaped wood grip and has a good strong cocking & firing action. Both sides of the action have engraving. The left side has the maker's name 'Fotherby' within a decorative oval device. The right side has an engraved foliate design. It's trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star design and it has a sliding safety catch. The price for this pistol which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion black powder pistol no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10655
375.00

1828-1857 English .42" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Barrel By Weatherhead, Walters & Co, Derby. Sn 10645 - 10645
The English Gunmakers J&S Weatherhead are recorded at Irongate Derby between 1821-C1828. The Company became Weatherhead, Walters & Co in 1828 and remained in business until 1857. This is a nice percussion pocket pistol by Weatherhead, Walters & Co. The pistol is 6 1/4 inches overall with 2 1/2", .42" Bore screw off barrel which has proof marks on the underside. The left side of the frame is engraved with the maker's name 'Weatherhead, Walters & Co' within banners & arms. The right side is engraved 'Derby' within a similar banners and arms design. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star design. It's has a bag wood grip and sliding safety catch. The pistol's cocking and firing mechanisms work with a strong action. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10645
395.00

1804-1822 English .46" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol By George & John Wallis, Hull. Sn 10644 - 10644
George & John Wallis were English Gunmakers with premises at Mytongate, Hull, Yorkshire between 1804 & 1822. This is a nice percussion pocket pistol by George & John Wallis. The pistol is 6 1/4 inches overall with 2", .46" Bore barrel which has proof marks on the underside. The left side of the frame is engraved with the maker's name 'Wallis' within a foliate design. The right side is engraved 'Hull' within a similar foliate design. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star design. It's has a bag shaped wood grip. The pistol's cocking and firing mechanisms work with a strong action. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10644
375.00

ONE OF THE RAREST. 1907-1914 Westley Richards 'Highest Possible' .177 Calibre Break Action Air Pistol. Sn 10641 - 10641
Westley Richards patented their 'Highest Possible' Air Pistol in 1907. They were marketed between 1909 & 1914 ( see page 584 of The Blue Book Of Airguns By Beeman & Allen). These Air pistols are extremely rare. This is a fully functioning example in .177 calibre. It has nice patina throughout & has finely chequered bakelite grips. The pistol's cocking mechanism with sprung release lever in the grip strap is nice & strong & it shoots as it should. It has a 7 3/4" rifled barrel (10" overall). The left side of the cylinder is marked 'Westley Richards Highest Possible Air Pistol'. The left side of the frame is marked 'Westley Richards, London W' together with correct 'Patent 24837' & '1907' date. Price for this piece of Air Pistol History includes UK delivery. Sn 10641
975.00

RARE, 1920's Webley Mark 1, .177 Calibre Air Pistol With Slim Wood Grips. Sn 10327 - 10327
This is a rare early model 1920's Webley Mark 1, .177 Calibre Air Pistol (See pages 16 to 20 of Bruce's book Webley Air Pistols). It has undamaged metal work and even patina throughout. It has it's original correct slim wood grips with inlaid Webley 'winged bullet' roundel in the left grip. The left side of the frame is stamped number '39955' and the cylinder 'Webley & Scott Ltd Birmingham' manufacturers detail together with 'Webley Air Pistol Mark I'. It has an adjustable rear sight & blade fore sight. The left side above the trigger has the correct safety catch feature. The pistol cocks and fires with a strong spring action. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10327
475.00

Boxed, 1945 To 1958 'The Webley Mark 1', .177 Calibre Air Pistol With Original Box Of Webley Special Pellets. AI 600 - AI 600
These pistols were manufactured at the Webley Birmingham 4 factory Post WW2 To 1958. Production continued at their Handsworth factory into the 1960's. (See pages 71 to 73 of Bruce's book Webley Air Pistols). This excellent example has undamaged metal work with all of it's original finish and superb black chequered grips embossed with the 'Webley ' name. The left side of the cylinder is stamped 'The Webley Mark I Made In England'. The left side also has the correct oil hole marked 'Oil' with arrow indicator. The right side of the cylinder is marked 'Webley & Scott Ltd Birmingham 4' pre 1958 manufacturers detail together with the correctly abbreviated 'Webley Patents'. It has an adjustable rear sight & the barrel strap beneath the blade fore sight is stamped 'MK 1 .177'. The front of the cylinder is stamped with serial number '041'. The pistol cocks and fires with a strong spring action. The pistol is contained in it's original Webley labelled cardboard box which is undamaged and bears Webley pistol imagery, trademark and Birmingham 4 address. The inside of the box lid has illustrated 'instructions for use'. The box contains an original Webley Special pellet box with a small quantity of .177 lead pellets. The green coloured cardboard box has Webley detail printed in black ink. Price includes UK delivery. NB The restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale & delivery of this item. AI 600
365.00

1932 North West Frontier/ Afghanistan Pathan Native Made P.B Fraita 7.65mm Calibre Semi Automatic Pistol. D 1281 - D 1281
For many centuries the Pathan tribes have resided in the volatile war torn areas of the North West Frontier and Afghanistan. The shortages of modern weaponry led to native metal workers producing their own hand made versions of Western pistols and rifles based on European and American designs utilising spare parts and locally sourced materials. This is a native made 7.65mm calibre semi automatic pistol. The metal work has even patina throughout and has no rust. It's chequered wood grips are undamaged. The left side of the slide is stamped 'PB Fraita Cal 7.65 BFRFVF Gardon F.V.T'. The left side of the frame is stamped 'PSF' and dated '1932'. The right side of the slide is stamped 'Madfin Magarali' and the right side of the frame is numbered '5555'. It has a block and blade fore sight and notch rear sight. It has a military knurled ring hammer and is complete with original magazine. The pistol strips, cocks and dry fires. Price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. D 1281
495.00

WW1 Era British Royal Horse Artillery Busby With Regiment Badge Plume Holder & Horse Hair Plume. Sn 10638 - 10638
The Regiments of the Royal Horse Artillery (RHA), dating from 1793, are part of the Royal Regiment of Artillery of the British Army. The RHA served with distinction at the battle of Waterloo, The Boer War and the Great War. Today horses are still in service for ceremonial purposes but were phased out from operational deployment during the 1930s. This original, WW1 Era Black Fur Busby to the RHA is in excellent condition. The crown and right side are fitted with a vivid red cloth band and bears the large Regimental Kings Crown embossed brass badge on ignited grenade shaped plume holder fitted with white 'shaving brush' horse hair plume. The Busby is complete with partial black leather strap. The Busby has it's original leather sweatband/ liner. It is approx. UK size 7. The price for this busby to a prestigious Regiment includes UK delivery. Sn 10638
395.00

Cased, WW1 Era British Officer's Military Marching Compass By Francis Barker & Son, London With WW1 Era Brown Leather Case marked 'WBD'. Sn 10635. - 10635
Francis Barker & Son were British manufacturer's of WW1 marching compasses favoured by British Officers. This is a an excellent fully functioning WW1 British Officer's Military Compass By Barker & Son. It has a brass case and is mounted with lanyard ring. The glass face and numbered brass outer ring are perfectly in tact. The lid plate is stamped with a small Barker and Son London Trademark. It is complete with brown leather case with flap cover and stud fastener. The case has impressed initials 'W.B.D' highlighted in gold leaf. Price for this nice WW1 cased piece of equipment includes UK delivery. Sn 10635
225.00

Cased, WW1 Era British Officer's Military Marching Compass By Negretti and Zambra London To Colonel W.J. Mc Whinnie (17th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers) With WW1 Era Brown Leather Case & Lanyard. Sn 10635. - 10634 - 10634
The London firm Negretti and Zambra (N & Z active 1850 to C1935) was a photographic studio and producer of optical and scientific instruments. Henry Negretti and Joseph Zambra formed a partnership in 1850, thereby founding the firm which would eventually be appointed optical instrument makers to Prince Albert, the Royal Observatory and the British Admiralty. The firm received the Highest Awards at all the international Exhibitions at which they showed their instruments. During WW1 the firm was almost entirely engaged on work for the Ministry of Munitions on the production of various instruments. In 1916 a Lt Col W J McWhinnie is recorded as being in command of the 17th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. During WW1 as part of the 35th Division, the 17th Lancashire Fusiliers engaged in many actions on the Western Front including; 1916, The Battle of Bazentin Ridge, The fighting for Arrow Head Copse, Maltz Horn Farm, and Falfemont Farm. The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The fighting in Houthulst Forest, The Second Battle of Passchendaele. 1918, The First Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Ypres, The Battle of Courtrai, The action of Tieghem. The 17th ended the war in Belgium. This is a an excellent fully functioning WW1 British Officer's Military Compass By N & Z to Col. McWhinnie. It has a brass case and is mounted with lanyard ring. The glass face and numbered brass outer ring are perfectly in tact. The lid is stamped by the manufacturer (illustrated). The rear of the case is engraved 'Colonel W.J. Mc Whinnie'. It is complete with brown leather case with hinged top and buckle fastener. The case is fitted with lanyard. Price for this nice WW1 cased piece of equipment worthy of futher research includes UK delivery. Sn 10634
325.00
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