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1873 Dated, Martini Henry Mk I Converted To Mk II, Artillery Carbine. Sn 10498 - 10498
This is an excellent original example of the Martini Henry Artllery Carbine in .577x450 calibre. Originally MK I it has been converted to MK II and the weapon is correctly stamped indicating the conversion. It is also date stamped 1876 with Crown VR (Victoria Regina). The all original woodwork and metal work are in nice undamaged condition. The wood has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is complete with original ramrod. The Stock is crisply impressed with Enfield roundel and it has a brass disc, stamped with War Dept arrow and number ‘1’. The barrel and barrel block have proof inspection marks. It is fitted with bayonet lug, rear sling swivel, forward sling swivel lug, block and blade foresight and flip up ladder rear sight. It’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. As an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10498
£695.00

WW2 1941 Japanese Army Officer's Shin-Gunto Sword By The Dairen Railway Factory Manchuria With Double Signed Tang & Military Scabbard. Sn 10465. - 10465
This is an original WW2 Japanese Officer's Shin-Gunto sword with its scabbard. Made at the Dairen Railway Factory, Manchuria in 1941 (production at Dairen began in 1937 and many weapons made there supplied the Japanese Army occupying China. The factory produced Superior grade Swords, made to withstand harsh climate). The Sword measures 37 1/2" inches overall with a 27 ½ inch blade. The blade has just minor areas of light staining and has an excellent clear straight hamon. The blade retains approx. 80% of it’s original polish. The tang is signed with crisp Japanese script characters on both sides. One side has markings ‘Sho-Wa Kanuto Mi Haru’ Dated to Spring 1941. The reverse ‘ Koa Isshin Mantetsu Saku Korewo’ (all illustrated). All of this information is contained in a hand written label which accompanies the sword and is referenced on pages 94-96 of John Slough’s book Japanese Swords 1865-1945. The dark khaki binding over the shagreen handle is complete and intact and all the brass and copper fittings are original, correct and present (illustrated). It has a heavy brass tsuba. The sword is complete with it's original steel military scabbard with ornate fittings, single hanging ring and has traces of it’s original olive paint. The price for this nicely marked Japanese sword, no doubt a WW2 captured or surrendered piece includes UK delivery. Sn 10465
£1,275.00

HIGH GRADE, WW2 1940-42 Japanese Army Officer's Seki Arsenal Sword By Yoshida Kane Yoshi With Superb Wave Hamon Blade, Signed Tang & Black Lacquer With Military Leather Cover. Sn 10402. - 10402
This is a High Grade WW2 Japanese Officer's sword with its scabbard. The Sword, made at the Seki Arsenal by Yoshida Kane Yoshi C 1940-1942, measures 38" inches overall with a 27 ¾ inch blade. The blade is superb with a clear deep wave hamon. The blade retains it’s original full polish. The tang is signed with crisp Japanese script characters which translates to the sword makers name and there is a Seki Arsenal stamp under the Habaki. The reverse of the tang has original hand painted Japanese Script characters. The translation of Japanese characters is hand written on a label which accompanies the sword. The dark khaki binding over the shagreen handle is complete and intact and all the brass and copper fittings are original, correct and present (illustrated). It has a heavy brass tsuba. The handle is fitted with a leather ring which has small strap with press stud fastener that fits a small press stud lug on the neck of it’s original black lacquer wood scabbard. The strap which retains the sword in the scabbard has a small tear near to the press stud which could easily be repaired. The scabbard has a single hanging ring and is fitted with original leather military field cover with cord fastening at the neck. The scabbard is undamaged with just light scuffing to areas of the surface consistent with age and service use. All leather and stitching of the leather cover are intact. The price for this nicely marked Quality Japanese sword, no doubt a WW2 captured or surrendered piece includes UK delivery. Sn 10402
£1,275.00

WW2 Era U.S. Kinfolk's Fighting / Utility Knife With Leather Scabbard. ED 2348 - ED 2348
An original U.S. Kinfolk's made Fighting utility Knife. These knives were the 1930-1940 forerunner of the MK 1 USN (United States Navy) fighting knife ( see pages 166-167 of Knives Of The United States Military WW2). It has a clean 5" single edged clip point blade with fuller & measures 9 1/2" overall. It's compressed leather washer handle is undamaged. The ricasso is crisply marked 'Kinfolk's Inc'. The knife is complete with original leather scabbard with large belt loop and single retaining strap with press stud fastener. The front of the scabbard is marked 'Kinfolks' and has tool work around the riveted and stitched edges. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2348
£245.00

WW2 Era Nazi German Kriegsmarine Dagger With Etched Blade By Eickhorn Solingen. Sn 10501 - 10501
An excellent original, complete German Kriegsmarine Dagger with it’s scabbardt. The Dagger has a clean blade etched on both sides with Anchor entwined with rope together with scroll work panels. The ricasso is crisply marked with the makers name and squirrel Logo 'Original Eickhorn Solingen'. It has the distinctive Kriegsmarine 'Eagle’ Pommel, ornate crossguard with scabbard retaining button that works as it should, original hilt washer and correct resin grip with wire binding which is tight and secure. It’s original scabbard is decorated with a 'hammered' and etched design. It has 2 hanging ring mounts with Oak leaf decoration. The mounts are fitted with original hanging rings. The dagger and scabbard retain most of their original gilding. Price for this fine Kriegsmarine dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 10501
£595.00

WW2 1942, 'Lend Lease' Southern Rhodesia Government (SRG) Service Marked Savage .303 Calibre S.M.L.E. No.4 MK I* Rifle And Sling. D 1264 - D 1264
This is a great condition, WW2 'Lend Lease' Savage, .303 calibre S.M.L.E. No.4 MK I* rifle. These rifles were manufactured under the terms of the 'lend-lease' agreement during WW2. The MK I designation was changed to MK I* in 1942 after modifications to the bolt housing. ( See page 342 of The British Service Lee by Skennerton). The woodwork and metal work of this weapon are in excellent near mint condition & is all original. It strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. The rifle is complete with an original webbing sling and it is nicely stamped 'No 4 MK I* on the left side of the frame. The left side of the weapon's strap is stamped with serial number together with 'S' (Savage, Manufacturer) & 1942 date. The left of the frame is stamped ‘No.4 MK1*’. The top of the breech is stamped ‘U.S. Property’. The stock is impressed ‘SRG’ which indicates that this weapon saw service with the South Rhodesia Government together with number ‘647’ which is either an Armoury weapon number or Military Unit number ( when Northern Rhodesia became independent from Britain and changed its name to Zambia the Southern Rhodesian Colonial Government felt that in the absence of a "Northern" Rhodesia, the continued use of "Southern" was superfluous. It passed legislation to become simply Rhodesia. During WW2 Southern Rhodesian Military Units participated on the side of the United Kingdom. Southern Rhodesian forces were involved in the East African and Burma Campaigns. Rhodesia became Zimbabwe in 1979). Price for this quality nicely marked example includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. D 1264
£645.00

SOLD**SOLD**WW2 1944, .303 Calibre S.M.L.E. No.4 MK I Converted To Drill Purpose Rifle And Sling. D 1265 - D 1265
This is a WW2 .303 calibre S.M.L.E. No.4 MK I rifle. These rifles were manufactured under the terms of the 'lend-lease' agreement during WW2. The woodwork and metal work of this weapon are all original. It strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. The rifle is complete with an original webbing sling and it is nicely stamped 'No 4 MK I’ on the left side of the frame. The left side of the weapon's strap is stamped with serial number together with WD arrow, inspection marks & 1944 date. The stock is impressed ‘DP’ (Drill Purpose) highlighted in red paint and the bolt has been grooved and inlaid with red paint indicating that this weapon was at some time in it’s service used for Drill Purpose/ instruction. Price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. D 1265
£0.00

Original Large 1942 Battle of Britain RAF Airfield Air Ministry Scramble Bell By With Air Ministry Marks & Original Striker. Sn 10406. - 10406
This is an excellent, original, WW2 RAF Air Field Scramble Bell With original Striker. The bell is 13" tall and 12 3/4" in diameter at it's widest point. This is the largest of this type of Airfield Scramble Bell. It is complete with heavy striker and works perfectly with a loud deep resonance. There is a wear ring on the inside of the bell which corresponds exactly to the point of contact with the striker. The bell has the correct 'crown' top and is crisply stamped with War Dept arrow in between what appears to be letters ‘S’ & ‘T’ manufacturer's mark. The body of the bell is crisply stamped with 'Crown' above 'A.M.' (Air Ministry) & dated '1942' inlaid with original black paint. This impressive Bell weighs a heavy 21Kg (including striker). Due to the weight delivery will be by arrangement & at cost. Sn 10406
£1,650.00

SOLD *** SOLD *** (lay-away) RARE, SLAVE TRADE, Early 1800’s British "Company of Merchants Trading to Africa" .65” Bore Trade Flintlock Musket With Birmingham Proof Marks. Sn 10521 - 10521
The British "Company of Merchants Trading to Africa" founded in 1750 used the elephant with castle mark to show ownership of its weapons. The Company was heavily involved in the African slave trade. The Company, composed of nearly 400 Liverpool, London, and Bristol merchants. The Company took advantage of tribal wars & supplied muskets to local kings & Chieftans upon whom slavers depended for the flow of slaves from the inner continent to the trading forts established in Gambia and Senegal. The company, along with some other chartered companies, continued its activity in the slave trade and expanded into the trade of gold and ivory. The Company of Merchants trading to Africa ended its operations in the slave trade in 1821. Company weapons were patterned after the British Brown Bess. This is a rare "Company of Merchants Trading to Africa" trade flintlock musket. The musket was made as a trade weapon with the East India Company during the early 1800’s. The musket has the correct ‘Elephant With Castle’ marked lock plate (illustrated). It has all original woodwork throughout which is in undamaged condition apart from one small 2mm chip around one of the stock nails on the right side of the weapon. It has a blade foresight steel butt plate with extended tang . The musket measures 61 inches overall with a 44 1/2 inch round barrel stepped to octagonal which is .65” bore. The barrel has Birmingham proof marks. The bore is nice and clean. The weapon is complete with steel ram rod and It's cocking and firing actions work perfectly. As an antique flintlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10521
£0.00

SOLD *** SOLD *** Victorian Police Constabulary Hanger Sidearm Weapon Number ‘25’ & Matching Number Scabbard Marked ‘WRC’ West Riding Constabulary Of Yorkshire. Sn 10523 - 10523
This is a nice original Victorian Police Hanger & scabbard. It has a clean fullered 23 1/2" swept blade. The shagreen handle is excellent and undamaged with brass knuckle bow hand guard. The hilt is fitted with original leather washer. The overall length of the sword is 29 inches. The hilt has the correct press stud scabbard retaining lug which works correctly and the cross guard is engraved with weapon number ‘25’. It is complete with it’s original leather scabbard with brass mounts. The locket of the scabbard is engraved with matching number ‘25’ and the throat mount marked ‘WRC’ to the West Riding Constabulary Of Yorkshire. The scabbard has just the service wear to be expected with age and all stitching is intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10523
£0.00

A Full Set Of 'Soldiers Died In The Great War' Comprising of 80 x Volumes in 74 Books All Complete With Excellent Condition Dustwrappers. BO 1010 - BO 1010
A full set of 'Soldiers Died In The Great War' books comprising of 80 x volumes in 74 books. All of the books are in in excellent condition, some appear to be unread and all come with unmarked, as new dust covers. They were published by the War Office in 1920. The set comprises of 80 separate parts which embrace every regiment and corps of the British Army. This set is the re-print by J.B. Hayward & Sons from 1988/89 in association with 'The Imperial War Museum. They list approximately 635,000 soldiers, listed alphabetically with their regiment, rank, place of birth, enlisted area, theatre of operations and most importantly the date and nature of casualty. This is an impressive set ideal for the research of any man killed in WW1. The price includes UK delivery.
£575.00

A Collection of 3 x Books, Guns And Rifles Of The World, Early Percussion Firearms and Pistols Rifles and Machine Guns. BO 1011 - BO 1011
A collection of 3 x books, "Guns And Rifles Of The World" by Howard Blackmore, "Early Percussion Firearms" by Lewis Winant and "Pistols, Rifles and Machine Guns" by Major W.G. B Allen. The first book is in very good condition and retains it's original dustcover, it is a classic work printed in 1965 and is packed with sketches, plates and drawings. It consists of 134 pages and measures 12" x 9 1/4". The second book covers a history of early percussion firearms ignition from Forsyth to Winchester .44/40 and was first published in 1959, this is a 1970 re print of the 1st Edition Standard Work. The book is illustrated throughout with plates and sketches. It consists of 172 pages and measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2". It is in very good condition and is complete with it's original dustcover. The last is a 1953 copy and now out of print. This again is complete with the original dustcover, it is illustrated with plates, sketches and drawings. It measures 9" x 6" and consists of 178 pages. The price is for all three books and includes Uk delivery.
£110.00
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