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EXTREMELY RARE, Fully Ordnance Marked, WW1 British BSA M1914 .303 Lewis Automatic Machine Gun With Original Drum Pan Magazine, Inert Rounds & Bipod. Sn 10858 - 10858
The .303 calibre Lewis gun (or Lewis automatic machine gun) is a World War I period light machine gun that was widely used by the British Military. It was first used in combat in World War I, and continued in service with a number of armed forces through to the end of the Korean War. This is an extremely rare, excellent clean WW1 .303 Lewis Light Machine Gun. The weapon was manufactured by Birmingham Small Arms Co for Arms Automatiques Lewis Belgium and is crisply stamped accordingly (illustrated). It is also marked 'Lewis Auto Gun 1914 pat' together with number '34409'. The frame is also ordnance stamped and has matching number '34409E'. It is complete with original bipod, carry handle, ladder rear sight, winged fore sight and removeable drum pan magazine which is fully loaded with inert .303. calibre rounds. The underside of the drum is crisply marked '303 MK VI 7 VII' together with 'E' inspection mark and number '7907'. The weapon retains most of its original finish & cocks strips and dry fires as it should. These impressive weapons are extremely rare and this is a fine original example worthy of a museum or serious collectors display. The price includes UK delivery and deactivation certificate. Sn 10858
£6,750.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD (lLay-away) RARE Original WW1 1917 Dated British War Dept 13 & 18 Pounder Artillery Shell Carrying Over Jacket Designated ‘Carrier Ammunition 13 & 18 Pr’ By DS (For Carrying Heavy Shells To forward Positions). U 106 - U 106
This is an original WW1 shell carrying over jacket used by British troops during WW1 to carry heavy 13 & 18 Pounder shells to forward artillery positions. Made of a tough cotton/ canvas material it has the correct 2 deep shell pockets on the left and right sides with double rope grip handles to assist the soldier carrying the rounds to support the heavy weight. The jacket has its original leather tab supports on the rear panel and sturdy leather chest strap with steel buckle. Inset in image 2 is a contemporary illustration from an original instruction manual showing how the garment should be used. The jacket has clear ink stamps ‘Carrier Ammunition 13 & 18 Pr’ and ‘DS’ (most likely a manufacturer mark ) & ‘1917’ (date) together with War Dept arrow (all illustrated in image 2). All material is clean and undamaged with all stitching intact. The jacket is universal size adjustable by tightening or loosening the chest strap. Price for this rare piece of WW1 dated artillery equipment includes UK delivery. U 106
£0.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD Victorian London Constabulary Parker Field & Sons Police Hanger With Crown War Dept Mark & Scabbard. POL 381 - POL 381
This is a very good original Victorian Police Hanger & scabbard. Manufactured by Parker Field & Sons (who had premises at 233 Holborn London C1850) it has a 22” blade with pronounced curve and fuller. The blade is clean and has a sprung retaining clip at the ricasso. Its Shagreen handle with wire binding is in good order with tight wire binding, a brass handguard & stepped pommel. The overall length of the sword is 27” and it locks firmly into the scabbard. The cross guard is nicely marked 'Parker Field & Sons London'. The cross guard is also stamped with ‘Crown’ and ‘WD’ (War Dept & another unreadable letter, illustrated in image 3 (The Victorian British military are known to have used reissued Police/ Prison hangers for guarding prisoners at military establishments). Its black leather scabbard is in nice undamaged condition with brass mounts. The upper mount has brass hanging bar. The price for this WD marked hanger worthy of further research includes UK delivery. POL 381
£0.00

RARE, WW1 Era Dutch 9.4mm Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Double Action Military Revolver With Dutch ‘ALM’ Mark, Lanyard & Original WW1 1914 Dated Leather Holster By B&W. (A 574) - A 574
A very good original obsolete calibre WW1 era Dutch Military revolver. It has 3 1/2" octagonal barrel with blade fore sight, smooth cylinder and undamaged chequered wood birds head grips. The metal work has even patina which has just the staining consistent with age. The frame has Dutch proof marks [triangle with ALM] and stamped with calibre detail ‘9.4’ together with ‘TOM’. The pistol has an unusual safety feature consisting of a rotating lanyard ring which when turned locks the firing mechanism. It is side gate loading and the pistol’s firing mechanism works perfectly in both single and double action. The rifled barrel is clean with no pitting. The pistol is attached to its rare to find original leather holster by a rope lanyard. The holster made of supple brown leather has a full flap cover with retaining strap which has an eyelet that fastens to a single stud on the front of the holster. The front of the holster has 3 open topped ammunition carriers stitched to the body which are covered when the flap is closed. The rear of the holster has a single riveted belt loop and 2 riveted leather tabs with steel rings for shoulder strap. The belt loop is faintly impressed with a date which appears to be ‘1914’ and manufacturer mark which appears to be ‘B&W’ (illustrated inset in image 2). All leather and stitching of the holster are intact. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique revolver n licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 574.
£1,275.00

C1860 Wells Fargo Company 12 Bore Double Barrel Side By Side Under Lever Breech Loading Percussion Short 'Coaching' Shotgun By G. Coop London. D 1373 - D 1373
The term "Coach gun" was coined in 1858 when Wells, Fargo & Co. began regular stagecoach service from Tipton, Missouri to San Francisco, California. They issued both American and English made shotguns to its drivers and guards for defence along the perilous 2,800 mile route. The guard was called a shotgun messenger although the phrase riding shotgun was not coined until 1919. There was no single manufacturer for the traditional coach gun, as it was a generic term describing a class of shotguns offered in a variety of barrel lengths. This is a Wells Fargo marked double barrel percussion 'coaching' shotgun typical of the type used by Coachmen for protection. It has short 24” browned steel barrels and measures 40 ½” overall. The barrels set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib marked by the manufacturer which appears to be ‘G.Coop London’. It has its original walnut stock with chequered panels at the neck. The stock is crisply impressed ‘WF & Co’ (Wells Fargo & Company) and the trigger guard tang is marked ‘Wells Fargo & Co (illustrated inset in image 1). It has horn or resin butt plate decorated with a hunting dog and stag design (one lower edge of the plate has a 1” chip but the plate is secure and stable). The weapon has a sideways moving lever located under the trigger guard. The lever breaks the weapon for loading. It has dolphin hammers, double triggers, steel trigger guard with extended tang bead fore sight and void German silver escutcheon on the lower edge of the stock. The metal work has foliate and geometric engraved designs. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight. The weapon cocks & dry fires. Price for this antique coaching shotgun to the iconic Wells Fargo Company includes deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1373
£975.00

Victorian C1876 English 12 Bore Double Barrel Under Lever Breech Loading Sporting Shotgun By Ward London. D 1374 - D 1374
The English Gunsmith Henry Ward is recorded as having premises at 55 Rupert Street London in 1876. This is a Victorian double barrel percussion sporting shotgun by Ward. It has 29 ¼” browned steel barrels and measures 45 ¾” overall. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib which is very faintly engraved London (visible but to faint to photograph). It has its original walnut stock with chequered panels at the neck and void German Silver escutcheon on the lower edge of the stock. It has a steel butt plate and side moving lever below the trigger guard which breaks the weapon for loading. It has dolphin hammers, double triggers and a steel trigger guard with extended tang all engraved with foliate design. The steel side plates are both marked ‘Ward’. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight. The weapon cocks & dry fires. Price for this antique English sporting shotgun which would make a decorative wall hanger/ display piece includes deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1374
£345.00

Victorian English 12 Bore Double Barrel Under Lever Breech Loading Sporting Shotgun By W. W Greener St Mary’s Works Birmingham. D 1375 - D 1375
The famous W.W. Greener English sporting shotgun and rifle manufacturer was established in 1829 and is still in business, with a fifth generation Greener serving on its board of directors. In the mid 1800’s Greener was producing firearms at the St Mary’s Works Birmingham. This is a Victorian double barrel percussion sporting shotgun by W.W. Greener. It has 29 ½” steel barrels and measures 46” overall. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib which is engraved ‘ WW Greener St Mary’s Works Birmingham Laminated Steel Indesctructible By Gunpowder’ (illustrated in Image 3). It has its original walnut stock with chequered panels at the neck and void German Silver escutcheon on the lower edge of the stock. It has a steel butt plate and side moving lever below the trigger guard which breaks the weapon for loading. It has dolphin hammers, double triggers and a steel trigger guard with extended tang all engraved with foliate design. The steel side plates are both marked ‘W.W. Greener’. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight. The weapon cocks & dry fires. This antique English sporting shotgun by a famous English gunsmith would make a decorative wall hanger/ display piece and includes deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1375
£345.00

Victorian English 12 Bore Double Barrel Under Lever Breech Loading Coaching Shotgun. D 1376 - D 1376
Victorian Coachmen regularly armed themselves against the threat of attack from Highwaymen with short barrelled large calibre blunderbuss or Shotgun type weapons. This is a Victorian double barrel percussion 'coaching' shotgun typical of the type used by Victorian Coachmen for protection. It has short 25 ¾” browned steel barrels and measures 41 ½” overall. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib. Its original walnut stock with chequered panels at the neck is undamaged. The chequered forestock has a thin stable secure crack only visible on close inspection. It has a steel butt plate and side moving lever below the trigger guard which breaks the weapon for loading. It has dolphin hammers, double triggers and a steel trigger guard with extended tang all engraved with foliate design. There are no visible manufacturer marks. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight and it cocks & dry fires. Price for this antique coaching shotgun which would make a decorative wall hanger/ display piece includes deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1376
£325.00

Inert Scarce WW2 Japanese Type 4 / Ceramic Fragmentation Hand Grenade. Sn. O 997 - O 997
These are inert scarce WW2 Japanese Type 4 hand grenades, commonly known as the Ceramic Grenade that were made at the latter stages of WW2 (late 1944 onwards) by the Japanese due to a shortage of raw materials. The grenades are made from white terra cotta and are glazed with various colours including a very dark brown, tan, white and a clear glaze. When these grenades detonated they fragmented into sharp chards of ceramic. There are different colours available as per photographs. These grenades have been recovered from a river in Okinawa at the side of an old manufactory and were abandoned at the end of WW2. The price is per hand grenade and includes UK delivery..Sn. O 997
£125.00

1830-1837 William IV Painted Ebonised Painted Wood Police Truncheon. Sn 11825 - 11825
William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death in 1837. This is an original William IV era Painted Police Truncheon. The Ebonised wood is hand painted with Crown over W IV R cypher (William IV Rex). Its original gilt, red and blue/green colours are vivid. The truncheon measures 18” overall length and has a grooved handle. The wood is undamaged. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11825
£375.00

C1815 Georgian, Police/ Constabulary Tipstaff With Hand Painted Royal Cypher & Stylised Monogram ‘RP’. Sn 11826 - 11826
The earliest record of the Tipstaff (Warrant Stick) was in the 14th century. The name derives from the early origins of Policing when Warranted Officers would apprehend a criminal with the help if necessary of a tipped staff. The staff would be made of wood or metal and were not only a means of self defence but the tips of the staffs would bear symbols of their authority. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. This is an excellent original Georgian era Tipstaff in a form similar to those used in the reign of King George III. The body is made of a light weight wood with cylindrical body, bulbous stylised crown top and grooved handle. The staff has hand painted decoration featuring the Royal Crown and ‘G*R’ (George Rex) Royal Cypher. The staff also has a stylised monogram which appears to be ‘RP’. The staff measures 10 1/2" overall length and the wood is undamaged. All of the staff’s Gold, Green & Red decoration is vivid. Price for this piece of Policing history includes UK delivery. Sn 11826
£345.00

Victorian Hand Painted London Metropolitan Bow Street Police Truncheon (Bow Street Runners) By Field Holborn (London). POL 382 - POL 382
The Bow Street Runners have been called London's first professional Police Force. The Force, originally numbering only six individuals, was founded in 1742 by the British Magistrate Henry Fielding, who was also well known as an author (Bow Street is a thoroughfare in Covent Garden, Westminster, London. It was constructed in 1633 and has held a number of important buildings, including Bow Street Police Station & Magistrates' Court). After Sir Robert Peel presented ideas on the reformation of British Policing by implementation of a civilian, paid and trained Police Force, the British Parliament passed the Metropolitan Police Act of 1829 resulting in the formation of the London Metropolitan Police Force. Modern policing started after the Bow Street Runners were amalgamated into the Metropolitan Police Force in 1829. The world famous Bow Street Police Station closed in 1992. This is an original hand painted Victorian Metropolitan Police Truncheon to Bow Street Police. The staff is made from heavy ebonised wood. The body is painted Black and the grip unpainted natural wood all varnished. The body of the staff is hand painted with Heraldic Arms in Gold & Red together with partially visible ‘Bow Street Police’ in gold on a field of red. The decorations retain much of their original vivid colours. The truncheon has a contoured grooved grip recessed for wrist strap with rounded pommel which is very faintly impressed by the manufacturer ‘Holborn (London)’ (no doubt Field or later Parker Field who produced quality Victorian Sword and Police Hanger blades. The manufacturer mark is visible to the naked eye under close inspection but cannot be photographed). The truncheon which has service wear but is intact with no cracks measures 15” overall length. The price for this police truncheon to the World Famous Bow Street Police Station includes UK delivery. POL 382
£345.00
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