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Pre WW1 American Officer's Private Purchase Small Frame Open Bottom Leather Revolver Holster. Sn 10873 - 10833
A pre WW1, American officer's Private Purchase, small frame, open bottom leather revolver holster. The holster is made from quality dark tan leather and has a very nice patina. It has a fold over flap secured over a brass 'button'. On the reverse it has a folded over, double thickness, leather loop which secures a brass wire clip for securing the holster to webbing/belt. The stitching is in excellent condition and the quality of the leather is very good. The holster has an open bottom to accommodate different barrel lengths. The holster measures 8 1/4" along the straight edge and 5" across the top of the flap. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 10873
£375.00

British 1858 Pattern Artillery Sword Bayonet For 1858 Pattern Short Rifles By Enfield Manufacturer And Steel Scabbard With Matching Numbers. Sn 10880:1 - 10880:1
A British 1858 Pattern Artillery sword bayonet for the 1858 pattern short rifles by Enfield and it is complete with a steel scabbard with matching numbers. The bayonets were made by English manufacturer's and the German Solingen trade (see pages 113, item B149 of Skennerton's book British & Commonwealth Bayonets). This is a nice example of the British sword bayonet, pattern 1858 with Yataghan type blade. The polished steel blade is in clean undamaged condition. The blade is 22 3/4" long (28 1/2") overall and has a curving tip. The blade is fullered for three quarters of its length. The ricasso is stamped with Enfields blade manufacturer's trademark and "17". The ricasso edge is stamped with the Enfield makers mark and "18". It's leather 2-piece grips are stamped with a chequered pattern. The grips are complete and intact and secured with 4 rivets. The leaf spring is secured with a screw and not a rivet. The steel scabbard is also stamped with the Enfield makers mark and "18". The steel scabbard is in very good condition and is complete with frog hook. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10880:1
£425.00

***SOLD***SOLD*** UNIQUE, ORIGINAL, WW1 Era, Heavy Cast Steel William Foster & Co Ltd Lincoln British Mark 1 ‘Male’ Tank Production Factory Wall Sign. Sn 10897 - 10897
William Foster & Co Ltd was an agricultural machinery company based in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England and usually just called "Fosters of Lincoln." The company can be traced back to 1846, when William Foster purchased a flour mill in Lincoln. William Foster expanded to start small scale manufacturing of mill and threshing machinery. The mill was converted to an iron foundry by 1856, thus becoming the original Wellington Foundry. The first ever Tank was invented at William Foster & Co Ltd in 1916. The Company had been approached by the Admiralty Landship Committee to design a prototype Tank. The top secret work was carried out in a room at the White Hart Hotel in the city by Foster’s Managing, Director William Tritton, his Chief Draughtsman, William Rigby and Major Walter Wilson of the War Cabinet. The first design was deliberately falsely described as a water carrier for Mesopotamia to conceal its true purpose. The workers referred to them as ‘water tanks’ or simply ‘tanks’ and the name stuck. Due to the majority of men being mobilised for War, the Company employed many local females for tank production. The women were known as ‘Munitionettes’ (see image 2). The British Mark 1 Tank was the World's first Tank to enter combat. The Mark 1 entered service in August 1916, and was first used in action on the morning of 15 September 1916 during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, part of the Somme Offensive. Mark 1 tanks were produced in ‘Male’ heavy (28 Tons) and Female (27 Tons) versions. The ‘Male’ with a crew of 8 was armed with two, 6 pounder guns and three, 8mm Hotchkiss machine guns. This is an original heavy Cast Steel William Foster & Co Ltd Factory Wall sign. The sign cast in the form of a Mark 1 ‘Male’ Tank is excellent and undamaged and has superb detail showing all deeply cast rivets, gun turret, 6 pounder gun and tracks. The sign retains it’s original Olive green finish. The bottom of the sign features the factory name ‘William Foster & Co Ltd Lincoln’ highlighted in original Red and Black paint. The sign measures 38” x 14” x ½” (thick not including rear mounting lugs). The rear of the sign is flat and has 4 protruding ½” heavy duty cast bolt lugs for wall mounting. The sign is heavy weighing almost 34 lbs. This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of British WW1 Tank production history and price includes UK delivery. Sn 10897
£0.00

VERY RARE, MATCHING NUMBERS, British Military Issue 1845 Maynard's Patent .54" Bore Greene's Model 1856 USA Breech Loading Carbine. Sn 10895 - 10895
This scarce Carbine was manufactured by the U.S. Greene Rifle Works and purchased by the British Government for issue to British Cavalry. The carbines never saw Military service due to the perceived fragility of the cartridge ammunition. The carbines were put into storage in the Tower Of London Armoury while further work on a reliable cartridge was carried out. A fire at the Tower destroyed almost all of the carbines and British contract guns like this example are few and far between. The weapon has several British Military inspection marks. The serial number '1736' is located on the inside of the breech and it has matching number at the ribbed fore end. It has double triggers with an innovative twist ribbed fore end which releases the breech when the front trigger is depressed. It also features the Maynard's 1845 Patent 'tape primer system' with hinged cover (the tape primer operated in a similar fashion to toy cap guns with paper roll charges ignited when the hammer strikes and rotated to the following charge). The frame is crisply marked with U.S. (Greene's) 1845 patent detail and address together with Maynard's patent detail and Crown VR (Victoria Regina). The weapon's steel fittings including butt plate, saddle ring block and blade foresight and ladder rear sight graduated to 600 yards are all excellent and undamaged. It's original wood stock is undamaged and is fitted with a hinged steel patch box stamped with British Inspection mark. It's loading & firing actions works perfectly. It has an 18" barrel (34 1/2" overall). The barrel is clean with original crisp & clean 3 groove rifling. Price for this rare carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10895
£3,750.00

Original 18th Century, Indian Pata Gauntlet Sword. Sn 10912 - 10912
Pata swordsmen of the 17th & 18th century were specially trained in the use of this weapon, and could be extremely accurate with this somewhat unusual sword form. Peculiar to the Indian subcontinent, these broadswords had a protective gauntlet or armguard of steel, the grip being set at right angles to the blade. The steel gauntlet on this example is nicely hand decorated with floral scroll work and has reinforced edges. The sword has a 36 1/2" Rapier form blade and measures 49" overall. The blade is riveted to the ornate extended tang of the Gauntlet. It has a steel bar grip set across the inside of the fist part of the gauntlet. the 'cuff' of the gauntlet has a curved fore arm bar/ bracelet which hooks into 2 steel fixed hoops, one either side of the gauntlet. The double edged blade is undamaged with even patina but it does have some nicks to the edges and 'thinning' to the mid section consistent with age. Price for this unusual sword includes UK delivery. Sn 10912
£625.00

C1870, English Gentleman's Club Bar 7mm Pin Fire Revolver Cigar/Cheroot Cutter. Sn 10898 - 10898
An unusual curio from C1870, this is a cigar/ cheroot cutter professionally made in the period from a 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 1/4" octagonal barrel (7" overall). It has lovely smooth walnut grips which are undamaged. The pistol has even patina throughout and has remnants of it's original nickel finish. The pistol retains it's original side gate and the mechanism works in both single and double action. The cylinder has been hollowed out during it's construction and fixed in place. The top of the cylinder is adapted with a rimmed hole to accept the tips of cigars or cheroots and the hammer firing pin modified to a 'v' shaped cutter bar to shape the cigar or cheroot. These novelty pieces were available on Bars of Gentleman's Club's for the use of smokers. To avoid theft they would have been secured to the bar by chain. This piece is fitted with lanyard ring and complete with it's steel link securing chain and brass screw with eyelet for fixing to the bar or table. As an antique curio made from an obsolete calibre, pin fire weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10898
£375.00

Scarce WW2 German Wooden Transit Case For 25 Stuck A.Z.23 umg.m.2V Fuses. Sn. 10900 - 10900
This is a scarce German wooden transit case, with its original waterproof tinplate lining to the sides and bottom used to carry 25 of the A.Z.23 umg.m.2V nose fuses used on the German 88mm high explosive shell. This fuse had 2 delays of 0.15 and 0.20 seconds. This wooden case has the original 1939 dated label on inside of the lid. There are two pairs of black hinges, locking catches and recessed fold out carrying handles fitted to the case. The case measures 14.75” x 17.9” x 7” high.Price includes UK delivery . Sn. 10900
£195.00

Scarce Steel German 1936 Dated Steel Transit Case For 15 Stielhgr 24 4½ Sek grenades. .(Stick Grenade). Sn. 10904 - 10904
This is a scarce steel German 1936 dated hand grenade.(Stick Grenade) carrying metal case, measureing about 18.75” long x 14.75” x 5.75” high. The case opens along the centreline in suitcase fashion, and has a turned wooden carrying handle on a wire mount. A flip-up wire latch releases the clamp that keeps the case securely closed. The case opens smoothly and the dark ordnance green interior is in excellent condition and clearly stencelled “15 Stielhgr.24” (Stielhandgrenate – Stick Hand Grenade), with markings on the right indicating “15.B.Z.24 4 ½ Sek.” (this would be the fuse type, and 4 ½ = the delay time – 4.5 seconds), and “15. Spr. Kapseln” (Sprengkapseln – detonators). There is also the date 1936 with the makers monogram. On the front of the case is white stencilled nomenclature again identifying the contents as 15 stick hand grenades, and 15 detonators with 4.5 second delay fuses. There are 4 metal swivel carrying strap loops fitted to the cases front and base. The case retains most of its original green finish and stencilling.Price includes UK delivery . Sn. 10904
£245.00

Original Edwardian Sword Stick With Silver Ferrule & Antler Handle. Sn - 10905
An excellent original Edwardian Sword Stick. It has a 26 1/2" fullered blade. It measures 32" overall (34 1/2" overall in scabbard). It has a lovely antler handle and a silver ferrule engraved with a foliate design. The wood scabbard is undamaged and has a brass end cap. The wood has a black paint/ mallaca type finish. Price for this attractive Edwardian era sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn 10905
£295.00

Pre WW1 1911 Dated Imperial German PO8 Luger Semi Auto Pistol Holster By AWM. Sn 10873 - 10873
The holster is in excellent original condition with all stitching and leather intact. The top flap secures with a leather strap through a metal buckle. The holster has a leather spare magazine holder stitched to the right aspect. Internally the holster has a stripping tool pocket with flap cover and stud fastener. It also has it's original quick draw strap with leather toggle. The reverse has 2 leather belt loops. The front of the holster is stamped by the manufacturer 'AWM' together with '3 11' (March 1911). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10873
£345.00

INTERMEDIATE SPEC DEACTIVATION, British/ Australian L1A1, 7.62mm Calibre, Self Loading Rifle (SLR) & Sling. Sn 10858:7 - 10858:7
The L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle is a British Commonwealth derivative of the Belgian FN FAL battle rifle. Introduced into British Army Service in the 1950's it continued to be produced into the early 1990s. These weapons saw service in all World Theatres of War including, The Suez Crisis, Malayan Emergency, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodian Civil War Northern Ireland Troubles, Rhodesia, The Falklands and Gulf Wars. This is an excellent Intermediate Spec example (2003 Deact). It has all original wood furniture and metal work and has a moving slide and trigger. The magazine can also be removed. It has the correct flip up rear sight, Bayonet lug & carry handle. The left side of the frame is stamped 'Rifle 7.62mm L1A1' together with British WD arrow & Lithgow Australia 'Star A' inspection mark above '10'. The Rifle is complete with original webbing sling. Price for this sought after increasingly hard to find SLR includes deactivation certificate & UK delivery. Sn 10858:7
£675.00

WW1/ WW2 U.S. Winchester British Home Guard Issue 'Lend lease' P14 .303 Calibre Rifle & Sling. Sn 10858:8 - 10858:8
This is an excellent WW2, 'Lend Lease' Winchester .303 calibre P14 Rifle. These rifles used by American Forces in WW1 were refurbished in British .303 Calibre under the terms of the 'lend-lease' agreement during WW2 and issued to British Home Guard Units. The woodwork and metal work of this weapon are in nice undamaged condition, and it strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. The right side of the frame is stamped with serial number 'W' (Winchester) 91532'. It is also stamped with WD marks on the left side. The rifle is fitted with a flip up rear sight, long range volley sights, additional flip up aperture sight. It has a steel butt plate with trap, bayonet lug & is complete with an original webbing sling. Price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 10858:8
£545.00
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