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RARE 'Death's Head' Middle East Commando Knife & Scabbard. Sn 13628 - 13628
The manufacture of the 'Death's Head' India Pattern Commando knives were influenced by members of the WW2 Middle East Commando who went to India and then China to form 'Mission 204'. An example of this knife is shown on page 208 plate 503 of Flook's book British & Commonwealth Military Knives. This is an excellent original example of the rare Middle East Commando knife. It has the correct 'deaths' head' cast brass grip with finger rings & 'cog wheel' type protrusions on the knuckle grip. Its 6" steel single edged Bowie type blade is undamaged. The knife measures 11 ¾” overall. As is common with these knives it does not have any manufacturers marks (see pages 32-35 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook). It is complete with its correct original heavy duty leather scabbard with rear belt loop & retaining strap which fastens to a brass stud on the body of the scabbard. The front of the scabbard has contemporary hand carved cross hatch etching below initials DB most likely applied in the field by the Commando who owned this dagger. Price for this piece of British Commando history includes UK delivery. Sn 13628

Superior Quality, Imperial German Cavalry Officer's Dress Sabre / Sword With Best Quality Tooled Blade By Weyersberg & Co Solingen & Scabbard. Sn 14438 - 14438
This is an excellent original Imperial German Cavalry Officer's Dress Sword & Scabbard. The superb elegantly curved blade is 30 ½” in length (36" overall). The blade is crisply tooled on both sides. One side has foliate panels with banners and arms Imperial Eagle & crown with Kaiser bust portrait. The reverse has banners and arms including rifles with fixed bayonets, swords and picklehaube helmet, foliate panels, Imperial Eagle with banner ‘Mit Gott Fur Kaiser Und Reich’. The back of the blade is deeply tooled with the manufacturer’s name ‘Weyersberg & Co Solingen’ It has its original ornate brass hilt. The knuckle guard decorated with embossed decoration. The cross guard has Cavalry 'crossed swords' decorated langet on one side and void shield with helm langet on the reverse. It has curved quillon with Lion’s head finial, Lions head pommel with red glass inset eyes and lions mane back strap. Its fish skin ribbed grips with bullion wire binding are exellent and undamaged. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single hanging ring and shoe. The scabbard has some small dents consistent with age and service use. The price for this quality Imperial Cavalry Officer’s sword includes UK delivery. Sn 14438

WW1 Era British George V 1845 / 1854 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade Numbered 1301.5, Ordnance Roundel Inlaid To ‘James Howarth’, Scabbard, Leather Field Combat Cover & Frog. Sn 14442 - 14442
The 1845/54 pattern sword was the successor to the 1822 pattern, the main change being the folding langet of the Pattern 1822 being removed (see page 175 of World Swords by Withers). This original infantry Officer's Pattern 1845 / 54 sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with part fullers (39" overall). The blade is undamaged with just light areas of staining consistent with age. There are no visible manufacturer’s marks on the blade but the back of the blade is numbered ‘1301.5’ which may, with further research assist to identify the manufacturer. The ricasso has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid roundel. The blade is fitted with original hilt washer and etched on both sides with stylised Royal Cypher and Crown together with decorative panels on both sides. The voided brass bowl guard has stylised Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (GeorgeRex) & King’s Crown in the centre. It has brass stepped round pommel with ball end. The guard is contemporarily engraved ‘James Howorth’ most likely the name of the Officer who owned this sword. It's fish skin grip with finger grooves & gilt binding is in superb condition. The sword is complete with its leather covered wood scabbard with German silver insert at the mouth. The scabbard is fitted with original leather frog with 2 hanging straps, brass buckles and brass stud. All leather and stitching of the scabbard & frog are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14442

MINT, Original, British WD 1876 Pattern Socket Bayonet For MK 1 & MK 2 Martini Henry Rifles Regiment Marked ‘LAV 29L 77’& MK II WD Leather Scabbard With Brass Mounts. Sn 14600 - 14600
A near mint, original Pattern 1876 socket bayonet for the Martini Henry MK 1 & MK 2 rifles. It is WD marked together with Enfield inspection marks on the blade flats and an indistinct Regiment mark which appears to be ‘LAV 29L 77’ and struck out weapon number ‘652’. It has a clean, straight, 21 ¾” triangular blade with correct 3” blued socket which is muzzle ring diameter 18.3mm and has a small inspection mark ‘BR above 69’. It is complete with original black leather MK II scabbard with correct 2 rivets on the body for internal spring, brass chape and locket with tear drop frog stud. The throat mount is stamped with WD & arrow mark & inspection mark and WD arrow on the chape (see British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton pages 145-147). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14600

SOLD SOLD (12/10) British 1865 Dated LA Co (London Armoury Company) 1853 Pattern 3 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle. Sn 14593 - 14593
This is an excellent original 3-band Percussion Rifle in .577" calibre. It is stamped on the side plate ‘LA Co’ (London Armoury Company), dated 1865 and is stamped Crown VR (Victoria Regina). It has excellent, all original woodwork with brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang & fore end block . It has its original steel ramrod & sling swivels. It has a block & blade foresight and ladder rear sight. The barrel's rifled bore is clean. The barrel has Victorian proof/ inspection marks. Total length is 55 ½” with a 39" barrel. The metal has excellent original finish and the wood has just minor bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The stock is impressed with 1865 dated London Armoury roundel. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre, percussion rifle and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14593

NEAR MINT, British WW2 WD 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.1 Mould Mark & Scabbard. (Sn 14576 Daggers & Swords) - 14576
A near mint condition, WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes commando fighting knife. The 3rd pattern FS knife was introduced in 1942 (see page 61 & 62 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged ribbed and blackened brass handle which has a number 1 mould mark and WD arrow above number ‘11’ mark. It has a 171mm blued dagger blade with medial ridge. The bluing is pristine. There is one small nick to one of the cutting edges which is only visible on close inspection. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external blackened brass chape and belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs (the edge of one tab is absent). Its elasticated retaining strap is present and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14576

QUALITY, Complete British George V Court Uniform With Bi Corn Hat, Court Dress Sword, Officer’s Service Sword Cord & Portepee, Scabbards & Covers In Transit Locker To ‘Sir George J. Cockburn’ With 18th June 1910 Dated Copy Of Downing Street Letter. - 14597
This is a quality George V era Court dress uniform with court sword, Infantry Officer’s service sword with scabbards and transit covers . The silk lined, dress tail coat and waist coat in rich navy blue velvet retain all of their original ornate buttons (most wrapped and protected by original tissue paper). The coat and waistcoat are approx. UK size 36” chest. The coat has a nice label ‘Edeson & Ravenscroft 93 & 94 Chancery Lane,London’ (illustrated). The navy blue silk lined velvet trousers have their original ornate leg buckles protected by original tissue paper. The trousers are approx. UK size 38” waist & are knee length with button fly. The gentleman’s original silk stockings, 2 pairs of small size Chamois leather gloves, handkerchief and cased ornate shoe buckles are also present. The buckle’s case has a nice Edeson & Ravenscroft trade stamp. One glove has a manufacturer stamp ‘Prinz Belgium’. The bicorn hat is in near mint condition with braid sweatband and padded lining is matching manufacturer marked. The hat has a black rosette and ornate steel cockade chain hanger. It is approx. UK size 6. None of the pieces have any mothing. The court sword is near mint and has etched panels. The ricasso is marked by the same manufacturer . The leather scabbard with ornate fittings is in similar mint condition. The sword is accompanied by its original oil cloth transit cover. The Infantry Officer’s service sword has etched Kings Crown etched and is marked by the manufacturer ‘Hobson & Sons London’ and has ordnance acceptance inlaid roundel. It is also numbered ‘1360. B’ which may assist identification of its date of manufacture. The hilt with voided guard and kings crown is fitted with original leather cord and acorn portepee. The sword has its original scabbard with leather field combat cover and oil cloth transit cover. All of the pieces are contained in their original japanned transit locker which has a hinged lid, bolt fasteners and carry handle. The tin is undamaged and has an internal outfitters label (illustrated). The top of the locker has a brass plate engraved ‘Sir George J. Cockburn’. The tin has hinged carry handles , sliding bolt fasteners and lock with 2 keys. Accompanying this collection is a photocopy of the Downing Street, Knighthood Notification Letter to G.J. Cockburn Esq dated 18th June 1910 signed by Herbert Henry Asquith Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916 and a copy of the envelope cover which contained the letter addressed to North Grange Road, Headingly, Leeds. The price for this excellent collection worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 14597

British WD 1886 Dated MK III BSA & M Co (Birmingham Small Arms & Metals Small Heath 1872-1897) Martini Henry .577x .450 British Service Rifle With Australian Victoria Government Stock Marking. Sn 14611 - 14611
This is an excellent original MK III 1886 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, Service Rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout. It has block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The steel barrel's bore is clean with crisp Henry rifling. The metal work has even patina throughout and retains its original blue finish. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) BSA & M Co (Birmingham Small Arms & Metals Small Heath 1872-1897), Mark III model designation and dated '1886'. The metal work has inspection marks (illustrated). The stock has an impressed British WD BSA M Co Birmingham roundel and MK III designation together with numbers and Australian Victoria Government roundel stamp (all illustrated) indicating that this rifle was sent to the Australian armed forces after British service. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14611

WW1 1918 British Officer’s WD Stand Instrument No 21 MK V Sniper & Artillery Forward Observation Brass & Wood Tri-Pod For The Spotting & Sniper’s Telescope By HGR Ltd (Hepburn, Gale & Ross Ltd, London). Sn 8163 - 8163
This is an excellent, original WW1 dated British Officer’s Forward Observervation tri-pod. These tri-pods were for the spotting & sniper’s telescope. The wood legs have metal conical spiked feet and the tri-pod retains its original green paint. One leg has 2 steel rings for carry strap. The brass clamp mount with wingnut has model designation on one side and on the other side manufacturer detail HGR Ltd which is Hepburn, Gale & Ross Ltd, Grange Mills, Grange Road, Bermondsey, London, SE1 and ‘1918’ date (all illustrated in image 2). The tripod is 37” overall length. The stand comes with its original wood block secured by string to protect the clamp in transit and webbing shoulder strap with leather section with loop at the lower end to secure the legs in transit and leather cap with strap & buckle to protect the clamp in transit. The leather of the shoulder strap has an impressed WD arrow. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 8163

WW1 Imperial German Officer’s Trench Dagger / Knife Design Based On WW1 Dress Bayonet & Scabbard. (Sn 14579 Daggers & Swords) - 14579
This is a an original WW1 German Officer’s trench dagger / knife. This form of trench dagger were based on dress bayonets issued during WW1 (see page 50 of German Combat Knives 1914-1945 By Mery). This is dagger is 10 ½” overall with a 6” steel blade. The blade has no visible manufacturer marks. It has the correct Eagle's head pommel with correct non-functioning false bayonet button which forms the Eagles eye. The black grips are chequered and secured with two rivets. It has an up-swept quillon cross guard. The dagger has its original metal scabbard with original black paint and has an integral riveted leather belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14579

WW1 Era, French Military, St Etienne Arsenal Fusil Gras M80 Model 1874 (M74/80) 11x59mm Calibre Rifle. Sn 14491 - 14491
In 1874 France adopted a single shot rifle, this single shot rifle was based on the French 1866 Chassepot Needle Rifle. These weapons designated Gras M80 Model 1874 (Fusil Gras M80 Modèle 1874) and the rare carbine variant were the main long arm issue for the French Military and were used for front line service until 1886, when a new rifle, the 1886 Lebel was designed. The Gras continued to be issued to French troops throughout WW1. This is a Gras 74/80 rifle. The wood is all original with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has heavy brass military furniture and the metal work has even patina throughout. It has a block foresight, ladder rear sight and is fitted with sling swivels & original clearing rod. This example is without bayonet lug. It measures 46” overall with a 27 ¾” barrel. The bore is clean with crisp rifling . The breech is marked by the St Etienne Arsenal manufacturer and 'M80 & M1874' model detail (illustrated). It has the correct turn down bolt and its loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14491

MINT, Cased QE II Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'Commando 1940 - 1945' By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Blade. (Sn 14558 Daggers & Swords) - 14558
The British Commandos were formed during the Second World War in June 1940, following a request from the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, for a force that could carry out raids against German-occupied Europe. Initially drawn from within the British Army from soldiers who volunteered for the Special Service Brigade, the Commandos' ranks would eventually be filled by members of all branches of the United Kingdom's armed forces and a number of foreign volunteers from German-occupied countries. Reaching a wartime strength of over 30 individual units and four assault brigades, the Commandos served in all theatres of war from the Arctic Circle to Europe and from the Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre to South-East Asia. Their operations ranged from small groups of men landing from the sea or by parachute to a brigade of assault troops spearheading the Allied invasions of Europe and Asia. All Commandos were issued with the iconic FS Fighting knife. This near mint, full size (11 ¾” overall length), 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger was produced post 1952 to commemorate the British Army Commandos WW2 Service 1940-1945. The knife is in pristine condition. The blade is inscribed on both sides and highlighted in gold. One side with the manufacturer's detail 'Wilkinson Sword Made In England' with their crossed swords legend and Queen Elizabeth II Royal Appointment and ‘1940-1945’. The reverse is numbered ‘WO32’ and has motto ‘United We Conquer’. The ribbed handle and cross guard retain all of their original finish. The dagger is contained in its original wooden box with hinged lid covered in green leatherette material. The case has clasp fasteners. The inside of the case, lined in green felt & white silk & is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The exterior lid of the box is emblazoned with the Wilkinson Sword name & Crossed Swords legend together with the stylised image of a Commando shoulder title in Gold. The silk lining of the case lists the WW2 Battle Honours & Military Decorations Awarded to the Commandos all in Gold. Price for this excellent commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14558
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