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INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a Mint, Unfired (105 x 610R) American HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank) Weighted Dummy Round For The 106mm M40A1 lightweight Recoilless Rifle. Sn 11061:31 - 11061:31
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is an unfired Vietnam war period American HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank) weighted dummy round for the 106mm M40A1 lightweight Recoilless Rifle. This is a superb, original, fully painted and stencilled round with a lacquered perforated steel cartridge case. The round is fitted with an alloy nose fuse. The fin stabilized steel projectile body retains all of its original matt black paint and is stencilled in yellow, 106MM over HEAT over CARTRIDGE M344A1 . The HEAT round is the only projectile used by the M40A1 gun to not have a pre engraved driving band, it being fin stabilised. The steel lacquered perforated cartridge case retains all of its original brown lacquer and still has its empty plastic propellant bag inside . It is headstamped 106MM-M94B1 91W 1967 and is also stencilled in white AMM LOT BPD-1-1 CTG HEAT M344A1 FOR RIFLE M40A1 . This gun was used extensively from 1955 as a ground tripod mounted weapon, mounted on a Jeep and on various armoured personal carriers. No licence is required to possess this inert round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11061:31
£475.00

DEACTIVATED INERT. Unfired American Korean War Era HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank) (Hollow Charge) Round For The 57mm T15 Recoilless Rifle. Sn 14527:3 - 14527:3
DEACTIVATED INERT. This is a unfired American Korean War era HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank) (Hollow Charge) Round for the 57mm T15 Recoilless Rifle. This gun was used as a ground gun or mounted on a Willis Jeep. This round has a lacquered perforated steel cartridge case which retains some of its original brown lacquer finish. The projectile body retains some of its green paint and is stamped LOT PI.1 84 1953 (date) 75mm M310A1 . A pre engraved copper driving band is fitted. An steel screw in nose cap unscrews to reveal a copper penetrator cone. The steel lacquered perforated cartridge case is stencilled in white AMM LOT N R O – 1 – m8 SHELL 310. The case is also headstamped 75MM M31A1 E 1954 (date). No licence is required to possess this inert round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14527:3
£375.00

BEST QUALITY, C1860 English Victorian Westley Richards London English Double Damascus Barrelled 14 Bore Percussion ‘Howdah’ Pistol With Belt Hanger & Captive Ram Rod. Sn 14523 - 14523
The renowned English Gunsmiths Westley Richards & Co have been making unique and best quality shotguns and rifles for over 200 years. The Howdah pistol was a large-calibre handgun, often with two or four barrels, used in India and Africa from the beginning of the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century, during the period of British Colonial rule. It was typically intended for defence against Tigers, Lions, and other dangerous animals that might be encountered in remote areas. The term "howdah pistol" comes from the howdah, a large platform mounted on the back of an Elephant. Hunters, especially during the period of the British Raj in India, used Howdahs as a platform for hunting wild animals and needed large-calibre side-arms for protection from animal attacks at close quarters. The earliest Howdah pistols were flintlock designs, and it was not until about 60 years later percussion models in single or double barrel configuration were seen. Even though Howdah pistols were designed for emergency defence from dangerous animals in Africa and India, British Officers adopted them for personal protection in other far-flung outposts of the British Empire. This is a best quality, original, percussion double barrel Howdah pistol by Westley Richards. Its side by side finely figured Damascus barrels are 6” in length and are 18.80mm muzzle diameter which is approx. 14 Bore. It measures 11 ¾” overall length. The smooth bores are clean. It has a broad top rib and small brass bead fore sight. The action plates have foliate engraved decoration and are signed by the maker Westley Richards. The left action plate is fitted with steel belt bar. It has safety bolts on each action. Both barrels at the breech have silver roundel inserts. The barrel rib is engraved ‘Westley Richards 170 New Bond Street London’. It has double triggers, heavy Dolphin hammers and is complete with its original captive steel ram rod. The weapon has a lovely walnut full wood stock which has chequering at the grip and inlaid void silver escutcheon on top of the wrist. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this impressive large calibre percussion pistol by renowned English gun smiths includes UK delivery. NB as an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14523
£2,750.00

SOLD...SOLD...SOLD..13/09.MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 11385 - 11385
Four barrelled derringer pistols pistols were made by the C. Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Production of the Sharps, 4 shot pistols ended in 1874. This is an original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in excellent condition. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 3" blued steel rifled barrels and measures 5 ¾” overall. The frame is brass. It has a brass bead fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is stamped 'C. Sharps Patent 1859'. The right side ‘C. Sharps & Co Philada. PA’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel cluster is numbered '14401'. The butt of the grip frame is stamped with matching number. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a steel button at the underside of the frame, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a shrouded trigger & chequered grips which are undamaged. The bores of the barrels have staining consistent with age and its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11385
£895.00

C1870 Continental Military 9mm Pinfire Calibre 6 Shot Revolver With Engraved Decoration. Sn 14499:16 - 14499:16
This is a very good C1870 obsolete calibre 9mm pinfire Military, side gate loading revolver complete with integral ejector rod in the French of Liege Belgium form. It is both single and double action & is in its original condition, fully functioning with a 6” round steel barrel and chequered panel wood grips. The metal work has intricate engraved foliate decoration. The butt is fitted with military lanyard ring lug. There are no exterior manufacturer or proof marks. The weapon's side gate loading and firing actions work perfectly. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver 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 14499:16.
£475.00

1938 B.S.A. Standard No. 1 Model (Aka 'L' Or Light/ Ladies Model) .177 Calibre Under Lever Air Rifle. Sn 14464 - 14464
This is an excellent B.S.A. Standard No. 1 Model 177 calibre, under lever air rifle. Also known as the 'L' or Ladies/ Light model it measures 39 ½” overall with a 17" rifled barrel. It has a lovely wood stock with unblemished fine chequered ‘BSA’ embossed panels at the pistol grip, a blade fore sight and adjustable dial rear sight. The metal work is undamaged with original blue finish and is crisply stamped with the correct 'L' prefix serial number on the trigger block 'L35269' which dates it to 1938 (see page 27 of the Collectors Guide to Air Rifles By Hiller). It loads and fires as it should with a strong spring action. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14464
£295.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original, WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana With Suya Sword Shop Tokyo (Harp), Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. Sn 14518 - 14518
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard. The sword has the typical brown painted aluminium cast handle with lanyard ring and fully functioning scabbard retaining clip. The handle retains most of its original paint. Its fullered, 27 ½” blade is stamped '116962' and with inspection mark. The hilt is stamped with 1929-45 Kokura Arsenal mark and Suya Sword Shop Tokyo (harp) mark (see page 185 of Swords Of Imperial Japan by Dawson) together with inspection mark. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard retains its original green paint. The scabbard’s finish has areas of wear consistent with age and service use. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with matching number. This piece is clearly a bring back, surrendered or recovered from the battlefield. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14518
£745.00

NEAR MINT, WW2 Era / Post 1943, British John Lilley & Gillie North Shields Royal Navy Midshipman’s Single Draw Naval Telescope With Extending Sun Cover & Sliding Eye Piece Shutter. Sn 14501 - 14501
In 1812, John Lilley, aged 24, founded John Lilley and Son in London. John Lilley is recorded as being an optician and the company manufactured nautical instruments, magnetic compasses, sextants and telescopes. In 1885 John Wilson Gillie founded Wilson & Gillie in North Shields as Admiralty chart agents and magnetic compass and nautical instrument makers. Over the years John Wilson Gillie patented many improvements to the magnetic compass and binnacle. In 1913 the two companies merged, and in 1943 were renamed as John Lilley & Gillie Ltd. After over 200 years in business, John Lilley & Gillie Ltd continue to manufacture quality Naval magnetic compass outfits. This is a near mint, British Royal Navy Midshipman’s Telescope made by Lilley & Gillie. It is made of nickel or chrome plated brass & bound in brown leather. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. The scope has an extendable sun shade, and eye piece with sliding shutter. The scope is 17 ¼” in length when closed and 25 ¼” extended. The draw is engraved with manufacturer detail (illustrated In Image 2). The telescope has a leather lens protector cover secured to the frame by a leather strap and tab. The price for this quality telescope includes UK delivery. Sn 14501
£275.00

SOLD SOLD 13/9 WW2 1942 British & Canadian Military No. 25 MK 1 Extendable Trench Periscope By R.E.L. Canada With Original WD Marked Leather Case. Sn 14473 - 14473
This is an original WW2 dated extendable trench periscope. It is in excellent condition with fully functional optics. It measures 33” extended with a 16 ½” brass periscope tube painted green fitted with extension bar to which the lens is secured. The rear of the eyepiece is stamped with manufacturer detail 'R.E.L. Canada’ together with serial number ‘186-C’ , model designation ‘Periscope No.25 MK1’ and ‘1942’ date (illustrated). The bakelite eyepiece is adjustable for focus. It has a removable wood handle which is in similar excellent condition. There are no signs of damage or repair. These trench periscopes were used to peer over the parapet into 'No Man's Land' and keep watch for raiding parties. The periscope is complete with its original sturdy brown leather carry case which is lined with original cushioned purple velvet. The scope fits snugly into the case which has a full lid with leather retaining strap & buckle. The lid has original white paint number ‘3457’. The handle accessory is retained in a leather cup on the outside of the case which has its own retaining strap with buckle which keeps the handle securely fixed to the side of the case. The case also has a single belt loop and 2 small hanging loops stitched to the sides of the case with leather shoulder strap. The price for this cased WW2 dated extendable Trench periscope, rare to find with case includes UK delivery. Sn 14473
£0.00

WW1 1918 Dated British Brass ‘Donkey Ears’ B.O. Forward Observation / Trench Telescope Of 1915 With Original Brass & Wood Extendable Tripod. Sn 14458 - 14458
Original WW1 British Donkey Ears Telescope of 1915 with tripod used by British forces in forward observation / trench deployment . The heavy brass instrument has original enamel green finish with adjustable eyepieces. One of its 2 the Bakelite eye cups are absent. All optics are fully functional. The casing is fitted with leather covers secured by leather straps. The end of one strap has perished but could easily be repaired. The casing is crisply marked with model designation, optics information and 1918 date (illustrated in image 2). The instrument comes with its original brass and wood tripod which has adjustable legs. The metal legs have spiked ends and have original green enamel paint. A removable webbing strap secures the legs together for transport. The top of the tripod has the correct graduated brass turn table. The tripod stands 5’4” tall when fully extended. The binoculars are fitted to the tripod by a brass lug which slots into a hole in the instrument. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14458
£675.00

EXREMELY RARE, ORIGINAL WW2 1941 / 1942 Nazi German U Boat Turret Mounting Binoculars UDF 7 X 50 By Carl Zeiss, Jena (blc) For Surface Torpedo Aiming With Hinged Eye Cups & Filter Lever. OPT 832 - OPT 832
These are an extremely rare, original pair of pressurised German, UDF 7 X 50 Magnification, Kriegsmarine / U Boat Turret Binoculars in fully functioning condition. These binoculars were mounted to turrets of U-Boats for surface Torpedo aiming and observation. Watertight up to 30 atm, these binoculars are heavy brass construction. Our example has excellent optics with correct graticule with vertical line, retains its original grey paint and were made by blc, the Nazi wartime code for Carl Zeiss Jena which indicates manufacture between 1941 & 1942 (see page 388 of Seeger’s book Military Binoculars & Telescopes For Land Air & Sea Service’). The Binoculars are undamaged and have the correct hinged rubber eye cups. The body of the binoculars has the correct turn screw bar adjuster and filter lever marked ‘Hell’ & ‘Dunke’ with arrow. The lever works as it should but there appears to be no filter present. One shoulder of the binoculars is crisply marked 'U.D.F. 7 x 50 ' and bears the Nazi German War time manufacturer's code 'blc' together with serial number ‘295025’ (all illustrated). The price for this excellent set of U Boat Binoculars includes UK delivery. OPT 832
£3,250.00

LARGE, British WD Boer War & WW1 Era Leather Covered Brass Military Telescope By T. Cooke & Sons Ltd London & York With Original WD Brass & Oak Extendable Tripod. Sn 14431 - 14431
T. Cooke & Sons was an English instrument-making firm, headquartered in York. It was founded by Thomas Cooke by 1837. By 1855 Thomas Cooke had built a factory at Bishophill in York. The firm built the clock face on the Darlington clock tower. Following the death of Cooke in 1868, the business was continued by his sons. In 1914, a new factory was built in Bishophill. In 1915 Vickers acquired a controlling stake in the company.In 1922 Vickers merged it with Troughton & Simms to form Cooke, Troughton & Simms. In 1924 the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Vickers. This is a large original Boer War & WW1 era British War Department Telescope by T. Cooke & Sons. The heavy brass instrument is undamaged and retains its original leather covering which is stamped with WD arrow. It also has removable leather lens cover caps joined by leather straps with buckles and leather shoulder strap. One side of the telescope has a brass adjustment dial. All optics are fully functional and have recently been serviced and cleaned. The underside of the instrument has 2 screw thread bolts with screw caps for mounting to its tripod. Near to the eyepiece, the draw of the telescope is stamped with crisp manufacturer detail and WD arrow (illustrated in image 2). Fully extended the telescope measures 49 ½” length. The instrument comes with its original brass and Oak tripod which has adjustable legs. The brass legs have spiked ends and have original green paint. The top of the tripod has the correct blackened brass mounting bracket with correct screw holes for the instrument’s screw bolts which fit perfectly. The mounting bracket is stamped with WD arrow and struck out number (illustrated in image 2). The tripod stands 53 ½” tall when fully extended. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14431
£895.00
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