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**BEST QUALITY**BLANK FIRING, Post 1962, Armi Jager Colt Model 1873 Peacemaker Single Action .38 'Blank' Calibre 6 Shot Revolver. MISC 874 - MISC 874
The Colt M1873 Single Action Army/ Peacemaker was a single action revolver designed for the U.S. Government by Colt. The revolvers were adopted as the U.S. Army standard military service revolver until 1892 and were favoured by Early Law Enforcement Officers. The iconic 'Peacemaker' design lives on today in the form of Firearms quality weapons and blank firers by Italian manufacturer's such as Armando Piscetta and his Loano company Armi Jager. Jager started building their Peacemakers in 1962. This firearms grade, quality, Jager .38 calibre blank firing example of the Model 1873 Colt Peacemaker is in excellent condition. The pistol has a 5 ½” factory blued steel barrel (downward vented) and measures 11" overall. The barrel is signed ‘Armi Jager Ital’ and the action frame is numbered 1560. It has a colour case hardened action frame and side gate, blued cylinder and has an external hammer. It has a brass grip frame and trigger guard. The pistol has an Italian Walnut grip & It loads, cocks and fires correctly in single action only. It has a blade fore sight, groove top of the action rear sight and captive sprung ejector rod. The price for this impressive revolver includes UK delivery. NB As a blank firing replica of an antique revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK. MISC 874

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 23/03) **1949 YANGTSE INCIDENT & MOVIE CONNECTIONS**British Royal Navy Brass Gun Tampion / Tompion Of The HMS Amethyst Mounted On Wooden Plaque For Display. MISC 870 - MISC 870
HMS Amethyst was a modified Black Swan-class sloop of the Royal Navy. She was laid down by Alexander Stephen and Sons of Linthouse, Govan, Scotland on 25 March 1942, launched on 7 May 1943 and commissioned on 2 November 1943, with the pennant number U16. After seeing action in the Second World War she was modified and redesignated as a frigate, and renumbered F116. The Amethyst Incident, also known as the Yangtze Incident, was a historic event which involved the Royal Navy ships HMS Amethyst, HMS Consort, HMS London, and HMS Black Swan on the Yangtze River for three months during the Chinese Civil War in the summer of 1949. On 20 April 1949, Amethyst was on her way from Shanghai to Nanking (now Nanjing) when she was fired upon by the People's Liberation Army, known as the Amethyst Incident. Amethyst was trapped in China until 30 July 1949, when she escaped under cover of darkness. The iconic 1957 film Yangtse Incident: The Story of HMS Amethyst, starred Richard Todd as Lieutenant-Commander John Simon Kerans in which he Captain’s H.M.S. Amethyst through shot and shell from the Communist Chinese, and eventually wins home to freedom down the River Yangtze (an image of a period poster advertising the movie is reproduced in image 2). For the movie Amethyst was brought out of reserve to play herself & was scrapped shortly after the filming was finished (an original Newspaper photo of HMS Amethyst titled ‘The Battered Amethyst Returns’ at sea returning home after the incident is reproduced in image 1). A tampion or tompion (in the Royal Navy) is a plug, or a metal, canvas, rubber, or plastic cover, for the muzzle of a gun or mortar. Tampions can be found on both land-based artillery and naval guns. Naval tompions have developed into works of art (an original photo of Naval Mortars with tompions attached is reproduced in image 1). This is an original brass Naval gun tompion of HMS Amethyst mounted on a wooden plague. The brass tompion with wooden plaque measures 9 ½” x 7 ½”x 1 ½” and weighs 2.140 Kg. The cast brass has a crown atop a rope edged roundel with winged Naval anchor to the centre and bar with Ship’s name ‘Amethyst’. The tompion is secured to the plaque by brass screws to the rear of the plaque. The top rear of the wood has a reinforcing brass plate nailed to it. The price for this tompion with connections to a famous Royal Navy battleship, a notorious diplomatic incident and iconic Movie includes UK delivery. MISC 870

*Scarce* WWII 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.

WW1 Era British Officers Brown Leather Covered Swagger / Riding Crop With Brass Mounts Embossed With Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) Regimental Badge & Crest. Sn 20526 - 20526
The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) is the oldest regiment in the British Army with a long history of tradition and excellence. HAC soldiers take great pride in their ability to switch quickly and seamlessly between serving their country on operations and performing ceremonial duties in the City of London. This is an excellent British HAC leather covered swagger / riding crop. The crop measures 31” overall including its flexible plaited leather shaft with leather crop loop. The crop has a brass cap embossed on one side with the Regimental badge of the HAC and the reverse embossed with HAC crest and motto. The brass ferrule of the handle is inscribed ‘steel lined’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20526

*Brand New Boxed* c1990 Apollo Gold Star Telescopic Sight ‘4-16x50 AO’. MISC 868. - MISC 868
A brand new boxed Apollo Gold Star scope form GMK. Circa late 80s early 90s these scopes according to an article in Air Gun World magazine are ‘For the shooter who demands exceptional quality we present the Apollo Gold Star range’. Brand new and never been fitted in its original box and packaging this scope would be a great addition to any rifle from a similar era. Well weighted with impressive ‘4-16x50’ anti-glare, Nitrogen filled, Water/fog proof, Parallax Corrected. Duplex reticle precision coated lenses with original caps included. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 868.

C1886-1941 Original Spanish Officers Gilt ‘Gorgets’ from the Reign of King Alfonso XIII. MISC 866. - MISC 866 / 20492
During the 18th and early 19th centuries, crescent-shaped gilt gorgets were worn by officers in most European armies, as a badge of rank and an indication that they were on duty. These last survivals of armour were much smaller (usually about three to four inches in width) than their Medieval predecessors and were suspended by chains or ribbons. In the British service they carried the Royal coat of arms until 1796 and thereafter the Royal Cypher. Alfonso XIII -17 May 1886 – 28 February 1941), also known as El Africano or the African, was King of Spain from 17 May 1886 to 14 April 1931, when the Second Spanish Republic was proclaimed. He was a monarch from birth as his father, Alfonso XII, had died the previous year. Alfonso's mother, Maria Christina of Austria, served as regent until he assumed full powers on his sixteenth birthday in 1902. 11 ½ cm at their widest point and 4 cm at their curve with the original gold/brass coloured twisted wire with end buttons *one absent* and cloth backing. Mounted onto the gorgets are raised crown emblems over ‘XIII’ beneath an ‘A’ (Alfonso). A very nice pair of gorgets from the reign of King Alfonso XIII of Spain. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 866. (Top of Drawers)

U.S. ‘Combat Command C’ AKA ‘Hell On Wheels’ Wooden Plaque Dated 1956 with 29 Unit Badges. MISC 865. - MISC 865 / 20493
When the 3d Armoured Division was activated in 1941, and again in 1955, the division was organised into three Combat Commands designated by letter from A to C. Each Combat Command was constituted of a mixture of the armour, infantry, and artillery units of the division to constitute a self-sufficient fighting unit. In 1963, the US Army reorganised the Armoured Divisions (ROAD) converting the Combat Commands into Brigades designated by number from 1 to 3. Each brigade had its own Headquarters and Headquarters Company which served as the home for its cadre. The Division maintained this structure until it was deactivated in 1992. There were many nicknames given to the Combat Commands and Brigades over the years. The concept of the combat command was developed by General Adna Chaffee during the 1930s. Chaffee's concept envisaged combined arms mechanized units with no formal structure. When the first U.S. armoured divisions were organised a few years later, Chaffee's concepts for the combat command were incorporated into the divisional structure. The combat command was a flexible organisation that did not have dedicated battalions. Instead, tank, armoured infantry, and armoured field artillery battalions, as well as smaller units of tank destroyers, engineers, and mechanised cavalry were assigned as needed in order to accomplish any given mission. During U.S. Army reorganisation in the 1960s, the term combat command fell out of favour and was replaced by the designation brigade. While flexible, this task-force organisation lacked the high cohesion characteristic of traditional regiments that always kept the same group of battalions together. The organisation of the combat command contrasted with that of the infantry, who employed reinforced infantry regiments with permanently assigned infantry battalions. This type of infantry organisation was called a team. Use of combat commands was first specified in Armoured Force Tentative Table of Organisation A, for armoured divisions, dated December 22, 1941. The initial organisation envisioned two combat command headquarters at the disposal of the armoured division. The combat command headquarters themselves were small, fielding only five light tanks and 56 men. Revisions to this structure in 1943 resulted in a headquarters of three light tanks and 99 men. The 1943 structure also allowed for three combat command headquarters in an armoured division. Within the armoured division, the combat commands were named "A", "B", and later, "R" (for Reserve). Thus, historical accounts of U.S. armoured divisions of this period refer to "Combat Command B" or "CCB" and so forth. During the latter stages of World War II in Europe, armoured divisions tended to fight with CCA and CCB, while moving worn-out battalions into CCR for rest and refit, though this was not always the case. In 1954, CCR was re-designated "Combat Command C" (CCC).The combat command proved to be the forerunner of modern U.S. Army organisational structure for divisions. In the early 1960s, divisions were restructured as part of the Reorganisation Objective Army Division (ROAD), in which all divisions, including infantry, were organized with three brigades which also did not have dedicated battalions and could be assigned as many battalions as needed for a mission. With the transition to ROAD divisions, the term combat command was no longer employed by the U.S. Army. 43 ½ cm high and 37 ½ cm wide this hardwood plaque has a central plate with ‘COMBAT COMMAND ‘B’ APRIL 1956 MAY’ surrounded by a wreath adorned with 7 enamel unit badges along with 10 more badges, a number ‘2’ all within a brass triangle. The commands nickname is below ‘HELL ON WHEELS’. The plaque is decorated with some of the units that made up the command including: 11 Airborne Division recon Cor, 1452nd Armed Signal Cor, 9th Infantry Division Recon Cor, 14th Armoured Cavalry, 4th Medical Battalion and the 32nd Sign Cor amongst many more. This is a real piece of history that demands further investigation. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 865.

Swiss Victorinox E79 Type Swiss Army Knife Large Electric Powered Moving Shop Advertising Display. Sn 19614 - Sn 19614
This is an impressively large, original Victorinox E79 type Swiss army knife shop advertising display a tapered square display stand. The displays were made in Switzerland usually as a limited edition for selected Victorinox dealers in the second half of the 20th century, each having its serial number stamped into the base. The display measures approximately 33 inches tall and has 5 moving blades consisting of a large blade, a small blade, scissors, a can opener with a screwdriver, a bottle opener with a screwdriver. The awl is fixed in position.. The maximum width of the display is 23 inches. The knife display is made mainly from plastic with chrome plated blades and a painted body. The knife sits on a chrome round boss on top of a gold coloured tapered square base which has ‘Made in Switzerland VICTORINOX The original Swiss Army Knife’ on the front face. The base of the display has the makers identification label attached to the bottom together with the serial number 003032. The display is powered by a 240 volt plug which when plugged into the mains electricity powers 5 of the blades in a moving display. The awl is fixed and does not move. The motor mechanism works fine and all moving parts are working. The faceplate of the knife is the usual red with the Victorinox trade mark on it in silver. The price for this impressive display includes U.K. delivery. Sn 19614

WW2 1942 King’s Crown Air Ministry & WD Marked Nickel Plated Brass RAF Airfield Scramble Bell By ‘ST’. Sn 20085 - 20085
This is an original, WW2 RAF Air Field Scramble Bell With original Striker. The bell is 10 ¾” tall and the bell mouth is 10 ½” diameter. It is complete with original iron striker fitted with plaited rope cord and works perfectly with a loud deep resonance. There is a wear ring on the inside of the bell which corresponds to the point of contact with the striker. The top of the bell has the correct Crown shape. The crown has WD arrow mark and manufacturer mark ‘ST’. The body of the bell is crisply marked with 'King’s Crown' above 'A.M.' (Air Ministry) & dated '1942'. The nickel finish has areas of wear and the body has many small dings all consistent with age and use. This impressive bell including striker weighs 12.5 Kg. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20085

Collection Of 1980 Summer Olympic Games 1980 At Moscow Enamelled Badges & Pins. Sn - 20350
The Summer Olympic Games are held every 4 years in different countries. This is a comprehensive collection of enamelled badges and pins from the Summer Olympic Game held in Moscow in 1980 that were officially called the Games of the XXII Olympiad. The badges and pins were collected and framed by Keith Sanderson. This impressive collection comprises of approximately 305 items, professionally mounted in a glazed frame. The badges illustrate various Russian mementoes and aspects of the sports at the games. The frame measures approximately 32 inches by 26 inches. This is a nice display of the 1980 Olympic Games mementoes. The price includes U.K. Delivery. Sn 20350
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