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SOLD SOLD SOLD Victorian British Military Martini Henry .577x450 Short Rifle Converted To .303 Calibre For Boer War / WW1 Training. D 1444 - D 1444
This is a very good original Martini Henry .577x450 short rifle made some time in the Victorian era and later converted to .303 Calibre. These weapons were used by the British War Dept as Training rifles for new recruits in the Boer War and WW1 eras. Deactivated to new EU specification the barrel has been blocked but the cocking and firing action works perfectly. It has all original wood. The metal retains its original finish and the metal work has various small inspection marks. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up rear sight, original cleaning rod, sling swivels and bayonet slide. The price includes deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1444

RARE, MATCHING ARSENAL MARKS, WW2 Imperial Japanese Army 6.5mm Calibre Kokura Arsenal Arisaka Rifle With Imperial Chrysanthemum ‘Mon’ Insignia, Model 1897 Type 30 Kokura Marked Sword Bayonet Scabbard. Sn 13829 - 13829
The Arisaka Rifle was designed by Colonel Nariakira Arisaka 1852–1915. The Arisaka bolt-action rifle was used heavily everywhere the Imperial Japanese Army fought. This is a good Arisaka Bolt action Rifle in 6.5x50mm Calibre. It has all original woodwork which has the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, bayonet lug, sling swivels and steel butt plate. At the end of WW2, one of the final standing orders of the Imperial Army was to file off the Emperor's family Chrysanthemum insignia, or 'Mon', from each of the rifles, thereby preventing the dishonour of surrendering the symbol. This rifle is one of the few to survive with the Chrysanthemum 'mon' insignia which is crisply stamped on the breech housing. The left side of the breech has Japanese Kokura and other arsenal inspection marks. The weapon strips, cocks and dry fires. The weapon comes with an original WW2 Japanese Arisaka Type 30, Model 1897 Sword Bayonet. The bayonet has a steel pommel stamped and steel cross guard with hook quillon and small muzzle ring. Its 15 ¾” single edged, steel fullered blade is undamaged and it has a Kokura Arsenal mark at the ricasso. The bayonet’s slab wood grips have knocks and bruises to be expected but are totally secure. It has its original metal scabbard with strap bar at the throat. The scabbard is undamaged with even patina. The price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 13829

Post WW2 1952 British India Arsenal No.1 MK III* .303 Calibre SMLE Rifle & Sling. D 1443 - D 1443
A very good India Arsenal SMLE No.1 Mk III* .303 calibre rifle. It has all original wood stock. It has clear date and manufacturer's stamps and 1952 date at the grip strap (illustrated). The rifle has its original high wing front sight and rear sight arrangement with wing protectors. It has a brass butt plate with trap, bayonet lug & bridge for clip loading. The rifle deactivated to new EU specification cocks and dry fires & the magazine can be removed. It is complete with original webbing sling. Price includes UK delivery and deactivation certificate. D 1443

RARE, VERY EARLY OLD SPEC, Cold War 1975, Russian Izhevsk Arsenal Simonov SKS-45 7.62 x 39 mm M1943 Semi Automatic Carbine With Folding Bayonet. Sn 13624:8 - 13624:8
This is an excellent Russian Simonov SKS-45 7.62 x 39mm, Semi Automatic carbine. These rifles were designed by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov. Production of this model commenced in 1946. The weapons were widely used throughout the Communist block and China. It is 40 inches overall length and has a 10 round box magazine. Its all original wood work is excellent and it has the correct folding bayonet, steel butt plate with trap, sling swivel, sling bar, shrouded fore sight and adjustable rear sight. The left side of the breech has the triangle with arrow Russian Izhevsk arsenal mark and serial number ‘CK6912N’ together with ‘/75’ (1975 date). This example was deactivated to old spec in 1987 & strips, cocks and dry fires. These are rare weapons in old specification. Price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 13624:8

VERY EARLY OLD SPEC, 1973 To Present, Military & Police USA Sturm Ruger Mini-14 .223 Calibre Semi Automatic Carbine. Sn 13624:7 - 13624:7
Produced by the American Arms manufacturer Sturm Ruger the semi Automatic Ruger Mini-14 is a lightweight carbine which was favoured by U.S and British Law Enforcement agencies in the 1970's and 1980's. The weapons are still in production today. This example is chambered for the .223 Remington cartridge. This weapon was deactivated to old specification in 1990. The weapon Strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. The carbine measures 39" overall and has a 18" barrel. The left side of the frame is stamped with the Sturm Ruger Legend and address together with number '182-49047'. The top of the breech housing behind the rear sight is stamped 'Ruger Mini-14 Cal.223'. The wood stock has no damage and is all original. It is complete with, blade foresight, aperture rear sight, steel butt plate and sling swivels. Price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 13624:7

Pre WW1 1905 Imperial German Mauser G98 7.92mm Calibre Infantry Rifle By Deutsche Waffen Und Munitions Fabriken Berlin With WW1 1917 Butcher Bayonet By Eickhorn Solingen & Scabbard. Sn 13497 - 13497
This is a very good pre WW1 dated Imperial German Army G 98 rifle. It has all original woodwork and metalwork with steel butt plate. The all original stock has the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The stock is impressed with Imperial German marks and void metal disc. The breech housing is stamped ‘Deutsche Waffen Und Munitions Fabriken Berlin’ & dated '1905'. The side of the housing is stamped with model detail 'G.E.W 98' (Gewehr 1898) and with inspection marks. The weapon has matching numbers '7287' on the barrel and breech. The bolt is numbered ‘2096’. It has block & blade foresight and adjustable rear sight. The Rifle is complete with cleaning rod & sling swivels. It strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. Also included is an original, WW1 Imperial German G98 Butcher Bayonet and Scabbard. The 14 ½” single edged blade with fuller which widens towards the point has staining consistent with age but no rust. The ricasso is crisply stamped by the manufacturer 'Carl Eickhorn Solingen'. The back of the blade is stamped 'Crown W' & dated '17' (1917). The bayonet has a steel swept quillon, correct 9 groove dark wood grips and steel pommel with press button release catch which works as it should. It is complete with original steel scabbard. The scabbard has even patina and no dents. The price includes UK delivery and deactivation certificate. Sn 13497

SOLD SOLD SOLD VERY RARE, ONE OF 10,000 British 1920 BSA Co Siamese Contract MK III* .303 Calibre SMLE Rifle & Sling. Sn 13109 - 13109
In 1920 BSA Supplied Siam with a contract of 10,000 SMLE rifles and Bayonets (see British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton, page 381). These BSA Co MK III* SMLE Siamese contract rifle is very rare. The rifle has all original woodwork throughout and has the Siamese Wild Tiger Corps emblem 'Tiger's Head' and Siamese script markings on the left side of the stock strap. The right side is crisply stamped 'BSA Co'. It is complete with, sight protector wings and stripper clip loading bridge. The top of the breech has the BSA piled arms trademark. It also has a brass butt plate with trap and original webbing sling. The stock is fitted with a void brass disc. The rifle strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. Price includes UK delivery and deactivation certificate. Sn 13109. NB A BRITISH 1907 PATTERN SIAMESE CONTRACT BAYONET IS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY ON THIS WEB SITE.

SOLD...SOLD...SOLD...Cold War Era Soviet M-57 44mm Anti Tank Rocket launcher. D 1437 - D 1437
The Soviet M-57 "hand-held antitank rocket launcher" was a cold war era man-portable, shoulder-fired anti-tank weapon designed in the Soviet Union and is a variant of the Soviet RPG. The M-57 reputedly offered better range and armour penetration, making it useful against post-WWII tanks where the RPG was of marginal use. This is an excellent original example of the Soviet M-57 Rocket launcher . It has a pinned hollow tube and moving trigger. It retains its original green paint and is complete with folding bi pod with spiked feet, flip up sight and ribbed pistol grip. The tube is stamped with serial number (illustrated) and has other small parts numbers. It has fixed sling bars and measures 39” overall length. Price includes deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1437

MINT, Sharps Breech Loading .54 Calibre Percussion 'Buffalo' Rifle By Pedersoli. Sn 10226. - 10226
The Sharps was one of the best known breech loading guns made by the Union during the American Civil War. Designed by Christian Sharps it featured a vertical sliding block at the breech end of the barrel. The sliding breechblock allowed the Sharps to be loaded from the back end instead of from the muzzle before the invention of metallic cartridges. The Sharps could be loaded with either a loose bullet and blackpowder, or with paper cartridges. The weapons were popular with the military and Buffalo Hunters. The iconic weapon lives on today in the form of quality Firearms made by the Italian manufacturer Pedersoli. This near mint, deactivated example has lovely wood and metal work throughout with a case hardened action, correct sliding block, double trigger feature and heavy Dolphin hammer. The neck and fore stock have chequered panels. The woodwork is unblemished apart from 1 minor 5mm diameter scuff to the right side of the fore stock near to the breech consistent with use. The mark is only visible on close inspection. It can be stripped, cocked and dry fired. This rifle has a 31 1/2" browned octagonal barrel (49" overall) and is fitted with front blade sight, rear flip up ladder sight. It has a steel butt plate. The weapon has several manufacturer's inspection marks and the underside of the barrel is crisply marked ' SH12326 Pedersoli- Italy Cal. 54 Black Powder Only'. Price includes deactivation certificate & UK delivery. Sn 10226

German G-88 Commission Rifle. D 862 - D 862
The Gewehr 88 (commonly called the Model 1888 Commission Rifle) was a late 19th century German bolt-action rifle, adopted in 1888. Unlike many of the rifles before and after, it was not developed by Mauser but the Arms Commission, and Mauser was one of the few major arms manufacturers in Germany that did not produce Gewehr 88s. This rifle has got a back sight with Turkish numerals and was no doubt a German issued weapon used by the Turks possibly at Gallipoli and Salonika. Excellent woodwork with Imperial German stamps on the butt. Cocks and dry fires. price includes UK delivery and 2000 deactivation certificate. D 862
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