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Very Rare, American Civil War, .50 Bore Warner 1864 Patent Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine By Greene Rifle Works With Unique Slide Extractor Feature, Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15250 - 15250
The Warner Carbine is a fine example of the many styles of innovative, breech loading, metallic cartridge arms that were procured in relatively small numbers by the US Ordnance Department during the American Civil War. The Warner Carbine was the brainchild of James Warner of Springfield, MA. Warner had a long history of employment in the firearms industry, and had at one time worked at Eli Whitney’s factory in Whitneyville, Connecticut, where he was involved with the production of the Walker pattern Colt revolvers that Whitney produced for Colt. He subsequently went to work for the newly formed Springfield Arms Manufacturing Company of Springfield, MA. Warner served as factory superintendent and sale agent for the company and contributed his designs in the form of several percussion revolving rifles. Springfield Arms Company also produced several models of percussion revolvers in a variety of calibres, some with manually revolved cylinders and some with self-rotating, single action lock mechanisms. In 1864 Warner received two patents related to his newly designed carbine; around Christmas 1864 they were initially issued to the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry and 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry for use in the Civil War. The carbine was a single shot, breech loading, metallic cartridge carbine. This scarce American Civil War Warner Carbine was manufactured by the Greene Rifle Works Worcester Mass USA. The carbine has a pinched blade front sight and a single leaf rear sight. The left side of the barrel and breech have proofs. The left side of the frame has a saddle bar and is marked "GREENE RIFLE WORKS WORCESTER, MASS.PAT'D. 1864". The serial number '11178' is located on the inside of the receiver. It's unique manual slide extractor is located on the underside of the fore stock and functions as it should. The weapon's brass frame and butt plate together with hinged breech block opened by operation of a knurled sliding thumb catch are all excellent and undamaged. It's loading & firing action work (the original main spring is now weak as is common with weapons of this age but operates correctly). It has a 20" round barrel (37" overall). The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The weapon's wood stock with chequered panels is excellent with just the bumps & bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age. The weapon has its original steel saddle bar & ring. The price for this rare Civil War 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 15250
£1,950.00

Victorian Era British 1827 Pattern Royal Navy Officer’s Sword With Etched Panels & Gilt Brass Basket Hilt By Bilney & Ashdown Portsea & Scabbard. Sn 15246 - 15246
The year 1827 brought about a radical change in the design of British Naval Officer’s swords. The Napoleonic stirrup hilt was replaced with a solid gilt brass half basket hilt based on the 1822 pattern Infantry Officer’s sword (see page 247 of World Swords by Withers). This is an excellent example of the 1827 pattern British Royal Navy Officer’s Sword and Scabbard. The Sword has a single edged blade with fullers which is 31” in length (36 ½” overall). The blade has just areas of light staining consistent with age and crisply etched with foliate panels on both sides and Queen Victoria crown above Naval fouled anchor on one side. The riccaso is marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Bilney & Ashdown, Lion Terrace, Portsea’. The reverse has the ordnance acceptance proof star and inlaid ‘proof’ roundel. It has the correct gilt brass lions head with mane pommel and grip strap & half basket knuckle guard with the Royal Navy Queen Victoria Crown and fouled anchor motif. One side of the guard has a small hinged folding langet which, when folded flat fastens to a pin on the throat mount of its scabbard and holds the sword securely in place. The sword’s fish skin grip with wire binding is undamaged. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard which has gilt brass mounts and 2 hanging rings. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15246
£575.00

AS FOUND, UN-MESSED WITH, WW2 Era Nazi German Kriegsmarine Dagger With Etched & Blued Blade By Eickhorn Solingen With Part Of Its Original Officer’s Cord & Scabbard With Original Hanger Strap. Sn 15295 - 15295
An original, German Kriegsmarine Dagger & Scabbard in as found un-messed with condition. The Dagger has a clean 10” long dagger blade, etched & blued on both sides with marine fouled Anchors together with scroll work panels. The ricasso is crisply marked with the makers name and squirrel Logo 'Original Eickhorn Solingen'. It has the distinctive Kriegsmarine 'Eagle Pommel, ornate cross guard with scabbard retaining button that works as it should and correct Ivory hue resin grip with wire binding which is tight and secure. The hilt is bound with part of an original Officer’s cord which has surface wear. It is complete with original scabbard which is decorated with a 'hammered' and etched design. The scabbard has 2 hanging ring mounts with Oak leaf decoration. The mounts are fitted with original hanging rings. Accompanying this piece is its original hanger strap with which it was found. The velvet backed strap has its original Lion’s head bosses buckle and 2 hanging hooks. One hook is absent its sprung prong, the other has the prong present but the spring mechanism does not function. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15295
£695.00

WW1 Era British 1895/ 1897 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched & Blued Panels Blade To G. Summer, The Royal Engineers, George V King’s Crown Royal Cypher, Scabbard With Leather Covered Field Scabbard & Sam Browne Pattern Leather Frog. Sn 6376 - 6376
This is a very good, original, 1895/97 Pattern British Infantry Officers Sword. These swords were a great improvement on previous patterns with better protection to the hand through its ¾ basket hilt (see page 179 of World Swords by Withers). The Sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with partial fullers (38 ¾” overall). The blade has light staining to be expected with age. There are no manufacturer marks visible on this sword. The ricasso has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid ‘proof’ roundel. Both sides of the blade have etched & blued foliate panels, one side featuring the Kings Crown, Heraldic Arms and Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex). The reverse with heraldic arms together with Royal Engineers badge. The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct ¾ bowl guard voided with foliate design and George V ’Kings Crown GR V’. The guard is contemporaneously inscribed ‘G. Summer’ no doubt the Royal Engineer’s Officer who commissioned this sword. It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. The sword has its brown leather covered wood scabbard which has a German Silver throat mount. The scabbard is fitted with an original Sam Browne pattern brown leather frog with straps, brass stud and buckles. All leather and stitching of the scabbard and frog are intact. The price for this sword worthy of further research regarding the named Royal Engineers Officer includes UK delivery. Sn 6376
£375.00

MINT, British Coldstream Guards, Guardsman's Bearskin By Hobsons London With Red Plume, Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 15304 - 15304
The Coldstream Guards are one of the 5 Foot Guards Regiments in the British Army Household Division - the personal troops of Her Majesty the Queen. Formed in 1650 as part of the New Model Army during the English Civil War, the Coldstream Guards swore allegiance to King Charles II in 1660 and has guarded the country's monarchs since. The Regiment’s anniversary is 23rd April (St George’s Day). The Regiment has fought in every major conflict involving British troops since their creation. Their Uniform includes a prominent Red plume on the right side of their bearskin headwear (each of the Foot Guards Regiments i.e. Grenadier, Scots, Welsh, Irish & Coldstream are identified by different coloured plumes (except Scots who wear no plume) & different button, collar and shoulder badge designs / configurations). This is a near mint, original Guardsman's Bearskin of The Coldstream Guards. Its deep pile black fur body is in superb clean condition. The right side is fitted with the correct Red plume of the Coldstream Guards. The Bearskin is complete with its original internal wicker basket frame, black sweatband / liner and leather backed graduated brass link chin chain. The liner has a nice trade label ‘Hobsons (London) The Uniform Specialists’. The bearskin is approx UK size 6 1/2. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15304 (NB A Coldstream Guards Grey Winter Coat & Coldstream Guards Red Tunic Both In Similar Excellent Condition Are Available Separately On Our Website)
£745.00

MINT British Coldstream Guards Sergeant’s Red Dress Tunic. Sn 15305 - 15305
The Coldstream Guards are one of the 5 Foot Guards Regiments in the British Army Household Division - the personal troops of Her Majesty the Queen. Formed in 1650 as part of the New Model Army during the English Civil War, the Coldstream Guards swore allegiance to King Charles II in 1660 and has guarded the country's monarchs since. The Regiment’s anniversary is 23rd April (St George’s Day). The Regiment has fought in every major conflict involving British troops since their creation. Their Uniform includes a prominent Red plume on the right side of their bearskin headwear (each of the Foot Guards Regiments i.e. Grenadier, Scots, Welsh, Irish & Coldstream are identified by different coloured plumes (except Scots who wear no plume) & different button, collar and shoulder badge designs / configurations. This current issue Coldstream Guards Sergeants Red Dress Tunic is in near mint condition. The vivid red tunic has has the correct Guards buttons correctly spaced in pairs for the Coldstream Guards. The Epaulettes carry the correct embroidered Coldstream Guards White Roses and the collar with hooks has the correct embroidered Garter Stars. All of the tunic’s Guards gilt metal Garter Star buttons are present and marked on the back by the manufacturer ‘Firmin’. The tunic also has the correct red plastic button at the waist to allow wearing of a belt and brass belt hooks. The rear of the tunic and cuffs have all of their Regimental buttons and piped detail. The right sleeve has the correct Sgts tapes. The cream quilted lining is undamaged and has just light areas of staining consistent with parade use. The lining has a clean printed label with size and stores codes (all illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15305 (NB A Coldstream Guards Grey Winter Coat & Coldstream Guards Bearskin Both In Similar Excellent Condition Are Available Separately On Our Website)
£375.00

British Coldstream Guards Sergeant’s Grey Winter Great Coat. U 127 - U 127
The Coldstream Guards are one of the 5 Foot Guards Regiments in the British Army Household Division - the personal troops of Her Majesty the Queen. Formed in 1650 as part of the New Model Army during the English Civil War, the Coldstream Guards swore allegiance to King Charles II in 1660 and has guarded the country's monarchs since. The Regiment’s anniversary is 23rd April (St George’s Day). The Regiment has fought in every major conflict involving British troops since their creation. Their Uniform includes a prominent Red plume on the right side of their bearskin headwear (each of the Foot Guards Regiments i.e. Grenadier, Scots, Welsh, Irish & Coldstream are identified by different coloured plumes (except Scots who wear no plume) & different button, collar and shoulder badge designs / configurations. This current issue Coldstream Guards Sergeants Grey Winter Great Coat is in excellent condition. The heavy grey serge material has all of the correct gilt metal Guards garter star buttons on the body and epaulettes. The coat has 2 large flap pockets and reinforced panels at the shoulders. The large collar has the correct hooks and the rear has the correct pleats. The sleeves have the correct large cuffs. The right sleeve has the correct Sgts red and black cloth patch chevron insignia. The green material lining is clean and has just small areas of service wear consistent with parade use and has the correct integral grey serge belts. The lining has a hanging loop and clean printed label with size and stores codes (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. U 127 (NB A Coldstream Guards Red Tunic & Coldstream Guards Bearskin Both In Similar Excellent Condition Are Available Separately On Our Website)
£250.00

SOLD SOLD (01/05) Inert Unfired Original WW2 American Pineapple Mk 2 High Explosive Hand Grenade With M1 Booby Trap Switch. O 1333 - O 1333
This is an inert unfired original WW2 American Pineapple Mk 2 Booby Trap high explosive hand grenade first adopted in 1918 and used throughout the Second World War. This example has a segmented cast iron body with the letter S within an oval on a segment. The grenade retains traces of yellow paint overlaid with traces of green paint. This was done after 1942 when the American colour for high explosive hand grenades was changed from yellow to dark green. The grenade is complete with its M1 booby trap fuse which retains much of its original green paint. The fuse has its original circular ring for attaching a trip wire and its split safety pin. There is also a lanyard pin for securing the fuse in a booby trap. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this inert drill bomblet in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. O 1333
£0.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. Post World War 2 American M2 Fragmentation Hand Grenade. O 1334 - O 1334
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is an inert unfired original Post WW2 American Pineapple Mk 2 high explosive hand grenade first adopted in 1918 and used throughout the Second World War and later. This example has a green painted segmented cast iron body with an alloy fuse and a pressed steel fly handle. The grenade is complete with its safety pin and ring. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this inert grenade in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. There are 2 grenades are available. O 1334
£125.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. German WW1 Model of 1915 German (Large) Diskushandgranate (disc grenade). O 1335 - O 1335
INERT DEACTIVATED This is an original WW1 German Model of 1915 Diskushandgranate (Large) (Disc grenade). This grenade was also known by the nickname ' Oyster Grenade' for obvious reasons, they were intended to be used like skimming stones across water from trenches and bomb craters in 'No Man's Land.' The oyster is an assault grenade, in that they could be used by an attacker and thrown sufficient distance so that the blast effect and shrapnel caused by the thin steel casing would not be a danger to the person throwing it. This grenade is 4.5 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. The grenade contained 6 channels each containing a detonator so that whichever one came in contact with a hard surface caused the grenade to explode, an early ' all ways' fusing system. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this grenade in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. O 1335
£245.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. WW2 (1940 Dated) Yugoslavian M38 Offensive Hand Grenade. O 1336 - O 1336
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a scarce inert WW2 Yugoslavian M35 Defensive Hand Grenade dated 1940. The grenade has a two piece pressed steel body and has a nicely stamped brass screw top with M 38 49 over 40 and a left hand arrow, designating the unscrewing of the cap to fuse the grenade . Under the cap is the alloy percussion primer assembly followed by a thin steel washer. This is a typical grenade used by partisans during WW2. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this inert grenade in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. O 1336
£245.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. British 51mm Drill HE (High Explosive) Mortar For The L9A1 Mortar. O 1337 - O 1337
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a British Drill 51mm high explosive mortar bomb used by the British Army from 1980 until about 2007. The 51mm mortar replaced the old 2 inch mortar in army service. The mortar retains most of its original blue and white finish and is stencilled in white on the body 51mmM DRILL RO 02-01A1 GD 99. The drill M935 drill point detonating fuse is stencilled in white DRILL FUSE 03-01A1 REP M935 GWM . The fuse retains its original small ring-pull safety pin on the side of the fuse. The body of the mortar is stamped 324-503112. The mortar is complete with its obturating ring under the nose fuse. The drill firing cartridge is stamped DRILL. The 51mm mortar was replaced in service by the 60mm mortar. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this inert mortar in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. O 1337
£175.00
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