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SOLD SOLD (28/06) QUALITY, 1840- 1863 G. Ling, Jermyn Street, London, 4 Bore Percussion Muzzle Loading Double Barrel Wildfowling Shot Gun With Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 15501 - 15501
William Ling (born 1793) was an English London based gunsmith recorded at a number of London addresses between 1820 and 1863. He is recorded as working at Jermyn Street between 1840 & 1863. This is a quality made percussion wildfowling gun by G.Ling Jermyn Street most likely a son of William. It is 4 bore and has a 31” round, browned, steel barrels set side by side with central barrel rib (47 ¾” overall length). The gun is impressive and as you would expect is substantially built. It weighs 12lb / 5.44Kg unloaded weight. The smooth bores of each barrel have just light staining consistent with age & use. It has all original undamaged walnut furniture . The top of the wrist is inlaid with void silver escutcheon. The metal work has best quality tooled foliate decoration. It has a steel butt plate. The action plate is signed ‘G.Ling’ amongst foliate decoration. The barrel rib is crisply signed ‘Ling Jermyn St London’. It has heavy steel dolphin hammers. The barrel has a small brass bead foresight. The piece is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. Its cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. Sn 15501

SOLD SOLD (30/06) ILLUSTRATED IN THE MAGAZINE CLASSIC ARMS & MILITARIA** EXTREMELY RARE** Original C1830 British 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers Officer’s Full Dress 1822 Pattern Mameluke Light Cavalry Sabre With Etched Blade, Antique Ivory Hilt & Scabbard. - 15297
The 9th Queen's Royal Lancers was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army, first raised in 1715. It saw service for three centuries, including the First and Second World Wars. The Regiment survived the immediate post-war reduction in forces, but was amalgamated with the 12th Royal Lancers to form the 9th/12th Royal Lancers in 1960. The Regiment was formed by Major-General Owen Wynne as Owen Wynne's Regiment of Dragoons in Bedford in 1715 as part of the response to the Jacobite rising. The Regiment's first action was to attack the Jacobite forces in Wigan in late 1715. In 1717 the Regiment embarked for Ballinrobe, in Ireland, and was placed on the Irish establishment. The Regiment was ranked as the 9th Dragoons in 1719, re-titled as the 9th Regiment of Dragoons in 1751 and converted into Light Dragoons, becoming the 9th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons in 1783. The Regiment fought at the Battle of Kilcullen, inflicting severe losses on the rebels, on 24 May 1798 and at the Battle of Carlow on 25 May 1798, when they successfully ambushed the rebels, during the Irish Rebellion. The Regiment also saw action at the Battle of Vinegar Hill on 21 June 1798. The Regiment took part in Sir Samuel Auchmuty's disastrous expedition to the River Plate in October 1806, including the occupation of Montevideo in February 1807 during the Anglo-Spanish War. It then took part in the equally unsuccessful Walcheren Campaign in autumn 1809: a total of 152 men from the Regiment died of fever during that campaign. The Regiment then embarked for Portugal and fought at the Battle of Arroyo dos Molinos, capturing General De Brune of the French Army, in October 1811 during the Peninsular War. It was also part of the force involved in the Siege of Badajoz in March 1812. In April 1813, the Regiment returned to England. They were re-designated as a Lancer formation in 1816 and became the 9th (or Queen's Royal) Lancers in honour of Queen Adelaide in 1830 (Queen Adelaide was the Queen Consort of King Willianm IV and the Regiment was awarded the privilege of bearing her Royal Cypher). The Regiment was posted to India in 1842. It saw action at the Battle of Punniar in December 1843 during the Gwalior Campaign. It also fought at the Battle of Sobraon in February 1846 during the First Anglo-Sikh War and undertook a successful charge at the Battle of Gujrat in February 1849 during the Second Anglo-Sikh War. The Regiment then fought at the siege and capture of Delhi and the relief of Lucknow in summer 1857, as well as the capture of Lucknow in spring 1858 during the Indian Rebellion: the Regiment, which was described by the rebels as the Delhi Spearmen, was awarded twelve Victoria Crosses. The Regiment was renamed the 9th (The Queen's Royal) Lancers in 1861. The Regiment was posted to Afghanistan in 1878 and marched through the Khyber Pass in March 1879 as part of the Cavalry Brigade led by General Hugh Henry Gough. Following the murder of the British ambassador and his guards at Kabul in September 1879, the Regiment saw action at the Battle of Charasiab in October 1879. During the Second Anglo-Afghan War. The Commanding Officer of the Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Cleland, was killed while leading a charge at the Battle of Killa Kazi in December 1879. A Squadron from the Regiment took part in the Second Battle of Charasiab in April 1880 and the Regiment, as a whole, undertook the long march, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Bushman, leading to the relief of Kandahar and defeat of Ayub Khan in September 1880. The Regiment saw much action in the Boer wars 1899-1902 and were involved in the Relief of Kimberley in winter 1899 and subsequent Battle of Paardeberg. Prior to WW1 the Regiment were awarded the following Battle Honours : Peninsula, Punniar, Sobraon, Chillianwallah, Goojerat, Punjaub, Delhi 1857, Lucknow, Charasiah, Kabul 1879, Kandahar 1880, Afghanistan 1878-80, Modder River, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899-1902. The introduction of the Mamaluke sword followed a vogue for mameluke style swords during the 1800’s which were favoured by both Wellington & Napoleon. This is an original British Officer’s Pattern 1822 Mamaluke Sabre to the 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers. This actual sword featured in a 3 page article in the magazine ‘Classic Arms & Militaria Volume XIII Issue 5’. The author Roger Smith, who owned the sword, describes the history of the Mameluke Sabre & 9th Lancers and attributes the sabre to the 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers C1830. The article contains images of the sword and an image of a hand drawn representation of the Lancer’s markings on the blade (reproduced in image 3). We recently acquired this Mameluke from the author and the magazine containing his article accompanies this piece. The Mameluke has an acid etched blade and antique ivory hilt with ornate fire gilded Bronze fittings . The hilt is fitted with its original bullion cord & portepee. The blade has staining and several deep cuts to the cutting edge. The elegantly curved blade is 31” long (35 ½” overall). The blade would benefit from professional cleaning. The crossed Lances & Royal Crown with wording ‘Lancers’ on the blade is visible on close inspection. The sword has its original leather covered hard wood scabbard with fire gilded brass Lion’s head mounts, 2 hanging rings and ornate throat & shoe mounts. Traces of original maroon velvet which formed part of the Lancer’s uniform and would have covered the leather of the scabbard to match the uniform can be seen under the scabbard mounts. The surface of the scabbard has areas of wear consistent with age and service use. The price for this very rare Mameluke includes UK delivery. Sn 15297

Victorian, 1855, British Pattern 1827 Chatsworth Rifles Officer's Sword With Queen’s Crown Etched Blade By Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London 'Matlock Families Motto ‘Multa Tuli Fecique’ (I Have Suffered And Done Many Things) & Scabbard. Sn 15312 - 15312
Originally raised as the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1755, the Rifle Brigade was officially formed in 1800. Initially Officer’s carried a lighter version of the 1796 pattern Light cavalry sabre, later adopting the 1803 pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword with strung bugle motif placed within the knuckle bow. The Regiment, always renowned for its individuality both in uniform and tactics, it was no wonder that they eventually gained their own distinctive pattern of sword. The 1827 pattern is defined by an all steel hilt coupled with the replacement of the usual Royal Cypher with a strung bugle and Queen’s Crown in the hilt .This is an excellent, original example 1827 Pattern Sword with Scabbard. It has a 32” long elegantly curved blade with fullers (38 ¼” overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with foliate panels including Queen’s crown & ‘Chatsworth Rifles’ within panels (one of the oldest Volunteer Corps. In 1915 the 16th (Service) Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment was inaugurated by the Duke of Devonshire and took the name Chatsworth Rifles). One side has the stylised ‘VR’ Victoria Regina monogram. The blade has the ordnance acceptance star with inlaid roundel at the ricasso on one side together with panel containing stylised Eagle, latin motto ‘Multa Tuli Fecique’ (I have suffered and done many things. This motto features on Coats of Arms Of The Matlock Families 1817 and before ) and stylised Monogram. The reverse has manufacturer detail ‘Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London’. The back of the blade is numbered ‘6623’ (The number dates the blade to 1855. Wilkinson keep extensive records of their blades and enquires with Wilkinson may reveal the name of the Officer who commissioned this sword). It has a voided knuckle guard with the correct Rifle Brigade Queen’s crown with strung bugle motif, curved stepped pommel with ball end and wire bound grooved wood grip with skin fish skin covering. It is complete with steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has light staining consistent with age and just a few small dents. The price for this sword worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 15312

SOLD SOLD (27/06) Superb, Complete, WW2 Nazi German Kriegsmarine , Armoured, U-Boat Turret, 'U-Bootglas' 7x 50 Binoculars By Carl Zeiss, Jena (blc) With Benutzer Bakelite Lens Cover & Leather Neck Strap. Sn 14129 - 14129
In early 1943 the Nazi German Command, introduced the 'U-Bootglas' 7x 50, Armoured, U-Boat Turret, Binoculars (see pages 377/8 of Military Binoculars & Telescopes By Seeger). These Binoculars are a fine original example. The Binocular's armoured body has its original correct light green finish and have lanyard bars fitted with original black leather neck strap. The lenses are protected by heavy duty rubber shrouds. The right shoulder under the rubber shroud is crisply stamped with the manufacturer’s Nazi German Wartime code 'blc' which is Carl Zeiss, Jena, together with 7x50 (magnification) & Number '54856'. The binoculars are also fitted with its original bakelite lens cover marked 'Benutzer Okulare Festgestellt Nicht Verdrehen' (user eyepieces do not twist). The cover has its original sprung rubber covered retaining cord. These binoculars were originally issued without carry cases and in transportation crates of 10 for use by U-Boat crews. All optics are excellent. The price for this sought after piece of U-Boat history includes UK delivery. Sn 14129

VERY RARE, Nazi German / WW2 Era, Brass Handled Diver's Knife By J.A. Henckels Solingen With Early Stainless ‘Nicht Rostend’ (Early Stainless Rust Resistant Steel) Drop Point Steel Blade, Screw Thread Hilt & Brass Scabbard. Sn 15500 - 15500
This is a very rare, original, Nazi era Diver's knife and scabbard. Made by J.A. Henckels the famous Solingen cutler, the knife has a broad 8" long single edged blade with drop point & measures 12 ¾” overall. The blade has small areas of staining and marked with the German manufacturer’s trademark which belongs to J.A. Henckels. Beneath the trademark is German script ‘Nicht Rostend’ which translates to rustless or non corrosive (an early form of stainless steel). It has a heavy brass handle ribbed for grip and integral brass ferrule which securely screws into the throat of its scabbard. The hilt has its original washer. The knife is complete with original solid brass scabbard with integral cast belt bar. The tube shaped brass scabbard is in undamaged condition with no dents. The price for this very rare Nazi era diver's knife, a must for any serious collector, includes UK delivery. Sn 15500

SOLD SOLD (16/07) MATCHING NUMBERS, WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana With Seki Swords Company & Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. Sn 15487 - 15487
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard in as found un-messed with condition. The sword has the typical brown painted aluminium cast handle with lanyard ring and fully functioning scabbard retaining clip. The handle retains much of its original colour. Its fullered, 27 ¼” blade is crisply stamped '84440' and with inspection mark. The hilt is stamped with 1929-45 Kokura Arsenal marks and Seki Swords Company roundel (see pages 185 and 187 of Swords of Imperial Japan by Dawson) and inspection mark. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard is original and has just light surface wear consistent with age and service use but no dents. 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 15487

QUALITY, Japanese 1800-1860 Mino School Shin Shinto Tanto With Ornate Ho-Ho Birds Brass Mounts & Lacquered Scabbard. Sn 15479 - 15479
This Japanese Tanto has an undamaged, clean 11 ¾” long single edged curved blade. The blade appears to be Mino School work dating to C1800-1860. It is razor sharp. The fish skin grip is undamaged. It has a polished Buffalo horn pommel, floral tooled ferrule, brass finger guard and habaki. The grip is mounted with brass Ho-Ho birds on both sides. It measures 16 ½” overall length. Its scabbard is lacquered wood with ornate floral tooled brass mount & single small hanging ring. The scabbard is inlaid with brass foliate shapes and Ho-Ho birds. The tang is unsigned. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15479

C1890-1900 Dragon Form Japanese Tanto With Ornately Hand Carved & Lacquered Hilt & Scabbard. Sn 15486 - 15486
This is an attractive original Japanese Tanto made C1890-1900. It has a beautifully deep carved wood Handle & Scabbard in the form of the head & body of a Dragon. The Tanto has a 10” single edged blade with brass habaki and oval bone tsuba. It measures 15 ½” overall length. The blade is clean and sharp. The Handle in the form of a Dragon’s head is red lacquered with teeth, eyes and horns highlighted in white. The scabbard carving in the form of a Dragons body is lacquered dark green with deep cut scales, stylised legs and coiled tail. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15486

SOLD SOLD (30/06) Small Japanese Tanto With Brass & Copper Mounts, Lacquered Wood Hilt & Scabbard With Brass Kanzashi Hair Pin. ED 2237 - ED 2237
This small Japanese Tanto was made sometime in the early 20th Century. It has an 8 ½” long single edged blade which has just light staining consistent with age and copper habaki. It measures 11 ½” overall length. Its handle and scabbard are lacquered wood with brass mounts. The scabbard is slotted near the throat and holds its original brass Kanzashi hairpin with tooled decoration (these pins were popular with Samurai warriors and often sharpened to use as weapons). The Kanzashi is 5 ¼” length with rounded ends and tooled decoration at the top. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2237

SOLD SOLD (13/07) Pre WW1 & WW1 Era Colourful Imperial German Army Reservist Veteran’s Parole Heimat (Return Home) Riehl Cologne Schnapps Flask With Hinged Cover, Train Station Scene, Match Box, Cigarette Holder & Cord Strap. Sn 15505 - 15505
This is an original WW1 era Imperial German army veteran's Schnapps flask. These flasks were presented to reservists in the Imperial German army as a memento of their service. It is complete with metal screw top mounted with a pewter/ white metal Soldier and female figure with Ram above a small paper label with German text which translates to ‘desperate to get home’ or similar. The flask is mounted with its original black, red and white cord strap. The canteen-style metal flask measures 5" in diameter and covers a glass schnapps bottle. The front of the flask has a hinged metal cover with small catch to the left side. The front of the cover has a hinged matchbox which contains matches. The lid of the matchbox has enamelled number ‘24’ and ‘Koln Riehl’ (Riehl is an area of Cologne Germany). The cover has a banner "Parole Heimat" referring to the owner's completion of service and return home. The cover has a backdrop of enamelled illustrated sections depicting aspects of military service. When opened the hinged cover reveals a colourful scene depicting Soldiers being greeted by their wives / girlfriends at a train station. The inside of the hinged cover has a cloth band to hold cigarettes. The schnapps bottle is undamaged. The rear of the flask has an enamelled brass badge with crossed flags one with portrait and the other with German text. ’24 Koln Riehl Raus aus’ is also depicted in enamel. The red background has ‘Parole Heimat’ together with other German text. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15505

SOLD SOLD (13/07) 1908 - 1910 Imperial German Mounted Field Artillery Trooper Reservist’s Porcelain Bier Stein To Trooper Butz Of The 5th Battery 43rd Mounted Field Artillery Regiment With large Ornate Pewter / White Metal Hinged Cover - 15506
This is a splendid Imperial German field artillery trooper reservist’s personalised Bier Stein. The porcelain has no damage or chips and its colourful art work depicting mounted artillery Officers and Troopers & horse driven field gun trains in action together with embossed panels depicting home leave and guard duty scenes. The rim of the top of the stein is marked ½ L (Litre) & has German text .The rim of the base is named ‘5 Batt Clev Feld Art Reg Reservist Butz’ below panel ‘43’ with Imperial Eagle and Portrait of the Kaiser (5th Battery 43rd Mounted Field Artillery Regiment) together with date ‘1908-10’. The imagery in the central panels of the stein have passages of German text which would be worthy of translation. The top of the stein has a large pewter / white metal hinged cover fixed to the top of the stein’s handle. The cover has crisp decoration depicting Artillery, Cavalry & Infantry in the field and cast figures of a field cannon, gun crew & mounted Officer (a novel feature of the cannon is that its barrel can be raised and lowered in the vertical plane). The base of the stein is numbered ‘725’. The stein is 13 ¼” height overall and the base is 4” diameter. The stein clean and untarnished both inside and out and would make a superb display / conversation piece. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15506

SOLD (LAY-AWAY 28/06 WW1 Era Imperial German Dragoon Cavalry Trooper Reservist’s Porcelain Bier Stein To Trooper Georg Frank Of Drag Regt (“Wurtt) No.26.1 Esk Stuttgart With Pewter / White Metal Hinged Cover Cast Mounted Dragoon & Rampant Lion Sn 15507 - 15507
This is a splendid Imperial German cavalry trooper reservist’s personalised Bier Stein. The porcelain has no damage or chips and its colourful art work depicting Cavalry Officers and Troopers in the field, socialising ‘off duty’ and performing Cavalry chores together with Imperial State heraldic arms. The rim of the top of the stein is marked to Prinz Carl Of Bavaria’s 1st Heavy Cavalry Regiment together with date ‘1896-99’ and the rim of the base is Regiment marked ‘Drag Regt (“Wurtt) No.26.1 Esk Stuttgart’ and within a panel at the bottom rim named ‘Georg Frank’. The imagery in the central panels of the stein has passages of German text which would be worthy of translation. The top of the stein has a pewter / white metal hinged cover fixed to the top of the stein’s handle. The cover has crisp foliate embossed decoration and cast figures of a rampant Lion with shield and mounted Dragoon in full Uniform. The lid has panels containing German text including ‘Reserve Hat Ruh’(rest for the reserve). The stein is clean and untarnished both inside and out and would make a superb display / conversation piece. The stein is 12 ¼” overall height and the base is 4 ¼” diameter. . The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15507
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