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RARE, Victorian C1860 Tranter's Patent Double Action, Double Trigger .54" Bore 5 Shot Percussion Revolver Retailed By Thomas Blissett Liverpool. A 576 - A 576
The Tranter revolver is a double & single action black powder cap & ball revolver invented around 1856 by English firearms designer William Tranter (1816 - 1890). Originally operated with a special dual-trigger mechanism (one to rotate the cylinder and cock the gun, a second to fire it) later models employed a single-trigger mechanism. The hammer on this double trigger Tranter has no spur and therefore could not be cocked with the thumb. To fire the weapon in the Single Action mode, the lower trigger is pressed, which pulls the hammer back and rotates the cylinder, at this point the gun can be fired with a light pull on the upper trigger. To fire more rapidly both triggers are pulled simultaneously, making it a double action weapon. Famous users of Tranter revolvers included Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton Detective Agency and the Confederate General James Ewell Brown Stuart. This is an excellent example of the Tranter Patent revolver in .54 Bore. It measures 12" overall with a 6" octagonal barrel with blade foresight and notch 'v' plate rear sight. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The pistol has the correct double trigger feature and captive lever ram rod. The pistol's frame, butt & trigger guard have foliate engraved decoration and the top of the frame is signed ‘Thos Blisset South Castle Street Liverpool’. Thomas Blissett was an English Gunsmith with premises at 38 South castle Street and 11 Water Street, Liverpool between 1834 and 1870 (see page 174 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). The trigger assembly and ramrod are crisply stamped 'Tranter Patent'. It's finely chequered Walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. The firing action works perfectly. Price for this piece of history 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. A 576.
£1,875.00

EXTREMELY RARE, 1960’s William Rodgers Sheffield England New Zealand Contract / Vietnam Australian SAS ‘Spearman’ 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Mint Blade, Correct large Lanyard Ring & Scabbard. ED 2158 - ED 2158
An excellent original 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes commando fighting knife made by William Rodgers Sheffield for a New Zealand contract in the 1960’s. This knife was purchased direct from the Managing Director of The Rodger's Company in the 1960's. These knives are described as an extremely unusual variant of FS knife on page 105 of Stephen’s book ‘Fighting Knives and Thompson in his book ‘Commando Dagger’ describes this pattern of dagger marketed as ‘Spearman’ being used by Australian Special Forces / SAS during the Vietnam war (page 95). The knives were only made in small production numbers. This example has the correct undamaged 3rd pattern ribbed and blackened alloy handle which has the correct large lanyard ring at the pommel. It has an undamaged, near mint, 176mm blued dagger blade with medial ridge. One side of the blade has a gilt panel ‘Spearman’. The cross guard is stamped ‘Made In Sheffield England’ and ‘William Rodgers’. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external blued chape and single belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs & elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. Price for this very rare variant FS knife includes UK delivery. ED 2158
£895.00

British WW2 WD B2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With No.3 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 13923 - 13923
An excellent well marked WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes commando fighting knife. The 3rd pattern FS knife was introduced in 1942 (see page 61 & 62 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged ribbed and blackened brass handle which has a number 3 mould mark on the hilt near the pommel and WD arrow above ‘13’ mark near to the cross guard. The cross guard is stamped ‘B2’ with WD arrow. It has an undamaged 172mm dagger blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external blued brass chape and single belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs & elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13923
£495.00

WW2 British Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando Fighting Knife With 13 Ridge Grooved Grip & Contemporarily Adapted Scabbard Thigh Straps Carried By RAF Pilot Officer Silver During The Burma Campaign Obtained Direct From The Officer’s Family - 14006
This is an original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and scabbard, see pages 133 to 137 and plates 9.24 (13 ridge grip) and 9.25 (16 ridge Grip) of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Flook which illustrated wood handled FS daggers similar to ours. In his book page 133, plate 9.22 Flook references the use of wood handled FS daggers by WW2 Pilot’s with a contemporary image of a Pilot carrying a 3rd pattern type wood hilt FS dagger while being debriefed at an airfield in France shortly after D day June 1944. This particular knife was carried by RAF Pilot Officer Silver during missions he flew in the WW2 Burma / India campaign and was recently obtained direct from the Officer’s family. The hilt is correctly made of black painted wood with 13 ridge grooved grip, rounded pommel brass pommel nut and an oval blackened steel cross guard. It has a 156mm double edged blackened dagger blade with medial ridge and is in its original leather scabbard with belt loop, elasticated retaining strap, blackened brass chape and 4 sewn on leather tabs. The tabs have been contemporarily adapted for carry in a cockpit or fuselage of an aircraft by the addition of webbing straps with buckles for thigh wear. All leather, webbing & stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price for this WW2 RAF Pilot’s FS Dagger worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 14006
£475.00

***SOLD***SOLD*** Post WW2 ‘Best Commando On Course’ British WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Prize Fighting Knife By Wilkinson Sword, Mint Blued Blade, Etched Panel & Scabbard. Sn 12114 - 12114
An original post WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife with etched Wilkinson Sword panel. These quality knives were reputedly presented to the ‘best Commando on Course’ after completion of their arduous training and were highly prized fully functional fighting knives. The 3rd pattern knife was introduced in 1942 (see page 61 & 62 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook) and continued to be issued post war. This rare post war Commando prize knife has an undamaged ribbed and blackened brass handle with slotted pommel nut and oval cross guard. It has a near mint blued 172mm dagger blade with medial ridge & etched panel on one side ‘Wilkinson Sword Ltd Made In England’ with crossed swords legend. It is complete with original correct WW2 era leather scabbard with blued external chape and single belt loop. It retains it's 4 leather sewn on tabs and elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12114
£0.00

British WW2 WD 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 13923:1 - 13923:1
An very good WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes commando fighting knife. The 3rd pattern FS knife was introduced in 1942 (see page 61 & 62 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged ribbed and blackened alloy handle which has a WD arrow above ‘12’ mark near to the cross guard. It has an undamaged 173mm dagger blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external blackened brass chape and single belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on tabs & elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13923:1
£345.00

SOLD. SOLD. SOLD. VERY RARE, Original, Pre WW2 Japanese NCO's 1st Pattern, Type 95 Katana With Solid Copper Hilt, Suya (Harp) & Tokyo Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. Sn 14103 - 14103
On September 16th 1935 a new sword was authorised for Japanese army NCo’s. 1st type sword hilts were made from solid unpainted copper later variants had cast alloy painted hilts (see page 183 of Swords Of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 by Dawson). This is an original very rare 1st type pre WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana with copper hilt and scabbard. The sword has the correct solid copper unpainted cast handle with lanyard ring, quality heavy brass tsuba and scabbard retaining clip. It has a fullered, 27 ½” blade which is clean. One side of the blade is numbered 5295 with inspection mark. The hilt is stamped with 1929-45 Kokura Arsenal mark, Suya sword shop (harp) mark (see page 185 of Dawson’s book) and inspection mark. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard has a few minor dents consistent with age and service use. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with number 7628. This very rare piece is clearly a bring back, surrendered or recovered from the battlefield. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14103
£0.00

**** IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE SALE OF DEACTIVATED WEAPONS **** - 000
With effect from Tuesday 2nd May 2017 JC Militaria Ltd will comply with new legislation imposed by the European Parliament and will only sell deactivated weapons which have been re-certified to the new European Specification and which have a 'new' UK / EU certificate. Weapons which are currently advertised will be modified and re-certified prior to sale. Please contact for details and prices. Please note Signal / Flare pistols, mortars and launchers do not come under the remit of this legislation and they can be supplied with their current certificate. For further clarification please see below. We would advise all customers and collectors to join the Deactivated Weapons Association . Please note the following On May 2nd it will become an offence to sell, gift or transfer any firearm not deactivated to the current Home Office deactivation specifications. These are the EU standards introduced on April 8th last year with additional UK processes added on top. This prohibits the sale/transfer of all firearms deactivated to any of the previous UK specifications unless they fall outside the remit of the EU Regulation (flare pistols, mortars, rocket launchers, grenade launchers, etc.). Any weapon, which is not exempt, which has been deactivated MUST have a current EU / UK certificate BEFORE it can be sold legally. To be clear, this applies to everyone irrespective of whether they are a private seller or a retailer.
£0.00

Boer War 1901 Dated, 1899 Pattern, British Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword By Wilkinson London To 2nd (Queen’s Bays) Dragoon Guards & Scabbard. Sn 13919. - 13919
The 2nd (Queen’s Bays) Dragoon Guards sailed on the Orotava on 18th November 1901, and arrived in South Africa in December. In Lord Kitchener's despatch of 8th February 1902 it was stated that a brigade was being formed under Colonel the Honourable R T Lawley, consisting of this Regiment and the 7th Hussars, to operate in the Winburg district. The brigade was for some time in the north of the Orange River Colony. They took part in General Elliot's great drive in the last half of February, which was the most productive of the very numerous operations of that nature. During this drive heavy losses were inflicted on the Boers. In March 1902 Lawley's brigade was moved to Springs in the Transvaal, and on 1st April had severe fighting. In his despatch of 8th April Lord Kitchener says that Colonel Lawley sent out Colonel Fanshawe with three squadrons Queen's Bays and 30 National Scouts to make a detour preparatory to co-operating with his own advance. At 3.15 am Fanshawe surrounded a farm, where several Boers were captured; he then went on and tried to surround a laager, but the enemy were on the alert and he "was received by a very heavy fire, and realising that he was in presence of superior numbers, ordered a gradual retirement upon Leeuwkop. Close fighting then went on for several hours. The Bays, who were skilfully handled, retired steadily by alternate squadrons, whilst the Boers followed, pressing the withdrawal with the greatest determination and persistence". Leeuwkop was found to be in the enemy's hands, and Fanshawe had to make for another ridge, "where he received the timely support of the 7th Hussars and Lieutenant Colonel Lawley's guns". The Boers then fell quickly back. "In this affair, although the Bays were capably handled and displayed steadiness and gallantry in face of superior numbers, their losses were, I regret to say, heavy. Two squadron-leaders and 10 non-commissioned officers and men were killed, and 5 officers and 59 men were wounded". During the short time the regiment was in the campaign 1 officer and five non-commissioned officers and men were mentioned in Lord Kitchener's despatches. This is an original, WW1 British 1899 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword to the 2nd (Queens Bays) Dragoon Guards & Scabbard (see page 101 of World Swords By Withers). The Sword has a 33 ½” single edged, slightly curved blade with fuller (40" overall). The blade is undamaged and clean. The ricasso is marked on both sides with Enfield inspection/ proof marks and War Dept arrow and on one side is marked by the manufacturer ‘Wilkinson London’ together with ‘7 01’ date (July 1901). The back of the blade is stamped '/99' (1899 Pattern). The full bowl guard is marked on the inside with struck out issue numbers together with '2. D.G.' to the Queens Bays together with other letters and numbers (illustrated). The Sword's black leather chequered grips with 3 rivets are secure and undamaged. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and is stamped ‘V NI 337’ near to the throat. The price for this nicely marked Boer War Sword to a Cavalry Regiment that saw much action during the Boer war includes UK delivery. Sn 13919
£675.00

WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Nagoya Arsenal Arisaka 6.5mm Calibre Rifle With Breech Cover & Imperial Chrysanthemum Insignia. *EU / UK DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED* Sn 13830 - 13830
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 very good Arisaka Bolt action Rifle in 6.5x50mm Calibre. It has all original woodwork and metal work with original finish throughout. The wood has bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use and a secure contemporary field repair at the shoulder stock. It has its original breech cover, winged 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 frame has the Nagoya arsenal mark and serial number ‘58536’ together with inspection mark (all illustrated). The rifle cocks and dry fires. There is no visible external evidence of the deactivation process. Price includes the EU/UK deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 13830
£895.00

1855-1874, English, William John Harvey Exeter, 12 Bore, Double Barrel, Lever Break Action, Pin Fire Shotgun. A 577 - A 577
The English Gunsmith William James Harvey is recorded as having premises at 68 South Street Exeter between 1855 & 1874 (see page 241 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2) . This is an excellent pinfire double barrel shotgun made by Harvey. It has an under lever action and has original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and forestock. The shotgun with double 30”, browned steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 46 ½” overall. The lever, side plates and trigger guard with extended tang have foliate engraved decoration. Both side plates are signed ‘W.J. Harvey’.The barrel rib is signed ‘W.J. Harvey 68 South St Exeter’. The break action and firing action of the weapon work perfectly as they should. The barrels smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique pin fire shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 577
£475.00

C1897 French Caubert Brevete Darne Patent Sliding Breech .410 Pinfire Single Damascus Barrel Shotgun. Sn 14073 - 14073
In 1897, a gunsmith from Saint Etienne, Régis Darne, patented a new basically different type of shotgun. It has a fixed barrel and a sliding breech system. Improved years after years, it was a real commercial success and Darne shotguns won many awards in gun shows and shooting competitions. This is an excellent example of a single barrel Darne patent pin fire shotgun. The shotgun measures 44” overall length with a 28” round Damascus steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The weapon has the correct Darne patent sliding breech released by a lever on the underside of the barrel. The hammer and action have engraved foliate decoration. It has a small post foresight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The underside of the action is stamped ‘Caubert Brevete’ above number 821. The wood sock has fine chequering at the wrist and steel butt plate. The smooth bore is clean and the firing action works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique pinfire shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14073
£675.00
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