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MATCHING NUMBERS, 1872 French Model 1866 Chassepot Yataghan Sword Bayonet By Tulle Arsenal With Brass Grip & Steel Scabbard. Bayo 294 - BAYO 294
An original French model 1866 Chassepot sword bayonet (See pages 70 and 71 of ‘An Illustrated History Of Bayonets’ by Brayley). The steel fullered single edged ‘T’ back Yataghan blade has staining consistent with age and is 22 ¾” length. It has the correct steel hooked quillon with muzzle ring. It has a ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. The blade has small inspection marks. The cross guard is numbered ‘FG 60597’. The back of the blade is marked with the name of the French Arsenal ‘Tulle’ and dated ‘February 1872' in French. Tulle was a smaller Arsenal than St Etienne and Châtellerault and had smaller production numbers. It is complete with the correct steel scabbard. The scabbard has no dents and has its original fixed strap bar. The scabbard has even patina and is stamped with matching number near to the throat. Price includes UK delivery. BAYO 294

Boer War / WW1 Era, British 1888 Pattern Mark 1 Type II Enfield, Lee Metford Bayonet to 1/7 Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (The Iron Regiment), Scabbard and Buff Leather Frog. BAYO 295 - BAYO 295
The Northumberland Fusiliers saw active service in the Boer Wars and gained the nickname ‘The Iron Regiment’ due to their hard fighting in WW1. The Lee Metford, P1888 Bayonet was manufactured for the British .303 calibre Enfield, Lee Metford Rifle which were issued to British and allied forces during the Boer war & WW1. This is a good example to the 1/7 Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. The Bayonet blade which is in good clean condition with original polish, is 12" in length, double edged and un-fullered with a medial ridge running from the ricasso to the blade tip. The date markings usually found on the ricasso are rubbed out. The reverse is nicely stamped with Enfield 'EFD' inspection marks and War Department Arrow. The pommel is marked '1/7N.F.’ to the 1/7 Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. bayonet comes complete with excellent original leather, steel mounted leather scabbard and Buff leather frog which are in excellent condition and have all stitching intact. It has a large single belt loop and is buckle fastening. The rear of the frog is ink stamped with unreadable ink numbers . Price for this Regiment marked piece includes UK delivery. BAYO 295.

EXTREMELY RARE, British 1864 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword By Robert Mole & Sons Birmingham & Enfield WD Marked Scabbard To The 4th Light Dragoons. Sn 13843 - 13843
1864 Pattern Cavalry trooper's swords are rare to find. It is known that 12,000 of the weapons were in stock for use in the second Afghan war (see page 100 of World Swords by Withers where this pattern of sword is described as extremely rare). This is an original, 1864 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard. The Sword has a 32 ½” single edged slightly curved blade with fullers (38 ½” overall). The blade has light staining to be expected with age. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Robt Mole & Sons Birmingham'. The reverse has a small inspection mark. The back of the blade is stamped ‘Mole’ and with matching inspection mark. It has the correct full bowl guard with 4 pierced triangles forming a stylised cross. The guard also has 2 sword knot slits (this is not seen on any other British Military regulation sword). It has the correct chequered black leather scales secured by 5 rivets. The sword is complete with its steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard is undamaged and is nicely Regiment marked near to the throat on one side ‘IVLD’ to the 4th Light Dragoons, above weapon number ‘69’. The reverse is marked ‘Enfield’ together with WD inspection mark. The price for this extremely rare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13843

VERY RARE, L1A1 1957 Dated British Enfield WD L1A1 SLR Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 13845 - 13845
The L1A1 Bayonet was introduced into Service in the 1957 for the 7.62mm L1A1 Self Loading Rifle (SLR). This is an excellent original example. It has an 8" fullered blade with Bowie type tip. The blade is marked WD arrow ‘57’ (1957 date) and Enfield combined ‘ED’ mark. This early example has the locking stud protruding from the pommel rather than recessed as found in later L1A3 models which were introduced just a year later in 1958. The locking stud was modified due to the risk of easy removal by civilian combatants during riots or other civil disturbances (see page 260 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton). The short production time of the L1A1 bayonet makes this weapon a very rare and sought after piece. The grips are correctly marked 'L1A1' and with Stores number '960-0011' together with Enfield combined ‘ED’ mark and WD arrow mark on one scale and matching Enfield mark with WD arrow on the other scale. It is complete with its original steel scabbard in similar excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13845

WW2 British WD Wilkinson Sword Company ( WSC S294) No. 5 Jungle Carbine Bayonet With Large Muzzle Ring, Scabbard & 1937 Pattern Webbing Frog. Sn 13858 - 13858
This is an excellent original British No.5 Jungle Carbine bayonet and scabbard with frog (see page 238 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton). The bayonet with 8" Bowie style blade retains much of its original blue finish and its original large muzzle ring, cross guard and pommel with lug button that has a good strong spring action are in great undamaged condition. It has undamaged slab wood grips secured by screw bolts. The ricasso is stamped 'WSC' ( Wilkinson Sword Co) together with WD wartime code ‘S294’ (Wilkinson Sword Company) . The reverse is stamped with WD broad arrow inspection mark. The bayonet is complete with its steel scabbard. The scabbard is undamaged and retains much of its original black finish. The scabbard is fitted with an original 1937 pattern green webbing frog. The price for this complete No.5 set includes UK delivery. Sn 13858

AS FOUND UN-MESSED WITH Large WW1 British Officer’s Private Purchase Folding Multi Blade / Tool Clasp Knife Retailed By Harrods With 1915- 1916 Solid Sterling Silver Scales By Britton Co London & Blades /Tools By Atkinson Brothers & W. Green Ltd Sheffield - 13854
This is a quality made WW1 British Officer’s folding clasp knife with many blades / tools useful in the field. It has a large blade (3 ½”), a saw blade (3 ¼”), a file with screwdriver end, hook, gimlet and removable tweezers. The saw blade is marked ‘Harrods Ltd Brompton Road SW’ (The famous Knightsbridge London Store). The large blade ‘Atkinson Bros’ and the file ‘W.Green Ltd Sheffield’. The knife has heavy solid sterling silver hallmarked scales which denote manufacture in 1915 -1916 by Richard Britton Co London. The scales have slots near to the butt end for removable tools. One tool most likely a small blade or pin is absent from its slot. The other slot houses the small steel tweezers which are present and function as they should. This quality piece which is as found and un-messed with. The blades and tools have staining consistent with age, professional cleaning of this superb piece would make it even more desirable. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13854

MINT, WW2 British Soldier’s Private Purchase Southern & Richardson Sheffield F.S. Style Fighting Knife/Dagger & Scabbard. Sn 13855 - 13855
this is a near mint, WW2 private purchase F.S. style fighting knife/dagger and scabbard by Southern & Richardson Sheffield. This knife was a private purchase during WW2. An identical example is illustrated at page 179 item 12.2 in 'The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife and Other Commando Knives' book by Ron Flook. The pommel and cross guard are brass. It has a compressed leather rings grip which is in excellent condition. The small brass cross guard is oval. The blade measures 167mm and it is 11 ¼” overall length. The pristine, polished blade is FS style with medial ridge and is etched on one side with the maker’s name Southern & Richardson Sheffield England below their trademark . The original scabbard in similar near mint condition dark brown leather and has an integral belt loop with retaining strap and press stud fastener. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13855

Victorian C1860 British Militia Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase Enfield .600 Regulation Calibre 2 Band Military Percussion Short Rifle By E. Bond London With 3 leaf Rear Sight, Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 13859 - 13859
Edward Bond was an English Gunmaker with premises at 108 Leadenhall Street and at 'The Golden Blunderbuss' 59 Lombard Street, London between 1762 until his death in 1790. His Sons continued the business with premises at Cornhill London until 1861. The Bond's made and supplied firearms to The East India Company. This is a quality private purchase .600” Regulation Calibre 2 Band Short Rifle by Bond no doubt commissioned by a Militia or Volunteer Cavalry Officer. It has excellent all original woodwork throughout. Its steel side plate is nicely engraved by the maker ‘E.Bond London’ amongst foliate decoration. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block. The rifle measures 40 ¾” inches overall with a 24” barrel and is complete with sling swivels, steel ram rod, 3 leaf rear sight, blade fore sight & brass nipple protector with chain. The bore is nice and clean with crisp rifling. Its cocking and firing actions work perfectly. This is an obsolete calibre weapon and as such no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13859

RARE, American Civil War 1863-1865, Model 1860's Spencer .52 Calibre Repeating Rifle/ Cavalry Carbine With 7 Shot Tubular Magazine & Saddle Bar. Sn 13856 - 13856
The Spencer .52 calibre repeating rifle was the designed by Christopher Spencer in 1860. It was a manually operated lever-action, repeating carbine size rifle (39" overall) fed from a tube magazine with cartridges. It was adopted by the Union Army, especially by the Cavalry, during the American Civil War. Production began in 1860 and ended in 1869. Our example is serial number 52362 which dates it to between 1863 & 1865 (Spencer Carbines that were manufactured between 1863-1865, had serial numbers falling between 11,001 and 62,000). The Spencer had an innovative 7 shot tubular magazine fed into the butt via a trap with steel latch. This is a good all original example. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has the bumps and bruises to be expected. The barrel’s bore has just staining consistent with age and the rifling is crisp. It is fitted with a flip up rear sight and block & blade fore sight together with steel saddle bar. It is also fitted with rear sling swivel, correct steel butt plate & with correct tubular magazine and latch plate. There are no visible manufacturer marks on this piece but the breech is crisply marked with the serial number. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this piece of American Civil War history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13856

RARE, 1857-1865 American Civil War Era 1856 Patent .54” Calibre Single Shot Lever Action Burnside Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 13857 - 13857
The Burnside Carbine was a popular carbine rifle fielded across all of the major battlefronts of the American Civil War. The weapon was developed by Ambrose E. Burnside. Burnside was an Officer in the Union Army but gave up his position in order to concentrate on developing the gun. The Burnside Carbine made use of a specially-designed cartridge, this being a brass .54 calibre cartridge developed by Burnside himself. His new weapon and corresponding cartridge did much to eliminate the leaked hot gasses that were common when firing other breech-loading weapons of the time. Production of the carbine ran from 1857 to 1865 and was handled by the Burnside Rifle Company and the Bristol Firearms Company of Providence, Rhode Island. This is an original example of the Burnside carbine in very good condition. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has the bumps and bruises to be expected. The barrel’s bore is clean and the rifling is crisp. It is fitted with a flip up rear sight and block fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. It is also fitted with rear sling swivel, and steel butt plate. The top of the action and frame are stamped with matching numbers 12085. It also has faint manufacturer and patent detail ‘Burnsides Patent March 25th 1856. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this piece of American Civil War history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13857

MINT, Late 1800's .32 Rim Fire Colt 'New Line' 5 Shot Single Action Revolver With Removable Cylinder. Sn 13851 - 13851
The Colt New Line was a single action pocket revolver introduced by the Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in 1873. This is a superb, near mint example. These pistols were popular in the late 1800's. The revolver has a 2 ¼” round barrel (6” overall). The top of the barrel is crisply marked 'Colt's PT FA MFG CC Hartford CT USA'. The barrel is marked ‘Colt New 32’. The frame is stamped '32 Cal'. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. It has a shrouded trigger and the action which is perfect, is single action only. It has a removable cylinder for speed loading. The original Colt roundel gutta percha grips are in similar mint condition. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13851

SOLD SOLD DEACTIVATED INERT. Original Drill British L109A1 Hand Grenade. O 834 - O 834
DEACTIVATED INERT Original drill British L109A1. The body is solid aluminum with a textured plastic coating made in the same form as the live grenade. The textured coating ensures a good gripping surface. A hole drilled up from the bottom indicates an empty store as well as ensuring the drill grenade is of the same weight as a live grenade. A bushing on top of the grenade has the fuze mechanism permanently attached. The fuze mechanism has a blue plastic cover with a slot for the pull ring to clip into to prevent it being accidentally pulled. The fuze mechanism, under the plastic cover is very similar in appearance to the American fuze mechanisms. Internally there is an extension on the striker to allow it to be easily recocked during training. In addition there is a leaf spring safety clip that clips around the safety lever and neck of the grenade preventing the lever from rotating even if the safety pin is pulled. The entire grenade is dark blue with the exception of the black safety clip. The markings are painted in white the body. The markings are "GREN HAND INERT DRILL L 110 A1" and a manufacturers marking SM meaning Swiss Munitions. The bottom portion of the lever is stamped "HG2 DM 82 CH". The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this inert item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or displays. O 834.
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