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Victorian 1844 British Enfield Tower 16 Bore Percussion Smooth Bore Yeomanry Cavalry Carbine Regiment Or Unit Marked ‘C2’ With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Saddle Bar. Sn 14161 - 14161
This is an original, Victorian British Enfield Tower made Yeomanry Cavalry Carbine. It has all original walnut full stock which has the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use & blued metal work. It has a heavy military percussion Dolphin hammer and the lock plate is crisply stamped Crown VR (Victoria Regina) & 'Tower' (Enfield) with '1844' date & inspection mark. The brass butt plate is numbered ‘C2’ most likely a Yeomanry cavalry Regiment or Unit mark. Its 20" barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age. The carbine measures 36" overall. The top of the barrel is stamped with crisp proof/inspection marks at the breech. It has the correct steel saddle bar and brass furniture. It has a fixed sights and under barrel captive steel ramrod. It cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14161

Late 19th / Early 20th Century Belgian Fonson & Co Fabricants Bruxcelles Infantry Officer’s Sword With Blued & Gilt Etched Blade ‘Le Roi Et La Patrie’ (The King & Homeland) & Scabbard. Sn 15248 - 15248
This is an excellent original Belgian Infantry Officer’s Sword made sometime in the late 19th / early 20th Century. Our example has a 37 ½” long steel blade and measures 44” overall. The blade has deep tooled / etched decoration on both sides with blued and gilt panels. One panel has a stylised Royal monogram and the reverse panel has heraldic arms and wording ‘Le Roi Et La Patrie’ (The King & Homeland). The ricasso has a crisp embossed rectangular manufacturer’s cartouche Fonson & Co Fabricants Bruxcelles’. The blade is fitted with original hilt washer. It has a pierced and gilded knuckle guard cast with foliate decoration and stepped pommel with matching decoration. Its grooved polished horn hilt is undamaged. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard. The scabbard with shoe has even patina and no dents or damage. It is fitted with single hanging ring. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15248

Post 1901 & WW1 Era British Manton & Co 1827 Pattern Royal Navy Officer’s Sword With King’s Crown Etched Panels & Gilt Brass Basket Hilt, Officer’s Bullion Cord With Portepee & Scabbard. Sn 15299 - 15299
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 polished steel single edged blade with fullers which is 31 3/4" in length (37 1/2" overall). The clean blade is crisply etched with foliate panels on both sides, King’s Crown above Naval fouled anchor on one side And KC with heraldic arms on the reverse. The riccaso is marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Manton & Co England’ (the Manton family were English gunmakers beginning with John in the early 1800's, then his younger brother Joseph who operated circa 1825-35. J. Manton and Son operated circa 1832-1862 and J. Manton & Co is later listed as operating in London and Calcutta). 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 KC and fouled anchor motif. The hilt is fitted with its original bullion Officer’s cord & portepee. The sword’s dark brown stippled leather or 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 throat mount has an applied shield embossed ‘Manton & Co England’. The leather has a contemporary repair towards the bottom section. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15299

INERT DEACTIVATED. Unfired German 1936 Dated 3.7cm Flak 18 (37x286B) AP/HET (Armour Piercing/High Explosive Trace) Round. O 1338 - O 1338
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a German 1936 dated 3.7cm FLAK 18 (37x286B) AP/HET (Armour Piercing/High Explosive Trace) round. The round has a brass cartridge case with the following headstamp 6348 (star) 1936 (1936 date) 153 P (Polte) Waa127 . The unfired armour piercing high explosive/trace projectile has a single iron driving band and its correct 2 crimping cannelures. The projectile also retains some of its original black paint. The projectile is stamped on the driving band S WaA352 C . The projectile has its original complete Bd Z 55103 base graze fuse and screw in tracer element. See Hogg, German artillery of World War Two, pages 150 – 151. No licence is required to possess inert rounds in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. O 1338

British WD 1856 Pattern Pioneers Sawback Short Sword Sidearm, 1884 Dated & Regiment Marked ‘V.MX 3’ To The 3rd Middlesex Volunteers & 1893 Dated Scabbard By Mole. Sn 15300 - 15300
This is an excellent 1856 Pattern British Pioneers Sawback Short Sword Sidearm. (see page 173 of Robson's Swords of the British Army). It has a broad 22 ½” blade with deeply cut sawback (27 ½” overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age. The ricasso has an indistinct very faint manufacturer mark & crisp British WD ordnance inspection mark. It has a heavy ribbed Brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted at the base for lanyard. The back of the cross guard is crisply stamped ‘V.MX 3’ To The 3rd Middlesex Volunteers and dated ’12 (December).1884’ . The sidearm is complete with original leather scabbard with brass mounts. The throat of the upper mount is crisply date stamped '2 (February).1893'. The mount is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Mole’ (Birmingham). The bottom of the brass chape is open and the tip of the leather scabbard holed and exposed (possibly a contemporary field adaption to allow water to drain out of the scabbard). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15300

SOLD SOLD (19/05) British WW1, 1917 Dated Military Machete And Scabbard by Samuel Kitchen and Company of Sheffield . ED 2218 - ED 2218
This is a scarce British WW1 1917 dated machete made by Samuel Kitchen and Company of Sheffield. These details appear on the blade together with a W.D. broad arrow. The fibre grips are secured by 5 copper rivets through brass washers. The washers and rivets appear to have originally been nickel plated to prevent corrosion. There is a hole at the top of the machete to take a wrist lanyard. One grip has the number 171 with a broad arrow above. The scabbard is the standard British pattern made of leather with 3 rivets securing the belt loop to the scabbard mouth. The face of the belt loop carries the makers details, Lavender and Overton Ltd., Eldon Works and a date which is hard to read but looks like 1918. Lavender and Overton were leather goods manufactures of Walsall from c.1908 but were taken over later by Heath Machin and Co. The rear of the belt loop carries the number 183 below a feint W.D. arrow. See British and Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook, pages 108 and 109, especially plate 248, item3 for identical trade nards. WW1 machetes are scarce and most examples found nowadays are WW2 and later. ED 2218

**UNIQUE PENINSULAR WAR, BATTLE OF SALAMANCA JULY 1812 CONNECTIONS**, Large, Heavy 2 Piece French Copper Cooking Skillet / Poaching Pan With Period Brass Plate Indicating That This Piece was Captured By The British 5th Dragon Guards at Salamanca. - MISC 867
In the battle of Salamanca (in French and Spanish known as “Battle of Arapiles”) an Anglo-Portuguese army under the command of the British Duke of Wellington defeated Marshal Auguste Marmont‘s French forces among the hills around Arapiles, south of Salamanca, Spain on 22 July 1812 during the Peninsular War. During the battle Wellington released Le Marchant's heavy cavalry brigade - the 5th Dragoon Guards, and the 3rd and 4th Dragoons - into the fray, where they promptly destroyed the French Maucune's division. The cavalry reformed after passing through the routed French, charged headlong into the breathless and disorganised infantry of General Brenier's division, still approaching from the East, and tore straight through their front line. The Allies then began a general advance toward the South-East in pursuit of retreating French Forces. Held up for a while by General Ferey and General Foy's courageous rear guard actions, they eventually lost contact with the retreating French, and the two sides drew apart. The battle was over; the French had suffered some 13-14,000 losses (killed, wounded and captured), including two Divisional commanders killed (Thomieres and Ferey) and two senior officers wounded, plus the loss of ten cannon. Against this, the Allies had lost only 5,173 men from all causes. The 5th Dragoon Guards, having played a central part in one of the most spectacular and decisive cavalry charges of the entire war, were able to capture the Drum-Major's staff from the 66th Regiment du Ligne, or Regiment of the Line. This silver-plated, round-headed staff, known universally as the Salamanca Staff, has been carried on parade, ever since, by the senior Warrant Officer Class II (WO2) of all the 5th Dragoon Guards' successor Regiments, including the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards and the present Regiment, The Royal Dragoon Guards. This is a large, heavy 2 piece captured French copper skillet, cooking / poaching pan with period brass plaque indicating that this piece was captured by the 5th Dragon Guards at Salamanca most likely during the pursuit of retreating French Forces possibly in the same time frame as the capture of the Salamanca staff and used in the Regiment’s Officer’s mess. The pans with heavy riveted copper handles weigh a hefty 9.510 Kgs together. When assembled the pans are 10 ¼” tall and 23 ¾” wide from handle to handle. The large pan has a plated lining. The bottom of the smaller top pan is plated. Both pans fit together snugly and have obviously been together since made. The pans have just minor dents consistent with age and use but no damage. The top pan has a period riveted brass plate inscribed ‘Officer’s Mess July 1812 (Salamanca) 5 – KDG (5th King’s Dragoon Guards)’. The price for this unique historic find includes UK delivery. MISC 867

German M98 Dress Bayonet And Scabbard by Klitterman and Moog, Haan, Solingin . ED 2219 - ED 2219
This is a German M98 dress bayonet with a 9 ¾ inch blade made by the rare maker Klitterman and Moog, Haan, Solingin which is marked of the blade together with their monogram. The blade has a fuller on each side and has black chequered plastic grips retained by two rivets. The mortice slot retains the reed felt liner and the pommel has a working button. This bayonet also retains its original leather hilt washer. The scabbard is the standard black gloss painted version. See German clamshells by Gary L. Walker and R.J.Weinand, pages 15 and 16. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2219

German M98 Dress Bayonet And Scabbard by Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co, Solingen. ED 2220 - ED 2220
This is a German M98 dress bayonet with a 7 ¾ inch blade with the monogram W.K.C. (Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co, Solingen). The bayonet has stag horn grips secured by two rivets and is nickel plated overall. The bayonet has a non-functional stud button on the pommel. This was apparently unique to W.K.C. See German clamshells by Gary L. Walker and R.J.Weinand, pages 15. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2220

SOLD SOLD (21/05) AS FOUND WW2 1943 Dated Shin Gunto Japanese Officer's Sword With Double Signed Tang 'TAKE HISA', Army Officer’s Tasselled Cord & Quality Unusual Leather Bound Steel Scabbard. Sn 15188 - 15188
This is a very good original WW2 Japanese Officers sword and scabbard with quality made unusual leather covered scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. The skin has some small areas of wear consistent with age. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral Menuki and push button scabbard retaining clip which functions as it should. The pommel is fitted with an original period Japanese army Officers blue and brown tasselled cord. The tang is signed on both sides with Japanese script characters including the Sword Smith’s name 'Take Hisa' and dated Showa (started 1926) Ju Hachi (18th new Year Shun or haru (Spring of 1943). See Oshigata Book Of Modern Japanese Swordsmiths 1868-1945 by Slough & Fuller & Gregory list 260 page 156 for reference). The blade is 26 ½” length (37” overall). The blade is as found and unmessed with. It has no damage and has Suguha hamon. The blade has staining consistent with age and would benefit from professional cleaning. The sword is carried in its steel scabbard with single hanging ring and ornate brass mounts. Unusually the scabbard is tightly bound with quality brown leather. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15188

INERT DEACTIVATED. FN Herstal 40mm Bullet-Thru Telgren Practice Rifle Grenade For The 5.56mm M16A2 Rifle. O 1339 - O 1339
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a bullet through Telgren (telescopic rifle grenade) made by FN Herstal. The rifle grenade telescopes from a 190mm to a maximum 300mm to be used as a rifle grenade, the length being related to the range required. The grenade is marked on the stem above 6 stabilising fins from 100 to over 300 metre range also 5.56 M16A2 (the rifle designation). The grenade retains all of its original blue paint and is stencilled in white GREN-RFL-40MM BULLET THRU AP-X FN 240 LOT 02 FNG 96 . 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 1339

SOLD SOLD (04/05) ONE OF ONLY 6000, Original, Pre WW2 Japanese NCO's 1st Pattern, Type 95 Katana With Solid Copper Hilt, Suya (Harp) & Tokyo Kokura Arsenal Marks With Original NCO’s Leather Cord, Barrel Knot & Scabbard. Sn 15308 - 15308
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). Only approx. 6,000 1st type copper hilt NCO swords were made. This is an original extremely 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. The hilt is fitted with its original rare to find NCO’s leather cord with barrel knot. It has an undamaged, fullered, 27 ½” blade which has just light staining consistent with age. The blade is numbered ‘5563’ (of 6000) on one side above the fuller. The ricasso has a kanji and number ‘1067’ partially obscured by the habaki. Interestingly this number featured on a copper hilt NCO sword illustrated in Fuller & Gregory’s book Japanese Military Civil Swords & Dirks plate 20 page 85. They describe this secondary number as the Army issue number. The copper 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’s finish has wear consistent with age and service use but no damage or dents. The throat of the scabbard is numbered ‘6522’. The price for this nicely marked extremely rare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 15308
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