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SOLD SOLD SOLD WW2 1943 -1944 U.S. Army Issue, Colt 1911A1 .45 ACP Calibre Semi Automatic Pistol & U.S. Army Leather Holster. Sn 13986 - 13986
This is an original U.S Army issue, Colt 1911A1 .45 ACP calibre semi automatic pistol. It retains all of its original finish and its serial number 1201102 dates its manufacture to between 1943 & 1944. This pistol made by Colt bears the manufacturer's detail ' Colts PTFA MFG Co Hartford CT U.S.A' on the right side of its slide and the frame is stamped 'M1911A1 U.S. ARMY' and Serial number together with ‘United States Property’. It retains all of its original parkerised finish & the pistols finely chequered black grips are in great undamaged condition. The butt has a fixed lanyard ring. The pistol has grip safety & the weapon can be stripped cocked and dry fired. The pistol is complete with original WW2 U.S. Army black leather holster. The holster has a full flap cover with faintly embossed ‘U.S.’ (Army) roundel and single brass stud to the body. The muzzle end of the holster is correctly holed for thigh cord. The rear has a riveted & stitched belt loop and steel belt bar. The price for this iconic WW2 weapon with holster includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 13986

Victorian Era British Webley Royal Ulster Constabulary (RIC) Pattern Model 1867 6 Shot Double & Single Action Revolver By Westley Richards & Co In .442 Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre. Sn 13987 - 13987
The success of the world famous British Webley firearms company was in no small part due to the existence of the RIC. In 1867, Philip Webley launched a new compact revolver design, designated the Model 1867 which was to achieve recognition throughout the world and remain in production for more than 60 years. Webley secured a contract to supply his weapon to the RIC in January 1868, a stroke of good fortune which ensured the financial success of the company, and established it as the foremost supplier of personal firearms to the Government and Colonial Forces for years to come. This is an excellent example of the M1867 pattern RIC revolver made by the prestigious British Firearms manufacturer Westley Richards & Co in the rare to find obsolete .442 calibre. It has a sturdy closed frame, is side gate loading, has a captive hinged ejector rod and military / police lanyard ring. The metal work is undamaged and has nice even patina. It has a 4” round steel barrel and measures 9” overall length. The pistol has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. Its barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is crisply signed ‘Westley Richards & Co’. Its one piece chequered walnut grip is undamaged. Its firing action works perfectly in both single and double action. The price for this rare RIC pattern M1867 pistol includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre antique revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13987

QUALITY, Victorian Era German Silver Mounted Barrel Knife With Finnish Birch Handle Additional Concealed Blade Hinged Butt Cap With Heraldic Arms To Jones Of Caton Lancaster & Motto ‘Vince Malum Bono’ (Overcome Evil With Good), 2 Piece Scabbard. Sn 13980 - 13980
This quality barrel knife would have been an expensive purchase for any Victorian Gentleman. It s handle is wood most likely a cross-section of a fat ellipse Karellian Birch from Finland. The knife has a 3” single edged steel blade with hand tooled decorative back edge & the spine has German Silver inlay. The knife measures 7” overall and has a German Silver ferrule and butt cap with hinged lid. The top of the lid has what appears to be heraldic arms together with Latin motto ‘Vince Malum Bono’ (Overcome Evil With Good). We believe the arms and motto to belong to Jones Of Caton Lancaster. The hinged lid opens to reveal the hollowed out barrel body which conceals a smaller knife similar in construction to the larger knife but with solid body, fixed German Silver butt cap and smaller 1 ½” blade (4” overall). The knife is complete with its original 2 piece leather bound wood scabbard which has German Silver mounts. The wood is undamaged and complete but the surface of the leather has areas of wear consistent with age and use which can be seen in the images. Price for this unusual quality Victorian Gentleman’s piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 13980

RARE, WW2 Era USMC Ribbed Alloy Hilt Variant Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Correct Scabbard. ED 2156 - ED 2156
An original WW2 era Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife with USMC ribbed alloy hilt. On page 139 of Flooks’ book ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’, the author describes the origins of this variant as being ‘mysterious’, no example being found with any inspection marks and the hilts being cast from alloy with ringed finishes, integral cross guard and a fillet on the underside of the guard similar to USMC stiletto daggers. This example has an undamaged ribbed cast alloy hilt with cross guard and correct underside fillet. It has a clean 170mm blade with medial ridge. As is usual with these knives there are no visible inspection marks. It is complete with original WW2 leather scabbard with integral belt loop with retaining strap and press stud fastener. The edges of the scabbard are correctly riveted and stitched as illustrated on page 140 of Flook’s book. All leather & stitching are intact. Price for this rare, unusual variant of FS knife with scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2156

South African Police 6 Panel Solar Topee Pith Helmet & South African Police Helmet Badge, With Leather Chin Strap, Size 7 1/8".Sn 13907:24 - 13907:24
This is a very nice condition South African Police 6 panel Solar Topee Pith helmet, complete with South African Police helmet badge and leather chin strap, size 7 1/8". The solar topee, pith helmet was designed to shade the wearer's head and face from the sun. Pith helmets were often worn by European travellers in the varying climates found in Africa. This helmet has a cloth folded khaki headband. It has a vented top and leather chin strap. The outside covering is free of damage. The brim edge is edged with folded stitched leather. Inside it has a leather sweat band which is in excellent condition with a drawer string. The sweatband has a handwritten size "7 1/8". The underside of the brim is lined in green cloth. The helmet badge is that of the South African Police and secured in place with two brass nuts on the inside. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:24

Early Maltese Police 6 Panel Mounted Ceremonial Spike Topped Solar Topee Helmet With Chain Chin Strap. Size 7 1/8". Sn 13907:25 - 13907:25
An early Maltese 6 panel Police mounted ceremonial spike topped Solar Topee helmet with chain chin strap. The Malta Police Force is one of the oldest in Europe, dating back to 1814 when Sir Thomas Maitland was Governor of Malta. The Maltese Government took over the Force in 1921, following the grant of self-government. The Malta Police Force holds mixed responsibilities in investigative and national security issues. It is always in search of the truth within the parameters of its investigative powers, combined with those afforded by the judicial authority. The solar topee helmet was designed to protect the wearer from the sun in very hot climates. This helmet has a large neck brim. The helmet is covered in white material and has a white material folded headband. The outside is in excellent undamaged condition and made up of six panels. The metal helmet badge to the front is the Maltese police badge without the crown, probably post 1964. The spike top incorporates a vent. Inside it has a leather sweat band which is unstained and has a drawer string. It is stamped with "Comfort Fitting Patent" and the lining inside has three ink stamps, "MG", "7 1/8" and a manufacturers stamp which is too faint to read. It has a metal chain over leather chin strap secured over brass hooks. The underside of the brim is lined in green. A very nice example. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:25

1910-1936 Barbados Police 6 Panel Solar Topee Helmet With Kings Crown Helmet Badge Numbered 307, Size 22 1/2". Sn 13907:26 - 13907:26
A Barbados Police 6 Panel Solar Topee helmet accompanied by a Kings Crown badge. George V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. Barbados was under British rule from 1627 until it gained independence in 1966. The prefix "Royal" was added to the title of the Police Force in February 1966 due to a visit by the Queen. Since that time "Royal" has remained as part of the name and identity of the force. The helmet is in good condition. It has been blancoed in white. Designed for use in hot countries to prevent sun stroke. This solar topee has a large neck brim. To the front it has a Kings Crown Barbados Police helmet badge numbered 307 in the centre. It has a top vent. Inside it has a leather sweat band with drawer string. It has two brass hooks, one either side for a detachable chin strap. The lining inside has an ink stamp with a size "22 1/2". There is a manufacturers ink stamp which is too faint to read, but the word "Owen" can be made out. The underside is lined with green cloth which is faded. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:26

Barcelona Policia Municipal 6 Panel Mounted Police Solar Topee Helmet With Chin Strap and Helmet Badge Number 1811. Sn 13907:27 - 13907:27
A Barcelona Policia Municipal 6 panel mounted Police solar topee helmet with chin strap and helmet badge. In Spanish towns and cities, the Policia Municipal (Municipal Police), also known as the Policia Local or Guardia Urbana, is a police force organized at the municipal level. Municipal police are authorised in every town and city of 5,000 or more people. The Policía Municipal de Madrid is the largest force and the Guàrdia Urbana de Barcelona is the second largest. In towns and villages that are too small to organize a municipal force, the function is performed by the Guardia Civil or by the Autonomous Community force. The helmet is white with a vent at the top. It has a stitched 1" head band and metal "Polica Municipal" badge with number "1811" cut out of it. The edge is finished with a folded stitched piece of material. The inside has a leather sweat band and stitched adjustable black leather chin strap. It has a black lined inside. The underside of the brim is lined in white material. It has four vents to the sides, two either side. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:27

King’s Crown Northhamptonshire Constabulary Male Constable's / Sergeant's Blue Serge 6 Panel Police Helmet With Kings Crown Blackened Helmet Plate. Sn 13907:28 - 13907:28
Northamptonshire Police can trace its earliest roots to 1840 when the Northamptonshire Constabulary and Daventry Constabulary were formed. This is a very good, male Constable's / Sergeant's helmet of the Northamptonshire Constabulary. It has a navy blue 6 panel body, blackened rose boss and a Northamptonshire Constabulary King’s Crown blackened metal helmet night plate. The inside has a leather sweat band and leather chin strap. The sweatband is ink stamped with size "6 7/8". There is also contemporary hand written number ‘44’ no doubt the collar number of the Police officer who owned the helmet. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:28

**SOLD**SOLD SPEC, WW1 1916 British Officer's Webley MK VI .455 Calibre Service Revolver With Open Cylinders That Will Accept Inert Rounds & Leather Holster Marked To ‘Lt Sames Y+L’ (Lieutenant Harold Woodhouse Sames, York & Lancaster Regiment). Sn 14001 - 14001
This is an excellent, original, OLD SPEC (1992 deactivation) World War 1 dated British Officer's MK VI .455 calibre Service Revolver. It has open cylinders that will accept inert rounds. Matching numbers '194895' are stamped on the cylinder and frame. The number stamped on the barrel block is unreadable. On the right side of the frame it is stamped ' Webley Mark VI Patents' with 1916 date. It has WD proof/ inspection marks on its frame & trigger guard. The pistol has its original finely chequered Bakelite grips and Lanyard ring. The grips are undamaged. The pistol strips, cocks & dry fires perfectly. It is complete with an original brown leather holster for the Webley & Enfield MK VI .455" Calibre Service Revolvers. It has a full flap cover with single brass stud. It has a large rear belt loop with original brass bar. The inside of the flap has contemporary hand written Officer’s name & Regiment designation ‘Lt Sames Y+L’ (Lieutenant Harold Woodhouse Sames, York and Lancaster Regiment. Sames survived the war and finished his career as Captain. His brother, an Officer of the Tank Corps was killed in action 1918). All leather and stitching of the holster are intact. The pistol & holster are accompanied by 6 rounds of inert, deactivated brass cased .455 calibre ammunition. The price for this WW1 revolver set which is worthy of further research includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 14001

CASED, ORIGINAL, EARLY PRODUCTION, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER, 1853-1854, Colt 1851 Navy .36 Calibre, Cap And Ball Percussion 6 Shot Revolver And Accessories. Sn 13989. - 13989
The Colt Revolving Belt Pistol of Naval Calibre (i.e. .36 calibre), later known as the Colt 1851 Navy or Navy Revolver, is a single action, cap and ball revolver. It was designed by Samuel Colt between 1847 and 1850. It remained in production until 1873. Famous 'Navy', users included Wild Bill Hickok, John Henry "Doc" Holliday, Ned Kelly, and Robert E. Lee. This original, early production, Colt made, Navy revolver is in excellent condition with even patina throughout. It has attractive undamaged walnut grip, a 7 ½” octagonal barrel and measures 13 ½” overall length. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The cylinder has traces of its correct Naval battle scene depicting the victory of the Second Texas Navy at the Battle of Campeche engaged on May 16, 1843. (The Texas Navy had purchased the earlier Colt Paterson Revolver, but this was Colt's first major success in the gun trade; the Naval theme of the engraved cylinder was Colt's gesture of appreciation). The cylinder is numbered ‘26309’ which dates it’s production to between 1853 to 1854. It has matching serial numbers stamped on its frame, barrel block, trigger guard and butt. The top of the barrel is marked ' Address Col SamL Colt New York City’. It has a brass grip frame, captive lever ram rod, small conical post fore sight and ‘v’ notch hammer rear sight. The weapon has a nice tight action and works perfectly as it should. It is contained in its attractive, original, tailor made, wood case with hinged lid. The case is lined with blue felt and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon with additional compartments for accessories. The accessory compartments contain a copper and brass ‘Sykes Patent’ marked black powder flask, a moulded .36 calibre lead ball, a moulded .36 calibre conical bullet, an empty percussion cap tin with paper label ‘Eley Bros London Expressly For Colt Pistols’, a double bullet mould (for 1 ball and 1 bullet) marked ‘Colt’s Patent’, a steel adjustment tool and wood handled cleaning rod. The inside of the case lid has its original Colt paper instructions for use adhered. The case has its original lock (the key is absent). On top of the lid, in its centre, is a void brass roundel. The price for this excellent complete Colt pistol set includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13989

VERY RARE & DESIRABLE, Original 1890 - 1891 American Large Frame Colt Lightning ‘Express Model’ 38-56-255 Winchester Calibre Pump / Slide Action Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Full Length Tube Magazine. Sn 13990 - 13990
The Colt Lightning Rifle was a slide /pump-action rifle manufactured by Colt from 1884 to 1904. Colt made the Lightning Rifle in three different frame sizes, to accommodate a wide range of cartridges. Its profile somewhat resembles the pump-action rifles made by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company and Remington Arms. The large-frame Lightning with barrel lengths of 22” or 28”, also called the "Express Model" were manufactured between 1887 and 1894. The Lightning was adopted for use by the San Francisco Police Department. This is an excellent original example of the large frame Colt Lightning ‘Express Model’ rifle in 38-56-255 Winchester calibre. It has a 28” blued octagonal barrel and measures 46 ¾” overall. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. It’s all original American Walnut wood work is excellent and undamaged. The slide has chequered panels. It has a steel butt plate & correct full length tube magazine. The top of the barrel has crisp Colt Hartford address detail and Patent dates (illustrated inset in image 2). The barrel has calibre detail ’38-56-255’ (illustrated in image 2). The frame has a loading port on the right side & is very faintly marked with the Rampant Colt trade mark on the left. The rifle is serial number ‘4751’ which is stamped on the trigger guard tang. The serial number dates its manufacture to between 1890 & 1891. It is fitted with buck horn rear sight and brass blade fore sight. Its pump action and firing mechanisms work perfectly. The price for this rare obsolete calibre American Frontier / Wild West era rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13990
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