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WW2 1944 'D Day Landing' Scarce British Commando Bergen and Frame. Misc 857 - Misc 857
An original and scarce WW2 1944 dated British Army Commando Bergen and frame. During WW2 the British Commando Bergen was a most sought after piece of kit as it could carry heavy loads very comfortable when on marches. Originally the Bergen was used by the British Commandos on operations in Norway and the French coast, but latter by troops in operation Overlord in Normandy 1944 and Operation Varsity in the crossing of the Rhine. This is a rare original British WW2 Commando 'D-Day' Bergen rucksack produced for the D-Day landings. Equipment worn by troops on D-Day differed considerably between the Commando Units involved (see page 79 of The World War II Tommy By Brayley & Ingram). This example is made of rugged canvas and is in great condition for its age. The rucksack when packed measures approximately 24" x 20" x 15" and is mounted on a steel frame for comfort when carrying. The back of the rucksack has it's original reinforced stitched leather anchor points where mounted to the frame and has a top large flap cover with webbing retaining straps and interior lined waterproof cover for additional waterproof protection. The top of the rucksack's body has brass rings stitched into the webbing for draw cord. The body of the rucksack has a central large flap covered equipment pocket and others on the left and right sides. The rucksack opens to reveal its waterproof lining which is intact and a separate dividing pocket. The rucksack and frame are complete with all of it's correct shoulder straps and buckle fasteners. The inside of the top cover is ink stamped with "B Ltd. 1944" and "194" along with the War Department Broad Arrow. This is a scarce and highly collectable piece of D-Day equipment. The price includes UK delivery. Misc 857
£275.00

Pre WW1 German M98 Eickhorn Dress Bayonet With Stag Horn Grips, Scabbard and Frog. Bayo 280 - Bayo 280
A very early M98 Dress bayonet with stag horn grips and a 7 3/4" long blade stamped with the early Eickhorn Trademark of two Squirrels sat back to back and "C.E." underneath. It has a black crossguard and pommel which has a working press stud release. The scabbard is black steel and is complete with a brown leather frog. (See 'German Clamshells & Other Bayonets' book by Gary Walker & R.J. Weinand, page 15) This is a scarce early M98 dress bayonet in very good condition. The price includes UK delivery. Bayo 280
£375.00

WW2 Era Matching Numbers German M84/98 Mauser Bayonet , Scabbard & Frog. Bayo 281 - Bayo 281
This is a complete WW2 era bayonet with matching numbers (1288 g) on the bayonet and the scabbard. The blued steel blade retains 100% of the original finish and is stamped with "1288 g" on one side and "S/155K" on the other. The crossguard is stamped with the number "52". The pommel is stamped with 2 Waffenampt stamps. It has a clearing / cleaning hole and dark brown plastic grips secured with two screw bolts. The grips are in perfect condition. The scabbard is blued steel and the mouthpiece is stamped with the number "1288 g". The frog is the standard leather version. A very nice complete, matching numbers K98 set. The price includes UK delivery. Bayo 281
£245.00

VERY RARE, 1st Series, 1st Type, 1950-1954 B.S.A. Club Airsporter .177 Calibre, Under Lever, 'EA' Prefix Serial Number Air Rifle With 1946 Patent Number 607.045 For Piston Head Improvement. AI 633 - AI 633
An excellent condition1st Series, 1st Type, B.S.A, Club Airsporter .177 Calibre Air Rifle, the fore runner of the BSA Airsporter MK1 Air Rifle. It is serial number EA 18089 which dates it to between 1950-1954. Only 14,500 Club Airsporters were manufactured (see Page 47 of Hillers Book 'A Collectors Guide to Air Rifles'). The trigger block is stamped 'Patent Nos 607.045' (This patent for the cone shaped piston head and head chamber was applied for in 1946 and granted in 1947). The woodwork and metal work are all original & in excellent undamaged condition. The metal retains its original blue finish. The left side of the stock is nicely impressed with the winged BSA legend. It is under lever cocking and has a ramp foresight & adjustable dial rear sight. It has the correct ‘shell shaped’ release catch. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling and the loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this very rare Club Airsporter in excellent condition includes UK delivery. NB as a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale and delivery of this item. AI 633
£695.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD Post 1985 BSA Stutzen Airsporter .22 Calibre Under Lever Air. AI 634 - AI 634
The Under Lever Stutzen Airsporter was introduced by the Birmingham Small Arms Company in 1985. This is an excellent example in .22 calibre. It measures 39 ½” overall with a 14 ½” barrel. The rifle has a walnut full stock with contoured cheek piece and rosewood fore end cap. The stock has a finely chequered neck for grip. It is fitted with sling swivel lugs and a rubber recoil pad the end of which bears the BSA stacked rifles logo. The weapon's barrel is stamped 'BSA Guns England .22 Cal' also with the BSA stacked rifles logo. The left side of the barrel is stamped with the serial number 'ZT01695 '. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a shrouded ramp fore sight, adjustable rear sight & telescopic sight rail. The weapon's metal work is in excellent undamaged condition and retains its original blue finish. The weapon loads and fires perfectly with a strong spring action. Price includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air Rifle the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale and delivery of this item. AI 634
£0.00

BEST QUALITY, C1870 Victorian Robert Hughes 'Universal Firearms Works' Birmingham Martini Henry 577x450 Calibre Large Game Cape/ Sporting Rifle With Mint Henry Patent Rifling. Sn 13762 - 13762
Robert Hughes was a gun and pistol maker at 22 Moland St., Birmingham until 1872 and at 100 Moland street from 1873. He adopted the style 'Universal Firearms Works' in 1868. His guns were well known and he was favored in the London gun market, known for his high quality Sporting Rifles, typically sold to Gentlemen traveling to Asia or Africa for big game hunting. This is an excellent Robert Hughes Martini Henry sporting carbine made at his 'Universal Firearms Works' in Birmingham. The action has crisp foliate engraved decoration on the top and both sides. The left side also has a central roundel with crossed banners and letter ‘B’ above number ‘2609’ and wording ‘Martini’s Patent’. The trigger guard is engraved with the image of an ‘Antelope / Gazelle in the field’. The woodwork is all original and in excellent condition with chequered panels at the wrist and forestock. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling Henry’s patent rifling. The barrel length is 29” and it measures 46 ½” overall length. The top of the barrel is crisply marked ‘Robert Hughes Universal Firearms Works Birmingham’ together with crisp black powder proofs and the right side of the barrel is crisply marked ‘Henry’s Patent ‘B1754’. It has a block & blade foresight, graduated ladder rear sight and steel butt plate. Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this best quality sporting rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13762
£1,195.00

1866 Dated British Military Enfield Tower 2 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle. Sn 13763 - 13763
This is an excellent Enfield 2-band Percussion Rifle in .577" calibre. It is stamped on the side plate, ‘Tower 1866’ and Crown VR (Victoria Regina). The top of the barrel has inspection marks. It has all original woodwork with steel butt plate, original ramrod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight, sling swivels & bayonet lug . The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. Total length is 49" with a 32" barrel. The firing action works perfectly. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13763
£1,175.00

1860 Dated British Military Enfield Tower 2 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle Regiment Marked ‘V NL 434’ To The Loyal North Lancashire Volunteers. Sn 13765 - 13765
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment was formed in 1881 as part of the Cardwell reforms of the British Army. Its title changed to The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) in 1921. The Regiment was formed initially with two battalions, the 1st Battalion being created from the former 47th (Lancashire) Regiment of Foot, and the 2nd from the former 81st (Loyal Lincoln Volunteers). The Regimental Depot was at Fulwood Barracks, Preston, creating a link which has continued unbroken to the present day. The Regiment recruited primarily from the towns of Central Lancashire, including Preston, Chorley, Bolton and Wigan. In 1859 a scare a war with France swept the country, exposing the inability of the small peacetime Regular Army to defend Great Britain as well as the vast colonial Empire. The widespread popular demand for additional volunteer forces did not at first find favour with the Government of the day, but the Ministry finally gave way and on 25 May 1859 sanctioned the formation of corps of Rifle Volunteers. Lancashire responded with particular enthusiasm to the call for volunteers and by the end of 1860 over seventy local Infantry units had been raised.This is an original Enfield 2-band Percussion Rifle in .577" calibre. It is stamped on the side plate, ‘Tower 1860’ and Crown VR (Victoria Regina) together with ordnance inspection mark. The top of the barrel has inspection marks. It has all original woodwork with steel butt plate, original ramrod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight, sling swivels & bayonet lug. The butt plate tang is Regiment marked ‘V NL’ to the Loyal North Lancashire Volunteers together with weapon number ‘434’. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. Total length is 49" with a 32" barrel. The firing action works perfectly. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13765
£1,175.00

Large, C1850 6 Bore Percussion Wild Fowling Piece / Punt Gun. Sn 13766 - 13766
This is a large Victorian era percussion fowling piece/ punt gun. It is 6 bore and has a 41" stepped round to octagonal brown barrel (57 ½” overall). Its bore has the staining to be expected with age and use. It has walnut stock with chequered wrist & brass fittings. The brass trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial and brass butt plate tang have engraved scrollwork decoration. It has a heavy steel dolphin hammer. The barrel has a small post foresight. The side plate has partially visible manufacturer or retailer name which appears to be ‘J’ above partial name ‘Hollon’ The piece has its original wood ramrod with horn end cap. Price for this large Victorian fowling piece 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 13766
£795.00

QUALITY, C1870, English, Westley Richards, 12 Bore, Double Barrel, Lever Break Action, Pin Fire Shotgun. Sn 13764 - 13764
The renowned English Gunsmiths Westley Richards & Co have been making unique and especially good shotguns and rifles for over 200 years. This is an excellent quality 12 Bore pinfire double barrel shotgun made by Westley Richards C 1870. It has a top lever action and original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and forestock. The underside of the stock has a void German silver escutcheon. The shotgun with double 29 ¾”, 12 Bore browned steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 46" overall. The lever, side plates and trigger guard with extended tang have foliate engraved decoration. The leaver is faintly engraved ‘Westley Richards Patent’ and both side plates ‘Westley Richards’. The trigger guard tang is numbered ‘10080’. 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. Sn 13764
£895.00

Victorian, English, Westley Richards, 12 Bore, Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun With Damascus Barrels. Sn 13759 - 13759
The renowned English Gunsmiths Westley Richards & Co have been making unique and best quality shotguns and rifles for over 200 years. This is a Victorian 12 Bore double barrel shotgun made by Westley Richards. It has Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist. The wrist has a void German silver escutcheon. The shotgun with double 29 ¾”, 12 Bore damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 45 ½” overall. The side plates, action tang and trigger guard with extended tang & acanthus bud finial have foliate engraved decoration. Both side plates are engraved ‘Westley Richards’. The cocking & firing actions 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 muzzle loading percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13759
£675.00

OFFICER’S QUALITY, 1874 Enfield Tower Snider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine By V&R Blakemore Birmingham & London With Nipple Protector & Chain & Mint Rifled Bore. Sn 13775. - 13775
This is an original Officer's Quality British Military .577 Snider Patent Cavalry Carbine. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. In that era many Tower made military weapons were bought by the British gun trade where they were re-fitted with refinements and sold as quality private purchase weapons for Officers. This Enfield Tower cavalry carbine has a 19 ¼” round browned steel barrel with a pristine bore and crisp rifling. It has a brass butt plate with hinged trap, brass trigger guard with extended tang and brass chain with nipple protector. The woodwork is excellent & undamaged. The action and side plate are also browned steel. The side plate is crisply marked with the Queen Victoria Crown, dated 1874 and has the Enfield ‘Tower’ mark. It also has the name of the gunsmiths who carried out the refinements including addition of butt trap & browned metal work ‘V&R Blakemore Birmingham & London’. The breech and barrel have proof / inspection marks together with number ‘V292’. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a fixed foresight and adjustable ladder rear sight. Price for this superb snider includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13775
£1,275.00
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