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Boer War 1901 -1905 Dated & 1910 Dated, 1899 Pattern, British Wilkinson Heavy Cavalry Sword Regt Marked ‘3DG’ To 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards For Boer war Use & Later Use By The RGH (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Leather Cord & Scabbard. - 15584:2
The 3rd Dragoon Guards was first raised by Thomas Hickman-Windsor, 1st Earl of Plymouth as the Earl of Plymouth's Regiment of Horse in 1685 as part of the response to the Monmouth Rebellion. In 1746 it was ranked as the 3rd Dragoon Guards, and formally titled in 1751 as the 3rd Regiment of Dragoon Guards. Shortly thereafter, in 1765, it took the title 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards, for the future George IV. The Regiment was employed chasing the elusive General Christiaan de Wet in spring 1901 during the Second Boer War. The Regiment was retitled the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) in 1921, and was amalgamated with the 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) to form the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards the following year. The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars' first battle honour was won in South Africa during the Second Boer War, when a contingent of Gloucestershire yeomanry served as mounted infantry in the Imperial Yeomanry. Before the First World War, all volunteer forces, including the yeomanry, were brought into the Territorial Force. On the outbreak of the war the regiment raised a second-line unit, which remained in the UK and became a cyclist unit in 1916, and a third-line unit, which served as a reserve. The first-line unit saw action as infantry at Gallipoli and as cavalry in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign; in the latter it fought both mounted and dismounted from the Suez Canal to Aleppo in modern day Syria. Following the war, the regiment was downsized and converted to the 21st (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Armoured Car Company. This is an original, Boer War dated British 1899 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword to the 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards & later to the RGH with 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. One side has 11 01 date (November 1901) and manufacturer name Wilkinnson. The back of the blade is stamped '/99' (1899 Pattern) together with inspection mark. The full bowl guard is Regiment marked on the inside '3. D.G.' to 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards '01 05' (Jan 1905 date) and numbers ‘10’ and ‘644’. The grip strap is stamped with what appears to be ‘RGH’ to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars and ’10 (1910 date), indicating that after Boer war use by the Dragoon Guards 1901-1905 it went on to be issued to the RGH in 1910. The Sword's black leather chequered grips with 3 rivets are secure and undamaged. The hilt is fitted with a period brown leather tasselled cord. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has period brown finish and just light surface wear to be expected. There are faint / indistinct WD inspection marks on the scabbard. The price for this Regiment marked Boer War Sword includes UK delivery. Sn 15584:2
£675.00

Original Rare Korean War Era, (April 1953 Dated) Royal Navy, Empty Wooden Ammunition Box With Metal Liner Originally containing 360 Rounds Of .303 Mark VII Ball In Chargers. O 1352 - O 1352
This is an original and rare Korean War era, (April 1953 dated) Royal Navy empty wooden ammunition box, originally containing 360 rounds of .303 mark VII ball ammunition in chargers. The box is complete with its original tinplate liner and is stenciled in yellow 360 CARTRIDGES .303BALL MARK 7 IN CASES CHARGER on two sides and R.L. 10-4-53 RN (R.L. Royal Laboratories the manufacturer and RN Royal Navy) on one end. The box has an intact class 6 explosives paper label to one side and contains its original tinplate inner. The main casing is held together with strong steel nailed on bands. The price includes UK delivery. O 1352
£195.00

British Wilkinson 1882/1885/1890 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard Regiment Marked ’13 H’ To The 13th Hussars . Sn 15584:3 - 15584:3
These swords were designed during the period when the British army was continuing to argue on the merits of the ‘cut’ versus the ‘thrust’ of British cavalry blades. The hilt design was first introduced for the 1864 pattern, this was primarily a new hilt mated with the existing 1853 pattern blade. The Maltese Cross motif cut into the knuckle guard is a distinctive feature of these swords. British manufacturer’s struggled to keep pace with the demand for these swords and many were produced with German made blades (see page 101 of World Swords by Withers). The 13th Hussars (previously the 13th Light Dragoons) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army established in 1715. It saw service for three centuries including the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimean War and the First World War but then amalgamated with the 18th Royal Hussars, to form the 13th/18th Royal Hussars in 1922. This is an excellent original, 1882/1885/1890 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword with British Wilkinson blade & Scabbard to the 13th Hussars. The Sword’s fullered 33 1/2" blade has just light staining consistent with age. It measures 39 1/4" overall length. The ricasso is marked on one side by the maker ‘Wilkinson’. The hilt has its original washer. The knuckle guard has the correct Maltese cross motif. It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales secured by the correct 5 rivets which are very good and undamaged. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with correct 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard is crisply marked ’13 H 362’ To the 13th Hussars weapon number 362. The scabbard has even patina. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15584:3
£645.00

SOLD SOLD (16/08) DEACTIVATED INERT. Rare .55 Boys (14x99B) Mark 1 1941 Dated Inspection Anti-Tank Rifle Round. O 1353 - O 1353
DEACTIVATED INERT. This round was developed by a Captain H C Boys, a designer at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield resulting in the .55 Boys anti-tank rifle being adopted in 1937. Although the round was adequate against light tanks in the early part of the war, the Boys was ineffective against heavier armour and was phased out in favour of the PIAT mid-war. The Boys anti-tank rifle was a bolt action rifle fed from a five-shot magazine, loaded by means of a 5 round stripper clip. The nickel plated brass cartridge cased round and is headstamped K41 UI (Kynoch 41 Inspection mark 1). The bullet is held by 3 stab crimps at the case mouth which has a slight case neck split due to usage . No licence is required to possess this inert round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. O 1353
£0.00

Boer War Era British Mole 1882/85/90 Pattern Nickel Plated Cavalry Officer’s Ceremonial Parade Sword With Period Leather Cord & 1899 Dated Scabbard Regiment Marked ’YC DLO’ To The Duke Of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry Cavalry. Sn 15584:4 - 15584:4
These swords were designed during the period when the British army was continuing to argue on the merits of the ‘cut’ versus the ‘thrust’ of British cavalry blades. The hilt design was first introduced for the 1864 pattern, this was primarily a new hilt mated with the existing 1853 pattern blade. The Maltese Cross motif cut into the knuckle guard is a distinctive feature of these swords. British manufacturer’s struggled to keep pace with the demand for these swords and many were produced with German made blades (see page 101 of World Swords by Withers). The Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry has its origins in the various troops of horse raised in the eighteenth century in the county of Lancaster when Britain was under threat of invasion from Revolutionary France. The earliest of the troops was the Bolton Light Horse formed in 1798. In June 1828 the Lancashire Corps of Yeomanry Cavalry assembled. In 1834, by special act, King William IV granted the title “Duke of Lancaster’s Corps of Yeomanry Cavalry” and since that date the Sovereign, as the Duke of Lancaster, has traditionally been Colonel-in-Chief. The Regiment sent mounted infantry for service in the Boer War, serving in the Imperial Yeomanry between 1900 and 1902; notably seeing action at Faber’s Putt. This is an original, 1882/1885/1890 Pattern British Cavalry Ceremonial Parade Sword by Mole & Scabbard to the Duke Of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry Cavalry. The Sword’s fullered 34 ½” blade has just light staining consistent with age. The blade’s nickel finish has areas of wear. The blade has no manufacturer, inspection or date marks. The sword measures 40 ½” overall length. The nickel plated knuckle guard is double stamped by the maker 'Mole' & has the correct Maltese cross motif. The guard is fitted with original leather cord. It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales secured by the correct 5 rivets which are good but have patches of aged staining. It is complete with its original nickel plated steel scabbard with correct 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard is faintly marked near the throat with what appears to be very faint ‘YC’ above ’DLO’ & ‘9’ to the Duke Of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry Cavalry weapon number 9. There is also a faint date which appears to be '1/99' (Jan 1899). The scabbard has even patina. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15584:4
£595.00

SOLD SOLD (16/08) DEACTIVATED INERT. Rare WW2 .55 Boys (14x99B) Mark 1 Drill Anti-Tank Rifle Round. O 1354 - O 1354
DEACTIVATED INERT. This round was developed by a Captain H C Boys, a designer at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield resulting in the .55 Boys anti-tank rifle being adopted in 1937. Although the round was adequate against light tanks in the early part of the war, the Boys was ineffective against heavier armour and was phased out in favour of the PIAT mid-war. The Boys anti-tank rifle was a bolt action rifle fed from a five-shot magazine, loaded by means of a 5 round stripper clip. The nickel plated brass cartridge cased round and is headstamped R broad arrow L D.1 (Royal Laboratories Drill, mark 1). The cartridge case has three 30mm red painted flutes in the sides of the cartridge case and a red painted blind primer annulus designating a practice round. The bullet is held by 3 stab crimps at the case mouth. No licence is required to possess this inert round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. O 1354
£0.00

DEACTIVATED INERT .55 Boys (14x99B) Mark 2 1940 Dated Practice Anti-Tank Rifle Round. O 1355 - O 1355
This round was developed by a Captain H C Boys, a designer at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield resulting in the .55 Boys anti-tank rifle being adopted in 1937. Although the round was adequate against light tanks in the early part of the war, the Boys was ineffective against heavier armour and was phased out in favour of the PIAT mid-war. The Boys anti-tank rifle was a bolt action rifle fed from a five-shot magazine, loaded by means of a 5 round stripper clip. The rifle was large, heavy with a bipod at the front and a separate grip below the padded butt. This is a mark 2 practice round and is headstamped K 40 PII (Kynoch 1940, mark 2 practice) on the brass cartridge case. The Nickel cased bullet is held by 3 stab crimps at the case mouth. The brass primer has a purple primer annulus signifying practice. No licence is required to possess this inert round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price is for each round. The price includes UK delivery. O 1355
£45.00

DEACTIVATED INERT .55 Boys (14x99B) Mark 1 1939/40 Dated Armour Piercing Anti-Tank Rifle Round. O 1356 - O 1356
This round was developed by a Captain H C Boys, a designer at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield resulting in the .55 Boys anti-tank rifle being adopted in 1937. Although the round was adequate against light tanks in the early part of the war, the Boys was ineffective against heavier armour and was phased out in favour of the PIAT mid-war. The Boys anti-tank rifle was a bolt action rifle fed from a five-shot magazine, loaded by means of a 5 round stripper clip. The rifle was large, heavy with a bipod at the front and a separate grip below the padded butt. This is a mark 2 armour piercing round and is headstamped K 39 and K49 WI (Kynoch 1939 and 40, mark 1 armour piercing) on the brass cartridge case. The Nickel cased bullet is held by 3 stab crimps at the case mouth. The brass primer has a green primer annulus signifying armour piercing. The armour piercing bullets have had a cut across the base of the bullet casing and the hardened steel core to destabilise them if ever they were fired so they are collectable without a licence. This deactivation cannot be seen when the bulleted round is displayed. No licence is required to possess this inert round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price is for each round. The price includes UK delivery. Rounds are priced individually and there are two rounds available. O 1356
£35.00

1889 Dated British WD 1882/1885/1890 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard. Sn 15584:5 - 15584:5
These swords were designed during the period when the British army was continuing to argue on the merits of the ‘cut’ versus the ‘thrust’ of British cavalry blades. The hilt design was first introduced for the 1864 pattern, this was primarily a new hilt mated with the existing 1853 pattern blade. The Maltese Cross motif cut into the knuckle guard is a distinctive feature of these swords. British manufacturer’s struggled to keep pace with the demand for these swords and many were produced with German made blades (see page 101 of World Swords by Withers). This is a good original, 1882/1885/1890 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword with Scabbard. The Sword’s fullered 33 ¼” blade has just light staining consistent with age. It measures 38 ¾” overall length. The grip strap has ordnance inspection marks. The ricasso has WD inspection marks and 4/89 date (April 1889). The knuckle guard has the correct Maltese cross motif which has indistinct letters and numbers. It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales secured by the correct 5 rivets which are in good condition with just light surface wear. It is complete with its steel scabbard which has 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has WD with arrow mark and other indistinct marks. The scabbard has even patina. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15584:5
£575.00

DEACTIVATED INERT .55 Boys (14x99B) Mark 2 1942 Dated Armour Piercing Anti-Tank Rifle Round. O 1357 - O 1357
This round was developed by a Captain H C Boys, a designer at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield resulting in the .55 Boys anti-tank rifle being adopted in 1937. Although the round was adequate against light tanks in the early part of the war, the Boys was ineffective against heavier armour and was phased out in favour of the PIAT mid-war. The Boys anti-tank rifle was a bolt action rifle fed from a five-shot magazine, loaded by means of a 5 round stripper clip. The rifle was large, heavy with a bipod at the front and a separate grip below the padded butt. This is a mark 2 armour piercing round and is headstamped K4 42 WII (Kynoch, I.C.I., Yeading 1942, mark 2 armour piercing) on the brass cartridge case. The Nickel cased bullet is held by 3 stab crimps at the case mouth. The brass primer has a green primer annulus signifying armour piercing. The armour piercing bullets have had a cut across the base of the bullet casing and the hardened steel core to destabilise them if ever they were fired so they are collectable without a licence. This deactivation cannot be seen when the bulleted round is displayed. No licence is required to possess this inert round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price is for each round. The price includes UK delivery. Rounds are priced individually and there are two rounds available. O 1357
£35.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. Rare And Original German WILHEIM MODEL 1916 German ‘Fused Stick Grenade model 1916’ Stielhandgranats. (Stick Grenade) Sn 12214 - 12214
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a rare and original German ‘Fused Stick Grenade model 1916’ ‘potato masher stick grenade’. This grenade appears to be an early example of this grenade utilising the explosive canister off the earlier ‘Percussion Stick Grenade, ‘WILHEIM MODEL 1916’ fitted to the later wooden handle which used a different fusing mechanism . The 70mm diameter by 108mm steel body has a cap held on by two bayonet lugs and two steel fold over lugs each held on by two steel rivets . The steel belt hook is held on by two rivets. The wooden throwing shaft has a threaded steel collar held on by four domed headed screws and is stamped 5 ½ Sekunden (5 ½ seconds delay) FIRO (manufacturer). The fuse cap is stamped with the letter B and is held on by four rivets and the eight sided end cap is held on by 2 rivets. See German Grenades Of The Great War by Patrice Delahomme. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12214
£425.00

SOLD SOLD (09/080 WW2 1943 Japanese Officer's Double Signed Signed Tang 'TAKE HISA’ Katana With Hand Forged Blade in polish with officer's Cord & original Scabbard. Sn 15587 - 15587
This is an excellent original WW2 Japanese Officers Sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with brown cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including a pierced tsuba and floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring fitted with original Officer’s cord. The tang is signed on both sides with Japanese script identifying the sword smith as 'TAKE HISA’ (a maker of quality swords , see Fuller& Gregory list no.398 Oshigata 72), together with November 1943 date and seki variation arsenal stamp. The hilt is fitted with push button scabbard retaining clip which works correctly. The 27 ¼” blade has excellent polish and a well defined hamon. The cutting edge is sharp. It is carried in its original steel scabbard with ornate copper fittings and a single hanging ring. The scabbard retains its original green paint finish. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15587
£0.00
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