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Victorian Era Galles Christiania, Finnish Form, Puukko Hunting / Fishing Knife With Scrimshaw Etched Polished Bone Hilt German Silver Mounts & Tooled Open Top Leather Scabbard With German Silver Mounts. Sn 15908:1 - 15908:1
A Puukko (Finnish pronunciation: [puH0;kH0;o]) is a small traditional Finnish general purpose belt knife ideal for hunting & fishing with a single curved cutting edge, solid hidden tang and, usually, a flat back. This Victorian era Puuko form knife and scabbard are in excellent condition. It is 7 ¾” overall with a sharp 3 ½” steel drop point blade. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. The top and bottom edges of the ricasso are notched. The knife has a solid barrel shaped polished bone handle with superb scrimshaw foliate etching all around. The hilt has a German silver ferrule & pommel cap with nut securing the full tang. The pommel cap has a period stylised engraved monogram which appears to be ‘H.F’ most likely the initials of the original owner of the knife. The knife comes with its original open top, brown leather scabbard which has German silver frame and single steel hanging ring. The ball end chape of the frame has engraved foliate decoration. The leather has tooled foliate panel decoration on the front aspect. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15908:1
£395.00

C1870’s Victorian, English, George Playfair, Birmingham, 10 Bore, Double Barrel Side By Side Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun With Ram Rod. Sn 15990 - 15990
An excellent Victorian 10 Bore double barrel shotgun. It has Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and fore stock panels. The underside of the fore stock has a void silver diamond shaped escutcheon. The shotgun with double 29”, round steel barrels with brass bead fore sight, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 45 ¾” overall. The barrels smooth bores are clean. The barrel rib has indistinct lettering (to faint to photograph). The barrels have black powder proofs. The action tang and trigger guard with extended tang & acanthus bud finial have foliate engraved foliate decoration. Both side plates are engraved with foliate decoration and are signed by the maker ‘Playfair’, most likely George Playfair recorded in 1874 as having premises at 13 Newton Street, Birmingham (see page 308 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). It is complete with brass capped wood ram rod. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work perfectly as they should. 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 15990
£925.00

RARE, British Victorian Charles Lancaster's 1850 Patent Oval Bore 2 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle. Sn 15991 - 15991
Charles William Lancaster (1820–1878) was an English gun maker and improver of rifles and cannon. Lancaster was the eldest son of Charles Lancaster, gunmaker, of 151 New Bond Street, London. In 1850 Lancaster patented his Oval ‘smooth’ rifling system which reduced the problems with fouling, common with black powder rifles and increased accuracy. This is a rare Lancaster's patent rifle. The action plate is signed ‘C. Lancaster’s Patent’. It has all original woodwork with steel fittings all in the white including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, forward barrel block, 2 barrel bands, block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, heavy Dolphin hammer, sling swivels and steel ram rod. Its 27” barrel has correct Lancaster Patent Oval bore and is clean. The barrel has black powder proofs. The top of the barrel has indistinct lettering (to faint to photograph). Total length is 43”. The loading & firing actions work perfectly. The price for this rare weapon includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15991
£1,275.00

Victorian British Army In India Arsenal Native Troops Enfield Pattern 1853 Type, 3 Band .600 Calibre Percussion Musket With Stock Patch Box. Sn 15989 - 15989
This is an original 3-band Percussion Rifle Indian Arsenal made for British Army in India Native troops. The action plate has crude Queen’s crown and script characters and the barrel at the breech has hand tooled decoration. It all original woodwork with hinged patch box on one side of the shoulder stock, steel butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang & brass fore end block. It has its original steel ramrod & sling swivels. It has fixed sights. The barrel's smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. Total length is 52 ½” with a 37" barrel. The metal has been re-blued at some time in its life and the wood has just minor bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The stock has a faint ink roundel stamp. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre, percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15989
£675.00

1929 B.S.A. Standard No. 1 Model (Aka 'L' Or Light/ Ladies Model) .177 Calibre Under Lever Air Rifle. AI 667 - AI 667
This is a very good B.S.A. Standard No. 1 Model 177 calibre, under lever air rifle. Also known as the 'L' or Ladies/ Light model it measures 39 ½” overall with a 17" rifled barrel. It’s original wood stock has chequered ‘BSA’ panels at the pistol grip and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It has a ribbed butt with trap. One side of the stock has a stylised monogram which appears to be ‘BFA’, hand applied at some point in its life. The rifle has a blade fore sight and adjustable dial rear sight. The metal work is undamaged with original blue finish and is crisply stamped with the correct 'L' prefix serial number on the trigger block 'L35650' which dates it to 1929 (see page 27 of the Collectors Guide to Air Rifles By Hiller). The cylinder has faint electroplated BSA name and address. It loads and fires as it should with a strong spring action. Price includes UK delivery. AI 667
£345.00

WW2 1943 Shin Gunto Japanese Officer's Katana Sword With Smith Double Signed Signed Tang 'TAKE HISA’, ‘w’ Arsenal Inspector’s Marks & Steel Scabbard With Brown Leather Field Combat Cover. Sn 15995 - 15995
This is a very good 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 and floral menuki. The tang is signed on both sides with Japanese script identifying the sword smith as 'TAKE HISA’ (see Slough page 169), together with spring 1943 date and unknown small ‘w’ inspection stamps. The hilt is fitted with push button scabbard retaining clip which works correctly. The 26 ¼” blade has staining consistent with age. The cutting edge is sharp. It is carried in its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original brown leather field combat cover which has 2 press stud fasteners at the throat. The front and rear of the leather has perished holes in the lower third section and the tip of the cover is absent. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15995
£975.00

AS FOUND, UN-MESSED WITH, WW2 Era Seki Arsenal Japanese Officer's Katana Sword Family Name & Smith Signed Tang ‘Okada’ By ‘Ju Kane Yoshi Saku’ & Scabbard With Leather Field Combat Cover. Sn 15997 - 15997
This is a very good original WW2 Era Japanese Officer's Sword. It has a 26 ¼” undamaged blade which has staining consistent with age. The tang is crisply signed with Japanese script characters of the Sword Smith ‘Ju (living in) Kane Yoshi (smith's name) Saku (made this)’ and Seki Arsenal stamp ( indicates post 1939 manufacture). The tang is also marked with family name ‘Okada’. The fish skin handle with cord binding and floral Menuki is complete and undamaged. Its copper and brass fittings including 2 leather spacers are all present and correct. It is carried in its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original brown leather field combat cover which has 2 press stud fasteners at the throat. The tip of the cover is absent. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15997
£945.00

Early WW2 C1940 Japanese Officer's Shin Gunto Seki Arsenal Katana Sword With Family name ‘Nagata’ & Smith Signed Tang 'Suke Nori’ With Scabbard, Leather Field Combat Cover & Translation Document. Sn 15996 - 15996
This is an excellent original WW2 Japanese Officers sword and scabbard with leather field combat cover. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral Menuki. The tang is signed on one side with Japanese script characters including Family name ‘Nagata’ & the Sword Smith’s name 'Suke Nori’ together with Seki Arsenal stamp. The tang signature has been translated by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg and his original hand written translation notes / assessment accompany this sword. In exerts of his notes he describes the sword as having a cutting edge of 23” for the smaller man. A shin gunto seki arsenal stamp post 1939 C 1940-41 medium – better quality grade showa- to, typical pointed gunome midare hamon metal saya has good leather cover fitted Civilian mounts to Tsuka’. The blade is sharp and the hamon well defined. The metal scabbard has single hanging ring. The scabbard’s original brown leather field combat cover is laced with cord at the throat and has all leather & stitching intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15996
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (01/02) WW2 Era Japanese Officer's Katana Sword With Pre 1938 Hand Forged Gendiato Blade, Smith Signed Tang 'Noshu Ju Mura Yama Kane Shige Kitau Kore’ With Steel Scabbard & Translation Document. ED 2407 - ED 2407
This is an excellent original WW2 era Japanese Officers sword with Gendiato hand forged blade and scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral Menuki and lanyard ring. The tang is smith signed on one side with Japanese script characters 'Noshu Ju Mura Yama Kane Shige Kitau Kore’. The tang signature has been translated by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg and a copy of his original hand written translation notes / assessment accompany this sword. In exerts of his notes he describes the sword as ‘Pre 1938 Gengiato hand forged.and references John Slough pages 64 & 65, Rikugunjumei Tosho (Army approved smith) made Medium to High grade Showato / Gendiato in Hawley’s Swordsmiths KAN-2263 Nihonto Meikan No 145’. The blade is sharp. We have had this blade professionally cleaned and it has superb wave hamon. The metal scabbard has single hanging ring, retains it’s original paint and ornate mounts. The scabbard has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2407
£0.00

RARE, WW2 Era Japanese Officer's Shin Gunto Katana Sword With Pre 1938 Possible Hand Forged Gendiato Blade, Unknown Smith Signed Tang & Rare To Find ‘Certain Victory’ Patriotic Slogan With Original Green Painted Steel Scabbard & Translation Document. - 15900
This is an excellent original WW2 era Japanese Officers sword and scabbard. The sword's wooden handle has sections of fish skin bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral Menuki and lanyard ring. The tang is signed by an unknown smith on one side and has a rare to find patriotic slogan all in Japanese script characters 'Tomo Hissho Shige Saburo Suke Haru’’. The tang signature has been translated by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg and a copy of his original hand written translation notes / assessment accompany this sword. In exerts of his notes he describes the sword as ‘Pre 1938 possible Gengiato hand forged, some evidence of hand working, no Arsenal stamps, blade needs polishing to see if Gendai. Looks typical seki (mino) temper line, cannot find any mention of the smith name in any of my reference books, there are a couple of Kanji which have more than one translation. Patriotic slogans are quite rare on swords’. The blade has a cutting edge of 26 ½” length and is clean & sharp. The hamon is well defined. The original green painted metal scabbard has single hanging ring, retains it’s original paint and ornate mounts. The paint finish is rubbed in some areas and the scabbard has a few small dents to be expected with age and service use. The price for this sword worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 15900
£1,195.00

SOLD SOLD (10/02) INCLUDING BOLT, MINT BORE, 1887 Dated WW1 Era Imperial German Army Spandau Model 1871/84 11mm Obsolete Calibre Tube Magazine Bolt Action Rifle Regiment Marked ’37 RE 1 170’ To The Supplementary Ersatz Battalion Of Infanterie-Regiment - 15999
The 11mm Mauser Model 1871/84 Rifle with tube magazine was adopted as the Infanterie-Gewehr 71/84. The rifle was designed and manufactured by Paul Mauser and Wilhelm Mauser of the Mauser company. It was issued to Infantry Regiments. This is an excellent, original example of the Mauser M1871/84. Its woodwork is superb & all original. The wood is crisply impressed with imperial inspection marks. The metalwork is undamaged with original finish. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp well defined rifling. The breech is crisply marked 'Spandau' with Crown and Imperial proof/ inspection marks, model designation and 1887 date. The weapon has all matching numbers including the bolt ‘9788 / 88’. The bolt action firing mechanism works as it should. It has a block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight, bayonet lug, steel butt plate and sling swivels. The butt plate tang is stamped ’37 RE 1 170’ To The Supplementary Ersatz Battalion Of Infanterie-Regiment Graf Werder (1 Rheinisches Nr 37) Weapon Number 170 (see page 29 of German Small Arms Markings by Gortz & Bryans). The price 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 15999
£0.00

MINT BORE, 1911 British BSA Martini Action .310 Cadet / Greener Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian Commonwealth State Of Victoria Markings. Sn 15778 - 15778
This is an excellent BSA Martini Action .310 Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian Military markings. These British made rifles were used as training rifles and fire the now obsolete calibre .310 Cadet (310 Greener) round which was introduced by Greener in 1900. It is complete with sling Swivels, bladed block foresight & flip up rear sight. The steel barrel's bore is near mint, clean with sharp and well defined rifling and it has a crisp martini action which works perfectly. It has all original wood furniture and metal work & has a steel butt plate. The left side plate is crisply stamped 'Made By The Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd' & with the BSA piled arms trademark. The right side is crisply stamped 'Commonwealth Of Australia Vic (state of Victoria south-east Australia)’ & numbers '5902’ & ‘10890’. The top of the breech is stamped with Australian Kangaroo mark. The barrel is stamped with calibre detail ‘310’ and ’12-120’. The barrel is numbered ‘7859’ The stock is impressed Commonwealth Of Australia roundel above number 20019 and dated ‘7/11’ (November 1911). The price includes UK delivery. NB as an antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15778
£795.00
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