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WORLD’S SMALLEST* MINT* 1927-1935, German, VenusWaffenfabrik Tell II .177 Calibre Break Action Air Pistol. Sn 14955 - 14955
Venus Waffenfabrik of Mehlis Germany produced the Tell II Air pistol between 1927 & 1935. It is made of tin plate and measured 5 ½” overall length. It was advertised as 'The World's smallest spring piston Air Pistol' (see pages 157 & 158 of The Collectors Guide To Air Pistols by Hiller). Its unique concentric design made it the Father of several full size Air Pistols. Before cocking the pistol, a lever is swung out from the rear of the grip to afford mechanical advantage while cocking is performed. The Pistols were only made in No 1 Bore/ .177 calibre. This Tell II .177 Air pistol is in near mint condition with original finish throughout. Its original flat chequered wood grips are in similar excellent undamaged condition. The top of the compression cylinder is correctly stamped by the manufacturer 'D.R.G.M Tell II D.R.P' including the Venus Waffenfabrik factory combined 'V & W ' designation. The price for this air pistol which led the way for the modern Air Pistol includes UK delivery. Sn 14955

MINT, Large Geo Wostenholm & Son Washington Works Sheffield ‘I*XL Land Of The Free Home Of The Brave’ Coffin Handle Bowie Knife With Etched Blade & Mint Bespoke Saddler Hand Made Leather Scabbard. Sn 15372:13 - 15372:13
Along with Joseph Rodgers, George Wostenholm is possibly the most famous name in Sheffield cutlery. Geo Wolstenholm’s first knife making works were established in 1785. The Wolstenholm business now forms part of the Egginton Group, Sheffield. This is an impressive original I*XL Bowie Knife in near mint condition made by Geo Wolstenholm & Son at their Washington Works Sheffield. It has a 9 ¾” long deep swept polished steel bowie blade which is 2” broad at its widest point. The knife measures 14 ¾” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife's model detail 'I*XL.' and the blade is marked with the makers name and address together with Deep etched Wosenholm Sheffield detail and panel With Wostenholm address and American Mottos ‘ United States The Land Of The Free Home Of The Brave Protected By The Noble And Brave Volunteers, Americans Ask For Nothing But What Is Right And Submit To Nothing That Is Wrong’ (all illustrated). It has brass finger guard bolsters & Oak Coffin shaped scales which are each 4mm thick. The scales are secured to the tang by brass pins. The Bowie comes with a mint, quality, bespoke, Saddler hand made, thick brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop which we have had made for this impressive Bowie. The Bowie fits the scabbard snugly. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15372:13

SOLD SOLD (01/08) 1970, Cased, Matching Numbers, Hand Made German Puma Model 3588 Waidbesteck Double Bowie Knife Set Consisting Of Large Waidblatt Bowie With Correct Model 3588 ½ Nicker Both With Stag Scales & Scabbard. Sn 15072 - 15072
Since 1769, Puma has been hand crafting the finest sporting knives in the World. Each knife is built to live up to Germany’s high quality knife making tradition. Puma’s handmade knives are very versatile and include knives for hunting, outdoor use, sporting use, fishing use, hiking, biking, trekking, survival, self defence and other uses. The Waidblatt & Nicker knives were designs of Senior German Forester Walter Frevert. Being involved with the nations forests, Frevert’s influence extended to the management of the country’s wildlife populations, particularly, deer herds. He was as an avid hunter and sports figure on a national scale in Germany. He was also a published author on deer management and hunting techniques for deer and wild boar. Due, in part to his popularity and his recognized skills as a hunter, PUMA enlisted his help to design the first serious introduction of PUMA into the hunting knife industry. His efforts produced the Waidblatt and the Nicker among others. These two knives together make up the combination knife set known as the Waidbesteck. This Waidbesteck Bowie set made in January 1970 is in excellent condition. Both knives have beautiful well matched Stag Antler scales secured by brass rivets and have brass finger guards and pommel caps. The scales and tang of the Waidblatt are holed for leather wrist cord which is present. The Waidblatt has a heavy, broad drop point steel blade which is 8 ½” length. The blade is crisply etched ' ORIGINAL PUMA WAIDBLATT NACH OBERFORSTMEISTER FREVERT BEST NO. 3588 GERMANY HANDARBEIT’. The finger guard is numbered ‘11071’. The Knife measures 13 ¼” overall. The Nicker has a 4” blade and measures 8” overall. The blade is crisply etched ‘ORIGINAL PUMA NICKER VOM WAIDBESTECK NACH OBERFORSTMEISTER FREVERT INOX BEST NO. 3588 ½ GERMANY HANDARBEIT’. The finger guard has matching number ‘11071’. The set has its sturdy, dark green leather combination scabbard which fits both knives perfectly. The scabbard has leather retaining straps with eyelets that fasten to brass studs on the body and integral belt loop with hanging ring. The knives and scabbard are contained in their original wooden case with hinged lid and 2 clasp fasteners. The lid has its original Puma’s head legend label. The price for this impressive, cased, Puma Bowie set includes UK delivery. Sn 15072

WW1 1917 US Army Leather Service Revolver Pistol Holster For .38 Calibre Smith & Wesson Military 5” Barrel Revolvers Or Other Similar Size Pistols By G&K AG. Sn 9668 - 9668
This is a leather U.S. Military holster for .38 Calibre Smith & Wesson Military 5” Barrel Revolvers Or Other Similar Size Pistols. It has a full flap cover with eyelet and has a single brass stud fastener to the body. The body is embossed with the U.S. Military roundel The rear has a riveted single belt loop and the muzzle cap has a small military lanyard ring for thigh cord. The belt loop is dated 1917 and has manufacturer marks ‘G&K’ above ‘AG’. All leather & stitching are intact. The S&W Military & Police pistol illustrated in the images is for illustration purposes only and not included (it is available separately on our website ref Sn 12385:29). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 9668

WW2 1944 U.S. Navy Sedgley MK IV 37mm Flare/ Signal Pistol. Sn 14719 - 14719
This is an original WW2 dated U.S. Navy Signal Pistol. It has an 8” barrel for 37mm flares and internal hammer. The barrel is crisply stamped with Sedgley Inc manufacturer's detail and MK IV designation. The breech block of the barrel has ‘PTs 3-2-44’ date (3rd Feb 1944), ‘Phila Pa USA’ mark & number ‘14370’. It has a bakelite pistol grip stock containing the action. The grip has diamond shaped chequered grip panels with ‘USN’ roundels (US Navy. The butt has a small lanyard ring. The stock is undamaged and the metal has even patina. The pistol is 13 ½” overall length. The pistol has a nice firm break action and the trigger moves. The price includes UK delivery and deactivation certificate. Sn 14719

Original, British Boer War Era Pattern 1897 Mounted Infantry .303 Calibre Lee Metford Service Rifle 50 Round Ammunition Leather Bandolier. Sn 4307 - 4307
An original, British Boer War Era Mounted Infantry.303 Calibre Ammunition Leather Bandolier. Made of brown leather it has 6 ammunition carriers with full flap covers. Each carrier has heavy duty hooped, stitched slots for individual .303 rounds used in Lee Metford Service rifles. The bandolier holds 50 individual rounds of ammunition in total and each flap cover has all of its brass stud fasteners. One end of the bandolier is fitted with a heavy duty brass buckle. The mid section of the bandolier has a small metal hoop for strap attachment. There are no visible date or manufacturer marks on the bandolier which measures 44 ¾” overall length. All leather, rivets, studs and stitching are present & intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 4307

British WD 1st Pattern, 1908 Dated Hook Quillon '07' Sword Bayonet By Enfield Regiment Marked To ‘1 GG’ The 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards & MK 1 Scabbard With Internal Chape. Sn 15589 - 15589
The Grenadier Guards are an Infantry Regiment of the British Army. It is the most senior Regiment of the Guards Division and, as such, is the most senior Regiment of Infantry. The Regiment served in all Major conflicts involving the British Empire and fought in all significant battles of WW1 including Loos, the Somme, Cambrai, Arras and the Hindenburg Line. Seven members of the Regiment received the Victoria Cross during the Great War. 1st Type 1907 pattern bayonets with hook quillon were introduced in 1908, after 1913, ‘07’ Pattern bayonets were produced without hook quillon (see page 186 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton). This is an original 1st type hook quillon 1907 pattern sword bayonet by Enfield Regiment marked to the Grenadier Guards , complete with original scabbard. The sword bayonet has a 17" steel single edged blade which is stamped at the ricasso on one side with the King’s Crown ER (Edward Rex), ’10 ’08 date (Oct 1908) and ‘1907’ (Pattern) together with ‘EFD’ (Enfield manufacturer). The reverse is stamped with inspection marks. The blade has staining consistent with age. The bayonet is fitted with correct 1st pattern hook quillon cross guard which incorporates a muzzle ring. The wood grips are secured with two screw bolts. The grips have scratches and gouges consistent with age and service use. The grips are totally secure. The pommel is stamped ‘1 GG’ The 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. It is also stamped with weapon number ‘720’. The bayonet is complete with its original MK 1 steel mounted black leather scabbard. It has the correct internal chape and all the stitching and leather of the scabbard are intact. The price for this Regiment marked 1st type hook quillon bayonet and MK 1 scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 15589

SOLD SOLD (27/07) WW1 British Officer's Private Purchase Pritchard Greener Trench Fighting Bayonet For Webley MK VI .455 Service Revolvers, Scabbard & Frog (Quality 1970’s Reproduction). BAYO 303 - BAYO 303
Designed by Lt. Arthur Pritchard of the British 3rd Royal Berkshire Regiment these bayonets were originally produced by the Arms Company W.W. Greener in Birmingham for Private Purchase by Officers serving on the Western Front. Constructed with a custom brass hilt which attaches to the standard .455 calibre Webley MK VI Revolver these weapons utilised the front portion of the "T" cross section French Gras Model 1874 Bayonets which were very available during WW1. Quality reproductions identical to the originals were produced during the 1970’s. This is an excellent 1970’s reproduction of the original Pritchard Greener. It has the correct brass hilt crisply stamped with the patent detail 'Patent No.17143/16'. It has a sprung steel locking catch incorporated into the crossguard. The blade measures 8 ½” length (12 ¾” overall). It is complete with steel scabbard and leather frog with belt strap loop & brass buckle. The price for this superb display / re-enactor's piece includes UK delivery. BAYO 303

WW2 1942 New Zealand Made British WD Stand Instrument No 21 MK V Sniper & Artillery Observer’s Brass & Wood Tri-Pod For The Spotting & Sniper’s Telescope With Shoulder Strap. Sn 15475 - 15475
This is an original WW2 dated Observer’s tri-pod. These tri-pods were for the spotting & sniper’s telescope. The wood legs have metal conical spiked feet and the tri-pod retains its original green paint. The tripod has its original webbing carry strap with leather clamp cover and loop to hold the tripod legs together. On one side the brass clamp mount with wingnut has a British ‘WD arrow’, model designation & ‘New Zealand’. The other side has ‘Made 1942’ (all illustrated in image 2). The tripod is 38” overall length. The stand comes with its original wood block secured by string to protect the clamp in transit. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15475

1947-1954 Nickel Plated German Made U.S.A Patent Dolla Mark II ‘Gat Type’ .177 Calibre Smoothbore Air Pistol. Sn 8770 - 8770
A Dolla Mark II Pop out Air pistol in .177 Calibre (Smoothbore). These U.S. Patent German Manufactured pistol’s were made between 1947 and 1954. Our example is in good fully functioning condition with a few wear marks to the nickel plated finish to be expected with age. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. The varnished wood one piece grip is undamaged. The left and right sides of the grip have brass discs embossed ‘The Dolla Mark II’ inset.The butt is stamped ‘Reg U.S Pat Made in Germany’. Similar to Gat air pistols the barrel is pushed in until it locks in place cocking the pistol for firing. A screw pin at the rear of the barrel cylinder is unscrewed and a pellet inserted the pin is the screwed back into place ready for firing The pistol cocks and fires as it should. The pistol has fixed sights and measures 8 ½” length when un-cocked. NB as a post 1939 air weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale and delivery of this item. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 8770

INERT DEACTIVATED, Scarce, Original Post 1973 English Gamebore Factory Made Free Standing Trade Shotgun Cartridge Display / Bullet Board Blackboard With Brass Plate ‘Sycamore Shooting Grounds (1947) . Sn 15372:14 - 15372:14
These display boards were produced by ammunition manufacturers in the 1970’s & 1980’s for Registered firearms dealers to display their products. Based in Kingston Upon Hull, Gamebore have been a manufacturer of quality shotgun ammunition for clay and game since 1973. This Gamebore display board has a range of colourful inert deactivated 12 gauge shotgun cartridge cases (without primers) all with clear manufacturer and calibre detail. The cartridges are displayed on the shield shaped blue wooden board which has a hinged backplate to allow free standing on floor or table. The colourful board has ‘Gamebore World leader painted to the front above a brass plate marked ‘Gamebore Sycamore Shooting Grounds (1947) and 16 ¼” square black board. The wood display board measures 32” x 18 ¼”” x 1”. These display boards are rare to find. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15372:14

RARE MAKER, ONE OF ONLY 2000, Victorian British WD Wilkinson London Martini Henry Pattern 1879 Artillery Sawback Bayonet. BAYO 304 - BAYO 304
This is an original British, pattern 1879 Artillery sawback bayonet for the Martini Henry artillery carbine made by Wilkinson in the mid 1890’s mostly for Colonial orders. It is thought that less than 2000 were made by Wilkinson compared to the Enfielfd production of 65,143. It has a 25 ¾” blade with a fuller in the top section and medial ridge in the lower section. Its saw back is deep cut and very sharp. The blade is marked with WD broad arrow & Wilkinson London on one side. The reverse has inspection marks over 12/93. The undamaged grips are knurled black leather secured by 4 steel rivets. The bayonets lug button and flat spring operate as they should. The standard 1879 Artillery bayonets are not common but Wilkinson examples are scarce (see Skennerton's British & Commonwealth Bayonets item B197, pages 154-156). The price for this rare bayonet includes UK delivery. BAYO 304
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