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LARGE, Original, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Merchant Ship Deck Pirate Defence Cannon (Swivel Gun) With Wooden Display Stand. Sn 13777 - 13777
Lantaka were a type of bronze cannon mounted on merchant vessels travelling the waterways of Malay Archipelago in the 1800’s. Their use was greatest in precolonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The guns were used to defend against pirates. Many of these beautiful guns were mounted on swivels and were known as swivel guns. The smaller ones could be mounted almost anywhere including in the rigging. This is a beautiful original 19th Century Cast bronze Lantaka Swivel Cannon. It is an unusually large example measuring 44” in length and has a 1 ½” diameter muzzle opening. It has the correct 6” hinged bronze mounting spike which would allow horizontal movement with thick cast curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel which allows vertical elevation. The barrel is ornately decorated with foliate and geometric designs and it has a flared ornate muzzle. The top of the barrel at the muzzle has a cast stylised Dolphin or Fish. The barrel at the breech has a cast stylised crocodile. The barrel has fixed sights which are incorporated into the cast design. The barrel is open and it has its original open touch hole. The rear of the barrel has a tubular handle for directing fire. The Lantaka comes with a later purpose made heavy duty wooden display stand. The Lantaka itself weighs a hefty 31.5 Kilos and the display stand 5 Kilos (36.5 Kilos together). This historic Lantaka would make a superb display / conversation piece. Due to size and weight, delivery will be by arrangement and within the UK only. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13777
£1,875.00

RARE, Victorian Or Earlier Medieval / Italian Renaissance Form Battle Shield With Ornate Decoration. Sn 13596 - 13596
The Victorian era saw a revival of interest in objects from the renaissance and ancient medieval cultures that influenced architecture, decoration, furnishings and art. This renewed awareness led to an intense affinity of arms and armour from those periods of history and production of quality authentic reproduction arms and armour. This is a fine medieval/ renaissance form battle shield. Its excellent quality and form indicates that it is either a Victorian reproduction or possibly a much earlier piece. The iron shield is 24” diameter with a rope effect and riveted rim. The surface of the shield elegantly curves to form a conical point which in its original form would allow the carrier to strike opponent’s, allowing the shield to be used for both defence and attack. This form also provides strength to the structure and would assist deflection of striking weapons. The whole surface of the shield has beautifully etched panels in the Italian Renaissance style featuring religious, hunting, mythical and battle iconography. The shield retains its original shape and original 4 carry strap lugs. The rear of the shield has its original leather riveted padding and a rope carry handle secured to 2 of the lugs. The shield has even patina and just one small crack approx. 5mm length to one side of the conical boss which is only visible on close inspection and does not detract from the attractiveness of the piece. The price for this quality shield worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 13596
£1,475.00

**SOLD**SOLD**SUPERB, British 1871 Pattern 1st Dragoon Guards Cavalry Troopers Helmet With Red Horse Hair Plume, Liner & Link Chin Strap. Sn 13751 - 13751
Dragoon Guards was the designation used to refer to certain heavy cavalry regiments in the British Army from the 18th century onwards. The British Army first used the designation in 1746, when the King's Own Regiment of Horse, the Queen's Own Royal Regiment of Horse (prior to 1727 the Princess of Wales's Own) and the 4th Horse were redesignated as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Dragoon Guards respectively. This is a superb 1871 pattern British 1st Dragoon Guards Troopers Helmet With correct red Horse Hair Plume, Leather sweatband & Link Chin Strap. It has a brass skull with brass fittings, leather backed link chin strap, brass top spike with red horse hair plume. It has Tudor rose boss devices to each side to support the leather backed brass link chin. It has a very ornate original helmet plate featuring white metal beaded star with central brass wreath bearing Royal Latin motto and large number ‘1’ on an enamel field of black. It has its original leather sweatband with cord which is intact. It is approx UK size 7. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13751
£0.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. WW2 INERT German 30 mm MK108 (30x90RB) HEI (High Explosive Incendiary) Cannon Round. O 1199 - O 1199
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a 30 mm MK108 (30x90RB) HEI (High Explosive Incendiary) cannon round for German 30mm MK 108 (30x90RB) aircraft cannon fitted to various German aircraft during WW2, including the Me262, Me163, and the Me109. The steel cartridge case retains most of its original brown coloured lacquer and has an electric primer. The headstamp is aux 754 44 (1944). The high explosive incendiary projectile has a copper driving band and retains much of its light green (high explosive) and darker green ring (incendiary) near the fuse. The zz1589a alloy nose fuse is stamped zz1589A rcr 44 (1944) waffenampt 76 . The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess these inert rounds in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. There are 2 rounds available. Price includes UK delivery. O 1199
£175.00

SOLD SOLD RARE, ORIGINAL, WW2 Era 1936 Pattern Nazi SS Officer’s Service Dagger With Motto Etched Blade "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" & Scabbard With Deaths Head & Nazi Runes Hanging Chain. Sn 13541 - 13541
This is a rare original 1936 pattern Nazi SS Officer’s Service Dagger and scabbard with 1st pattern hanging chains as found and un-messed with. All SS Officers who had been SS Officers as of 9th November 1935 were authorised to wear these daggers (see pages 56 & 57 of Johnson’s book Collecting The Edged Weapons Of The Third Reich Vol 1). The black wooden grip is original and undamaged. The Nazi German National Emblem and 'SS' runes roundel are perfectly fitted. It has a Nickel cross guard & pommel. The clean blade has the correct "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" (My Honour Is Loyalty) inscription. The dagger is complete with its original black anodised metal scabbard with correct stylised Swastika centre mount. The scabbard has 2 fixed hanging bars, nickel plated chape and throat mount. The scabbard is fitted with correct nickel plated link hanging chain. The chain has the correct alternating embossed Death’s head skull and cross bones & SS Runes. The chain has a single sprung nickel plated clip correctly in the form of a modified cloverleaf. The rear of one of the links has a small manufacturer stylised monogram cartouche (illustrated in image 3). The Price for this rare, complete, Nazi SS Officer’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13541
£0.00

**SOLD**SOLD**British WD 1871 Pattern Cutlass Bayonet For Martini Henry Service Rifles Officially Converted in 1877 From 1859 Pattern Cutlass Bayonet . Sn 13786 - 13786
This is an original, British Pattern 1871Cutlass Bayonet. These bayonets were introduced for use with the Martini Henry Service Rifles and approved for service on 11th July 1871(these bayonets were officially converted from 1859 pattern bayonets by order dated 11.7.1871 by having the blade shortened, straightened and guard reduced. Converted bayonets have the conversion date stamped on the blade, see page 150 to 152 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets By Skennerton). This 1871 pattern Cutlass bayonet was converted from an 1859 pattern in July 1877. The bayonet has a 25 ½” straight single edged blade and measures 31 ¼” overall. The blade has just staining consistent with age and as is usual without scabbard. The ricasso is marked on one side with inspection marks and War dept ‘WD with arrow’ mark. The reverse has the conversion date stamp ‘7/77’ (July 1877). It has a full knuckle guard slotted for lanyard and muzzle ring crossguard. It's black boiled leather stippled grips are excellent and undamaged. The pommel has its original sprung press button lug catch which works as it should and is numbered '283'. Price for includes UK delivery. Sn 13786
£0.00

DEACTIVATED INERT. Unfired German WW2 7.5cm (75 x 493R) HE (High Explosive) Round For The Panzer IV, Sturmgeschütz III and Sturmgeschütz IV tanks. KwK40 / StuK40 guns. Sn. 13790:1 - 13790:1
DEACTIVATED INERT. This is an unfired German WW2 7.5cm (75 x 493R) HE (High Explosive) round for the Panzer IV tanks KwK40 gun and StuK40 Sturmgeschütz III and Sturmgeschütz IV assault guns. The lacquered steel case for this round is stamped 6339St 7.5cmKwK wa (Hasag, Hugo Schneider AG, Abteilung Lampenfabrik, Leipzig) The case has traces of stencilling to the base Sprgr IV The unfired HE projectile is fitted with a sintered iron driving band. The alloy KlAZ23 (Kleiner Aufshlagzuender 23) nose fuse is stamped KlAz23 umg 1944 (date) bpm 222 waffenampt 184 . There is also a delay of 0.15 seconds and no delay screw at the base of the fuse. 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. Sn. 13790:1
£495.00

DEACTIVATED INERT. Rare German inert WW2 Practice 2Kg Incendiary bomb. Sn 13792 - 13792
DEACTIVATED INERT. This is a rare German WW2 inert practice 2Kg Incendiary bomb air dropped in containers by German bombers in WW2, and used to great effect in the German Blitzes during the early part of WW2 against British cities. The bombs were made of a magnesium alloy body and fuse holder which would burn brightly and furiously. The body is of a solid piece of steel 279 mm long from the base to the bottom of the fins with an overall length of 524mm. The fin assembly is of three pressed steel fins with a reinforcing ring at the tip of the tail. The bomb retains approximately 30% of its original red finish with Ex in black stencilling on the body signifying Exercise (practice).The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess these inert rounds in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. There are two rounds available. Sn 13792
£195.00

1930's 3rd Series Webley Service MK II .22 Calibre Air Rifle. Sn 13797 - 13797
This is an excellent original 1930’s 3rd Series Webley Service Mark II Air Rifle in .22 Calibre. These rifles introduced C1935 had a modified centrally mounted flip up aperture rear sight, an improvement on the earlier Type 1 & Type 2 side mounted Webley Service sights (see Chapter 2 of Thrale's book Webley Air Rifles 1925-2005). The trigger guard of the rifle is stamped with serial number ‘S11593’. The left side of the cylinder is stamped 'WEBLEY SERVICE AIR RIFLE MK II". 'MANUFACTURED BY WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND and with the Webley 'winged pellet logo'. The barrel is stamped '.22 CALIBRE'. It has the Great Britain, USA, Spain, Germany and Canada 1925 patents stamped on the Right Side of the air chamber. It also has the correct patent Number '371548'.' Its original wood stock is excellent and undamaged with chequered panels at the wrist & undamaged ribbed horn butt plate. It has its correct original centrally mounted flip up rear sight, dial adjustable sight & push button barrel retaining catch. The rifle loads and fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13797
£595.00

***SOLD***SOLD*** TOP QUALITY, Fitted Transit Case For 1930's Webley Service MK II Air Rifle’s To Hold A Dismantled Rifle, 3 Barrels (.177, .22 & .25 calibres) & Accessories. Sn 13799 - 13799
This is a top quality fitted transit case for 1930's Webley Service MK II Air Rifle to hold a dismantled rifle, 3 barrels & accessories. The case made of canvas covered wood with heavy duty leather stitched edges, has a hinged lid, a large brass clasp fastener and lock (key absent). The case has a sturdy leather carry handle. It is beautifully lined in green baize and the inside of the lid has a nice paper label bearing the Webley manufacturer’s detail. The inside of the box is contoured to fit the dismantled rifle, 3 barrels (these rifles were offered with .177, .22 & .25 calibre barrels) & other accessories such as ammunition and cleaning kit. The case measures 33 ½” x 11” (including handle) x 3”. All material is in excellent clean, intact and undamaged condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13799 NB WEBLEY SERVICE AIR RIFLES ARE AVAILABLE SEPARATELY ON THIS WEBSITE.
£0.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, C1905 Edwardian Winchester 10G Black Powder Breech Loading Steel Signalling Cannon With Wheeled Carriage. A 571 - A 571
This is an early example of the breech loading Winchester 10 Gauge black powder cartridge signalling cannon made C1905. It is numbered '316' on the underside of the barrel and has matching number on the underside of the carriage trunnion . It is breech loading 18 ¼” length overall with a 12” steel smooth bore barrel. The barrel pivots for adjustable firing position. Both sides of the carriage are cast with 'WRA Co Trade Mark Made In USA' (Winchester Repeating Arms Company). The carriage has vented cast wheels. The cannon & carriage are in very good condition. These signalling cannon were commonly used for starting boat races. They make a loud explosion when fired and also a cloud of smoke visible over distance. The price includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique and obsolete calibre black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 571
£895.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD Victorian Era British Gentleman’s Bamboo Cane Sword Stick With Blued & Gilt Etched Panels Blade & Engraved Brass Pommel Cap ‘Forget Me Not J.E. Collins Francis St West JC Fecit’. Sn 13778 - 13778
An attractive Victorian Era British Gentleman’ Bamboo Cane Sword Stick. It has a 26 ¾” T-back fullered blade which narrows to a sharp point. The sword stick measures 33 ½” overall including scabbard. The blade has staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with blued and gilt foliate panels. The handle is holed for wrist cord and has a brass pommel cap. The cap is engraved around the outer edge ‘Forget Me Not’ and the top with stylised script which appears to be ‘J.E. Collins Francis St West JC Fecit’. The scabbard has a conical iron end cap. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13778
£0.00
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