Items: 0 Price: £0    
view cart

New stock

All stock listed here has been added to the site over the last 28 days

Previous 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  Next Page 4 of 8

C1800 Indian / Afghan North West Frontier 40 Bore Flintlock Jezail Rifle With Brown Bess East India Company Lock, Wood Stock Ornately Decorated With Mother Of Pearl & Brass And Sling. A 589 - A 589 / 14688
The Jezail was a simple, cost-efficient and often handmade muzzle-loading long arm commonly used in British India, Central Asia and parts of the Middle East. Jezails were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. Jezails were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, Jezails tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. Jezails tended to have very long barrels. The firing mechanism was typically either a matchlock or a flintlock. Since flintlock mechanisms were complex and difficult to manufacture, many Jezails used the lock mechanism from captured or broken Brown Bess muskets. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the Jezail to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. During the Anglo Afghan Wars the Jezail was the primary ranged weapon of Afghan warriors and was used with great effect against British troops. This is a very good quality Indian flintlock Jezail. It has a 45 long steel barrel with flared muzzle and hand tooled brass barrel bands. The muzzle diameter is 11.5mm approx. 40 bore. The bore is rifled and has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It measures a massive 51 overall length. The action is from a Brown Bess musket and is marked with the East India Company Rampant Lion mark and small inspection mark. Its wood stock is intricately hand inlaid with pieces of Mother of Pearl and brass. The metal has ornate silver a gold coloured decoration. It has the typical Jezail curved butt. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. It is fitted with sling swivels and its original hand made leather sling. It also has its original steel ram rod. The Jezail cocks and dry fires. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 589
695.00

**SOLD**SOLD**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING MAGAZINE, WW1 1917 Imperial German Officers Erfurt Luger PO8, 9mm Parabellum Calibre Semi Automatic Pistol *UK / EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED*. Sn 13096 - 13096
This is an original WW1 Luger PO 8, 9mm Parabellum, Semi automatic pistol, the sidearm of Imperial German Army Officers. The pistol has all matching numbers '889/89 on all parts including the magazine. The breech housing is dated 1917 together with Erfurt & Crown mark. The metal work and fine chequered wood grips are in great undamaged condition. The pistol has its original magazine with correct wood toggle butt stamped 89. Deactivated to UK / EU specification the pistol cocks and dry fires. Price includes UK / EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 13096
0.00

SOLD SOLD (1/11) ANCIENT HAND FORGED BLADE, WW2 Japanese Officer's Sword, Crisp Wave Hamon, Double Signed Tang, Silver Family Mon / Badge & Scabbard. Sn 14667:8 - 14667:8
This is a superb Japanese sword & scabbard which is, as was common, an old family blade carried by a Japanese Officer during WW2 . The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral menuki. The back of the grip is mounted with a silver family mon / badge (illustrated). The pommel has its original lanyard ring. The tang is signed on both sides with Japanese script characters (illustrated, awaiting translation. The clean blade with original polish is 28 length and the sword measures 38 overall length. The blade is razor sharp and has crisp, pronounced wave hamon on both sides. The sword is carried in its original scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has ornate copper fittings and retains its original brown paint. The price for this impressive Japanese sword with an old family blade includes UK delivery. (NB If the sword is purchased prior to receipt of the translation, we will provide the purchaser with the translation as soon as we receive it). Sn 14667:8
0.00

OLDEST BRITISH ARMY REGIMENT, C1870 British Honourable Artillery (HAC) Officers Sword With Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 14667:9 - 14667:9
Established in 1537 the HAC is the oldest Regiment in the British army. It was primarily a citizen militia and raised in times of national emergency including the Armada, English Civil war and Napoleonic wars. Until the Victorian era, Officers would have followed regular infantry sword patterns. As this was a volunteer army, they would have to pay for all service equipment including their own swords. This sword highlights the strong influence of French sword design in that era, particularly with regard to the knuckle bow and angled or canted pommel (see page 175 of World Swords by Withers).This is a very good example of the HAC Officers Sword. Our example has a 79 cm long, rapier type steel blade (93 cm overall). The blade has light staining consistent with age. Both sides have foliate engraved panels and stylised HAC monograms. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the sword. It has brass guard with canted pommel and pierced upturned clamshell featuring the embossed ignited grenade artillery emblem. The fish skin covered hilt has its original copper wire binding which is tight and intact. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard. The scabbard with brass shoe, fixed belt bar and mounts with 2 original brass hanging rings has even patina and no dents or damage. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14667:9
495.00

Original Rare WW1 Rankin Anti-Zeppelin Explosive Darts 50 Round Ammunition Box O 1281 - O 1281
This is a very rare and original Rankin Anti-Aircraft Explosive Darts ammunition box that contained 50 Rankin darts. The Aerial Anti Zeppelin Ranken Exploding Dart was an air-dropped weapon invented by Commander Francis Ranken of the Royal Navy in 1915 for the purpose of destroying or damaging the German Zeppelins which were attacking Britain at the time. Ranken darts were designed to burst the canvas skin of the balloon, drop inside and when the vanes snagged the canvas. The dart was dropped from a height of up to 700 feet. It was later determined the best altitude to attack the low-flying German zeppelins was between 300 to 400 feet. The Rankin dart was a 1 lb. explosive missile shaped flechette type one-pound bomb) 12long steel-tipped exploding dart with four pivoting vanes at the tail which was commonly carried in packs of 24 darts. These could be dropped individually or all at once. Aircraft equipped with Ranken darts needed to climb above their targets, such as Zeppelins, before dropping them from above. The weapon was put into service in February 1916. Ranken darts became obsolete with the advent of .303 incendiary ammunition fired from Vickers and Lewis guns mounted on fighter aircraft. This substantial well-made box, (measuring 45cm x 26cm x 39cm) is painted black and is strapped round with two steel straps which form part of the hinge for the lid as well as a pin locking joint opposite the hinge. The hinges are held on by brass slotted wood screws. The base of the box is screwed to the sides. The box is stenciled in white on the lid EXPLOSIVE RANKIN DARTS CLASS VI. DIV III FROM MERRICKS & Co ROSTIN FILLED EXAMINED . There is also the number 1494 stenciled on the top right of the lid. Inside the lid is a white paper label 12h by 6h which is part masked by staining which says ANTI-AIRCRAFT DARTS (Ranken) together with handling instructions including these arts must not be tampered and loading instructions (see photo). The price for this very rare WW1 item includes UK delivery. O 1281
575.00

Imperial Prussian Kaiser Wilhelm II Model 1889 Infantry Officers Sword By Ed Kuhne Erfurt & Scabbard. Sn 14667:10 - 14667:10
This is a very good example of the Model 1889 Prussian Infantry Officers Sword (see page 197 of World Swords by Withers). Our example has a 80cm long, steel blade with full length double fullers (96 cm overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age. Both sides have foliate engraved panels and stylised HAC monograms. Back of the blade has a manufacturers panel Ed Kuhne Erfurt. It has brass guard with canted pommel. Integral within the guard is the Imperial Prussian Eagle. The fish skin covered hilt has its original wire binding which is tight and intact. The hilt is mounted on one side with the brass badge cartouche of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The hilt at the guard is fitted with a leather loop tab. The loop has service wear but is intact. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard. The scabbard with shoe, fixed belt bar and mounts with 2 original hanging rings has even patina and a few light dents consistent with age and service use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14667:10
475.00

SOLD LAY-AWAY (5/11) LOFT FIND, AS FOUND & UN-CLEANED, MINT BLADE, Early 1935 Pattern Nazi German Army Officer's Dagger By Horster Solingen With Silver Plated Mounts & Scabbard. Sn 14681 - 14681
An original, Nazi German Army Officer's Dagger & Scabbard in as found and un-cleaned condition. The dagger has a near mint blade and the ricasso is marked with the Horster Solingen name & trademark. It has the correct distinctive 'Eagle with Swastika' design cross guard and early silver plated ornate Oak leaf decorated pommel and ferrule. The metal retains its original silver plating, which has tarnished over the last 70+ years and which we have not cleaned. This really is a 'sleeper'. It has its original, undamaged, grooved, deep orange hue 'phenol resin' grip. Its original silver plated scabbard is decorated with a 'hammered' design and has 2 hanging ring mounts with Oak leaf decoration. The mounts are fitted with original hanging rings. The Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14681
0.00

Original Rare WW2 (April 1940 Dated) Empty Wooden Ammunition Box With Metal Line Originally containing 500 Rounds Of .303 Mark VII Ball. O 1282 - O 1282
This is an original and rare WW2 (April 1940 dated) empty wooden ammunition box, originally containing 500 rounds of .303 mark VII ball ammunition in 10 round paper packets. The wooden box retains most of its original green paint, edged with red. The box is complete with its original tinplate liner and has 5 original paper labels on it showing the contents of the box including a Southern Railway transport label. The box is also stenciled in yellow EXD PHD.11.41 . The base of the box is stenciled in yellow CAPT. HOVENDEN CML BUILDINGS GREAT CHARLES STREET BIRMINGHAM . During WW2 the building was the CML Building was the home of the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance building at 148 - 149 Great Charles Street, Birmingham, shown in the photographs. The box has its original closing pin and string which when pulled out allows the lid to slide forward and detach. The box has a copper stranded wire handle which has a leather carrying handle. All metal fittings on the box are non -ferrous and are made of copper and brass including the split pin. The price includes UK delivery. O 1282
275.00

SOLD SOLD (4/11) WW1 1917 British Short Magazine BSA Co SMLE No.1 Mk III** .303 Calibre Rifle With Stock Disc Regiment Marked 2 CAM To The 2nd Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders & Sling. **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**. Sn 14671 - 14671
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders was a line Line Infantry Regiment of the British Army formed in 1793. In 1961 the Regiment was amalgamated with the Seaforth Highlanders. The Regiment's lineage is now continued by the 4th Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. During the First World War, the Cameron Highlanders were expanded to thirteen Battalions. The Regiment saw much action on the Western Front participating in most of the major battles and claiming 10 Battle Honours. This is an excellent WW1 1917 dated SMLE No.1 Mk III** .303 calibre rifle to the 2nd Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. The rifle has excellent all original woodwork throughout and nice clear date & manufacturer's stamps, Crown GR (George Rex) with Crown, BSA Co, 1917, SHT L.E III** (stars struck out). It is complete with sight protector wings and stripper clip loading bridge. It also has a brass butt plate with trap and original webbing sling. The stock is fitted with brass roundel stamped 2 CAM to the 2nd Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders & weapon number 357 (see page 108 of The Broad Arrow by Skennerton). Its original magazine can be removed and retains its original loading plate and spring which functions as it should. Deactivated to UK/EU specification the weapon, cocks & dry fires perfectly. Price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 14671
0.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD (5/11) Short Magazine BSA Co SMLE No.1 Mk III* .303 Calibre Rifle With Stock Disc Regiment Marked 1 WTS To The 1st Battalion The Duke Of Edinburghs Wiltshire Regiment & Sling. **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**. Sn 14672 - 14672
The 1st Battalion, the Duke of Edinburghs Wiltshire Regiment, being based in Tidworth at the outbreak of WW1, was mobilised at once and left for France on 13 August 1914, taking part in the Battle of Mons 10 days later. The misery of trench warfare and the catastrophic scale of losses that developed on the Western front during this war are well known, and the Wiltshires had their full share of both. In total 11 Wiltshire Battalions were raised, serving in France, Flanders, Italy, Salonika, Gallipoli, Mesopotamia and Palestine. This is an excellent WW1 1918 dated SMLE No.1 Mk III* .303 calibre rifle to the 1st Battalion The Duke Of Edinburghs Wiltshire Regiment. The rifle has all original woodwork throughout and nice clear date & manufacturer's stamps, Crown GR (George Rex) with Crown, BSA Co, 1918, SHT L.E III*. It is complete with sight protector wings and stripper clip loading bridge. It also has a brass butt plate with trap and original webbing sling. The stock is fitted with brass roundel stamped 1 WTS to the Duke Of Edinburghs Wiltshire Regiment & weapon number 64 (see page 96 of The Broad Arrow by Skennerton). Its original magazine can be removed and retains its original loading plate and spring which functions as it should. Deactivated to UK/EU specification, the weapon, cocks & dry fires perfectly. Price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 14672
0.00

SOLD SOLD (4/11) WW1 1917 British Short Magazine LSA Co SMLE No.1 Mk III .303 Calibre Rifle With Stock Disc Regiment Marked 3 KOSB To The 3rd Battalion The Kings Own Scottish Borderers & Sling. **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**. Sn 14673. - 14673
During WW1 the Kings Own Scottish Borderers raised 14 Battalions and was awarded 66 Battle Honours and 4 Victoria Crosses losing 7,740 men during the course of the war. This is an excellent WW1 1917 dated SMLE No.1 Mk III .303 calibre rifle to the 3rd Battalion The Kings Own Scottish Borderers. The rifle has all original woodwork throughout and nice clear date & manufacturer's stamps, Crown GR (George Rex) with Crown, LSA Co (London Small Arms Company), 1917, SHT L.E III. It is complete with sight protector wings and stripper clip loading bridge. It also has a brass butt plate with trap and original webbing sling. The stock is fitted with brass roundel stamped 3 KOSB to the 3rd Battalion The Kings Own Scottish Borderers & weapon number 131. Its original magazine can be removed and retains its original loading plate and spring which functions as it should. Deactivated to UK/EU specification the weapon, cocks & dry fires perfectly. Price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 14673
0.00

WW1 1917 British Short Magazine BSA Co SMLE No.1 Mk III* .303 Calibre Rifle With Stock Disc Regiment Marked RM To The Royal Marines & Sling. **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**. Sn 14674 - 14674
During the First World War, in addition to their usual stations aboard ship, Royal Marines were part of the Royal Naval Division which landed in Belgium in 1914 to help defend Antwerp and later took part in the amphibious landing at Gallipoli in 1915. The Royal Marines also took part in the Zeebrugge Raid 1918. Five Royal Marines earned the Victoria Cross in the First World War, two at Zeebrugge, one at Gallipoli, one at Jutland and one on the Western Front. This is an excellent WW1 1917 dated SMLE No.1 Mk III* .303 calibre rifle to the Royal Marines. The rifle has all original woodwork throughout and nice clear date & manufacturer's stamps, Crown GR (George Rex) with Crown, BSA Co, 1917, SHT L.E III*. It is complete with sight protector wings and stripper clip loading bridge. It also has a brass butt plate with trap and original webbing sling. The stock is fitted with brass roundel stamped with what looks like either 6 15 or C 35 together with RM to the Royal Marines & what appears to be number 22274. Its original magazine can be removed and retains its original loading plate and spring which functions as it should. Deactivated to UK/EU specification, the weapon, cocks & dry fires perfectly. Price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 14674
675.00
Previous 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  Next Page 4 of 8