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Danish Madsen Rifle Bayonet in Correct Scabbard and with a Webbing Frog Sn 13878 - 13878
An original mint condition Danish Madsen rifle bayonet in it's correct scabbard. The bayonet has a double edged steel blade which still has the storage grease on it. It was an attempt by Denmark in 1947 to gain a foothold on the International Arms market and was intended for export only. It was for use on the 7mm bolt action Madsen rifle and although the bayonet is a well made weapon the rifle was not a success. The blade measures 8" long. It has a straight cross guard which incorporates a muzzle ring. It is stamped with a serial number "6371". The grips are dark wood and smooth. They are secured with two screw bolts. The pommel has a release mechanism which operates smoothly. The bayonet is in very good condition. The scabbard is black painted metal and is in good condition. The green webbing frog has a velcro and stud fastening. (See Martin Brayley 'An Illustrated History of Bayonets' page 59 and White & Watts Page 59 & 73). The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 13878
£245.00

RARE, WW2 British Middle East Brass 'Deaths' Head' Knuckle Guard Commando Knife & Scabbard. With provenance. Sn 13874 - 13874
This dagger was issued to Leonard William Morris who served with the Durham Light Infantry before transferring to the Airbourne Division and in the latter part of WW2 served in the far east fighting the Japanese. It was given by him to his nephew from whom we acquired it. The manufacture of these Commando knives were influenced by members of the WW2 Middle East Commando who went to India and then China to form 'Mission 204'. An example of this knife is shown on page 208 plate 503 of Flook's book British & Commonwealth Military Knives. This is an excellent original example of the rare Middle East Commando knife. It has the correct 'deaths' head' cast brass grip with finger rings & 'cog wheel' type protrusions on the knuckle grip. Its 6" steel single edged Bowie type blade is undamaged. The knife measures 11 ¾” overall. As is common with these knives it does not have any manufacturers marks (see pages 32-35 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook). It is complete with its correct original heavy duty leather scabbard with rear belt loop & retaining strap which fastens to a brass stud on the body of the scabbard. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price for this piece of British Commando history includes UK delivery. Sn 13874
£1,675.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD Early 20th Century British Naval F. Smith & Son Southampton ‘Sestral Trade Mark’ Ship's Brass Bulkhead Clock With 60 Seconds Time Keeping Feature & Original Key. Sn 13867 - 13867
An original British made Naval Sestral trade Mark Brass Bulkhead Clock by F. Smith & Son Southampton (F.Smith & Son were a local chandlery retailers supplying Yatchs and other Ships in the early part of the 20th Centrury. They were based at 23, Oxford Street, Southampton). This example has a 6” diameter face which is clean and Roman numeral markings with black metal hour and minute hands together with an inner 1” diameter 60 second timer roundel with second hand indicator. The clock case is brass and comes with its original brass key stamped ‘10’. The face also has an adjustable slow-fast slider in a slot for fine tuning the time keeping. There is also a hole for key winding. The face is marked by the manufacturer and with the ‘Sestral’ trade mark (illustrated in image 2). The face is covered by a glazed hinged. The clock case measures 7 ¼” in diameter and is 3" deep. The rim of the case has 4 factory drilled holes for wall mounting. This clock is fully functioning, keeping precise time. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13867
£0.00

RARE, Victorian Or Earlier Medieval / Italian Renaissance Form Battle Shield With Ornate Decoration. Sn 13597 - 13597
The Victorian era saw a revival of interest of 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 23” diameter with a rope effect and riveted rim. The surface of the shield is elegantly convex and has a pyramid form 3” spike in its centre mounted on a stylised rose form boss, 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, 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 later steel wire carry handle or wall hanger cord secured to 2 of the lugs. The shield has even patina and no damage. Price for this quality shield worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 13597
£975.00

Original WW2 & Cold War Era British Home Office Secomak Type 447 Hand Operated Portable Crank Handle Air Raid Syren (Siren) and Tubular Stand. Sn 13767 - 13767
An original World War II & Cold War era Secomak hand operated portable Air Raid Syren (Siren) with tubular metal stand, Type 447 serial number 12501 . These sirens were produced by Service Electric Co. Ltd. Stanmore, Middlesex. It is a hand-operated siren. This hand-operated siren was intended for large or remote establishments such as R.A.F. airfields and large factories where the public air raid warning may not have reached. The siren consists of a simple bladed drum rotated through the use of the handle. The blades are angled so that air is drawn in through the holes in the voice box casing, and forced out the side to produce a howling tone. In order to produce the fluctuating 'Action Warning' signal, the user let go of the handle and let the siren slow down before cranking up again to reach the high note. There appears to be very little documentation charting the history of the Type 447, but it would seem to originate in the late 1930's. This terrific air raid siren, complete with stand is in excellent original condition. It still retains the manufacturer’s plate as can be seen in the photographs along with ‘Home Office Property’ plate (all illustrated in image 2). It is in perfect working order. The original grey painted finish is in excellent condition. The wooden handle is smooth with no cracks. The siren has a metal grill over the rotating blades. This siren is very loud. It is designed to be unclamped and turned upside down within the stand for storage. The stand is made from tubular steel. The stand with Siren mounted is 33" height overall. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13767
£495.00

RARE, Large Frame, American Civil War Era Starr Arms Co New York 1856 Patent .44 Calibre Single Action Cap & Ball Revolver. Sn 13871:1 - 13871:1
This is an original American Starr 1856 Patent single action Army Revolver in .44 calibre. Starr produced double action revolvers used in the American Civil War until the U.S. Ordnance Department persuaded the Starr Arms Co. to create a single-action variant. The company eventually complied, and the Union acquired 25,000 of the single-action revolvers for $12 each between January 1862 and May 1863. This example is original and retains its original blue finish. It has an 8” round steel barrel which has a clean bore and crisp rifling (13 ½” overall length). The frame is stamped with manufacturer and patent detail (illustrated in image 2). The weapon has a blade fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. The barrel block is stamped with serial number 46596 above a small ‘v’ inspection mark. The one piece wood grip is original and undamaged. The action works as it should and is very strong. This is a scarce American Civil War period revolver. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13871:1
£1,475.00

WW2 Showa Period Japanese Officer’s Gendiato Sword With Hand Forged Blade, Sword Smith Signed Tang ‘Seki Ju Kane Mitsu’ & Scabbard With Field Combat Cover. Sn 13880 - 13880
This is a very good Showa Period Japanese Officers Sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with brown cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including tsuba and floral menuki. The pommel is holed for lanyard ring. The tang is crisply signed with Japanese script on one side 'Seki Ju Kane Mitsu’ (illustrated in image 2). There are at least 5 references to this sword smith in Hawley’s list KAN1428/47/48/81/83, also, Fuller & Gregory List No 90/91/635/636 and John Slough’s book Modern Japanese Swordsmiths 1868-1945 page No. 49. The original 27 ¾” clean hand forged blade has O Gunome Midare wave hamon (illustrated inset in image 3). The blade has just areas of light staining consistent with age and a couple of very small nicks to the sharp cutting edge which are only visible on close inspection. It is carried in its wood scabbard with metal fittings and a single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original leather field combat cover which is laced with leather at the throat and has a single brass stud. All leather and stitching of the cover are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13880
£1,195.00

WW2 High Grade Showa-To Japanese Officer’s Gendiato Sword With Hand Forged Blade, Sword Smith Signed Tang ‘Noshu Ju Asano Kane Zane Saku’ With Smith’s Kokuin Special Order Hot Stamp Personal Seal & Scabbard With Field Combat Cover & Translation. Sn 13879 - 13879
This is a Hi grade Showa-To Japanese Officers Sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with brown cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including tsuba and floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring. The hilt has a push button scabbard retaining clip which works as it should. The tang is crisply signed with Japanese script on one ‘Noshu Ju Asano Kane Zane Saku’ & with the Smith’s Kokuin special order hot stamp personal seal. This Smith won 2nd seat at the 1941 Sword exhibition with Seki. The Smith’s real name was Asano Shin Ichi. He was born in 1912 student of Kane Michi and worked as a Gunto Smith. He was well a well known prolific sword maker and he died 1986. See John Slough’s book ‘Modern Japanese Swordsmiths 1868-1945’ page No’s 76 & 77 for reference and photo of the Smith and other tang markings bearing his name & Kokuin (photocopies of those pages together with a small label referencing the pages accompanies this piece). The original 25 ½” hand forged blade has O Gunome Midare wave hamon (illustrated inset in image 3). The blade has just areas of light staining consistent with age. It is carried in its wood scabbard with metal fittings and a single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original leather field combat cover which is fastened by studs at the throat. All leather and stitching of the cover are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13879
£1,150.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD 1970's MINIATURE, FIREARMS QUALITY, English Made, Colt 1851 Navy Sherrif Single Action .44 Calibre Cap & Ball Revolver. Sn 13882 - 13882
This quality Firearms quality Colt Single Action 1851 Navy Sheriff Model revolver replicates the original .44 Calibre Colt 6 shot revolver in miniature. This excellent miniature is one of a collection of American wild west era revolvers made from scratch utilising quality materials in the 1970's by an un-named English manufacturer. These miniatures are exact replicas of the wild west originals. It has a colour case hardened frame, barrel and hammer and brass trigger frame. Its walnut grips are undamaged. The frame is stamped with number ‘087’. The miniature measures 3 ¾” overall length and has an octagonal barrel with brass post fore sight. The firing action operates identical to the original full size weapon and can be stripped, cocked and dry fired. These miniatures are highly desirable and collectable. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13882
£0.00

French Military, Model 1866/74 11mm Calibre Fusil Gras Carbine By Manufacture Imperialle St Etienne. Sn 13890 - 13890
An excellent French M1866/74 Infantry carbine. The all original wood is very good and has a contemporary professionally applied field repair to the stock wrist (illustrated in image 3). It has a ladder rear sight, block & blade fore sight, steel butt plate and is fitted with sling swivels. It measures 39" overall with a 20 ½” barrel which has a clean bore and crisp rifling. The breech is crisply marked by the St Etienne Arsenal manufacturer and with 'Mle 1866-74' model detail (illustrated). Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. 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 13890
£675.00

RARE, QUALITY, MATCHING NUMBERS, Pre WW1 1914 Dated Imperial German Clamshell Boar Hunting Prize Dagger / Sidearm With Etched Blade ‘Commemorative Shooting Award Donated By Von Distritschef 27th January 1914’ & Stag Antler Grip. Sn 13884 - 13884
This is a rare quality made Imperial German Clamshell Hunting Dagger / Sidearm presented as a shooting prize just before the outbreak of WW1. These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Boar for self defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. This shooting prize award dagger has a heavy Stag Antler hilt with heavy metal fittings including cross guard, large clamshell, ferrule and butt cap with acorn finial. The hilt has its original thin leather washer. The dagger can be dismantled. The tang and cross guard are stamped with matching number ‘5’. Its 1 ½” broad single edged blade with fullers is clean and sharp. The blade is 10 ½” length and the piece measures 16 ½” overall. The blade has no visible manufacturer marks but is beautifully engraved on one side with stylised German script which roughly translates to ‘Commemorative Shooting Award Donated By Von Distritschef 27th January 1914’. The weapon is complete with its original brown leather scabbard with metal chape. The leather is impressed with similar partially readable script as the blade marking. The leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price for this quality antique Imperial German hunting prize sidearm includes UK delivery. Sn 13884
£1,450.00

VERY RARE, WW1 Gallipoli Bring Back, German Made Turkish Contract Machine Gun Crews Trench Fighting Knife With Integral Fold Out Tools In The Hilt, Scabbard & Frog. Sn 13885 - 13885
Although this piece has no visible German manufacturer marks it is of the quality and form of the type of WW1 era German made Turkish Army contract knives most likely issued to machine gun crew’s and would likely have been in service at Gallipoli. The knife has the appearance of a knife bayonet but no apparent means of fitting to a rifle. It has slab wood grips secured by rivets. The grips are undamaged. The grip frame is slotted and has 2 integral hinged fold out tools consisting of a 2 ¼” long shank spike with thumb lever and 2 ¼” slim pyramid shaped spike with side slot for thumbnail opening. The knife measures 12" overall and has a 7 ¾” single edged blade with fullers. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. Its returning wave cross guard has what appears to be Turkish script characters on both sides. The knife is complete with its original steel scabbard which has a frog bar and ball end. The scabbard has no dents. The scabbard is fitted with its original brown leather frog with integral belt loop. The leather and stitching of the frog are intact. Price for this very rare WW1 trench knife no doubt a WW1 bring back includes UK delivery. Sn 13885
£1,275.00
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