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WW2 High Grade Showa-To Japanese Officer's Seki Arsenal Sword With Signed Tang 'SAKA MUKI KANE SHIGE SAKU' & Oil Tempered Blade With Scabbard. Sn 15294 - 15294
This is an excellent original WW2 Japanese Officers sword and scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral Menuki. The pommel its original lanyard ring. The hilt has a push button scabbard retaining catch which works as it should. The tang is signed with Japanese script characters including the Sword Smith’s name 'SAKA MUKI KANE SHIGE SAKU' and seki arsenal mark (see Fuller & Gregory list No. 106 Oshigata 28 & 29 for reference. Men using these kanji worked as Gunto Smiths 1938-1944 see Markus seko page No 269). The cutting edge of the blade is 26” length. The blade with well defined wave hamon, is sharp and has just staining consistent with age. The sword is carried in its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has just small light dents consistent with age and service use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15294
£1,295.00

RARE, WW2 1943 Dated Shin Gunto Japanese Army Officer's Sword With Quality Gendaito Showa Period Hand Forged Blade With Double Signed Tang ‘BIZEN JU ICHI HARA NAGA MITSU SAKU’ & Red Steel Scabbard. ED 2240 - ED 2240
This is an original WW2 dated Japanese Officer's sword with its scabbard. It has a 26 ¾” clean Gedaito hand forged blade with superb wave hamon. The tang is nicely signed on both sides with Japanese script characters which are the Smith’s details and date ‘BIZEN JU ICHI HARA NAGA MITSU SAKU’ and ‘Showa Started 1926 1st Month (January) 18th Year Of Showa (1943)’. The smith made high grade Gendaito swords reputed to have the best cutting blades of the war years (see John Slough Page 123-125, Markus Sesko Vol II Page 249, Fuller & Gregory list numbers 292-294, Oshigata 59/60 190/ 61/110/132 for references). It is rare to find dated examples of his blades. The Olive green binding over the fish skin handle is complete and intact. It’s heavy brass tsuba & copper & brass fittings are original, correct and present (illustrated). The hilt has a scabbard retaining clip. It's pommel is holed for lanyard ring / wrist cord which is absent. The sword is complete with it's steel scabbard with ornate fittings. The scabbard retains its single brass hanging ring and retains its original red lacquered finish. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2240
£1,395.00

sold sold (10/05) C1906-1907 B.S.A. .177 Calibre Underlever Air Rifle. Sn 15269 - 15269
This is an original B.S.A. air rifle made C1906-1907. It has even patina and has its original wood stock with chequered wrist panels. It's steel butt plate is undamaged. The wood has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The rifle measures 43 ½” overall with a 19 ½” barrel. It has a blade foresight and adjustable dial rear sight. It is serial number 11693 (Page 147 of Knibb's book 'The BSA & Lincoln Jeffries Air Rifles' indicates the serial number to be in the range of Fifth batch BSA Standard & Light Pattern improved models made C1906-1907 although there is no 'S' (Standard) or 'L' (Light) serial number prefix on our example . The stock is impressed with BSA’s piled arms trademark. The cylinder is marked ‘BSA Air Rifle The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited’. The loading tap is stamped ‘P.Pat’. The rifle's loading and firing actions work with a strong spring action. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15269
£0.00

MINT Wilkinson Sword, Cased Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes 2nd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'WW2 D-Day Invasion Sixth June 1944' Number 2102 With Etched Blade Commissioned by The American Historical Society With Original Numbered Certificate & Papers - 15319
The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied North Western Europe from Nazi control and contributed to the Allied victory in Europe. Prior to embarking on the mission American General Dwight Eisenhower addressed his troops ordering them to ‘Accept Nothing Less Than Full Victory’. This mint full size 2nd pattern FS Commando dagger was produced to Commemorate the 'WW2 D-Day Invasion Sixth June 1944' & Eisenhower’s inspirational order. The knife is in superb condition with all of its original plated finish. Its blade is etched on one side with decorative foliate panel and wording commemorating the Victory. The reverse is etched with the Wilkinson Sword London name & Crossed swords legend within a panel together with foliate decoration & the wording of Eisenhower’s order. The blade is numbered ‘2102’. The dagger is contained in its wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with felt & white material. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The lining has D-Day commemorative lettering emblazoned in gold. The case contains its original numbered American Historical Society certificate of issue and inspection document. It also contains a printed reproduction of Eisenhower’s order which was issued with the these daggers. The price for this excellent WW2 commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 15319
£575.00

Mid 1930s Japanese Arisaka Type 30 Bayonet And Scabbard. BAYO 282 - BAYO 282
This is a Japanese Arisaka Type 30 bayonet and scabbard made at the Kokura arsenal in the mid-1930s. The blade carries the 4 ring Kokura arsenal mark and the pommel carries the number 29354 denoting a bayonet made in the early production run of 157-228306. The scabbard is the standard metal ball tipped version. The bayonet has been rewirked and re-issued with a blued blade which was a common occurrence. See bayonets of Japan by Raymond C.Labar LB-73 page 96. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 282
£225.00

Rare, Italian M 1891/97 Mannlicher Carcano Truppi Speciale Carbine Knife Bayonet , Scabbard And Frog. BAYO 282 - BAYO 283
This is an unusual and scarce bayonet issued to special troops who carried the Carcano carbine. The button catch on the top of the pommel and the locking slot is placed on the back of the pommel to fit the transversal stud on the carbine. The blade is fullered on both sides and the crossguard and caries the number BH 6857. The grips are made of wood held on by 2 rivets. The scabbard is brass mounted leather and carries the impressed mark of ARET 1931 next to the rear seam. The frog is the standard Italian leather version. See White and Watts NO 433 on pages 190 and 195. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 283
£275.00

MINT Wilkinson Sword Cased Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes 2nd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'Battle Of The Bulge' Number 2102 With Etched Blade Commissioned by The American Historical Society With Original Numbered Certificate & Papers. Sn 15320 - 15320
U.S. General Anthony Clement "Nuts" McAuliffe was the acting Division Commander of the 101st Airborne Division defending Bastogne, Belgium, during World War II's Battle of the Bulge (16th December 1944 - 26th January 1945). He is famous for his single-word reply of "Nuts!" in response to a German surrender ultimatum. After the Battle of the Bulge, McAuliffe was given command of his own division, the 103rd Infantry Division. This mint full size 2nd pattern FS Commando dagger was commissioned by the American Historical Society to Commemorate the WW2 Battle of the Bulge, McAuliffe's defiant response & the Americans stoic defence. The knife is in superb condition with all of its original finish. Its blade is blued and gilt etched on one side with decorative foliate panel and wording commemorating the battle, the US Forces stoic defence & McAuliffe's legendary response to the Germans. The reverse is etched with the Wilkinson Sword London name & Crossed swords legend within a panel. The blade is numbered 2102. The dagger is contained in its original case. The case has a hinged lid and 2 clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with felt & white material. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The inside of the lid has wording to commemorate the battle of the Bulge emblazoned in Gold. The case contains its original numbered American Historical Society certificate of issue, an account of the action where McAuliffe gave his defiant response and a printed portrait of the American General Patton, all of which were issued with the these daggers. The price for this excellent WW2 commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 15320
£575.00

MINT Wilkinson Sword, Cased Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes Wood & Brass Hilt Variant FS Fighting Knife 'THE DESERT WAR NORTH AFRICA' Number 2102 With Gilt Etched Blade American Historical Society Numbered Certificate & Literature - 15321
This superb wood & brass hilt variant FS Commando dagger was commissioned by the American Historical Society to Commemorate the WW2 North Africa Campaigns. The full size dagger is in mint condition. Its blade is etched on one side with the Wilkinson Sword London name & crossed swords legend & decorative foliate panels and wording from the motivating speeches of the war time American President 'Roosevelt' & British Prime Minister 'Churchill'. The reverse is etched 'In Honor Of The North Africa Campaigns The Desert War 1940- 1943’ with battle honour roll within entwined scrolling panels. The blade is numbered ‘2102’. The wood hilt with gilt brass pommel and cross guard retain all of their original finish. The dagger is contained in its original case. The case has a hinged lid and clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with felt & white material. The inside of the lid is marked with lettering to commemorate the North Africa campaign emblazoned in Gold. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The case contains its original numbered American Historical Society certificate of issue & a printed paper reproduction of American Rossevelt’s speech broadcast 7th November 1942 addressing the people of Africa prior to invasion both of which were issued with the these daggers. The price for this excellent WW2 commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 15321
£575.00

RARE, QUALITY, MINT, Cased, Victorian C1824 English Isaac Riviere, London, 20 Bore, Officer’s Percussion Pistols With Damascus Barrels, Captive Ramrods & Accessories. Sn 15348 - 15348
Isaac Riviere (1781-1841) and his sons Henry and Augustus were London based gunsmiths operating from premises at Oxford Street, Piccadilly, Union Street, Bedford Street & Barclay Square between 1809 & 1866 (see page 198 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). Riviere made made pistols of fine design and workmanship. Riviere spanned the flintlock / percussion era and patented his percussion locks in 1825. This is a superb matching pair of Officer’s percussion pistols by Riviere made C1824 before he patented his locks. The pistols are in mint condition with all original walnut stocks with chequered grips and inset void silver escutcheons, 7” Damascus steel barrels with flat tops & best quality tooled foliate decorated action tang, breech top, trigger guards with extended tangs and finials, action plates & heavy dolphin hammers. The side plates of each pistol are crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Riviere’. The top of each barrel is crisply marked ‘London’. Both pistols are complete with their original captive steel ram rods, have small post fore sights and fixed rear sights. The barrels of each pistol are smoothbore. The bores are pristine and have the appearance of never been fired. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. The pistols are complete with their original Mahogany case. The case with hinged lid has its original hook fasteners and lock with key. The inside of the lid has an excellent original Riviere trade label. The interior of the case is lined in green felt and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a heavy copper and brass powder flask marked by the manufacturer ‘Dixon & Sons (the flask has 2 hinged covers at the base, one for storing moulded ball ammunition, 4 lead balls are contained in this internal magazine, the other for storing small lead shot or percussion caps), a tin of wadding patches, the tin is numbered ‘25’, a brass tipped wood ram / cleaning rod with brass attachments, a wood handled tool and wood loading hammer. The case comes with its soft velvet bag cover with draw string top in which the cased pistols were found. The price for this quality made pair of cased pistols, rare to find in this outstanding condition includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15348
£4,950.00

SOLD SOLD (17/05) 1793 East India Company (EIC) Brass Barrelled 1 Bore Flintlock Naval Boarding Blunderbuss By William Henshaw, London With Ram Rod. Sn 14752 - 14752
This an excellent brass barrelled flintlock blunderbuss made By William Henshaw who was an English London based Gunmaker recorded as having premises at 279 Strand in 1780, 181 Strand from 1784 & 1791 & 44 New Bond Street between 1801 to 1808 (see page 168 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown). These weapons were used by sailors when boarding ships during attacks or repelling enemy crews attacking their vessels. It is 33 ½” overall with a large bell mouth 17 ½” long brass barrel. The mouth of the barrel measures 1.633” (approx. 1 bore). The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has a steel lock plate crisply marked with the East India Company ‘EIC’ mark and trade mark together with 1793 date, inspection marks and manufacturer’s name ‘Henshaw’ below number ‘1’. It has a Heavy military hammer & original, undamaged Walnut full stock with chequered wrist and brass mounts including butt plate, ram rod mounts, trigger guard with extended tang and flat side plate. It has its original wood ram rod with brass cap. Its cocking and firing actions work as they should. 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 private collection or display. Sn 14752.
£0.00

Late 1700’s – Early 1800’s Pair Of Irish J. Bloomer Flintlock Pocket Pistols With 40 Bore Screw Off Barrels & Concealed Triggers. Sn 15343 - 15343
The surname Bloomer was first found Ireland where the Bloomer family held a seat from very ancient times. This is an excellent pair of flintlock pocket pistols signed ‘J. Bloomer’ most likely made in Ireland. They are each 6 ¼” overall with 1 ¾” screw off barrels which are 40 bore. The bores of each barrel have just light staining consistent with age and use. The underside of the pistols have crisp proofs. On the left side they are engraved 'J. Bloomer’ within banners and the right sides have engraved banners and void centre panel. Both pistols have concealed triggers and swan neck hammers, one fitted with flint. Both pistols have sliding safety bolts which have tooled decoration. The firing actions of both these pistols work as they should. Their bag shaped wood grips with chequered panel back edges are undamaged and fitted with void silver escutcheons. The price for this matching pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB As antique flintlock pistols no licence is required to own them in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15343
£1,295.00

SOLD SOLD (14/05) 0British Board Of Ordnance Georgian Brown Bess Tower Enfield .75” Bore Flintlock Musket With 39” Barrel Marked ‘20’ To The 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot, Irish ‘L-Y’ Londonderry County Registration s & Socket Bayonet. Sn 15352 - 15352
A very good, original Enfield Tower, Brown Bess flintlock musket. It measures 54 ¾” overall length with a 39” round steel barrel with proof/ inspection marks at the breech together with Irish Londonderry ‘L-Y’ County Registration mark (the Registration of Firearms (Ireland) Act of 22nd August 1843, provided for the granting of licences for Firearms and required the arms to be marked by the Superintendent of the County). The metal has stable aged pitting but no rust and the bore has staining and residue consistent with age and service use. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked ’Tower’ (Enfield) & Crown ‘GR’ (George Rex). It has its all original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The barrel has a block fore sight. It is complete with original steel ramrod, and brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block and ram rod mounts. The brass stock plate is marked L-Y County registration marked and the wood carved with number ‘20’ to the The 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot 1782–1881 ( the Regiment embarked for Holland in August 1799 to take part in the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland and fought at the Battle of Krabbendam in September 1799 and the Battle of Alkmaar in October 1799. It next departed for Egypt in spring 1801 and saw action at the Battle of Alexandria in March 1801 during the French Revolutionary Wars. After moving to Calabria it took part in the Battle of Maida in July 1806 during the War of the Third Coalition. The regiment embarked for Portugal in 1808 for service in the Peninsular War. It saw action at the Battle of Vimeiro in August 1808 and the Battle of Corunna in January 1809 before being evacuated home later that month.[15] The regiment returned to the Peninsula and fought at the Battle of Vitoria in June 1813, where it formed part of the "backbone" of the Duke of Wellington's forces. It then pursued the French Army into France at took part in the Battle of the Pyrenees in July 1813, the Battle of Nivelle in November 1813 and the Battle of Orthez in February 1814 as well the Battle of Toulouse in April 1814. The Regiment was renamed The Lancashire Fusiliers 1881–1908). The wood is also date stamped ‘1831’ and Board Of Ordnance marked ‘BO’. The cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The Musket comes complete with its original 16 ½”, triangular blade, socket bayonet. The blade and socket have staining consistent with age and use. The price includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique flintlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK as part of a collection or display. Sn 15352
£0.00
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