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WW2 Era Nazi Hitler-Jugend (HJ) Hitler Youth 1 Piece Steel Buckle RZM Marked ‘KH 24’ (Friedrich Linden, Lüdenscheid). N 510 - N 510
This is an excellent original 1 piece Nazi HJ buckle (see page 285 of German belt Buckles 1845-1945 By Nash). The front of the buckle is embossed with the stylised Eagle carrying a Swastika within diamond surrounded by roundel with Nazi HJ motto inscription "Blut und Ehre!" (Blood & Honour). The buckle is undamaged. The rear of the buckle has an RZM mark ‘KH 24’ (Friedrich Linden, Lüdenscheid). The rear prongs and bar are present and function as they should. The price includes UK delivery. N 510
£175.00

Victorian British Naval Bosun’s ‘Press Gang’ Cord Bound Cosh With Integral Weighted Ends. MISC 876 - MISC 876
This is an original, Victorian era cosh in the form used by Royal Navy Press gangs when ‘pressing’ men into Naval service. Those resisting ‘the press’ would often face assault and restraint to enforce their ‘recruitment’. The weighted cosh heads are tightly bound in waxed or lacquered cord and the flexible shaft bound in leather. The cosh measures 12” length. The weighted ‘club’ head ends double as pommel ends for striking and to assist grip. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 876
£195.00

Victorian British Naval Bosun’s ‘Press Gang’ Cord Cosh With Cord Bound Integral Weighted Ends & Leather Wrist Strap . MISC 877 - MISC 877
This is an original, Victorian era cosh in the form used by Royal Navy Press gangs when ‘pressing’ men into Naval service. Those resisting ‘the press’ would often face assault and restraint to enforce their ‘recruitment’. The cosh has a wood shaft and measures 10 ¾” overall length. The shaft is fitted with a leather wrist strap, which slides along the shaft allowing it to be used at either end of the cosh. The shaft has weighted cord bound ‘club’ head ends which double as pommel ends for striking and to assist grip. The club heads have some scuffing consistent with age and use. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 877
£195.00

Early WW2 1940 British WD Army No.2 Leather Jerkin Size 3 By Miller. U 375 - U 375
This is an excellent condition original British Army Tan leather Jerkin. It is made of rugged, supple Tan leather. The Jerkin has superb reinforced stitching around the edges, arm holes and button holes. It has it's original 4 large brown coloured buttons which are secure and have their original stitching. It has a thick khaki cloth lining with leather reinforcement patches stitched into the armpit areas and behind the buttons. The liner has a label with manufacturer and size details together with War Dept arrow, printed in ink 'JERKINS, LEATHER, N0.2, Size No 3, Height 5' 11" to 6' 2" Breast Over Jacket 40" to 46" S.Miller'. The label is also dated ‘2nd Jan 1940’. The lining is ink stamped with WD and arrow above ‘240’. The price includes UK delivery. U 375
£195.00

WW1 1918 British WD Sanderson 1907 Pattern Bayonet & Scabbard. BAYO 410 - BAYO 410
This is a very good WW1 dated P1907 bayonet by Sanderson of Sheffield (see Skennerton item B235 pages 186-195). One side of the blade carries the crown over G.R. and 1907 (pattern) followed by 11 18 date (November 1918) and Sanderson (manufacturer). The reverse carries the WD broad arrow & inspection stamps. The pommel is stamped with struck out Regiment marks and has weapon number ‘214’ . The original leather scabbard has the correct steel locket with round frog stud and steel chape. The leather has areas of surface wear consistent with age and service use. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 410
£145.00

QUALITY, Cased, Victorian C1860’s Isaac Hollis & Sons Birmingham & London 12 Bore /.750 Musket Calibre Big Game Rifle With Octagonal Damascus Barrel & Accessories. A 1008 - A 1008
Isaac Hollis & Sons were quality English, Birmingham & London based Gunmakers recorded in 1861 as having premises at Weaman Row & 49 Whittall Street (previously Hollis & Sheath 1849-1861). Between 1870 & 1911 Hollis & Sons are also recorded as having ‘London Offices’ (see page 251 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is a quality Big Game rifle by Isaac Hollis & Sons. It has a beautiful Walnut stock with chequered wrist. Its 33” octagonal Damascus steel barrel is .750 Musket Calibre (12 Bore). The top barrel flat is signed 'I.Hollis & Sons Makers'. The underside of the barrel has proof inspection marks. The bore has just staining consistent with age and use and the rifling is crisp. The rifle measures 51” overall. The action has foliate scrollwork decoration and is crisply marked ‘ I.Hollis & Sons’. The underside of the stock has a void brass escutcheon and the shoulder stock has a patch box with hinged steel lid. The rifle has its original ramrod with brass end caps, heavy Dolphin hammer, blade fore sight & fixed ‘v’ notch plate rear sight with additional 2 leaf hinged sights graduated 100 & 200 yards. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang which has foliate engraving, trigger guard with extended winged tang & acanthus bud finial and German Silver fore stock block. The weapon's cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The weapon is contained in its correct but later wood case with hinged lid. The case has a void brass plate set into the lid and a lock with key. It is lined with green felt and the inside of the lid has a nice paper trade label to I. Hollis & Sons. The inside of the case is contoured to fit the rifle and it's later but correct accessories which include tools, adjustable powder flask marked ‘James Dixon & Sons Sheffield’ and ‘Parker Hale Ltd’ and a heavy brass and steel single ball bullet mould stamped ‘No 12’ and ‘Trade Mark’ together with ‘B’ within diamond cartouche . The price for this cased quality Victorian rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1008
£2,750.00

Victorian 1840- 1863 William Ling, Jermyn Street, London, 6 Bore Percussion Muzzle Loading Single Barrel Wildfowling Shot Gun. A 1009 - A 1009
William Ling (born 1793) was an English London based gunsmith recorded at a number of London addresses between 1820 and 1863. He is recorded as working at Jermyn Street between 1840 & 1863. This is a quality made percussion wildfowling gun by William Ling Jermyn Street. It is 6 bore and has a 36” round, browned, steel barrel. It measures 53” overall length. The smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age & use. It has all original undamaged walnut furniture with chequered wrist . The top of the wrist is inlaid with void silver escutcheon. The metal work has tooled foliate decoration. It has a steel butt plate. The action plate is signed ‘Wm Ling London’ amongst foliate decoration. The barrel is signed ‘Wm Ling Gun Maker Jermyn St London’. It has a heavy Dolphin hammer. The barrel has a small brass bead foresight. The piece is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. Its cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. A 1009
£2,450.00

MASSIVE, C1850 Leech & W.Ling Gunmakers Marked 8 Bore Percussion Muzzle Loading Wildfowling Bank / Punt Gun With Walnut Stock & Ramrod. A 1010 - A 1010
William John Leech was an English Gunmaker recorded as having premises at Castle Alley 1813-14 & Union Street Whitechapel C1817. William Ling (born 1793) was an English London based gunsmith recorded at a number of London addresses between 1820 and 1863 (see pages 180 & 178 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is a massive percussion wildfowling gun made C1850 signed by Leech & W. Ling. This size of gun (5 feet 1inch overall length) were lay on riverbanks and sand dunes to support the heavy weight of the gun when hunting wild fowl or mounted on punts. It is 8 bore and has a 43 ½” round steel barrel. Its bore has light staining consistent with age and use. It has walnut stock with chequered wrist & polished horn fore stock cap. The wood has just light bumps and bruises consistent with age and use and is impressed ‘W.Ling’ indicating that the stock was supplied by the gunmaker William Ling. The wood has heavy brass mounts and heavy brass butt plate. The action plate and barrel block are signed ‘Leech’ (most likely William John Leech) It has a heavy steel Dolphin hammer. The barrel has a small brass bead foresight. The piece is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. Its cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price for this massive fowling piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. A 1010
£2,750.00

MINT BORE, SUPERB, Victorian 1841- 1859 Mrs Elizabeth Fletcher, Gloucester, 6 Bore Percussion Muzzle Loading Single Barrel Live Pigeon Sporting Shot Gun. A 1012 - A 1012
Thomas & Elizabeth Fletcher were part of a Gloucester based gun making family. Thomas is first recorded at 161 Westgate Street 1841-59. Mrs Elizabeth Fletcher is then recorded on her own at 158 Westgate Street 1862-1870. The family including their sons continued in the gun making trade at other Westgate Street addresses and the Company is recorded as E. Fletcher & Sons in the 1930’s then finally recorded operating as Fletcher’s Sports Ltd 1955 – C1972 (see page 220 of British Gunmakers by Brown). This is a superb large calibre, live pigeon sporting shotgun by Elizabeth Fletcher, made at the family’s 161 Westgate Street premises before she moved to 158 Westgate Street. This type of gun were popular at live Pigeon shooting competitions before the invention of ‘clay Pigeons’ when live Pigeons were released from cages to be shot by competitors and for hunting use. It is a large 6 bore but well balanced and designed to be fired from the shoulder rather than from a punt or bank as many other guns of this bore were made for. It has a 33” blued steel barrel. It measures 49 ½” overall length. The smooth bore is pristine, clean with no pitting. It has all original undamaged walnut furniture with chequered wrist and fore stock. The fore stock has a scalloped polished Buffalo horn end cap. The top of the wrist is inlaid with silver escutcheon engraved with a stylised monogram. The action has best quality tooled foliate decoration. It has a steel butt plate. The action plate is signed ‘E. Fletcher’. The barrel is signed ‘Elizabeth Fletcher 161 Westgate Street Gloucester’. It has a heavy Dolphin hammer. The barrel has a small brass bead foresight. Its cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. A 1012
£2,450.00

Victorian Henry Thomas Underwood London Spear Point Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Handle & Leather Scabbard With Hilt Retaining Clip To WW1 Captain Stephen Mitchell, Scottish Fife & Forfar Yeomanry Later MP For Lanark. ED 2424 - ED 2424
The Underwood family of London based Cutlers began their knife making heritage with Yeeling Underwood in 1791. Henry Thomas Underwood was recorded as working at 56 Haymarket between 1822 until his death in 1860. The family business continued making knives marked ‘Underwood’ until 1925 when the company ceased trading. Stephen Mitchell (10 March 1884 – 7 June 1951) was a Scottish Unionist politician who sought change through unity. Educated at Loretto School and Jesus College, Cambridge, he served as a Major with the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, including service in World War I. He was a Director of Imperial Tobacco. Mitchell was Unionist Member of Parliament (MP) for Lanark from 1924 until 1929. Mitchell also was a Member of the Royal Company of Archers and was High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1945-1946. A copy of a contemporary photo portrait of Stephen Mitchell MP is illustrated in image 3. This is an excellent spear point Bowie Knife made by Henry Thomas Underwood With Scabbard Marked to Capt Stephen Mitchell of the Fife & Forfar Yeomanry, no doubt carried by him as a private purchase fighting knife during WW1. The knife and scabbard are similar to those described and illustrated on pages 182 & 184 of ‘The London Knife Book 1820-1945’ by Flook). It has a clean, sharp, 8” long polished steel spear point blade with medial ridge. The knife measures 13 ¼” overall. One side of the blade is marked with partially visible ‘Crown VR’ (Victoria Regina) above maker detail ‘Underwood 56 Haymarket London’. It has a German Silver, ferrule & cross guard holed for scabbard retaining clip and attractive, undamaged, curved Stag horn handle with German Silver pommel cap. The Bowie has its original brown leather scabbard. The rear of the scabbard has a stitched seam and single belt loop. The throat has a steel scabbard retaining clip which works as it should and keeps the Bowie securely in its scabbard. All stitching & leather of the scabbard are intact. The body of the scabbard has period ink handwriting ‘Captain Stephen Mitchell, Fife & Forfar Yeomanry’. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2424
£1,200.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. WW2 INERT German 30 mm MK108 (30x90RB) HEI (High Explosive Incendiary) Cannon Round. O 1452 - O 1452
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 1452
£245.00

WW2 1942 British Hertfordshire Regiment Tropical Slouch Hat With Formation Patch By H.A.P. Size 7. Sn 16263 - 16263
A WW2 1942 dated Tropical slouch hat with Hertfordshire Regiment formation patch and 4 fold linen pagri topped by black & yellow Regimental band. A slouch hat is a wide-brimmed felt or cloth hat most commonly worn as part of a military uniform, often, although not always, with a chinstrap. It is a survivor of the felt hats worn by certain 18th century armies. Since then, the slouch hat has been worn by military personnel from many different nations including Australia, Britain, India, New Zealand, Southern Rhodesia, France, the United States, the Confederate States, Germany and many others. Australia has had a slouch as standard issue headwear since the late Victorian era. Our British Hertfordshire Regiment slouch hat has a left side ‘Newey’ press stud to turn up the left side. The left side has its original Hertfordshire regiment formation patch. The brim is edged with khaki linen. The felt is completely free of any holes or damage and has crown ventilation holes . Inside the hat it has a brown leather sweat band which is stamped with ‘Size 7’,’1942’ date and manufacturer mark ‘HAP’. It has its original adjustable leather chin strap with brass buckle. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16263
£475.00
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