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INERT DEACTIVATED. Unfired WW2 1942 Dated German 20 mm Flak 38 Soluthern (20x138B) APT (Armour Piercing Trace) Round, O 1242 - O 1242
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is an unfired WW2 1942 dated German 20mm Flak 38 APT (Armour Piercing Trace) round for the Soluthern 20mm Flak 38 anti-aircraft gun . This gun was used singularly or in the Quad Vierling 38 mount as an anti-aircraft weapon. The lacquered steel cartridge case is percussion primed. The headstamp is aux (Polte-Werk, Magdeburg) 42 (1942 date) 47b waffenampt WaA . The APT (Armour PiercingTrace) projectile has an iron driving band and retains approximately 40% of its black finish and 70% of its red trace band. The projectile is stamped above the driving band aux (Polte-Werk, Magdeburg) 1 42 (1942 date). Both projectile and cartridge case have no cracks. No licence is required to possess inert rounds in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. O 1242

SOLD SOLD SOLD RARE, WW2 1941 Pacific Theatre U.S. Marines Victor Tool Co ‘Woodman’s Pal’ LC-14-B Fighting Machete With Knuckle Guard & Original Correct Olive Green Webbing Canvas Scabbard With Zip & Belt Loop & Correct Original Instruction Booklets. - 14106
The Woodman's Pal was developed by Frederick Ehrsam in 1941, and quickly established itself commercially as a superior tool for the forest or jungle. During World War II the tool was issued to Marines & GIs under the nomenclature "Knife LC-14-B" for brush clearing or as a survival tool / fighting weapon. It came with a scabbard that had a zipper down one side, a strap at the closure and a belt bar. The LC-14-B could be attached to a pistol belt or other attachment point equipped with the hanger grommets. The LC-14-B was manufactured for the Army by Victor Tool Co. of Reading, PA. In addition to the tool itself, two illustrated booklets , one instructions for Care, Use & Sharpening and the other Fighting With USA Knife LC-14-B. Our example is in very good condition The blade is 12” long and 16 ¼” overall length. The blade has the correct agricultural form crow's beak/ scythe head which is 5 ¼” wide. The blade which has staining consistent with age and use is stamped ‘Woodman’s Pal Trademark Pat Applied For Victor Tool Co. Reading, PA’ The handle is made of stacked leather washers with a steel hand guard. The handguard is stamped on the back "LC-14-B." The correct canvas webbing scabbard has the correct belt bar press stud retaining strap, zip and belt loop. The body of the scabbard is clean and undamaged. The inside of the scabbard has open top pockets for the booklets and is ink stamped "LC-14-B" together with manufacturer information (illustrated). The pockets contain their 2 original instruction pamphlets. The price for this rare jungle warfare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14106

SOLD SOLD SOLD MINT, VERY RARE, WW1 French Francais Armes & Cycles St Etienne Factory Made Aluminium Hilt Trench Fighting Knife With M1871 Gras Bayonet Blade & Original Steel Scabbard. Sn 14343 - 14343
This a very rare, near mint, WW1 era trench fighting knife factory made to a high quality by the French arms manufacturer Francais Armes & Cycles St Etienne (see page 27 plates 93 & 94 of Fighting Knives by Fred Stephens where an example without scabbard is illustrated). The 9” long ‘T’ section blade is correctly made from the end of a Model 1871 Gras bayonet and the cast aluminium hilt with integral cross guard and pommel end is finely chequered. The cross guard is marked on one side ‘Manufacture Francais Armes & Cycles St Etienne’ and the reverse ‘Brevete’. The knife measures 13 ¾” overall length. The original steel scabbard, factory made from a section of Gras bayonet scabbard has no dents and retains its original black paint and factory applied steel belt clip. The blade is 6 ½” long and the knife has an overall length of 11". The price for this very rare WW1 piece in near mint condition includes UK delivery. Sn 14343

SOLD SOLD SOLD MINT, Original WW2 2nd Pattern B2 WD Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 14361 - 14361
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is a near mint condition WW2 2nd pattern, B2, FS dagger and scabbard (See page 89-93 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). The hilt is blackened brass with knurled grip and an oval cross guard. The top of the cross guard is stamped with the correct War Dept 'B2' designation. It has an excellent 172mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge. Its original scabbard with blackened brass chape and belt loop retains its 4 sewn on tabs and elasticated retaining strap. All stitching and leather are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14361

SOLD SOLD SOLD Original, WW2 1943 ‘Arnhem’ British All Steel 2nd Pattern Paratroopers Jump Helmet By BMB With Liner, Leather Chin Strap & Original Camo Netting. Sn 14360 - 14360
This is an excellent original WW2 1943 dated 2nd Pattern British Paratroopers Jump Helmet. This pattern of helmet were manufactured during 1942 and 1943 and mainly worn by Paras who saw action in Italy, Normandy, Arnhem & Germany (see page 92 of For King & Country By Glenn). 2nd Pattern helmets featured an all manganese steel shell without fibre rim and leather chin strap. This helmet has the correct 2nd Pattern features and retains its original olive green finish which has surface wear to be expected with age and service use. It has no dents. It is complete with liner & leather chin strap with chin cup. The leather sweatband is date stamped '1943' together with manufacturer's mark 'BMB' and size '6 3/4'. The helmet is fitted with original camo netting. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% original. Price for this WW2 dated Paratrooper’s jump helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 14360

***RESERVED*** MINT, WW2 1941 Nazi German Holster For Captured Belgium Browning Hi Power Model 1935 Semi Auto Pistols By Sprenger Iserlohn. Sn 14363 - 14363
This is a near mint, WW2 dated German Holster For captured Belgium Browning Hi Power Model 1935 Semi Auto Pistols which were used by nazi troops. It is made of Brown Cowhide with full flap cover and single retaining strap with single stud fastener. It has a single magazine pouch on its front aspect, the top of which is covered by the flap when closed. The holster has quick release flap and single belt loop to the rear. The back of the holster impressed with Waffenamt, date stamped ‘1941’ and has manufacturer detail ‘A.Sprenger A.G. Iserlohn’. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14363

SOLD SOLD 2nd YEAR LUCKY DAY DRAGON, WW2 Japanese Officer's Sword, Hand Forged Blade, Wave Hamon, Double Signed Tang ‘NI NEN TORA TOSHI NE GATSU KICHI JITSU TATSU’ Silver Family Mon, Scabbard With Field Combat Cover & Translation - 14364
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 and a silver family mon incorporated in the binding (illustrated). The pommel has its original lanyard ring. The tang is signed on both sides with Japanese script characters (illustrated) including the Sword Smith’s & family names ‘NI NEN TORA TOSHI NE GATSU KICHI JITSU TATSU’ together with date 1866 (Year of the Tiger, 2nd year lucky day Dragon’ (images of the tang and translation which were acquired with this sword are illustrated in image 3 & included). The clean blade with excellent original polish is 28 ½” length and the sword measures 38 ½” overall length. The blade is razor sharp and has crisp, pronounced wave hamon on both sides. The sword is carried in its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original brown leather field combat cover which has 3 press stud fasteners at the throat. The leather is clean and intact. The price for this impressive Japanese sword with an old family blade, worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 14364

Scarce Pair Of Post 1952 QE II Wilkinson Sword London Factory Trademark Advertising Display Swords With Etched Blades. Sn 14340 - 14340
Wilkinson Sword was founded as a company in London in 1772 by Henry Nock as a manufacturer of swords, made in Shotley Bridge in County Durham . The company has throughout its history been famous for producing the highest quality military and commercial blades. Their iconic crossed swords trademark is recognised throughout the world. This is a pair of post 1952 Wilkinson sword made advertising pieces , no doubt displayed in the manner of their trademark on a wall either at the Wilkinson factory or a quality retailer of Wilkinson blades. These quality made swords would also display the quality of craftsmanship involved in production of their swords and other edged weapons. Each of the 2 swords measure 37” overall and have 30 ½” clean blades etched on both sides with Wilkinson’s crossed swords legend and QE II Royal Appointment. Both sides of each blade are also etched with foliate decoration. They both have military form voided bowl guards incorporating the embossed crossed swords mark and Wilkinson Sword name and undamaged fish skin grips with wire binding which is tight and intact. These swords by an iconic manufacturer would make a superb display and conversation piece. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14340

C1820 English .67 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Thomas. Sn 14344 - 14344
There were many English gunsmiths by the name of Thomas operating in both London and the Provinces during the Georgian and Victorian eras. This is an excellent flintlock pocket pistol made C1820. It is 5 ½” overall with a 2½” screw off barrel which is 10mm diameter at the muzzle opening (approx. 67 bore). The smooth bore has staining consistent with age but no pitting or rust. The underside of the barrel has crisp proof marks (illustrated). The action is decorated with shield and banners on the right side and signed by the manufacturer ‘Thomas’ on the left. It has undamaged original bag shaped wood grip and sliding safety catch feature. The hammer is fitted with flint. The cocking & firing actions work as they should. 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 14344

SCARCE, 1876- Early 1900's French 8mm Calibre Repeating Palm Pistol By Mitrailleuse D’Armes St Etienne. Sn 14350 - 14350
These pistols unusual small calibre 4 shot 'palm squeeze' repeating pistols were made between 1896 and C1911. They were marketed as self defence weapons. This is a good example in obsolete 8mm calibre. The barrel is stamped ‘Mitrailleuse’. The right side of the frame is marked "Manufacture Mitrailleuse D’Armes St Etienne " within panel (illustrated). The left side ‘Surete’ within panel above ‘Dechargement Et Demontage’ within panel (illustrated). The action casing has tooled decoration and features a 3 position switch on the left side and it has a wood palm grip butt. The action casing has areas of staining and pitting consistent with age and use. The squeeze firing action works as it should. The pistol has a 2" barrel and measures 5 ¼” overall. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘3204’. The pistol has a sliding ribbed steel breech cover and flat top barrel rib. It’s post fore sight is absent. The price for this hard to find, unusual pistol 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 14350

INERT DEACTIVATED. WW2 1942 dated German 20 mm FFM (20x80) HE (High Explosive) Meinengeschloss (M geschloss) Cannon Round. O 1243 - O 1243
INERT DEACTIVATED. This a WW2 1942 dated German 20mm FFM (20x82) HE (High Explosive) Meinengeschloss (M geschloss) aircraft cannon round fitted to various German aircraft during WW2, including the Me109, FW190,various night fighters and bomber aircraft. The brass cartridge case is percussion primed with a red primer annulus and is headstamped 42 63 k eek (Deutsche Star-Kugelhalter GmbH, Schweinfurt) Waffenampt 75. The Meinengeschloss (M geschloss) high explosive projectile has a copper driving band with a steel nose fuse stamped AZ1505 eeo (Deutsche Waffe- u. Minitionsfabriken AG, Posen plant) 974 42 and waffenampt 118. The projectile retains approximately 85% or the original yellow paint. It has the following black stencilling on the side M over edq (Deutsche Waffen- u. Munitionsfabriken AG, Luebeck Schlutup) 3h 42 Waffenampt 66 . There is also a stencilled green rectangle above the driving band with aso 21e 1942 waffenampt 50. Both projectile and cartridge case have no cracks in the necks. No licence is required to possess inert rounds in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. O 1243

Victorian English Reade Of London .36" Calibre Brass Framed Bar Hammer, 6 Shot Pepper Box Revolver. Sn 14349 - 14349
Revolving pepper box multi shot pistols were produced from the late 1820s and were designed for civilian use. They were made in numerous calibres. This is original bar hammer pepperbox is in .36" calibre. The pistol has 6 x 3" barrels and measures 7 ½” overall. The barrels are stamped with proof marks and have clean bores. The barrels are also numbered 1-6. The brass action, grip frame, steel bar hammer and trigger guard are decorated with foliate and geometric engraving. The left side is signed ‘Reade London’ (either the manufacturer or retailer). The pistol has an undamaged Walnut grip. A nice example of a Victorian personal protection weapon worthy of further research re the manufacturer. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14349
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