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1914 Dated Attributed Original Liverpool Pals, London Hallmarked Silver Cap Badge. BA 895 - BA 895
This is a very nice 1914 London hallmarked silver cap badge for the Liverpool Pals. These were presented with the permission of the King by Lord Derby to each man who joined before the 16th October 1914. The badge carries the hallmarks for London in 1914 and the makers stamp for Elkington and Company. The badge is also engraved with the original owners name J. BARTHOLEMEW, No 17997 and the date 1914 and is listed on the King’s Liverpool Regiment information website as a lance corporal number 017997. John Bartholomew. This badge has been brooched by the addition of a brooch fastening instead of the usual lugs, presumably for wear as a sweetheart brooch. This badge is excellent condition and has the owners name and number engraved on the back which is worthy of further research. The price includes U.K. delivery. BA 895

MINT Pat Mitchell Knife In Original Brown Leather Scabbard. ED 878 - ED 878
This is a near mint hand crafted knife made from the 1970s by the husband and wife team of Stuart and Pat Mitchell who operated from the Portland works in Sheffield from 1957 and now are sadly deceased. The company has been carried on by their son, Stuart Mitchell Jr.. All knives made by the husband and wife team were stamped Pat Mitchell SHEFFIELD ENGLAND within an oval and HAND MADE below. This knife measures 10 inches in total with a blade of 5 ¼ inches long. The crossguard and pommel are made of brass with stag horn grips held on by four brass pins. The pommes is pierced for a lanyard which is made of leather. The scabbard is made from brown leather with a press stud strap to hold the knife secure. The front of the scabbard is stamped with an unknown crest and the rear carries the Arms of Sheffield. This is a nice knife made by well-respected Sheffield makers. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 878

MINT. Wolstenholme, Sheffield Bowie Knife And Scabbard. ED 879 - ED 879
This is a near mint handmade bowie knife by Wolstenholme, one of the premier knife makers of Sheffield. The knife has a length of 11 ¼ inches with a blade length of 6 ¼ inches. The knife has a brass crossguard which is stamped with the Wolstenholme trademark, WOLSTENHOLME over IXL and SHEFFIELD ENGLAND contained within a small oval. The other side of the pommel is stamped MADE IN SHEFFIELD. The pommel is held to the blade by two steel pins. The stag horn grips are held to the blade with five steel pins. The knife is contained in its original hand tooled brown leather scabbard which is stamped IXL to the front and the Arms of Sheffield over KS and MADE ON SHEFFIELD to the rear. The scabbard has a press stud fastener to secure the knife. This is a good heavy bowie knife by a famous Sheffield maker. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 879

INERT DEACTIVATED. RARE British WW1 (1917 Dated) Number 34 Mark 3 Hand Grenade. O 1375 - O 1375
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a rare British No. 34 mark III hand grenade, commonly called the ‘egg’ grenade or bomb because of its small oval shape and similarity to the German egg grenade. The grenade was introduced in 1917 and its small weight and size meant that a large number could be carried during trench warfare. The throwing range of this grenade was greater than the number 5 and 23 Mills bombs. The grenade has a percussion delay mechanism initiated by pulling out the safety pin and striking the plunger on anything hard. This grenade has an oval cast iron body with a brass filling plug. The fuse is made of brass and consists of a main body and a plunger safely retained by a split pin and ring. The cast iron body has the following cast into it No34 III XLMBANK 1917 (Elmbank, Glasgow made in 1917). Price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this inert grenade items in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. O 1375

Georgian British Enfield Tower Brown Bess India Pattern .750” Musket Bore Flintlock Musket To The 98th Regiment Of Foot (Prince Of Wales Regiment) & Socket Bayonet. Sn 15744 - 15744
A very good, original India Pattern Enfield Tower, Brown Bess flintlock musket. It measures 55” overall length with a 39” round steel barrel which has proof/ inspection marks at the breech. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has a block fore sight. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked ’Tower’ (Enfield) Crown ‘GR’ (George Rex). It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use, iron ramrod, sling swivels and brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block and ram rod mounts. The cocking and firing mechanism work as they should. The butt plate tang is inscribed ‘98’ to the 98th Regiment Of Foot (the 98th (Prince of Wales) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army. It was originally raised in 1824 as the 98th Regiment of Foot, before assuming the title of the 98th (Prince of Wales) Regiment of Foot in 1876. Later, in 1881, following the Childers Reforms of the British Army, the regiment was amalgamated with the 64th Regiment of Foot to become the Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire) Regiment). The metal work has even patina throughout. The musket comes with an original Brown Bess pattern socket bayonet. The triangular blade is 16 ½” in length and it measures 21” overall. The blade has small indistinct inspection marks which can be seen inset in image 2. The price for this historic piece includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK as part of a collection or display. Sn 15744

**SOLD**SOLD**9/10**VERY RARE, Victorian C1850 English 20 Bore Double Barrel Side By Side Muzzle Loading Percussion Coaching / Traveling Shotgun / ‘Ball’ Short Carbine With Removable Screw Off Walnut Shoulder Stock & Brown Wash Barrels. Sn 15747 - 15747
Victorian Coachmen & Gentlemen regularly armed themselves against the threat of attack from Highwaymen with short barrelled blunderbuss or Shotgun type weapons. This is a very rare, Victorian era double barrel percussion coaching / traveling shotgun in the C1850 English form. Unusually this carbine size shotgun has a screw off stock which would allow the weapon to carry or conceal the piece, broken down, in a long overcoat / duster or small travel bag. It has 13 ¼” brown wash steel barrels and measures 20 ½” length without shoulder stock (31” with stock attached). The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib with fixed sights. The barrels are made of thick steel making them capable of firing lead shot or single lead ball. The ramrod mount on the underside of the barrels has a sling swivel lug and is fitted with original wood ram rod that has a brass end cap. The smooth bores have staining & residue consistent with age and use consistent with age. The action has plain steel side plates and double Dolphin hammers. It also has double triggers. The trigger guard has engraved foliate decoration and extended tang with acanthus bud finial. The original walnut furniture has the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The pistol grip of the stock has chequering and a stepped steel butt plate with foliate engraved decoration. The back of the grip has a holed screw thread plate to accommodate the removable shoulder stock which has a screw thread lug plate with foliate engraved extended tang. The shoulder stock also has a steel butt plate and single sling swivel lug. There are no external manufacturer or date marks on this weapon. The gun cocks & dry fires perfectly. The price for this unusual, antique English shotgun carbine 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. Sn 15747

MINT, Cased, Victorian C1850 British Deane Adams & Deane London Dragoon Pattern .54 Calibre Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer, Octagonal Barrel & All Original Accessories. Sn 15745 - 15745
The famous English gunsmith's Deane Adams and Deane had premises at 30 King William Street, London Bridge, London in 1852. Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for pepperbox revolvers. The arrival of Colt with his American methods of promoting business caused much resentment in the British gun trade. The outcome was a surge in quality revolver design and production by British makers including Deane Adams & Deane. This is an excellent, original, cased, Deane Adams & Deane 5 shot Dragoon Pattern percussion revolver. The weapon's double action only firing mechanism works as it should with a crisp action. It has a 6 ½” octagonal barrel (12 ½” overall). The bore is clean with well defined rifling. The barrel has a small blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the frame and top barrel flat are crisply marked 'Deane Adams & Deane 30 King William Street, London Bridge' . It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘Adams Patent’ and ‘No. II.844.R’. The cylinder has Victorian black powder proofs. The metal work is near mint retaining 90 % plus of its original blue finish. It’s finely chequered walnut grip is in great undamaged condition. The pistol is contained in its original wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass roundel. The case has a brass lock (key absent) and 2 metal hook fasteners. The case is lined with green baize and has compartments which contain accessories. The inside of the lid has a clean trade label. The accessories comprise, an empty ‘Eley Bros London’ labelled percussion cap tin, a brass and steel bullet double mould marked by the manufacturer Adams with 1852 patent detail and ‘54’ (calibre), a single moulded lead bullet, a copper and brass black powder flask which is signed by the manufacturer ‘C&JW Hawksley’, a small steel container with screw top lid and oil applicator tool, a wood cleaning rod with screw on attachments, a ball of fibre wadding & 2 ebony handled steel tools. The price for this cased pistol with many original accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15745

Pre WW1 1912 British WD B.E.F. Short Magazine Enfield SMLE No.1 MK III .303 Calibre Rifle & Sling. **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**. D 1478 - D 1478
This is an excellent pre WW1 dated SMLE No.1 Mk III .303 calibre rifle and would most likely have been used by the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) at the outbreak of WW1. The rifle has very good all original woodwork throughout and date & manufacturer's stamps, ‘Crown GR’ (George Rex) with Crown, Enfield 1912, SHT L.E III’. It is complete with sight protector wings, magazine cut off (fixed in place during the deactivation process) and stripper clip loading bridge. It also has a brass butt plate with trap and original webbing sling. The rifle is serial number 'B 8626'. The stock is fitted with brass roundel stamped with WD arrow. The wood is also stamped with to WD arrows. 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. D 1478

RESERVED RESERVED RARE, WW1 1918 Imperial German Army 7.92×57mm Calibre Erfurt Kar 98 Storm Troopers Rifle & Sling. **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**. D 1479. - D 1479
This is a very good condition, rare, 1918, dated, Mauser Kar 98 rifle.These short rifles were issued to German 'Storm Troopers' in WW1 for attacking and clearing trenches. The rifle measures 43 ½” overall. The breech is crisply stamped 'Crown Erfurt 1918'. It is also marked 'Kar 98' designation. The weapon is serial number 5209 and it has other un-matching numbers on the metal work & wood. It has very good original woodwork and is complete with steel butt plate. The metal work is undamaged with nice even patina throughout. There are also Imperial German proof/ Inspection marks on the metal work. The rifle has a bayonet bar, adjustable rear sight & winged fore sight. The rifle is fitted with an original leather sling. Deactivated to UK/EU specification the weapon, cocks & dry fires perfectly. Price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. D 1479

American 1976 Independance Bi-Centenary Edition Ruger Blackhawk New Model .357 Magnum Calibre Western Flat Top Single Action 6 Shot Revolver (Colt Army). Sn 15703:49 - 15703:49
This Firearm is deactivated to one of the pre- 2nd May 2017, UK specifications. As such it can only be sold and exported in its present state to customers in NON- EU countries including the Isle of Man and Channel Islands. Customers based in the UK & other EU countries can purchase on our lay-away scheme. The weapon will then be brought up to the EU specification and the relevant certificate obtained prior to the transfer of ownership and delivery. Please note, after the re-proof and deactivation process to the latest UK / EU specification the hammer, cylinder and trigger will move but it will not dry fire & will not strip. The price reflects the deactivation status of this weapon. In the early 1950s, Westerns were popular in movies and television. Colt had discontinued the iconic Single Action Army prior to World War II, and few single-action revolvers were available to meet market demand for cowboy-style revolvers. In 1953, the new firm of Sturm, Ruger & Company introduced the Single-Six single-action revolver. The Single-Six proved to be a popular seller, leading Ruger to develop and market a centerfire revolver similar to the Colt Single Action Army: the Ruger Blackhawk. In 1973 Ruger introduced the New Model Blackhawk. This large frame Ruger Blackhawk New Model .357 Magnum Revolver is in excellent condition and was made in 1976 as indicated by the barrel marking ‘Made In The 200th year Of American Liberty’. In its present condition, deactivated to 1993 UK specification, the weapon cocks and dry fires perfectly. The cylinders are slotted and will accept inert rounds & the barrel is over bored, not blocked. This superb pistol retains its original blue finish. It has a ramp block & blade foresight and adjustable rear sight. The barrel and frame are crisply marked by the manufacturer with calibre and model detail (all illustrated). The frame is also stamped with serial number '33-15197’. It is side gate loading and has its original captive ejector slide. Its walnut grips are original, undamaged and have their original Ruger roundels inlaid. The price for this quality large frame revolver includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 15703:49

1908-1911 Pre WW1 Imperial German Cavalry Trooper’s Porcelain Bier Stein To Trooper Dieuze 1.Esk 3 Bayr Chevaulgr Regiment With Lithopane Image Base Of A Soldier & His Lady & Pewter / White Metal Hinged Cover. Sn 15740 - 15740
This is a splendid Imperial German cavalry trooper’s personalised Bier Stein. The porcelain has no damage or chips and its colourful art work depicting cavalry Officers and Troopers parading and in the field together with representations of Officers and a Trooper with ‘his lady’ in sentry duty setting. The rim of the top of the stein is marked to 1.Esk 3 Bayr Chevaulgr Regmt Karl Theodor Dieuze together with date ‘1908 -11’. The imagery in the central panels of the stein has passages of German text which would be worthy of translation. The top of the stein has a pewter / white metal hinged cover fixed to the top of the stein’s handle. The cover has crisp foliate embossed decoration together with banners & arms and cast figures of an Imperial Eagle and mounted Cavalry horseman in full Uniform. Interestingly the base of the stein has a concealed lithopane panel which can only be viewed when held up to the light and viewed from the open end i.e when drinking the last dregs of the beer content . The crisp colourful panel depicts a ‘Cavalry Officer and his lady’. The stein is clean and untarnished both inside and out and would make a superb display / conversation piece. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15740

SOLD SOLD (15/10) RARE, MINT BORE, Original 1877 American Wild West Era Winchester Model 1866 .44 Henry (Flat Rim Fire) Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Yellow Boy Saddle Carbine With Bronze Action & Saddle Ring. Sn 15780 - 15780
The 1866 Yellowboy lever-action rifle was a marked improvement over the Henry rifle. The Yellowboy had a convenient new type of loading gate, devised by Winchester plant superintendent Nelson King (King’s Improvement). The gate passed cartridges through the side of the receiver. This improvement made the lever action more functional and allowed for the installation of a wooden fore-end integrating a round sealed magazine which was covered by the fore stock. The rifles chambered in the rimfire .44 Henry were nicknamed the "Yellow Boy" because of its "brass" receiver (actually a bronze alloy called gunmetal). This is an excellent original example of the yellow boy saddle carbine in .44 Henry Flat RF calibre. It has a 26” blued barrel and measures 39 ½” overall. The barrel's bore is near mint clean with crisp rifling. It’s all original wood work is undamaged. It has the correct ‘bronze’ action, butt plate with sliding trap, tube magazine and ‘King's Patent’ side gate. The trap contains a steel 3 part screw together cleaning rod. The top of the barrel has the original manufacturer detail "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS NEW HAVEN CT KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER. 16. 1860.". It is fitted with flip up rear sight, pinched blade fore sight and has its original steel saddle ring. Its lever action and firing mechanisms works perfectly. The serial number is 141090 which dates its manufacture to 1877. The price for this rare obsolete calibre iconic Wild West era rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15780
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