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MATCHING NUMBERS, BLADE NUMBERED ON SIDE, Original, WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana With Suya Sword Shop Tokyo (Harp), Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. Sn 15758 - 15758
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard. The sword has the typical brown painted aluminium cast handle with lanyard ring and fully functioning scabbard retaining clip. The handle retains most of its original paint. Its fullered, 27 ½” blade is stamped on one side '31218' and with inspection mark. The hilt is stamped with 1929-45 Kokura Arsenal mark and Suya Sword Shop Tokyo (harp) mark (see page 185 of Swords Of Imperial Japan by Dawson) together with inspection mark. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard has no dents. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with matching number. This piece is clearly a bring back, surrendered or recovered from the battlefield. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15758
£795.00

WW2 Japanese Officer's 1944 Pattern Shin Gunto Sword & Scabbard With Field Combat Cover. Sn 15759 - 15759
This is an original WW2 Japanese Officer's 1944 pattern Shin Gunto sword with its scabbard. It has a 27 ½” steel blade which has staining consistent with age and the cutting edge has a few very small nicks visible only on close inspection consistent with service use. The tang is tightly fitted to the hilt and we have not attempted to remove it to inspect for arsenal marks or signatures in order to avoid damaging the hilt covering. The dark khaki binding over the fish skin handle is complete and intact and all the fittings are original, correct and present including its copper habaki, iron tsuba and bronze triple chrysanthemum head menuki. The sword is complete with its wood scabbard which retains its single hanging ring and leather field combat cover laced at the throat. The cover also has a male press stud at the throat to accommodate a leather retaining strap with female stud on the hilt of the sword. This is no doubt a WW2 captured or surrendered item. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15759
£825.00

WW2 Japanese Officer's Katana Sword With Hand Forged Blade 1926 Showa Smith Double Signed Tang 'KANE HISA', Original Officer’s Cord With Tassels & Scabbard. ED 880 - ED 880
This is an excellent original WW2 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 and is fitted with original Japanese Officer’s blue/brown compan grade cord with tasselled end. The tang is signed on one side by the smith with Japanese script 'KANE HISA ' (1926 Showa Smith, Toko Taikan rating 1 Million Yen, Toko Taikan page TK-122, Nihon Toko Jiten Shinto Volume / page KAN-961, see page 237 of Slough’s Modern Japanese Swordsmiths). The reverse has other Japanese script (unknown). The tang also has an unknown original white paint script mark (all tang markings are illustrated).The hilt is fitted with push button scabbard retaining clip. The 27” traditional hand forged blade is clean. The blade has no staining. The temper line is outstanding gunome-choji temper pattern throughout the blade and has deep temper at the point. The forging grain is tight itame-hada and has no forging flaws at all. It is carried in its original steel scabbard with ornate copper / brass fittings and a single hanging ring. The scabbard retains its original paint. The scabbard has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. ED 880
£1,200.00

Post 1901 & WW1 Era British Manton & Co 1827 Pattern Royal Navy Officer’s Sword With King’s Crown Etched Panels & Gilt Brass Basket Hilt, Officer’s Bullion Cord With Portepee & Scabbard. ED 881 - ED 881
The year 1827 brought about a radical change in the design of British Naval Officer’s swords. The Napoleonic stirrup hilt was replaced with a solid gilt brass half basket hilt based on the 1822 pattern Infantry Officer’s sword (see page 247 of World Swords by Withers). This is a very good example of the 1827 pattern British Royal Navy Officer’s Sword and Scabbard. The Sword has a polished steel single edged blade with fullers which is 31 3/4" in length (37 1/2" overall). The clean blade is crisply etched with foliate panels on both sides, King’s Crown above Naval fouled anchor on one side And KC with heraldic arms on the reverse. The riccaso is marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Manton & Co England’ (the Manton family were English gunmakers beginning with John in the early 1800's, then his younger brother Joseph who operated circa 1825-35. J. Manton and Son operated circa 1832-1862 and J. Manton & Co is later listed as operating in London and Calcutta). The reverse has the ordnance acceptance proof star and inlaid ‘proof’ roundel. It has the correct gilt brass lions head with mane pommel and grip strap & half basket knuckle guard with the Royal Navy KC and fouled anchor motif. One side of the hilt has a holed folding langet which fastens to a stud on the scabbard throat mount to keep the sword securely in the scabbard.The hilt is fitted with its original bullion Officer’s cord & portepee. The sword’s wire bound grip is undamaged. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard which has brass mounts and 2 hanging rings. The leather has a contemporary repair towards the bottom section. The price includes UK delivery. ED 881
£575.00

WW1 British Manton & Co 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Sword With Etched King’s Crown Blade Numbered 4795, Bullion Cord & Portepee, Leather Covered Field Service Scabbard & 1908 Dated Sam Browne Pattern Leather Frog. ED 882 - ED 882
This is an excellent, original, WW1 British 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Sword with its scabbard & Frog. The Sword has an undamaged 35 ½” single edged blade with fuller (44" overall). The blade is clean and etched on both sides with foliate panels and King George Crown with ‘GR’ Royal Cypher (George Rex). The ricasso is crisply marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Manton & Co England’ together with Royal Warrant (the Manton family were English gunmakers beginning with John in the early 1800's, then his younger brother Joseph who operated circa 1825-35. J. Manton and Son operated circa 1832-1862 and J. Manton & Co is later listed as operating in London and Calcutta). The reverse has the ordnance acceptance roundel. It has a full bowl guard with ornate tooled decoration and wire bound leather covered wood grip with thumb recess. The hilt is fitted with an original Officer’s Bullion Cord & Portepee. The back of the blade is numbered ‘4795’ which may assist to identify the British officer who originally commissioned this sword, together with small indistinct inspection mark. The sword has no visible Regiment / WD Marks or dates. It is complete with its original leather bound field service scabbard. The scabbard is fitted with an original Sam Brown pattern leather frog with brass stud to the front and 2 hanging straps with brass buckles. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the scabbard or frog but the frog is impressed with 1908 date . All leather and stitching of the scabbard and frog are intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 882
£675.00

WW1 Era Wilkinson Sword London British Army In India Lancer’s Cavalry Lance With Red & White Pennant . ED 883 - ED 883
An excellent original WW1 era British Army In India Lancer’s Cavalry Lance With Red & White Pennant. The wood lance has a 6” triangular spear point with integral ferrule (12” overall spike length) and conical spike foot. It measures a massive 8 Feet 9” and is undamaged. The centre section has a 17” brown leather covered grip section and a buff leather cord wrist loop. The spear point ferrule is nicely marked by the manufacturer Wilkinson Sword London Made In England’ together with their crossed swords legend. The top section of the lance is mounted with a red and white forked pennant which is clean and intact. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement and within the UK only. ED 883
£495.00

WW2 1943 Dated British WD Special Forces/ SAS/ Commando Pattern Windproof Camouflaged Smock Size 4 By Lubin & Son Ltd Salford & WW2 WD Camo Over Trousers. Sn 15703:51 - 15703:51
This is an original WW2 1943 Dated British Special Air Service (SAS) / Commando Pattern, Brown, Green & Tan, camouflaged hooded, over smock and over trousers. These windproof suits were manufactured for Special Forces during WW2. The hooded smock has its original waist and hood cords & 4 exterior flap pockets. The smock has a nice clear size and manufacturer label inside ‘Height 5’6” to 5’8” Breast 38” to 40” Size No.4 Smock Windproof Lubin & Son Ltd Salford’ together with 1943 date and WD arrow. The inside also has a WD arrow 22 ink stamp. The chest of the smock has a tear along one of the seams which could easily be repaired. The trousers are complete with original waist cord, 2 side pockets and the left leg has a single large Map Pocket with Flap & button. The trousers have a WD ink stamp inside. The price for this WW2 Dated Special Forces Camouflaged oversuit includes UK delivery. Sn 15703:51
£475.00

MINT BORE, Victorian British Martini Henry .577x 450 Obsolete Calibre MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle With Mark 1 Trigger. Sn 15786 - 15786
This is an excellent MK II Martini Henry .577x 450, MK I converted to MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle. It has excellent all original woodwork. The metal work is undamaged, has Birmingham proof marks and excellent blue finish throughout. It also has numbers ‘52’, ‘1184’, and ‘588’ stamped on the metal work and small inspection marks (illustrated). There is no manufacturer’s name or dates on this rifle. It has a 33” barrel and is 49 ½” overall length. The rifled bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling and the weapon cocks and dry fires perfectly. It is complete with original steel cleaning rod, sling swivels & bayonet lug. It has smooth steel butt plate and MK 1 grooved trigger. It has flip up ladder sight and block & blade fore sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15786
£1,275.00

Victorian 1871-1889 British Braendlin Armoury Birmingham Martini Henry 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15790 - 15790
The Braendlin Armoury Co Ltd were based at 1, 2 & 3 Lower Loveday St, Birmingham between 1871-1889. This is a very good Braendlin Armoury Martini Henry cavalry carbine. The action fitted with saddle bar & ring is numbered ‘11212’ together with ‘Martini’s Patent’ and the crossed lances mark of the Braendlin Armoury. The woodwork is all original and has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The carbine’s 22” barrel has just staining consistent with age and crisp well defined Henry patent rifling. The carbine measures 38 ¼” overall length. The barrel has Birmingham proof marks and calibre detail ‘577/450’ together with ‘Henry’s Patent B8118’. It has a block & blade foresight, ladder rear sight and steel butt plate. Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15790
£975.00

1909 British BSA Martini Action .310 Cadet / Greener Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian Commonwealth WD ‘CMF’ (Citizen Military Force) Markings. Sn 15777 - 15777
This is an excellent BSA Martini Action .310 Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian Military markings. These British made rifles were used as training rifles and fire the now obsolete calibre .310 Cadet (310 Greener) round which was introduced by Greener in 1900. It is complete with sling Swivels, shrouded foresight & adjustable rear sight. The steel barrel's bore is clean with sharp and well defined rifling and it has a crisp martini action which works perfectly. It has all original wood furniture and metal work & has a steel butt plate. The left side plate is crisply stamped 'Made By The Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd' & with the BSA piled rifles trademark. The right side is crisply stamped 'Commonwealth Of Australia’ & number '4172’. The top of the breech is stamped with Australian Kangaroo mark. The barrel is stamped with calibre detail ‘310’ and ’12-120’. The stock is crisply impressed ‘CMF’ to the Citizen Military Force (Australia’s Home Guard) number ‘731’ and dated ‘5/09’ (May 1909). 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 15777
£795.00

RARE, MINT BORE, Imperial German Osterreichische Waffenfabrik (Austrian Arms Factory) Model 1871 11mm Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine. Sn 15783 - 15783
The Mauser Model 1871 Carbine was designed and manufactured by Paul and Wilhelm Mauser. These weapons were issued to Cavalry Regiments. This is an excellent original example of the Mauser M1871 carbine. It's woodwork is undamaged and all original. The metalwork has even patina throughout. It has a 20" barrel and measures 39 ½” overall. It's rifled bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. The barrel block is marked by the manufacturer ‘Oesterr Waffb Ges’ (Osterreichische Waffenfabrik Gesellschaft) roughly translating to ‘Austrian Arms Factory’ together with Imperial proof/ inspection marks. The bolt action and firing mechanism work as they should. It has a steel butt plate and is complete with sling swivels, fixed block & blade fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. The action also has numbers 1876 & 1877 together with ‘K Mod 71’. The price for this rare carbine includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique obsolete calibre breech loading weapon no licence is required to own this carbine in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15783
£695.00

SCARCE, MINT BORE, All MATCHING NUMBERS, 1877 Swedish Remington Rolling Block 12mm Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine With Full Stock & Saddle Bar. Sn 15779 - 15579
The Remington Rolling Block rifles and carbines were breech-loading weapons produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The weapons were made in America and under licence in Europe. The action of these weapons were extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. This is an excellent original Swedish Remington rolling block carbine. The metal has very small ‘JP’ and ‘WN’, ‘ES’ & ‘TN’ stamps most likely factory inspectors marks and Swedish crown inspection marks. The right side of the frame is dated '1877', the left side, butt plate tang, barrel and forward barrel block have matching numbers ‘2361'. It has an 18” barrel which has near mint bore, clean with crisp rifling (34” overall), an external hammer, steel butt plate, winged blade fore sight and ladder rear sight. The metal is undamaged and has even patina throughout. The wood full stock is all original and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It is fitted with a steel saddle bar. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this scarce carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15579
£675.00
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