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RARE, Cased Pair Of Original American 1870-1880 .41 Rim Fire Calibre Nickel Plated Colt No.1 ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringers. Sn 14348 - 14348
Colt made their No.1 Derringers between 1870 and 1880. This is an excellent pair of original .41 RF Calibre nickel plated steel ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringers rare to find as a cased pair. Each pistol measures 5” overall with 2 ¾” barrels which have flat tops with German Silver blade fore sights. The barrel flats are crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Colt’s PT FA MFG Co Hartford CT USA No.1’ with Maltese cross marks either side. The pistol’s rifled bores have just light staining consistent with age and use. They have spurred steel hammers incorporating a ‘v’ rear sight & sheathed triggers. They have the correct distinctive hooked handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy handle could be used to strike an assailant). The action frames have crisp foliate engraved decoration. The barrels swing to the left for loading. The barrels move by operation of a sliding knurled steel button on the right side of their frames. Their loading and firing actions work perfectly. The pistols retain most of their original nickel finish. One pistol has matching numbers ‘1820’ on the underside of the barrel and frame. The other has matching numbers ‘3106’ in the same locations. The derringers are contained in their original period fitted Walnut case with hinged lid and lock (key absent). The case has brass hinges and an inlaid brass Eagle roundel applied to the centre of the lid. The inside of the case is lined with padded red velvet and has cut out sections which snugly fit the pistols. The price includes UK delivery. NB As obsolete calibre antique pistols no licence is required to own them in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14348
£2,900.00

MUSEUM QUALITY, Victorian Hand Crafted African Zulu Chief’s Wire Bound Tropical Hard Wood Knobkerrie / War Club. Sn 14341 - 14341
A superb, original, 19th Century Zulu Chief’s knobkerrie. Knobkerrie, also spelled knopkierie or knobkerry, are clubs used mainly in Southern and Eastern Africa. Typically they have a large knob at one end and can be used for throwing at animals in hunting or for clubbing an enemy's head. This knobkerrie is hand crafted from a tropical hard wood to form the knob and create the shaft. The club measures 30” in length. The bulbous ‘hammer’ head is 3” diameter & would create devastating injuries if used as a weapon. The shaft has 4 sections of intricate heavy metal wire binding which appears to be a combination of iron and copper. The price for this museum quality piece includes delivery. Sn 14341
£595.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. Unfired German Kriegsmarine 1943 Dated Masden 20x120 HET (High Explosive Trace) Round. O 1244 - O 1244
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is an unfired German Kriegsmarine Masden 20x120 HET (High Explosive Trace) Round for the Masden 20mm automatic cannon developed in Denmark in the 1920s for the 20mm Madsen automatic cannon, offered in various mountings for aircraft, AA and anti-tank use, although only successful in the AA role. These guns were used by the Kriegsmarine in an anti-aircraft role after capture and used German made ammunition, This percussion primed green lacquered steel cased round is headstamped asb (Deutsche Waffen- u. Munitionsfabriken AG, Berlin-Borsigwalde) (a Marine waffenampt) 43 (1943 date) 5i . The alloy nose fuse is stamped 2cmKpf.Z45 enl 43. The projectile retains much of its original green and red finish and has an iron driving band. The projectile is stamped anz 35 Waa429 and een 41 above the driving band. 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 1244
£195.00

Victorian British Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase .650 Calibre Muzzle Loading Carbine By Greener Gunmaker To HRH Prince Albert With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Saddle Bar. Sn 14329 - 14329
The famous W.W. Greener English sporting shotgun and rifle manufacturer was established in 1829 and is still in business, with a fifth generation Greener serving on its board of directors. In the mid 1800’s Greener was producing firearms at the St Mary’s Works Birmingham and had Royal appointments with the British Monarchy. This is a Victorian British Officer’s private purchase percussion cavalry carbine Greener. It has a 24” steel barrel which is a clean .650 carbine smooth bore and measures 40 ½” overall. The side plate is marked ‘Greener’ and the top of the barrel ‘Greener maker To HRH Prince Albert’. It has its original walnut stock which is excellent condition as is its metal work with original blue finish. The right side of the stock has its original steel saddle bar and the shoulder stock is fitted with sling swivel. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, ram rod mounts and fore end block. It has a heavy military hammer, blade fore sight, block with ‘v’ notch rear sight and original captive steel ram rod. The weapon cocks & dry fires with a strong action. Price for carbine by a famous maker includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14329
£1,275.00

MINT, Boxed, Pre 1958, Webley Senior .177 Calibre Air Pistol With Brown Grips. Sn 12910 - 12910
This is a near mint, boxed, Webley Senior .177 Calibre Air pistol. It is undamaged with brown plastic grips. The left side of the cylinder is stamped 'The Webley Senior Made In England' together with 'oil' and arrow indicator pointing to the oil hole located on top of the cylinder highlighted in white. The right side is stamped 'Webley & Scott Ltd, Birmingham 4' and 'Webley Patents' (The pre 1958 Birmingham area code 4 was removed post 1958 after a factory relocation, see Page 85 of Webley Air Pistols by Bruce). The forward barrel block is stamped '.177' calibre & the front of the cylinder stamped with serial or batch number '1096'. The rear of the cylinder is stamped ‘Do Not Remove’. It has a blade foresight & adjustable rear sight and it cocks and fires perfectly with a strong spring action. The pistol is contained in its original Webley cardboard box with Pre 1958 Birmingham 4 address Webley labelling & imagery. Original 'instructions for use' are adhered to the inside of the lid. The price includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air Pistol the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale & delivery of this item. Sn 12910
£275.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD RARE & UNUSUAL, British Cooper & Goodman Birmingham 1863 Patent Breech Loading .451 Calibre Match Rifle With Henry Rifling, Ladder Rear & Adjustable Shrouded Fore Sight. Sn 14372 - 14372
Cooper & Goodman were Birmingham based gunmakers who manufactured a large number of military and civilian arms during their many decades in business. The firm was started in 1838 by Joseph Rock Cooper and became the partnership of Cooper & Goodman in 1857. They operated at 32 Woodcock Street and 77 Baggot Street from 1857 to 1870, and continued in business at other addresses until 1886, when the firm became the business of Charles Henry Cooper, who remained in business a various Birmingham addresses until 1917. Cooper apparently maintained his own individual business during much of the same time period, as J.R. Cooper. Alexander Henry, the famous Edinburgh gunsmith is most renowned for his involvement in the introduction the Martini Henry rifle and invention of ‘Henry Patent Rifling’. This is an excellent original rare and unusual example of a Cooper & Goodman 1863 patent .451 calibre breech loading single shot match rifle. It has all original undamaged woodwork throughout with chequered panels ant the fore stock and wrist. It has a shrouded adjustable hooded fore sight, flip up ‘Henry’ ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, steel cleaning rod & trigger guard with extended tang. The 33” steel barrel's bore is clean with crisp Henry Patent rifling. The rifle measures 42” overall. The metal work has even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is stamped with proof marks. The unusual top loading breech action works correctly and is fully functional. The breech is stamped ‘JR Cooper’s Patent 1863’. The action plate is signed ‘Cooper & Goodman’. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14372
£0.00

David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield England Hand Tooled Spear Point Bowie Knife With Leather Scabbard. ED 2188 - ED 2188
David North of Killamarsh Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives and one of the last 'Cottage Cutlers' to come out of Sheffield. This hand tooled Bowie was made by David North. The spear point steel blade with medial ridge is 5 ½” long. The knife measures 10 ¼” overall length. The ricasso is crisply stamped 'David North Sheffield England'. The knife has a brass cross guard with hand tooled decoration, ornate ferrule and pommel. Its ivorine grip is undamaged. The knife has its original hand made leather scabbard with integral belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2188
£495.00

British Ship's Brass Bulkhead Clock With 60 Seconds Time Keeping Feature and Key By T. L. Ainsley Ltd. South Shields, England. Sn 14230 - 14230
An original British made ships Brass Bulkhead Clock by T. L. Ainsley of South Shields, England. Thomas L. Ainsley made precision instruments from 1858-1886. This example has a 6" diameter face which is clean and 1-12 hour markings in Roman numerals with black metal hour and minute hands together with an inner 1 1/4” diameter 60 second timer roundel with second hand indicator. The clock case is brass and comes with a key. The face also has an adjustable slow-fast slider in a slot for fine tuning the time keeping. There is also a hole for key winding. The face is marked with "T.L. Ainsley Ltd. South Shields". The face is covered by a glazed hinged top. The clock case measures 6 1/2” in diameter and is 3 1/4" deep. The case has a mounting brass flange, and four factory drilled holes for wall mounting. This clock is fully functioning, keeping precise time. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14230
£345.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) LARGE, J.E. Middleton & Sons Sheffield Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Grip and Brown Hand Made Sheath. Sn 13054 - 13054
This is a large Bowie Knife made by J.E Middleton & Sons, Rockingham Street, Sheffield. It has a perfect 10" long Bowie blade which is 1 3/4" at its widest point. The ricasso is stamped with the famous Sheffield Knife makers name "J. E. Middleton Rockingham Street Sheffield". The back edge has hand worked design. It has a nickel crossguard and very nice stag horn grip which are in great condition. The pommel has a nickel cap. This impressive knife is 14 1/2" in length overall and is complete with its hand made brown leather sheath. The rear of the sheath has a single belt loop. All stitching and leather of the sheath are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13054
£0.00

David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield England Hand Tooled Bushcraft Bowie Knife With Buffalo Grips and Brown Leather Sheath. Sn 14211 - 14211
David North of Killamarsh, Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives and one of the last 'Cottage Cutlers' to come out of Sheffield. This beautiful, hand tooled Bush craft skinning knife was made by David North. The mint condition blade is 4 1/2" long with a decorative scalloped top edge and tang edges, see the inlay photograph. The knife measures 8 3/4” overall length. The ricasso is crisply stamped 'David North Sheffield England'. The knife has a nickel cross guard. Its grip is polished buffalo horn secured with 8 pins. The knife has its original hand made brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop. The scallop is hand worked with decoration around the sewn edges. This is very nicely balanced knife. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14211
£395.00

WW2 1944 British Army Personal Fighting Kukri to Major E. W. Hunter With Two Skinning Knives and Scabbard. ED 2189 - ED 2189
This is an original British Military Kukri. It has a 11” single edged Kukri blade with fuller and measures 15” overall. It has a wood handle with raised central band and is secure. It has a steel pommel plate. The blade is etched on one side with the rank and name "Majr. E.W. Hunter" and on the other side with the date "20/7/44". It has its original wood lined, leather scabbard and has two small skinning knives. The scabbard is undamaged. All leather and stitching of scabbard is intact with just light surface scuffs consistent with age and service use. This Kukri is a very researchable item. The Price includes UK delivery. ED 2189
£295.00

WW1 British Officer's Sam Browne Belt, Holster For The .455 Webley Service Revolver, Ammunition Pouch, Sword Frog and Cross Belt. Sn 14346 - 14346
A WW1 British Officer's Sam Browne belt, .455 Webley Service holster, Ammunition Pouch, Sword Frog and cross belt, all in excellent condition. The belt is in excellent condition and is supple and has a very nice patina. It retains all of the brass loops and equipment hook. It also has the leather belt keeper. It measures 45" when laid out flat. The holster is for the .45 Webley service revolver (The revolver in the holster in the photographs is just for demonstration purposes and not included in the sale). The holster is dark brown leather, it has a nice patina. It has a fold over flap which has a brass 'button' attached, a leather strap, stitched to the rear folds forward and over the 'button'. On the rear it has a leather belt loop for attaching to the Sam Browne Equipment Belt. All of the stitching on the holster is secure and in good condition. The ammunition pouch is in excellent condition and retains a very nice patina. All of the stitching is present and secure. The sword frog again is in very good condition and retains all of the stitching which is secure. It has two leather straps which retain all the correct buckles and keepers. The cross strap secures through two brass belt loops on the belt. It retains all of the brass buckles and brass 'buttons'. This is a very nice complete set. The price includes delivery. Sn 14346
£275.00
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