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RARE, MINT BORE, British 1856 Patent Calisher & Terry (1857-1869) Maker's To HM War Dept Military .30 Bore Capping Breech Loading Carbine. Sn 15909 - 15909
This is a rare, 1856 patent Calisher & Terry .30 bore military capping breech loader carbine, serial number 1827 (on the breech lever arm). These carbines were developed for the British Army and tested by them in 1858. It passed test and 1,000 carbines were ordered for use by cavalry units and its popularity spread throughout the Commonwealth. The Calisher and Terry Carbine is also associated with the Confederate Army during the American Civil War - specifically one is known to have been carried by Major General J.E.B. Stuart, C.S.A., and another was owned by Confederate President Jefferson Davis. This example is in excellent original condition. It is 38” overall with a 24” barrel. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp 5 groove rifling. The top of the barrel at the breech is engraved ' TERRY'S PATENT 30 BORE' and along the top of the barrel, faint but legible, ' CALISHER AND TERRY MAKERS TO H.M WAR DEPARTMENT'. The action plate is signed 'CALISHER & TERRY’. The hammer, action, ram rod, walnut stock and steel pull through attachment (in butt trap) are all original and present. There is no sign of any damage or repair. The action works correctly and the hammer action is very strong. The wood is impressed with indistinct small lettering (illustrated in image 2). The carbine has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight and forward sling swivel. This is a rare early military breech loading carbine. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15909
£1,850.00

RARE, MATCHING NUMBERS, 1870-1873 U.S Army Springfield Model 1870 .50 / 70 Springfield Obsolete Calibre Erskine S. Allin Trap Door Rifle Converted From An American Civil War Era Model 1863 Springfield Percussion Rifle. Sn 15649. - 15649
The Springfield model 1870 was one of several model "trapdoor Springfields", which used the trapdoor breech block design developed by Erskine S. Allin. The model 1870 was a minor improvement to the Springfield Model 1868, and retained most of the Model 1868's features. Wild Bill Hickok, the famous gunfighter, used a variant of the Springfield model 1870. Model 1870 conversions were performed from 1870 – 1873. This is an excellent, rare to find Springfield Model 1870 rifle converted From an American Civil war era Model 1863 rifle. This rifle has the correct trapdoor loading system, modified lock and hammer. It has its all walnut stock which has knocks, bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The action plate is marked: "U.S (Army) SPRINGFIELD" together with 1863 (model) & American Eagle & Shield mark . The top of the action is marked ‘1870’ (model) together with American eagle and shield mark. The steel butt plate tang is stamped "US" (Army). It has a fixed fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. The bore of the rifle’s 32 ½” round steel barrel has well defined rifling and is clean. The rifle measures 51 ½” overall length. The rifle has its original steel ram rod and sling swivels. The barrel and breech have matching numbers 14535. The weapon cocks and dry fires and the action is strong. The price for this rare piece 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 15649
£1,475.00

1881 Dated British Enfield Martini Henry MK 1 Converted To MK 2 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Artillery Carbine With Later Irregular 1919 Date Indicating Later Military Training Use. Sn 15833 - 15833
This is a very good original example of the MK 1 converted to MK 2 Martini Artillery Carbine in .577x 450 calibre. The right side of the action is date stamped 1881 with 'Crown VR' (Victoria Regina) and MK 1 converted to MK 2 designation. The metal work has even patina, WD ordnance marks and proof marks. The action also has an irregular 1919 date most likely indicating later use as a military training weapon. The wood work is all original with just the knocks bumps and bruises to expected with age and service use. The stock is impressed with a roundel which has indistinct lettering. The barrel is complete with bayonet lug, block & blade foresight, ladder rear sight and the weapon has a steel butt plate, sling swivels & cleaning rod. The 20 ¾” barrel has crisp multi groove rifling and just staining consistent with age. The action works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. 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 15833
£895.00

Victorian British 1861 Enfield Tower 1853 Pattern, 3 Band .577 Obsolet Calibre Rifle, Monogram Or Regiment Mark ‘HSJr’, Nipple Protector & Chain, Wood Muzzle Plug, Sling & Socket Bayonet With Matching Monogram, Leather Scabbard & Frog. A 622 - A 622
This is an original British Enfield 1853 Pattern 3 band Percussion Rifle. The weapon has a replacement lock and the action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield) together with 1861 date. It has walnut wood work which has knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age and use, brass butt plate, Brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The butt plate tang has an engraved stylised monogram which appears to be ‘HSJr’ most likely a personal monogram or Regiment mark. The rifle has its original ramrod, ladder rear sight, fixed fore sight and removable wood muzzle plug to protect water entering the barrel when marching in foul weather. Its original sling swivels are fitted with a brown leather sling which has a large brass buckle. The barrel’s 39” barrel is stamped with proof marks. It’s bore has crisp rifling and staining consistent with age and use. Total length is 55”. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The rifle comes with an original period socket bayonet with locking ring. The bayonet fits the rifle perfectly. The bayonet’s triangular blade is 17 ¾” length. The blade has small inspection marks and the socket is engraved with matching stylised monogram / Regiment mark . The bayonet comes with a black leather scabbard which has brass mounts and an integral black leather frog. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. A 622
£975.00

WW2 U.S. M4 Knife Bayonet By Imperial For M1 Carbines & Early M8 Scabbard By BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Company). Sn 15910 - 15910
This is an original WW2 US M4 Knife Bayonet by 'Imperial' complete with its M8A1 scabbard by the Beckwith manufacturing Company. The bayonet which is in excellent condition has the correct compressed leather rings handle. Its steel blade measures 6 ¾” and has just light staining consistent with age. The cross guard is stamped 'US M4 Imperial' and with the Frankford Arsenal ignited grenade mark. The top of the steel pommel is stamped with inspection mark (illustrated). The pommel has the correct ‘pincer’ bayonet release catch. Its olive green plastic/ fibre scabbard has the early holed tip for cord without metal chape and an integral webbing frog with belt loop which has a single retaining strap, brass stud fastener and steel belt bar. The steel throat mount is correctly stamped 'U.S. M8' and with 'BM Co' manufacturer detail (Beckwith Manufacturing Company). Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15910
£245.00

WW2 Era U.S.M.C Ka-Bar Fighting Knife With USN Mark 2 Grey Plastic Scabbard By BM Co (Beckwith Mfg Co) & VP (Victory Plastics). Sn 15911 - 15911
This is an original WW2 era Ka-Bar fighting knife & Scabbard. This example is in very good condition. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed smooth leather washers, correct finger guard and has a steel pommel. The blade is stamped ‘KA-BAR Olean NY’’ on one side and ‘USN’ on the reverse. It has a 7” bowie blade with fullers. The blade has just light staining consistent with use. It is complete with its correct grey plastic scabbard with integral webbing frog and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The throat mount is stamped to the front ‘USN MK 2’ and the rear ‘NORD-6581 BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Co) /8’ and ‘VP’ (Victory Plastics). All markings are illustrated. The scabbard is holed for thigh cord. The price for this WW2 Ka-Bar knife with scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 15911
£245.00

RARE, Early Production WW2 U.S. M3 Fighting Knife By Imperial & Correct WW2 M6 Leather Scabbard By Moose Both With Frankford Arsenal Marks. Sn 15912 - 15912
The M3 Trench Fighting Knife was introduced in 1943. M3 knives were produced by a number of American Manufacturers including Imperial. Early production knives were made with model, manufacturer and date marked blades. Knives with blades marked in that manner were only produced for 2 months before manufacture changed to marking the cross guards rather than the blade to prevent causing weakness to the blades. M6 Leather scabbards were produced in 1943 for the M3 Trench daggers. These leather scabbards were only made in small numbers before introduction of the M8 scabbard. This is a very good, original & rare WW2 early production American M3 Fighting knife. It has steel cross guard and the steel pommel is stamped with the Frankford arsenal ‘ignited grenade’ mark. The handle has the correct compressed leather washer construction. Its 6 ¾” long blade is undamaged. The blade is stamped 'US M3 Imperial’ (there is no visible date mark). The knife is complete with its original rare brown leather M6 Scabbard. The scabbard is undamaged and all of its rivets & stitching are intact. It has a single belt loop & retaining strap with press stud fastener. The throat has the correct row of 8 reinforcing steel ‘laces’. The lower section of the scabbard has the correct riveted steel plates to the front and back. The bottom of the scabbard is holed for thigh cord with reinforcing ring. The front of the scabbard is impressed with manufacturer detail which appears to be ‘Moose’ & 'US M6’ together with Frankford Arsenal mark. The price for this rare U.S. M3 Fighting Knife with M6 scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 15912
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (13/12) Pacific Theatre U.S. Marines & Signal Corps Victor Tool Co ‘Woodman’s Pal’ LC-14-B PX Private Purchase Fighting Machete With Knuckle Guard & Original Correct LC-14-B Olive Green Webbing Canvas Scabbard With Zip & Belt Loop. Sn 15914 - 15914
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 Signal Corps and other soldiers 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. Our example is in excellent condition The blade is 12” long, 2 5/8” at its widest point and 16 ¼” overall length. The blade has the correct agricultural form crow’s beak/ scythe head which is 5 ¼” wide. The parkerised blade is in excellent condition, sharp with no damage. The blade is stamped ‘Woodman’s Pal 280 Trademark Pat #2335497 Victor Tool Co. Reading, PA’. The handle is made of stacked leather washers with a steel hand guard. The grip is impressed 'PX Private Sale' indicating private purchase from a U.S. Army PX store. The hand guard is stamped on the back "LC-14-B." and fitted with cord. The original 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 and is ink stamped "LC-14-B" together with manufacturer information (illustrated). The price for this rare jungle warfare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 15914
£0.00
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