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MASSIVE, Indian / Afghan North West Frontier 10 Bore Flintlock Jezail With Brown Bess Lock, Octagonal Barrel & Wood Stock Inlaid With Mother Of Pearl, Copper & Brass. Sn 14169 - 14169
The Jezail was a simple, cost-efficient and often handmade muzzle-loading long arm commonly used in British India, Central Asia and parts of the Middle East. Jezails were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. Jezails were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, Jezails tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. Jezails tended to have very long barrels. The firing mechanism was typically either a matchlock or a flintlock. Since flintlock mechanisms were complex and difficult to manufacture, many Jezails used the lock mechanism from captured or broken Brown Bess muskets. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the Jezail to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. During the Anglo Afghan Wars the Jezail was the primary ranged weapon of Afghan warriors and was used with great effect against British troops. This is a massive Indian / Afghan flintlock Jezail. It has a 44” long octagonal steel barrel, 4 copper barrel bands, small post fore sight and notch plate rear sight. The muzzle opening measures 20mm (approx. 10 Bore). The smooth bore has staining and residue build up consistent with age and use. It measures 59” overall length. The action is marked ‘tower’ indicating that the action is from a captured or broken British Enfield Brown Bess. There are no other visible external date or manufacturer marks on the lock plate. As is common with these native pieces the action does not work. The hammer is fitted with flint. It has a wood stock intricately hand inlaid with pieces of Mother of Pearl and brass. The underside has a full length ornate copper band running from the butt to the forward barrel band for decoration and to assist strength ( a section of the band is illustrated in the bottom inset image in picture 3). It has the typical Jezail curved butt. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. 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 collection or display. Sn 14169
£595.00

DEACTIVATED INERT WW2 German 1944 Dated, Unfired 88mm (88 x 571R) High Explosive Round for the 88mm Tiger 1 KWK 36 tank gun and the Flak 18 Towed Anti-aircraft/tank Guns. Sn O 1221 - O 1221
DEACTIVATED INERT This is an unfired WW2 German 88mm (88 x 571R) High Explosive Round for the Tiger 1 tanks KWK 36 L/56 gun and the 88mm Flak 18 towed anti-aircraft/tank gun. These guns had formidable power both in range and hitting power throughout the war. This round has an unfired steel case with headstamp 8.8cm Flak 18 6347 St 43 (19432 date) Waffenampt 838 . The steel projectile has two iron driving bands and is stamped 13Sk 6 44 over bsw (Ardelt werke machinenfabrik Eberswalde (Ardelt machinefactory in Eberswalde) Przugz (Pressstahl Zugezogen "Forged tapered rolled" Waffenampt 318 . The impact nose fuse is stamped AZ23/28 over feu (Krone Presswerke GmbH, Berlin) 43 waffenampt 833? and is fitted with an impact delay screw on the side. See page 162 – 170, Hogg, German Artillery of World War Two. . The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this inert round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. O 1221
£575.00

MASSIVE, 19th Century North African / Moroccan/ Arabic 12 Bore Miquelet Lock Musket With Wood Stock Inlaid With Ornate Brass Pin & Ivory Decoration & Ram Rod. Sn 14160 - 14160
Miquelet lock is a modern term used by collectors and curators, largely in the English-speaking world, for a type of firing mechanism used in muskets and pistols. It is a distinctive form of snaplock, originally as a flint-against-steel ignition form, once prevalent in Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and throughout Spain's colonies from the late 16th to the mid 19th centuries. The miquelet may have come to the attention of arms makers in Istanbul & North Africa via long-established trade routes from Italian city-states through the port of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) to provinces on the Balkan Peninsula. Other avenues were probably provided by booty from corsair raids and/or from the many Ottoman-Euro conflicts of the period. The muzzle loading weapons were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. They were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, the weapons tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. They usually had very long barrels. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the weapon to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. This is a 19th century miquelet lock musket. It measures a massive 66” overall length. It has an octagonal steel barrel which is 18mm diameter at the muzzle opening (approx. 12 Bore). The bore has the staining and residue consistent with age. The barrel has 6 brass barrel bands. The hammer has scrollwork highlighted in gold and the right side of the weapon has a side plate with silvered Arabic script. It has a wood stock with ornate brass pin and antique ivory decoration & and typical curved butt. The musket has a steel ram rod. The wood, ivory and metal of the weapon have the wear and patina to be expected of a native North African / Arabic weapon of its age. As is common with these weapons the action does not cock and dry fire. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique miquelet musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14160
£575.00

German WW2 21 day J-Feder 504 Boxed Long Delay Fuze. O 1222 - O 1222
This is a superb and near mint example of a German WW2 J-Feder 504 boxed long delay time fuze. The body is an aluminium casting which in its upper portion houses the clock, and in its lower portion the striker mechanism. The top is closed by a screwed cap with a rubber ring washer below it and into the base is screwed the cap holder having leather washers. On removing the cover the clock is exposed. The knurled cylinder is provided for winding the clock while the center knob is for setting the clock for any desired delay up to 21 days. The minimun delay is ¼ hour. The delay times are marked on the edges of the disks; the days figured in red, ad the hours figured in black. The setting is visible through the window and is indicated by the pin. This latter is connected with the lever arm which allows the trip lever to release the striker at the end of the delay period. At the 24-hour marking on the black-inscribed disk and at the 21-day marking on the red-inscribed disk are slots which allow the pin to move into the channel. These slots are aligned at the zero reading at which position the striker is released. The slot in the disk is covered by a lightly-sprung steel strip which is pushed back by the pin as the clock approaches the zero setting. At this strip can only be pushed in one direction, it provides a safety device to prevent the striker being released while the clock is being set by the knob. A further safety device for the preservation of the clock mechanism is provided by the bend steel wire. This passes through, and is secured to, the spindle so that when the latter rotates with the lever at the end of the delay period the short limb of this steel wire presses against the balance wheel and stops the clock. If this was not provided the clock could continue working and by further rotation of the disks, the pin would jam or would be deformed. This is important since provision is made for testing the clock and its though that the clock mechanism may be intended for re-use. The clock is started by the movement of the ring through an angle of about 30°. Two screws, passing through the ring, project into the clock mechanism. Between them is the lever arm to which is attached a thin spring steel strip. In the stop (steht) position this latter is in contact with the balance wheel of the clock and holds it. When the red mark on the ring is moved to the go (geht) position the lever moves the steel strip so that it gives motion to the balance wheel and then moves clear of it. The ring is held by either the "stop" or "go" positions by the shaped steel spring, ad the lever arm is held by the shaped spring. The striker mechanism is retained in the body by the four screws. The striker is held in the cocked position by the trip lever. The movable piece is a transport safety device. In the "safe" position this is pushed over by the spring strip so that the striker is prevented from reaching the cap. The screw marked "scharf" replaces this when the apparatus is set for action. The stem of this screw projects far enough into the striker mechanism to push over the movable safety piece to allow the full movement of the striker when released. The accessory is provided with the equipment. It screws in, in place of the cap holder, and is to be used for recocking the striker after test or after use. At the end of the delay period, the lever arm on the rotating control disk bears against the trip lever, causing it to release the striker. The striker, driven by the striker spring, is then forced into the percussion cap, firing it. Used for large scale delayed demolitions. The box is in superb condition and complete the adjusting spanner. The clockwork mechanism has a slow and quite tick. Price includes UK delivery. O 1222
£525.00

C1838 Victorian, English, Joseph Graves, Birmingham, 12 Bore, Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun With Ram Rod. A 579 - A 579
This is a Victorian 12 Bore double barrel shotgun. It has Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and fore stock. The underside of the fore stock has a void silver shield escutcheon. The shotgun with double 29 ¾”, 12 Bore browned steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 47” overall. The action tang and trigger guard with extended tang & acanthus bud finial have foliate engraved foliate decoration. Both side plates are engraved with hunting dog in the field retrieving game scenes and signed by the maker ‘Graves’, most likely Joseph Graves recorded in 1838 as having premises at Andover Street Birmingham (see page 229 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). It is complete with brass capped wood ram rod. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work perfectly as they should. The barrels smooth bores have staining and residue consistent with age. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 579
£575.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. Unfired Original WW2 1943 Dated American M49A2 60mm High Explosive Mortar. O 744 - O 744
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a unfired original WW2 1943 dated American M49A2 60mm High Explosive high explosive mortar with a black bakelite M 52 B1 nose fuse with the following stamps P.D.F M52B1 LOT K O P 2-36 3-43 (March 1943 date). The body retains virtually all of its original green finish. The body is stamped B.W. 60MM.M49A2 LOT 22878 62 1942 (date). The steel fins have their steel propellant retaining present on the fins. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this inert round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. O 744
£225.00

1848 Victorian British WD Enfield Tower .650 Calibre Constabulary Carbine Percussion Smooth Bore Police Musket Unit Or Rregiment Marked ‘R.P 267’ With Lovell's Patent Catch For Constabulary Bayonets. A 580 - A 580
This is a British WD marked Police 'Constabulary' percussion musket. It measures 42 ¼” overall with a 26 ½” smoothbore barrel which is .650 carbine calibre. The bore has staining consistent with age. It has all original wood and metal work. The plain steel lock is engraved ‘Crown VR’ (Victoria Regina) above ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and ‘1848’ date. The carbine size musket has a heavy military hammer, brass butt plate, trigger guard, fore end block and ram rod mounts together with original steel ramrod. In 1843, as a result of a select committee meeting investigating the shortcomings of the previous Hanovarian version bayonet Lug's in service with the British Army, the Lovell's Lug was introduced. The Lug with Lovell's 'Catch' was introduced into the British Army in 1884 and applied to Constabulary bayonets up to the mid 1850's (see page 98 and 99 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton & Richardson). This rifle is fitted with the correct Lovell's bayonet catch. The stock is impressed ‘BO’ above WD arrow and ‘14’ (most likely an armoury weapon number). The barrel has WD proof/inspection marks and the butt plate tang is engraved with Unit or Regiment designation ‘R.P’ above weapon number ‘267’. The cocking and firing mechanisms work perfectly. Price for this carbine worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 580
£695.00

WW2 US M3 Fighting Knife By Imperial & M8 Scabbard With Integral Frog By Imperial. Sn 14151 - 14151
An original WW2 US M3 fighting knife and M8 scabbard with integral frog. It's has a 6 1/2" blade. The crossguard is stamped by the manufacturer 'USM3 IMPERIAL'. The leather ringed handle has service wear. The top of the pommel has the Frankford Arsenal 'ignited grenade' mark. The knife is complete with it's original green plastic M8 scabbard with integral green webbing frog which has a single retaining strap and press stud fastener. The edges of the scabbard have minor stable chips consistent with service wear. The upper mount of the scabbard is stamped 'USM8' & by the manufacturer 'BM Co' (Beckwith Manufacturing) A nice honest combination that has obviously seen action. (See Martin J. Brayley's 'An Illustrated History of Bayonets' page 242). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14151
£225.00

VERY RARE, Cased, 1908-1910 Britannia 'Improved' Model Break Action .25 Calibre Air Rifle By C.G. Bonehill, Birmingham With Tin Of Champion Special 25 Lead Pellets & Research Information. Sn 14186 - 14186
This is a very rare, Britannia 'Improved' Model Break Action .25 Calibre Air Rifle. These rifles were only made between 1908 & 1910. Dennis Hiller, on page 14 of his book The Collector's Guide To Air Rifles 3rd Edition stated that he has only ever seen 2 of these air rifles. The rifles have an unusual cocking action. The action is broken by pushing forward a release catch on the trigger block and the barrel and cylinder section levered upwards to cock the weapon. A pellet is loaded into the rotating port at the breech. This example is excellent. It has a 19" barrel and measures 44 ½” overall. It has its original undamaged Walnut stock with chequered pistol grip section and a steel butt plate. It has a blade fore sight and adjustable rear sight. Serial number '374' is stamped on the action tang, cylinder arm and cylinder end cap. The left side of the weapon's frame is crisply marked 'The Britannia Air Rifle' with Trademark. The top of the cylinder is crisply marked 'The Improved Model Britannia Air Rifle Patentee & Sole Manufacturer C.G. Bonehill Belmont Firearms Works Birmingham'. The weapon's cocking and firing mechanisms work with a strong spring action. The rifle comes with its original period fitted case. The leather bound, wood case has a leather carry handle and clasp fasteners. It also has a brass lock with 2 keys and protective brass corner caps. Inside the case is lined in green felt and has compartments to fit the rifle and a pellet tin. A ‘Champion Special 25’ pellet tin which was found with the rifle is included. The tin contains a quantity of .25 Calibre lead pellets. The rifle is also accompanied by internet sourced information regarding these air rifles which includes illustrations of parts assembly and period advertisments. Price for this very rare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14186
£1,595.00

WW1 & WW2 1912 Dated US Army Springfield Armoury Model 1903 .30-06 Calibre Rifle*UK/EU CERTIFICATED*. Sn 13937 - 13937
The M1903 Springfield, formally the United States Rifle, Calibre .30-06, Model 1903, is an American clip loaded, 5 shot, bolt-action service rifle used primarily during the first half of the 20th century. It was officially adopted as a United States military bolt action rifle on June 19, 1903, and saw service in WW1. It was officially replaced as the standard infantry rifle by the faster firing semi-automatic 8 round M1 Garand starting in 1937. However, the M1903 Springfield remained in service as a standard issue infantry rifle during WW2, since the U.S. entered the war without sufficient M1 rifles to arm all troops. It also remained in service as a sniper rifle during World War 2, the Korean War, and even in the early stages of the Vietnam War. This rifle is in excellent condition. Its metalwork is undamaged with excellent original finish and its woodwork is complete and undamaged. It is crisply stamped on the breech housing 'U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1903' and serial '521017'. The muzzle end of the barrel is date marked '10-12' (October 1912) and with the Frankford Arsenal ignited grenade mark together with 'SA' (Springfield Armoury). It has a steel butt plate with trap, bayonet lug, block & blade fore sight, adjustable ladder rear sight & sling swivels. Deactivated to UK/EU specification the weapon cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this iconic U.S. WW1 and WW2 rifle includes UK/ EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 13937
£875.00

RARE, Pre WW1 1907 Pre Charger Loading, Short Magazine Enfield SMLE No.1 Mk III** .303 Calibre Rifle & Sling *UK/ EU CERTIFICATED*. Sn 13944 - 13944
A rare, original pre charger loading, short magazine SMLE No.1 Mk III** .303 calibre rifle. The rifle has all original woodwork throughout with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The stock is inlaid with brass disc which has unreadable stamped figures. The grip strap has crisp date & manufacturer's stamps, "GR" (George Rex) with King’s Crown, Enfield, 1907, SHT L.E III**. It has magazine cut off and long range volley sight. It also has a winged fore sight and adjustable rear sight with correct horn roundels & wing protectors. The rifle has a brass butt plate with trap and original webbing sling. Deactivated to UK/ EU specification, the rifle cocks and dry fires perfectly and the magazine can be removed. The price includes UK/ EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 13944
£1,400.00

French WW1 Era 1888 Dated Lebel Model 1886/93 Tulle Arsenal, 8mm Calibre Infantry Rifle With Leather Sling. *UK/ EU CERTIFICATED* Sn 13941 - 13941
This is a very good WW1 French Lebel Model 1886/93 8mm Calibre Service rifle. It has all original wood with just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. Deactivated to UK/ Eu specification it cocks & dry fires. It has adjustable ladder rear sight, block & blade fore sight, steel butt plate, bayonet bar and sling swivels fitted with leather sling which has an ink manufacturer stamp (illustrated). The left side of the frame is marked with model and manufacturer detail ‘Manufacture D’Armes Tulle Mle 1886 M93’ (illustrated). The right side of the barrel is dated ‘1888’ has the Tulle arsenal ‘MAT’ stamp and inspection marks. The rifle has matching numbers '37847’ on the barrel, frame and woodwork. The bolt is numbered ‘212’. The price for this iconic French WW1 rifle with sling includes UK/ EU deactivation certificate & UK delivery. Sn 13941
£1,200.00
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