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British 1903 Pattern SMLE Sword Bayonet, Scabbard And Frog By Sanderson. BAYO 284 - BAYO 284
This is a scarce 1903 Pattern Sword Bayonet made by Sanderson of Sheffield for the SMLE rifle in October 1903. Most of the 1903 bayonets were made at Enfield with a few made by Mole, Wilkinson and Sanderson. The bayonet has a 12" steel blade which has a double edged unfullered blade with a medial ridge running from the ricasso to the blade tip. The ricasso of the blade is crisply marked 10 03 (October 1903) together with 'Crown over ER (Edward VII) 1903' and on the other side with Sanderson Sheffield below a broad arrow and numerous inspection marks on both sides of the blade and the spine of the blade. The slab wood grips are secured with two screw bolts.The pommel is stamped 3 R B and 373 denoting (3rd Rifle Brigade, bayonet number 373). Both of these have been official lightly deleted. The scabbard is the standard 1888 Mark 1 pattern and this carries the broad arrow over and inspection stamp and EFD (Enfield) next to the rear seam and a No9 on the other side. The frog is the first pattern 1908 webbing frog with the addition of the entrenching tool helve carrier strap. See Bayonet Belt Frogs, Part 1 by Anthony Carter pages 30 and 31, items 116 and 117. The back of the frog carries a broad arrow and MEC Co 1914 with a large No 58 stencilled on. This is a nice and complete early 1903 bayonet by a scarce maker with a World War 1 dated frog. See Skennerton, page 181, item B230. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 284
£375.00

SUPERB, 1981 ‘Great British Regiments’ Birmingham Mint, Cased Collection Of 52 Solid Sterling Silver Hallmarked Commemorative Coin Medallions & 52 Metal Regiment Badges Produced In Tribute To The 52 Time Honoured Regiments Of Line & Cert Of Authenticity - 15385
This collection titled ‘Great British Regiments’ was produced by the Birmingham Mint in 1981 in a limited edition production run of 3000 sets in tribute to 'The 52 Time Honoured Regiments Of The Line That Have passed Into Legend'. Each coin is 1.6 ozs and the rim of each are sterling silver London 1981 hallmarked. The 52 coins weigh a total of 83.2 ozs. Each coin has a Regiment name and motif on one side and the reverse a brief account of the Regiment’s most prominent battle honour or conflict in which the Regiment served. Each coin is accompanied by a full size metal Regiment cap badge. All of the coins and badges are in mint condition and are mounted on green felt covered display trays contained in its original wooden display case with brass reinforced edging carry handles and lock with 2 keys. The case measures 21 ½” x 14” x 5 ½”. The collection is accompanied by its original certificate of authenticity and illustrated booklet containing history of each of the 52 Regiments. The price for this impressive collection in mint condition includes UK delivery. Sn 15385
£1,275.00

DEACTIVATED INERT. Rare .55 Boys (14x99B) Mark 1 1939 Dated Inspection Anti-Tank Rifle Round. O 1340 - O 1340
DEACTIVATED INERT. This round was developed by a Captain H C Boys, a designer at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield resulting in the .55 Boys anti-tank rifle being adopted in 1937. Although the round was adequate against light tanks in the early part of the war, the Boys was ineffective against heavier armour and was phased out in favour of the PIAT mid-war. The Boys anti-tank rifle was a bolt action rifle fed from a five-shot magazine, loaded by means of a 5 round stripper clip. The rifle was large, heavy round and is headstamped R crowfoot L 39 UI (Royal Laboratories 1939 with a bipod at the front and a separate grip below the padded butt. This is a mark 2 inspection, mark 1 inspection) on the nickel plated brass cartridge case. The Nickel cased bullet is held by 3 stab crimps at the case mouth. No licence is required to possess these inert rounds in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. O 1340 £75
£75.00

Edward VII 1905 Centenary Presentation Plaque ‘Death Of Nelson’ At The Battle Of Trafalgar 21st October 1805 Containing Copper from HMS Victory From The Lords Of The Admiralty To The British & Foreign Sailors Society. Sn 15373 - 15373
On 21st October 1805 The British Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson received a fatal gunshot while pacing the deck of his flag ship HMS Victory during the battle of Trafalgar. In 1905 to commemorate the death of Nelson, his iconic speech ‘England Expects Every Man To Do His Duty’ & the British victory this plaque was created using original copper from HMS Victory and presented by The Lords Of The Admiralty to The British & Foreign Sailors Society. The centrally mounted shield shaped copper plate measures 6 ¾” x 5 ¾”. It is embossed with commemorative / presentation wording and ‘ER VII’ (Edward Rex) Royal Cypher below a depiction of HMS Victory under sail (all illustrated). The plate is secured by 4 copper screws to the wood shield shaped plaque which measures 10”x8”x ¾”. The rear is mounted with cord for wall hanging. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15373
£375.00

Victorian 1875 Sheffield Gentleman’s Ebonised Wood Sword Stick With Brass Collar Marked Crown VR & Handle Inlaid With Head of Queen Victoria Cut From An Old British Copper Penny. Sn 15372:1 - 15372:1
This Victorian Gentleman’s sword stick has an undamaged ebonised wood scabbard and curved handle. It measures 35” overall in its scabbard. The scabbard has a blackened brass collar stamped ‘Crown VR’ (Victoria Regina)and dated ‘1875’ & marked ‘Sheffield’ . The tip has a copper collar and chequered steel tip. The back of the handle is inlaid with the head of Queen Victoria contemporaneously cut from an old British copper penny. The sturdy triangular section blade measures 23 ¼” in length and tapers to a sharp point. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15372:1
£295.00

MATCHING REGIMENT MARKS Napoleonic War Era British T. Ketland & Co Georgian Brown Bess .75” Bore Flintlock Musket With 39” Barrel Marked ‘67’ To 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot & 1803 Dated Socket Bayonet By Woolley & Deakin Also Regiment Marked - 15379
Thomas Ketland & Co were English gunsmith's based at various addresses in Birmingham & London between 1785-1819. The 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1756. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot to form the Hampshire Regiment (later the Royal Hampshire Regiment) in 1881. The Regiment saw action in the Peninsular War, fought at the Battle of Barrosa in March 1811 and the Siege of Tarragona in June 1813 before taking part in operations on the East coast of Spain in the closing stages of the War. This is an excellent, original, Brown Bess flintlock musket by Ketland & Co Regiment marked to the 67th Regiment of Foot with matching Regiment marked socket bayonet. The last owner of this Musket purchased it from the estate of Woolerton Hall Nottingham C1970 where in the 1800’s it was reputedly used by the South Nottinghamshire Hussars (a unit of the British Army formed as volunteer cavalry in 1794 as part of the response to the French Revolutionary Wars). The Musket measures 55 ¼” overall length with a 39” round steel barrel with proof/ inspection marks at the breech and Regiment mark ‘67’ to the 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot. The metal has even patina and the smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and service use. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked ’T. Ketland & Co’ & Crown ‘GR’ (George Rex). It has its all original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The barrel has a block fore sight. It is complete with original steel ram rod and sling swivels. It has brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block and ram rod mounts. The all original wood work is undamaged with just bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should and the hammer is fitted with flint. The Musket comes complete with its original 15 ½”, triangular blade, socket bayonet. The blade and socket have staining consistent with age and use. The blade is dated 1803, marked by the manufacturer ‘Woolley & Deakin’ and has a small ‘H’ inspection mark. The socket has matching Regiment mark ‘67’ . The price includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique flintlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK as part of a collection or display. Sn 15379
£2,750.00

MATCHING MANUFACTURER MARKS, British WD 1882/1885/1890 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword By Robert Mole & Son & Robert Mole & Son Marked Scabbard. Sn 15382 - 15382
These swords were designed during the period when the British army was continuing to argue on the merits of the ‘cut’ versus the ‘thrust’ of British cavalry blades (see page 101 of World Swords by Withers). The hilt design was first introduced for the 1864 pattern, this was primarily a new hilt mated with the existing 1853 pattern blade which is 34 ¼” long, curved with fullers. The Maltese Cross motif cut into the knuckle guard is a distinctive feature of these swords. This is an excellent original, 1882/1885/1890 Pattern British Cavalry Troopers Sword & Scabbard. The Sword’s blade is clean. The ricasso is marked on one side by the manufacturer Robert Mole & Son and fitted with original leather washer. The knuckle guard has the correct pierced Maltese cross and is WD arrow marked. It has the correct boiled leather chequered scales secured by the correct 5 rivets which are excellent and undamaged. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with correct 2 fixed hanging rings. The scabbard has a matching Mole & Son mark. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15382
£495.00

Late 1800’s Austro-Hungarian Army Officer’s Sword By Wlaszlovits Stos & Scabbard. Sn 15359 - 15359
The company Wlaszlovits Stos was founded by Josef Wlaszlovits in 1803 in East Slovakia. The production of the company was focusing on the production of edge weapons and cutlery. By the 19th century the company was supplying edged weapons to the Austro- Hungarian Army and after establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic also to Czechoslovakian Army. After 1945 the company became part of cutlery producing factory Sandrick. This is an original, Austro-Hungarian Army Officer’s Sword & Scabbard made sometime in the late 1800’s. The Sword’s 30 ¾” elegantly curved blade with fullers is clean and the hilt fitted with original leather washer. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer Wlaszlovits Stos together with TS monogram (illustrated). It has a fish skin wrapped handle with wire binding which is tight and intact. The guard is pierced with a 3 bar design. It has its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging bar and single ring. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15359
£275.00

Victorian, British Pattern 1845 Infantry Officers' Sword By Hobson & Sons London With Etched Blade To The 1st Lincoln Rifle Volunteers & Scabbard. Sn 15378 - 15378
Fears of War with france led to calls for the formation of Volunteer Corps in 1858 / 1859. General Peel, the secretary of State for war authorised the formation of Volunteer rifle corps. The 1st Lincoln Rifle Volunteers formed in 1859 and by 1883 became the 1st Volunteer Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. This original British Infantry Officer's Pattern 1845 sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with part fullers (38 ½” overall). The blade is etched on both sides with scrollwork panels and includes stylised Royal Cypher Crown VR (Victoria Regina) together with ‘Lincoln 1 R.V’ to the 1st Lincoln Rifle Volunteers above the Rifle Brigade bugle / horn motif. The ricasso has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid rounde on one side and the reverse is marked by the manufacturer ‘ Hobson & Sons Little Windmill St London’ (Hobson was at 37/38 Little Windmill street before they moved to their Lexington Street address C1878-1886). The voided brass bowl guard has stylised Royal Cypher & Crown VR in the centre. It has brass stepped round pommel with ball end. It's fish skin covered grip with finger grooves & wire binding is in excellent condition. The sword is complete with its steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15378
£475.00

Original Imperial German Army / Cavalry Reservists Porcelain Bier Stein To A Named Reservist Soldier Alois Bohm 1st Regiment With Lithopane Image Base Of A Posed Naked Female Model & Pewter / White Metal Hinged Cover. Sn 15371 - 15371
This is a splendid Imperial German personalised Reservists Bier Stein. The porcelain has no damage or chips and its colourful art work depicting Cavalry & Infantry Troops both in the field and on Socialising off duty together with banners and martial arms and shield with central number ‘1’ (1st Regiment). The rim of the top of the stein is marked to Alois Bohm, no doubt a Reservist soldier and the rim of the base is dated 1911-1912. 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 and cast figure of a mounted Cavalry horseman in full Uniform. The stein measures 11" tall with lid closed. 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 panel depicts a posed naked female model. The stein is clean and untarnished both inside and out and would make a superb display / conversation piece. The stein is accompanied by a label which has a photo image copy of the lithopane panel. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15371
£325.00

VERY RARE, Cased, British WW1 HMS Ramillies Torpedo Crew 1916 Sterling Silver Hallmarked Sweetheart Brooch. Sn 15381 - 15381
HMS Ramillies was one of five Revenge-class battleships built for the Royal Navy during World War I. She served with the Grand Fleet for the duration of the war. The ship was active throughout World War II, with service ranging from convoy escort to shore bombardment to engaging enemy battleships. The ship was armed with gun turrets and 4 × 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes (a contemporary image of HMS Ramillies is illustrated in image 3). This is a rare to find British WW1 HMS Ramillies Torpedo Crew 1916 Sterling Silver hallmarked sweetheart Brooch. The brooch is 52mm length and is in the shape of a torpedo centrally mounted with Lion with flag and banner inscribed ‘HMS Ramillies’. The rear of the ‘Torpedo’ is sterling silver 1916 hallmarked and has a manufacturer’s mark which appears to be ‘F W&S’(unknown). The brooch has even patina and has its original hinged pin with hook fastener. The brooch is contained in its period leather covered wood box with silk and felt lining. The silk is marked in gold ‘ W.J. Fowle Jeweller Haywards Heath & Uckfield’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15381
£275.00

ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1877 French Army Officer’s, Chamelot-Delvigne, Model 1873, 11mm Obsolete Calibre, Revolver By Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Étienne. Sn 15383 - 15383
The Service Revolver Model 1873 Chamelot-Delvigne was the first double action revolver used by the French army. It was produced by Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Étienne from 1873. They manufactured approximately 337,000. The pistols were widely used during the First World War and issued to reserve units in 1940. The French Resistance made widespread use of the pistols during German occupation. This is an excellent example of the Model 1873, 6 shot, Revolver in 11mm Calibre. It has a 4 ½” barrel stepped from round to octagonal and nice original metal work finished 'in the white' as carried by Officer’s. The bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. The top of the barrel is engraved 'Mle 1873'. One barrel flat is dated ‘S.1877’ and the frame engraved 'M' d'Armes de Saint-Étienne'. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. A great feature of these revolvers is that all of their parts are numbered. All of our example’s metal parts are crisply numbered and the firing mechanism can be easily exposed by removal of a compartment secured by a single screw (illustrated). The compartment fits snugly and the firing mechanism works as it should in both single and double action. It is side gate loading and the pistol's chequered wood grips are undamaged. The butt is fitted with Military lanyard ring. The price for this impressive nicely stamped and engraved piece 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 15383
£895.00
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