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Early 19th Century, British Royal Navy Bosun’s ‘Press Gang’ Waxed Cord Bound Cosh With Integral Weighted Club Ends. Sn 13474 - 13474
Press gangs were well known for the physical force they used in recruiting men into the Royal Navy during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was, however, a practice which Parliament had first sanctioned several centuries earlier. The Crown claimed a permanent right to seize men of seafaring experience for the Royal Navy, and the practice was at various times given parliamentary authority. Impressment was vigorously enforced during the naval wars of the 18th century by Acts passed in 1703, 1705, 1740 and 1779. The men pressed into service were usually sailors in the merchant fleets, but might just as often be ordinary apprentices and labourers. During the wars with France from 1793 to 1815, an impress service operated in British coastal towns. Although further laws passed in 1835 upheld the power to impress, in practice it fell into disuse after 1815. This is an original early 19th Century cosh in the form used by Royal Navy Press gangs when ‘pressing’ men into Naval service. Those resisting ‘the press’ would often face assault and restraint to enforce their ‘recruitment’. This type of cosh were also used as ‘persuaders’ by Bosuns supervising the crew in sailing the vessel and maintaining the ropes, rigging, boats, anchors and stores on board. Clearly this was a role that required very strict discipline, hence this type of instrument commonly used to keep the crew working hard. The cosh is tightly bound in waxed cord. The cosh measures 15 ½” length. The flexible shaft has weighted ‘club’ head ends which double as pommel ends for striking and to assist grip. The cosh is clean with no damage. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13474 (Truncheons)
£245.00

WW1 1915 British WD Webley & Scott Ltd British Army Bayonet Training Fencing ‘Musket’. A 594 - A 594
This is an excellent original WW1 dated British Army Bayonet Training Fencing Musket. These pieces of equipment were used to train recruits in the art of offensive and defensive bayonet techniques (WW1 era British Soldiers engaged in bayonet training similar training muskets is illustrated in image 1). The Musket shaped device has a sprung steel fore end tube with round flat end cap which retracts into a steel sleeve to cushion impact during training. The ‘Musket’ has a wood stock with stippled steel butt plate. The stock is impressed with WD arrow, maker deiail ‘Webley & Scott Ltd London & Birmingham’ and 1915 WW1 date. The wood is also marked with ‘F’ (possibly Fencing armoury) and ‘1.16’ date (January 1916). The ‘Musket’ measures 63 ½” overall. The fore end spring mechanism works correctly. The steel wrist block with stippled steel grip tang has WD inspection marks. The price for this nicely marked, fully functional British WW1 dated bayonet training piece includes UK delivery. A 594
£475.00

**QUALITY**Inter War Era German Reichsbund Deutsche Jägerschaft (German Hunting Society) Akah (Albrecht Kind GMBH) Portable Leather Covered Double Opening Rifle Cartridge Magazine For 48 x .423 Mauser Calibre Ammunition With Sliding Patch Draw. Sn 20462 - 20462
This is an excellent, original, quality made Portable Magazine For .423 Mauser Calibre ammunition as used by the Reichsbund Deutsche Jägerschaft (German Hunting Society, which was the official hunting society in Nazi Germany, 1934–1945. Membership was mandatory for all who possessed a hunting licence). The leather covered metal hard case, measures 7” x 4” x 1 ½”. The top and bottom of the magazine has hinged lids with white metal clasp fasteners. Each section has white metal open tubular top plates to accommodate individual rounds . Each section is designed to hold 24 rounds of .423 Mauser Calibre Rifle Ammunition (48 total). One side of the magazine has a small sliding draw for patches. The leather on the front of the magazine is impressed with crossed rifles and Oak leaves wreaths and has manufacturer detail ‘Akah’ (the trademark of Albrecht Kind GmbH which was founded on 24 September 1853 by Mr Albrecht Kind in Hunstig, a small village situated approx. 50 km to the east of Cologne). The case is fitted with original adjustable leather strap with eyelets which has a wood toggle and steel adjustment stud. The price for this excellent functional German Reich piece includes UK delivery. Sn 20462
£295.00

Victorian Muzzle Loading Enfield Combination Wrench. Sn - 19966:27
This is an original Enfield muzzle loading combination tool which was a all-in-one tool that combined a bullet puller, vent pick, worm, screw in oil bottle with a dropper, nipple wrench and screw driver. . This tool is complete and in excellent condition and complete. The tool is stamped TP on the screwdriver blade. The price for this tool includes U.K. delivery. Sn 19966:27
£225.00

Victorian ‘East India Company’ Combination Tool for Percussion Rifles and Muskets. A 1096. - A 1096
A rare percussion era combination tool for the Enfield rifle used by the East India Company. The East India Company (EIC) was English, and later British, joint-stock company founded in 1600. It was formed to trade in the Indian Ocean region, initially with the East Indies (the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia), and later with Qing China. The company seized control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent, colonised parts of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong after the First Opium War, and maintained trading posts and colonies in the Persian Gulf Residencies This tool incorporates a nipple pick and nipple wrench, two screwdrivers, one of which is “scooped” so that it may be used on the typical East India Company pattern ‘bun nut’. The third arm is threaded and probably held a worm or wiper, now missing. The price includes UK postage. A 1096.
£175.00

European/Continental Combination Tool for Percussion Rifles and Muskets. A 1094. - A 1094
The five functions are distributed among four components: cock jaw wrench and drift; small screwdriver; large shouldered screwdriver; and priming pan scraper. The pan scraper is hinged at the centre of the other three tools, which are arranged in a triangular configuration. Very good condition and an excellent collector’s item. Price includes UK postage. A 1094.
£175.00

Victorian French Long Gun Size Polished Flattened Cow Horn Black Powder Flask With Graduated Brass Charger & Hanging Rings Fitted With Copper Chain. Sn 18593 - 18593
This is an excellent, original, complete, French form , Victorian, Black Powder Flask for pistols . It is similar in form to chargers illustrated on page 395 item 1168-2 of the Powder Flask Book by Riling. It measures 9” overall length and the polished, flattened horn flask and the flat brass base secured by pins is 1 ¼” x 3” . The horn is clean and has nice colour. It has a brass throat cap with sprung brass opening lever. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the flask. The sprung lever charger is graduated ’65-70-75-80’ grains. The horn is fitted with 2 small brass rings mounted with copper chain. The price for this attractive gun size flask includes UK delivery. Sn 18593
£295.00

Victorian French Pistol Size Polished Flattened Cow Horn Black Powder Flask With Graduated Brass Charger & Hanging Rings Fitted With Copper Chain. A 1090 - A 1090
This is an excellent, original, complete, French form , Victorian, Black Powder Flask for pistols . It is similar in form to chargers illustrated on page 395 item 1168-2 of the Powder Flask Book by Riling. It measures 5" overall length and the polished, flattened horn flask and the flat brass base secured by pins is 1 ¼” x 2” . The horn is clean and has nice colour. It has a brass throat cap with sprung brass opening lever. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the flask. The sprung lever charger is graduated ’50-55-60’ grains. The horn is fitted with 2 small brass rings mounted with copper chain . The price for this attractive flask includes UK delivery. A 1090
£225.00

19th Century British James Dixon & Sons Sheffield Plain Category Copper & Brass Black Powder Flask With Graduated Sprung Nozzle Charger. Sn 18596 - 18596
Decoration of powder flasks varied dramatically with plain utilitarian examples and ornate examples with hunting, game animals, foliate, village, military and marine scenes & were made of a wide variety of materials. This flask falls into the ‘Plain category’ described in the ‘Plain Flasks’ chapter (page 271) of, ‘The Powder Flask’ book by Riling. Similar small copper and brass plain flasks by Dixon & Sons are illustrated in that chapter. Riling states that these plain flasks “should receive special attention from the new collector and form an important part of any collection”. This flask measures 6” overall length and is 2 ¾” at its widest. The brass sprung charger works correctly and has a removable screw in nozzle. The charger bears the James Dixon & Sons Sheffield name & is graduated 1 ½, 1 ¾, 2 Drams. The copper body is has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18596
£395.00

19th Century British Sykes Sheffield Pocket Pistol Size Plain Category Copper & Brass Black Powder Flask With Sprung Nozzle Charger. Sn 18592 - 18592
Decoration of powder flasks varied dramatically with plain utilitarian examples and ornate examples with hunting, game animals, foliate, village, military and marine scenes & were made of a wide variety of materials. This tiny pocket pistol size flask falls into the ‘Plain category’ described in the ‘Plain Flasks’ chapter (page 271) of, ‘The Powder Flask’ book by Riling. Similar small copper and brass plain flasks are illustrated at plates 110 & 112 of Rilings book page 274 along with other forms from the period Sykes catalogue. Riling states that these plain flasks “should receive special attention from the new collector and form an important part of any collection”. This tiny flask measures 3 ¼” overall length and is 1 ¼” at its widest. The brass sprung charger works correctly and has a removable screw in nozzle. The copper body is faintly stamped by the manufacturer ‘Sykes’. The copper has a few minor dents but no cracks or splits. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18592
£195.00
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