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WW1 Era Large Frame, Colt New Service .455 Calibre Double Action Service Revolver With Open Cylinders That Will Accept Inert Rounds & 6 x Inert Deactivated Rounds Of .455 Ammunition **EARLY UK/EU 2017 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**Sn 19256 - 19256
This is an excellent example of the Colt New Service .455 Calibre Revolver which were produced during WW1. It has even patina throughout to its blue finish. It has a 7 ½” barrel with large blade foresight (13” overall). The top of the barrel is stamped ‘Colt's PT FA MFG Co Hartford CT USA' and with 1884-1905 patent detail. The left side of the barrel is stamped 'New Service .455 Eley'. The left side of the frame has the 'Rearing Colt’ legend. The revolver is serial number 13259 4 (stamped over other numbers on the inside of the cylinder frame and cylinder arm). It has its original chequered composite grips with Colt signature roundels and military lanyard ring. The grips have a few small nibbles to the bottom edges, typical of service use. Deactivated to early UK specification in 1995 the pistol has a re-issued 2017 UK/EU deactivation certificate. The pistol’s cylinders have been cut are open and will hold inert rounds (6x inert deactivated rounds of .455 ammunition accompany the pistol), the pistol’s open over bored barrel is pinned and the pistol cocks and dry fires crisply in both single and double action. The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 19256
£975.00

**EXTREMELY RARE**AERIAL COMBAT BULLET HOLE REPAIRED**WW1 December 1914 British RFC Light Vickers .303 Machine Gun Issued To The Australian Imperial Force Bi-Planes With Copy Of WD Archive Issue Record, Research, Transit Case & Accessories - 18681
This Vickers .303 machine Gun Serial number L409 is an extremely rare version of the famous machine gun designed by Vickers, Sons & Maxim Ltd for the British army. This particular weapon was built at Erith on 21st December 1914 as one of 12 special lightweight rifle calibre guns for mounting on bi-planes. There are many areas where the metal has been cut away to save weight, both side plates, the trigger plate, the trunnion block and 5 arch sight bridge. Given the exigencies of the time, the gun went to the Australian Imperial Force rather than the RFC and probably was one of the very few Vickers guns that went to Gallipoli with the ANZACS. There is no doubt that the gun would have seen service with the AIF on the Somme. That the gun would have seen heavy front line service can be seen from the bullet hole in the front of the water jacket and the accompanying exit tear on the jacket side. The number 1 gunner would have had a very close shave judging by the bullet’s trajectory. Snipers from both German & British forces were trained to fire at muzzle flash (illustrated in image 1 is a copy of a period photo of the cockpit of a Bristol Scout biplane in 1916, showing a Vickers machine gun synchronised to fire through the propeller.). The water jacket repairs are exactly as laid down in the Vickers handbook and following a brief trip to an armourers’ workshop just behind the front, the gun would soon have been back in action. Guns were frequently repaired in battle using parts from other guns. This gun has a feed block taken from L782 made April 1915. The cover has 4 threaded holes in it and a photo of Gun L786 on page 236 of the Grand Old Lady Of No Mans land clearly shows a brass presentation plate bearing the name of a Nepalese Maharaja who funded the gun’s purchase, sadly the plate has been taken off this weapon. The aforementioned information is contained in a research document provided by a previous owner of the gun. A copy of Government archive record showing that this gun L409 was part of a special order of 12 Light guns allocated for issue to Bi-planes and the research document accompany the gun. The gun is covered in a great deal of original storage grease which has prevented any rusting to it. Deactivated to UK specification in 2000, the gun’s cocking handle and fire lever move and the breech cover can be opened. The transit case has WD stencilled markings, correct compartments and rope handles. The case contains 2 brass handled steel cleaning rods and a deactivated spare barrel which has WD stamps. The price for this very rare piece of WW1 aviation history includes UK delivery. Sn 18681
£9,450.00

‘ENEMY AT THE GATES’ ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING BOLT, WW2 1943 Russian Ishevsk Arsenal Mosin Nagant, Model 91/30 , 7.62mm Calibre Bolt Action Sniper Rifle With WW2 Era Russian 91/30 Telescopic Sight, Lens Protector Covers & Cold War 1952 Dated Sling. - D 1488
The Mosin–Nagant is a five-shot, bolt-action, internal magazine-fed, military rifle, developed by the Imperial Russian Army in 1882–91, and used by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various other nations. In spite of the age of its design these weapons have shown up in various conflicts around the world until the modern day, being rugged and effective, much like the AK-47 and its variants. The Izhevsk Machine building Plant is a weapons and motor vehicle manufacturer based in Izhevsk, founded in 1807 at the decree of Tsar Alexander I, and is now one of the largest corporations in its field. The Plant manufactured Mosin Nagant rifles during WW1 & WW2 along with AK47 assault rifles and other arms for the Russian War effort. The Plant produces arms for the Russian Military today. This is a very good WW2 dated Mosin Nagant sniper rifle with scope as seen in the hit film ‘Enemy at the Gates’ (a 2001 war film written and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and based on William Craig's 1973 nonfiction book Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad, which describes the events surrounding the Battle of Stalingrad in the winter of 1942 and 1943. The film's main character is a fictionalized version of sniper Vasily Zaytsev, a Hero of the Soviet Union during World War II. It includes a snipers' duel between Zaytsev and a Wehrmacht sniper school director, Major Erwin König). It has undamaged metal work with even patina and all original wood furniture which has light service wear consistent with age and use. The Breech housing is stamped with Russian Script and the faint arrow within triangle Arsenal marks of the Ishevsk Plant (illustrated in image 2) together with 1943 date. The weapon is serial number ‘7474’ which is stamped on the breech, barrel, bolt, magazine plate and butt plate. The wood has several small ’31 within circle’ inspection marks. The weapon has its original cleaning rod, adjustable rear sight marked ‘Mod. 91/30’ and 7.62 x 54R’ (calibre), shrouded post fore sight and steel butt plate. The fore stock and shoulder stock are correctly slotted for sling anchor and fitted with original webbing & leather sling. The sling has Soviet ink stamps and cold war 1952 date. Deactivated in 2017 to UK/EU specification the magazine plate opens and it cocks and dry fires This rifle is fitted with a period Russian marked Telescopic sniper sight which has period leather lens protector caps joined by leather strap. The sight has Russian hammer & Sycle mark, ‘91 30’ designation & number ‘N4-513526’. The optics of the sight are excellent and it has the correct 3 post military reticule (illustrated in image 1). The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. D 1488
£1,400.00

WW2 Era U.S. Army Thompson Model 1928A1 Auto Ordnance Corp .45 ACP Calibre Sub Machine Gun With Cutts Compensator, Auto Ordnance Stick Magazine & Sling. Sn 19922 - 19922
This is an increasingly hard to find WW2, Thompson Model 1928A1 SMG. It is an excellent example and its wood stock is undamaged as is its metal work with original finish. The weapon is crisply stamped 'Auto -Ordnance Corporation, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A. on the right side of the frame and 'Thompson Submachine Gun, Caliber .45 Automatic Cartridge’ together with ‘US (Army) Model Of 1928A1’ & number ‘445216’ on the left side of the frame. The top of the frame is stamped with the Thompson name and legend. The muzzle has its original ‘cutts’ compensator’. The fixed peep hole rear sight is marked ‘Lyman’. The Thompson is complete with an original Auto Ordnance Corp marked stick magazine. The weapon has sling swivels fitted with webbing sling. It has a steel butt plate with trap. Deactivated to UK specification in 2010 the weapon’s slide and trigger move and the magazine can be removed. The price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery**This Firearm is deactivated to one of the pre- 2nd May 2017, UK specifications. We can arrange for this firearm to be brought up to the latest UK/EU specification (customers can purchase on our lay-away scheme. The weapon will then be brought up to the EU specification and the relevant certificate obtained prior to the transfer of ownership and delivery)** Sn 19922
£1,295.00

Early WW2 1940 Nazi German Mauser Code 660 (Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG, Steyr, Austria) 7.92mm Calibre K98 Rifle & Sling**Early UK/EU 2016 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** Sn 19921 - 19921
This is an original Nazi German K98 infantry rifle. The rifle has an adjustable rear sight, block & blade fore sight, bayonet bar, cleaning rod & steel butt plate. It has all original wood stock which has knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age and service use. It has forward sling bar and the stock is slotted for sling anchor. The rifle is fitted with later leather sling. The breech is crisply marked with the Nazi German Wartime manufacturer code 660 (Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG, Steyr, Austria) and is dated 1940. The weapon has several waffenamt and Nazi Heer acceptance marks. The breech also has model designation ‘Mod 98’. The weapon is serial number ‘7747’ and has other un-matching numbers. Deactivated to early UK/EU specification in 2016 the rifle cocks and dry fires. The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate & UK delivery. Sn 19921
£745.00

WWI German ‘Hebel’ 27mm Flare/Signal Pistol with EU/UK De activation Certificate. D 1470. - D 1470
An original First World War issued German Hebel M1894 Flare/Signal pistol. With the correct imperial German arm acceptance stamps. These pistols were used by the German Military throughout both world wars, being used when signalling to German soldier to go "over the top" when leaving their trenches and engaging Allied forces. German aviators often carried this type of flare pistol to shoot at British aircraft and then-hydrogen filled balloons. Still remarkably good original condition with its wartime bluing and wooden grips. Deactivated with a working action it can be cocked, stripped and dry fired. (NB UK deactivated flare/ signalling pistols do not need to be re proofed to the new UK/EU specification). The price includes UK delivery. D 1470.
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (27/01) WWII RAF ‘Webley & Scott’ No4 Mk 1* Fuselage Mounted 1 ½ Cartridge Signal Pistol. 19118. - 19118
This is a nice example of a WWII Webley & Scott No.4 MkI* pattern 1 1/2 inch (37mm) Flare pistol, manufactured by the Webley & Scott firm itself. These were primarily designed for use on RAF aircraft during WWII. It has distinctive locking lugs on the end of the barrel so it could be locked into a firing/locating bracket before being fired from the aircraft. This same feature is seen on many U.S. flare pistols of the time. The pistol itself is of heavy steel construction, and a mixture of machined and cast parts. The barrel itself is cast and then machined on the front and inside, but not the sides, which gives it a rougher look. The left side of the pistol is marked No.4 MK1*. The serial number 03731 is seen on the brass trigger guard, which is just below the Webley & Scott logo on the frame. The barrel and frame have numerous British proof marks, as well as the 1 1/2" size emblem. The design of the pistol has an interesting hammer-block safety, which is engaged using the breech latch or the slider on the top. Additionally, this example has a brass trigger guard and what appears to be a Nickel and Copper plated frame, which would indicate possible use in the Royal Navy/RAF. In very nice condition, ready to display. UK postage is included. 19118.
£0.00

American WWII ‘Fuselage Mounted AN-M8 Aircraft Flare Pistol’ by E.V.C.C ‘Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Co. 19119. - 19119
A United States Army Air Forces Type AN-M8 Flare pistol; stamped aluminium frame; black Bakelite (plastic) pistol grip with the butt stamped with the letter "P" and an ordnance cartouche, with a steel hinged 37mm breech loading barrel, a thumb barrel release and gun cock handle on top. It has stamped letter manufacturer data on frame ‘Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Co’. The company was founded in 1909 in Detroit, Michigan which made the pyrotechnic M8 flare pistol during WWII which was adopted by the U.S. Army Air Forces and the U.S. Navy in July 1942 with production ending in the 1950s.The Serial Number is: E 208811. In good overall condition as shown in the pictures. UK postage is included in the price. 19119.
£295.00

Italian ‘Remington’ .44 Calibre Cap & Ball Army Purchase Percussion Revolver with Octagonal Barrel **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** D 1487. - D 1487
Remington Army Revolvers were used during the American Civil War and the design was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame percussion revolvers. It was favoured for its durability. The Remington design lives on today in the form of quality black powder firearms from Italian manufacturers Uberti, Pietta, and Euroarms. This Italian made example of the Remington Army revolver is in excellent condition. The pistol has an 8” octagonal barrel and measures 14” overall. The metal work has Italian inspection marks and it has an undamaged wood grip. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2021 the pistol's trigger and hammer move. The pistol has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The price includes UK / EU deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1487.
£295.00

British WD Enfield Martini MK II Short Lever Rifle Converted To .303 Calibre For Boer War & WW1 Training Use & 1889 WD Socket Bayonet & Scabbard.**EARLY UK 1996 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** Sn 19135:5 - 19135:5
This is an original deactivated example of the MK II Martini service rifle converted from .577x 450 to .303 calibre in by Enfield. These weapons were used by the British War Dept as Training rifles for new recruits in the Boer War and WW1 eras. The right side of the action is stamped with very faint Enfield 'VR' (Victoria Regina) and ‘303’ calibre. The left is stamped ‘II’ designation. The 30” barrel has WD arrow, proofs, number 8600A & ‘E’ mark. It measures 46 ½” overall. The woodwork is undamaged with just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The stock is fitted with void brass disc. The metal work British WD inspection/ ordnance marks. It has a block & blade foresight, flip up ladder rear sight, sling swivels and bayonet bar. Deactivated to early UK specification in 1996 the weapon cocks & dry fires crisply. The carbine comes with an original socket bayonet & scabbard. The triangular section blade is clean & bright 21 ¾” in length. The blade is crisply stamped with War Dept arrow and inspection marks together with ‘/89’. It's wood grips are undamaged and are secured by 2 large brass rivets. The grips have the correct oil hole above the top rivet. The Pommel is Regiment marked '2 CL 545’'. The Bayonet comes complete with original leather, steel mounted scabbard. All leather and stitching are clean and intact. The price includes deactivation certificate & UK delivery. Sn 19135:5
£1,100.00
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