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SOLD SOLD (13/06) *British 1901 Enfield L.E.1 (Mark 1) .303 Calibre Rifle With Post Boer War South African WD Marks, Breech Cover, Magazine Cut Off, Long Range Volley Sights & Flip Up Rear Aperture Sight**UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**Sn 18457 - 18457
The Lee-Enfield .303 MK 1 was introduced into the British Army in 1895 and in Canada the year following. It replaced the Lee-Metford, which had been the standard issue firearm since 1889. The latter was a magazine-fed repeating rifle, but it fired cartridges using black powder which emitted smoke when fired that gave away the rifleman's position. In 1891, the British first produced cordite a propellant that burned cleanly without emitting smoke. It also generated more heat, however, which wore out the Lee-Metford's rifling system of seven shallow grooves. A new rifling system was developed at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield, consisting of five deep grooves that could withstand the intense heat generated by the cordite. The result was the .303 Lee-Enfield MK 1 rifle, in all respects identical to the Lee-Metford except for the rifling. The new rifle saw service in the Boer wars and beyond. This is an excellent .303 calibre Lee Enfield L.E.1 bolt action rifle. It is crisply stamped on the right side of the strap ‘Enfield 1901(date) Crown VR (Victoria Regina) L.E.1 (Lee Enfield MK 1 designation). The rifle is number 3390 and the barrel shank has BSA piled arms logo together with Post Boer war South African WD marks and ‘7.14’ most likely July 1914 WW1 era date. The wood has an Enfield roundel and 11 1903 date (November 1903) all indicating re-issue to South African forces post Boer war after British service. It has a stepped blade fore sight, flip up rear peep sight, long range volley sights, ladder sight, Breech cover, bayonet bar, sling swivels & magazine cut off (fixed in place during deactivation process). The wood work is all original and in excellent condition with just the bumps and bruises to be expected. The stock has a brass butt plate with trap. The butt plate tang has struck out number ‘240’ and number ‘3390’. Deactivated to UK / EU specification in 2021 the weapon’s bolt & trigger move and the magazine can be removed. The price includes UK delivery and UK / EU deactivation certificate. Sn 18457
£0.00

WW2 Era British ‘ROF (F)’ Royal Ordnance Factory Fazakerley .303 Calibre S.M.L.E. No.4 MK 1 Rifle With ‘LB’ Mark (Lines Bros /Triang) & Sling**UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** Sn 18456 - 18456
An original, WW2 era S.M.L.E. No.4 MK 1 rifle. The all original woodwork and metal work of this weapon have just the knocks bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has a winged fore sight, correct flip up rear sight and brass butt plate with trap. The rifle is fitted with original webbing sling. The steel grip strap is stamped with number 25954 and DP (drill practice) together with ‘LB’ (most likely Lines brothers who made sten guns, grenades and other munitions for the British WD) Lines Bros later became Triang the famous toy manufacturer). The breech is very faintly marked 'No 4 MK 1' together with (ROF (F)’ Royal Ordnance Factory Fazakerley). Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2021 the rifle’s bolt & trigger move and the magazine can be removed. The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 18456
£695.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 12/06) BSA Co Long Lee Enfield .303 Calibre Rifle With Magazine Cut Off, Stripper Clip Loading Bridge, South Africa WD & Regiment Mark ‘CNRV’ ( Commando National Reserve of Volunteers) **UK / EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**Sn 18455 - 18455
This is an excellent .303 calibre Enfield Long Lee bolt action rifle. It is crisply stamped on the right side of the strap ‘BSA Co’ (no date mark). It has a winged blade fore sight, ladder sight, bayonet bar, sling swivels, stripper clip loading bridge & magazine cut off (fixed in place during deactivation process). The wood work is all original and in excellent condition with just the bumps and bruises to be expected. The stock has a brass butt plate with trap. The brass butt plate tang is Regiment marked ‘CNRV’ (most likely indicating post Boer war issue to the Commando National Reserve of Volunteers. South Africa's Commando System was responsible for the safeguarding and protection of specific communities (usually rural, but sometimes urban). Commando units were usually referred to as area protection, a system which involved the whole community. After the Boer wars, in 1912, the commandos were reformed alongside the Active Citizen Force as part of the Union Defence Force. This system was in operation until in February 2003. By 1912, however previous Commando members could join shooting associations. By 1940, such commandos were under control of the National Reserve of Volunteers) together with weapon number ‘280’. The barrel shank has South Africa WD marks, BSA's piled arms trademark, number 7721 struck out and number ‘300792’. The rifle has other struck out numbers. The stock has an inlaid brass disc stamped ’17 above 209’. Deactivated to UK / EU specification in 2021 the weapon’s bolt & trigger move and the magazine can be removed. The price includes UK delivery and UK / EU deactivation certificate. Sn 18455
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (05/06) British WD Lee Speed Patent Enfield L.E.1 (Mark 1) .303 Calibre Rifle By LSA Co (London Small Arms Co) With Australian ‘MOTTY’ Mark, Magazine Cut Off, Long Range Volley Sights & Flip Up Rear Aperture Sight**UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERT** - 18454
The Lee-Enfield .303 MK 1 was introduced into the British Army in 1895 and in Canada the year following. It replaced the Lee-Metford, which had been the standard issue firearm since 1889. The latter was a magazine-fed repeating rifle, but it fired cartridges using black powder which emitted smoke when fired that gave away the rifleman's position. In 1891, the British first produced cordite a propellant that burned cleanly without emitting smoke. It also generated more heat, however, which wore out the Lee-Metford's rifling system of seven shallow grooves. A new rifling system was developed at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield, consisting of five deep grooves that could withstand the intense heat generated by the cordite. The result was the .303 Lee-Enfield MK 1 rifle, in all respects identical to the Lee-Metford except for the rifling. The new rifle saw service in the Boer wars and beyond. Harry Motton was a gunsmith based in Sydney who later went into business with Edwards as "Edwards & Motton" in both Sydney and Melbourne. He had a wide range of gun products on the market and the British gun trade provided him with rifles foer conversion to target use. He was a notable rifle shot and was part of the sucessful Australian team at Bisley in 1907. This is an excellent .303 calibre Lee Enfield L.E.1 bolt action rifle. It is crisply stamped on the right side of the strap LSA Co (London Small Arms Company) L.E. 1 (Lee Enfield MK 1 designation). The rifle is number H298 and the barrel shank is stamped ‘MOTTY’ indicating that this rifle came into the hands of the Australian gunsmith and shot Harry Motton after British service. It has a stepped blade fore sight, flip up rear peep sight which has WD inspection mark, long range volley sights, ladder sight, bayonet bar, sling swivels & magazine cut off. The wood work is all original and in excellent condition with just the bumps and bruises to be expected. The stock has a brass butt plate with trap. Deactivated to UK / EU specification in 2021 the weapon’s bolt, trigger & magazine cut off move. The magazine with single can be removed. The price includes UK delivery and UK / EU deactivation certificate. Sn 18454
£0.00

WW1 Era & WW2 1942 Dated US Army Springfield Model 1903 .30-06 Calibre Bolt Action Rifle By Remington**UK/EU CERTIFICATED*. Sn 18453 - 18453
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 WW2 dated example 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. (Army) Remington Model 1903' and serial '3346119'. The muzzle end of the 24” barrel is date marked '10-42' (October 1942) and with the Frankford Arsenal ignited grenade mark together with 'RA' (Remington Arms). It has a steel butt plate with trap, bayonet lug, block & blade fore sight with steel shroud cover, adjustable ladder rear sight & sling swivels. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2021 the weapon’s bolt and trigger move. The price for this iconic U.S. WW1 and WW2 rifle includes UK/ EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 18453
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (14/06) **ALL MATCHING NUMBERS**WW2 1943 British WD Enfield .380 Calibre Spurless Tanker’s Service Revolver & 6 x Inert Deactivated Rounds Of Kynoch .38 S&W Ammunition.**UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** Sn 18452 - 18452
This is an original WW2 dated .380 calibre Tanker's Service revolver used by soldiers in tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, spurless to minimise the chance of cocking the weapon accidently when climbing in and out of tight spaces. The top of the barrel is date marked, '43' (1943) together with WD arrow and inspection mark. It is also marked ‘CAL .38’. The original ribbed panel grips have just light service wear with no cracks or damage. The pistol is fitted with Military lanyard ring. The frame, barrel and cylinder are stamped with matching numbers ‘X5150’. Deactivated to UK/EU specification the pistol’s cylinders are cut and ringed and will not accept inert rounds. The trigger rotates the cylinder and the hammer internally disconnected from the firing mechanism moves. 6 x inert deactivated rounds of Kynoch ammunition accompany the pistol for display. The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 18452
£0.00

WW2 Era, British Officer's WD ‘War Finish’ MK IV .380 Calibre Service Revolver With 3” Barrel & 6 x Inert Deactivated Rounds Of Kynoch .38 S&W Ammunition.**UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** Sn 18450 - 18450
This is an original, WW2 era British WD Officer's MK IV .380 calibre 3" barrel, Service Revolver. The frame is stamped 'Mark IV .38’, gas WD arrow and inspection mark and Webley’s winged bullet trade mark. The top of the cylinder frame is stamped 'Webley & Scott Ltd Birmingham’. The frame is also stamped ‘War Finish’. The cylinder is numbered 165680 which is repeated on the frame (partially obscured by a screw head). The pistol's original finely chequered grips are in similar excellent condition with embossed Webley roundels. It is complete with military lanyard ring. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2021 the weapon’s trigger moves and rotates the cylinder but the hammer has been internally disconnected from the firing mechanism. The pistol’s cylinder is cut and ringed and will not accept inert rounds has an internally cut cylinder which will accept inert rounds and has a blocked & slotted barrel. 6 x inert deactivated rounds of Kynoch ammunition accompany the pistol for display. The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 18450
£575.00

**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS**WW1 1917 British WD Officer's Webley MK VI .455 Calibre Service Revolver With Open Cylinders That Will Accept Inert Rounds & 6 x Inert Deactivated Rounds Of Kynoch .455 Amunition. **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**Sn 18451 - 18451
This is an excellent, original, WW1 British Officer's Webley .455 calibre Service Revolver. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2021, it has open cylinders that will accept inert rounds, its trigger rotates the cylinder and the hammer can be moved. The frame has WD ’17 (1917) ordnance inspection marks on its frame together with ‘Mark VI’ designation. The barrel block, frame and cylinder have matching numbers ‘258791’. It has a 6” barrel and is 12” overall length. The pistol has its original un-damaged finely chequered grips and military lanyard ring. 6 x inert deactivated rounds of period Kynoch .455 calibre ammunition accompany the pistol. The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 18451
£795.00

WW2 1945 U.S. Army M2 (Selective Fire Semi & Full Auto M1) .30 Calibre Carbine By General Motors Inland MFG Division With 2 Magazines & Accessories. Sn 18383 - 18383
M1 carbines saw service in WW2, The Korean war & The Vietnam War. The M2 carbine is the selective-fire version of the M1 carbine, capable of firing in both semi-automatic and full-automatic. This is a nice WW2 dated example of a U.S. M2 .30 calibre Carbine manufactured by General Motors Inland MFG Division. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2020 the carbine’s slide and trigger move and the magazines can be removed. The breech is marked with ‘US Carbine M2 Cal 30’. Under the rear sight is ‘Inland Div’ partially visible and serial number ‘7132800’. The barrel is crisply stamped ‘Inland MFG Div General Motors’ & dated ‘4-45’ (April 1945). The carbine features a military bayonet lug/slide and is complete with original webbing sling. The stock sling anchor contains the weapon's original oil container and the carbine has a U.S (army) marked webbing muzzle cover. The Carbine comes with an original box magazine and spare magazine. One magazine is stamped ‘LU’ the other ‘SS’. Both have original period rubber butt covers which are removable. The stock is fitted with a WW2 webbing double magazine carrier with flap cover and stud fastener. The front of the carrier is ink stamped 'U.S' (army) and the rear with WW2 '1943' date & indistinct manufacturer detail. The metal work and the wood stock are undamaged. The carbine is accompanied by a period canvas cover/carrier with full zip, reinforced leather tabs and shoulder strap. The price for this complete set includes UK delivery and UK/EU deactivation certificate. Sn 18383
£975.00

Inter War 1930 Colt Police Positive .38 Calibre Military & Police Revolver Marked ‘EP’ (Egyptian Police)**UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**Sn 18381 - 18381
The Colt Police Positive is a small frame double-action revolver featuring a six-round cylinder, chambered for either .32 or .38 calibre cartridges. Designed primarily for sale to U.S. federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies, the Police Positive was introduced into the firearms market by the Colt's Manufacturing Company in 1907. These pistols were also supplied to Foreign Armies & Police Forces. This is a good example of the Colt Police Positive in .38 Calibre. It has a 5" barrel (9 ½” overall) marked on the left side 'Colt Police Positive .38'. The top of the barrel is marked with Colt's Hartford CT U.S address and patent detail. The left side of the frame is stamped with Colt's rearing horse logo. It is fitted with Military/ Police Lanyard ring. The grip frame at the butt is stamped ‘E.P’ indicating issue to the Egyptian Police (British forces were based in Egypt during WW2). It has undamaged wood grips inlaid with Colt roundels. The pistol is serial number '341854' which dates its manufacture to Circa 1930. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2020 the weapon’s trigger moves and rotates the cylinder and the hammer can be moved. The pistol has an internally cut and ringed cylinder. The barrel is pinned and slottedl. The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 18381
£475.00
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