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Imperial German, WW1 'Sniper's Loop' Trench Plate Armour / Manlet. Sn - 20431
WW1 Trench plates or Manlets also known as "Sniper loops" could be carried short distances, by an assault party to help create a trench block. They were often set into the sides of trenches or used to create semi- permanent sniper's posts. This is the model 1916 manlet most easily identified by the sliding shutter mechanism. Constructed of "Ruhr Valley" silicon-nickel steel about 5 mm thick it weighs around 28 lbs, Offset to one side for a right handed shooter. The shields are said to be able to withstand machine-gun fire at ranges over 100 yards but were ineffective against armour piercing rounds. The snipers shield has the correct turned edges and measures 26” by 12”. The shield has two thin hinged folding side shields on each side that are cut to enable the shield to stand up with an angle of approximately 10 degrees to stop it falling forward. These side shields fold flat when the shield is folded and open out when use. The side shields measure 11 inches high with a length of 8 inches at the top and 12 inches at the bottom. There held on by two forged brackets on each side of the manlet which are held on by nuts screwed onto riveted bolts. Between the hinges are integral steel handles with wooden grips to enable the shield to be moved in position when the side shields are folded. The two handles are hidden from use when the side shields are folded in. the firing slot measures 5 inches high by 2 inches wide. The price for this rare sniper armour includes UK delivery. Sn 20431

British WW1 'Sniper's Loop' Trench Plate Armour / Manlet With Swivelling Shutter Mechanism. Sn - 20427
WW1 Trench plates or Manlets also known as "Sniper loops" could be carried short distances, by an assault party to help create a trench block. They were often set into the sides of trenches or used to create semi- permanent sniper's posts. This is the British WW1 manlet most easily identified by the swivelling shutter mechanism which is held on by a large nut ;and bolt. The plate has a figure of 8 slot as opposed to the German ones having a long straight sided slot. The British shield also had 2 pointed legs with integral carrying handles fix into the ground and did not have the concave sides to deflect rounds. The shield is approximately ¼ inches thick with two carrying handles with integral ground pikes bolted onto the rear. measures 24” by 15” has displays a bullet strike that has not penetrated near to the loop. The price for this rare sniper armour includes UK delivery. Sn 20427

Original Boer War & WWI British Officers Named Marching Compass and Leather Pouch by Maker ‘Negratti & Zambra-London’. Sn:20042. - Sn:20042
Henry Negretti (1818–1879) and Joseph Zambra (1822–1897) formed a partnership in 1850, thereby founding the firm which would eventually be appointed opticians and scientific instrument makers to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and King Edward VII, the Royal Observatory and the British Admiralty. Henry (Enrico Angelo Lodovico) Negretti was born in Como, Italy. Joseph Warren Zambra was born in Saffron Walden, Essex the son of Joseph Cezare Zambra and Phyllis Warren. The heavy brass marching compass is in splendid condition for its age. It has a hinged cover with eye hole. The rear is marked ‘Negratti & Zambra-London’ and the cover is marked with the officers name ‘H.M.Crawford’ (the original owner would benefit further investigation) . The thick brown leather pouch has a wonderful patina and is marked to the flap ‘H.M.C.’. The stitching is undamaged and there is a belt loop to the rear. The compass is in working order and ready to use or display. The price for this piece of history includes UK delivery. Sn:20042. (Drawers)

Rare Imperial German WWI Machine Gunners Waist Pouch For The Maxim MG 08/15 Machine Gun Ammunition Belt, Sn - 19964
This is a rare German WWI waist pouch issued to Imperial German machine gunners. The pouch was to hold a ready to use belt of ammunition to feed the Maxim machine gun in use with the Imperial German Army. The pouch could be suspended on a sling by to 2 quick release clips on the holder. The case also has 2 leather loops to the rear for attaching to a belt with the 2 leather straps attaching over a metal studs at the bottom. There is a single loop vertically mounted for attaching to the leather shoulder harness. The pouch has an screw adjusted steel mounted canvas body support riveted with 6 copper rivets to the bottom to stop the edge of the carrier digging into the body. The pouch is made of a stiff material, probably hard card which has a dark green waterproofing to the outside and a coarse light coloured cloth lining glued in with leather binding to the edges. The various sections of the pouch are stitched, glued or riveted together, the stitching being of light grey cotton. The inside cloth covered flap has various ink stamps on it, there is a black VA, 4 indistinct dark blue stamps in a row and the makers name between the straps. The price for this rare pouch includes U.K. delivery. Sn 19964

WWII Era Nazi German 8 Round Magazine with Correct Alloy Butt for the Luger P0 8 9mm Parabellum Semi Automatic Pistol & Luger Tool. 19966:32 - 19966:32
The Pistole Parabellum or Parabellum Pistole (Pistol Parabellum), commonly known as just Luger or Luger P08 is a toggle-locked recoil-operated semi-automatic pistol. The Luger was produced in several models and by several nations from 1898 to 1948. This is an original 8 Round Magazine for the Luger PO 8 9mm Parabellum Semi Automatic Pistols. The magazine has its original finish *small use related marks to the alloy* with ‘122 waffenamt’. The magazine is correctly slotted for inspection and has a strong spring action. It loads as it should. It has the correct WW2 era alloy butt toggle stamped ‘e 8511’. *Magazine & Tool* The price includes UK delivery. 19966:32. (Box 2)

Stainless Steel ‘11 Round Extended Magazine for the Colt M1911A1’ (3 available). 19966:30. - 19966:30
Designed by John Browning, the M1911 is the best-known of his designs to use the short recoil principle in its basic design. The pistol was widely copied, and this operating system rose to become the preeminent type of the 20th century and of nearly all modern centre fire pistols. The U.S. military procured around 2.7 million M1911 and M1911A1 pistols during its service life. The pistol served as the standard-issue sidearm for the United States Armed Forces from 1911 to 1985. It was widely used in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Stainless steel, 17 ½ cm in length and holding up to 11 rounds. The price includes UK delivery (price per magazine-pistol not included in the sale). 19966:30. (Drawers)

Edwardian Era, Westley Richards Quality Cavalry Carbine Leather Saddle ‘Bucket’. Sn - 19822
This is a Westley Richards quality leather saddle bucket made for holding a cavalry carbine attached to the saddle of mounted infantry. The bucket is made of high quality tan leather and the back is stamped WESTLEY RICHARDS 24 BENNET STREET BIRMINGHAM, GUNMAKERS TO HIS MAJESTIES. The bucket measures 33 ½ inches in length with an opening of 5 inches by 2 inches. From the size of the bucket, it was probably made for an officer as a private purchase, probably for a Martini Henry or Lee Metford/Enfield cavalry carbine. There is little wear to the inside so it is not possible to positively identify which carbine the bucket held. The bucket has reinforced edges to the mouth and the leatherwork to attach it to the saddle. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19822

**RESERVED UNTIL 1/2/23**British Martini Henry, 1874 Dated Action, Fencing Musket. - MISC 915
This is an original British 1874 dated Zulu War era Martini Henry rifle that was converted into a fencing musket by the Victorians. These conversions were made from original British Martini-Henry service rifles that date from the 1870s and 1880s which were converted for training purposes to very rare bayonet practice muskets. The 59 inch long musket retains its original British markings and was converted from a working rifle to a sprung loaded training musket with a metal ball at the "point" to prevent harm to one's opponent. The action has been removed and has wooden filler inset to make the musket easier to handle. An extremely interesting Martini development discussed in great detail in Ian Skennerton's book "A Treatise on the British Martini" pages 550-555. This is an early conversation to a fencing musket and was originally made at Enfield in 1874 and the side of the action carries the original designation which is stamped ENFIELD 1874 II (mark2) the barrel and butt carry many proof and other markings. The price for this Zulu War era musket includes UK delivery and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. MISC 915

Swiss Made ‘Jaeger Lecoultre’ Cal 467 Army Issue 1939-1945 General Service Trade Pattern –Timepiece. 16297. - 16297
Jaeger Lecoultre was, and still is, a producer of high quality movements, and this will have been issued for army purpose requiring high levels of accuracy (Located in the Vallée de Joux, Switzerland, Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of the only Manufactures which creates, develops, decorates and produces all timepieces by hand within its own workshops since its inception and in order to make each watch in its entirety). G.S.T.P. - (General Service Trade Pattern or as some people incorrectly call them General Service Time Piece) - watches were issued by the Ministry of Defence in the Second World War. They have the serviceman's number to whom the watch was issued and the broad arrow means Crown Property. This piece is 5cm in diameter, and 1cm in depth. It has an ornate winding crown encircled by a hanging loop. Fully working and keeping very good time, the watch is a brass coloured metal partially covered in silver, which has worn off in places. The rear of the case has the Broad Arrow, G.S.T.P F 2464 stamped to it. The face has large bi-colour numbers with a second hand face at the bottom, Jaeger Lecoultre and Swiss Made are also printed to the face. A lovely piece of history by a very high quality maker. The price includes UK delivery. 16297. (Drawers)

British WW2 1945 Dated, 1942 Pattern Commando and SBS Bergin. Sn - 19599:3
This is a British WW2, 1945 dated Commando Bergin. The design of the Bergin was adopted by a pattern made by the Bergin Company in Norway prior to WW2. The bergin was adopted by various nations during the war and this is the British pattern 42. This bergin consists of a black painted steel frame that carries the bergin high on the back with a large capacity khaki rubberised canvas rucksack. The bergin is complete with all of its original straps and the tie cord to the neck. There are no cuts to the canvas of the rucksack. This bergin carries a large white leather makers label ?&A.H. 1945 (1945 date) with a crowfoot over 88 sewn into to the inside. The bergin has a large pocket with 2 canvas buckles at the front and 2 smaller side pockets, one to each side both with one canvas buckles. The top of the bag has eyelets \which hold the khaki fastening cord with a waterproof flap to cover the cord. This flap is closed off by another large flap with an interior zipped pocket with two long webbing straps fastening to the front of the rucksack. This bergin also has an extra webbing tie under the eyelets to secure the lower half of the bergin closed whilst above this and under the top cord fastening can be used to carry items separately and ready to use. The base of the rucksack where it contacts the lower back has a piece of white leather sewn on for comfort and wear. See the World War II TOMMY British Army Uniforms, European Theatre 1939 – 45 by Martin Brayley and Richard Ingram, page79. The price of this bergin includes U.K. delivery. Sn 19599:3
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