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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
£495.00

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 This is an early conversation to a fencing musket and was originally made at Enfield in 1874 and the side of the action carries the original designation which is stamped ENFIELD 1874 II (mark2) the barrel and butt carry many proof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
£395.00

WW2, 1944 Dated, ’37 Webbing Pattern Bren Gun Barrel And Spare Parts Holdall/Spare Barrel Case And Deactivated Bren Gun Mark I* Barrel. Sn - 19788
This is a scarce WW2, 1944 dated ’37 Pattern webbing Bren gun canvas holdall/spare barrel bag. The bag is complete with all the original contents including a genuine deactivated Bren gun mark I* barrel including a UK/EU deactivation certificate, carrying handle, regulator, flash hider and fore sight. Most of the contents appear unused and are in excellent condition. All of the contents are shown in the photographs. This bag is stencilled in black on the inside CCL, a crowfoot and 1944 (1944 date) on the inside of the top flap.. The bag has an adjustable canvas sling and a separate carrying handle. The price including the UK/EU deactivation certificate, includes U.K. delivery. Sn 19788
£495.00

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)
£395.00

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
£345.00

British WW2 1945 Dated, 1942 Pattern Commando And SBS Bergin. Sn - 19599:2
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 held on by leather straps. This bergin carries a large white leather makers label ??GCRAFT LTD, London and is dated 1945 with a crowfoot, CAT.No AC.5195 to the inside cover. 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 for a 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. 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 19599:2
£295.00

WWI 1915 British WD Stand Instrument No 21 MK V Sniper & Artillery Observer’s Brass & Wood Tri-Pod For The Spotting & Sniper’s Telescope With Shoulder Strap. Sn 19599:1 - 19599:1
This is an original WWI dated Observer’s tri-pod. These tri-pods were for the spotting & sniper’s telescope. The wood legs have metal conical spiked feet and the tri-pod retains its original paint. The tripod has its original webbing carry strap *Brighton College inscribed* with leather clamp cover and loop to hold the tripod legs together. On one side the brass clamp mount with wingnut has ’Houghtons Ltd-1915’. The other side has ‘Stand-Inst. No21 Mk V- No 7001’ and a broad arrow (all illustrated in image 2). The tripod is 37” overall length. The stand comes with its original leather strap secured by string to protect the clamp in transit. Price includes UK delivery. 19599:1.
£345.00

*Rare Boxed* Original 38-55 Winchester ‘Model 1894’ Hand Reloading Tool with Original Instructions. 19516. - 19516
The patent was granted to William Mason, February 13, 1894. (Patent 514722) Mason worked for Remington, Colt and Winchester. He designed the swing out cylinder for Colt Revolvers, with a star shaped, one piece ejector. He designed the first Double action revolver, and the rare Winchester Revolver. He made working prototypes for John Browning Designs like the 1886 Winchester. He seems to have filed 125 patents over his life, for everything from firearms, to steam pumps and weaving looms. He is considered one of the most significant mechanical designers of the Nineteenth Century. This little tool looks simple but is really a complex design, which is elegant in its simplicity. The main body of the tool also performs several functions. It holds a slide the slide is the same part that is holding the cartridge in re-capping position to the right. The slide has a spring loaded extractor on the other end, which pulls out the finished cartridge. It is activated by the curved lever. The curved lever also acts as a cam to move the slide up or down just .030 or 30 thousandths of an inch. This provides tremendous force for pushing the cartridge case into the die and pulling it out. All in a small package. The curved lever bears on two hardened roller bearings inside the slide. One above and one below the lever. These roller bearings also increase the force and smooth operation of the lever. In original condition with ‘Manufactured by The Winchester Rep Arms CO- Newhaven CT U.S.A MCD 1894-PAT February 13 1894’ printed crisply to the body and 38-55. The original box is in very good condition along with instructions, a Winchester gun advertisement and a Winchester Gun Grease advertisement. The tool itself weighs just less than 1kg and was made to load the following cartridges: ‘38-55’. The price includes UK postage. 19516. (Above Drawers)
£295.00

**Very Scarce** Original British 1933 & 1940 Dated Service Case for the .303 Enfield Rifle Ball Rounds. 19113. - 19113
The .303 British Service cartridges, commonly known as the .303 or .303 British was adopted by Britain in 1889. This round, as originally adopted, consisted of a 215 grain, round nosed, cupro nickel jacketed bullet in front of 71.5 grains of RFG2 Black powder. This powder charge being pressed into a pellet with both ends slightly rounded and pierced with a flash hole through the centre. This original case is dated ‘9.3.33’ to the side RL (Royal Labs) (9th March 1933) which is the construction date. The box is also dated ‘6.40’ to the top, (June 1940) which is when it was examined and issued. The box has its original stickers ‘MK VII’ which would hold 300 cartridges.303 British Enfield stripper clips are 5 round clips and a mix of blued and parkerised. The box has its original brass split pin and clasp. The box still retains its wire rope handle with leather carrying hoop. To find one of these boxes in such good condition is very rare indeed, as once the boxes were emptied in action they were burned, dumped or destroyed. This is an excellent piece for the collector. The price includes UK postage and packing. 19113.
£475.00

**MATCHING PAIR**WW1 1915 Dated British WD Webley & Scott Ltd London & Birmingham No.3 British Army Bayonet Training Fencing ‘Muskets’. Sn 11360 - 11360
This is an original pair of British WW1 Army Bayonet Training Fencing Muskets. 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 with similar type of fencing Musket is illustrated in image 1). The Musket shaped devices have a sprung steel fore end tubes with round flat end caps which retract into a steel sleeve to cushion impact during training. The ‘Muskets’ have wood stocks with steel butt plates. The stock and metal have WD inspection marks. Each stock is dated ‘1915’ and are impressed by the manufacturer ‘Webley & Scott Ltd London & Birmingham‘. One stock has original white paint armoury number which can be seen in the images. The wood of each has knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age and training use. The ‘Muskets’ each measure 5 Feet 3 ½ inches overall length. The fore end spring mechanisms work correctly. The steel wrist blocks have stippled steel grip tangs to aid grip. The price for this interesting fully functional pair of British WW1 dated bayonet training pieces includes UK delivery. Sn 11360
£895.00
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