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SOLD SOLD (11/04) **RECENT HOUSE FIND**16th The Queen’s Lancers Connections**Victorian British Pair Of Zulu / Boer War Era British Army 1868 Pattern Lancer’s Cavalry Lances With WD Hickory Shafts & Red & White Pennants. Sn 18226 - 18226
This is a Victorian British Pair Of Zulu / Boer War Era British Army 1868 Pattern Lancer’s Cavalry Lances recently found in a Lake District house with a collection of 16th Lancer’s Equipment. The Lances were found together with an original sepia photograph of a Lancer’s Officer holding this cap & other items of his 16th Lancers equipment. The name of the Officer is unknown but the card that the image is mounted on has a period hand written signature which is indistinct (the photograph is reproduced in image 3). In the image, the Officer is seen wearing his Lance cap which was found at the same time as the sword and is available separately on this website stock number Sn 18224. Also found was the Officer’s Sabretache and 1821 Pattern Sword available separately on this website Sn 18227 & 18225. The 16th The Queen's Lancers was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army, first raised in 1759. The Regiment served with distinction for 2 Centuries. This is An excellent original, pair of British Army 1868 Pattern Lancer’s Cavalry Lances as used in the Zulu & Boer War era with Red & White pennants. The Hickory lances have 6” steel spear points with integral ferrules (12 ½” overall spike lengths) and 7” conical spike feet. Each lance measures a massive 9 feet (2.75 metres) and are undamaged. The shafts each have WD arrow marks and are impressed ‘Hickory’. The centre section of both lances have original buff leather loops which are bound to the shaft with later tape. One loop is ink stamped '98' the other '99'. The top section of each lance are mounted with red and white forked pennants which have service wear. One Pennant has become totally detached from the shaft the other is partially attached with just one corner detached. Due to the size of these lances delivery will be by arrangement, at cost and within the UK only. Sn 18226
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WW2 Era British Swift Training Rifle Company Limited London Military Training Rifle. Sn 18196:25 - 18196:25
The Swift Training Rifle was a rifle shooting training device made in Great Britain during the Second World War. This rifle did not actually fire a cartridge, but shot out a forked probe that punctured a paper target barely an inch from the "muzzle". The system illustrated, to a recruit or trainee, the required sight picture and the correct hold of the rifle as well as the correct operation of the action, the finesse of trigger pull, and the importance of prevention of cant of the rifle. The Swift Training Rifle originally came with a stand that folded out in "Deck Chair" fashion, and onto which was clipped the paper target. The rifle was held at a constant distance from the target by a steel rod bridle hinged from the target frame and hooked into a sling-swivel-like fitting under the rifle's fore-end woodwork. The targets were printed in a series of four different images, each illustrating a particular training scenario (our example is without chair, rod and target). The wood is undamaged. It has the correct prongs at the muzzle and sprung butt plate. The rifle is in full working order. The stock is mounted with brass plate bearing the Company name and address and weapon number ‘0795’ (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. NB This item is not classed as a firearm and no licence is required to own it in the UK. Sn 18196:25
£425.00

WW2 Era British Swift Training Rifle Company Limited London Military Training Rifle. Sn 18196:24 - 18196:24
The Swift Training Rifle was a rifle shooting training device made in Great Britain during the Second World War. This rifle did not actually fire a cartridge, but shot out a forked probe that punctured a paper target barely an inch from the "muzzle". The system illustrated, to a recruit or trainee, the required sight picture and the correct hold of the rifle as well as the correct operation of the action, the finesse of trigger pull, and the importance of prevention of cant of the rifle. The Swift Training Rifle originally came with a stand that folded out in "Deck Chair" fashion, and onto which was clipped the paper target. The rifle was held at a constant distance from the target by a steel rod bridle hinged from the target frame and hooked into a sling-swivel-like fitting under the rifle's fore-end woodwork. The targets were printed in a series of four different images, each illustrating a particular training scenario (our example is without chair, rod and target). The wood is undamaged. It has the correct prongs at the muzzle and sprung butt plate. The stock is mounted with brass plate bearing the Company name and address and weapon number ‘171’ (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. NB This item is not classed as a firearm and no licence is required to own it in the UK. Sn 18196:24
£425.00

WW1 Era British Field Made Tree Branch Nail Spiked Trench Fighting Club Mounted With Herefordshire & Northamptonshire Regiment Metal Cap Badges & Fitted With Leather Wrist Cord. MISC 885 - MISC 885
During WW1 Military Units on both sides improvised their own trench warfare weapons which they saw as being of more use than issued weapons, when fighting hand to hand. This is an original, WW1 British Trench Club. The club field made from a section of tree branch measures 23” overall length. The head of the wood is studded with heavy duty iron nails. The wood has all the patina of a field made weapon of this age, no damage and no woodworm. All nails have just light surface rust to be expected but are secure. The shaft is mounted with 2 period metal British Regiment cap badges, one of the Herefordshire Regiment (in the First World War elements of the Regiment landed at Suvla Bay in Gallipoli in August 1915, and then having been evacuated in December 1915, transferred to Egypt. They were redeployed to the Western Front in June 1918). The other badge is of the Northamptonshire Regiment (at the outbreak of WW1 elements of the Regiment landed at Le Havre as part of 2nd Brigade in the 1st Division in August 1914 for service on the Western Front). The butt end of the wood shaft has an iron ring fitted with later leather wrist cord. The price for this hard to find reminder of the brutal nature of trench warfare includes UK delivery. MISC 885
£295.00

WW1 Era British Field Made Tree Branch Nail Spiked Trench Fighting Club. MISC 884 - MISC 884
During WW1 Military Units on both sides improvised their own trench warfare weapons which they saw as being of more use than issued weapons, when fighting hand to hand. This is an original, WW1 British Trench Club. The club field made from a section of tree branch measures 26 ½” overall length. The head of the wood is studded with heavy duty iron nails. The wood has all the patina of a field made weapon of this age, no damage and no woodworm. All nails have just light surface rust to be expected but are secure. The butt end of the wood shaft has an iron ring for wrist cord. The price for this hard to find reminder of the brutal nature of trench warfare includes UK delivery. MISC 884
£275.00

**VERY RARE**Original, WW1 Era British Tank Driver’s Armoured Leather ‘Splatter’ Face Mask With Chain Mail Veil & Original Correct Double Cloth Tape Ties. Sn 18043 - 18043
This is a very rare, original WW1 British Tank Driver’s Steel & Leather ‘Splatter’ Face Mask With Chain Mail Veil. The steel mask with slotted steel eye guard protection and ridged nose guard is leather covered and has a padded chamois leather backing. It has its original, correct double cloth head ties either side of the eye guards and original chain mail veil to protect the driver’s mouth and chin. The steel, leather and material are clean & intact. The price for this very rare piece of WW1 tanker’s equipment includes UK delivery. Sn 18043
£1,250.00

Large, Framed Original WW2 Japanese 'Yosegaki Hinomaru' (Or Good Luck) Battle Flag. Sn 18125:4 - 18125:4
This is a nice original large, WW2 Japanese 'yosegaki hinomaru' or good luck Battle Flag. It is made of white silk and has a central vivid red painted roundel surrounded by numerous Japanese script signatures. The flag has some staining and fraying consistent with age. 2 corners of the flag have their original leather tabs with cord for pole hanging. The Flag is contained in it's lightweight plastic frame with clear celluloid panel. This item including frame measures 39” x 28 ½” x ½”. The price for this nice WW2 Japanese flag which is framed and ready for wall mounting includes UK delivery. Sn 18125:4
£375.00

British Officers WW1 1915 Hallmarked Quality Silver Folding Cigarette Case By A and J Zimmerman - MISC 883
This is a quality good sized English Sterling silver British officers WW1 folding silver cigarette case made by A and J Zimmerman. The case measures 3 ½ inches square and is curved in shape. The case is kept closed by a spring strap and there are two elastic straps to keep the cigarettes secure when the case is carried and opened. The cigarette case has a vertical striped pattern engraved on the front and rear of the case together with a monogram J P McV engraved in the cartouche. The case weighs 4.32 ounces and has a gilt finish to the inside. The case is hallmarked sterling silver to A and J Zimmerman for the years 1915 to 1916. The price includes U.K. delivery. MISC 883
£250.00

WW2 German MG34/MG42 Spent Cartridge Case Catcher - MISC 882
This is an original German WW2 MG34/42 spent cartridge case catcher. The catcher was fitted to the underside of the MG34/42 when used in a confined environment, eg inside a vehicle. This catcher is made of a steel frame with a coarse green cloth bag closed by 2 studs held to the frame by 6 rivets. Both the exterior circumference of the catcher and the stud holes are lined with leather edging sewn on. The steel frame retains much of its original green finish. The price includes U.K. delivery. MISC 882
£175.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) WW2 British RAF Double Sided Silk Escape Map Number 44A For Burma And Siam (Thailand) - MISC 881
This is an unused WW2 British RAF double sided silk escape map number 44A, Sheets 44C and 44D, covering southern Burma and Siam (Thailand). These maps were issued to RAF personal that in the event of not being able to made it back to friendly territory had a means of planning their journey to freedom. This map is in an excellent unfaded unissued condition with no wear or holes. The map is coloured and the edges are not frayed. The price includes U.K Delivery. MISC 881
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