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Victorian British War Dept Marked Nickel Plated 12 Shot .22 Rim Fire Calibre Double Action Blank Firing Military Training Revolver. Sn 11945 - 11945
This is an unusual original War Department marked training revolver used to train Officers by the British Military. It has a 4 ¼” round steel barrel and measures 8 ½” overall. It has a safety catch lever on the left side of the frame which works as it should. It is side gate loading and its firing mechanism works correctly in both single and double action. It has original undamaged chequered walnut grips. The pistol retains most of its original nickel plating and the left side of the frame has the British WD arrow together with weapon number ‘35’. It has a vented barrel and restricted chambers. Price for this blank firing revolver worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 11945
£475.00

Original WW1 Era German Army Field Made Trench Club With Lead Weighted Wood Shaft Topped With WW1 German Barbed Wire. Sn 17209:5 - 14703:23
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 German Trench Club. The club measures 17 ¼” overall length. The wood shaft has been contemporarily weighted by having a 2 ½” wide band of lead nailed to the top section. The lead is mounted with a section of original WW1 German form wound around the lead. The wire is securely fixed to the lead by prongs of the barbed wire piercing the lead band. The wood has all the patina of a field made weapon of this age, no damage and no woodworm. The barbed wire has the surface rust to be expected but is secure and intact as is the lead weight. The price for this hard to find reminder of the brutal nature of trench warfare includes UK delivery. Sn 14703:23
£345.00

RECOVERED FROM SANCTUARY WOOD (BATTLE OF YPRES) WW1 1917 Australian Army Field Made Nail Spiked Trench Club With Weighted Wood Shaft Mounted With King’s Crown Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Badge & Later Identification Label. Sn 17209:4 - 17209:4
Sanctuary Wood is an area east of Ypres, Belgium which was the site of fighting on the Ypres Salient in World War I. In the countryside near the Belgian town of Ypres, Australians fought in one of the most costly and horrific campaigns of World War I. Many of them died or were wounded in the epic struggle. In the 1917 offensive, British and French forces tried to roll back the German positions along the low-lying ridges south of Ypres and break through the German lines towards the Channel coast. After eight major British attacks over more than 3 months, the Canadian troops captured Passchendaele early in November. This marked the end of the offensive and the failure of the British strategic plan. The Allies had suffered some 310,000 casualties, of whom some 38,000 were Australian, and the Germans lost about 270,000 men. During WW1 Military Units of all nations 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 Australian Trench Club recovered from Sanctuary wood. The club measures 24” overall length. The turned wood shaft has been contemporarily weighted with an iron end cap. The upper section of the shaft is pierced with sharpened nails. The wood and metal has all the patina of a field made weapon of this age, no damage and no woodworm. The shaft is mounted with an original copper . King’s Crown Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Badge. The shaft also has a paper label adhered with faint black typed lettering in French which appears to read ‘La Tranche Austrailenne Le Club Attendant **** Bois De 1917 En Saille *** ***** Sanctuary Belgique’ (roughly translates to ‘Australian Trench Club at Sanctuary Wood Saille Belgium 1917’). The price for this hard to find reminder of the brutal nature of trench warfare with connections to an epic WW1 battle includes UK delivery. Sn 17209:4
£475.00

sold sold (17/06) RARE, ORIGINAL, WW1 British Sniper Loop/ Sentry Armour Plate Shield / Manlet For Building Into Trench Parapets & Use As A Moving Firing Port. Sn 17235:16 - 17235:16
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 trench parapets used to create semi- permanent sniper's posts. This original British form WW1 Armour Shield is made from one piece of steel. The steel is 4mm thick and weighs 12.30 Kg. It has the correct slot to allow for the muzzle of a rifle and to allow view for the shooter, handle to close the sliding steel cover & folding steel leg support. The left and right edges of the shield are correctly slightly curved for added protection and strength. The shield plate measures 59cms x 45cms at the widest points. The shield has stable even pitting consistent with age and service use. The price for this rare to find WW1 British armour includes UK delivery. Sn 17235:16 (NB The British SMLE rifle illustrated is not included but is available separately on this web site)
£0.00

Original WW1 Era British Field Made Iron Nail Spiked Trench Club With Heavy Weighted Iron Ordnance Shell Casing Head Wood Shaft. Sn 17209:3 - 17209:3
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 measures 17” overall length. The top section the shaft’s is fitted with a heavy iron shell casing from a piece of period ordnance to act as a club. The casing has surface rust to be expected but is totally secure. Below the casing the shaft is pierced with 4 original iron nails which have surface rust to be expected but again are totally secure. 2 of the nails retain their period square heads. The grip section is holed and has an iron lanyard ring for wrist strap strap. The wood has all the patina and surface knocks and bumps to be expected of a field made weapon of this age. The wood is secure and there are no cracks. When we acquired this club an old typed descriptive label was attached to the handle (the wording is illustrated in image 2). The price for this hard to find reminder of the brutal nature of trench warfare includes UK delivery. Sn 17209:3
£275.00

SOLD SOLD (17/06) Original WW1 Era British Field Made ‘Hob Nail’ Spiked Trench Club With Wood Shaft & Copy Of An Original Image Of A British WW1 Soldier In Uniform In The Field. Sn 17209:2 - 17209:2
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 measures 18 ½” overall length. The top 4” of the shaft’s circumference is studded with British clover leaf iron boot ‘hob nails’. The grip section is tapered for grip & holed for wrist strap. The wood has all the patina and surface knocks and bumps to be expected of a field made weapon of this age. The wood is secure and there are no cracks. All nails have surface rust to be expected but are secure and intact. When we acquired this club an old typed descriptive label was attached to the handle (the wording is illustrated in image 2). Also attached to the club was a paper copy of An original photo of an unknown British WW1 soldier in uniform, relaxing in the field. The label and image accompany the club. The price for this hard to find reminder of the brutal nature of trench warfare includes UK delivery. Sn 17209:2
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (17/06) Vietnam War PRU (Provincial Reconnaissance Unit) Special Forces Green Beret & 2 Viet Kong Battle Flags. Sn 16970 - 16970
The PRU Provincial Reconnaissance Unit was created in 1966, the PRUs were small teams of tough paramilitaries used to seek out and eliminate the Viet Cong Infrastructure as part of the Phoenix Program. Under the control of the province chief but armed and paid by the CIA, they were successors to the short lived Counter Terror Teams (CTT) that had been formed in the early 60's to hunt down VC leaders. Often comprised of former VC (Hoi Canh) or men looking for revenge, PRU teams were frequently accused of atrocities. The Provincial Reconnaissance Units were integrated into the National Police in 1972. This is an original PRU green beret. The material is clean and intact. The crown of the beret has size marking ‘56’ and indistinct manufacturer detail (illustrated). The beret has the cloth badge of the PRU (illustrated). The beret is accompanied by 2 Viet Kong battle flags. The blue & brown section stitched cloth flag with yellow star measures 29” by 20”. The red cloth stitched flag with yellow star measures 22” x 30”. Both have hems for pole hanging. Although the material of both flags are intact with no holes, they do have ‘battle staining’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16970
£0.00

MASSIVE, Framed Original WW2 Japanese Soldier’s 'Yosegaki Hinomaru' (Or Good Luck) Battle Flag With Approx 200 Signatures & 2 Japanese Coins Stitched To 2 Corners. Sn 17188 - 17188
This is a massive, original approx. 43” x 30” WW2 Japanese 'yosegaki hinomaru' or good luck Battle Flag. These flags were signed by family members, friends & Colleagues of Japanese Soldiers and presented to them before leaving for war. It is made of white silk and has a central vivid red painted roundel surrounded approx. 200 Japanese script signatures. The flag has some staining consistent with age to be expected. 2 Japanese coins are period stitched to the correct leather hanging tabs on 2 corners (possibly another gesture of good luck wishes). The Flag is contained in its later varnished wood glazed frame. This item including frame measures 45 ¾”x32”x ¾”. The small area of glare shown in image 1 are merely reflections from the camera flash. Delivery will be within the UK only and by arrangement at cost. Sn 17188
£695.00

Complete, 1970’s British Military Armourer’s General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) Tool Kit With Original Waxed Webbing Haversack . Sn 17158 - 17158
This is an original 1970’s era British Military Armourer’s Tool Kit for the British GPMG. The large number of original metal tools / accessories, 2 oil bottles and main spring (all illustrated) are contained in their original fold out waxed webbing haversack with shoulder strap. The haversack has straps with brass buckles to allow the folded bag to hold the tools securely. Internally the haversack has pockets and loops to fit the tools and accessories. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17158
£475.00

RARE, Pair Of Boer War Era British Army 1868 Pattern Lancer’s Cavalry Lances With Red & White Pennants . Sn 17141 - 17141
An excellent original, rare to find, pair of British Army 1868 Pattern Lancer’s Cavalry Lances in Boer War era form with Red & White pennants. The Bamboo 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 centre section of one lance has a buff leather loop the other has buff leather binding without loop. The top section of each lance are mounted with red and white forked pennants which are undamaged (an 1868 pattern Lance and a red & white pennant similar to ours are illustrated on page 151 of Swords & Sabres by Withers). Due to the size of these lances delivery will be by arrangement, at cost and within the UK only. Sn 17141
£645.00
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