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British WWI Trio and Death Plaque to Harold Edmond John Davey of the 3rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. BA 395. - BA 395
This is a very nice trio and Death plaque to ‘Harold Edmond John Davey’ who died on the 26th April 1915 at the second battle of ‘Ypres’ and is commemorated on the ‘Ypres’ (Menin Gate) memorial. He was 26 years of age and the son of John & Anna Davey of Elveden, Suffolk. The second battle of ‘Ypres’ is noted as the first use of gas by the Germans on the Western Front. 5700 canisters containing 168 tons of Chlorine gas were released by the Germans at sunrise on the 22nd April 1915. Covering 4 miles of trenches, gas affected some 10,000 troops, half of whom died within 10 minutes of the gas reaching the trenches. Death was caused by asphyxiation. The trio and death plaque come complete with original ribbons (see images for condition) and are fitted to a circular fabric covered wooden base (split but intact, easy repair). Also included is a print out of the Commonwealth war graves commission details. The price for this wonderful piece of history which is worthy of further investigation includes UK delivery. BA 395. (Top of drawers)
£375.00

*Scarce* Joseph Westby of Sheffield ‘Shooters’ Penknife Advertising ‘Spratts Game/Dog Foods’. Sn:20072. - Sn:20072
A very scarce shooters penknife made by ‘Joseph Westby-Sheffield’ (The firm was apparently established in 1884. The founder was the son of William Westby, who was a manager and then partner at Brookes & Crookes. Joseph was apprenticed at the factory. He was listed as a maker of knives in his own right at Atlantic Works between 1876 and 1888. Westby partnered Charles Swift Levick at Congo Works, Pinfold Street / Trippet Lane, but this ended in 1894. In that year, Joseph Westby & Co Ltd was established at Congo Works, dealing in cutlery, scissors, and electro-plate) advertising ‘Spratts Dog Foods’. The knife is 11 ¾ cm in length. It has 12 & 16 bore shotgun cartridge extractors, corkscrew, lace hook, screwdriver and 6 ¾ cm knife blade with ‘Joseph Westby’ to the tang. The blade has been re-sharpened is showing signs of age related wear. The penknife’s covering has ‘SPRATT’S DOG/GAME FOODS’, Sheffield, Spratts Patent and 12-16 imprinted. The price for this scarce penknife includes UK delivery. Sn:20072. (Drawers)
£295.00

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)
£225.00

*Very Scarce* Bavarian ‘1871’ Rifle Bayonet and Scabbard to the 6th Reserve Infantry Regiment. Sn: 20073. - Sn;20073
This is a very scarce Bavarian ‘1871’ rifle bayonet and scabbard to the 6th Reserve Infantry Regiment. It is in excellent condition and has a brass hilt, smooth on one side and with grooved panel on the reverse. The hilt has a flat spring on one side (fully working) and a steel cross guard with muzzle ring. The ricasso is stamped with the manufacturer mark ‘Weyersberg & Stamm, Solingen’. One side of the crossguard is marked with serial No: 63547 and the other ‘6 R.R. 178’ (6th Reserve Infantry Reg’t-1st Company Weapon No78). The single edged blade measures 46.7 cm (59.8 overall) and is in excellent condition with only minor signs of age related use. The leather and brass scabbard has an oblong loop for the Bavarian frog. The metalwork *Locket loose but not detached* and stitching *approximately 2 cm loose but not detached* are in good order. The price for this rare pair includes UK delivery. Sn: 20073. (Box No 3)
£575.00

WWII 1943 MK I Australian Bren .303 Calibre Light Machine Gun By, Lithgow. **2001 UK DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** Sn 20067:12. - Sn 20067:12
The Mark I went into service in August 1938. Though the Bren had been "officially" adopted earlier, in September 1939 only a handful were on inventory in Canada; by war's end some 60 percent of Bren Guns in the world would have come from Canadian manufacturers. In June 1941, the Mk II was introduced, with non-telescoping bipod legs, a ladder type rear sight instead of the dial of the Mk I, the lower pistol grip and butt strap were deleted, and other minor changes to the body. Also, the one piece gas regulator/flash hider/front sight assembly was exchanged for a three piece assembly. In July 1943 the Mk III came into production which reverted to the Mk I body, but kept the other Mk II features. Bren Guns were produced predominantly in Britain, Australia & Canada. This is an excellent deactivated, Australian WWII .303 Calibre MK I Bren Light Machine Gun, barrel length 25”. All of its metal work & woodwork are in great undamaged condition with excellent original finish and it is complete with its, carry handle, sling swivel & original box magazine. The right side of its frame is crisply stamped 'Bren Mk I' model detail together with '1943' date. Its wooden stock with steel butt plate is all original and relatively unmarked. The weapon is serial number B1374/1956 and has other numbers and Australian inspection stamps *see images*. Deactivated to UK specification in 2001. The gun’s trigger and slide move and the magazine can be removed. The price includes deactivation certificate & UK delivery. **This Firearm is deactivated to one of the pre- 2nd May 2017, UK specifications. We can arrange for this firearm to be brought up to the latest UK/EU specification (customers can purchase on our lay-away scheme. The weapon will then be brought up to the EU specification and the relevant certificate obtained prior to the transfer of ownership and delivery). Sn 20067:12.
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (06/11) WW2 Era Nazi German E.u.F. Horster Solingen Kriegsmarine Dagger with Cord, Bullion Portepee, Etched Blade & Scabbard. 20076. - 20076
An original, German Kriegsmarine Dagger & Scabbard. The dagger’s blade is excellent, clean and etched on both sides with marine fouled Anchors together with scroll work panels. The ricasso is marked with the makers name and Logo ‘E.u.F. Horster Solingen'. It has the distinctive Kriegsmarine 'Eagle Pommel, ornate cross guard with scabbard retaining button that works as it should and correct Ivory hue resin grip with wire binding which is tight and secure. The dagger is complete with original scabbard which is decorated with a 'hammered' and etched design. The scabbard has a few minor dents but no splits or cracks. The scabbard has 2 hanging ring mounts with Oak leaf decoration. The mounts are fitted with original hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. 20076. (German Daggers & Trench knives)
£0.00

**RARE**1848 British War Dept & Board Of Ordnance Royal Navy Enfield Tower Pattern 1842 Sea Service Musket With Later .759 Calibre Regulation Converted Rifled Bore, Lovell's Patent Bayonet Catch & Socket Bayonet. Sn 20084 - 20084
Orders for rifling smoothbore muskets were in 1852 and 1854. All conversions were completed by May 1855. Guns such as this example were aboard ship and equipped Naval brigades ashore during the Crimean war and Indian Mutiny amongst others into the 1860s. (see page 66 plates 61, 62 & 63 and page 67 of British Military Longarms 1815-1865 by Bailey where sea service muskets & rifled muskets are illustrated). This is a scarce, excellent condition, 1848 dated sea service percussion rifled musket (regulation converted from smoothbore). The action plate of this example has Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Tower (Enfield) 1848 date and inspection mark. The undamaged, all original, Walnut stock has regulation pattern brass furniture. The wood has several inspection marks including ‘WD with broad arrow’, ‘BO with broad arrow’ marks & ‘ICR’ (1st Class Reserve, applied when it was being relegated to reserve status following the introduction of the Enfield Naval Rifle ). The 30” barrel has crisp rifling and has just staining and residue consistent with age & use. The barrel has crisp proofs. The weapon measures 46” overall length. It has a block & blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and correct Lovell’s bayonet catch. It has its original steel ram rod & sling swivels. The rifle comes with an original period socket bayonet. The bayonet has a 17” triangular blade. The blade has inspection marks (illustrated) and fits the rifle correctly. The bayonet without scabbard has even aged patina. The price for this rare musket in excellent condition includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifled musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20084
£2,345.00

*As Found* S.A. Dagger ‘1st Variation RZM -Gebrüder Christians, Christianswerk, Solingen’ with original Scabbard and Hanger. 20070. - 20070.
The “Sturmabteilung” (SA), formed in 1921, was the original paramilitary branch of the Nazi party. With the Nazi rise to power in 1933, a dress dagger was introduced for wear with the iconic “brown shirt” uniform. As the SA was a huge organisation, with an eventual strength of close to three million men, there was a huge demand for these daggers, and they were produced by 123 different makers, from larger factories to small, cottage-industry workshops. The daggers featured a wood grip with an inset enamelled SA emblem and the German national eagle and swastika emblem. The blade was etched with the motto of the SA, “Alles für Deutschland.” The early daggers were crafted with the utmost quality, in both workmanship and materials. Originally, the name and logo of each manufacturer was etched on the reverse of the blade. These early daggers featured hand-fitted nickel silver fittings, and scabbards that had an anodized coating. Prior to around 1935, the daggers were stamped with an SA group letter on the reverse of the crossguard. In 1936, the Reichszeugmeisterie der NSDAP (RZM) organization began to standardize the manufacture of the SA dagger. Commercial type manufacturer markings were to be eliminated, and replaced with the RZM logo as well as an RZM code to indicate the manufacturer. This SA Dagger – RZM M7/1/38 is a nice example of this dagger type. The maker of this one is (Gebrüder Christians, Christianswerk, Solingen), a tough-to-find maker on these 1st variation, RZM pattern pieces. The blade is very nice, with full original crossgraining. It does not appear to have ever been cleaned, and it is full length, never sharpened. It shows appealing shine, as well as typical runner marks and age speckling. The motto is crisp, with good contrast. The reverse ricasso is etched with the round RZM emblem as well as the maker code “M7/1/38” for Gebrüder Christians, Christianswerk, Solingen . The handle on this dagger is showing minimal signs of wear. The grip eagle is intact. This SA Dagger – RZM M7/1/38 is complete with its original scabbard. The scabbard body retains about 95 percent of the original glossy brown enamel paint. The scabbard fittings match the handle nicely, with some plating loss mostly on the upper fitting. The suspension ring is intact; all of the scabbard screws are present and comes with its rare original hanger. This dagger is as found, untouched and has never been listed. The price includes UK delivery. 20070. (German Daggers & Trench Knives)
£795.00

**VERY RARE** WW2 & Korean War Era US Army Guide (Lamp Division General Motors) .45 ACP Calibre M3 Sub Machine Gun (Grease Gun)**UK 2007 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED*** Sn 20067:13 - 20067:13
The M3 is an American .45-calibre submachine gun adopted for the U.S. Army service on 12 December 1942, as the United States Submachine Gun, Cal. .45, M3. The M3 was chambered for the same .45 ACP round fired by the Thompson submachine gun, but was cheaper to produce and lighter. The M3 was commonly referred to as the "Grease Gun" or simply "the Greaser", owing to its visual similarity to the mechanic's tool. Made of simple pressed metal, it was brought into production after the U.S Army examined the British Sten Gun and realised they required a similar weapon for cheap mass production to support the war effort. The M3 was intended as a replacement for the Thompson, and began to enter frontline service in mid-1944. This is an excellent condition, original .45 Calibre U.S. M3 Sub Machine Gun aka 'Grease Gun'. All metal is original, clean & undamaged. Some of its original olive green paint finish is visible. The weapon's pull out shoulder stock works correctly. The magazine housing is stamped with the manufacturer's logo and signature ' Guide' which is the Guide lamp division of U.S. General Motors & calibre detail. It is also crisply stamped 'U.S (Army) NO 273428’. The gun has other numbers on the frame (illustrated). Deactivated to UK specification in 2007 the magazine can be removed, the trigger and cocking handle move and the breech cover can be lifted. The price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery**we can arrange for this firearm to be brought up to the latest UK/EU specification for UK customers (customers can purchase on our lay-away scheme. The weapon will then be brought up to EU specification and the relevant certificate obtained prior to the transfer of ownership and delivery). Sn 20067:13
£1,295.00

British WWI Improvised Trench Knuckle Duster/Fighting Knife Made from the ‘07’ Pattern Bayonet & Scabbard. 20012:2. - 20012:2
With the exception of the German Nahkampfmesser or (close combat knife), most early trench knives were fabricated by hand by individual soldiers or blacksmiths for the purpose of silently killing sentries and other soldiers during trench raids. These early "trench knives" were often shortened and sharpened Army-issue bayonets. One type of stabbing weapon, the French Nail, was made by cutting and pointing the steel stakes used to support the barbed wire protecting trenches. Some historians say that some trench knives models were inspired by the Bowie knife. Soon afterwards, these fabricated trench knives were used in defensive close-quarters trench warfare, and such fighting soon revealed limitations in existing designs. This unique example has been fashioned from the ‘07’ pattern bayonet. The push button release has been removed and now holds the top of the ‘knuckle duster’ hand guard. The single edged fullered blade now measures 19 ¾ cm (32 ½ cm overall). The blade retains 75% of its original paint. The wooden grips are in very good condition. The scabbard has been expertly shortened to accommodate the blade. The leather and stitching are in excellent condition and the metalwork still retains some of its original paint. A very unique piece for the collector or enthusiast. The price includes UK delivery. 20012:2. (F.S. Daggers)
£695.00

WW2 Era U.S. Army Thompson 1928A1 .45 ACP Calibre Sub Machine Gun With Original 50 Round 'Type 'L' Drum Magazine & Sling**UK 2010 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED***Sn 20067:14 - 20067:14
This is an excellent WW2 Era, Thompson 1928A1 SMG. It's wood pistol grip and fore stock are in nice undamaged condition as is its metal work. It is crisply stamped ' Auto -Ordnance Corporation, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A. on the right side of the frame together with U.S. Patent detail and 'Thompson Submachine Gun, Caliber .45 Automatic Cartridge U.S. Model 1928A1 No. 438554' on the left side of the frame. The muzzle is fitted with original 'Cutts Compensator'. It is complete with an original 50 Round 'type L' drum magazine with Crisp instructions and Seymour Products Company markings. The fixed rear sight bed is stamped ‘Lyman’. It is fitted with an original webbing & leather sling. Deactivated to UK specification in 2010 the magazine can be removed, the trigger and slide move. The price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery**we can arrange for this firearm to be brought up to the latest UK/EU specification for UK customers (customers can purchase on our lay-away scheme. The weapon will then be brought up to EU specification and the relevant certificate obtained prior to the transfer of ownership and delivery). Sn 20067:14
£1,895.00

British 1917 Dated WWI Webley & Scott ‘No2-MkI’ Flare/Signal Pistol. *UK 2017 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED*. 20069. - 20069
Webley & Scott No 2 Mk 1 single shot, break action signal pistol. The left side of the breech is stamped 1917 WEBLEY & SCOTT Ltd LONDON & BIRMINGHAM No2 Mark I with proof marks and the serial number ‘19013’ is stamped on the underside of the body. There are also inspection stamps below the trigger. The grips are undamaged two piece black checkered ebony and the butt has a lanyard ring. The pistol cocks and dry fires and is in good order. The price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery (NB UK deactivated flare/ signalling pistols do not need to be re proofed to the new UK/EU specification). The price includes UK delivery. 20069.
£395.00
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