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WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern Nickel Plated Officer’s 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2482 - ED 2482
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is an excellent condition WW2 Officer’s 2nd pattern, FS dagger and scabbard. Examples of Nickel plated FS daggers are illustrated in Chapter 7 of ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’ by Flook. The dagger is in excellent condition with nickel plated brass knurled handle & oval cross guard. The knife is ‘sterile’ with no manufacturer or Unit marks. The knife has a 172 mm long blade with medial ridge. Its original scabbard has a nickel plated chape and integral belt loop. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and elasticated retaining strap. The price for this 'sterile' nickel plated Officer’s FS dagger includes UK delivery. ED 2482
£675.00

WW1 British WD 1917 Wolseley Motor Co MK III* Brass Trench/ Signal Flare Pistol With Flared Muzzle. D1509 - D 1509
An original British WW1 1917 MK III* Brass Trench/ Signal Flare Pistol With flared muzzle by the Wolseley Motor Co. The pistol has a 5 ½” barrel with Flared muzzle & slab wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The pistol has manufacturer's name, Model and War Department inspection stamps on the left side of its frame together with '1917' date (all illustrated). It also has serial number '1284' on its right side. The pistol is complete with military lanyard ring. This deactivated pistol breaks open as it should. It has a moving trigger and hammer but the firing mechanism has been internally disconnected so it does not cock & dry fire. The price includes UK deactivation certificate and UK delivery. (NB UK deactivated flare/ signalling pistols do not need to be re proofed to the new UK/EU specification). D 1509
£345.00

WW1 British WD 1918 Cogswell & Harrison London MK III* Brass Trench/ Signal Flare Pistol With Flared Muzzle. D1510 - D 1510
An original British WW1 1918 MK III* Brass Trench/ Signal Flare Pistol With flared muzzle by the Cogswell & Harrison London. The pistol has a 5 ½” barrel with Flared muzzle & slab wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The pistol has manufacturer's name, Model and War Department inspection stamps on the left side of its frame together with '18' (1918) date (all illustrated). It also has serial number '80116' on its right side. The pistol is complete with military lanyard ring. This deactivated pistol breaks open as it should. It has a moving trigger and hammer but the firing mechanism has been internally disconnected so it does not cock & dry fire. The price includes UK deactivation certificate and UK delivery. (NB UK deactivated flare/ signalling pistols do not need to be re proofed to the new UK/EU specification). D 1510
£345.00

SOLD SOLD (26/11) MINT BORE, Post 1893, Liege Belgium Nickel Plated 7mm Pinfire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Folding Trigger. A 1021 - A 1021
This is a nice 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 ½” octagonal barrel (7 ¾” overall). The pistol’s bore is pristine, clean with correct light rifling and it has a post fore sight. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘417’. It has excellent walnut grips. The pistol retains all of its original factory nickel plate finish. It has its original captive steel ejector rod. The cylinder is stamped with post 1893 Liege 'ELG*' within circle proof mark and ‘star above K’ inspection mark which is repeated on the frame. It is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning in both single & double action. As an obsolete calibre, antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. A 1021
£0.00

WW2 Nazi German Army Scouts Kalte Fett Winter/ Russian Front Dienstglas (Service Glass) 6 X 30 Magnification Binoculars By 'eug' (Optische Praezisionswerke GmbH, Warsaw, Occupied Poland) & Steel Case. OPT 838 - OPT 838
These are an excellent original cased pair of Nazi German Army, 6 X 30 Magnification, Binoculars. These types of binoculars were issued to Army Scouts. The Binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars and are fitted with original leather neck strap. It’s Bakelite adjustable eye pieces are undamaged and all optics are excellent and function as they should. One shoulder of the instrument is marked Dienstglas 6 x 30, 60704 & H/6400 (refers to reticle scale graduated in mils). The other ‘KF’ ( Kalte Fett indicating Cold Weather Lubrication for Russian Front Winter use. see page 122 of Military Binoculars & Telescopes For Land Air & Sea By Seeger where the ‘KF’ marking is illustrated) & ‘eug’ manufacturer code (eug is the Nazi German War time manufacturer code for Optische Praezisionswerke GmbH, Warsaw, Occupied Poland ). The Binoculars are contained in their original fitted sturdy black painted metal case with hinged lid metal clasp fastener stamped with roundel cartouches and hanging rings. The case is fitted with 2 leather belt straps to the rear. One of the straps is Waffenamt. The inside of the lid is padded to protect the binoculars. The inside of the bottom of the case is stamped with a small circular cartouche containing ‘OFT2’ . Price for this excellent set of nicely marked cased WW2 Era Nazi Military Binoculars includes UK delivery. OPT 838
£495.00

Framed Display Board With Original Victorian Trade Labels Of The Prestigious Gunmakers James Purdey & Sons London & Later Images Of The company Premises. Sn 16851 - 16851
James Purdey founded James Purdey & Sons Limited in London, England in 1814, locating his business on Princes Street. Prior to starting out on his own, Purdey worked as head stocker for Joseph Manton, the foremost gunmaker of his time. In 1826 the company moved from the Princes Street location to Manton's former premises in Oxford Street. The founder's son, James Purdey the Younger, took over the running of the company from his father in 1858. James the Younger saw rapid change in the development and design of guns and rifles during his lifetime, essentially moving from muzzle loading flintlocks in the 1820s to breech loading hammerless ejectors by the 1880s. James the Younger was always at the forefront of advances in the design and building of his guns and rifles, and took out several patents for technical innovations over the years. Many of James the Younger's patents were adopted by other gunmakers. In 1882 the company moved from Oxford Street to new premises on the corner of South Audley Street and Mount Street, where the company remains to this day. James Purdey & Sons, specialises in high-end bespoke sporting shotguns and rifles. Purdey holds three Royal Warrants of appointment as gun and rifle makers to the British and other European royal families. The open faced, wood framed display board has original Victorian Purdey trade labels & later images of the Company premises. The trade labels and images are clean and intact & are mounted on a green felt background. The centre of the board has a void brass roundel. The frame measures 16 ½”x 11 ½” x 1 ¼”. The rear of the frame is mounted with cord for wall hanging. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16851
£225.00

RARE, WW1 1917 British Royal Naval Division / Royal Naval Air Service .455 Webley MK VI Service Revolver Holster. Sn 16902 - 16902
This is a rare, WW1 dated British Royal Naval Division .455 Webley MK VI Revolver holster. These holsters were also issued to Royal Naval Air Service pilots. The brown leather holster completely covers the Webley pistol to avoid sea water coming into contact with it. The holster is riveted for the same reason. The holster seam is completely riveted with 12 copper rivets. The muzzle cap is also riveted. The large holster has a full flap cover with retaining strap to the body and single brass stud to the flap. The rear of the holster has 2 copper riveted belt loops. One loop is impressed with indistinct manufacturer name & crisp ‘1917’ date. All stitching, rivets and leather are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16902
£225.00

SOLD SOLD (16/11) VERY RARE, Original, Mid 19th Century British Sword Bayonet For The Military Jacob’s Double Rifle. Sn 16906 - 16906
In the history of firearms, the military double rifle invented by British General John Jacob of the Indian Army was probably one of the most ambitious designs ever devised. General Jacob was a fascinating person, one of those larger than life mid-19th century characters whose career reads more like a novel than fact. He tamed great portions of India’s wild Northwest Frontier & set up civil administrations. This is a very rare, original sword bayonet for the Jacob’s double rifle (see pages 332 & 33 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton). This bayonet perfectly fits a Jacob’s double rifle we have in stock on this website and which is available separately (stock number Sn 14786). The hilt of this bayonet fitted to the muzzle of our double rifle can be seen in image 2. The sword bayonet has even patina and no rust. It has a 34” blade with short double fullers and it is straight and un-damaged. The bayonet measures 39” overall length. The bayonet has the correct pierced bowl guard with double muzzle rings and original hard boiled leather chequered grips secured by rivets. The bayonets steel release button in the pommel functions as it should. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the bayonet and as is common this bayonet is without scabbard. The price for this very rare to find sword bayonet includes UK delivery. Sn 16906
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (15/11) WW1 & WW2 Era British WD Wilkinson 1907 Pattern Bayonet, WD 1915 No.2 MK1 Double Seam Scabbard By HGR (Hepburn Gale & Ross) & 1908 Pattern Webbing Frog Scabbard. Sn 16921 - 16921
This is an original 1907 pattern bayonet for the Enfield SMLE rifle by Wilkinson. The ricasso is feintly stamped 'Wilkinson’ manufacturer detail, 1907 pattern detail & feint Kings crown. The reverse has a small WD inspection mark. There is no visible date mark on the bayonet. The 17” polished steel blade with fullers has storage grease applied. The wood slab grips are in excellent undamaged condition. It is complete with an original No.2 MK 1 steel mounted leather scabbard. The scabbard has the correct double stitched seam on the front and back aspects. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact (see page 194 of Skennerton's book British & Commonwealth Bayonets). The leather is impressed ’15 (1915 date) and by the manufacturer HGR (Hepburn Gale & Ross), there are also other small inspection marks. The scabbard is fitted with an original clean and undamaged 1908 pattern frog with belt loop and rear helve carrier strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16921
£0.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. German WW2 20 mm German 20 mm FFM (20x80) Armour Piercing Incendiary (API) Cannon Round. O 1507 - O 1507
INERT DEACTIVATED. This a German 20mm German 20 mm FFM (20x80) Armour Piercing Incendiary (API) aircraft cannon round fitted to various German aircraft during WW2, including the Me109, FW190,various night fighters and bomber aircraft. The brown lacquered steel cartridge case is percussion primed and the headstamp is wg (Hasag, Hugo Schneider AG, Altenburg plant) 3 k 43 (1943 date) waffenampt 54. The steel projectile has a sintered iron driving band which retains much of its original black finish with a 4mm high light blue band below the nose and a blue Ph (phosphorus incendiary) below the band. The projectile is stamped asb (Deutsche Waffen-u. Munitionsfabriken A.-G. Eichborndamm 107-127, Berlin - Borsigwalde, Germany) 1f 43 115g above the driving band. Both projectile and cartridge case have no cracks in the necks. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this inert round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. There are 3 rounds available. O 1507
£145.00

British 1840 Pattern Constabulary Carbine Socket Bayonet And Scabbard. BAYO 451 - BAYO 451
This is a British 1840 pattern Constabulary Carbine bayonet with the distinctive leaf spring on the face of the blade. (See Skennerton item B116 on pages 85 and 86). The face of the blade carries a crown over B over 5 & 5. HILL (Stephen Hill, a Birmingham manufacturer noted between 1830 to 1849). The socket is pitted but feint markings of RP (R? Police) over 159 can be seen under the pitting. The scabbard is brass mounted leather and is devoid of any markings. This is a scarce bayonet and is priced accordingly because of the pitting to the socket. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 451
£195.00

British ML 4.2 Inch Mortar Sight Mk4. MISC 879 - MISC 879
This is a British ML 3 inch and 4.2 inch mark 4 sight for the British Army’s muzzle loading heavy 4.2 inch mortar used extensively from its introduction in 1942 and whose main use was in firing High Explosive and Smoke rounds. The mortar was used by both British and US forces during WWII. The sight was made by G.D.LTD in 1954 and was designed to measure bearing and angles and would be attached near the muzzle end or was mounted on one of the mortar's legs. The sight is engraved on the body for 3 inch and 4.2 inch mortars with the large alloy drum scale ENGRAVED FOR SIGHT S.B. 4.2 IN MORTAR MK 4. The sight retains most of its original black paint and is complete with its mounting lug. The price includes U.K. delivery. MISC 879
£375.00
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