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INERT DEACTIVATED. Russian RGD-5 (Ruchnaya Granata Distantsionnaya, ¾ Sectioned (Hand Grenade). O 1535 - O 1535
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a Russian RGD-5 (Ruchnaya Granata Distantsionnaya, ¾ sectioned (Hand Grenade Remote). The grenade is a Russian post-World 2 anti-personnel fragmentation grenade, designed in the early 1950s and introduced into service after 1954. The grenade is made of two pressed steel parts crimped together and retains its green painted finish.. The fly off handle fuse is made of steel and is complete with its original fly off lever and safety pin. The fly off lever is stamped on the outside -82-K, Russian script -74NN. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this inert item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or displays. O 1535
£195.00

**SOLD**22/1**INERT DEACTIVATED. WW1 German Kugel Hand Grenade Model of 1913. O 1536 - O 1536
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a WW1 original German Kugel Hand Grenade Model of 1913 used by German troops at the start of the First World War. The grenades body consists of a cast iron ball with cast on segments and filled with an explosive to give it a shrapnel effect. The grenade is fitted with its friction tube fuse which is made of twisted wire into the fuse body which when pulled arms the grenade. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this grenade in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. O 1536
£0.00

SOLD...SOLD...SOLD...INERT DEACTIVATED. British 1917 Dated No 34 Mark III Egg Hand Grenade. O 1537 - O 1537
INERT DEACTIVATED. The No 34 grenade (known as an 'egg' grenade due to the tear-drop shape of the body) was developed by the British and introduced in 1917 as a response to the small, lightweight German egg hand grenade, making it suitable for close trench warfare. The grenade operated with an internal percussion delay fuse mechanism. Their light weight allowed a number to be carried and easily thrown . the grenade has a cast iron body with 34 III D&M 1917 (date) cast in to the side and an alloy filling plug screwed into the body opposite. The grenade has a brass percussion time fuse screwed into the top of the grenade and had two safety pins in the top of the body, one of which has a pulling ring. The price includes U.K. delivery. O 1537
£265.00

DEACTIVATED INERT WW2 German Tiger 1 Tank 1944 Dated, Unfired 88mm (88 x 571R) High Explosive (HE) Round for the 88mm Tiger 1 KWK 36 tank gun and the Flak 18 Towed Anti-aircraft/tank Guns. O 1538 - O 1538
DEACTIVATED INERT This is an unfired WW2 German 88mm (88 x 571R) High Explosive Round for the Tiger 1 tanks KWK 36 L/56 gun and the 88mm Flak 18 towed anti-aircraft/tank gun. These guns had formidable power both in range and hitting power throughout the war. This round has a steel cartridge which is headstamped tmp faa 43 (1943 date) 6347St 8,8 (88-30St). The steel primer is stamped C/12aSt 41 540 ?mv . The steel high explosive projectile has two iron driving bands. The yellow projectile is stamped round the circumference 13SK 6 44 (June 1944 PrZugz. The steel AZ23 nose impact fuse has a delay screw on the side and is stamped AZ23 rbp 45 (1945 date). See page 162 – 170, Hogg, German Artillery of World War Two. 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. O 1538
£645.00

Set Of 3 volumes of H.M.S.O. Official Garrison Artillery Artillery Training Manuals Released From The Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock BO 341 - BO 341
This is a set of 3 volumes recently released from the Imperial War Museum reserve stock. They comprise Volumes 1 – 3 of Garrison Artillery Training. Volume 1 is dated 1914 and covers Gun drill, Guns and gunnery, Ammunition etc. Volume 2 is dated 1911 and covers Siege Artillery, Battery drill, Observation of Fire, etc. Volume 3 is dated 1911 and covers Moving of ordnance, Material and machines, sheers and derricks etc. All the books are profusely illustrated and form an interesting account of artillery training and equipment. Volumes 2 and 3 carry Imperial War Museum stamps. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 341
£175.00

1905-1914. B.S.A. Improved Model D, .177 Calibre Underlever Air Rifle Pistol Grip Stock Variant Retailed By ‘Wanless Bros Sunderland & Stockton On Tees’. Sn 17130 - 17130
This is a very good original BSA Improved Model D Air Rifle. These rifles were made with both straight hand and pistol grip stocks and in different variations between 1905 and 1914 (see pages 20- 25 of the book ‘A Collectors Guide To Air Rifles’ By Hiller). This example has its original pistol grip wood stock with correct chequered panels on the grip. The stock has an inlaid retailer disc ‘Wanless Bros Sunderland & Stockton On Tees’. The stock has a steel butt plate. The cocking arm has a ribbed release lever on the left side. It has a 17” rifled barrel and measures 38½” overall. It has a blade foresight and adjustable dial rear sight. The metal work has even patina throughout. The air cylinder has crisp BSA Improved Model D detail (illustrated). The left side of the weapon bears the serial number 67716 and ‘patent 30558-10’. ‘808’ is stamped on the underside of the barrel. The loading port area is marked ‘Load’ and has the BSA piled arms logo. The loading tap has very patent detail ‘Patent 8246/06’ and underside of the cocking lever ‘BSA Patents 8761-04 25783-10 RD479972’. The underside of the barrel is marked ‘Rd No 479972’. The Rifle cocks, loads & fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17130
£475.00

ANCIENT BLADE 1673-1681 Japanese Long Wakizashi Sword Blade With Smith Signed Tang ‘Shinamo Kami Hiro Kane Tsukuru’ With Tulip Wood Shira Saya Blade Protector Scabbard & Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 17133 - 17133
This Japanese long Wakizashi sword blade has a cutting edge of 20 ½”. It has Japanese script characters on the tang which have been translated by UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg who has also assessed this blade & its Shira Saya. His assessment accompanies this item. In exerts from the assessment he states ‘In old Polish with Suguha Notare hamon edged with fine nie crystals grain straight running. Body has some Kizu (flaws) and 1 small skin blister otherwise good condition. Inscribed on tang Shinamo (Province) Kami (Lord of) Hiro Kane (Art name) Tsukuru (Respectfully made). There were 2 men working in middle 17th century. This possibly 2nd Generation 1673-1681. Been restored in 20th Century. Mounted in Tulip Wood Shira Saya” . The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17133
£845.00

**SOLD**22/1**WW2 Show-To Japanese Officer’s Oil Tempered Sword Blade, Smith Signed Tang ‘Asano Kane Zane’, Smith’s Hot Stamp / Seal, 1935-45 Blossom Stamp, 20th Century Martial Arts Mounts, Kozuka Short Knife, Scabbard & Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 17132 - 17132
An original WW2 Japanese Officer's Sword blade.The tang is signed on one side with crisp Smith’s name in Japanese script characters. The signature has been translated and the sword assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “Long Sword with cutting edge 25 ¾” mounted in 20th Century martial arts fittings used by Akido & Ju Jitsu practitioners. The blade is WW2 manufacturer. It is signed ‘Womotte / Niote (Using) Yasuki Haganei (Sand Iron)Asano (Family name) Kane Zane (Art name) Saku (Made this) with guarantee of name Kane Zane hot stamp / seal. Also has 1938-45 period Cherry blossom stamp. The blade is bright in amateur polish hiding the forging details. A good quality Show- To oil tempered blade using Yasuki sand iron (reputed to be the best in Japan). Kane Zane had a large workshop / factory making blades / swords for the Imperial Army in Seki City ”. The blade of this sword has excellent hamon hidden by the amateur polish and would benefit from professional polish to bring out its full definition. The lacquered scabbard is in excellent condition and is fitted with kozuka short knife which has a decorated hilt and blackened 4 ¼” steel blade The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17132
£0.00

Ancient Blade 1661-1673 Japanese Wakizashi Short Sword Blade With Signed Tang, Wood Shira Saya Blade Protector Scabbard With Ink Saya Gaki Tang Attribution Inscription ‘Higo Daijo Minamoto Tane Hiro’ & Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 17134 - 17134
Japanese Wakizashi short sword blade & Shira Saya have been assessed by UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states ‘ Old Wakizashi with archaic looking deeply curved blade. Sori (curve) measuring 1” in the middle. Cutting edge just under 17 ½”. Been restored in the 19th Century and put in Shira saya (resting scabbard) with a saya gaki tang inscription written in ink. Ascribing it to Higo Daijo Minamoto Tane Hiro. 2 Generations working 17th Century. This possibly 2nd generation 1661-73. See Markus Sesko page 187 for reference. The blade in old 19th century polish has suguha stone polished hamon temper line. Has some Kizu (flaws). The tang with inscription and 2 mounting rings’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17134
£645.00

SOLD SOLD (05/02) 19th Century Mino Smith Work, Shin Gunto Japanese Wakizashi Short Sword, Old Iron fittings With Inlaid Silver Flower Head Decoration & Scabbard With Kogai & Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 17135 - 17135
An original 19th Century Japanese Wakizashi short sword. The Wakizashi has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “Unsigned tang, looks shin gunto. Powerful strong looking blade with 18 1/8” cutting edge. Hamon (temper line) is regular gunome midare with an edge of nie crystals. Produced by high temperature quench in water. Has a running grain masame mixed mokume in bright old polish. Point is full temper on one side. Blade looks Mino Smith work. Tidy black lacquer scabbard with slots for Kodjuka (absent) and Kogai has a modern replacement in it. Been re-bound in 20th century. Old iron Fuchi & Kashira. Inlaid with silver flower heads. The iron mokko form tsuba is 19th Century”. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17135
£0.00

**FAMOUS FAMILY OF SMITHS 1590 TO END 19th CENTURY** Japanese Wakizashi Short Sword, Signed Tang ‘Echizen Kuni Ju Tada Yoshi’, Signed 1600-1650’s Iron Tsuba & Scabbard With Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 16954 - 16954
An antique Japanese Wakizashi short sword by a famous old family of sword smiths. The Wakizashi has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “Antique Wakizashi, 19th Century mounts. Tsuba lot older iron mokko shape with decorative piercings signed too rusty to read circa 1600-1650’s. Blade is inscribed to very famous family of smiths who worked from 1590 to end of 19th century. 7-8 Generations ‘Echizen Kuni Ju Tada Yoshi’. It would need authenticating in Japan by sword experts to verify the signature. Blade has a cutting edge of just over 17 ½”. It needs a polish to see forging details. It has some Kizu (flaws) and small skin blisters”. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16954
£595.00

SOLD SOLD (30/01) Ancient Blade Edo Period 1600-1798 Mino School Japanese Wakizashi Short Sword, Old Metal fittings Artisan Signed ‘Yoshi Oka Inaba No Suke’ 19th Century Nara School Iron Tsuba & Scabbard With Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 16955 - 16955
An antique Japanese Wakizashi short sword. The Wakizashi has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “Wakizashi with an Edo period 1600-1798 bladewhich is unsigned. Looks like mino school work. It has gunome midare hamon, grain in Ji-Hada looks tight masame. Has small amounts of sunagashi and edge of hamon Ha-Buchi is Nie (crystals of martensite) evidence of high temperature forging. In good polish and healthy condition. The tsuba is 19th century iron with Nara school influence. Tsuka mounts are soft metal and good quality signed Yoshi Oka Inaba No Suke a collective name used by all these artisans over a 150 year period. There were 10 masters, the last one died in 1923. Thet were rivals to the famous Goto school of fittings makers. The tsuka has had the complicated and expensive string bound hilt. A nice looking sword”. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16955
£0.00
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