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DEACTIVATED INERT. Russian Naval Unfired 1904 Dated 37mm (37 x 94R) Pom Pom Base Fused HE (High Explosive) Round. O 1612 - O 1612
DEACTIVATED INERT. This is a Russian unfired 1904 dated 37mm (37 x 94R) Pom Pom base fused HE (High Explosive) round. The gun was introduced as the QF 1 Pounder Maxim Pom Pom in the late 1880s by Maxim Gun Company, and used by many nations including the Russian navy. The brass cartridge cases have a copper percussion cap and are both dated 1904. The cartridges are headstamped with various Russian characters and 1904 straddling a naval anchor. The base fused steel projectile has a brass driving band and a brass centering band above it. The projectiles have Russian characters stamped round the bottom of the projectile. The projectile has a base fuse with Russian characters stamped round it. No licence is required to possess this round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. There are two rounds available and the price is per round. The price includes UK delivery. O 1612
£245.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. Unfired German WW2 3.7cm PAK 36 APCR/T (Armour Piercing Composite Rigid/Trace (tungsten cored)) Pzgr 40 Arrowhead Type Projectile Round. O 1613 - O 1613
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is an unfired German WW2 3.7cm PAK 36 APCR/T (Armour Piercing Composite Rigid/Trace) Pzgr 40 tungsten cored round. The brass case has the following head stamp, P131 6331(PaK 36 case designation) waffenampt 60 3G. The tungsten cored composite rigid projectile of the arrowhead type with a waisted belt around the centre of the projectile. The round is fitted with an magnesium pointed nose cone. There is a base cavity for a tracer element. See Hogg, German Artillery of World War Two, pages 189 – 192. 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 1613
£445.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. Japanese 47mm, 1.85” Hotchkiss 5cm Boat Gun (47x131R) High Explosive (HE) round. O 1614 - O 1614
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a Japanese made 47mm, 1.85” Hotchkiss (47x131R) as used by the Japanese Navy in their 5cm Boat Gun. The brass cartridge case was made in Japan and has various Japanese markings on it. The pointed steel projectile has a standard Hotchkiss brass driving band design of the period and is threaded in the base for a base fuse. Later driving bands were narrower and were made of copper. No licence is required to possess this round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. There are two rounds available and the price is per round. The price includes UK delivery. O 1614
£195.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. Rare Unfired German WW2 2.8cm PzB 41 APT (Armour Piercing /Trace (tungsten cored)) Pzgr 41 Squeeze Bore Projectiled Round. O 1615 - O 1615
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a rare unfired German WW2 2.8cm PzB 41 AP/T (Armour Piercing /Trace) Pzgr 41 tungsten cored squeeze bore round. The gun was designated the 2.8cm schwere Panzerbuche 41 or the heavy anti tank rifle. The round was designed on the Gerlich principle of squeezing a larger projectile to a reduced diameter thereby increasing the velocity and helping the round keep velocity by means of a smaller diameter. The gun was designed for use by Fallschirmjeger airborne troops and had a lightweight carriage on small rubber wheels. The projectile started at 28mm in diameter and was squeezed down to 20mm in the tapered rifled bore. The projectile had 2 collapsible flanges on it, the front one having air bleed holes to enable the projectile to be squeezed in the bore of the gun. The brass case has the following head stamp, P345 8a 1940 (1940 date) waffenampt. The case bears traces of the filling stencilling on the side and appears to have been filled in1940. The tungsten cored composite rigid projectile of the Gerlich type with a waisted belt around the centre of the projectile and air bleed holes on the top squeeze/driving band. See Hogg, German Artillery of World War Two, pages 187 – 188. 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 1615
£495.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. British Armstrong 9 Pounder RML (Rifled Muzzle Loader) Studded High Explosive Projectile. O 1616 - O 1616
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a British Armstrong 9 Pounder RML (Rifled Muzzle Loader) studded high explosive projectile for the 9 pounder 8 cwt field gun introduced on 1871. The gun remained in service until 1895 and saw service in the Indian wars, the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, the First Boer War of 1881 and the Anglo-Egyptian War in 1882. The projectile has two rows of copper studs to the Palliser system where the studs engaged in the 3 rifling grooves in the barrel of the gun. The base of the projectile has cast into it 9Pr 4 7 RL (Royal Laboratories). The side of the projectile has cast into it R crowfoot L (Royal Laboratories) below a front driving stud. One of the rear copper driving studs is stamped 7/78 (July 1878 manufacture date). No licence is required to possess this round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. O 1616
£395.00

SOLD SOLD (28/12) Wilkinson Sword Commemorative Knightly War Sword, 1273 – 1307 To Commemorate The Investiture Of Prince Charles. Sword Number 1149 . Sn. 17992 - 17992
This a Wilkinson Sword Company 1969 knightly war sword to commemorate the Investiture of Prince Charles, 21st Prince of Wales at Caernarvon on July 1st 1969. The sword was made by Wilkinson sword smiths at their Acton factory which closed for good in September 2005 with all their stock tools, equipment, sword drawings, and forging and milling machinery being disposed of. Wilkinson would make no further swords after that date. The sword was made to commemorate the Investiture of Prince Charles, 21st Prince of Wales at Caernarvon on July 1st 1969. The blade is etched on one side with ‘INVESTITURE 1969’ on one side and the ‘Wilkinson Sword London MADE IN ENGLAND BY APPOINTMENT TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II SWORD CUTLERS’. The sword is fitted with a straight brass crossguard and a flat round pommel together with its oval round mahogany grip. The blade is stamped near to the hilt with its serial number 1149. The sword is complete with its original mahogany wall mount together with its display plaque. The plaque says ‘Knightly War Sword 1273 – 1307 EXACT REPLICA OF THE FIGHTING SWORD USED BY THE CRUSADERS THE FIRST PRINCE OF WALES WHO WAS INVESTED IN FEBRUARAY 1301. THIS SWORD COMMEMORATES THE INVESTITURE OF PRINCE CHARLES 21ST PRINCE OF WALES AT CAERNARVON ON JULY 1ST 1969’. The sword measures 42 inches in length. The price for this commemorative sword includes UK delivery. Sn. 17992
£0.00

Wilkinson Sword Commemorative 1969 Moon Landings Sword Serial Number 209. Sn. 17991 - 17991
This a Wilkinson Sword Company 1969 Moon landings sword made by the company in 1969 to commemorate the moon landings with the Apollo series of space rockets and their moon landings. The swords were made by Wilkinson sword smiths at their Acton factory which closed for good in September 2005 with all their stock tools, equipment, sword drawings, and forging and milling machinery being disposed of. Wilkinson would make no further swords after that date. The sword is complete with its original mahogany wall mount together with its display plaque. The plaque says ‘Sword made by Wilkinson Sword of London to honour the achievement of the U.S.A. moon landings 1969’, together with a plaque serial number of ‘209. The sword is inscribed on the blade ‘APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING 20-7-1969’ on one side and the side ‘Wilkinson Sword London MADE IN ENGLAND BY APPOINTMENT TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II SWORD CUTLERS’ below an etched Apollo 11 on the blade. The sword is fitted with a brass crossguard and pommel together with a round mahogany grip. The sword measures 37 inches in length. The price for this commemorative sword includes UK delivery. Sn. 17991
£195.00

Wilkinson Sword Commemorative Bicentennial Captain J. Cooks discovery of Australia on 1770, Small Naval Hanger Sword 1757 – 1769. Sn. 17989 - 17989
This a Wilkinson Sword Company commemorative small naval hanger sword 1757 – 1769 made to commemorate Captain J. Cooks discovery of Australia in 1770. The swords were made by Wilkinson sword smiths at their Acton factory which closed for good in September 2005 with all their stock tools, equipment, sword drawings, and forging and milling machinery being disposed of. Wilkinson would make no further swords after that date. The sword is complete with its original chord edged black wall mount together with its display plaque. The plaque says ‘SMALL NAVAL HANGER SWORD 1757 – 1769. Replica of the Sword used by Captain J. Cook R.N. on April 29th 1770 CAPTAIN J COOK BECAME THE FIRST EUROPEAN TO LAND ON THE EAST COAST OF AUSTRALIA . THIS SWORD COMMEMORATES THE BICENTENARY OF THIS HISTORICAL EVENT IN BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN HISTORY. The sword is inscribed on the blade ‘Wilkinson Sword London MADE IN ENGLAND BY APPOINTMENT TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II SWORD CUTLERS’ The sword is fitted with a ornate German silver crossguard and a wire wound white grip. The sword measures 26 ¾ inches in length. The price for this commemorative sword includes UK delivery. Sn. 17989
£245.00

WW1/ Spanish Civil War Era German Portuguese Contract, Mauser-Vergueiro Model 1904 6.5mm Calibre Bolt Action Infantry Rifle**UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**D 1473 - D 1473
The Mauser-Vergueiro was a bolt action rifle, designed in 1904 by José Alberto Vergueiro, an infantry officer of the Portuguese Army, and manufactured by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM). It was developed from the Mauser 98 rifle with the introduction of a new bolt system derived from the Gewehr 1888 and Mannlicher-Schönauer. Outside Portugal, the weapon was also known as the Portuguese Mauser. It used the 6.5×58mm Vergueiro, a cartridge developed specially for it. These weapons were used in WW1 and during the Spanish Civil War. This is an original Portuguese Mauser. It has all original woodwork and metalwork with steel butt plate. The breech is crisply stamped by the Mauser manufacturer Deutsche Waffen Und Munitionsfabriken Berlin' and ‘Espingarda Portugueza’ together with ‘6.5’ (calibre). The top of the barrel shank is crisply stamped with the Portuguese Crest indicating that this Mauser was made under contract for Portugal. It has winged block & blade foresight and adjustable rear sight. It is fitted with sling swivels and cleaning rod. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2020 the weapon’s bolt and trigger move. The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1473
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (22/12) CAPTURED** Early WW2 1940 German Army Officer’s Mauser (Nazi Code 42) Luger PO8 9mm Parabellum Semi Automatic Pistol With 2 Magazines, Nazi Stripping Tool 1937 Holster Kunge *UK / EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED* - 18116
This original early WW2 Luger, PO8 9mm parabellum pistol, the standard German Infantry Officers' 4” barrel, side arm was until recently a live weapon received directly from the family of the British Soldier who brought the pistol home from WW2. It is in excellent condition. It has its original wood chequered grips which are undamaged. It has all matching numbers ‘2228/28’ on all parts including the magazines and crisp Waffenamts. The pistol is dated 1940 and bears the manufacturer’s mark ‘42’ which is the wartime Nazi German code for Mauser-Werke AG, Oberndorf on the Neckar. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2020 the pistol’s slide and trigger move. Its two WW2 era magazines have the correct WW2 era alloy butts both with matching numbers. The original stripping tool is made of steel and is Waffenamt. The pistol comes with its WW2 1937 dated Nazi German Officer's Leather Hard Case Holster in which it was found. The holster is in excellent condition. Made of hard Cow hide Leather, the Holster is buckle fastening and has an integral leather pouch with alloy stud fastener sewn into the inside of its lid, for the Luger pistol stripping tool and a magazine pouch on its right hand aspect for the spare magazine. It has the correct 'quick draw strap with leather toggle. The Holster has 2 belt loops to the rear. All stitching, straps and buckle are intact. The holster is stamped and dated by the manufacturer on the rear ‘Gebruder Kunge Dresden 1937' together with National emblem Eagle with Swastika army acceptance mark and waffenamt 'WaA142'.The price for this superb complete captured WW2 Nazi Luger pistol set includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 18116
£0.00

**ANCIENT BLADE**Late 16th Century Muromachi Bizen Work Japanese Tanto Blade Smith Signed ‘Yuki Mune’, Protective Japanese Maple Wood Shira Saya Resting Mounts Additional Carved Ox Bone Hilt With Wood Blade, Scabbard & Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 18051:1 - 18051:1
This is an ancient Japanese tanto blade which has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written assessment notes accompany this tanto. Extracts from the assessment and notes include “Looks like late 16th century age (Muromachi) period. This is Bizen or associated provinces work. Its nakago tang shape is typical of this school’s style. The forging is also right for this school. Grain is running itame getting tired& worn on one side with use and polishing over many years. It has a hamon of suguha with very fine nie crystals along the edge. There is also activity inside the hamon which is a sign of good work. The 2 kanji signature I read as Yuki Mune. I can only find one man in my books at this period. Yuki Mune (Eisho 1504-1521 Buzen province used art names Ryokai Yuki Mune. He lived in Usa Buzen Province and was 2nd Generation to use this art name. It was mounted in ox bone carved mount in the late 19th Century, Meiji period for export . The carving is well done depicting Chinese Scholar reading to Children. A nice looking display item”. In his illustration of the blade he adds “cutting edge is just over 8”. Total length just over 10 ½”. Decorative file marks on tang are extreme right slant. Shape of Nakago Jiri is Kuri Jiri”. The price for this ancient blade with original UK expert opinion includes UK delivery. Sn 18051:1
£1,250.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. WW1 German Kugel Hand Grenade Model of 1915 Na And Original Disposable Belt Carrier. Sn. 18067 - 18067
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a WW1 original German Kugel Hand Grenade Model of 1915 Na, used by German troops in the First World War, complete with its original belt carrier and igniter. This grenade was easier to make than the Model of 1913 and eventually replaced it. 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 original Model 1915 brass friction tube fuse which is made of twisted wire into the brass fuse body which when pulled arms the grenade. The grenade is complete with its rare and hard to find pressed steel and leather grenade belt carrier which ws used by the German storm troops in trench warfare. The grenade carrier was taken off the belt with one hand and the friction fuse pulled with the other hand. The carrier was then discarded. See German Grenades of the Great War by Patrice Delhomme. 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. Sn. 18067 £275
£275.00
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