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WW2 Battle Of Britain Era 1940 Dated British Air Ministry RAF Medical Officer’s Red Cross Armband To Dr Or Mr R.H. French. Sn 17414 - 17414
Active from 1918 to present date, Medical Officers are the doctors of the RAF and have specialist expertise in aviation medicine / surgery to support aircrew and their protective equipment. Medical officers also carry out Aeromedical evacuations, providing vital assistance on search-and-rescue missions or emergency relief flights worldwide. This is an original WW2 dated RAF Medical Officer’s armband to a named Medical officer. It is made of white cotton material and has a stitched patch red cross centrally mounted. The back is stamped with King’s Crown above A.M (Air Ministry) and 1940 date (The Battle Of Britain was fought during Summer & Autumn 1940). It is also stamped ‘Dr (or Mr) R.H. French’ no doubt the RAF Medical Officer or Surgeon / Consultant who was issued with this armband. The material has old staining consistent with age and service use but the material and stitching are intact with no mothing. The price for this armband worthy of further research regarding the Medical Officer’s name includes UK delivery. Sn 17414
£145.00

SOLD SOLD (05/06) WW1 Gallipoli / Mesopotamia Era Turkish Army Stretcher Bearer’s Red Crescent Armband. Sn 17415 - 17415
This is an original WW1 era Turkish Army stretcher bearer’s armband (a similar armband which belonged to a WW1 Turkish stretcher bearer killed at Dahra Mesopotamia February 1917 is on exhibition at the Imperial War Museum). The armband is made of cotton material and has a typical stitched patch Red Crescent centrally mounted (the Red Crescent is the symbol of the Ottoman version of our Red Cross organisation). The armband has a Turkish ink stamp. One edge has 2 crude holes with stitched edging, another edge has 2 stitched tape cords which pass through the holes to adjust for size. The material has old staining consistent with age and service use but the material and stitching are intact with no mothing. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17415
£0.00

SOLD SOLD Webbing Cased, WW1 1915 Patent British F. Duerr & Sons Manchester Lifeguard Collapsible, Concertina Folding Trench Periscope. Sn 17432 - 17432
These periscopes were invented and patented by Edgar Duerr, for use in trench warfare (Duerr & Sons, Est 1881 Manchester are the UK’s oldest family owned Jam & Marmalade maker). The collapsible periscope was considered such a significant part of Britain’s war effort that originals used by troops are on display in The Imperial War Museums in London and Manchester, in addition to The Guards Museum in London. The life-saving instrument enabled front-line soldiers to observe enemy movements from 50cm (20 inches) below the parapet, providing them with a view of up to 91m (100 yards). The instruments were approved by the British War Office. A copy of a contemporary WW1 era advertisement demonstrating the use of Duerr’s instrument is illustrated in image 3. Our original example is in very good condition. The steel concertina frame pocket-sized periscope measures 4 ½” x 4” x 2 ½” closed and 24 ½”extended. The frame has brass screws and glazed alloy end plate viewing frames. One panel has its original colourful Duerr’s label with F. Duerr & Sons name, Manchester S.W. address and model designation ‘The Lifeguard patent Periscope’ within Shield & patent detail ‘Patent No 163/15 (1915)’. The original viewing panes within the frames are undamaged but have areas of staining and rubbing (if a soldier broke the viewing glass the company would replace both for a cost of 1 shilling & 6 pence). The metal work retains its original black paint finish. The periscope functions as it should. The instrument is contained in its original WW1 era webbing case with folding flap cover and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The rear of the case has a stitched belt loop. The case is in good clean condition. The price for this interesting WW1 trench warfare instrument includes UK delivery. Sn 17432
£0.00

WW2 1943 Busch Rathenow German Army Bakelite Compass With Blackened Brass Cover. Sn 17408 - 17408
This is an original WW2 dated German Army marching Compass. It has a polished steel mirror inside its blackened brass hinged lid, pointing arrow and Bakelite casing. One side of the casing has graduated numbers 1-5 (in cms & mms). The Bakelite has 3 small cartouches one with the maker’s name ‘Busch Rathenow’ another with ‘43’ (1943 date) and the other with inspection mark. The compass measures 3” x 2 ¼” and functions as it should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17408
£145.00

1937-1938 B.S.A 'Breakdown Pattern’ .177 Calibre Break Action Air Rifle With ‘B’ Prefix Serial Number. Sn 16099 - 16099
This is an excellent BSA Breakdown Pattern .177 Calibre Air Rifle. It has an 18 ½” clean rifled barrel and measures 41 ½” overall. It has an adjustable trigger, blade foresight and adjustable dial rear sight. In front of the rear sight is the BSA piled arms trademark. The metal work has excellent blue finish. There are no visible cylinder markings. The original undamaged wood stock has chequered BSA logo panels (illustrated). The stock has a grooved butt with trap. The left side of the trigger block bears the serial number 'B5362' which dates it’s manufacturer to between 1937 & 1938 (see page 30 of ‘The Collectors Guide To Air Rifles’ By Hiller) and the trigger is numbered ‘3’. The Rifle loads & fires as it should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16099
£275.00

SOLD SOLD (16/06) 1896 Winchester Model 1894 .32-40 Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17424 - 17424
This is a very good Winchester Model 1894 lever action Rifle in obsolete calibre .32-40. It has all original undamaged woodwork and its firing mechanism works as it should. Its 26” octagonal barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is stamped on one of the barrel flats '32-40' (calibre) and the stock strap 'Model 1894’ with Winchester name & 1894 patent detail (illustrated). The top of the barrel is stamped ‘ Manufactured By The Winchester Repeating Arms Co’ together with the company address (illustrated). The underside of the frame is stamped with number '52109' which dates its manufacture to 1896. It has a full length tube magazine, steel butt plate, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. At some point in its life a single sling swivel has been welded to the steel fore end block. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17424
£0.00

EXPERTLY REFURBISHED C1800 British Army In India Enfield Tower .750 Calibre Flintlock Musket. A 1043 - A 1043
This is an original flintlock musket made C1800 expertly refurbished to a high standard at some point in its life. It has a 33 ½” barrel. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang & fore end block. The musket has a block foresight and heavy military hammer fitted with flint. The lock plate is marked ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and has the Georgian Crown mark above later hand inscribed ‘GR’ (George Rex). It's all original wood stock has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The wood is numbered '371'. The musket is complete with steel ram rod and is fitted with sling swivels. The cocking and firing mechanisms of the weapon works as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1043
£975.00

**SUITABLE FOR DISPLAY ONLY** ZULU WARS ERA, 1874 British WD Enfield MK I Converted To MK II Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Service Rifle With Buff Leather Sling. A 1044 - A 1044
This is a rare piece which prior to the introduction of the 'obsolete calibre list' in the UK was deactivated in 1989 to the earliest UK specification. (barrel blocked, still cocks and dry fires). As an antique obsolete calibre rifle we can send this item direct to UK customers in its present condition without the need to obtain an EU deactivation certificate). This is Martini Henry service rifle is WD stamped and has its original woodwork throughout. The stock is stamped with crisp WD roundels and later 1800’s dates. It has a block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels fitted with buff leather sling, steel cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The rifle retains its original mark 1 grooved trigger which is also WD marked. The wood furniture has just the light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The metal work has even patina throughout. The action is stamped on the right side with faint Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and crisp Enfield Mark I to Mark II conversion designation and date '1874'. The barrel has several Victorian and WD proof inspection marks. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display but is accompanied by it's 1989 deactivation certificate. A 1044
£1,200.00

American Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company 1879 Patent ‘Dictator’ Factory Nickel Plated .32 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Pocket Revolver. Sn 17427:1 - 17427:1
Hopkins and Allen were a Norwich Connecticut based American arms manufacturing company. Known as the ‘Dictator’ Model, this revolver is one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This is an original example of the ‘Dictator’. It retains its original nickel finish which has minor blemishes to be expected with age. It has a 3” round steel barrel (7 ¼” overall). The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co DICTATOR Pat May 27 79 (1879)'. The underside of the barrel is stamped with a faint number that appears to be ‘8124’.It has a shrouded trigger, blade fore sight and undamaged polished horn grips. The barrel can be removed for speed loading. The single action only firing action works correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17427:1
£575.00

SOLD SOLD (10/06) CASED, C1840 English, John Manton London Gunmakers To The Royal Family, .36 Calibre Bar Hammer, 6 Shot Pepper Box Revolver & Accessories. Sn 17427:2 - 17427:2
The famous English gunsmiths John Manton (1752-1834) & Son, George Henry (1789-1854) worked at 6 Dover Street Piccadilly London. They were gunmakers to the British Royal family. This is an excellent cased, bar hammer pepperbox by J. Manton of London. The action works correctly. The pistol has a cluster of 6 x 3 ¼” barrels and measures 8” overall. The barrels are stamped with Victorian black powder proofs & numbered 1-6 .The rifled bores are clean with crisp rifling. The action, hammer, trigger guard and grip frame back have tooled foliate engraving. The grip strap back is signed by the maker ‘J. Manton London’ within banner. The pistol has its original undamaged Walnut grip with chequered panels. The pistol is contained in its original wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void brass shield. The inside of case has been re-lined at some point in its life. The inside of the lid has a John Manton & Sons trade label with Dover street Address and Royal appointment. The case has a brass lock with key. The case has compartments which contain accessories including an empty percussion cap tin, a steel bullet mould, a copper and brass black powder flask, a small metal container with screw top lid, a horn sheathed wood ram rod, 2 wood handled tools and a small quantity of pre moulded lead balls. The price for this excellent cased pistol by a famous gunsmith includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17427:2
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (09/06) 1860’s Cased English London Made Webley Bentley Pattern 80 Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer, Octagonal Barrel & Accessories. Sn 17427:3 - 17427:3
Joseph Bentley held the patent for a double action revolver which he allowed to lapse in 1861. Thereafter the Birmingham & London Gun Trades made them in various forms. This is an excellent, original, cased Webley Bentley Pattern .80 Bore Five shot percussion revolver. Made C1860’s it has black powder proof marks. The double action only firing mechanism works as it should. It has the correct external safety catch and loading lever. The pistol has a 5” octagonal barrel ( 10" overall). The top barrel flat has foliate engraved decoration and is signed ‘London’ (no maker’s name visible). The barrel’s bore has just light staining consistent with age and use & has crisp rifling. It has a brass post fore sight and ‘v’ notch block rear sight. The metal has even patina and faint engraved scroll work on its frame. It has a spurless hammer and its chequered walnut grip is undamaged. It is contained in its wood case. The case has been relined with green felt at some point in its life and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon and its accessories. The accessory compartments contain an original brass and copper black powder flask, rod, brass ball & bullet mould, 2 moulded lead balls, an empty kynoch labelled percussion cap tin, an empty un-labelled tin, a white metal oil bottle with screw off lid which has an integral oil applicator/ tool, 2 steel tools one with wood handle. The case has a lock with 2 keys which work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17427:3
£0.00

RARE,ORIGINAL EARLY PRODUCTION, American Civil War, Sharps New Model 1863 .52” Capping Breech Loading Percussion Single Shot Rifle With Patch Box & Sling. A 1045 - A 1045
The Sharps was one of the best known percussion breech loading guns made by the Union during the American Civil War. Designed by Christian Sharps it featured a vertical sliding block at the breech end of the barrel. It utilsed a paper cartridge which, when the sliding beech was closed cut the end from the casrtridge. The percussion system then fired the shot. The top of the barrel, left and right sides of the receiver have Sharps & R,S Lawrence patent markings (Lawrence was chief armourer at the sharps factory) and ‘New Model 1863’ designation. The action tang has faint numbers which appear to be ‘174’ indicating early production. The steel butt plate tang, action, frame and barrel have factory inspector’s marks. The rifle’s 30” barrel has just light staining consistent with age & crisp rifling (47” overall length). It has block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight and sling swivels fitted with leather sling. The metal work has its original finish with even patina. The stock has just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The patch box has a hinged iron lid. The weapons loading and firing actions operate as they should. This is an excellent example of a scarce, highly desirable and historic Sharps rifle. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1045
£4,750.00
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