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1832-1867 English Benjamin Sturman London Side Hammer 28 Bore Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Steel Rifled Barrel, White Metal Lion’s Head Butt Plate & Captive Steel Ramrod. Sn 21681:14 - 21681:14
Benjamin Sturman was an English Gunmaker recorded as working at 17 Union Street 1832-34, 42 Kingsland Road 1835-54, 45 Kingsland Road 1855-66 & 72 Kingsland Road 1867 (see (see page 153 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown). This is a nice side hammer percussion traveling pistol by Benjamin Sturman. It is 9” overall length with a 4” octagonal sighted barrel. The action and barrel have English black powder proofs. The barrel’s rifled barrel has just staining consistent with age and well defined rifling. The top of the barrel is signed by the maker ‘B.Sturman London’. The action, Dolphin hammer & trigger guard have foliate engraved decoration. The pistol has a captive steel ram rod. The action works crisply. The Walnut grip with fine chequering is excellent & undamaged. The back of the grip is inlaid with void white metal escutcheon. The butt has a White Metal Lion’s Head Butt Plate. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 21681:14 (drawers office)

C1790 English, Twigg Of London 50 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Safety Bolt. Sn 21608:14 - 21608:14
John Fox Twigg was born at Grantham, Linconshire, in 1732 and is listed by Heer (1978) as being apprenticed to the Irish gunmaker, Edward Newton (active 1718-1764), though no dates for the apprenticeship are offered. By 1755, Blackmore (1986) lists Twigg working as a gunmaker from Angel Ct., Charing Cross until 1760 when he moved to 132 Strand, opposite Catherine Street and continued at this address until 1776. He moved again in 1776, this time to Piccadilly where he remained until 1790. During these 14 years he opened several warehouses; at little Somerset Street, in 1771; 30 Cornhill, 1777 and Tower Hill in 1779. His only son, John, was apprenticed in 1786 to Henry Nock, and subsequently inherited his father's business. This is a nice flintlock pocket pistol by Twigg, London. It measures 7” overall with a just over 2 ¼” screw off steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The action is marked ‘Twigg’ within panel on one side and the reverse ‘London’ within matching panel. The underside of the frame has English black powder proof marks. It has a steel cock, sliding safety bolt and steel trigger guard. The pistol’s original bag shaped wood grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21608:14 (drawers office)

Post 1957, Small Frame Webley MK IV .380 Calibre Pocket Revolver With 3” Barrel, B prefix serial Number & 6 x Inert Deactivated Rounds Of .380 Ammunition**2022 UK / EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** D 6012 - D 6012
Webley MK IV 3” barrel pocket revolvers with B prefix serial numbers were introduced in 1957 and were available throughout the 1960’s ( see page 169 of Bruce & Reinhart's book Webley Revolvers). This is a very good example. The small frame pistol has a 3" barrel. The frame of the pistol is stamped with serial number 'B38355’. The cylinder frame is signed 'Webley & Scott Ltd Made In England' & ‘Webley MK IV .38’. Its metal work has its original blue finish and its Webley signature black chequered composite grips are undamaged. The butt is fitted with lanyard ring. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2022 it has open cylinders that will accept inert rounds. The hammer can be manually moved, its hammer safety catch moves locking the hammer in the closed position and pulling the trigger revolves the cylinder. The pistol comes with 6 x inert deactivated brass cased rounds of .380 calibre ammunition. The price includes UK delivery and UK/EU deactivation certificate. D 6012

**RARE**WW1 VETERANS BRING BACK**1908 Erfurt Arsenal Imperial German Army 7.92×57mm Calibre Kar 98 Storm Troopers Rifle. **2024 UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** Sn 21681:14 - 21681:14
This is a rare to find pre WW1 dated Mauser Kar 98 rifle. This rifle clearly a British WW1 veterans bring back was found screwed to the wall of a public house above the bar (2 screw holes can be seen in the images). These short rifles were issued to German 'Storm Troopers' in WW1 for attacking and clearing trenches. The rifle measures 43 ½” overall. The breech is crisply stamped 'Crown Erfurt 1908'. It is also marked 'Kar 98' designation. The weapon is serial number 6838. It has matching numbers on the metal work but un-matching number bolt. It all original woodwork and is complete with steel butt plate. The metal work is undamaged with even aged patina throughout. There are Imperial German proof/ Inspection marks on the metal work and wood. The rifle has a bayonet bar, adjustable rear sight & winged fore sight. The stock is slotted for sling anchor and it has its original forward sling bar. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2024 the weapon’s bolt and trigger move. The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 21681:14

**QUALITY**Victorian English Golden (Most Likely Chas (Charles) Golden Bradford Yorkshire) 12 Bore Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre, Double Damascus Barrelled, Rotary Underlever, Break Action, Breech Loading Shotgun. Sn 21734 - 21734
This is a nice quality 12 bore pin fire double Damascus barrelled shotgun made C1860’s. It is rotary under lever break action and has original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and fore stock. The underside of the stock has a void white metal disc inlaid. The shotgun’s 29” Damascus steel barrels have smooth bores. The bores have just light staining consistent with age and use. The shotgun has double hammers & triggers, bead fore sight and grooved action rear sight. It measures 45 ¾” overall. The lever, side plates, hammers and trigger guard with extended tang have tooled foliate decoration. The action plates are signed by the maker ‘Golden’ (most likely Chas (Charles) Golden a Yorkshire based gunsmith with premises at 10 Cheapside, Bradford between 1864-C1870, 10 Cheapside C1874-C1883, Market Street C1866, 53 Tyrrell Street C1890-C1897 and was finally recorded at 7 Northgate C1901, see page 227 of the book British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). The barrel rib has very faint indistinct ‘Golden’ name and unreadable address. The inside of the action has English proofs. The break action and firing actions of the weapon work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique pin fire shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21734

British East India Company Pattern 1839/42 Socket Bayonet & Scabbard. 21749. - 21749
The East India Company adopted the percussion system in 1840 and in the season of 1840/41, 12,000 muskets, 1,760 fusils and 900 rifles all using the percussion system were with other arms, shipped to India. The East India Company also issued a new pattern bayonet in this period but the date od adoption is not known. It had normal triangular blade and socket but the collar is fitted to take an entirely different spring (See Watts & White No 725 on pages 297 & 359 for reference). The metalwork is in very good condition with light age related staining. The bayonet is marked with the numbers ‘4’ ‘83’ and the scabbard number ‘1’ ‘28’. Blade length; 40cm - Overall 49 ½ cm. The leather is supple *stitching loose to rear* there are 3 studs missing, one from the chape and two from the locket, all of which have minor movement but are intact. The price includes UK delivery. 21749. (Sockets Box)

**VERY RARE**1913-1914 Crawford Smuggling Operation, Irish U.V.F**1883 Dated, French Model 1874 Gras Sword Bayonet By St Étienne Arsenal With Red Hand Of Ulster Grip Stamp Period Converted To Fit Smuggled Mauser G88 Rifles & Scabbard. Sn 21745 - 21745
The Larne gun-running was a major gun smuggling operation organised in April 1914 in Ireland by Major Frederick H. Crawford and Captain Wilfrid Spender for the Ulster Unionist Council to equip the Loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF). Other smuggling operations also secured weapons for the UVF). Smuggled UVF weapons usually bear the Red Hand Of Ulster symbol. This is an original French Gras Sword bayonet for the Model 1874 Gras rifle, the successor of the Chassepot period converted to fit smuggled UVF German Mauser G88 Commission Rifles (the G88 rifle illustrated in the images is not included but is available separately on this website stock number Sn 9727. The rifle is not UVF marked. The bayonet fits the rifle perfectly). The bayonet has a straight, clean 20 ¾” ‘T section’ blade. The back of the blade is dated 1883 and is marked by the manufacturer ‘Manuf D’Armes De St. Étienne’. The slab wood grips are undamaged. One scale is impressed with the UVF roudel, Red Hand Of Ulster and ‘For God And Ulster’. It has a hooked quillon which is secured with two rivets and muzzle ring. It has a brass pommel and a steel push button release which operates smoothly. The cross guard has small inspection marks and is numbered ‘97324’. It is complete with its original steel scabbard which has un-matching number (see White & Watts Item No 201, pages 84 & 94 for model 1874 bayonets). The price for this very rare UVF piece includes UK delivery. Sn 21745 (French bayonets box)

SOLD SOLD (06/06) Late 18th Century East India Company Socket Bayonet with East India Company Quartered Heart Mark. 21747. - 21747
Soon after its creation The Company began to use a ‘balemark,’ which identified its products as they arrived in busy ports or were sold on the trading floor. Initially a simple mark, this evolved by the 1700s into a heart shaped figure (denoting ‘good luck’) surmounted by a figure four (symbolising Agnus Dei – ‘Lamb of God’] and containing the initials of the company. This symbol became known as “the chop” a word derived from the Hindi छाप ćhāp – which means stamp. Triangular blade length; 40 ½ cm (52 ½ cm overall). The triangular blade is true and shows some staining due to its age. The socket clearly shows the merchants mark (quartered heart). The price includes UK delivery. 21747. (Sockets Box)

**Original** WW2 1944 'D-Day' British 3rd Pattern Paratroopers Jump Helmet By BMB With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 21682 - 21682
This is an excellent original WW2 1944 dated 3rd Pattern British Paratroopers Jump Helmet (See page 93 of For King & Country By Glenn). 3rd pattern Jump Helmets were manufactured from 1943 and featured a manganese steel shell with webbing liner & leather chin cup. They 1st saw action on June 6th 1944 for the Normandy Invasion. This helmet has the correct liner and has most of its original green paint. The leather sweatband is crisply date stamped '1944' together with manufacturer's mark 'BMB' and size '7 5/8'. The helmet has its original webbing chinstrap arrangement with leather chin cup. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% original. The price for this D-Day Para jump helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 21682

British Enfield Pattern1853 Socket Bayonet and Scabbard by Manufacturer Reeves. 21746. - 21746
This triangular tapered socket bayonet was the first universal issue British Army bayonet to have a locking ring, modelled on a French design. It was introduced with the new Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket and carried in a leather scabbard. This is a nice Birmingham maker marked 1853 socket bayonet from the second batch of 1853 pattern bayonets ordered from 1856 on, from both Enfield & The Birmingham trade makers. This example is stamped Reeves (Charles Reeves & Co of Birmingham advertised themselves as makers and exporters of edged weapons and plantation tools. While they did share in British War Department contracts for swords and bayonets, they had a large export market, particularly to the Americas) with an undecipherable mark below on the blade and the number 249 on the frog stud. The length overall is 20.5” with a blade length of 17” and a socket length of 3”. The Muzzle ring diameter (M.R.D) is 20mm. The blade has age related staining which is to be expected. The scabbard is in excellent order with supple leather, good stitching and metalwork is the early pattern (1853-1860) with teardrop frog stud let into the brown leather as opposed to the later variants where the frog stud was attached to the top locket. See Skennerton's book British & Commonwealth Bayonets, item B145 pages 105-109 for reference. The price includes UK delivery. 21746. (Sockets Box)

WW2 1945 British WD Airborne Paratrooper’s Camouflaged Denison Smock With Correct 'Half Zip' Fastener By Silbertson & Sons Ltd Small Size 1. Sn 21665 - 21665
This is an original WW2 British Camouflaged Denison Smock with correct half zip (see pages 100 to 106 of Denison published by Wilson & Military Mode where similar 1945 dated smocks are illustrated ). It has its original clean and undamaged cotton label inside 'Smocks Denison Airborne Troops Size 1 Height 5 Ft 3”- 5 Ft 5”, Breast 34”- 36”, 1945 (date) and War Dept arrow'. All material and stitching are clean with just light service wear. It's half zip works perfectly and it has correct 'Newey' stud fasteners. As is common the original ‘monkey tail’ flap has been contemporarily removed. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21665

WWI Dated Imperial German 1898/05 Butcher Knife Bayonet Scabbard by Manufacturer Luneschloss. 21750. - 21750
The Bayonet M1898/05 would succeed the M1898 long bayonet. It had a much stronger design but was still very long. In the beginning of the Great War it came with high ears and without flash guard. The M1898 ‘New Pattern’ was missing the ‘ears’ and is characterised by the addition of a thin sheet of steel as muzzle fire protection on top of the grip. The original German First World War butcher blade bayonet was used with the Mauser Gewehr 98 (GEW 98) the standard issue service rifle of Imperial Germany. This example was manufactured by ‘Luneschloss Solingen’ (The Peter Daniel Lüneschloss Waffen-Fabrik company was founded in 1810. It originally began as a cutlery manufacturer but started the production of edged weapons in 1848. They marketed their own etched and engraved: weapons, cutlery and tableware. Lüneschloss registered in Solingen on May 10, 1881. The company continued to manufacture edged weapons after the end of the first world war) as stamped on one side of the ricasso. The top of the spine is stamped with a date code ‘W 16’ (1916) and inspection stamps. The top of the pommel has two further inspection stamps. The wooden grips are held with two studs are good and intact. The correct steel scabbard is showing signs of age related wear with an inspection stamp to the top of the throat. See ‘White & Watts’ The bayonet Book, pages 114 & 123, No 267. The price includes UK postage and packing. 21750. (Box 2)
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