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Scarce, British Officers Musket Bore, Model 1799 Eliott Yeomanry Flintlock Carbine by Raper of Leeds. Sn - 21879
This carbine takes its name from the designer General George Augustus Eliott. It was first approved in June 1773 and was intended for light dragoons. Although a 20 year old design at the onset of the Napoleonic War (1803-1815), it was still in use long after 1815. This is a scarce British Officers private purchase Model 1799 Eliott service carbine made by Raper of Leeds. Benjamin Raper was first recorded as a gunsmith at Bottom of Baggate, Leeds in 1823 and at 56 Call Lane from 1827 to 1837. This is a musket bore (.75 inch) volunteer Eliott model 1799 yeomanry carbine made by Benjamin Raper of Leeds and is nicely engraved on the side of the lock plate RAPER.LEEDS together with 2 line border line engraving as does the ring neck cock. The carbine has a nicely browned 28 inch barrel with an overall length of 44 inches. The barrel is nicely stamped at the breech with 2 crisp civilian proof marks for privately made barrels and has a nice clean bore with light staining due to residue in service. The carbine has regulation brass mounts, flat side-plate of shaped outline, brass fore-end cap, three ramrod pipes and as mushroomed steel ramrod. The carbine has a polished full stock woodwork with a hand rail butt. The stock is stamped JD behind the brass trigger guard. The barrel has a fore sight which also doubles as a stud for the bayonet. The carbine is in excellent condition having seen little service. See pages 55, 56, 57 & 78 British Military Longarms 1715-1815 by D.W. Bailey, British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard l. Blackmore & chapter 4 in British Cavalry Carbines & Pistols of the Napoleonic Era by Barry Chisnall and Geoffrey Davies and page 314, British gunmakers, Volume Two by Nigel Brown. NB As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21879
£3,750.00

Tower .577 Enfield Percussion Indian Cavalry Carbine. Sn - 21876
This is a Tower, Enfield percussion cavalry carbine. The carbine is fully stocked to within 1 inch of the muzzle with a barrel length of 26 inches with an overall length of 41 ½ inches. The carbine has a smooth bore with a diameter of .577 inches. These were made for the Indian army after the Indian Mutiny where Indian soldiers were only given smooth bore weapons after the mutiny. The lockplate is stamped TOWER with the Queens crown over VR (Victoria Regina). The barrel has a nice smooth finish with a clean bore and is fitted with a rear sight with one fixed sight and two folding leaf sights. The rear sight has platinum lines to the sight and the t folding sights. The barrel is held to the stock by 2 Baddley bands and is stamped with the name WATT in front of the rear sight. The carbine has a captive swivel ramrod to the barrel and the barrel. The breech and tang are extensively stamped including 7 S X on breech and on the tang. The left hand side of the stock has the cavalry carbine bar and ring for securing the carbine to the horse. The carbine also has a brass chained nipple protector. The smooth woodwork is stamped on the left hand side of the stock 1Fe and 71 over 01. NB As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Delivery is to the U.K. mainland by arrangement and at cost. Sn 21876
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (15/07) Tower, Model of 1844, Yeomanry .65” Bore Percussion Carbine, 1845 Dated, to the Ayr Yeomanry Cavalry. Sn - 21882
The Tower Yeomanry percussion carbine of 1844 was brought into service to replace the various earlier models of yeomanry carbines. The gun was based on the Second Model Victoria Carbine reduced in size with a 20 inch barrel. This is a Tower made model of 1844 Yeomanry percussion carbine that has a 20 inch barrel with an overall length of 38 inches. The carbine reduced the number of ram rod pipes to 1 and retained a steel mushroomed head captive swivelling ramrod. The barrel is retained by two wedges and has fixed rear and fore sights. The barrel is smooth and is profusely stamped with proof and ordnance stamps. The bore is clean with just the normal staining and residue from use. The 5 ¼ inch lockplate has double line border engraving as has the hammer. The lockplate is stamped with the Queens crown over VR (Victoria Regina) TOWER 1845 (date) and an ordnance stamp. The walnut stock has a nice smooth finish and is stamped with a crowfoot over BO (Board of Ordnance) and 45 over 3. The left hand side of the stock has the cavalry bar (ordnance stamped) and ring attached to it. The stock is fitted with brass furniture and the top of the butt plate is engraved with A over YC & A over 77. (Ayr Yeomanry Cavalry, Weapon number A77). The weapon cocks & dry fires crisply. See page 43 & plate 38, British Military Longarms 1715-1815 by D.W. Bailey, NB As an antique carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21882
£0.00

Nazi German E&F Horster Solingen (Rarity Value 7) 1933 Pattern SA Dagger With "Alles Fur Deutschland" Motto Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 21874 - 21874
This is an original 1933 pattern SA dagger and scabbard. The blade is crisply stamped with E&F Horster Solingen makers name withing trademark roundel. Approximately 8,000 Horster’s trademark daggers were made and are rated rarity value 7 (10 being highest rarity value) in the book ‘The service daggers of the SA & The NSKK’ by Siegert. The wood grip is original and undamaged with just a few light surface scratches. The Nazi German National Emblem ’Eagle With Swastika’ and 'SA' roundel are perfectly fitted. It has a nickel plated cross guard & pommel. The guard is stamped ‘Ha’. The blade has the correct crisp "Alles Fur Deutschland" etched & blued inscription. The blade has some areas of surface rubbing but it does not affect the inscription or maker’s name & roundel. The dagger is complete with its original brown anodised metal scabbard. The scabbard has a single hanging ring, nickel plated chape and throat mount. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21874
£745.00

Pietta, Colt Army 1860 Model 9mm Calibre Blank Firing/Downward Venting Revolver. - MISC 1015
The Colt Model 1860 Army cap & ball revolver was a six-shot, single-action percussion weapon produced by Colt's Manufacturing Company. It saw widespread use in the American Civil War and on the American Western frontier. The Colt design lives on today in the form of quality live firing pistols true to the original Colt pistols, from Italian manufacturers Uberti, Pietta and Euro arms. This is a quality Pietta made steel and brass downward venting copy of a Colt Army Model 1860 percussion pistol firing a 9mm blank cartridge. This quality gun retains all its original blued finish to the cylinder and barrel together with a brass trigger guard. The gun is stamped on the side of the barrel F.LLI PIETTA-MADE IN ITALY and WESTERN ARMY 1860 CAL.9mm KNALL. The single action army pistol has a foresight, rounded brass trigger guard and hardwood grips. The barrel is blocked *see images* and it is downward venting. The length of the pistol is 14 inches with a 8 inch barrel. The pistol cocks and dry fires correctly and the price includes UK delivery. MISC 1015
£250.00

**SCARCE**UNUSUAL**WW2 Burma Campaign British Chindit Special Forces, Fighting Knife / Machete With Barong Blade & British Military Form Leather Scabbard. Sn 21889 - 21889
The Chindits – officially in 1943 designated the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade and in 1944, the 3rd Indian Infantry Division was a British "Special Force" that served in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944 during the Burma Campaign in WW2. The barong is a thick, leaf-shaped, single-edged blade sword. It is a weapon used by Muslim Filipino ethnolinguistic groups like the Tausug, Sama-Bajau, or Yakan in the Southern Philippines. This is an original scarce & unusual Chindit combat Machete with barong blade (locally made knives saw much use in WW2 see page 117 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook). As is common with these knives there were many variants and had no manufacturer or date marks. Our example has an undamaged solid Tropical hardwood handle, curved for grip and secured to the tang by 2 rivets. It has a heavy Barong, leaf shaped blade which has just areas of staining consistent with tropical war service. The blade is 11 ¾” long, 2” broad at its widest and the spine is 5mm thick. There is just one small chip to the cutting edge consistent with service use. The blade is sharp. The hilt has a brass ferrule. The original British military grade leather scabbard has quality stitched edges and has a single belt loop to the rear of the scabbard. The scabbard has a leather retaining strap with buckle fastener. The leather is neatly cut for a length of 2 ¼” near the throat consistent with the blade being holstered and withdrawn from the scabbard during war service, the cut is stable and may have been made purposely by the Chindit who carried it to allow the machete to be drawn quickly. The leather is clean and supple and all stitching intact. The price for this rare, unusual form Chindit machete includes UK delivery. Sn 21889 (in FS box) **NB This item was found together with stock number Sn 21890 WW2 Chindit Fighting Knife which is available separately on this website**.
£495.00

WW2 Burma Campaign Chindit Special Forces, Fighting / Combat Knife & Scabbard To N.Osborne. Sn 21890 - 21890
The Chindits – officially in 1943 designated the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade and in 1944, the 3rd Indian Infantry Division was a British "Special Force" that served in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944 during the Burma Campaign in WW2. This is an original combat knife in the form carried by Chindit troops. These fighting knives were manufactured in India during WW2 and come in a number of variations. An example with the same scabbard as ours is illustrated on page 206 plate 496 of Flook’s book British & Commonwealth Military Knives. As is common with these knives there are no manufacturer or date marks on our example. The undamaged wood slab grips are secured to the Tang by 3 steel pins. The grips have just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has a 7” long drop point blade. The blade is sharp with just a few small nibbles to the cutting edge and staining consistent with age and service use. It measures 11 ½” overall length. The hilt has an oval brass finger guard. The ricasso of the blade is punch dot stamped with initials ‘N.O.’ on both sides. The correct original scabbard is in excellent condition, made of leather, stitched along the edges and has a single belt loop to the rear of the scabbard. The scabbard has a leather retaining strap with press stud fastener. The rear of the leather has period hand scratched name ‘N. Osborne’ which matches the initials on the knife blade most likely the name of the Chindit who carried this knife. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21890 (in FS box) **NB This item was found together with stock number Sn 21889 WW2 Chindit Machete Fighting Knife which is available separately on this website**
£595.00

German, WW2, S94/98 Knife Bayonet, 1939 Dated & Scabbard with Matching maker & Numbers. - ED 2141
This is a matching maker and numbers German S94/98 bayonet for the German K98 service rifle bayonet by P Herdera. The bayonet is in good condition and the blade retains much of its original blued finish. The bayonet is fitted with dark brown undamaged bakelite grips. The blade is stamped P HERDERA Sn on one side of the ricasso and the number 8545 a on the other side. The scabbard throat is stamped P HERDERA Sn 1939 (date) on one side and the matching number 8545a on the other. The hilt of the bayonet carries two nicely stamped waffenampt 255 numbers. This is a nice early WW2 bayonet and scabbard in excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. (German Box 2) ED 2141
£225.00

**AS FOUND UN-MESSED WITH**Cased, WW1 Era Imperial German Army Officer’s, Fernglas ’08 (Model 1908), 6 X 39 Magnification, Binoculars By C.P Goerz Berlin With Eye Piece Protector Cover & Neck Strap. Sn 21906 - 21906
These are an original cased pair of WW1 era German, Fernglas 6 X 39 Magnification Infantry Officer's Binoculars in as found un-messed with condition (see page 20 of Military Binoculars & Telescopes For Land Air & Sea Service by Seeger). The binoculars have a field green finish with adjustable eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars fitted with original leather neck strap and metal eye piece protector cover. All optics are excellent & function as they should. The binoculars are stamped 'Fernglas 08', together with the manufacturer's name ‘C.P Goerz Berlin’ and number ‘Nr 15609’ (illustrated). The binoculars are contained in their fitted sturdy leather case with hinged lid. The rear of the case has belt loops. The lid has brass studs on the left and right sides which fasten to leather tabs with eyelets on the body of the case. The inside of the case has original paper Fernglas ’08 instructions in German text & the front of the case has matching maker details impressed ‘C.P Goerz A.G Berlin’. All leather & stitching are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21906
£295.00

**SOLD 18/7**Early Indian Tulwar Hilt With Later WW1 Era Wilkinnson Sword Pall Mall London Blade Indian Frontier Police Presentation Tulwar (Aka Talwaar Or Talwar) Fighting Sword / Sabre Etched To Special Constable Jack F. Raspin & Scabbard. Sn 21895 - 21895
The Tulwar (also spelled talwaar and talwar, is a type of curved sword or sabre from the Indian subcontinent). Like many swords from around the world with an etymology derived from a term meaning simply 'sword'. The typical Talwar is a type of sabre, characterised by a curved blade, possessing an all-metal hilt with integral quillons and a disc-shaped pommel (sometimes called the 'Indo-Muslim hilt' or 'standard Indian hilt'). The Tulwar was used by both Cavalry and Infantry. When a blow was struck by a skilled warrior, limbs could be amputated and persons decapitated. The spike attached to the pommel could be used for striking the opponent in extreme close quarter circumstances when it was not always possible to use the blade (see pages 601 and 602 of A Glossary of Arms & Armor by Stone where similar Tulwars are described and illustrated). Our quality example has an early Indian Tulwar hilt re-bladed by Wilkinson Sword in the WW1 era has all of the correct Tulwar characteristics such all metal construction, small grip, disc with point pommel, curved 33” long, fullered sabre blade, knuckle guard and hilt langets. The brass hilt is hand decorated with foliate and Geometric designs. The Tulwar measures 38 ½” overall length. The clean English made Wilkinson blade is heavily decorated with tooled foliate and geometric decoration. One side has tooled banners & arms and the reverse has an etched presentation panel ‘CAPTAIN & MRS HERBERT ANSELL PRESENT THIS INDIAN FRONTIER POLICE TULWAR TO JACK F. RASPIN IN APPRECIATION OF HIS SERVICES AS A SPECIAL CONSTABLE DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-19’. The blade is signed by the maker ‘Wilkinson Sword Pall Mall London. Partially visible beneath one of the langets. The sword is accompanied by its leather covered covered wood, brass mounted scabbard with 2 brass hanging rings. The leather covering has some small areas of surface wear consistent with age. The price for this presentation Tulwar worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 21895
£0.00

Imperial German 1811 Pattern Prussian 'Blucher' Light Cavalry Sabre / Mounted Artillery Sword (British Pattern 1796) Regiment Marked ‘R.A’ To The Reserve Artillery & Scabbard Regiment Marked ‘R.A.M’ To The Reserve Artillery Munitions Column & Scabbard. - 21833
This is the German version of the British 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre used during the Napoleonic Wars. It was adopted by the Prussians as the 'Blucher’ or '1811 Pattern' Sabre. This original 'Blucher' Sabre is in very good condition. It has a single edged, fullered 32 ¼” Sabre blade (37 ½” overall). Its cross guard, knuckle guard, pommel and ribbed wood grips are in good undamaged condition. The guard is Regiment marked ‘2 R.A. 3.6’ (2nd Battalion Reserve Artillery Regiment Number 3 Weapon 56). and numbered ‘581’. The spine of the blade has matching number ‘581’ and partially visible date ’18??’. The Sabre is complete with its steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The throat has Regiment marks ‘R.A.M. 20.61’ (Reserve Artillerie Munitionskolonne (Artillery Munitions Column) Number 20 Weapon 61, see page 26 of German Small Arms markings by Gortz & Bryans). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21833
£845.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. British WW2, PIAT (Projector Infantry Anti-tank) Mark III HEAT (High Explosive Anti Tank) Round With Fuze & Fuze Carrier with Securing Clip. Sn - 21833
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a rare British WW2, PIAT (Projector Infantry Anti-tank) Mark III HEAT (High Explosive Anti Tank) round. The round is complete with its original nose fuse. The PIAT was designed in response to the British Army's need for a more effective hand-held infantry anti-tank weapon. It consisted of a steel tube, a trigger mechanism and firing spring, and was based on the spigot mortar system and instead of using a propellant to directly fire a round; the spring was cocked and tightened. When the trigger was pulled, it released the spring that pushed the spigot forward into the rear of the bomb. This detonated the cartridge in the base of the bomb, was then thrown forward off the spigot and if lucky re cocked the weapon for firing again. The PIAT possessed an effective range of approximately 100 yards. This system meant that the PIAT had several advantages, which included a lack of muzzle smoke to reveal the position of the user, the ability to fire it from inside buildings. The PIAT entered service in 1943 and was first used during the Allied invasion of Sicily that year; it remained in use with British and Commonwealth forces until the early 1950s. The PIAT replaced the .303 Boys anti-tank rifle which was adopted in 1937 and soon proved itself unable to defeating heavy armour. As well as being used in the anti-tank role, the PIAT was an effective way of opening doors on buildings at a safer distance and the resulting explosion was usually enough to subdue opposition in the building. This projectile retains much of its original green painted finish with a blue band near the nose with a narrow yellow line above and below it. The PIAT has its original hollow charge nose cone which is held on by a screw on pressed steel collar. The PIAT is complete with its original alloy fuze, 2 piece fuze carrier and the spring steel securing clip to retain the assembly to the tail fin assembly. The price for this round 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. Sn 21883
£595.00
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