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Late Victorian/ Edwardian Era Bali / Indonesian Native Kris Dagger With Antique Ivory Hilt, Hand Forged Acid Wash Blade, Antique Ivory Scabbard & Antique Ivory Chop Sticks / Hair Tools Mounted On Period Hand Carved Grotesque Murti Vengeful God Stand. - 17740
The Kris is a type of dagger, traditionally worn as a status symbol and carried by warriors. These daggers were said to have originated in Java in the 14th Century but were adopted in all parts of the Archipelago with broad variations between the islands of Bali, Java & Sumatra. The Kris is characterised by its distinctive wavy blade (see 383 to 393 of ‘A Glossary Of The Construction Decoration & Use Of Arms & Armour by Stone where many variants of Kris are described and illustrated). Often these daggers were mounted on carved wood Kris stands in the form of dancers or Grotesque Murti God figures for display in homes and temples (examples of these stands, two with similar grotesque faces as ours are illustrated on page 393 of Stone’s book). The blade of the Kris dagger is given its characteristic shape by folding different types of metal together and then washing it in acid. Kris were often infused with arsenic to add colour / brightness during their forging but the method of doing this was a closely guarded secret among Smiths. This is an excellent Bali / Indonesian Kris made in the late 1800's -Early 1900's. It has a 13 ½” long acid washed, hand forged Kris blade which incorporates its ornate barbed design at the hand guard. The antique ivory hilt is hand carved with typical stylised birds head form and it has an ornate copper or brass ferrule. The dagger measures 16” overall and is complete with its original antique ivory scabbard which has metal bands. The Kris is accompanied by 2 period antique ivory chop sticks / hair tools which are each 7 ¾” length. All are mounted on their original period Kris stand. Hand carved from tropical hardwood and painted in vivid red, white, green black and gold colours the full body sculpture of a kneeling Grotesque figure with ornate ceremonial crown, armour & war like face is typical of Murti vengeful / protective God sculptures seen in Bali / Indonesia. The stand measures 21” tall and the base width is 9 ½” diameter. The base is covered in red felt. One clenched fist of the sculpture is holed to fit the Kris in its scabbard and chop sticks / hair tools. The price for this highly decorative ethnic piece includes UK delivery. Sn 17740
£975.00

Victorian Era English Mitchell Manchester Coachman's Multi Bladed Folding Knife With 11 Blades / Tools & Antique Ivory Scales. Sn 17739 - 17739
This is a nice Victorian era Coachman’s Multi Bladed Clasp Knife. The knife has 11 tools / blades including a removable spike tool, tweezers and screw driver tip. The 3” single edged blade, 3” saw blade, 1 ½” blade and hook tool are signed by the maker or retailer ‘Mitchell Manchester’. The knife also has folding holed gladius form blade/ tool, gimlet, corkscrew, and Coach door key. The blades and tools fold securely into the steel frame. The antique ivory scales are undamaged & secured by steel pins. One scale has an inlaid void white metal escutcheon. The knife has steel bolsters and German Silver shackle. Closed the knife measures 5 ¾” length. The length with larger blade open measures 9 ¼” overall. The price for this Coachman’s knife worthy of further research regarding the maker / retailer includes UK delivery. Sn 17739
£675.00

C1880 National Arms Co New York USA .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer (Colt No.1). Sn 17714 - 17714
The National Arms Company was a Brooklyn, New York-based manufacturer of firearms that flourished for a decade in the mid-19th century. Colt made their No.1 Derringer between 1870 and 1880. Colt designs were used by other American Arms manufacturer’s. This is an original .41 RF Calibre ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer By The National Arms Co New York similar to Colt’s No.1 derringer. It measures 5 ¼” overall with a 2 ½” barrel which has a flat ribbed top with brass blade fore sight. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining consistent with age and use. The underside of the barrel is numbered 11713. The top rib is marked by the manufacturer ‘National Arms Co’ and faint ‘Brooklyn NY’. It has a spurred steel hammer incorporating a ‘v’ rear sight and sheathed trigger. It has a hook handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy handle could be used to strike an assailant). Its walnut grips with chequered panels are undamaged. The action has scroll work decoration. The barrel swings to the left for loading. The barrel moves by operation of a sliding steel button on the right side of the frame. It cocks and dry fires. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17714
£745.00

INERT DEACTIVATED WW2 German SC-50 Splitterbombe And No25 Fuse Bomb. O 1591 - O 1591
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is an original German SC-50 Spliterbombe aerial bomb that originally weighed 54 Kg wth its explosive filling. The bombs dimensions are 200mm in body diameter and 1110mm in length The bomb is in good condition and is fitted with its AZ 25 B 25 (within a circle) B edr 41 (1941 date) 29d waffenampt 57. The fuse is fitted with a screw in steel gaine and is held in the side fuse pocket by a screwed collar. The bomb is fitted with its original bomb shackel. The bomb also has its original pressed steel fins which were originally held onto the bomb by screws. See page 54 and 150, German Air Dropped Weapons to 1945 by Wolfgang Fleischer. No licence is required to possess this inert round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Delivery is by arrangement and at cost. O 1591
£2,250.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 05/09) Large Frame WW1 Era ‘Montenegrin Gasser’ 5 shot, 11mm Obsolete Calibre Double Action Military Revolver With Ornate Decoration. Sn 17719 - 17719
The title 'Montenegrin Gasser' covers a variety of large calibre revolvers. In 1910 King Nicholas I of Montenegro proclaimed that all male citizens were the Militia and had a right and a duty to own a Gasser Pattern revolver. The standard issue in the Montenegrin military was the Austrian Gasser Model 1870 in 11mm which became known as the Montenegrin Gasser. The sudden demand was met by producers in Austria, Belgium and Spain. Single and double-action locks were used, grips were often in wood, ivory or bone, engraved decoration was common, and the predominant impression was one of weight and bulk. Gasser revolvers were used by the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War 1 and by various Armies including Italy & Yugoslavia in World War 2. The pistols were produced by the firm Leopold Gasser Waffenfabrik in Vienna from 1898 to 1912. This is a very good typically large frame Montenegrin Gasser revolver. The metal work has some original nickel plating tarnished in areas and undamaged wood grips. The metal work has intricate foliate engraved decoration, inspection marks and indistinct lettering (illustrated in image 2). The frame is numbered 14810. Its 2 stage, 3 ¾” barrel has a pinched blade fore sight. The barrel’s bore has just staining consistent with age and crisp rifling. The pistol measures 8 ¾” overall length. The pistol’s break action and firing mechanism work correctly in both single and double action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17719
£0.00

**VERY RARE**ONE OF 18,000**1919 Colt USA 1902 Military Model .38ACP Calibre Semi Automatic Pistol With Colt Signature Gutta Percha Grips & Military Lanyard Ring**UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** Sn 17748 - 17748
The Colt Model 1900 was a short-recoil operated "self-loading", or semi-automatic .38 calibre handgun introduced by Colt's Manufacturing Company at the turn of the 20th century. It also marked the introduction of .38 ACP, the round for which it is chambered (not to be confused with the shorter-cased .380 ACP), and was the first handgun to utilize short-recoil operation.It was developed from John M. Browning's earlier prototypes in the late 1890s. The United States military tested the design against other semiautomatic pistols by European makers, and adopted some versions for trial use. The M1900 and variants were also offered commercially. Variants included the Model 1902 Sporting, Model 1902 Military, Model 1903 Pocket (only in .38 ACP models; the .32 ACP model was a different design), and the Model 1905, which introduced the .45 ACP cartridge. The designs of 1909 and later did away with the front barrel link, replaced with a simple bushing, and would become the related, and famed, M1911 pistol. The Model 1902 Military Model had a lanyard swivel on bottom rear of left grip and was produced between 1902–1929. There were only about 18,000 of these fine pistols produced. This is an excellent example of the Colt 1902 Military Model in .38ACP calibre. It has the correct open military sights, external hammer and correct lanyard ring. The pistols metal work retains its original blue finish. Its original Colt signature Gutta Percha hard rubber grips are excellent and undamaged. The left side of the slide is crisply marked with Colt's Hartford USA address and 1997-1902 patent detail. The right side is marked ‘Automatic Colt Calibre 38 Rimless Smokeless’. The pistol is serial number ‘41390’ which dates its manufacture to 1919. The pistol’s original removable magazine has its spring and loading plate. The bottom of the magazine is stamped ‘Cal .38 Colt’. Deactivated to UK/EU specification the weapons slide moves backwards and forwards under spring tension, its trigger moves and the magazine can be removed. The price for this rare pistol, a fore runner of the iconic Colt M1911 pistol includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 17748
£2,200.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. Unfired Rare German Kriegsmarine WW2 8.8 cm SK L/35 (88 x 390R) Submarine Deck Gun High Explosive Nose Fused Round And Waterproof Transit Container. O 1592 - O 1592
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is Rare a WW2 German Kriegsmarine 8.8 cm SK L/35 (88 x 390R) submarine deck gun high explosive nose fused round. These guns were the standard deck gun of the type VII U boats from 1935. The steel cartridge case has the following head stamp, 43 (1943 date) aux (Polte-Werk, Magdeburg) 8,8-35St Marine waffenampt. The screw in primer is stamped C/12nAST 42 91942 date) 104 akb . The unfired steel high explosive projectile has a single copper driving band and is stamped 131 (marine waffenampt) bqo 3 41 (March 1941 date) 3c KPS . The projectile has a screw in base plug stamped 94 30 and a marine waffenampt. The screw in bae of the projectile is stamped 11h/41 bdo, WR in a circular monogram 3988 marine waffenampt.. The projectile is fitted with a Kz36 alloy nose fuse and is stamped Kz/36 1/43 T/3 . The paper and pressed cardboard charge bags from the projectile are included with the round. This round is complete with its rare alloy transit container with a quick release lid made of alloy, with a brass locking ring and a steel turn handle. Inside this lid is a pink circular label describing the round, (see photo). The metal turn handle assembly is stamped nkc over 194? This is riveted to the lid securing a brass locking ring. The alloy lugs on the transit container are stamped Sorst 1938 marine waffenampt followed by 88Abk 786. The alloy body if the transit container has corrosion holes but is intact and sturdy. (See P 224-225, Hogg, German artillery of WW2). No licence is required to possess this inert round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. O 1592
£1,400.00

**MATCHING NUMBERS** Military Browning Model 1935 Hi Power 9mm Calibre Semi Automatic Pistol With Webbing Holster. **UK / EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**Sn 17751 - 17751
The Belgian Browning Hi-Power was used by the British military and armed forces of other nations from the 1960’s. Hi-Power pistols were issued to the British Special Air Service throughout the Cold War era & during the Falklands War in 1982. This is an excellent Browning Hi-Power Semi Automatic pistol. This example has fixed combat sights. It is stamped with the Herstal FN marks (illustrated). The pistol is serial number ‘70047’ which is stamped on the slide and repeated on the frame. The breech has Belgian Liege ‘ELG’ mark. It has undamaged, chequered wood grips and magazine. The pistol comes with a webbing military holster. The olive green holster has a flap cover with retaining strap and buckle. It has a rear belt loop and hanging bar. The inside of the top flap and belt loop have indistinct stores markings. Internally the holster has a magazine carrier with flap cover which has a press stud fastener. Deactivated to UK/EU specification the pistols slide and trigger move and its magazine with loading plate and spring can be removed. The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 17751
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (03/09) Cased, ‘BOER WAR MODEL’ British Officer's Webley MK IV .450/ .476 Service Revolver With 'Birds Head' Grips Retailed By Army & Navy CSL London’ (Co-Op Society Victoria St London SW) & Accessories. Case Mounted With Disc To J.C. Tho - 17752
The Webley MK IV .450/ .455 revolver was approved for British military service on 5th October 1899. These weapons were supplied in such large quantities to British troops engaged in the South African wars during 1899 – 1902 , it was often referred to as the ‘Boer War Model’ (see page 201 of Webley Revolvers by Reinhart). This is an excellent, original example of the Boer War Model Webley MK IV revolver. It has the correct 6" barrel and has its original blue finish. The top of the barrel is signed by the retailer Army & Navy CSL London’ (Co-Op Society Victoria St London SW). The pistol has the correct undamaged 'Birds Head' shaped chequered panel grips. The frame is crisply marked ‘Webley Patents’, ‘MK IV’ and with the Webley winged bullet trademark. It is also stamped with calibre detail ‘.455/.476’ . The pistol is fitted with military lanyard ring. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2020, the pistol has open cylinders 4 of which will accept inert rounds and has a pinned and slotted barrel. The pistol’s hammer and trigger move. The revolver is contained in its period wooden case with hinged lid and lock (key absent). The lid is mounted with a brass disc engraved ‘J.C. Thompson Royal Signals’ (The Royal Signal Corps was created post Boer War in 1920). The case which is lined with blue felt has compartments which contain compartments for the pistol and accessories. There is also a wooden block holed for 32 rounds of ammunition. The holes contain 10 rounds of inert deactivated .455 calibre brass cased ammunition with lead bullet heads. The case also contains a white metal oil container with screw top lid and integral applicator tool. The base of the container is signed ‘James Dixon & Sons Sheffield’. The price for this cased ‘Boer War Model’ pistol worthy of further research includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 17752
£0.00

WW1 / WW2 Era Cased, WW2 German Army Voigtlaender (Sohn AG, Braunschweig) 6 X 30 Magnification Dienstglas Service Binoculars With Neck Strap. Sn 17770 - 17770
These are an original cased pair of Nazi German Army, 6 X 30 Magnification, Binoculars. The Binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars and are fitted with original leather neck strap. All optics are excellent and function as they should. One shoulder of the binoculars is marked ‘Dienstglas 6 x 30, 46586 & ‘H/6400’. The other is marked by the manufacturer ‘Voigtlaender’ ( u. Sohn AG, Braunschweig). The Binoculars are contained in their fitted sturdy leather case with hinged lid, clasp fastener and hanging bars fitted with shoulder strap. The case has period applied field green camouflage paint. The price for this excellent set of nicely marked binoculars includes UK delivery. Sn 17770
£225.00

**RARE**WW2 U.S. Army M1938/ M1941 Tankers Helmet By Wilson Athletic Goods Manufacturing Company, Size 7 ½ With Correct Original M1938 Tanker’s Resistal Goggles . Sn 17768 - 17768
The official designation for this simple 'bump protection' helmet is often suffixed M1938 or M1941. In 1938 the Ordnance Board initiated trials to find a replacement for the infantry and cavalry pattern tank crew helmets then in use (see page 130 of Government Issue Collector’s Guide by Enjames). The helmet is made from resin impregnated fibre with leather fittings and lining cradle. Typical of tank helmets of the period it provided no ballistic protection but was adequate for bump protection inside the tank. The shell of the M1 helmet could be worn over the tankers helmet if additional protection was needed. The helmet is in excellent, near un-used condition. The padded leather lining has a crisp ink roundel manufacturer stamp ‘Wilson Ath Goods Mfg Co & 7 ½ (size). It has flexible side flaps to house R-14 earphones. The helmet is mounted with its original M1938 Tanker’s Resistal Goggles. At the outbreak of WW2 Harry Buegeleisen Company registered this design of goggles (see page 131 of Enjame’s book). The goggles are clean and undamaged with red tinted lenses, alloy frames with soft leather support and webbing strap which fits correctly to the helmet. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17768
£595.00

SOLD SOLD (19/09) Early WW2 1939 Dated Home Front, British Police Sergeant’s 'Tommy' Helmet With Liner & Chinstrap. Sn 17769 - 17769
This is an excellent condition, complete, original, WW2, painted steel Police Sgt’s 'Tommy' helmet. The helmet is painted Navy Blue and has its original white paint lettering 'POLICE' and Sgt’s Chevrons. The inner rim of the helmet has faint indistinct stamps including date which appears to be'1939’. It has its original black oil cloth liner with adjustment cord and sprung webbing chinstrap all of which are completely intact. The helmet is undamaged with no denting and it retains most of its original paint. It is approx. UK size 7 ½. This is an excellent helmet made at the outbreak of WW2 when the threat of Air raids was imminent. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17769
£0.00
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