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**LARGE**QUALITY**American Civil War Era Confederate Forces William J. Mc Elroy Of Georgia Spear Point Bowie Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2382 - ED 2382
William J. Mc Elroy made all types of edged weapons and other metal items for the Confederate war effort. Located in Macon, Georgia, McElroy was a tinsmith before the war but quickly turned to manufacturing; items for the Confederacy. He is most noted for making swords but also made side knives, spurs, buckles, belts, and canteens. McElroy's swords and knives ranked among the finest made in the Confederacy. This is an excellent original large, American Civil War Era, Confederate William J. Mc Elroy Of Georgia Spear Point Bowie Fighting Knife & Scabbard. This size of knife were favoured by troops of both the confederate and Union forces during the American Civil War. This quality made example has a heavy 12 ¼” long double edged steel blade which is 5mm thick and 2” wide at its broadest. The knife is 17” overall length. The blade has just light staining consistent with age and is crisply signed by the maker ‘W.J. McElroy Macon GA (Georgia)’. This substantial piece has a hand turned wood handle, heavy brass finger guard and brass pommel cap. The open top brown leather scabbard has a copper riveted belt loop to the rear. All leather and stitching are clean and intact. The price for this excellent Confederate Civil War piece includes UK delivery. ED 2382

**MINT BORE**RARE**1870’s – 1880’s Victorian British Hills Patent Self Extracting Webley Type .442 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver. Sn 21727 - 21727
During the Victorian era, prompted by introduction of American Colt & Smith & Wesson cartridge revolvers, many British Officers bought their own large calibre metallic cartridge revolvers and favoured them over percussion issue weapons for use on campaign. These revolvers in Tranter/ Adams / Webley Bentley form were used during the Anglo-Zulu War & Crimean War . This is a rare British Stanley Hill’s Patent .442 Rim Fire obsolete calibre Self Extracting Webley type revolver in excellent condition, with hinged, tip up loading and extraction mechanism, and hinged side gate. The Stanley Hill’s Patent Self Extracting Revolver was manufactured in several calibres, and under a few names from the early 1870s until the early 1880s. Similar in form to Webley revolvers they were extremely well made, expensive examples of the British gunmakers art. The pistol’s double action firing mechanism works as it should in both single and double action. It has an 8” barrel (13 ¾” overall). The bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The barrel has a blade fore sight & ‘v’ notched frame rear sight. The top of the cylinder frame is signed ‘Hill’s Patent London’. It’s finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged with even aged patina and foliate engraved decoration. The price for this rare piece of British firearms history includes UK delivery. NB as an antique obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21727

**SOLD**LAYAWAY 15/5**MINT BORES*LARGE**1821-1867 English Cole & Co Devizes (Wiltshire) Over & Under, Double Barrel, 50 Bore, Percussion Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Barrels, Captive Steel Ram Rod & Hinged Butt Trap. Sn 21707 - 21707
This is a large over & under, percussion traveling pistol by Cole & Co Devizes. A family of Gunmakers named Cole worked in Devizes Wiltshire from 1821-1867, Robert 1821, John 1821-44 & Frederick 1864-67 (see page 94 of English Gunmakers by Bailey & Nie). In our books there is no record of Cole & Co working in Devizes but it will no doubt be this family. The pistol’s octagonal steel barrels are 3 ½” in length (8 ¾” overall). The smooth bores are near mint, clean & bright. The barrels have English black powder proofs. The top barrel flat is signed by the maker ‘Cole & Co Devizes’, has a silver bead fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. Its heavy steel frame is nicely engraved with foliate decoration. The trigger guard is engraved with a foliate design as is its hinged butt cap trap. It has double Dolphin hammers, double triggers & safety bolts for each hammer. Its captive steel ram rod swivels correctly. The pistol cocks and dry fires crisply. The original chequered panel walnut grip is undamaged and inlaid with void silver escutcheon. The price for this desirable pistol includes UK delivery. NB as an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21707 (drawers office)

WWI British Officers Trench/Campaign Lantern and Case to Lt M.E.C. Baggallay of the 11th Hussars. 21584. - 21584
Mervyn Eric Claude Baggallay was educated at Eton College Windsor prior to joining the British Army. He was a Lieutenant in the 11th Hussars (The 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army established in 1715. It saw service for three centuries including the First World War and Second World War but then amalgamated with the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales Own) to form the Royal Hussars in 1969). The quality black painted lantern has a copper coloured plate ‘The Koomah Regd’ to the front. The lantern would have been used by Lieutenant Baggallay in the trenches of WWI. It has 3 glazed windows, 3 bevelled *two heat cracked but intact* and one plain. Measuring 12 x 13cm and 36 cm high including chimney, not including legs. The original wooden handle is still intact. The black metal copper coloured metal lined case has a separate accessory space within. The front has been professionally inscribed with the owners name and regiment. The case measures ; 42 x 21 ½ x 15 ½ cm and has a lockable front latch and handle. This piece warrants more investigation. The price includes UK delivery. 21584.

C1800 British Naval Officer’s Dudley Of Portsmouth (Hampshire), 54 Bore Brass Action & Barrel Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 21705 - 21705
This is a nice Naval Officer’s brass flintlock pocket pistol by Dudley of Portsmouth made C1800. We cannot find any reference to a gunmaker named Dudley working in Portsmouth in our books. Online references indicate there was a 19th century, jeweller, silversmith and sword cutler named Dudley working at Grand Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire. The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½” screw off smoothbore brass barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. On one side of the brass action it is engraved by the maker or retailer 'Dudley' alongside foliate decoration. The other side has ‘Portsmh’ (Portsmouth) alongside martial banners and arms. It has a sliding safety, folding concealed trigger and steel cock. The action works as it should with a strong spring. It has London proofs on the underside of the action. Its walnut bag shaped grip is excellent, with no damage & inlaid with a void brass shield. 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 21705 (Drawers office)

*Original* British Officers WWI Period Holster for the 9mm Webley Automatic Pistol. 21741. - 21741
The Model 1909 was a modified and enlarged version of the Model 1908 chambered for the 9mm Browning Long cartridge. The pistol was not very popular and production stopped in 1914 after only 1,700 were made by Webley & Scott Birmingham/London. This original thick leather holster is in very good condition with leather, stitching and metalwork in perfect order. Measuring; 23 ½ cm in length and the flap is 15 cm at its broadest. The price includes UK delivery. 21741.

**1864 (RAT YEAR) DATED BEST QUALITY SPECIAL ORDER SAMURAI ORITA CLAN BLADE WORTHY OF ASSESSMENT IN JAPAN FOR PAPERS** Japanese Soshu School O-Tanto (Large Tanto) With Dated & Smith Signed Tang ‘NOBU SHIGE TSUKURU’ & Scabbard With Kogatana Knife. ED 2675. - ED 2675
This Japanese O Tanto has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written assessment notes accompany this piece. Extracts from the assessment and notes include “O Tanto (large dagger). Shape is Hirazukuri (slab sided no ridge line). Made in Soshu school (den) work. A best quality blade made in August 1864 (Rat year) signed ‘MOTOME ORITA UJI ?? MINAMOTO NOBU SHIGE TSUKURU’, working in Edo Furukawa castle in Shimosa province, also in Edo Yushima Tenjinshita. He made dense well foged Ko-Itame and gunome hamon with nioi crystal edges. Rated as making above average blades. This is a special order blade made for the Orita clan worthy of further research. Worthy of professional polish and papers in japan. Bright but covered in light scratches obscuring workmanship. Tsuka in black lacquer 1 chip otherwise good condition, Iron end mount with carved cloud dragon (old rust). Kogatana side knife has soft metal hilt showing cherry blossom tree with artisan working. Tsub hand guard is brass with round shapes inlaid with silver around rim. Fuchi Kashira are copper alloy with gourd & whisk?. Menuki are silver dogs in good condition. Wrapped in black ito very good condition. I think this man would have gone on to make even better blades but 4 years after this was made swords were banned from wear by Hattori edict from the Emperor. A lot of smiths went back to making tools to earn a living”. In his illustration of the blade he adds “cutting edge is 33.5 cm. Total length 46 cm. He translates the tang signature, clan name and date. In his illustrations he also describes other blade characteristics and measurements which can be seen in image 2. The price for this ancient blade with original UK expert opinion includes UK delivery. ED 2675.

WW2 1943 Dated Japanese Army Officer’s Nagoya Arsenal Type 98 Shin Gunto Sword Nakiri Shimei Smith Signed Tang ‘KANE NORI’ Officer’s Tassel Cord, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. Sn 19717. - 19717
This sword has been assessed by UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states “Type 98 Army officer’s Shin Gunto sword. This blade looks like a murato all over oil tempered bar stock steel.. Has no visible hamon temper line. The hazy / fuzzy hamon is put on with polishing stones. In bright polish signed (Nakiri Shimei) ‘KANE NORI’. This means signed by another worker in arsenal where this was made. Kane Nori made low to medium grade gendaito. His real name is Kojima Taro younger brother of Kane Michi (won 1st seat in 1941 sword making exhibition). Saya is metal parade scabbard, mounts are faded, brown paint is pitted and marked with war service wear. Most of its gilding & finish intact. Tsuka in overall good condition. Its knot loop has its original Lieutenant to Captain rank tassel (blue & brown), some wear but intact,. Locking catch is worn, does not lock”. In his illustrations Bill identifies a partial Nagoya arsenal stamp, painted assembly mark, translates the smith signature as above and date ‘March 1943’. He also provides measurements of the blade and other dimensions / characteristics which can be seen in image 2. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19717.

C1800 English Form Mothershead 54 Bore Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Screw Off Barrel, Safety Bolt & Folding Sprung Bayonet. Sn 21703 - 21703
This is an excellent, English form, steel framed percussion traveling pistol made or retailed by Mothershead (we cannot find a gunmaker named Mothershead in our books). The pistol measures 7 ¾” overall (bayonet closed) with a 2 ¾” turn off steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. On one side the action is signed by the maker or retailer ‘Mothershead’ below foliate decoration. The reverse has martial banners and arms. The underside of the action has crisp English black powder proof marks. It has a steel cock, sliding safety bolt and steel trigger guard. The pistol is fitted with a 2 ¼” long folding triangular section bayonet blade. The bayonet block has a sprung steel release button to allow the bayonet to fold into the closed position. When closed the tip of the bayonet fits into a notch in the front of the trigger guard. The bayonet is released and flicks open by pulling the trigger guard to the rear. The shank of the bayonet has initials ‘D.L’ most likely an inspection mark or bayonet maker’s initials. The pistol’s bag shaped walnut grip has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age. 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 21703 (drawers office)

*Scarce* Spanish M1907 Artillery Bolo Knife and Scabbard by Toledo Arms Factory. ED 2384. - ED 2384
The Bolo knife has long been a tool used for clearing jungle brush and for various agricultural purposes. To this day, bolo knives are forged in villages across the archipelago. It is inspired by the classic falcata sword (not unlike the Greek machaira) used by the ancient Iberians. Sometimes offered as Span-Am weapons, they were manufactured usually after 1916, where stocks of the previous longer, albeit flimsier, pattern 1881 machete were exhausted. They held on in service until the end of the Spanish Civil War. Although designed primarily for artillery troops, it was later extended to engineers and medical services (their primary use was as a tool for opening boxes, making improvised wooden items such as stretchers and so forth).The reverse ricasso shows a five digit serial number ‘36474’. The obverse is marked “Artilleria / Fabrica de Toledo” with the symbol of the Spanish artillery between. This has led to the identification of these knives as artillery weapons, but the artillery of the Spanish Army was the branch in charge of the acquiring, inspecting, and distributing all the army’s weapons, so the mark is not branch specific. Like other military bolo knives of the period it was designed for use as a small machete to hack away underbrush to clear positions, etc, though it could double as a fighting knife if necessary. A very nice Spanish military bolo knife with bright blade. The obverse blade flat is very good with just a couple of minor age related stains. The reverse shows a few more but is very good overall. The light brown checkered wood grip is excellent. The grip is contoured and the pommel is curved bird’s head that would keep it from slipping out of one’s grasp. The crossguard, pommel and retaining spring catch along the backstrap are also good. The black leather scabbard shows some wear but is solid, the stitching and metalwork are all in place. The belt frog stud is solid. The price for this scarce blade and scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2384. (Hunting Survival)

1860’s Webley Bentley Type 80 Bore 5 Shot Double Action Only Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & English Black Powder Proofs. Sn 21699 - 21699
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, Webley Bentley Type 5 shot percussion revolver. The weapon's captive loading arm & double action only firing actions work as they should. It has a 4 ¼” octagonal barrel (9 ½” overall). The barrel’s bore has light staining consistent with age & use & well defined rifling. It has a spurless hammer, small brass post fore sight and ‘v’ notch block rear sight. There are no visible maker or date marks on the pistol. The barrel and cylinder have English Birmingham black powder proofs. Its walnut grips are smooth finish. The pistol's metal work has areas of scroll engraved decoration and has been re-blued to a high standard at some point in its life. 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 21699 (drawers office)

Original Pre WWII German Black Leather Berlin Police NCO Shako by Manufacturer EREL Robert Lubstein Berlin 55. 21695. - 21695
Shako or Tschako, the distinctive helmet of the German Police worn during the 1920s and until 1945. The shape and construction is similar to the World War One Jäger helmets and Scharfshützen helmet. An early 1934-1935 produced police pattern Tschako in black that pre-dates the more common green wool body version. Has very fine quality police eagle with bullion wire cockade (often missing). A great Polizei helmet (shako) as used by the metropolitan police, unlike some of the more common ones found trimmed in brown for rural police, this one is with black trim for the metropolitan police. Interior is very good and the leather is supple with a clear Robert Lubstein Berlin 55 Erel Berlin sticker within (Erel is a very famous brand. The company is still making hats in Germany today. It stands for ER EL, first letters of name - last name of Robert Lubstein, the owner and designer.Until 1939 the address of the factory was "Berlin NW 21, Alt Moabit 105". Then they moved to the Heinrich Roller address and changed the label to reflect the change) and shows only light age. Complete with original leather chin strap. A small 55. The price includes UK delivery. 21695.
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