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WWII German Heer Officer’s Breast Eagle. N 194. - N 194
Throughout WWII the Wehrmacht (Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine) wore breast eagles on the right breast above the right pocket on their tunics and combat uniforms. For enlisted men and NCOs these were often machine embroidered or jacquard-woven BeVo, as for the officers these were generally hand-embroidered in white silk or bright aluminium wire or gold bullion for Generals. During the war several variations of the Wehrmacht Breast Eagle (Wehrmachtsadler) existed, when hostilities began in 1939 the eagle changed from silver-white to matte grey to reduce visibility and from 1940 it was produced in field grey. Towards the end of the war in 44, a triangular version was issued as this was cheaper and easier to manufacture. Measuring; 70mm x 32mm with two attaching pins to the rear. Very good condition. The price includes UK delivery. N 194.
£175.00

Victorian Era Liege Belgium 12 Bore, Double Barrel Side By Side Under Lever Break Action, Breech Loading Hammer Shotgun**VERY EARLY UK 1989 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** Sn 21575 - 21575
This is a Victorian Liege Belgium double barrel breech loading, break action shotgun. It’s original wood furniture has just bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The shotgun has double 26” steel barrels set side by side with centre rib, brass blade fore sight, double hammers and double triggers. The gun also has sling swivels. It measures 43” overall. There are no visible date or maker marks, but there are what appear to be Liege inspection marks on the action (illustrated). Deactivated to very early UK specification in 1989 the weapon breaks open and it cocks & dry fires. It is serial number 33287. The price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 21575
£345.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. German, WW2, 1944 Dated, 3cm High Explosive (HE) (G.Spgr Gewehr Sprenggranate) Rifle Grenade / Hand Grenade. Sn - 21616
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a German WW2 3cm high explosive rifle grenade for the K98 rifle. The grenade was launched from a special pre rifled cup discharger fitted to the muzzle of the K98 rifle and the grenade with a pre rifled bakelite base was inserted before firing with a special blank cartridge. This grenade has the early adaption of being fitted with a pull friction primer in the base which is revealed by unscrewing the pre rifled bakelite base which has embossed inside aux (Polte-Werk, Magdeburg) 44 (1944 date) and pulling the small bakelite cylindrical knob attached to a pull string which activated the primer giving a delay of approximately 4.5 seconds. The grenade retains much of its original green painted finish and is fitted with a steel percussion nose fuze with a bakelite plunger. The fuze is stamped round its circumference AZ 50/1 and wa 59. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this grenade in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21616
£345.00

**RARE**Large 19th Century Giordani Ajaccio Corsican Folding Vendetta Assassin's Knife With Etched Blade 'Vendetta Corsa' (Continuing Revenge), 'Morte Al Nemico' (Death To The Enemy) & Decorated Bone Scales ‘Ajaccio (Town Name) Corsica’. Sn 21565 - 21565
These daggers were made by Corsican blade makers and were favoured by assassins and families involved in Vendettas that often led to bloodshed. It was typical of these knives that they would be etched with motto's to remind the assailant and the victim of the reason for the assault with the blade. This example has the form and characteristics of those made in the 19th Century. The steel single edged steel blade in typical Corsican form is 6¾”” in length and has only light staining consistent with age. The knife measures 14 ¾” overall length when open. The blade is etched on both sides with Corsican Mottos within blued panels & foliate decoration. One side has 'Vendetta Corsa' (Continuing Revenge) and crisp manufacturer or retailer name ‘Giordani Ajaccio’ (Ajaccio- Corsican: Aiacciu, pronounced "ah-yah-cho", is a town in France. It is the capital of the territorial collective of Corsica), the reverse 'Morte Al Nemico' (Death To The Enemy). It has undamaged polished bone scales secured by steel pins. One scale has hand applied foliate decoration and Corsican town name ‘Ajaccio’ in stylised script. The other scale has matching foliate decoration and ‘Corsica’. The price for this large Corsican Vendetta knife includes UK delivery. Sn 21565 (folding knives draw office)
£375.00

C1790 English Form Flintlock Blunderbuss Traveling / Overcoat Pistol With Cannon Barrel. Sn 21572:1 - 21572:1
This is a blunderbuss flintlock pistol in English form made C1790. It is 8” overall with a 3 ¾” cannon barrel. The flared muzzle is approx. ¾” diameter. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. It has its original undamaged walnut full stock inlaid with steel fittings including trigger guard with acanthus bud finial, stock plate, ram rod flutes and butt plate. The action works as it should. There are no visible external maker marks or black powder proofs. It is complete with small wood ram rod which has a brass end cap. The price for this blunderbuss flintlock pistol 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 21572:1 (drawers office)
£975.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. WW1 1918 Dated Mills No.36M MK1, Hand Grenade With Grenade Launching Adaptor Plate by Elmbank Foundry, Glasgow. Sn - 21617
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is an excellent, original, early example, 1918 dated WW1, Mills No 36, Hand Grenade with its steel launching plate from firing from the grenade adaptor on a SMLE rifle. The 36M refers to the pattern of Grenade 36 M originally 'Mesopotania' and the fact they were waterproofed and was introduced into service in May 1918. The body of the grenade is made of cast iron and is in excellent condition and has cast into it below the filling plug the manufacturers letters D M. The grenade also has the mould number 3 under the fly off lever. The grenade is fitted with a brass filling screw. The cast iron base plug which has cast into it NO36M ELMBANK (Elmbank Foundry, Glasgow). 8 18 (August 1918 date). The base plug is threaded for a baseplate to enable it to be used as a rifle grenade and still retains some of its original protective nickel plated finish. The steel base plate screws into the screw thread in the base plug. This is a nice original well stamped WW1 display item. See pages 111-119 in ‘GRENADE’ British & Commonwealth Hand & Rifle Grenades by Rick Landers. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this inert grenade in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21617
£375.00

C1750-1780 Irish Samuel Wallace Dublin 15 Bore Flintlock Duelling / Holster Pistol With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 21572:2 - 21572:2
This is a very good flintlock holster or duelling pistol. It measures 15 ¾” overall and has a 10 ¼” octagonal barrel with small blade fore sight. The smooth bore has light staining and residue consistent with age & use. One barrel flat has English black powder proofs and ‘SW’ cartouche (most likely the gun mark of Samuel Wallace who is recorded as working in Dublin, Ireland C1750-1780, see page 103 of English, Irish & Scottish Firearms Makers by A. Merwyn Carey). The lock pate is signed ‘Wallace’ with foliate decoration. It has a swan neck cock, steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial and steel ramrod mounts. It has a walnut full stock. The top of the stock’s wrist is inlaid with a void white metal escutcheon. The pistol has an ebonised wood ramrod. Its cocking and firing action work as they should. The price for this pistol worthy of further research 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 21572:2
£1,245.00

**RARE**American Civil War 1863 Union Contract British 1863 Dated Enfield Tower Pattern 1853 .577 Calibre (US .58 Calibre) 3 Band Muzzle Loading Rifle Musket With Union Army Acceptance Mark, British WD Pattern 1853 Socket Bayonet & Scabbard. A 1100 - A 1100
During the American Civil War both the Union & Confederate forces imported large quantities of European firearms to assist them in arming their troops. The most widely used was the British Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket because it was accurate and well made. An important factor for both sides was that the .58 calibre bullet used by both Union and Confederate forces was interchangeable with the .577 Enfield. Many Enfield rifle-muskets were successfully smuggled into the South by the Confederacy during the war. The Enfield 1853 rifle-muskets saw service in every major engagement from the Battle of Shiloh (April 1862) and the Siege of Vicksburg (May 1863), to the final battles of 1865. An original period black & white photograph of Confederate dead after the Second Battle of Fredericksburg on May 3, 1863 is illustrated in image 1. A number of Enfield Pattern 1853 rifled muskets are visible in the image. This is an excellent original British Pattern 1853 Infantry rifle musket one of those ordered by the American Union Government in 1863 for use in the American Civil war. It has a 39” barrel and measures 55” overall. The barrel’s bore has well defined rifling and just staining & residue consistent with age and use. It has its original undamaged walnut stock and regulation brass fittings. It has a heavy military hammer, block & blade fore sight & adjustable ladder rear sight. The action plate is marked with Queen’s Crown VR (Victoria Regina), ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and ‘1863’ date. The barrel has a small American Union army acceptance mark and 1863 date (illustrated). The rifle has sling swivels and iron ramrod. The rifle’s cocking and firing action is crisp. The rifle is accompanied by an original period British P1853 socket bayonet. The bayonet measures 20 ½” overall length and has a clean 17” triangular blade. It has the correct swivel locking catch at the socket. The blade has a British WD inspection mark. The bayonet has its original brass mounted leather scabbard. All leather and stitching are clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1100
£1,595.00

**QUALITY MAKER**Victorian 1880 Westley Richards Whitworth Patent Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' .450 / .483 Calibre Carbine. A 1101 - A 1101
British Military Trials on Breech Loading rifles began in the mid 1800's. The most successful rifle was that submitted by Westley Richards. Its breech consisted of a plunger attached to a long handle which, when the breech was closed, lay along the top of the stock neck and was raised to open it, thus earning The nickname of the monkey-tail from its distinctive silhouette. This is a quality made, Westley Richards Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' carbine. It has a 23 ½” blued barrel & measures 41” overall. The rifle’s bore has just staining consistent with age and well defined deep rifling. The barrel is crisply marked ‘Whitworth Patent’. The barrel is numbered ‘C2696, has proofs and .450 & .483 calibre detail. The steel butt plate has a hinged trap. It has a block and blade fore-sight and graduated flip up ladder rear sight. It has original undamaged walnut stock and is fitted with sling swivels. The steel trigger guard tang is numbered 25439. Its lift-up trapdoor action 'Monkey Tail' breech functions as it should and has Westley Richards maker detail which is repeated on the action plate. The action is dated ‘1880’. The rifle has its original iron clearing rod. The rifle’s loading & firing actions work crisply. The price for this Westley Richards 'Monkey Tail' carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1101
£1,375.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. Russian Cold War UPG-8, 3 x Training Anti-Tank Grenades And Reusable Accessories In Their Transit Case. - O 1514
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is a heavy duty transit case comprising of three UPG-8 (Uechebnaya Protivotankovaya Granata, "Training Anti-Tank Grenade") grenades. The training grenade was used to resemble the RKG-3 series of anti-tank grenades introduced in the 1950s. In the wooden transit case are spare reusable parachute retarders, spare fly off levers, safety pins and assembly tools mostly in their original unopened paper wrappings. The reusable warhead would have contained a reloadable black powder charge that produced black smoke that is vented through holes in the heavy-gauge sheet-metal body. A new fuse and parachute can be quickly reloaded in the handle after use by using special armorer tools that are included in the kit. The box includes a list of the contents in Russian. The transit case retains most of its original green paint and has 2 heavy duty closure catches. One of the grenades shows signs of use but the other two are unmarked. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess these inert grenades in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. (New shelves storeroom) O 1514
£575.00

**CASED**C1853 Victorian, John Pratt Edinburgh Scotland 16 Bore Double Barrelled, Muzzle Loading, Percussion Sporting Shotgun. Sn 21572:3 - 21572:3
John Pratt was a Scottish Edinburgh based gunmaker at various Edinburgh addresses from 1814 to 1861. In 1853 he was recorded at 99 Princes Street, Edinburgh (see page 311 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 By Brown). This is a very good Victorian double barrel percussion sporting shotgun by John Pratt Edinburgh made C1853 when he was recorded as working at his Princes Street premises. It has 28” steel barrels set side by side. The barrels have a central flat top barrel rib & bead fore sight. The rib is signed ‘J.Pratt 99 Princes Street, Edinburgh’. The barrel’s smooth bores have staining and residue consistent with age & use. The underside of the barrels have proofs and are each marked ‘JP’ (John Pratt). It has its original walnut stock with chequered grip panels and inlaid void white metal escutcheon. The action has tooled decoration and both action plates are signed by the maker ‘Pratt’. The shotgun has a wood ramrod. The weapon cocks & dry fires as it should. The weapon is contained in its later good quality sturdy fitted leather covered wood carry case with hinged lid, carry handle, clasp fasteners and lock (key absent). The case has leather retaining straps with brass buckles. Internally the case is fitted with compartments for the shotgun and accessories. The case is lined with felt. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21572:3
£675.00

WW2, German, 1943 Dated, Wooden Patronenkasten 88 (Ammunition Box), K98, Mg34/42 . - O 2109
This is an original, WW2, 1943 dated, German Patronenkasten 88 K98, Mg34/42 wooden Patronenkasten 88" (Munitionskiste) transport box for cardboard boxes of 8x57 ammunition for the K98 service rifle and MG 34/42 machine guns. This box is in good condition and is stencilled on one end 88. The box has a white label on one end of the box where the canvas carrying handle is attached by leather pads and screws. The label states that the case last contained 1450 rounds of ammunition. There is a part label inside the box attached to the lid. The lid is hinged via two leather strap hinges on one end, one of which is snapped and a leather buckle and strap (strap missing) on the other end secure the lid. There is a steel reinforcing strap under the bottom of the case. The case is in good condition complete with two canvas carrying straps and is rare to find, most having rotted or being used as firewood. This box will be additional to any good collection or museum display for the 80th anniversary of the D Day. The price includes U.K. delivery. O 2109
£145.00
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