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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

WW1 1917 British Brass Trench Periscope By R&J Beck Ltd With Screw Off Wood Handle. Sn 21608:7 - 21608:7
An original British WW1 Brass Trench Periscope. The scope measures 23 ¼” overall and has a screw off 9” contoured wood handle with brass ferrule. It has an adjustable brass eyepiece and all optics function as they should. The frame is stamped and dated by the manufacturer 'R&J Beck Ltd 1917'. It is also stamped with number '13282'. The brass scope retains most of its original olive green paint. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21608:7 (storeroom shelves near binoculars)
£195.00

Imperial German, WW1, Maxim MG 08 double row, zinc plated, steel ammunition box. - O 2110
This is an original Imperial German WW1 zinc plated double row steel ammunition box that would have held 2 belts of 8x57 rounds for the MG 08 Maxim machine gun. The box has a zinc plated partition in it and has a heavy duty lipped lid hinged at on end and is opened by pressing a double catch together. The lid does not detach and the box has folding 3 steel handles, one attached to the lid and the other two attached to both ends. The handles are attached to the box by steel rivets. the ammunition box still has the internal divider which is usually missing form post war use. The price for this double row ammunition box includes U.K. delivery. O 2110
£375.00

American Korean War Era, 1952 Dated, M1 Garrand Rifle Wooden Ammunition box for 384 Rounds of .30 Ammunition in Bandoleers. - O 2111
This is an original American wooden box that originally contained 384 rounds of .30 calibre ammunition in bandoleers. This type if box was used in World War 2 and continued after. This is a Korean War era wooden box is stencilled on the inside RIVERSIDE BOX CO. DEC. 1952 (December 1952) on the inside. The box is in excellent condition and is profusely stencilled as to the contents on the sides and lid. The box is complete with both zinc plated closing straps and turn screws. The price includes U.K. delivery. O 2111
£275.00

Early WW2 .50 Browning M17 Ammunition Chest for Gun Mounting. - O 2112
This is an early WW2 ammunition box containing belted for the .50 Browning machine gun and was fitted onto the ammunition cradle. This design of M17 box was quickly superseded by theM2e box, the problems with the M17 box was that it did not have a waterproof lid with a gasket, the boxes were not stackable and the lid was hinged forward or rearward, unlike the M2 box which was side hinged and was quickly detachable. The steel M17 box was introduce into service in March 1942 replacing the aluminium version and was superseded in September 1942 by the M2 all steel box. The chest retains most of its original green painted finish and is stencilled on the front in black CHEST. AMMUNITION CAL .50 M17 and has a simple clasp fastening. The case retains its original riveted on webbing strap. The price includes U.K. delivery. O 2112
£275.00
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