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Victorian English George Butler & Co Trinity Works Sheffield Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales & Leather Sheath.18535 - 18535
A very good Victorian era English Bowie & Scabbard, with undamaged stag horn scales & brass cross guard. It has a 5 ½ ” single edged Bowie blade, marked by the manufacturer ‘George Butler & Co Trinity Works Sheffield England’ with ‘key’ trademark (George Butler & Co Sheffield C1810-1952, see pages 169-170 of the Sheffield knife Book by Tweedale). In its original riveted & stitched brown leather sheath. All leather, rivets & stitching of the sheath are intact. The blade looks to have been re-sharpened. The price includes UK delivery. 18535.
£375.00

Victorian Era British WD Parker Field & Sons London Police, Tipstaff With Screw Off Brass Crown Tip & Hollow Brass & Wood Message Tube. Sn 18738. - 18738
The gunsmith William Parker (1722-1841) is recorded as having premises at various premises in London between 1793 & 1841 including 233 High Holborn, Chamber Street and Glass House yard. His Sons continued the business after his death in 1841 and the company later became the prestigious Parker Field, makers of quality firearms and edged weapons, many of which were supplied to the British Military & Police (see page 190 of Browns book ‘British Gunmakers Volume 1’). The earliest record of the Tipstaff (Warrant Stick) was in the 14th century. The name derives from the early origins of Policing when Warranted Officers would apprehend a criminal with the help if necessary of a tipped staff. The staff would be made of wood and / or metal and were not only a means of self defence but the tips of the staffs would bear symbols of their authority. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. This is an excellent original Victorian era Tipstaff. It measures 7 ¼” overall length. The shaft is hollow brass with turned wood centre section. The brass shaft is hollow to contain messages or warrants. The shaft is signed by the maker Parker Field & Sons London and has War Dept ‘WD & Broad Arrow’ mark. The top of the shaft has a screw off tip in the form of a brass Royal Crown. The crown has traces of original gilt finish. The price for this excellent piece of Policing history includes UK delivery. Sn 18738
£695.00

Victorian British City Of London Police Uniform Leather Waist Belt, Buckle & 2 Piece Brass Clasp. Sn 18829 - 18829
Traditionally the responsibility for policing in the City had been divided between day and night City Watch, primarily under the two sheriffs. Their responsibilities were shared with the aldermen's officers – the ward beadles – who are now purely ceremonial. It was these officers' responsibility for ensuring that the Night Watch was maintained. Policing during the day eventually came under the City Patrol, which evolved into the City Day Police, which was modelled on the Metropolitan Police. The London City Police was officially formed in 1832, before becoming the City of London Police with the passing of the City of London Police Act 1839, which gave statutory approval to the force as an independent police body and headed off attempts made to merge it with the Metropolitan Police. Some notable events the force has been involved with include the Jack the Ripper murders, the 1910 Houndsditch murders, and the response to the IRA's bombing campaign during the years of the Troubles. This is an original Victorian period City Of London Police uniform leather waist belt and 2 piece brass clasp. The waist belt is dark brown leather with 2 adjustment loops. The inside of the belt has impressed number ‘122’ & ‘40’. The belt has no damage or tears. It is 36" long when laid out flat with a folded extension piece which has an additional length of 16” held in place by a brass bar adjustment buckle. When locked together the 2 piece brass clasp forms the badge of the City of London Police. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18829
£225.00

SOLD SOLD (22/10) A Large Victorian (V.R.) British Army in India Officer's Private Purchase Bowie (Fighting / Hunting) Knife and original Scabbard. SN 18893 - 18893
A large Victorian c1837-1901 ornate Bowie knife, possibly Indian in origin. Private purchase officer's hunting and fighting knife. Blade length 20cm from the ricasso to the point. It has an ornate brass quillon above 10 ½ cm leaf engraved stag horn grips. The ricasso is engraved ‘V R’ as is the top of the blade and the thick leather scabbard. The scabbard has a brass chape and throat mount with belt hook. The blade is showing age related stainss. A lovely piece worthy of further investigation. The price includes U.K. delivery. 18893
£0.00

Victorian British Rochdale Borough Constabulary Police Uniform Leather Waist Belt, Buckle & 2 Piece Brass Clasp. Sn 18830 - 18830
In April 1857 when the Rochdale County Borough Police was formed, there was a total of 15 serving officers: one superintendent, two sergeants and 12 constables. The Constabulary later amalgamated with Lancashire Constabulary. Rochdale is presently policed by Greater Manchester Police. This is an original Victorian period Rochdale Borough Constabulary Police uniform leather waist belt and 2 piece brass clasp. The waist belt is dark brown leather with 2 adjustment loops. The has areas of surface wear and areas of it appears to have been exposed to heat at some point in its life causing blackening and cracks to the leather in patches. The belt is complete and wearable. It is 36" long when laid out flat with a folded extension piece which has an additional length of approx. 13” held in place by a brass bar adjustment buckle. When locked together the 2 piece brass clasp forms the badge of the Rochdale Borough Constabulary. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18830
£225.00

J.E. Middleton & Sons Sheffield Large Hand Made Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Handle & Scabbard. 18846. - 18846
This is an impressive, original, Large Bowie Knife made in Sheffield by the now deceased J.E. Middleton & his sons Ron & Roy Middleton. It has a pristine 9 ¼” long deep swept Bowie blade which is a broad 2” at its widest edge. The knife measures 15” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife makers name 'J.E. Middleton & Sons, Rockingham Street, Sheffield'. It has a brass cross guard and Stag horn handle with brass end cap. The Bowie has its brown leather scabbard. The rear of the scabbard has a single belt loop impressed ‘RM’ (either Ron or Roy Middleton who made the scabbards for Middleton & Sons Bowies). All stitching & leather of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. 18846.
£345.00

Cased WW2 Era Nazi German 10 X 80 Magnification Flak Artillery Binoculars For Tripod Mounting By ‘beh’ (Ernst Leitz Wetzlar). Sn 18789 - 18789
These are an original pair of Nazi German, 10 X 0 Magnification, Artillery Flak Binoculars. These large, heavy Binoculars were designed to be mounted on tripod (tripod absent). The binoculars have original olive green field finish with adjustable Bakelite eyepieces and original padded leather viewing head rest. The instrument has correct original extendable & removable metal sun visor shades. All optics are excellent and function as they should. The binoculars are crisply marked ' D.F. 10 x 80 '(Magnification) and have graduated markings ‘70-65-60’. The instrument bears the Nazi German War time manufacturer's code ‘beh’ which is Ernst Leitz Wetzlar together with numbers ‘28022’ and red cross & blue triangle lubrication indicator marks. The underside of the instrument has the correct tripod mounting block. The instrument is contained in its wood transit case with hinged lid and leather retaining strap with buckle. The price for this excellent set of nicely marked Nazi Flak Binoculars includes UK delivery. Sn 18789
£2,950.00

An Officers WWI ‘W.L. & Co – Private Purchase ‘Shikar Knife’ and Leather Sheath. 18823. - 18823
A WWI private purchase ‘Shikar’ hunting/fighting knife, the ricasso has the manufacturer’s stamp ‘W.L. & Co’. The handle is a polished black horn with steel rivets above a brass cross guard. The cheek of the blade is stamped ‘Shikar Knife’. The associated leather scabbard has a rear belt loop held on by 2 studs. The blade length is 17cm, with the overall length being 27cm. The blade is showing signs of age related wear, but this doesn’t detract from the knifes originality. The price includes U.K. delivery. 18823.
£295.00

Cold War 1951 Russian Izhevsk Arsenal Tokarev TT-33 7.62mm Semi Automatic Pistol. D 1453 - D 1453
The TT-33 7.62 mm Tokarev self-loading pistol is a Russian semi-automatic pistol developed in the early 1930s by Fedor Tokarev as a service pistol for the Soviet military to replace the Nagant M1895 revolver that had been in use since Tsarist times. The pistols were issued to Russian Officers and were used throughout WW2 and the Cold War. This is an excellent original Cold War dated example. The pistol has its original blue finish. The left side of the frame is stamped with Russian Izhevsk Arsenal inspection mark and number 'P33750'. It is also crisply date stamped '1951'. The serial number is repeated on top of the slide. Its black Bakelite ribbed grips are undamaged & have Soviet 'CCCP' marked roundels with stars. The butt has a fixed lanyard ring. The pistol has fixed combat fore & rear sights and knurled hammer. Deactivated to UK specification in 2012 the pistol cocks and dry fires and its magazine can be removed. The price includes deactivation certificate & UK delivery. **This Firearm is deactivated to one of the pre- 2nd May 2017, UK specifications. We can arrange for this firearm to be brought up to the latest UK/EU specification (customers can purchase on our lay-away scheme. The weapon will then be brought up to the EU specification and the relevant certificate obtained prior to the transfer of ownership and delivery)** D 1453
£645.00

An Early 20th Century Hunting/Bowie Knife with Italian Style Eagle Grip. 18856 - 18856
A beautiful large hunting/Bowie knife measuring 15” in total, with the blade length being 9 ¾”. The grip and cross guard is an ornate steel showing an eagles feathers with the beak acting as a pommel. The chest of the eagle is carved hardwood. The blade is stamped with the maker ‘F.S.’ within a crest over a Lion, and is accompanied by a number 9, the blade doesn’t appear to have been sharpened. The accompanying scabbard is thick tan coloured leather with imitation cross work engraved into the grain, held together with steel studs with an upper belt loop. A very ‘imposing’ knife worthy of further research. The price includes U.K. delivery. 18856.
£295.00

Cold War 1976 Czech (CZ) Police Model VZOR 70 (VZ 70) 7.65 mm Semi Automatic Pistol. D 1454 - D 1454
The pocket-sized Czech Vz.50 was developed during the late 1940s for police use and it was chambered for the marginally powerful 7.65×17 Browning ammunition. Influenced by the Walther PP in design, the Vz.50 had several differences in safety and disassembly. In the early 1970s the basic design went through minor face-lift, and the “new” design received the designation of Vz.70. Many Vz.50 pistols were refurbished to Vz.70 standard, with different finish, grip panels and a slightly different safety lever. New Vz.70 pistols were also manufactured between 1970 and 1983. After the replacement in service of the older Vz.50 and Vz.70 by more modern 9mm Vz.82 pistol. This original example of the Model VZ 70, 7.65mm Calibre Semi auto pistol is in excellent condition with original finish. It has a 3 ½” barrel and measures 6 ½” overall. The left side of the slide is stamped with model and calibre detail together with CZ roundel and ‘76’ (1976) date (illustrated). The right side of the slide and breech have matching numbers 305730. Its black plastic one piece wrap around grip is in similar excellent undamaged condition and has chequered panels together with ‘CZ’ roundel. Deactivated to UK specification in 2013 the pistol cocks and dry fires in both double and single action, the safety catch works and the magazines can be removed. The price includes UK delivery and deactivation certificate. **This Firearm is deactivated to one of the pre- 2nd May 2017, UK specifications. We can arrange for this firearm to be brought up to the latest UK/EU specification (customers can purchase on our lay-away scheme. The weapon will then be brought up to the EU specification and the relevant certificate obtained prior to the transfer of ownership and delivery)** D 1454
£645.00

Post 1858 British Army Sappers, Miners & Engineers 1855 Pattern Lancaster Rifle Pipeback Sword Bayonet By Reeves & Scabbard. Sn 18825 - 18825
British Sappers and Miners Units adopted an oval barrel rifle in 1855 and produced their own distinctive bayonet with a Falchion or pipe backed blade. The leather scabbard had brass fittings. After 1857 the Sappers and Miners were renamed the Engineers so the blade is sometimes called the Engineers Bayonet. After removal from Engineer service they became a side arm particularly for the Medical Corps. Early examples had a leaf spring secured by a rivet but post 1858 the springs on these bayonets were secured by a screw. The British Government ordered quantities of these bayonets from German manufacturers & both the London and Birmingham trade (see pages 121-124 and item B160 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets By Skennerton). This is an excellent original example of the 1855 Lancaster bayonet. It has the correct 24”pipeback blade which has just light staining consistent with age, brass cross guard with muzzle ring and brass pommel with correct flat steel spring bar with post 1858 retaining screw and push button which works as it should. The blade is marked by the English maker ‘Reeves’. There are no visible dates or unit marks. Its original black hard leather grips are undamaged and correctly secured by rivets. The bayonet measures 29” overall and is complete with its original leather scabbard with brass locket and large brass chape. The leather is undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18825
£595.00
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