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WW2 German Fireman’s Dress Bayonet & Scabbard. - BAYO 672
This is a nice short model Fireman’s Dress Bayonet as worn by ranks of Oberbrandmeister and above. The blade is 7 ¾ “in length and has a narrow fuller on both sides. The maker’s logo of a knights head over WKC appears on the blade denoting manufacture by Weyersbere, Kirsch Baum & Co. The hilt is solid with no morise slot or release button present. The grips are chequered black plastic. The cross guard is recurved or ‘S’ shaped. The scabbard is the standard black type. See German clamshells and other bayonets by Gary.L.Walker and R.J.Weinand Pages 125 & 127 £175 BAYO 672.

**ANCIENT BLADE**Late Muromchi / Early Momoyama C16th Century Mino Den Work Japanese Wakizashi Short Sword & Scabbard, Ko-Gatana Knife With Wada Toyama Ju Kuni Suki (1688-1704) Blade Signature & Expert Assessment. Sn 18398 - 18398
This is a Japanese Wakizashi with ancient blade. The sword has been examined by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg and a copy of his hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts of his notes he states “An ancient blade, Late Muromchi / Early Momoyama C1550-1600. It is un-signed with an Ubu un-altered tang. Looks like mino den work possibly Jumyo Ha or Kane Fusa or even Kane Sada Ha. Very complicated temper line hamon which is Kinsuji lines of crystals going through the peaks. In old bright overcleaned polish which is obscuring the hada grain. It is in late Edo period mounts which are very good quality. Black crackle lacquer saya and late Edo iron tsuba (unsigned) pierced with sea dragon wrapping around to make rim very good quality. Tsuka is in good condition quality wrapped with good fuchi / kashira branches & leaves in gilt. Good pair of Dogs Of fo menuki (gilt) and a fine quality Ko-Gatana side knife with Wada Toyama Ju Kuni Suki (1688-1704) Blade Signature. The Kodjuka hilt is good quality unsigned depicts a mythical ho-ho bird in gilt & different alloys. Though the blade has Kizu flaws it does not detract from its beauty”. In his illustrations of the tang and blade he observes “28mm Kisaki point, Hamon goes to sugha in point. Good quality grooved blade (hi) this is horimono. Cutting edge 17 ¼” total length 22 ¼”. Straight (kiri) decorative file marks (tang)”. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18398

American M7 Bayonet and Scabbard. - BAYO 673
This is a very nice U.S. M7 bayonet for the M16 rifle, circa 1970. It is similar to the U.S. MH bayonet but with a larger muzzle ring. It is marked to the crossguard with U.S. M7 & B.O.C (Bauer ordnance Co.) The blade retains most of its original parkerised finish. The grips are black chequered plastic and are undamaged. The scabbard is marked U.S. M8A1 & PWH (Pennsylvania working home for the blind) see Martin J. Brayley. An illustrated history of bayonets, pages 233-248. £125 BAYO 673.

German WW2 M88/98 3rd Model Bayonet & Scabbard. - BAYO 675
This is a nice 3rd model K98 bayonet with wood grips. Blade length 10”. Overall length 15”. It was made by Mundlos AG, Maedebure Nord and is marked to the blade with their wartime code of 5244G. The blade retains all of its original bluing. There are two Waffenampt stamps to the pommel. The scabbard is stamped with 42 cof which is the wartime code for Carl Eickhorn. A nice wartime combination by a lesser manufacturer. See White & Watts No 295 pages 115 & 132. £175. BAYO 675.

C1915 WW1 Gallipoli Era Turkish NCO's Short Sword/ Sidearm By E&F Horster Solingen Germany With Etched Turkish Script On Blade & Scabbard. Sn 18403 . - 18403
This is an original WW1 C1915 Turkish Army Non Commissioned Officer's Sword And Scabbard the type of which would have been in service at Gallipoli (see page 217of World Swords By Withers). The sword has a curved steel pommel & full knuckle bow with Fish skin covered wire bound grip. The fish skin is excellent and all wire binding is present, tight and secure. The sword measures 22 ¼” overall. One side of its straight, clean, 17 ¼” blade is etched with Turkish script panel and by the German manufacturer ‘E&F Horster Solingen’. The ricasso of the reverse side of the blade has an etched panel with Turkish script. The blade has its original leather hilt washer. The sword is complete with steel scabbard with frog bar. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18403

Austrian M1895 Mannlicher Bayonet & Scabbard. - BAYO 676
This is a nice N.C.O’s (Non-commissioned officer) version of the M1895 Mannlicher bayonet made at Steyr. It is marked to the blade with OE over WG (Osterreichiche Waffenfabrik Gesellschaft Steyr) and the double headed eagle denoting use by the imperial forces and not for export. The blade is 9 ¾ “ in length nad has rounde fullers. The crossguard is secured by 2 rivets and has a hooked quillon. The grips are wood secured by domed rivets and the pommel has a hole which would have had a steel knot loop (now missing but easily replaced) The scabbard is steel with a brazed frog stud. See Martin J. Brayley, an illustrated history of bayonets, page 32. £225 BAYO 676.

Victorian Era J.Burnam & Co Sheffield Cutlery Hilt Bowie Knife & Scabbard. Sn 18291 - 18291
James Burnand (1820-1890), was born in Sheffield on 1 February 1820, the son of James Burnand, yeoman, and his wife, Isabella. In 1849, he was listed as a fluter and hafter in Rockingham Street. The Census (1851) enumerated him as a plater and hafter, employing two apprentices. In the early 1850s he continued in Rockingham Street and by the end of the decade was involved in the manufacture of Bowie knives. An 1863 directory advertisement has James Burnand & Sons, Netherthorpe Street, as a manufacturer of a ‘silver and plated desserts’ and a wide range of table cutlery (including ‘pic-nic’ or camp cases) and Bowie knives, dagger knives, and ‘lion slayers’. Butchers’ knives and steels, ‘suitable for South America, River Plate, India, and other markets’, were also made. The Census (1871) recorded that James employed six workmen and lived in Upper Hanover Street. The firm was based at Suffolk Street (later Sudbury Street), off Meadow Street, then Leicester Street Works, off St Philip’s Road, Netherthorpe. Burnand exhibited at the Workmen’s International Exhibition in London, 1870. He also won medals at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876 and the South African International Exhibition in Cape Town in 1877. His showcase of dagger and hunting knives for Philadelphia was described in The Sheffield Independent, 29 March 1876. This is a Victorian cutlery handled, Bowie knife by J.Burnam & Co with scabbard. The knife has a typical Victorian era cast metal, cutlery form handle decorated with stylised rope and flowers. The finger guard has decorative scalloped edges. The 6” long, steel drop point Bowie blade has staining consistent with age and use. The knife measures 10 ¼” overall. The blade has manufacturer detail ‘J.Burnam & Co Sheffield’ & ‘star’ trademark. The light brown/ red hue open top leather scabbard has a brass or German silver throat mount and chape. The leather has impressed gold highlighted decoration. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18291

Victorian British Police Constabulary Hand Painted Decoration Ebonised Wood Police Truncheon With Wrist Strap. Sn 18354 - 18354
This is an attractive, original, Victorian era Police truncheon. The ebonised wood truncheon measures 15 ¼” length and has a turned bulbous ribbed grip section with recess for wrist strap. The rounded butt has an old stable chip to one edge. The leather of the wrist strap has some surface wear consistent with age but is clean and intact. The wood has painted decoration featuring a Crown and above stylised Royal cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) and panel containing the word ‘Police’. The rear of the truncheon is decorated with painted stylised stars. All of the staff’s Gold, Green and Red decoration is vivid. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18354

SOLD SOLD (13/06) *Early 19th Century Balkan / Turkish Ottoman 20 Bore Flintlock Belt / Holster Pistol With Ornately Decorated Brass Covered Frame & ‘Rat Tail’ Butt. Sn 18385 - 18385
This is an attractive Balkans Turkish Ottoman Flintlock Belt / Holster Pistol. It is 20 ½”overall with a 12 ¼” steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is unsighted. It has its original brass covered full stock ornately decorated with geometric & scroll tooling. The brass has knocks and bumps to be expected but is totally secure and it has the typical ‘rat tail’ butt. The lock plate is chamfered and it has a swan neck hammer. The pistol has its original steel ram rod which is firmly stuck in the stock's rammer flute. The action occasionally locks up but is strong. 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 18385

German late WW2 M88/89 3rd Model Bayonet & Scabbard. - BAYO 677
This is a late production K98 bayonet made in 1944 by E & F Horster and marked to the blade with their wartime code of 44asw. There is only one visible waffenampt stamp to the pommel and the overall finish is not up to the usual standard. The scabbard is also a late war version with the finish not being as good as normal. This is marked to the top with 44cof which is the wartime code for Carl Eickhorn. A nice late war combination and a must for the serious collector. See White & Watts No 296 pages 115 & 133. £175 BAYO 677.

George III British Officer’s Enfield Tower .650 Carbine Calibre Flintlock Holster Pistol. A 1078 - A 1078
This is an original George III [1760 - 1820] Tower Lock Flintlock Holster pistol in excellent condition. It is 15 ½” overall length, with a nicely stamped Enfield ‘Tower’ marked lock plate. The lock plate is also marked with the King’s Crown and ‘GR’ (George Rex) and inspection mark. It has brass furniture including brass cudgel butt cap and trigger guard with extended tang and ram rod flute. It has its wood ram rod with brass end cap and undamaged walnut stock. The smooth bore of the 9” round steel barrel has just staining consistent with age and use. The top of the barrel has English black powder proofs. The lock’s cocking and firing actions work 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 a part of a collection or display. A 1078

Argentinian M1891 Mauser Bayonet and Scabbard. - BAYO 678
This is a scarce M1891 Argentinian Bayonet with crest intact. These bayonets were made for Argentina by Weyersberg Kirsch Baum & Co. Solingen are marked to the blade with their trademark. The other side carries ‘Modelo Argentino 1891 over Argentinian crest & A4808’ After the bayonets were declared obsolete and sold to other South American countries, the Argentinian crest was ground off so this is a scarce survivor. Also between1891 &1893 only 40,000 brass hilted bayonets were produced. Production continued with the white alloy grips from 1893. Making the brass hilted version with crest intact scarce. The blade is 15 ¾ “and fullered (storage grease shown on the blade in the pictures)The top spine carries a star over A, the crossguard a letter R and star over I and the brass grips have letter M in a circle on both sides. The scabbard is blued steel and carries the number P0464 and AX within a letter D. See Martin J.Brayley, an illustrated history of bayonets page 18 & 19. £395 BAYO 678.
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