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*Private Purchase* German WWI Trench Knife with Stag Horn Grips. ED 2685. - ED 2685
A private purchase German WWI trench knife (a trench knife is a combat knife designed to kill or incapacitate an enemy at close quarters, such as in a trench or other confined area. It was developed as a close combat weapon for soldiers attacking enemy trenches during the First World War) with a stunning horn grip *minor damage to horn near base of grip as seen in image 2* and ‘S’ shaped quillon above ferrule and below pommel which appear to be German silver, as do the scabbard mounts on the leather scabbard. The single edged blade is 11 ¾ cm long (23 ½ cm overall). See ‘German Combat Knives 1914-1945’ pages 9-26 by Christian Mery for similar examples. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2685. (German Trench Knives)
£345.00

*Un-issued* Thick Leather Adjustable Sword Frog for Saddle Equipment. 20191. - 20191
The word frog relating to swords/bayonets etc is thought to be an adaptation from the Portuguese word froco. This un-issued thick tan leather sword frog is in excellent un-used condition. The leather stitching and brass coloured buckles and studs are in perfect condition. Measuring 6” and adjustable the saddle mounted sword carrier was generally used only by officers. The price includes UK delivery. 20191.
£195.00

Original WWII German Leather Mauser/Walther PP Holster with D.R.G.M. Stamp. L 271. - L 271
The acronym D.R.G.M. with or without punctuation stands for Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster, meaning that the design or function of an item was officially registered inside all of the Germany states and not only locally registered as it was the case before the introduction of centralised registration. In excellent condition this supple leather holster with magazine holder is clearly stamped ‘D.R.G.M’ above the Third Reich Eagle above Swastika beneath the flap. The stitching and brass stud are in excellent order and the leather has an excellent aged patina. Measuring: Height; 17 1/2 cm. Flap width; 13 1/2 cm. The price is for the holster only and includes UK delivery. L 271. (German Holsters)
£375.00

Original German WWI Automatic Pistol Pebbled Leather Holster with Magazine Pouch. L 272. - L 272
Made from thick pebbled leather with belt loop to the rear and magazine holder this WWI holster would have been used with a small automatic pistol such as a Mauser or Beholla pistol. The flap and fixing strap are in very good order, as is the stitching and the metal studs. The pebbled affect leather has been made smooth by use over the years in parts which gives the holster a very nice patina. Measurements; Height; 17cm, Flap width; 12.5 cm. The price for this original WWI leather holster includes UK delivery. L 272. (German Holsters)
£375.00

**MINT BORE**English 1799-1833 T. (Theophilus) Richards Birmingham Flintlock Traveling Pocket Pistol With 50 Bore Screw Off Cannon Barrel. Sn 21393:59 - 21393:59
This is an excellent flintlock pistol. It is 7 ¾” overall length with 2 ¼”, turn off cannon barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore is near mint clean & bright. The underside of the action and barrel have crisp black powder proofs / inspection marks. The action has foliate engraved decoration & scrolling banner signed ‘T. Richards’ (most likely Theophilus (Theop's) Richards a quality English Gun maker & Silver gun furniture maker located at various premises on High Street Birmingham between 1799-1833. Between 1818 & 1833 his premises were known as 'The Royal Patent Waterproof Gun Manufactory' where patents for waterproof locks fashionable in the day were produced. Two Theophilus Richards are recorded. One the Father of the renowned gunmaker William Wesley Richards, the other his elder Brother, see page 50 of English Gunmakers By Bailey & Nie). The cocking and firing mechanisms work crisply. The original stock is undamaged. 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 21393:59
£675.00

C1830 Liege Belgium 54 Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Rifled Barrel, Folding Concealed Trigger & Hinged Patch Box. Sn 21393:60 - 21393:60
This is a nice percussion pocket pistol made in Liege Belgium C1830. The pistol’s action has foliate engraved decoration. The barrel and action have Liege proof / inspection marks (illustrated). The pistol measures 6” overall & has a just over 2” turn off barrel ( the muzzle is slotted for tool to assist barrel removal, we do not have the tool). The barrel’s rifled bore has just staining consistent with age & use. It has a concealed folding trigger & undamaged bag shaped ebony grip which has a patch box at the butt. The hinged lid of the box has foliate engraved decoration. Its cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own this antique percussion pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21393:60
£395.00

WWII British No5 MkI Bayonet and No5 MkI Scabbard by Wilkinson. 21543. - 21543
This is a very good wartime No5 bayonet by Wilkinson (When Henry Nock died in 1804, he left the company to his foreman and adopted son-in-law, James Wilkinson when James's son Henry Wilkinson joined the company it was renamed James Wilkinson & Son (also known as simply Wilkinson & Son). It became the Wilkinson Sword Company in 1891) and carries their wartime code of ‘S294 & W.S.C’ to the blade which is in good polished condition. The blade, metalwork and grips are in excellent order- the grips have minor signs of use related wear *see images*. See Skennerton item B293 pages 238 & 241. The scabbard is the early No5 MkI with steel mouthpiece and is virtually unmarked retaining the majority of its paint. A lovely WWII example in excellent condition, the price includes UK delivery. 21543. (Box 3)
£345.00

*Scarce* WWI German Model 1898/05 G98 Mauser ‘Sawback/ 'Butcher' Bayonet by H. Mundlos & Co Magdeburg and Steel Scabbard. 21544. - 21544
This is a scarce version of the S98/05 saw back ‘Seitengewehr’ bayonet, made by H. Mundlos & Co Magdeburg and is marked to the blade with their name . The blade is good with some age related staining. The‘Seitengewehr’ was issued to NCO’s of the foot artillery and it also replaced the 98/02 bayonet used by the Pioneers. Blade length; 368 mm – 501 mm overall. The spine and pommel have the Kaisers Imperial mark. The wooden grips are held with two pins and are very good order. These saw back versions are not common as they were made in smaller numbers initially, and most had their saw backs removed after Britain condemned them as barbarous. The scabbard is the steel version with frog stud retaining the majority of its colour. See page 124 item No 270 of Watts & White ‘The Bayonet Book’ for similar. The price includes UK delivery. 21544. (Box 2)
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (11/04) Pair Of English HW Mortimer London Gun Maker To His Majesty 38 Bore Gentleman’s Flintlock Traveling Pistols, Period Converted To Percussion With Octagonal Barrels & C1843 Irish Registration Marks WB (Waterford Borough). Sn 21393:61 - 21393:61
HW Mortimer and his son Harvey Walklate Mortimer were London gunsmiths' between 1753 and into the 1800s with premises at Fleet Street (see page 187 of British Gunmakers London By Brown). The Mortimer family made Firearms by Royal Appointment. This is a very good pair of traveling pistols by HW Mortimer, London. The pistols have 4” octagonal steel sighted barrels & undamaged original walnut stocks with chequered panel pistol grips. Both grips have void white metal escutcheons. Each barrel are faintly signed by the maker ‘HW Mortimer’ and partially visible London address. Both barrels also have Irish registration marks, one WB-219’ the other ‘WB’ with indistinct number (the prefix WB was allocated to Waterford Borough (these Irish County identification marks were introduced by the short lived Arms Act of 1843). The smooth bores have staining consistent with age. Both pistols have been period converted from flintlock to percussion and have safety bolts (the lug on one bolt is absent). The pistol's cocking & firing actions work crisply. The lock plates of both pistols are signed ‘HW Mortimer’ and ’89 Fleet (Street)’. The pistols have brass fittings including trigger guard with extended tang and Pineapple finial decorated with foliate panels and Martial arms. Both pistols have their ebonised wood ram rods. The price includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21393:61
£0.00

British Enfield 1888 Pattern Mark III Lee Metford Bayonet and MkI L Scabbard. 21545. - 21545
This is a British Lee Metford, 1888 pattern Mark III bayonet manufactured for the British .303 calibre Enfield, Lee Metford Rifle. The bayonets 12 inch double edged blade is unfullered with a medial ridge running from the ricasso to the blade tip. The ricasso of the blade is marked EFD with crown over 98 E with Broad Arrow and bend mark The other side carries crown over V.R. and 8 ’00 (manufacture August 1900). The pommel carries crown over 16 E & crown 83 E. The grips are made of wood, held together with two screws. There is an oil clearance hole to the pommel. The scabbard is the Mark I steel mounted black leather with no damage and all of the stitching intact. See Skennerton item B219 page 171 for reference. Price includes UK delivery. 21545.
£395.00

SOLD SOLD (26/03) **MATCHING**WW2 U.S.M.C. Collins & Co Legitimus No.18 V-44 Combat / Survival Bowie Knife With Polished Horn Scales & Collins & Co Legitimus No.18 Scabbard. Sn 21542 - 21542
An original WW2 United States V-44 Legitimus Combat and Survival Bowie knife by Collins & Co (see page 67 of Stephen’s book ‘Fighting Knives ‘ and plate 322 which illustrates a Collins & Co Legitimus No.18 mark the same as our example). Officially a survival knife the U.S. Marine Corps used them as a fighting knife against the Japanese. It is a large knife measuring 14” overall length and with polished horn green and black scales secured by 5 brass rivets. One scale has a few small chips consistent with light service wear but no cracks and are totally secure. It has a brass cross guard with rounded finials. The Bowie type blade is 9 ¼” length with drop point and twin fullers. The blade is sharp. The blade is marked with manufacturer’s mark ‘Collins & Co, Crown & trademark, Legitimus Made In US No.18’. It is accompanied by its original, correct, brown leather scabbard with rear belt loop. The scabbard has tooled decoration and matching manufacturer marks (illustrated). All leather and stitching of the scabbard are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21542 (hunting / survival box)
£0.00

French 1st Pattern Lebel M1886 Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 427. - BAYO 427
The model M1886 Bayonet was standard issue to French soldiers fighting in the First half of WW1 before1916 who were issued the Lebel rifle. This is a nice pattern Lebel bayonet with a white metal hilt, down swept quillon numbered with inspection marks and a round working button catch. This is an early model with the hilt fixed permanently to the tang, whereas later models had removable hilts with a screw nut fixing to the end of the hilt. The blade is the usual Lebel cruciform shape and the scabbard is black tubular steel which is straight and true with a smooth operation and inspection marks. This is a lovely complete example of a 1st pattern iconic Lebel bayonet. See White and Watts item no. 205 on pages 85 and 96 and Martin Brayley, An Illustrated History of Bayonets, pages 71 – 73. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 427. (French Lebel Box)
£225.00
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