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**ORNATE**19th Century North African / Turkish Ottoman / Moroccan/ Arabic 20 Bore Snaphance Or Snaphaunce Lock Musket With Decorated Furniture & Ram Rod. Sn 18299 - 18299
A snaphance or snaphaunce is a type of lock for firing a gun or is a gun using that mechanism. The name is Dutch in origin but the mechanism cannot be attributed to the Netherlands with certainty. It is the mechanical progression of the wheellock firing mechanism, and along with the miquelet lock and doglock are predecessors of the flintlock mechanism. It fires from a flint struck against a striker plate above a steel pan to ignite the priming powder which fires the gun. Examples of this firearm can be found through Europe, Turkey, North Africa, and the Middle East. The muzzle loading weapons were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. They were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, the weapons tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. They usually had very long barrels. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the weapon to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. This is a 19th century Snaphance or Snaphaunce lock musket. It measures 5 Feet 5 Inches overall length. It has a 49”round steel barrel which is approx. 20 Bore. The bore has heavy staining and residue consistent with age. The barrel has a small blade fore sight and notched block rear sight. The musket has numerous foliate embossed white metal barrel bands, the narrow down-swept wood butt inset with bone panels and white metal studs. The musket has a steel ram rod stuck firmly in place (to avoid possible damage we have not attempted to remove it). The weapon has the wear and patina to be expected of a native weapon of its age. As is common with these weapons the action does not cock and dry fire but the hammer moves under spring tension and the trigger moves. Delivery of this item will be by arrangement, at cost & within the UK only. NB As an antique muzzle loading musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18299
£625.00

RESERVED RESERVED Early WW2 1939 British ARP (Air Raid Precautions) Senior Warden’s Tommy Combat Helmet By BMB With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 18359 - 18359
This is an excellent, original, WW2, steel 'Tommy' Combat helmet. This helmet has its paint finish with senior Warden’s large black ‘W’ to the front & back together with bold black stripes on the skull. The paint has areas of wear to be expected and has no dents. The inner rim of the helmet has manufacturer letters and numbers ‘BMB’ together with ‘1939’ date and what appears to be ‘H16’ possibly a batch number. It has its original oil cloth sweat band liner & webbing chinstrap all of which are clean and intact. The helmet is approx. UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18359
£275.00

WW2 Era British Royal Navy Ratings Sea Combat & Shore Party Tommy Helmet By BMB With Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 18366 - 18366
This is an excellent, original, WW2, Royal Navy Ratings Sea Combat & Shore Party steel 'Tommy' helmet. This helmet has its original Navy blue paint finish with bold White letter ‘RN’ (Royal Navy) to the front of the skull. The paint has areas of wear to be expected and has no dents. The inner rim of the helmet has manufacturer letters ‘BMB’. There is no visible date, size or batch number but they may be present under the paint. It has its original oil cloth sweat band liner & webbing chinstrap all of which are clean and intact. The helmet is approx. UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18366
£225.00

WW2 Era British Rough Textured Finish Tommy Combat Helmet With Liner & Chin Strap. HE 822 - HE 822
This is an excellent, original, WW2 era steel 'Tommy' Combat helmet. This helmet has all of its original rough texture finish & has no dents. There are no visible size, date or manufacturer marks on the helmet but they may be present under the textured finish. It has its original oil cloth sweat band liner & webbing chinstrap all of which are intact. The helmet is approx. UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. HE 822
£245.00

**SCARCE**MINT**Late 19th Century / Early 20th Century British Mounted Infantry Short Pattern Leather Cavalry Saddle 'Bucket' Holster For Enfield, Snider & Martini Henry Carbines. Sn 18367 - 18367
This is a near mint, Late 19th Century / Early 20th Century British Mounted Infantry Short Pattern Leather Cavalry Saddle 'Bucket' Holster For Enfield, Snider & Martini Henry Carbines. It is made of quality brown hide and has re-inforced stitching, 2 steel saddle rings and buckle with leather retaining straps. The open top bucket with open muzzle end measures 8 ½” length. There are no visible manufacturer or date stamps on the bucket or strap. All leather and stitching are clean and intact and looks un-used. The carbine illustrated with this bucket is not included in the price (cavalry carbines are available separately on this web site). The price for this near mint Cavalry bucket holster includes UK delivery. Sn 18367
£295.00

Inter War 1919 Wilkinson Pall Mall (London)British Army In India WD ‘Small Grip’ 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Parade Sword & Scabbard. Sn 18360 - 18360
The British Army of India variant of the 1908 sword featured a smaller grip to match the generally smaller hands of cavalry troopers recruited in the sub-continent. As private purchases, officer's swords sometimes showed some variation from the standard pattern. Occasionally whole Regiments would have their own variation on the theme. This British Indian Army 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers parade sword & scabbard is in very good condition. The Sword has an undamaged 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade is clean and Wilkinson Pall Mall manufacturer mark together with ‘5 19’ date (May 1919) and WD ordnance inspection marks. The spine has ‘IP 08’ (India pattern 1908 designation) and it has its original leather hilt washer. The polished steel bowl guard has a mark which appears to be ‘TX II’ possibly a Regiment or Armoury mark and ‘WSC’ (Wilkinson Sword Company) together with WD arrow. It has an the typical smaller India issue grip which in this example is undamaged black stippled composite with correct thumb recess. It is complete with its original polished steel parade scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard is marked ‘AYC’ most likely a Regiment mark. The scabbard has 2 fixed hanging rings and no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18360
£475.00

WW2 Era U.S Army M4 Knife Bayonet By Utica For M1 Carbines & Early M8A1 Scabbard By VP Co (Victory Plastics). Sn 18363 - 18363
This is an original WW2 US M4 Knife Bayonet by Utica complete with its original M8A1 scabbard by the VP Co (see page 107 No.8 of Cole’s book US Military Knives Book III). The bayonet is in excellent condition. It has the correct compressed leather rings handle. Its steel blade measures 6 ¾” length. The cross guard is stamped 'US M4 Utica' and with the Frankford Arsenal ‘ignited grenade’ mark. The pommel has the correct ‘pincer’ bayonet release catch. Its olive green plastic scabbard has the early holed tip for cord without metal chape and an integral webbing frog with belt loop which has a single retaining strap with brass press stud fastener and blackened wire belt bar. The steel throat mount is correctly stamped 'U.S. M8A1' and with 'VP Co' manufacturer detail.The mount has period white paint number ‘156’ most likely an armory or wepon number. The rear of the scabbard has the cast ‘VP’ mark of Victory Plastics. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18363
£345.00

WW2 Era Nazi German Luftwaffen- Kampfmesser Pilot’s & Paratrooper’s Fallschirmjager Boot Knife With Luftwaffe Acceptance Mark & Scabbard. Sn 18358 - 18358
An original, WW2 German Luftwaffe Luftwaffen- Kampfmesser Boot Knife & Scabbard in excellent condition. These knives were carried in the boots of Luftwaffe pilots and Air crew and were favoured by Nazi Fallschirmjager Paratroopers (see page 78 of German Combat knives 1914-1945 By Mery). The knife has an undamaged, 6 ½” polished steel blade which has just light areas of staining consistent with age and has the correct, crisp, Luftwaffe stylised Eagle acceptance mark. The overall length is 11”. The undamaged grips are smooth contoured wood and secured to the tang by three rivets. Its original scabbard is metal with original black paint. It has the correct pronged metal belt / boot clip to the rear. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18358
£395.00

19th Century Indian Katar Fighting Push Dagger With Hindu Religious Imagery On Blade. ED 2561 - ED 2561
The katar or katara is a type of push dagger from the Indian subcontinent. The weapon’s were used for fighting and in Religious ceremonies. They are characterized by its H-shaped horizontal hand grip which results in the blade sitting above the user's knuckles. Unique to the Indian subcontinent, it is the most famous and characteristic of Indian daggers. Ceremonial katars were also used in worship. It has a heavy 6 ½” dagger fighting blade with medial ridge (12 ½” overall). One side of the blade features Ganesha, also spelled Ganesh, also called Ganapati, the elephant-headed Hindu god. The reverse features Mother Durga the Hindu Goddess or the supreme energy (Shakti) riding a Lion or Tiger which are embodiments of power which are controlled by the Goddess. The Lion or Tiger represent power, will and determination. Mother Durga riding the cat symbolises her mastery over all these qualities. The typical ‘H’ shaped grip has an ornate grip bar (all illustrated). As is common this Katar is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2561
£245.00

**MINT BORES**Cased, Victorian English, Thomas Blissett Liverpool, 12 Bore Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre, Double Damascus Barrels, Side Lever Break Action, Shotgun With Needhams London Patent Hinged Fore Stock. Sn 18394 - 18394
Thomas Blissett was an English Gunsmith with premises at 38 South castle Street and 11 Water Street, Liverpool between 1834 and 1870 (see page 174 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). This is an excellent quality 12 Bore pin fire double barrel shotgun made by Blissett. It has a side lever action and original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and forestock. The underside of the stock has a void silver disc escutcheon. The shotgun with double 29 ¾”, 12 Bore Damascus steel barrels. The smooth bores are near mint, clean and bright. The barrel rib has the maker’s name and Liverpool address. The underside of the barrel and action has black powder proofs and it’s patented hinged fore stock is stamped ‘Needhams London Patent', there is also a number which appears to be ‘51’ (all illustrated). The shotgun has double hammers & triggers, brass post fore sight and grooved action rear sight. It measures 46 ½” overall. The lever, side plates, hammers and trigger guard with extended tang have foliate engraved decoration. The action plates are signed ‘T. Blissett’ and have hunting dog scenes. The break action and firing action of the weapon work crisply. The shotgun is contained in its period hard leather covered wood transit case with carry handle and retaining straps with buckles and carry handle. The heavy duty case has a brass lock (key absent). The edges of the case have some wear and separated stitching. The case contains a period, purpose made felt lined removable wooden tray which has compartments to fit the rifle when broken down and accessories. Removing the tray exposes more compartments in the base of the case for additional accessories. The price for this quality cased shotgun includes UK delivery. NB As an antique pin fire shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18394
£1,250.00

**MINT BORES**1841-1852 English, William Holland, Banbury, Oxon, Double Damascus Barrels 12 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun. Sn 18400 - 18400
The English Gunsmith William Holland is recorded as having premises at the High Street, Banbury Oxon between 1841 & 1852 (see page 251 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). This is an excellent double barrel shotgun made by William Holland. It has all original Walnut furniture. The top of the wrist has a void silver escutcheon. The shotgun with double 29 ½”, Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 46” overall. The barrel has a small brass bead fore sight and grooved action rear sight. The hammers and trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial have quality foliate engraved decoration. The top of the stock’s wrist has a void inlaid silver escutcheon. Both action plates and the top barrel rib are signed ‘Wm (William) Holland’. The barrel signature is faint. The action plates and trigger guard have hunting Dog and game birds in the field hunting scenes. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work crisply. The barrels smooth bores are near mint clean and bright. The shotgun has its original ebonised wood ram rod with brass end caps. The price for this quality piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18400
£1,295.00

Boxed, 1972 Webley Premier 'F' Series .22 Calibre Air Pistol With Instruction Pamphlet & Target. Sn 18085:34 - 18085:34
'F' series Webley Premier air pistols were the last of the 1964-1975 era forged steel Premiers to be produced before introduction of the redesigned Webley Premier made of aluminium materials (see page 120/121 of Webley Air Pistols by Bruce). This 'F' series Webley Premier is in .22 calibre. It is in excellent condition with original finish and brown plastic grips with embossed Webley logos. The right side of the cylinder is marked ‘ Webley & Scott Ltd Birmingham’. The left side of the cylinder is stamped 'The Webley Premier Made In England'. The front of the cylinder is stamped with serial or batch number '874'. It has a blade foresight and the forward barrel block is stamped '.22' (calibre). It has an adjustable rear sight. The ‘F’ Series designation is stamped on the left side of the frame under the grip together with matching number ‘874’ and ‘72’ (1972 date). The pistol cocks and fires crisply. Its rifled bore is clean with crisp rifling. The pistol is contained in its original cardboard box with Webley labelling & imagery. 'Instructions for use' are adhered to the inside of the lid. The box contains its original illustrated instruction / parts pamphlet and a paper target. The price includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air Pistol the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale & delivery of this item. Sn 18085:34
£295.00
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