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Boxed, Post WW2 'The Webley Mark 1' .22 Calibre Air Pistol With Period Webley Advertising Leaflet. Sn 18085:35 - 18085:35
This is an excellent, boxed, 'Webley Mark I Air Pistol'. These pistols were made pre WW2 and post war. Pre 1939 pistol barrels were straight, without the post war ribbed barrel section and their grips were without the post war Webley embossed roundels (see pages 71 to 73 of Bruce's book Webley Air Pistols). Our post WW2 example has undamaged metal work and retains its original blue finish. It has the correct undamaged post war black chequered grips with embossed Webley roundels. The left side of the cylinder is stamped 'Webley Air Pistol Mark I Made In England'. The left side also has the correct oil hole marked 'Oil' with arrow indicator all highlighted in white. The front of the cylinder is numbered ‘601’. The right side of the cylinder is marked 'Webley & Scott Ltd Birmingham 4' and ‘Webley Patents’. It has an adjustable rear sight & the barrel strap beneath the blade fore sight is stamped 'MK 1 .22' (calibre). The barrel’s rifled bore is clean and has the correct post war ribbed grip section. The pistol cocks and fires crisply. The pistol is contained in its original Webley labelled box which is undamaged and bears Webley pistol imagery. The inside of the lid has its original illustrated instructions for use. The box contains a period illustrated Webley advertising leaflet. 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 18085:35
£275.00

1960’s-1970’s American Made Diana G10 .177 Calibre 20 BB Repeater Air Pistol With Original Illustrated Instructions & Rare To find Original Box. Sn 18416 - 18416
Having the same styling as a full size iconic U.S. army Colt 1911 Government Semi Auto Pistol, these Diana G 10 20 shot repeater air pistols were popular with young shooters in the 1960’s and 1970’s. They are rare to find boxed. Our boxed example of the G 10 is in very good condition. The pistol has a loading block / magazine at the muzzle end of the frame which is raised by depression of a button at the front of the muzzle block to allow loading of metal BB’s. The pistol is cocked for firing by pulling back the slide until it locks then manually pushing back into place. The pistol can then fire a single shot & the process repeated until the magazine is empty. The frame has a steel safety catch button. The blued metal frame with cast chequered grips is undamaged. It has fixed sights. The frame has manufacturer & calibre detail (all illustrated). It's loading & firing action work as they should. The pistol measures 9” overall length. The pistol comes with its original illustrated instruction leaflet. The pistol and leaflet are contained in the pistol's rare, original colourful cardboard box with removable lid. The box bears the Diana name and Air pistol imagery. The price includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act regarding sale & delivery apply to this item. Sn 18416
£145.00

RESERVED RESERVED Boxed, Post 1978, Webley Tempest .22 Calibre Air Pistol & Accessories. Sn 18085:36 - 18085:36
The Webley Tempest was introduced in 1978. This is an excellent boxed example in .22 Calibre. The pistol has all of its original blue finish and fires with a strong spring action. The body is marked with the Webley & Scott manufacture's detail and 'Tempest' model detail. It has excellent undamaged contoured target grips & a thumb operated safety catch. The pistol is contained in its original foam lined box with removable cardboard lid which has Webley Tempest imagery. The inside of the lid has a card insert with illustrated parts diagram. The accessories consist of 7 BSA Pylarms card targets and a Bulldog pellet tin which contains a quantity of .22 calibre lead pellets. The price includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale and delivery of this item. Sn 18085:36
£225.00

Boxed, Post 1977 Webley Hurricane .22 Calibre Air Pistol & Accessories. Sn 18085:37 - 18085:37
Production of the Webley Hurricane began in 1977. The pistols replaced the Webley Premier MK II (see page 238 of The Collector’s Guide To Air Pistols by Hiller). This is an excellent example of the Webley Hurricane .22 calibre Air Pistol. The Pistol has an over lever action which has a strong spring and fires as it should. The body is marked with the Webley manufacturer’s detail and 'Hurricane' model. It has contoured target grips, safety catch, adjustable rear sight & shrouded blade foresight. The pistol has its original brightly coloured Black and Green coloured box with Red inlaid tray, together with original accessories factory included when the pistol was 1st purchased. The accessories consist of its Webley registration leaflet and care instructions together with Webley telescopic sight mount and a Weley pellet tin which contains a quantity of lead pellets. The price includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale & delivery of this item. Sn 18085:37
£295.00

**INERT** DEACTIVATED** WW2 British & Canadian 1940,1944 & 1945 Dated Mills No.36M MK1, Hand Grenade Casing ‘M&P’ (May & Padmore), Lever By ‘Chatco’ (Chatham Co, Ontario) & Gas check Plate By REVO (Electric Company Ltd). O 1636 - O 1636
**INERT** DEACTIVATED** This is an excellent, original, WW2, Mills No.36M MK 1, hand and rifle grenade. The 36M refers to the pattern of Grenade 36 M originally 'Mesopotamia' and the fact they were waterproofed. The casing of the grenade has original lacquer & cast ‘M&P’ mark (May & Padmore), together with letter ‘E’ and Number ‘7’. The copper base plug is marked 'No 36 Mk 1’ and 44 (1944 date) & ‘AF’ mark. The alloy filler plug is marked ‘WDC’ & ‘Z’ (indicating zinc components). The grenade has its original lever stamped by the manufacturer ‘Chatco’ (Chatham Co Ontario Canada), ring with pin, spring and striker. The filler lining is dated 1945 and has numbers ‘7’ & ‘1’. The gas check plate is dated ‘8/40’ August 1940, has a small inspection mark, number ‘1’ and manufacturer mark REVO (Electric Company Ltd). The price includes UK delivery. O 1636
£345.00

SOLD SOLD (O7/06) **INERT** DEACTIVATED** WW2 1944 British No. 77 White Phosphorus Hand Grenade. O 1637 - O 1637
**INERT** DEACTIVATED** The No. 77 grenade was a British white phosphorus grenade introduced in September 1943 and used during the Second World War. The No. 77 consisted of around 225 grams of white phosphorus, an impact fuze and a tin casing. It was intended for laying down smoke screens and as a signalling device. The grenade’s hollow casing has crisp stencilling with model designation and ‘6/44’ (June 1944) date. The screw off Bakelite cap has ‘44’ date and other markings (all illustrated). The grenade has its original wound tape with correct alloy tip and vented top piece. The grenade measures 4 3/4" length with cap on. The price includes UK delivery. O 1637
£0.00

**SUPERB**VERY RARE**NAPOLEONIC PENINSULAR WARS ERA** British Osborn & Gunby (Birmingham) 1803 Pattern Light Infantry & Grenadiers Flank Officer’s Sword With Blued & Etched Warranted Sabre Blade Buff Leather Cord, Portepee & Scabbard. Sn 18463 - 18463
Henry Osborn Birmingham started manufacture in or around 1785 and became partners with John Gunby in 1805, before they began working separately in 1820. The development of the Pattern 1803 Flank Officer's sword goes back to the late 18th century, when light infantry units were formed in the British Army. The Grenadiers and light companies of a battalion were considered the elite of these infantry regiments, and could be detached and deployed separately as skirmishers. Grenadiers were the senior company of any infantry battalion and would typically lead an assault. When the battalion was deployed in line, the grenadier and light companies were deployed on the right and left flanks respectively, and both companies could be could be called upon to operate in looser formations and semi-independently. The added element of risk associated with detached skirmishing in looser formations meant that officers of light infantry needed a more robust fighting sword. By 1799, sufficient numbers of officers of these regiments and companies were using sabres rather than the Pattern 1796 Infantry Officer’s sword, enough for them to be given official leave to wear sabres instead. In addition to being a more practical weapon, these sabres could be more easily hitched up, as they were suspended on slings rather than the shoulder belt and frog of the Pattern 1796 Infantry Officer's sword. This ensured that the weapon did not inhibit movement when skirmishing over broken ground. This need for a more robust weapon was formally acknowledged by the King in 1803, when he approved 'a Pattern Sword for the Officers of Grenadiers and Light Infantry'. Despite this regulation there exists a great deal of variety in 1803 Pattern swords. most have a slotted hilt with the royal cypher (GR) on the knuckle-guard, which joins the head of the back piece at a Lion's head pommel. The blade is commonly quite broad for an infantry sword, with a single fuller. In terms of general form, the sword is similar to the curved sabres of the light cavalry, and the blade is comparable to a slighter version of the 1796 Light Cavalry sword. This similarity was perhaps deliberate, as at this time light infantry across Europe were increasingly taking their military stylings from their light cavalry counterparts. Both light infantry and cavalry considered themselves an elite, and were keen to distinguish themselves from their comrades in the line through different uniform and equipment. The 1803 Officer’s sword was issued with a leather scabbard. The sword was approved for both flank officers of line infantry regiments as well as those few regiments in the British Army designated as light infantry. In addition to this, Regimental officers (Majors, Lieutenant-Colonels and Colonels) were permitted to carry the sword. This is an original very rare to find example of a British 1803 Pattern Flank Officer's sword (see page 168 of World Swords by Withers & page 151 of Swords Of The British Army by Robson). Our superb example has the correct pierced brass guard with Crown GR cypher Grenadier’s ignited grenade device and Lion’s head pommel. The wire bound leather covered grip is excellent. All wire is tight and intact. It has a 32” long fullered, single edged sabre blade with leather hilt washer. The blade is correctly gold etched and blued on all sides for ½ of its length. The etchings are foliate & Martial panels, Georgian Crown GR cypher, heraldic devices and ‘Osborn & Gunby’s Warranted’ banner. All of the etching and blueing are crisp. The sword comes with its original brass mounted black leather scabbard. The leather is complete. The surface of the leather has just light scuffs to be expected with age and use. The throat mount has a frog locket and hanging ring. The central brass mount also has a hanging ring. The scabbard has a large brass chape. The price for this quality sword and scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 18463
£2,750.00

German M98 Dress Bayonet, Scabbard & Frog - BAYO 679
German M98 Dress Bayonet, Scabbard & Frog. This is a nice other ranks M98 Dress bayonet with the longer 9 ¾ “ blade. The shorter 7 ¾ “ blade was for the Non-commissioned officer (N.C.O). These were worn with the walking out dress uniform, much the same as officers wore dress daggers. This example was made by Alcoso and is marked to the blade with their trademark of Alcoso, Scales & Solingen. The grips are chequered black plastic and the pommel has a working press stud and rifle mortise but could not be fitted to a rifle as the slot was too small for the attachment lug on the M98 Mauser rifle. The scabbard is black painted steel and is contained in a black leather frog. See German clamshells and other bayonets by Gary. L Walker & R.J Weinand page 15. £175. BAYO 679
£175.00

**SOLD**8/6**HIGH GRADE SHOWA-TO**WW2 Japanese Officer’s Samurai Family Shin Gunto Type 98 Sword With Smith Signed Tang ‘IKKANSAI KUNI MORI’, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. ED 2562 - ED 2562
An original Shin Gunto Japanese Sword. The sword has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes which contains a rubbing of the tang signature and illustrations of the blade, he states “A type 98 Shin Gunto army Officer’s sword. In good quality gunto mounts, lightweight wood saya with green crackle lacquer finish. Some damage with war time use. Quality pierced tsuba. Hilt in good condition couple of small pieces of Ray skin missing. It has clasped hands sarute and de-faced mon badge of Samurai family officer. They did this before surrender to not bring disgrace on family name. The high grade Showa-To probably oil tempered blade is signed ‘IKKANSAI KUNI MORI Respectfully Made This In Tokyo’. This is a very good Showa period swordsmith real name ‘Miyaguchi Shigeru’ trained under Kassama Ikkansai Shigetsugu. In July 1933 foged gendaito in famous Yasukuni forge under the name Yasu Hiro. In 1937 became head of the Okura Tanrenjo on the estate of Baron Okura Kishichiro. Only used this Mei at the Okura Tanrenjo. These are not Gendai but high quality blades by very good smith. An interesting sword in very good polish and condition. See pages 182-185 John Slough’s book swordsmiths of japan 1868-1945”. In his illustrations of the tang and blade he comments ”Hamon is nioi based on Suguha (straight) with small notare. Very dense pear grain. 29mm at Machi.35mm Kissaki. Total length 34”. Cutting edge 26 ¼”. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2562
£0.00

German S84/98 Bayonet and Scabbard. - BAYO 680
German S84/98 Bayonet and Scabbard. This is a wartime production bayonet and scabbard and is a third pattern with wood grips. It is marked to the blade with 42 cul which is the wartime code for WKC, Waffefabrik, Solingen Wald. This is repeated on the mouth of the scabbard. The other side of the blade carries 5940 and the pommel has two Waffenampt stamps. The scabbard is steel and has the numbers 963? Stamped to the top. The tip of the scabbard also carries a Waffenampt stamp. The bayonet has obviously seen action but is in good collectable condition for a wartime dated example. See Martin.J.Brayley, an illustrated history of bayonets page 86. £175. BAYO 680.
£175.00

RESERVED RESERVED WW2 Era Japanese Kamikaze & Kaiten Pilot's Aikuchi Suicide Dirk & Scabbard. Sn 18460 - 18460
The WW2 Japanese Kamikaze (divine wind) special attack corps was formed from volunteer pilots who crashed their aircraft or 'Okhas' (piloted bombs) into enemy shipping. Kaiten (Japanese Navy One man Submarines) were also used for this purpose. A Kamikaze or Kaiten pilot could if he wished carry a small Aikuchi (dagger without guard) with which to cut his own jugular or stab himself in the last moments before hitting his target. This is an excellent, original Japanese Kamikaze / Kaiten Pilot's Aikuchi Seppuku Suicide Dirk & Scabbard. It has a 4 ¾” long, single edged, razor sharp blade. The blade with wave hamon is un-signed and has just light areas of staining. The dirk measures 8” overall. The Dirk has the correct Japanese Maple handle with polished horn ferrule, brass pin securing the hilt to the blade and bone ringed lanyard hole. The handle has is decorated with inset polished horn roundels. It is correctly without finger guard. The Japanese maple scabbard is undamaged and has matching polished horn ferrule and inset roundels. The price for this rare, sought after Japanese Kamikaze piece includes UK delivery. Sn 18460
£495.00

German 598/05 A Saw back Bayonet, Scabbard and Frog. - BAYO 681
This is a very late production Saw back 598/05 bayonet made in 1917 by Weyersberg Kirsch Baum & Co. 1917 saw the final production of the Saw backed 598/05. After much deliberation by the German authorities and due in part to the claim by the allies the saw backed ‘Butcher’ bayonets were barbarous. The blade is marked to the Ricasso with Kirsch Baum & CIE Solingen and the spine carries a crown over W & 17. Blade length 13 ½ “, total length 20 ½ “. The grips are wood and the pommel carries two feint imperial inspection stamps. The scabbard is steel and is marked to the top with Waffenfabrik Mauser AG Oberndorff. It is contained in its standard German black leather frog. Avery nice late wartime Saw back 598/05. £425. BAYO 681.
£425.00
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