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Smith & Wesson Model 65 Stainless Steel .357 Magnum 6 Shot Revolver (Model 13 Military & Police) with Combat Grips. Sn 19372:6 - Sn 19372:6
The S&W Model 65 is the stainless steel variant of the model 13 S&W Model 13 (Military & Police Magnum). It is based on Smith & Wesson's Medium frame K- platform. This is an excellent original example of the Model 65 in stainless steel. It has a 4” heavy barrel with ramp blade foresight and grooved cylinder frame rear sight. It has composite combat grips with finger grooves and chequered panels. The right side of the frame has the S&W Springfield USA address and the barrel ‘S&W 357 Magnum’. The left side of the frame has the S&W trademark and the barrel ‘Smith & Wesson. It is serial number ‘BUF0628’. Originally deactivated to UK specification in 2008 and UK deactivation certificate re-issued in 2022, this example has a blocked barrel and a ringed cylinder. The pistol, cocks and dry fires in both single and double action. The price includes deactivation certificate & UK delivery. 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)** Sn 19372:6

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 08/03) **ANCIENT BLADE**Japanese Koto Era 1550’s-1600 Ko Wakizashi Small Sword Blade Wood Shira Saya Resting Mounts, Scabbard With Sayagaki Signature Attributing the Blade To Mino School Smith ‘KANE AKI’ & Expert Assessment. Sn 20449 - 20449
This antique Japanese Wakizashi sword blade with Shira Saya have been assessed by UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states “Ko wakizashi small sword with unsigned tang suriage cut down in antiquity from longer blade by cutting blade notches downward shortening the cutting edge. Any signature would have been lost. It looks like late Koto work 1550’s to 1600. With nice black rust on tang. In good old Japanese polish (faded) showing a midare irregular hamon in Nioi crystals fine. Also showing faint Utsuri Bo Utsuri is horizontal following the hamon temperline, a feature of Bizen & Mino Den blades. Mounted in Shira saya resting scabbard with a sayagaki written ink inscription attributing this wakizashi to a Mino den sith ‘Kane Aki’ of the Koto period. There are lots of kane Akis in my books but only one seems to use this kanji for Aki (working late 1580’s, this is my translation open to a different reading by a Japanese expert). A nice Wakizashi worthy of further research in Japan”. In his illustrations of the blade, tang & Shira Saya, he translates the Sayagaki & comments ‘cutting edge is just under 38.5 cms. Total length 50cms. He also describes other blade and tang dimensions and characteristics all which can be seen in the images. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20449

Model 1860 Imperial Prussian Infantry Brass Handled Short Sword Sidearm & Scabbard Both With Regiment Marks. ED 2164 - ED 2164
This is an excellent, original, Model 1860 Imperial Prussian Infantry short sword side arm (see page 196 of World Swords by Withers). It has a heavy 17 ¼” curved single edged steel blade and measures 22 ¾” overall. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the blade but the back of the blade has a small indistinct inspection mark (illustrated). It has a rugged brass handle with correct grooved panel on one side to assist grip. The hilt incorporates a cast birds head pommel and returning curve cross guard with rounded ends. The cross guard is Regiment marked ‘7.R.H.65’. The Sword is complete with correct, original leather scabbard with brass throat mount which has a fixed frog bar and brass chape with ball end *stitching loose at the rear/movement of brasswork*. The throat mount is Regiment marked ‘2.R.A.5.27’. Both the throat mount and chape have small Imperial inspection marks. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this Imperial sidearm, rare to find with scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2164

1766-1803 Thomas Divine Dublin 16 Bore Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Browned 2 Stage Barrel & 1843-1846 WI 1314 (County Wicklow) Irish Registration Mark. Sn 20454 - 20454
This is an excellent Irish flintlock traveling pistol. It measures 15 ½” overall and has a browned 10 ¼” 2 stage barrel with clean smooth bore which is fitted with small blade fore sight. The rear sight consists of a shallow groove in the top of the action tang. The top of the barrel has 'Dublin' cartouche and another indistinct cartouche. The barrel also has a 1843-1846 ‘WI 1314’ (County Wicklow) Irish Registration Mark (the Irish Registration Act was passed in 1843 and lasted only a short while, until August 1846. There were 39 districts (34 counties, 4 boroughs and Dublin City) each with its own two letter prefix followed by a number. Wicklow’s prefix was WI). It has a steel cock, brass trigger guard with extended tang and Pineapple finial,brass butt with extended tang & brass ram rod mounts. The brass has foliate decoration. The steel lock plate is crisply signed 'Divine' within banner (most likely Thomas Divine / Devine Dublin 1766-1803) and has foliate decoration. The all original dark walnut full stock has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The stoch is mounted with silver plated brass shield which has a stylised monogram, most likely that of the original period owner. The pistol is complete with iron ramrod. Its action works 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. Sn 20454

WW1 Era British George V 1845 / 1854 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade Numbered 1301.5, Ordnance Roundel Inlaid To ‘James Howarth’, Scabbard, Leather Field Combat Cover & Frog. Sn 14442 - Sn 14442
The 1845/54 pattern sword was the successor to the 1822 pattern, the main change being the folding langet of the Pattern 1822 being removed (see page 175 of World Swords by Withers). This original infantry Officer's Pattern 1845 / 54 sword has a 32 ½” single edged blade with part fullers (39" overall). The blade is undamaged with just light areas of staining consistent with age. There are no visible manufacturer’s marks on the blade but the back of the blade is numbered ‘1301.5’ which may, with further research assist to identify the manufacturer. The ricasso has the ordnance acceptance star and inlaid roundel. The blade is fitted with original hilt washer and etched on both sides with stylised Royal Cypher and Crown together with decorative panels on both sides. The voided brass bowl guard has stylised Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (GeorgeRex) & King’s Crown in the centre. It has brass stepped round pommel with ball end. The guard is contemporarily engraved ‘James Howorth’ most likely the name of the Officer who owned this sword. It's fish skin grip with finger grooves & gilt binding is in superb condition. The sword is complete with its leather covered wood scabbard with German silver insert at the mouth. The scabbard is fitted with original leather frog with 2 hanging straps, brass buckles and brass stud. All leather and stitching of the scabbard & frog are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14442.

Swiss Victorinox E79 Type Swiss Army Knife Large Electric Powered Moving Shop Advertising Display. Sn 19614 - Sn 19614
This is an impressively large, original Victorinox E79 type Swiss army knife shop advertising display a tapered square display stand. The displays were made in Switzerland usually as a limited edition for selected Victorinox dealers in the second half of the 20th century, each having its serial number stamped into the base. The display measures approximately 33 inches tall and has 5 moving blades consisting of a large blade, a small blade, scissors, a can opener with a screwdriver, a bottle opener with a screwdriver. The awl is fixed in position.. The maximum width of the display is 23 inches. The knife display is made mainly from plastic with chrome plated blades and a painted body. The knife sits on a chrome round boss on top of a gold coloured tapered square base which has ‘Made in Switzerland VICTORINOX The original Swiss Army Knife’ on the front face. The base of the display has the makers identification label attached to the bottom together with the serial number 003032. The display is powered by a 240 volt plug which when plugged into the mains electricity powers 5 of the blades in a moving display. The awl is fixed and does not move. The motor mechanism works fine and all moving parts are working. The faceplate of the knife is the usual red with the Victorinox trade mark on it in silver. The price for this impressive display includes U.K. delivery. Sn 19614

**MINT RIFLED BORE**1862 American Civil War Era French Model 1822 Tulle Arsenal .700 Calibre Muzzle Loading Cavalry Pistol Converted From Flintlock to Percussion. Sn 20474 - 20474
An original French Model 1822 Tulle Arsenal Cavalry pistol converted from flintlock to percussion with a rifled barrel. Many of these pistols were carried by Confederate troops in the American Civil war supplied by their French allies. This pistol has a Walnut Stock with regulation brass fittings. The wood has impressed roundels and numbers (illustrated). The brass has several inspection marks. The wood is all original with just bumps and bruises to be expected. The lock plate is stamped with ‘Tulle Arsenal’ detail. The 8” 2 stage barrel is date stamped with "1862 date" and "M.R." on the right hand side and "C de 17. 7N ES M" on the left hand side. It also has Model 1822 model designation behind the rear sight. The pistol’s rifled bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The pistol retains the original iron ramrod / powder measure. The pistol's foresight and back sight are original and undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires with a strong action. The pistol’s butt has a steel military lanyard ring. This is a fine example of this pistol, substantial and well made. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20474

1851 U.S Army Haston & Co Middletown Connecticut Model 1842 .54 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Cavalry Pistol. Sn 20475 - 20475
These single-shot black powder muzzle loaders were made between 1845 and 1852. The pistols saw service in the American Indian wars, Mexican wars and later In the American Civil war. This is an original U.S Army Haston & Co Middletown Connecticut 1851 Dated Model 1842 .54 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Cavalry Pistol. This pistol has a Walnut Stock with regulation brass fittings. The metal & brass have factory / military acceptance marks (illustrated). The wood is all original with knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected. The lock plate is signed by the maker Haston & Co Middtn Conn’ together with US army mark and 1851 date. The 8 ½” barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and service use. It measures 14 ¼” overall length. The pistol retains the original captive iron ramrod. The pistol has a brass blade fore sight. The pistol cocks and dry fires with a strong action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20475

U.S. ‘Combat Command C’ AKA ‘Hell On Wheels’ Wooden Plaque Dated 1956 with 29 Unit Badges. MISC 865. - MISC 865 / 20493
When the 3d Armoured Division was activated in 1941, and again in 1955, the division was organised into three Combat Commands designated by letter from A to C. Each Combat Command was constituted of a mixture of the armour, infantry, and artillery units of the division to constitute a self-sufficient fighting unit. In 1963, the US Army reorganised the Armoured Divisions (ROAD) converting the Combat Commands into Brigades designated by number from 1 to 3. Each brigade had its own Headquarters and Headquarters Company which served as the home for its cadre. The Division maintained this structure until it was deactivated in 1992. There were many nicknames given to the Combat Commands and Brigades over the years. The concept of the combat command was developed by General Adna Chaffee during the 1930s. Chaffee's concept envisaged combined arms mechanized units with no formal structure. When the first U.S. armoured divisions were organised a few years later, Chaffee's concepts for the combat command were incorporated into the divisional structure. The combat command was a flexible organisation that did not have dedicated battalions. Instead, tank, armoured infantry, and armoured field artillery battalions, as well as smaller units of tank destroyers, engineers, and mechanised cavalry were assigned as needed in order to accomplish any given mission. During U.S. Army reorganisation in the 1960s, the term combat command fell out of favour and was replaced by the designation brigade. While flexible, this task-force organisation lacked the high cohesion characteristic of traditional regiments that always kept the same group of battalions together. The organisation of the combat command contrasted with that of the infantry, who employed reinforced infantry regiments with permanently assigned infantry battalions. This type of infantry organisation was called a team. Use of combat commands was first specified in Armoured Force Tentative Table of Organisation A, for armoured divisions, dated December 22, 1941. The initial organisation envisioned two combat command headquarters at the disposal of the armoured division. The combat command headquarters themselves were small, fielding only five light tanks and 56 men. Revisions to this structure in 1943 resulted in a headquarters of three light tanks and 99 men. The 1943 structure also allowed for three combat command headquarters in an armoured division. Within the armoured division, the combat commands were named "A", "B", and later, "R" (for Reserve). Thus, historical accounts of U.S. armoured divisions of this period refer to "Combat Command B" or "CCB" and so forth. During the latter stages of World War II in Europe, armoured divisions tended to fight with CCA and CCB, while moving worn-out battalions into CCR for rest and refit, though this was not always the case. In 1954, CCR was re-designated "Combat Command C" (CCC).The combat command proved to be the forerunner of modern U.S. Army organisational structure for divisions. In the early 1960s, divisions were restructured as part of the Reorganisation Objective Army Division (ROAD), in which all divisions, including infantry, were organized with three brigades which also did not have dedicated battalions and could be assigned as many battalions as needed for a mission. With the transition to ROAD divisions, the term combat command was no longer employed by the U.S. Army. 43 ½ cm high and 37 ½ cm wide this hardwood plaque has a central plate with ‘COMBAT COMMAND ‘B’ APRIL 1956 MAY’ surrounded by a wreath adorned with 7 enamel unit badges along with 10 more badges, a number ‘2’ all within a brass triangle. The commands nickname is below ‘HELL ON WHEELS’. The plaque is decorated with some of the units that made up the command including: 11 Airborne Division recon Cor, 1452nd Armed Signal Cor, 9th Infantry Division Recon Cor, 14th Armoured Cavalry, 4th Medical Battalion and the 32nd Sign Cor amongst many more. This is a real piece of history that demands further investigation. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 865.

WW2 British 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife Number 2 Mould Mark, Inspection Mark & Scabbard. Sn 20447:11 - 20447:11
This is an original WW2 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife in excellent condition (see Chapter 8 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). It has an undamaged ribbed alloy handle & 176 mm double edged blued steel dagger blade with medial ridge and blued steel oval cross guard. The hilt has number 2 mould mark near to the pommel and a small inspection mark near to the cross guard. The dagger is complete with original leather scabbard with external blackened chape and belt loop. The scabbard has its original elasticated retaining strap which is as common perished and detached on one side and retains its 4 original sewn on leather tabs. All leather & stitching are intact. The price for this nicely marked WW2 FS fighting knife includes UK delivery. Sn 20447:11

C1886-1941 Original Spanish Officers Gilt ‘Gorgets’ from the Reign of King Alfonso XIII. MISC 866. - MISC 866 / 20492
During the 18th and early 19th centuries, crescent-shaped gilt gorgets were worn by officers in most European armies, as a badge of rank and an indication that they were on duty. These last survivals of armour were much smaller (usually about three to four inches in width) than their Medieval predecessors and were suspended by chains or ribbons. In the British service they carried the Royal coat of arms until 1796 and thereafter the Royal Cypher. Alfonso XIII -17 May 1886 – 28 February 1941), also known as El Africano or the African, was King of Spain from 17 May 1886 to 14 April 1931, when the Second Spanish Republic was proclaimed. He was a monarch from birth as his father, Alfonso XII, had died the previous year. Alfonso's mother, Maria Christina of Austria, served as regent until he assumed full powers on his sixteenth birthday in 1902. 11 ½ cm at their widest point and 4 cm at their curve with the original gold/brass coloured twisted wire with end buttons *one absent* and cloth backing. Mounted onto the gorgets are raised crown emblems over ‘XIII’ beneath an ‘A’ (Alfonso). A very nice pair of gorgets from the reign of King Alfonso XIII of Spain. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 866. (Top of Drawers)

**MINT**WW2 British WD 2nd Pattern B2 Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 20447:12 - 20447:12
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941 (see page 89-93 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This is an original, near mint, WW2 2nd pattern, B2 WD, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with knurled grip and a blued steel oval cross guard. The top of one side of the cross guard is stamped with War Dept arrow & 'B2' mark. It has a clean 170mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge. Its original scabbard with external blackened brass chape retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and its original elastic retaining strap. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20447:12
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