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SOLD SOLD (02/07).VERY RARE** MINT BORE**1867 Dated Westley Richards Whitworth Patent .451/475 Calibre 'Monkey Tail' Breech Loading Percussion Pistol. Sn 17475 - 17475
British Military Trials on Breech Loading firearms began in the mid 1800's. The most successful rifle was that submitted by Westley Richards. Its breech consisted of a plunger attached to a long handle which, when the breech was closed, lay along the top of the stock neck and was raised to open it, thus earning the nickname of the monkey-tail from its distinctive silhouette. This is a superb example of the large (15" overall) 'Monkey tail' .451 Calibre pistol made by Westley Richards made in 1867. It has excellent original woodwork which has a lovely grain. The wood has a small 'D.G' impressed inspection mark. It has a heavy military hammer, 9" barrel with block and blade foresight, trigger with knurled edge, steel ramrod and correct monkey tail hinged breech. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The breech is stamped 'WESTLEY RICHARDS PATENT'. It's plain lock plate is marked 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & Co' & Dated '1867' within triangle. The barrel is marked '.451/ .475 25 GRAINS' (calibre) and 'WHITWORTH PATENT'. The left side of the breech is stamped with inspection/proof marks and serial number '348'. It has brass fore stock block, trigger guard with extended tang and brass butt cap with military lanyard ring.. Its loading and firing mechanisms work with a strong spring action. The price for this rare pistol in excellent condition includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calbre antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17475
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (02/07) **MINT BORE** C1880 Victorian British Swinburn’s Patent P.Webley & Son London Martini Action .577 x .500 Obsolete Calibre) Hunting Rifle. A 1047 - A 1047
The Swinburn rifle in outward appearance is very similar to a Martini Henry, however the action is of the Swinburn patent. In simple terms this has a falling block and cocking lever as in a Martini, but employs a V leaf spring and hammer to strike the firing pin and has an additional side lever which allows the hammer to be cocked without operating the under lever. This is an excellent example of the scarce Swinburn Patent rifle. The action has the correct additional side mounted Swinburn cocking lever. The metal work retains its original finish. The action has foliate engraved decoration and one side is signed ‘Swinburn’s Patent’ & ‘P.Webley & Son St James London’ (In 1897 Webley amalgamated with W & C Scott and Sons to become The Webley & Scott Revolver and Arms Company Ltd of Birmingham). The wood work is all original and has a chequered panel wrist and fore stock. The fore stock has a polished horn end cap. The 28” barrel with top rib has proof marks and a near mint bore, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The rifle measures 45” overall length. The rifle has sling swivel lugs, a steel butt plate, a ramp blade fore sight and silver lined ‘v’ notch plate rear sight graduated to 150 (yards) with additional folding silver lined leaf sight graduated to 250 (yards). The rifle’s cocking & firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1047
£0.00

**RARE**MINT BORE** British Military 1856 Patent Calisher & Terry .30 Obsolete Calibre Capping Breech Loading Carbine. Sn 17473 - 17473
This is a rare, 1856 patent Calisher & Terry .30 bore military capping breech loader carbine. These carbines were developed for the British Army and tested by them in 1858. It passed test and 1,000 carbines were ordered for use by cavalry units and its popularity spread throughout the Commonwealth. The Calisher and Terry Carbine is also associated with the Confederate Army during the American Civil War - specifically one is known to have been carried by Major General J.E.B. Stuart, C.S.A. & another was owned by Confederate President Jefferson Davis. This example is in excellent original condition. It is 37 ½” overall with a 21” barrel. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The breech is signed ‘Terry’s patent 30 bore’. The hammer, action, ram rod, walnut stock and steel 2 piece clearing rod with pull through attachment in butt trap are all original and present. The action works correctly and the hammer action is strong. The carbine has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight and sling swivels. This is a rare early military breech loading carbine. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17473
£2,450.00

C1860’s English H. Taylor Rochester (Kent) Single Damascus Barrel Breech Loading 10 Bore Black Powder Obsolete Calibre Sporting Shotgun. A 1048 - A 1048 / 17476
This Victorian era sporting shotgun has a 33” Damascus steel barrel (49 ½” overall). The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. It has a walnut stock with steel furniture. The wood work has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The underside of the shoulder stock is inlaid with void German silver escutcheon. The fore stock and wrist have chequered panels. The action plate is signed ‘H. Taylor’ and the barrel ‘H. Taylor Rochester’ (unknown). The barrel has a small bead foresight. The action, hammer and hammer plate tang have foliate engraved decoration. It’s under lever break action, cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The price for this shotgun worthy of further research regarding the maker includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. A 1048
£895.00

Israel Defence Special Forces, IMI (Israel Military Industries) UZI 9mm Sub Machine Gun With Folding Shoulder Stock, Screw Off Muzzle Cap & Original Removable Uzi Sound Moderator / Silencer. Sn 17516 - 17516
**This Firearm is deactivated to one of the pre- 2nd May 2017, UK specifications. As such it can only be sold and exported in its present state to customers in NON- EU countries including the Isle of Man and Channel Islands. Customers based in the UK & other EU countries 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**. The first Uzi Sub machine gun was designed by Major Uziel Gal in the late 1940s. The Uzi has found use as a personal defence and Military frontline weapon by elite light infantry assault forces in nearly every theatre of war since its introduction. This UZI SMG has great metal and wood work throughout. It has excellent undamaged composite pistol grips and short fore stock together with folding steel shoulder stock (this form of folding stock was introduced by IMI in 1956). The Machine Pistol has a single sling swivel, grip safety, top lever cocking and is fitted with the correct magazine. The wepon has its original screw off muzzle cap (a small lever is depressed at the muzzle to allow the cap to be unscrewed). Removal of the muzzle cap allows fitting of its screw on original sound moderator / silencer. The silencer is marked ‘UZI 9mm’ and with Hebrew script marks. This UZI is nicely stamped on its frame with Hebrew script, inspection marks and the badge of the Israel Defence Forces (illustrated). Deactivated to UK specification in 2015 the weapons slide and trigger move and the magazine can be removed. The price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 17516
£895.00

**AS FOUND**WW2 Era Nazi German Hitler Youth 'HJ' Dagger By RZM M7/5 (Carl Julius Krebs, Solingen) & Scabbard With Integral Frog. Sn 17437 - 17437
An original Hitler-Jugend (HJ) Hitler Youth dagger with nickel plated pommel and cross guard. It has undamaged original black chequered grips, the front inset with the red and white enamel HJ diamond & black swastika. It has a 5 ½” long, 1” broad single edged blade. On one side the blade is crisply marked with RZM roundel & 'M7/5' which is the Nazi manufacturer code for Carl Julius Krebs, Solingen. As is common to find, the nickel plating on the pommel has service wear. The blade is undamaged & has just staining consistent with age. The blade has its original leather hilt washer. The dagger’s original black metal scabbard with leather integral frog and retention strap with press stud fastener has even patina. The price for this RZM marked Nazi HJ piece includes UK delivery. Sn 17437
£525.00

SOLD. SOLD. (28/06). RARE, ORIGINAL, Transitional, WW2 1937 Nazi German 1933 Pattern SS Man’s Dagger By Carl Eickhorn Solingen With RZM 941/38 Mark, SS Runes & "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 17477 - 17477
This is a rare original 1933 pattern SS Man’s Dagger and scabbard in near mint condition. All ranks of the SS were authorised to wear these daggers (see pages 48 & 49 of Johnson’s book Collecting The Edged Weapons Of The Third Reich Vol 1). The blade of this example is crisply stamped with the transitional production Nazi manufacturer’s name and Squirrel trademark ‘Original Eickhorn Solingen’ & RZM mark 941/ 37 (1937 date) alongside Nazi Runes. The blade has the correct "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" (my honour is loyalty) etched Blade. The blade has small areas of staining consistent with age. The black wooden grip is original and undamaged. The Nazi German National Emblem and 'SS' runes roundel are perfectly fitted. It has a Nickel plated cross guard & pommel. The dagger is complete with its original black anodised metal scabbard which has no dents. The scabbard has a single hanging ring and nickel plated chape and throat mount. The price for this rare Nazi SS piece includes UK delivery. Sn 17477
£0.00

**BEST QUALITY**MINT BORE** C1865 Earl Of Morton Conaglen Ardgour Cased, Alexander Henry Martini Action 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Carbine & Accessories. Sn 17472 - 17472
The title Earl of Morton was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1458 for James Douglas of Dalkeith. Along with it, the title Lord Aberdour was granted. This latter title is the courtesy title for the eldest son and heir to the Earl of Morton. The family seat is Dalmahoy Farms, near Kirknewton, West Lothian. The Conaglen estate (Scottish West Coast Highlands) was purchased from the Macleans of Ardgour (The Douglas family) by the 18th Earl of Morton after the death of Alexander, 13th of Ardgour in 1858. Sholto John Douglas, 18th Earl of Morton (1818–1884) used Conaglen house as a shooting lodge. Alexander Henry (1818-1894) was a Scottish gunsmith, based in Edinburgh, and designer of the Henry rifling and barrel used in the iconic Martini-Henry British Service rifle. In 1872 he was appointed "gun and rifle manufacturer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales". This is a cased best quality Martini Action 577x540 calibre military calibre carbine by Alexander Henry once owned by the Earl of Morton most likely Sholto John Douglas, 18th Earl of Morton. The rifle has a 22" barrel (38 ½” overall). It has beautiful all original walnut full stock with polished horn fore end block, chequered panel fore end and wrist. The underside of the shoulder stock is inlaid with void brass disc. The steel butt plate, the whole of the action including the lever and trigger guard have best quality hand tooled foliate decoration. The right side of the action is crisply engraved 'Alexr Henry’ and the left ‘Edinburgh & London’. The lever is numbered ‘6050’. The top of the barrel rib has tooled decoration and 5 silver lined leaf sights graduated 100 to 500 yards. It has a silver dot blade foresight. The rifle has sling swivel lugs and steel cleaning rod. The weapon has a near mint bore, bright and clean with crisp rifling. It's loading and firing actions work as they should. The weapon is contained in its period Oak transit case with hinged lid, lock (key absent), 2 sliding brass catches and leather carry handle. The edges of the case have reinforcing brass plates. The case has a brass disc set into the lid engraved ‘Earl Of Morton Conaglen Ardgour NB’. The case is lined with green felt and the inside of the lid has a ‘Westley Richards’ trade label. The inside of the case is contoured to fit the rifle and it's accessories which include a glass oil bottle with brass screw top lid which has an integral oil applicator. The lid has a stylised monogram, an ebony handled steel cleaning rod. A 2 piece leather strap or sling with brass buckles and a single inert deactivated 577x450 round of ammunition by Kynoch. The price for this superb cased piece includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre black powder weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17472
£5,950.00

Norwegian M1894 Bayonet And Scabbard. BAYO 326 - BAYO 326
This is a Norwegian M1894 short bayonet for the Norwegian 1894 Krag Jorgensen rifle. These bayonets were made at the Konesberg Arsenal in Norway or at the OEWG Arsenal in Austria. This is a Norwegian produced bayonet and carries a crowned K marking on the blade together with inspection stamps and a controllers inistials on the other. The crossguard carries the number 106144 which is repeated on the scabbard throat. It is unusual to find these bayonets with matching numbers as most have been re-married when in for re-furbishment etc. The bayonet is held in place by a press stud locking device which also operates the locking device for the rifle. The grips are of plane wood held by one screw which also acts as a pivot for the locking catch. The blade is single edged for most of its length apart for a short ½” length at the tip. The steel scabbard retains most of its original black finish. These bayonets were still in use in 1940 when Norway was overrun by the Germans and were used by German second line and security troops during the occupation. See Martin J. Brayley, An Illustrated History of Bayonets item 526 on pages 229 and 235. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 326
£125.00

German Mauser Export Bayonet And Scabbard. BAYO 537 - BAYO 524
This is the standard Mauser export made on Germany for export to the many countries who used the Mauser rifle. This bayonet appears to be for the Uruguayan 1908 Mauser Rifle and was made by SIMPSON & Co. SUHL. See An Illustrated History Of Bayonets by Martin J. Brayley on page 250. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 524
£125.00

German Mauser Export Bayonet And Scabbard. BAYO 538 - BAYO 538
This is the standard Mauser export made on Germany for export to the many countries who used the Mauser rifle. This bayonet appears to be for the Uruguayan 1908 Mauser Rifle and was made by SIMPSON & Co. SUHL. See An Illustrated History Of Bayonets by Martin J. Brayley on page 250. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 538
£125.00

British No 9 Bayonet, Scabbard And Frog. BAYO 539 - BAYO 539
This is a scarce British No 9 bayonet made at Poole Arsenal in 1949. Poole only made the No 9 bayonet for 2 years between 1947 and 1949 when Enfield took over production between 1949 and 1956 with a later batch as late as 1962. Figures for Poole production of the No 9 have not been found but Skennerton suggests a figure of less than 200,000. This example is marked on the ledge of the socket just forward of the muzzle hole with A P in a circle and 1949. Enfield marked all of their production on the left side of the socket. Many of the No 9 bayonets were issued to the navy as they retained the No 4 rifle for some time after the introduction of the L1A1 rifle and bayonet. The scabbard is a No 5 Mk 1 and the frog is a standard pattern ’37 webbing version. See Skennerton item B302 on pages 246. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 539
£125.00
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