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WW2 C1942-1944 German Army / Heer ‘DH’ Swiss Helios Shock Resistant, Nickel Plated Brass Cased Wristwatch With Stainless Steel Back Case & Original Leather Wrist Strap. MISC 855 - MISC 855
During World War 2 the German Military needed large numbers of timepieces and they turned to a wide range of Swiss watch manufacturers to supply them. While no official specification has been found by observation of thousands of examples it appears the contracts for these timepieces specified that the watches should be water resistant with a screw on case back that had 6 indentations; to allow a standard tool to be used to open the case back whoever the manufacturer, the dials were required to be black with luminous numerals and hands, with a small seconds dial at the six o’clock position and the movements shock protected. What evidence exists seems to indicate that the watches started to be supplied in 1942 when the demand outstripped the German watch industries ability to produce watches within Germany, especially as they increasingly turned to producing fuses and other war material and, although again there is little official evidence, the supply stopped in 1944 due to the increasing difficulties the Swiss watch industry had in obtaining raw materials. This is an original WW2 German Army Heer Swiss made "Helios" jewelled wristwatch. The German Army had special pocket and wristwatches for their Officers and special functions. (Deutsches Heer - German). The German Army. Letters DH designated the watches made in Switzerland under the military order for Germany during WW2. The watch face is black and is marked "Helios". The nickel plated brass case is factory nickel plated (some service wear to the nickel finish to be expected). The case has all the correct features of Heer watches. The back case with correct 6 slots for tool is marked "Stahlbowden (stainless) Wasserdicht (which means loosely translated watertight) D 20164 H". The D and H means Deutsche Heer (German Army) or Dienstuhr Heer (Service Timepiece Army). The watch has a clear glass and luminescent minute and hour hands. The watch has a second sub scale 60 second timer. The watch functions as it should but has not been serviced by us. The winder works as it should and alters the hour and minute hands. The watch has its original black leather strap with buckle. A very nice WW2 German Army service watch. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 855 (watch draw office)

British, Military Stocked, Percussion 13 Bore, 4 Groove Rifle with 20” Heavy Barrel. Sn - 12851:11
This is a Birmingham made, short, percussion, 13 bore, 4 groove, heavy barrelled rifle with a 20 inch barrel measuring 35 ½ inches overall. The rifle is stocked with Brown Bess musket fittings with a plain lockplate with single line engraving in the shape of a flintlock Brown Bess percussion lockplate. The rifle is stocked to within ¼ inch of the muzzle. The lock plate has a large hammer and is retained by 2 sidenails through a flat brass sideplate which is engraved Bore 13. The 4 groove, 20 inch barrel has Birmingham proof marks stamped at the breech and a simple post foresight. The steel ramrod has a large button head at the top. The military stocked rifle has brass Service furniture including butt plate, trigger guard, fore end and 2 ram rod tubes. The gun has its original walnut stock which has minor knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The round steel ramrod has a large button head. The metal work has even patina throughout and the 4 groove barrel has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The price includes UK delivery. As an antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21851:11

WW2 Hong Kong Military Service Corps (HKMSC) Burma Issue Tropical Slouch Hat With Dragon Divisional/ Formation Patch, Pagri Headband & Chin Strap. Sn 11872:8 - 11872:8
The HKMSC were formed from ethnic Chinese soldiers serving in the British Army. Their military history can be traced back to the 1880s when Hong Kong locals were employed by the Royal Engineers in the building of barracks and defence works. Many ethnic Chinese Hong Kongers fought alongside the British troops in the defence of Hong Kong in WW2. One battle group of the British Battalions consisted of 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots and the Hong Kong Chinese Regiment. A large number of ethnic Chinese Hong Kongers were killed or became prisoners of war. The HKMSC saw active service outside Hong Kong in Burma in 1942 against the Japanese forces, they fought alongside the 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. This is an original WW2 Tropical Slouch Hat To the HKMSC. It has its original khaki Pagri headband and its khaki body is undamaged. It has its original ventilation holes at the edge of the crown and press stud fastener on the left side of the brim and skull. The left side of the brim is stitch mounted with its original embroidered cloth Divisional/ Formation Patch with vivid colour Chinese Golden Dragon on a field of red (the red colour has faded over time with light exposure) and horizontal black band. The hat has its original leather sweatband and chin strap (one end of the chinstrap is perished but could easily be replaced). There is a small approx. 1cm tear in the front crown of the hat (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11872:8

A Framed Collection Of Original Colourful Victorian Boer War Home Front / Recruitment / Propaganda Celluloid Wrapped Tin Pin Badges & Pendants. MISC 1014 - MISC 1014
The Boer Wars 11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902) was a conflict fought between the British Empire and the two Boer republics (the South African Republic and Orange Free State) over the Empire's influence in Southern Africa. This impressive collection comprises 21 tin badges and pennants produced to support the Home front effort, heighten propaganda and encourage recruitment. The badges and pendants feature National flags of England & Great Britain and portraits of Royalty and, Government & Military Leaders such as Prince Edward / King Edward VII, Lord Kitchener, Lord Roberts, Baden Powell, General Buller. All are clean. To avoid risk of damage we have not attempted to remove the badges and pendants from the frame. At some point in their life the badges have been professionally mounted in a glazed frame (the glass has a crack on one edge). The glazed wood frame measures 15 ½” by 12 ½” by 1 ¾”. The rear is mounted with cord for wall hanging and has the frame makers details (illustrated). This is a nice display. The price includes UK Delivery. MISC 1014 (under blue table near storeroom door office)

British, Military, BSA Made, Government Contract, Pattern 1861 5 Groove Rifled Cavalry Carbine. Sn - 21837
This is a BSA, Birmingham made, Government contract, 5 groove Pattern 1861 rifled cavalry carbine. The percussion cavalry carbine is quite scarce as most were put into store and converted to the Snider breech loading system. The carbine was the last of the Enfield percussion muzzle cavalry carbines and was approved in October 1861. The carbine received the new 5 groove rifling off the P 58 naval rifle with a rapid pitch and progressive depth rifling. The carbine also received a pair of Baddley barrel bands and a short ladder rearsight graduated to 600 yards. In May 1862, a leather rearsight cover was approved held on by screws to the forend. The carbine has a 21 inch barrel with an overall length of 37 inches. The carbine is in excellent condition and has two feint roundels on the stock and a I for class one weapons. The plain lockplate is of the standard Enfield pattern with the Board of Ordnance stamp on it. The leather sight cover is also in excellent condition with an Enfield stamp and a crowfoot on it. The carbine retains its steel saddle bar and ring and its original brass fittings. The action cocks and dry fires and the woodwork has minor bumps and knocks with service use. The bore is clean with 5 groove rifling. See pages 52 & 53 British Military Longarms 1815-1865 by D.W. Bailey, British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard l. Blackmore, also RB 39 on page 6, Catalogue of the Enfield Pattern Room, British Rifles, published by Her Majesty’s Stationary Office. The price includes UK delivery. As an antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21837

Manton & Co, Gunmaker Calcutta & Delhi, Pattern 1860, 2 Band, 19 Bore Smoothbore Rifle. Sn - 21839
Manton & Co, Gunmaker Calcutta & Delhi were a high class of quality guns in India in the 19th and 20th centuries. Manton only sourced quality guns and they were made in England. This is a quality 19 bore smoothbore Enfield pattern 1860 Short rifle that was manufactured and proofed as a 19 bore smooth bore gun for patched ball. The gun has a barrel length of 32 inches and an overall length of 47 ½ inches. The gun has the correct military rearsight graduated to 1100 yards, foresight with the correct iron furniture and Baddley barrel band. The breech of the barrel is stamped MANTON & CO GUNMAKER CALCUTTA & DELHI. There are also 2 British Victorian black powder proof marks either side of a number 19 which is the old Victorian proof for 19 bore (.630 inches) which means that it was originally proofed as a 19 bore smoothbore gun for use in India. These proof marks are the original proofing marks which would have been applied at its original proofing of the gun at 19 Bore. The top of the tang is stamped MADE IN ENGLAND. The gun carries the serial number 53870 on the bottom of the trigger guard and the top of the barrel. The action cocks and dry fires. The barrel and lockplate retain much of their original blued finish and the woodwork has minor bumps and knocks with use. The bore is clean and bright. See pages 74 & 75, British Military Longarms 1815-1865 by D.W. Bailey, British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard l. Blackmore. The price includes UK delivery. As an antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21839

SOLD SOLD (06/07) Tower, First Pattern 1853 Artillery Carbine, 1956 Dated, Crimean War Contract. Sn - 13239
This is a first pattern 1853 artillery carbine from the 1853 pattern of arms designed to replace all of the earlier arms in British service. During the Crimean war, the Tower arsenal was unable to manufacture enough guns so contracts were put out to Belgian arms industry at Liege to produce complete guns and barrels for the British government. The artillery carbine when first adopted in 1854 had a 24 inch barrel with and overall length of 40 inches. This gun featured a rearsight with a fixed 100 yard rearsight with two leaves graduated to 200 & 300 yards. The carbine had a swelled, button headed ramrod and a forward extension to the bayonet bar. This is a Tower produced artillery carbine for the Crimean War. This carbine retains all of these original features. The lockplate is engraved with TOWER 1865 (date) VR under the queens crown, acceptance stamps and has twin line border engraving. The barrel is rifled with 3 grooves and the rifling is bright and clean. The barrel is crisply stamped on the breech with many acceptance stamps. The barrel retains much of its worn original blued finish. The woodwork is in excellent condition and is stamped on the side between the lockplate screws HOLLLIOAK. The left hadn side of the stock is stamped with a crowfoot and WD. See page 44, British Military Longarms 1815-1865 by D.W. Bailey, British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard l. Blackmore, also RB 36 on page 6, Catalogue of the Enfield Pattern Room, British Rifles, published by Her Majesty’s Stationary Office. The price includes UK delivery. As an antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13239

C1927 BSA Standard Second Series .22 Underlever Air Rifle with ‘S’ prefix. AI 603. - AI 603
The serial No S36694 dates this rifle to circa: 1927 (the series were made between 1922 & 1929). A 3 hole trigger block replaced the earlier 2 hole version when serial numbers reached around S14000 towrds the end of 1922. When mention is made of the BSA the Standard No1 and Standard No2 spring to mind, but it should be remembered that BSA referred to their full length .177 and .22 air rifles as the standard. In 1907 BSA used the term ‘ordinary pattern’ to differentiate the full length .177 from the light pattern, and by 1909 the company was calling the full length rifles the standard pattern. This example is in good condition with some blueing missing to expose the nice metalwork. The wooden stock is showing minor signs of age-related wear and is the correct pre-WWII item *slight damage to the butt of the stock. The rifle has been chronographed and cocks, loads and fires as it should. See page 124 in ‘The Book of the BSA Air Rifle 1905 to 1939’ by John Milewski for reference (available on our website). The price for this piece of history includes UK delivery. AI 603.

**RARE**Pre WW1 British WD 1913 Dated, Enfield, 1907 Pattern, MK 1 Hook Quillon Bayonet With Scabbard & Rare 1914 Pattern Leather Frog To 'EBN (Eastbourne College Sussex) OTC (Officer Training Corps)’. Sn 90565:6. - 90565:6
The pattern 1907, MK I, Bayonet with hooked Quillon was approved on 30th January 1908. (see page 186 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets By Skennerton). Founded in 1896 as the Eastbourne College Cadet Corps, it became the Eastbourne College Officer Training Corps in 1908. It was reorganised in 1948 and renamed the Combined Cadet Force, with sections for army, navy and air force. During the First World War, 174 former pupils were killed in battle or died later of their wounds. This Enfield made Mark 1 bayonet made the year before the great war started has a nice, clean, blade, which is stamped on the ricasso ' Crown GR (George Rex) 1907 (pattern) ‘1 ‘13 (January 1913 date) together with 'EFD' (Enfield) manufacturer mark, WD arrow and inspection marks. The pommel and cross guard with correct hook quillon are in excellent undamaged condition. The pommel's release button functions as it should. The slab wood grips are undamaged and secured by the correct screw bolts. The bayonet’s leather Scabbard has steel throat mount with locket and chape. The scabbard is fitted with its rare to find excellent 1914 pattern leather frog with brass buckle to the front and helve strap riveted to the rear. The rear of the belt loop is impressed ‘EBN OTC’ to the Eastbourne College (Sussex) Officer Training Corps & ‘20’ most likely an armoury number (see page 98 of ‘The Broad Arrow’ by Skennerton). All leather and stitching of the scabbard & frog are clean and intact. The price for this rare bayonet with scabbard & rare frog includes UK delivery. Sn 90565:6. (Hook Quill)

British 1907 Pattern, Enfield Made, 1909 Dated Hooked Quillon Bayonet BAYO 271. - BAYO 271
This is a British 1907 pattern bayonet with a hooked quillon made at Enfield. The blade is marked to the with a feint crown over ER and a clear 1907 over 2 ’09 (February 1909 manufacture date) over EFD (Enfield). The other side of the blade carries a bread arrow over an inspection mark and a capital N. The pommel is regimentally stamped with R.M. over I (Royal Marines Infantry) and L7504. The scabbard is the Mk II pattern with all of its stitching intact. The bayonet is contained in its 1908 pattern webbing frog with strap for the helve carrier. See Skennerton item B234 on pages 186 for further information. This is a nice complete set of a scarce bayonet. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 271. (Hook Quill)

*Scarce* 1st Pattern 1910 Dated Hook Quillon 1907 Pattern Sword Bayonet By Enfield Regiment marked ‘4CT’ To The 4th Battalion ‘The Devils Own’ Irish Connaught Rangers, WD Marked Scabbard, 1914 Pattern Leather Frog & Helve Carrier. Sn 12378 / 12383. - 12378
1st Type 1907 pattern bayonets with hook quillon were introduced in 1908, after 1913, ‘07’ Pattern bayonets were produced without hook quillon (see page 186 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton). This is a near mint, original 1st type hook quillon 1907 pattern sword bayonet by Enfield, complete with correct, original scabbard, frog & extremely rare original helve carrier (we have never had one of these helve carriers in stock during 30 years of trading). The sword bayonet has a clean 17 ¼” steel single edged blade with fullers which is stamped at the ricasso on one side with the King’s Crown ‘ER’ (Edward Rex), ’7 ’10 date (July 1910) and ‘1907’ (Pattern) together with Enfield’s ‘EFD’ mark. The reverse is stamped with inspection marks. The bayonet is fitted with 1st pattern hook quillon cross guard which incorporates a muzzle ring. The grips are secured with two screw bolts. The pommel is stamped ‘4CT’ to the 4th Battalion Connaught Rangers (The Connaught Rangers "The Devil's Own" was an Irish Line Regiment of the British Army originally raised in 1793 as the 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers), which gained a reputation both for indiscipline and for its prowess as shock troops and streetfighters with the bayonet while serving under the Duke of Wellington during the Peninsular War in Spain. The Regiment was involved in most of the major actions of WW1 including Ypres & The Somme. Some 2,500 Connaught Rangers were killed during WW1). The pommel is also stamped with weapon number ‘694’. The bayonet is complete with its original steel mounted brown leather scabbard. The scabbard has the correct rear seam. The leather is crisply impressed with WD arrow. The scabbard is fitted with its correct 6 rivet 1914 pattern leather frog with retaining strap and brass buckle. The rear of the frog has the correct helve strap which is attached to the leather helve carrier. The carrier has riveted fittings (one rivet on the carrier is absent). All the stitching and leather of the scabbard, frog and carrier are intact. The price for this rare piece in near mint condition includes UK delivery. Sn 12378 / 12383. (Hook Quill)

British 1st Pattern Bayonet with Hooked Quillon by Wilkinson, Scabbard and Helve Carrier. BAYO 590. - BAYO 590
British 1st Pattern Bayonet with Hooked Quillon, Scabbard and Helve Carrier. BAYO 590 This is an early Pattern 1907 bayonet with a hooked quillon. The blade is marked with a crown over E.R (Edward Rex) 1907 and 11 ’09 denoting its manufacture in November 1909. All this is above a feint WILKINSON, the maker. There are numerous inspection stamps on both sides of the blade together with a broad arrow. The bayonet is contained in its No 1 MkII scabbard with a round frog stud. The helve carrier is a later version. This is a nice example of a hooked quillon pattern 1907 bayonet. See Skennerton item B234 on pages 186–195. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 590. (Hook Quill)
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