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Early 1900s Exeter City Police Male Constable's/ Sergeant's 6 Panel Spike Top Helmet By Christys London With Helmet Plate. Sn 17245 - 17245
The ancient City of Exeter had their own Police Force from 1836 – 1966 when the Force amalgamated with the Devon & Cornwall Police. Police helmets were first issued in London in the 1860’s. Each Police Force had their own preference for style of protective headgear, balancing protective qualities and comfort for the wearer. Later Police helmets concentrated on protection however some early helmets were made of lightweight materials such as woven straw or cork. This is an excellent early 1900’s Exeter City Police 6 panel cork helmet. Our example has excellent finish to the blue cotton covering, vented spike top mount, patent leather brim and headband (the brim has small areas of service wear). The helmet is fitted with its original Exeter City white metal helmet plate. Inside it has its original leather sweat band. The sweatband is impressed by the manufacturer ‘Christys London Made In England’. The sweatband also has a size label ‘6 ½’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17245
£295.00

Original WW1 Era British Field Made ‘Hob Nail’ Spiked Trench Club With Wood Shaft & Copy Of An Original Image Of A British WW1 Soldier In Uniform In The Field. Sn 17209:2 - 17209:2
During WW1 Military Units on both sides improvised their own trench warfare weapons which they saw as being of more use than issued weapons, when fighting hand to hand. This is an original, WW1 British Trench Club. The club measures 18 ½” overall length. The top 4” of the shaft’s circumference is studded with British clover leaf iron boot ‘hob nails’. The grip section is tapered for grip & holed for wrist strap. The wood has all the patina and surface knocks and bumps to be expected of a field made weapon of this age. The wood is secure and there are no cracks. All nails have surface rust to be expected but are secure and intact. When we acquired this club an old typed descriptive label was attached to the handle (the wording is illustrated in image 2). Also attached to the club was a paper copy of An original photo of an unknown British WW1 soldier in uniform, relaxing in the field. The label and image accompany the club. The price for this hard to find reminder of the brutal nature of trench warfare includes UK delivery. Sn 17209:2
£295.00

Original WW1 Era British Field Made Iron Nail Spiked Trench Club With Heavy Weighted Iron Ordnance Shell Casing Head Wood Shaft. Sn 17209:3 - 17209:3
During WW1 Military Units on both sides improvised their own trench warfare weapons which they saw as being of more use than issued weapons, when fighting hand to hand. This is an original, WW1 British Trench Club. The club measures 17” overall length. The top section the shaft’s is fitted with a heavy iron shell casing from a piece of period ordnance to act as a club. The casing has surface rust to be expected but is totally secure. Below the casing the shaft is pierced with 4 original iron nails which have surface rust to be expected but again are totally secure. 2 of the nails retain their period square heads. The grip section is holed and has an iron lanyard ring for wrist strap strap. The wood has all the patina and surface knocks and bumps to be expected of a field made weapon of this age. The wood is secure and there are no cracks. When we acquired this club an old typed descriptive label was attached to the handle (the wording is illustrated in image 2). The price for this hard to find reminder of the brutal nature of trench warfare includes UK delivery. Sn 17209:3
£275.00

RARE, MINT, 1967-1970 Boxed, German Hammerli Master .177 calibre, CO2 5 Shot Manual Target Air pistol. Sn 17252 - 17252
The quality made Hammerli Master air pistols were produced between 1967-1970 (see page 370 of the Blue book Of Airguns). The pistols have a spring fed magazine horizontal on top of the breech. They have a black crinkled and blued finish and composite target This example is in near mint, from the factory condition, it is also contained in its original Hammerli labelled box. The pistol has maodel and serial number detail (all illustrated). The price for this mint rare to find air pistol includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Bill apply to the sale and delivery of this item. Sn 17252
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (02/04) Cased, Late 18th Century Pair Of English John Knubley (Gunmaker To Prince Of Wales, Duke Of Clarence & Prince Edward) 20 Bore Belt Pistols Nipple & Drum Percussion Converted From Flintlock By Stubbs & Accessories. Sn 17253 - 17253
In the late 18th century, Charing Cross in London was a hub of gunsmithing activity. This included John Prosser, Thomas Gill, and John Knubley. In 1790 Knubley was awarded the title of Gunmaker to the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Clarence and Prince Edward. Knubley moved his business to 7 Charing Cross in 1792. Knubley passed away in February 1795, but his wife continued the business along with Samuel Brunn until 1779 who operated as Knubley, Brunn & Co, Charing Cross, London. Brunn passed the business along to John Mallet who continued to operate at Charing Cross until 1803. This is an excellent pair of percussion pistols by Knubley made in the late 18th century & converted to nipple & drum percussion sometime in the early 19th Century. The pistols have all original walnut full stocks with facetted grip & flat butts. Both are inset with void German silver escutcheons. They have 9” steel barrels with flat tops and open sights (15 ½” overall). They have foliate decorated trigger guards with extended tangs and pineapple finials, belt bars & Dolphin hammers. The action plates of each pistol are crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Knubley’. The top of each barrel are very faintly signed ‘London’ (to faint to photograph). Reputably the underside of the barrels have traces of London proofs and are stamped ‘Stubbs’, most likely the gunsmith who performed the conversion from flintlock to percussion (to avoid possible damage we have not removed the barrels to look for these marks). Both pistols are complete with their original wood ram rods with steel worms and horn end caps. The barrels of each pistol are smoothbore. The bores have staining & residue consistent with age. Their cocking & firing actions work as they should. The pistols are complete with their fitted wood case. The case with hinged lid has its original lock (key present, turns in lock but does not lock). The interior of the case is lined in felt and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a copper and brass powder flask which has an internal tube with hinged brass covers to hold moulded balls, a steel bullet mould, a wooden pot with removable lid that contains a spare nipple, 4 moulded lead balls in a white drawstring bag and a wood cleaning rod with brass jag. The price for this pair of cased pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17253
£0.00

RARE, 1894 Dated British WD HRB Co (Henry Rifle Barrel Company) .577x .450 Calibre 'I.C.1.' (1st Issue Pattern Cavalry Carbine MK 1). Sn 17255 - 17255
This is a Victorian, MK 1 1894 dated .577x .450, Martini Henry, Cavalry Carbine by the HRB Co (Henry Rifle Barrel Company). It is WD & ordnance stamped and has all original woodwork which has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The metal has even patina throughout. It has adjustable flip up rear sight & winged blade fore sight. It has steel butt plate, cleaning rod, sling swivels & retains its original MK 1 grooved trigger. The steel barrel's rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The Henry rifling is crisp. The action works correctly and is fully functional. It is stamped on the right side of the action, Crown VR (Victoria Regina), dated '1894' and has the correct designation stamp 'I.C.1.' (1st Issue Pattern Carbine MK 1) together with ‘HRB Co’ manufacturer mark. As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price for this rare to find 1st issue pattern MK1 Cavalry Carbine includes UK delivery. Sn 17255
£975.00

RARE, WW1 Era, 1879 Dated French Military, Tulle Arsenal Fusil Gras M80 Model 1874 (74/80) 11mm Calibre Carbine. Sn 17256 - 17256
In 1874 France adopted a single shot rifle, this single shot rifle was based on the French 1866 Chassepot Needle Rifle. These weapons designated Gras M80 Model 1874 (Fusil Gras M80 Modèle 1874) and the rare carbine variant were the main long arm issue for the French Military and were used for front line service until 1886, when a new rifle, the 1886 Lebel was designed. The Gras continued to be issued to French troops throughout WW1. This is a rare Gras 74/80 Carbine. The wood is all original with no damage and just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age & service use. It has heavy brass military furniture and the metal work has even patina throughout. It has a block foresight, ladder rear sight and is fitted with sling swivels, bayonet slide & original clearing rod. It measures 38 ½” overall with a 20" barrel. The rifled bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The breech is marked by the Tulle Arsenal manufacturer, 'M80 & M1874' model detail and dated ‘1879’ together with number 56211 & inspection marks (all illustrated). It has the correct turn down bolt and its loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this rare carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17256
£1,100.00

1857-1865 American Civil War Era 1856 Patent .54 Calibre Single Shot Lever Action Burnside Rifle Co Providence Rhode Island Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 17254 - 17254
The Burnside Carbine was a popular carbine rifle fielded across all of the major battlefronts of the American Civil War. The weapon was developed by Ambrose E. Burnside. Burnside was an Officer in the Union Army but gave up his position in order to concentrate on developing the gun. The Burnside Carbine made use of a specially-designed cartridge, this being a brass .54 calibre cartridge developed by Burnside himself. His new weapon and corresponding cartridge did much to eliminate the leaked hot gasses that were common when firing other breech-loading weapons of the time. Production of the carbine ran from 1857 to 1865 and was handled by the Burnside Rifle Company and the Bristol Firearms Company of Providence, Rhode Island. This is a very good, original example of the Burnside carbine. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has the bumps and bruises to be expected. The 21" barrel’s bore has residue & staining consistent with age and use & the rifling is crisp. The top of the barrel is marked ‘Cast Steel’ together with date which is either ‘1863’ or ‘1864’. It measures 39 ½” overall. It is fitted with a swivel flip up rear sight and pinched blade fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. It is also fitted with rear sling swivel and steel butt plate. The top of the action and frame are stamped with numbers 1225 and 5185 . It also has faint manufacturer and patent detail ‘Burnsides Patent March 25th 1856’. The action tang is faintly marked ‘Burnside Rifle Co Providence RI (Rhode Island)’. The loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this piece of American Civil War history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17254
£1,495.00

MINT BORE, Austrian Military M1886 OEWG 11mm Obsolete Calibre Straight Pull Rifle & Sling. A 1033 - A 1033
The Mannlicher rifle was designed by Ferdinand Ritter von Mannlicher and was the first magazine rifle adopted by Austrian Infantry. The M1886 was manufactured by OEWG (Osterreichische Waffenfabrik Gesellschaft roughly translating to Austrian Arms Factory). The rifles in 11mm UK obsolete calibre were officially adopted by the Austrian Military on 20th June 1886. This is an original example of the M1886. It has a 32" barrel with a near mint bore, bright and clean with crisp rifling & it measures 52" overall. Its wood stock has just bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The breech is marked with a small combined 'OEWG' manufacturer's mark & '3557II'. The stock is impressed '6757II' (illustrated). The rifle has original sling swivels fitted with leather sling, block & blade foresight, adjustable rear sight, safety catch, steel butt plate with ‘IIQ’ inspection mark and bayonet bar/ lug. It's straight pull bolt action and firing mechanism work correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1033
£895.00

RARE, MINT BORE, C1873 British Kynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre French Military Chassepot Model 1873 (M1866) Rifle & 1873 Dated French St Etienne Arsenal Model 1866 Brass Hilt Yataghan Sword Bayonet & Scabbard - A 1034
This is a British Kynoch Gun Factory converted French Military Chassepot M1866 rifle. After France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War of 1871, the French government attributed a large portion of blame for the their loss on the Chassepot rifle's poor reliability on the battlefield. At this time the Chassepot utilised the needle fire system, French officials were convinced of the need to adopt a metallic cartridge centre fire system. In 1873, France awarded a contracted to the Kynoch Gun Factory, Aston here in the UK to modify and converted their remaining Chassepot rifles for centre fire. These modified rifles were designated the Chassepot Model 1873 rifle and can be identified by the markings on the barrel and receiver. In 1874 the French adopted the Gras Model 1874 rifle, although Kynoch continued reworking the Chassepot's until the late 1870s. During WWI many of these converted Chassepots were put back into service. It has a 32” barrel with a near mint bore, clean & bright with crisp rifling. It has steel furniture with even patina. It has the correct Kynoch Aston factory & calibre markings (all illustrated). The original stock is walnut and is in very good condition with just bumps & bruises to be expected. The wood is impressed with weapon number ‘13’ near to the bayonet lug. The bolt action loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. The rifle is serial number ‘II 14267’. The bolt and bayonet lug have un-matching number. It is fitted with sling swivels, cleaning rod, ladder rear sight and block & blade fore sight. The rifle comes with the correct, original French model 1866 Chassepot sword bayonet (See pages 70 and 71 of ‘An Illustrated History Of Bayonets’ by Brayley). The steel fullered single edged ‘T’ back Yataghan blade has staining consistent with age and is 22 ¾” length. It has the correct steel hooked quillon with muzzle ring. It has a ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. The cross guard is numbered ‘AB 54258’. The back of the blade is marked with the name of the French Châtellerault Arsenal signature and dated ‘1873' in French. It is complete with the correct steel scabbard. The scabbard has no dents and has its original fixed strap bar. The scabbard has original black finish and is stamped with matching number near to the throat. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1034
£1,250.00

WW1 Era, 1880 French Military, Fusil Gras Model 1874 11mm Calibre Service Rifle With 1879 St Etienne Arsenal Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. A 1035 - A 1035
This is an early breech loading French military rifle. The Gras continued to be issued to French troops throughout WW1. This is a very good example. The wood is all original with just knocks bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has heavy military furniture and the metal work has even patina throughout. It has a block foresight, ladder rear sight, bayonet block, steel butt plate, sling swivels & original cleaning rod. It measures 50 ½” overall with a 30 ½” barrel. The bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The breech has the faint indistinct signature of the French Arsenal manufacturer & ‘M1874' model detail together with other numbers and inspection marks and 1880 date (illustrated). Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The weapon is complete with correct sword bayonet which has a clean 20 ½” 'T' back blade. The ricasso has inspection marks. The back of the blade is marked in French ’Manufacture d'Armes de St Etienne’ and dated ‘1879'. The bayonet has its original wood grips, brass pommel and steel cross guard with hook quillon. The cross guard has indistinct numbers. The bayonet is complete with original black painted steel scabbard which has a fixed belt bar, no dents and just surface wear to be expected. The scabbard has indistinct numbers near to the throat. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1035
£975.00

ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, Swiss Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Obsolete Calibre Straight Pull Rifle, Sling, Early Production Model 1889 Maschinenfabrik Bern Bayonet & Scabbard. A 1036 - A 1036
In 1882 Eduard Rubin began testing the first small-calibre copper-jacketed bullet which could successfully withstand high velocities. In 1885, this round was combined with Rudolf Schmidt's first straight-pull action resulting in the Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Rifle. This is an excellent example. It measures 51 ½” overall with a 31" barrel and has all original woodwork. The stock is stamped with a Swiss Military marks (illustrated). The metal work retains its original bluing and is in excellent undamaged condition. The breech housing is stamped with Swiss proof/ inspection marks and matching serial numbers '71449' on the breech housing, barrel, magazine, bolt & ‘(71)449’ on the steel butt plate. The steel butt plate also has the 'Swiss Cross' mark. It is complete with bayonet bar, sling swivels fitted with leather sling, adjustable rear sight and block & blade fore sight. Its cocking and firing actions work perfectly and it's barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The rifle comes with an original early production Swiss Model 1889 Schmidt Rubin rifle bayonet. The bayonet is very good condition. The smooth grips are wood and secured with two rivets. The steel pommel has a sprung push button bayonet release which works perfectly. It has a cross guard with muzzle ring. On the underside of the cross guard it has the 'Swiss Cross' military stamp. The crossguard is numbered 81224. The ricasso is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Maschinenfabrik Bern’. The double edged steel blade with fullers measures 11 ¾” (16 ½” overall). Later production bayonets have a small stud welded inside the fuller or a ridge within the fuller to act as a scabbard stop. The fact that ours has neither of these modifications indicates early production (see page 209 of 'An Illustrated History Of bayonets' by Brayley. The scabbard is metal, painted black and has its original brown leather tab with brass rivet at the fixed belt bar. The scabbard has just light scuffs to the black finish and one dent consistent with age and service use. 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 1036
£975.00
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