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SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 12/06) BSA Co Long Lee Enfield .303 Calibre Rifle With Magazine Cut Off, Stripper Clip Loading Bridge, South Africa WD & Regiment Mark ‘CNRV’ ( Commando National Reserve of Volunteers) **UK / EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**Sn 18455 - 18455
This is an excellent .303 calibre Enfield Long Lee bolt action rifle. It is crisply stamped on the right side of the strap ‘BSA Co’ (no date mark). It has a winged blade fore sight, ladder sight, bayonet bar, sling swivels, stripper clip loading bridge & magazine cut off (fixed in place during deactivation process). The wood work is all original and in excellent condition with just the bumps and bruises to be expected. The stock has a brass butt plate with trap. The brass butt plate tang is Regiment marked ‘CNRV’ (most likely indicating post Boer war issue to the Commando National Reserve of Volunteers. South Africa's Commando System was responsible for the safeguarding and protection of specific communities (usually rural, but sometimes urban). Commando units were usually referred to as area protection, a system which involved the whole community. After the Boer wars, in 1912, the commandos were reformed alongside the Active Citizen Force as part of the Union Defence Force. This system was in operation until in February 2003. By 1912, however previous Commando members could join shooting associations. By 1940, such commandos were under control of the National Reserve of Volunteers) together with weapon number ‘280’. The barrel shank has South Africa WD marks, BSA's piled arms trademark, number 7721 struck out and number ‘300792’. The rifle has other struck out numbers. The stock has an inlaid brass disc stamped ’17 above 209’. Deactivated to UK / EU specification in 2021 the weapon’s bolt & trigger move and the magazine can be removed. The price includes UK delivery and UK / EU deactivation certificate. Sn 18455
£0.00

WW2 Era U.S.N. Marl 1 Fighting Knife and U.S.N. Mk1 Plastic Scabbard. ED 2564. - ED 2564
This is a very nice early Unitaed States Navy (U.S.N.) Mk1 knife made by Pal Blade Co. It is marked to the blade with U.S.N. Mk1 on one side and R.H. Pal 35 to the other side. It has a parkerised blade with a leather handle with black yellow and red spacers and a dull aluminium butt. See U.S. Military Knives by M.H.Cole item 23, page 81 for the identical knife. It is contained in its grey plastic scabbard marked to the front with U.S.N. Mk1 and to the rear with Nord – 8114 over B.M.Co 1/1 V.P. Markings highlighted with chalk which can be wiped. See M.H.Cole page 74-75 for illustration of Scabbard and early WW2 Mk1 in excellent condition. £375. ED 2564.
£375.00

British No 7 MK 1 L, Bayonet For The No 4 Rifle & MK V Sten Sub Machine Gun, With Swivel Handle, Scabbard & Webbing Frog BAYO 693 - BAYO 693
An original No 7 MK 1 L, bayonet with swivelling pommel made for the No 4 rifle and MK V Sten Sub Machine Guns. The 'L' designation is for Land Service. The bayonet has a 7 3/4” blade (12 ¼” overall) with bowie knife style blade and deep fuller to both sides. The blade is stamped on the ricasso 'No 7 MK1/L' and there are no visible manufacturer marks. The blade and red Tufnell grip are in good condition. The scabbard is the No 5 Mark1 with the steel mouthpiece. The scabbard is fitted with an original webbing pattern ’37 green frog with B.S.C. 1941 D *779; 24 stamped to the rear. See Skennerton item B299 on page 243 for further information. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 693 £325
£325.00

WW2 Era British ‘ROF (F)’ Royal Ordnance Factory Fazakerley .303 Calibre S.M.L.E. No.4 MK 1 Rifle With ‘LB’ Mark (Lines Bros /Triang) & Sling**UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** Sn 18456 - 18456
An original, WW2 era S.M.L.E. No.4 MK 1 rifle. The all original woodwork and metal work of this weapon have just the knocks bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has a winged fore sight, correct flip up rear sight and brass butt plate with trap. The rifle is fitted with original webbing sling. The steel grip strap is stamped with number 25954 and DP (drill practice) together with ‘LB’ (most likely Lines brothers who made sten guns, grenades and other munitions for the British WD) Lines Bros later became Triang the famous toy manufacturer). The breech is very faintly marked 'No 4 MK 1' together with (ROF (F)’ Royal Ordnance Factory Fazakerley). Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2021 the rifle’s bolt & trigger move and the magazine can be removed. The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 18456
£695.00

German M84/98 3rd Pattern Bayonet, Scabbard and Frog. BAYO 694 - BAYO 694
This is a nice K98 bayonet made in 1937 and dated thus t the blade spine. The blade retains a large percentage of its original bluing and carries the makers code of 5245 (Jetter & Scheerer, Tuttlingen) to the other side. The grips are wood and there are two Waffenampt stamps to the pommel. The scabbard is black steel and carries the numbers 2810 to one side and 51856 to the other. The frog is a captured Czech example which the Germans tended to use with many of their bayonets. Jetter & Scheerer were surgical instrument manufacturers but also made bayonets, fighting knives & Red Cross daggers. Any weapon by them can be considered rare. £275. BAYO694.
£275.00

SOLD SOLD (13/06) *British 1901 Enfield L.E.1 (Mark 1) .303 Calibre Rifle With Post Boer War South African WD Marks, Breech Cover, Magazine Cut Off, Long Range Volley Sights & Flip Up Rear Aperture Sight**UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**Sn 18457 - 18457
The Lee-Enfield .303 MK 1 was introduced into the British Army in 1895 and in Canada the year following. It replaced the Lee-Metford, which had been the standard issue firearm since 1889. The latter was a magazine-fed repeating rifle, but it fired cartridges using black powder which emitted smoke when fired that gave away the rifleman's position. In 1891, the British first produced cordite a propellant that burned cleanly without emitting smoke. It also generated more heat, however, which wore out the Lee-Metford's rifling system of seven shallow grooves. A new rifling system was developed at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield, consisting of five deep grooves that could withstand the intense heat generated by the cordite. The result was the .303 Lee-Enfield MK 1 rifle, in all respects identical to the Lee-Metford except for the rifling. The new rifle saw service in the Boer wars and beyond. This is an excellent .303 calibre Lee Enfield L.E.1 bolt action rifle. It is crisply stamped on the right side of the strap ‘Enfield 1901(date) Crown VR (Victoria Regina) L.E.1 (Lee Enfield MK 1 designation). The rifle is number 3390 and the barrel shank has BSA piled arms logo together with Post Boer war South African WD marks and ‘7.14’ most likely July 1914 WW1 era date. The wood has an Enfield roundel and 11 1903 date (November 1903) all indicating re-issue to South African forces post Boer war after British service. It has a stepped blade fore sight, flip up rear peep sight, long range volley sights, ladder sight, Breech cover, bayonet bar, sling swivels & magazine cut off (fixed in place during deactivation process). The wood work is all original and in excellent condition with just the bumps and bruises to be expected. The stock has a brass butt plate with trap. The butt plate tang has struck out number ‘240’ and number ‘3390’. Deactivated to UK / EU specification in 2021 the weapon’s bolt & trigger move and the magazine can be removed. The price includes UK delivery and UK / EU deactivation certificate. Sn 18457
£0.00

German M84/98 3rd Model Bayonet WITH Wooden Grips. BAYO 695. - BAYO 695
This is a nice M84/98 bayonet and scabbard with matching numbers. It is in virtually mint condition with nearly all bluing remaining on the blade. The blade is marked with S/242G which is the wartime manufacturer’s code for Berg & Co. Solingen. The other side of the blade carries the number 6748 and both of these numbers are repeated on the scabbard top. There are two crisp Waffenampt stamps on the pommel end of the flashguard. The wooden grips show signs of storage wear as does the base of the scabbard but both are undamaged. The scabbard is complete with a standard German black leather frog. A very nice condition M84/98 bayonet set with matching numbers. £275. BAYO 695.
£275.00

**RARE**1948-1954**First Model**B.S.A. Airsporter MK 1 .22 Calibre, Under Lever, Air Rifle With ‘G’ Prefix Serial Number. Sn 18428 - 18428
An excellent condition B.S.A, MK 1 First Model Airsporter, .22 Calibre Air Rifle. It is serial number G30735 which dates it to between 1948-1954 (see Page 48 of Hillers Book 'A Collectors Guide to Air Rifles'). The woodwork and metal work are all original & in excellent undamaged condition. First Model MK1's were not grooved for telescopic sight and on this example the grooves are correctly absent. The fore stock has finger grooves and the butt is ribbed. It is fitted with adjustable dial rear sight & shrouded foresight. The trigger guard tang is stamped with patent information (illustrated). The rifle is 44 ¾” overall length. It is under lever cocking. Its loading and firing action works crisply and chrono’s at a powerful 10.11 Ft Lbs. The price for this rare First Model Airsporter 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 rifle. Sn 18428
£475.00

U.S. Army M1873 Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 696. - BAYO 696
This is a very nice complete M1873 Bayonet for the Springfield trapdoor rifle, and was the last socket bayonet to be adopted as standard by U.S. forces. It has an 18” Tri-form blade and measures just under 21” in total length with muzzle ring diameter (M.R.D) of 19.5mm. The Ricasso is stamped with U.S. It is contained in its second pattern metal scabbard with leather frog and brass belt hook with U.S. escutcheon. See White & Watts items 909 & 910, pages 410 & 430, and Martin J.Brayley ‘An illustrated history of bayonets’ pages 226-228. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 696 £295
£295.00

1930's Webley Service MK II 3rd Series / Type .177 Calibre Air Rifle. AI 723 - AI 723
This is a very good 1930’s 3rd Series Webley Service Mark II Air Rifle in .177 Calibre. These rifles introduced C1935 had a modified centrally mounted flip up aperture rear sight, an improvement on the earlier Type 1 & Type 2 side mounted Webley Service sights (see Chapter 2 of Thrale's book Webley Air Rifles 1925-2005). The trigger guard of the rifle has serial number ‘S7803’. The left side of the cylinder is stamped 'WEBLEY SERVICE AIR RIFLE MK II MANUFACTURED BY WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND’ and with the Webley 'winged pellet logo'. The barrel is stamped '.177 CALIBRE'. It has the Great Britain, USA, Spain, Germany and Canada 1925 patents stamped on the Right Side of the air chamber. It also has the correct patent Number '371548'.'The metal retains its original blue finish which has areas of wear to be expected. Its original wood stock is excellent and undamaged with chequered panels at the wrist & ribbed horn butt plate. It has its correct original centrally mounted flip up rear sight, dial adjustable sight, block and blade fore sight & push button barrel retaining catch. The rifle loads and fires as it should. The price includes UK delivery. AI 723
£675.00

SOLD SOLD (09/06) British 1848 Pattern Brunswick Sword Bayonet and Scabbard. BAYO 697. - BAYO 697
This is a nice 1848 pattern bayonet for the Brunswick rifle and its variants from 1837 into the 1880’s. This example is possibly a volunteer pattern or a colonial pattern as the Hong Kong Police force ordered a Brunswick type bayonet in 1855. The bayonet is 27” overall with a blade length of 22 ½” which has fullers on both sides. The hilt is brass with the improved release catch on the top of the grip near the pommel. There are no markings on the blade but the crossguard carries F131 & 434 with the 434 being repeated on the rear of the brass top locket of the scabbard. There is also an unclear number stamped into the butt end of the pommel (15 or 16). The scabbard is brass mounted leather. See Martin J.Brayley ‘An illustrated history of bayonets’ Pages 107-109 & Skennerton item B126, pages 92-94. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 697 £395
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Swiss 1871 Vetterli Socket Bayonet. BAYO 698. - BAYO 698
This is a nice Swiss socket bayonet with a Quadrangular or Cruciform style blade. This was used on the 10.5mm Vetterli repeating rifle, but only for a few years until 1878 when a new sword bayonet was introduced. The overall length is 23” with a blade length of 20 ¼” and a socket length of 2 ¾”. The muzzle ring diameter (M.R.D) is 20mm. There are no markings on the bayonet. See White & Watts item 599, pages 265 & 269. An unusual and early Swiss bayonet. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 698 £195
£195.00
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