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Victorian British Joseph Rodgers & Sons Sheffield Cutlers To Their Majesties Folding Bowie Knife With German Silver Cross Guard, Release Button & Open Top Leather Scabbard. Sn 17280 - 17280
Joseph Rodgers had an unsurpassed reputation for knife making. The Star and Maltese cross trademarks were granted to Rodgers by the The Cutlers Company in 1764. Both he and later his sons produced quality knives at various premises in Sheffield including the world famous 6 Norfolk Street (as early as 1800 Joseph Rodgers and Sons had been established at Norfolk St, Sheffield). This is an excellent folding Bowie Knife by Joseph Rodgers & Sons made at their Norfolk Street address. It is 8 ¾” overall length when folded. The knife's 7 ½” Bowie blade is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. The blade is crisply marked on one side with the manufacturer’s name and Norfolk Street address. It also has the Company’s Maltese cross & Star trade mark (all illustrated). It has attractive chequered wood scales which are in great condition secured by metal pins. It has a German Silver folding cross guard. One scale has a German Silver button which, when pressed releases the blade to open to its full length. When fully extended the knife measures 12” overall. The knife is complete with original open top brown leather scabbard which has an integral single leather belt loop riveted to the rear of the throat. The price includes UK Delivery. Sn 17280
£795.00

VERY RARE, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING MAGAZINE, WW1 1917 German Army Mauser (DWM) Luger LPO8, 9mm Parabellum Semi Auto Artillery Pistol. **EARLY UK / EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**Sn 17554 - 17554
The Lange Pistole 08 (German: "Long Pistol 08") or Artillery Luger were used by German Army artillerymen as a long range personal defence weapon. Similar to the standard Infantry PO8 4” barrel side arm, the artillery model had a longer 200 mm (7.9 in) barrel and an 8-position tangent rear sight (calibrated to 800 meters (870 yd). The LP-08 was first accepted into Imperial German Military service in 1913. The order directed initial issue of the pistol to Field Artillery, Airmen and the Fortresses. Because it was commonly found with the more numerous Artillery Troops, collectors refer to this 8" barrel version of the Standard Infantry Luger sidearm as the 'Artillery Luger'. This is a superb very rare, WW1, 1917 dated example. Deactivated to early UK/EU specification in 2016, the pistol cocks & dry fires. It has original undamaged chequered wood grips and all matching serial numbers, '1244/44' on all parts including the wood toggle butt of its removable magazine. The pistol has the correct tangent rear sight and is dated 1917. It bears the Mauser manufacturer’s 'DWM' signature and Imperial German Army inspection marks. The price for this very rare and complete WW1 Luger Artillery pistol set includes UK/EU deactivation certificate & UK delivery. Sn 17554
£2,250.00

SOLD SOLD (10/07) American Wild West Era,1891, Winchester USA Model 1886 Lever Action .40-82 WCF Obsolete Calibre Rifle With Octagonal Barrel,Full Length Tube Magazine & Calibre Confirmation Certificate With Resin Chamber Cast. Sn 17496 - 17496
The Winchester Model 1886 was a lever-action repeating rifle designed by John Browning to handle some of the more powerful cartridges of the period. This is an excellent, original example of the Model 1886 chambered in UK obsolete calibre .40-82 WCF (Winchester Centre Fire). The calibre has been confirmed by patent detail on the rifle and a resin casting of the rifle’s chamber. A certificate of calibre confirmation and the casting accompany the rifle. The rifle has a 26" octagonal barrel & measures a large 45" overall. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has all original undamaged walnut woodwork. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1886' and the action tang under the lever has ‘Pat Oct 14 1884 Jan 20 1885’ patent detail. The weapon is serial number 57935 which dates its manufacture to 1891. It has a brass blade fore sight, an adjustable rear sight, steel butt plate and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work as they should. 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. Sn 17496
£0.00

**MINT BORE**QUALITY** C1870 Victorian British William Powell & Son Carr’s Lane Birmingham Yeomanry Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase Martini Patent .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine. Sn 17512. - 17512
Since 1802 William Powell have made exclusive handmade shotguns which are prized the world over. Their present shop in Birmingham City Centre has three departments selling guns and hunting accessories. In 1860 Powell began working from 13 Carrs Lane and bcame a destination for sporting enthusiasts for the next 148 years. This is an excellent Victorian Officer’s Yeomanry Cavalry private purchase .577x .450, Martini Patent carbine by Powell & Son made at their Carr’s Lane premises. It has all original woodwork with chequered panel wrist and fore stock. It has its original steel butt plate, flip up ladder rear sight and ramp blade fore sight. It has its original steel cleaning rod. The metal work retains its original blue finish. The 21” barrel has small inspection marks and a near mint bore, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The underside of the action is stamped ‘LM 17467 LM’. The left side of the action is signed ‘Wm Powell & Son Carr’s Lane Birmingham’. The right side ‘Martinis Patent’. The action works correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 17512
£1,375.00

C1780 British Naval Brass Cannon Barrelled 1.5 Bore Boarding Flintlock Musketoon With Ram Rod. Sn 17555:1 - 17555:1
This an excellent brass barrelled flintlock musketoon. These weapons were used by sailors when boarding ships during attacks or repelling enemy crews attacking their vessels. It is 35 ¾” overall with a large bell mouth 19 ½” long brass cannon barrel. The mouth of the barrel measures 36mm (approx. 1.5 bore). The barrel has crisp British black powder proofs. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has a plain steel service flintlock. Its heavy military Swan neck hammer is fitted with flint. It has its original, undamaged Walnut stock with brass mounts including butt plate, ram rod flutes, trigger guard with extended tang and side plate. The butt plate tang and side plate have nice period engraved martial banners and arms. It has its original steel ram rod. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 17555:1
£1,875.00

WW2 Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Wood Hilt Far East Commando Fighting Knife & Rare Original 1943 WD Scabbard. ED 2515 - ED 2515
An original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger (see Page 137 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook) with original WW2 dated WD leather scabbard. The hilt is black painted wood with grooved grip and an oval steel cross guard (these daggers were made with both steel and brass cross guards, see item 9.35 page 137 of Flook’s book for an example with brass cross guard). It has a 175mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade is very sharp. The dagger has its original open top leather scabbard with belt loop. The belt loop is impressed with WD arrows and stores codes and ‘43’ (1943) date (all illustrated). The riveted and stitched scabbard is clean and undamaged. All leather stitching and rivets are intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2515
£495.00

**SCARCE**WW2 U.S M4 Knife Bayonet By Utica For M1 Carbines & M8A1 Scabbard By BM Co & VP. Sn 17534 - 17534
This is an original, scarce, WW2 US M4 Knife Bayonet by Utica complete with its original M8A1 scabbard by the BM Co which is the Beckwith manufacturing Company (see page 107 No.8 of Cole’s book US Military Knives Book III). The bayonet is in very nice condition. It has the correct compressed leather rings handle. Its steel blade measures 6 ½” length. The cross guard is stamped 'US M4 Utica' and with the Frankford Arsenal ‘ ignited grenade’ mark. The pommel has the correct ‘pincer’ bayonet release catch. Its olive green plastic scabbard has the early holed tip for cord without metal chape and an integral webbing frog with belt loop which has a single retaining strap with brass press stud fastener and blackened wire belt bar. The steel throat mount is correctly stamped 'U.S. M8A1' and with 'BM Co' manufacturer detail (Beckwith Manufacturing Company). The rear of the scabbard is stamped with the ‘VP’ mark of Victory Plastics. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17534
£275.00

**INERT DEACTIVATED**RARE & ORIGINAL WW2 1943 Nazi German Model 24 Stielhandgranate 'Stick' Grenade By ‘WC’ (Hasag, Hugo Schneider AG, Meuselwitz plant, Thuringia). O 1575 - O 1575
**INERT DEACTIVATED** The Model 24 Stielhandgranate (German, "stalk hand grenade") was the standard hand grenade of the German Army Inter war through to the end of World War II. The very distinctive appearance led to its being called a "stick grenade", or a "potato masher" in British Army slang, and is today one of the most easily recognized infantry weapons of the 20th century. This is a rare, original Model 24 Stick Grenade. The wood handle with steel end cap undamaged with even patina. It measures 14" overall length. The grenade disassembles i.e. the end cap and hollow casing screw. The grenade’s belt hook, friction cord and porcelain ball toggle are present and intact. The undamaged 'stick' has black ink 1943 date and manufacturer mark ‘WC’ which is the Nazi manufacturer code for Hasag, Hugo Schneider AG, Meuselwitz plant, Thuringia. The price for this rare WW2 dated grenade includes UK delivery. O 1575
£495.00

1823-1840 American 50 Bore, Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Barrel & English Birmingham Black Powder Proofs. A 1049 - A 1049
According to "Historic Pistols" by Samuel E. Smith and Edwin W. Bitter, pages 304 and 305, John P. Moore operated a gun shop in New York City America between 1823 and 1840. This is a brass Flintlock pocket pistol by J.P Moore. It is 6 ¾” overall with a 2" turn off brass barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The brass frame is engraved on both sides with martial banners & arms. Within the panels are the maker’s name ‘J.P Moore’ on one side and ‘New York’ on the reverse. Interestingly the underside of the action has English Birmingham black powder proofs (internet research reveals that other forms of pistol of that period, including military form martial pieces by Moore of New York carry British proofs). It has a steel hammer, steel trigger & trigger guard. The pistol has an undamaged bag shaped slab walnut grip. The pistol cocks and dry fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price for this pistol worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1049
£495.00

C1880 Liege Belgium 7mm Pinfire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Ornate Tooled Foliate Decoration & Attractive Ornate Gutta Percha Hard Rubber Grip. A 1050 - A 1050
This is a very nice 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3” octagonal steel barrel (7 ¼” overall). The pistol’s bore has crisp rifling and just light staining consistent with age & use. It has a small bead fore sight and an attractive gutta percha hard rubber grip with deep cut foliate decoration on both sides. The pistol’s barrel frame have Liege inspection marks and the cylinder has the Liege ‘ELG*’ within roundel mark. The frame, barrel & cylinder have ornate, deep cut tooled foliate decoration. It has its original captive steel ejector rod. The pistol is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning in both single & double action. The price includes UK delivery NB As an obsolete calibre, antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1050
£475.00

C1800 Archer Of London 38 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Folding Trigger & Turn Off Barrel. Sn 17558 - 17558
This is a English percussion pocket pistol made by Archer of London made C1800 (there are several Birmingham based Gunsmiths named Archer recorded in that era but we can find no record of a London based gun maker named Archer). It is 6 ¼” overall with a 1 ¾” turn off steel barrel. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has plain bag shaped wood grip which is undamaged, has a safety bolt & void oval silver escutcheon inlaid on its top edge. It has a strong cocking & firing action. The hammer is fitted with flint. Both sides of the action have scroll engraved panels within which, on the left, is the name of the maker 'Archer' & on the right 'London'. The underside of the steel action has black powder proofs. 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 17558
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (08/07) **QUALITY** Victorian Era Stafsjo Bruk Iron Works Sweden .75 Calibre Black Powder Muzzle Loading Signalling / Salute Cannon With Wheeled Wooden Carriage. Sn 17549:1 - 17549:1
Stafsjo Bruk was founded in 1666 and is today one of Sweden’s oldest iron works still operating. Production started with cannons and it became a nearly 200 year long tradition (1666-1859). Stafsjö developed into a main supplier to the Swedish armed forces and also exported to foreign armed forces around the world. Their cannons were also sold for peaceful purposes such as salute firing and signalling. This is a quality made Stafsj0 Bruk black powder muzzle loading Signalling / Salute cannon. The black painted cast iron cannon barrel is 10” overall length. The barrel has trunnions & pivots for adjustable firing position. The touch hole and clean smooth bore are open (You Tube has examples of this make of cannon being fired). The wood carriage with curved side elevations has solid iron wheels & trunnion plates. Both wheels are cast with the iron works name ‘Stafsjo Bruk’. The carriage is 16” overall width. The price includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique muzzle loading black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17549:1
£0.00
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