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C1870 English Side By Side Double Damascus Barrelled 12 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Big Game Rifle. Sn 17675 - 17675
This very good C1870 double hammer percussion double rifle is in English form & is the type used for hunting large game. It has 29” round Damascus steel barrels and is 45 ¾” overall. The rifled barrels are 12 bore and have just staining and residue consistent with age and use. There are no visible external manufacturer marks on the rifle. The underside of the barrels have Victorian black powder proofs. The barrel rib is mounted with a fixed ‘v’ notch plate rear sight and 3 graduated leaf sights with aiming lines. It has a brass post fore sight. The action, Dolphin hammers, action tang & trigger guard with extended tang have quality tooled foliate decoration. The gun has double triggers. The cocking and firing actions are strong. The Walnut stock with figured cheek piece, chequered fore stock panels and wrist are undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The fore stock has German silver mounts and there are silver roundel inserts at each breech. The weapon has its original wood ram rod with brass end caps. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK. Sn 17675
£975.00

Victorian 1865 Dated Enfield Tower 1853 / 1858 Pattern British Army Ishapore Arsenal Native Troops Muzzle Loading Percussion .650 Calibre 3 Band Musket (Rifling Officially Removed C1858) With Original P1853 WD Socket Bayonet & WD Scabbard. Sn 17775:13 - 17775:13
The Enfield P53 was introduced to Indian troops under British rule in 1856. The Enfield rifle-musket was a contributing cause of the Indian rebellion of 1857. Sepoys in the British East India Company's armies in India were issued with the new rifle in 1857, and rumours were spread that the cartridges (referring here to paper-wrapped powder and projectile, not to metallic cartridges) were greased with beef tallow, pig fat, or a combination of the two – a situation abhorrent to Hindu and Muslim soldiers based on religious beliefs. As a consequence of British fears, the Indian infantry's long arms were modified to be less accurate by reaming out the rifling of the Pattern 1853 making it a smooth bore and the spherical / ball shot does not require greasing, just a patch. This greatly reduced the gun's accuracy as did replacing the variable distance rear sight to a fixed sight. This became the Pattern 1858. This is a very good British 1853 pattern percussion rifle which has had its rifling Officially removed C1858 for issue to British Army In India Native Troops. It has a 38 ½” smooth bore barrel and measures 55” overall. The barrel’s bore is clean. It has its original undamaged walnut stock and brass fittings including fore end block, butt plate and trigger guard with extended tang. The butt plate tang and trigger guard have Indian script marks. It has a heavy military hammer, block & blade fore sight and fixed rear sight correctly found on these weapons, replacing the original adjustable sight. The action plate is crisply marked with Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina), inspection marks and ‘1865’ date together with ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and Ishapore India Arsenal inspection marks. The rifle is fitted with sling swivels and original steel ramrod. The rifle has a strong cocking and firing action. The rifle is accompanied by an original period British P1853 socket bayonet. The bayonet measures 20 ¾” overall length and has a straight 17” triangular blade. It has the correct swivel locking catch at the socket. The bayonet has staining consistent with age but no rust. The blade has small British WD inspection marks. The socket is numbered ‘97’. The scabbard has its original brass mounted leather scabbard in very good condition. The leather has a partially visible ‘WD arrow’ mark. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17775:13
£1,095.00

Victorian British 1860 Dated Enfield Tower 1853 Pattern Muzzle Loading Percussion .577 Regulation Calibre 3 Band Rifle With Leather Sling, Original P1853 Socket Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 17775:14 - 17775:14
This is a very good British Enfield Tower 1853 pattern percussion rifle. It has a 38 ½” smooth bore barrel and measures 55” overall. The barrel’s bore has crisp rifling and just light staining consistent with age and use. It has its original undamaged walnut stock and brass fittings including fore end block, butt plate and trigger guard with extended tang. It has a heavy military hammer, block & blade fore sight and adjustable ladder rear sight. The action plate is crisply marked with Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) and ‘1860’ date together with ‘Tower’ (Enfield) mark. The barrel has a faint proof / inspection mark. The rifle has sling swivels fitted with leather sling and original steel ramrod. The rifle has a strong cocking and firing action. The rifle is accompanied by an original period British P1853 socket bayonet. The bayonet measures 20 ¾” overall length and has a straight 17” triangular blade. It has the correct swivel locking catch at the blued socket. The bayonet has staining consistent with age but no rust. The blade has small inspection mark. The socket is numbered ‘374’. The scabbard has its original brass mounted brown leather scabbard in very good condition. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17775:14
£1,275.00

**MINT BORE**WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle With Steyr Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 17775:15 - 17775:15
Alfred Ritter von Kropatschek (March 30, 1838 - 1911) was a General in the Austrian Army and a weapons designer of the late 19th century, who was responsible for several rifle and revolver designs in affiliation with the Steyr Company; these weapons were used by the armed forces of the Austrian Empire and several other nations. His rifles feature a tubular magazine under the barrel similar to a Winchester rifle. One of his designs was sold to the French Navy, and was later adapted by the French Army. Kropatschek patent weapons were used by the French Army and Navy during the First World War. This is an excellent example of a Portuguese contract Kropatschek Steyr Model 1886 rifle. In calibre 8x 56R, made by O.E.W.F.G. Steyr. It measures 52" overall with a 32 ¼” barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and its loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It has a near mint bore, clean and bright with crisp rifling. It has all original undamaged woodwork which has just light bumpps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I Portugal)'. The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886’ and ‘M1886’.The action and barrel are stamped with matching numbers ‘S627’. The bolt has Steyr’s combined ‘OEWG’ mark. It is complete with correct sling swivels, block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and bayonet lug. The rifle comes with its original Sword Bayonet which has a clean 18 ½” single edged blade with fullers. It’s steel cross guard with muzzle ring is stamped ‘MM186’. Its slab wood grips have the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The blade has the combined ‘OEWG’ Steyr mark. The push button on its steel pommel works correctly. The bayonet has its original steel scabbard with steel frog bar. The frog bar is stamped with Steyr’s OEWG’ mark. The scabbard has no dents. Price includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre, antique weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17775:15
£1,100.00

SCARCE, British L59A1 (No.4 SMLE) .303 Calibre Drill/ Instructional Rifle With Sectioned Inspection Ports & Original Webbing Sling **UK / EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**D 1491 - D 1491
After WW2, some No. 4 Enfields were converted to non-firing Drill Purpose rifles and were issued a new model designation ‘L59A1’. Most of the L59A1 rifles that have been available to collectors have been in very poor condition due to their drill use however this rifle is in excellent condition. The all original wood is undamaged. It is crisply marked with the model designation at the breech (illustrated) and is fitted with original webbing sling. It has the correct winged fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight & the brass butt plate has the correct trap. It is serial number ‘8651’. This example has small red highlighted sectional cut out inspection ports on the left and right sides of the action, only visible on close inspection. The L59A1 makes an excellent demonstration rifle. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2020 the rifle’s bolt and trigger move and the magazine can be removed. The price for this scarce military training rifle includes UK/EU deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1491
£895.00

Georgian Era British WD Enfield Tower New Land Pattern .650 Carbine Calibre Flintlock Pistol With Brass Mounts & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 17808 - 17808
This is a very good, original Georgian era New Land Pattern Enfield Tower flintlock pistol. It has all original wood work with brass fittings, including trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block & cudgel butt. It has a heavy military hammer & captive steel ram rod. It measures 15 ½” overall with a 9” round steel barrel. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The barrel has crisp proofs. The action works as it should. There is typical gunpowder residue pitting around the frizzen. The lock plate is signed with the Enfield ‘Tower’ mark & has an inspection mark together with Georgian Crown & Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex). 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 17808
£1,200.00

WW2 Nazi German (Unattributed Alcoso Solingen Pattern) Army Officer's Dress Sword, Lion’s Head Pommel With Red Glass Eyes & Scabbard. Sn 17782 - 17782
This is a very good original WW2 period Nazi German Army Officer's Dress Sword. The sword has no visible makers marks but the hilt design is very similar in appearance to an unattributed pattern Alcoso Solingen example illustrated on page 68 of the book Swords Of Germany By Angolia. It has Nazi National Emblem ‘Eagle with outstretched wings & Swastika’ on the langet and a plain oval shield on the reverse langet. It has a flat knuckle bow and undamaged wire bound grip. The knuckle bow and ferrule are adorned with oak leaf decoration. It has a Lion’s head pommel with original red glass eyes, cast mane & stylised star along the grip strap. The sword measures 36 ½” overall and it has a 30 ½” single edged, curved, fullered blade. The blade near to the hilt, under the langets has Verdigris staining which may be hiding a manufacturer mark. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with single steel hanging ring and fixed strap bar. The scabbard has no dents. The Price includes UK delivery. Sn 17782
£575.00

Inter War German Weimar Republic Army Paul Seilheimer Solingen Non Commissioned Officer’s Sword With Nickel Plated Brass Hilt & Scabbard. ED 2524 - ED 2524
This is an original Weimar Republic Army NCO’s sword in very good condition. The curved blade with fullers is 32 ¾” in length (37 ¾” overall). The ricasso has the trademark of Paul Seilheimer Solingen (illustrated in image 2). The blade has its original leather hilt washer. It has a flat nickel plated brass knuckle guard and cross guard with plain langets, undecorated curved quillon, grip back strap and curved pommel. Its black ribbed grip with twisted wire binding are undamaged and the wire tight. The Sword is complete its original black painted steel scabbard with single fixed hanging bar and separate hanging ring. The scabbard has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2524
£345.00

**MATCHING REGIMENT MARKS**WW1 Imperial German Army Artillery Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade Regiment Mark ‘10.A.6.31’ (10th Artillery Regiment 6th Battery Weapon Number 31) & Scabbard With Matching Regiment Marks. ED 2525 - ED 2525
This is an original, WW1 Era, German Artillery Officer’s Sword & Scabbard in very good condition (see pages 199 and 204 of World Swords by Withers for similar WW1 era German Swords). It has a single edged, fullered, curved, 31 ¾” blade. Both sides of the blade are etched with foliate design incorporating Cannon and drum devices. The blade also has etched Imperial eagle device. The blade has just staining consistent with age. Its nickel plated steel, cross guard with plain langets, knuckle guard & pommel are undamaged with most original nickel plate remaining. The cross guard is Regiment Marked ‘10.A.6.31’ (most likely 10th Artillery Regiment 6th Battery Weapon Number 31). The leather covered ribbed wood hilt is undamaged and the leather has just light service wear to be expected. The Sword is complete with its original nickel plated steel scabbard with 1 fixed hanging ring. The scabbard retains most of its original nickel finish and has matching Regiment marks near to the throat. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2525
£495.00

NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA British 1796 Pattern Cavalry Sabre By Osborn Birmingham & Scabbard. Sn 17828 - 17828
Henry Osborn was a Birmingham based sword smith who produced a wide variety of military goods. Although best known for his swords, and the Pattern 1796 that he helped design, Osborn also spelt Osborne was additionally listed as a Gun maker, silversmith, accouterrment maker and hilt maker as well as a sword and dirk cutler. The Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre was used primarily by British Light Dragoons and Hussars during the Napoleonic Wars (see page 77 of World Swords by Withers). The blade is remembered today as one of the best of its time and has been described as the finest cutting sword ever manufactured in quantity. Officers of the famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments and the "flank" Companies of Line Regiments adopted these Swords (The Hit Peninsular War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of Sword). This original 1796 Sabre by Osborn is in very good condition. It has a single edged, fullered 33” Sabre blade (37 ¾” overall). The blade has just staining consistent with age and a few nicks to the cutting edge. The back of the blade is signed by the manufacturer ’Osborn’ . Its cross guard with plain rounded langets, knuckle guard, pommel and ribbed grip are in very good condition and have even patina. The leather of the wood grip and wire binding have been replaced at some point in its life. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and a few small dents consistent with age and service use. The price for this Napoleonic Wars era Cavalry Sword by a quality maker with Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 17828
£975.00

Early WW1 1914 British Enfield WD 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword With Leather Cord, Acorn Knot & Scabbard . Sn 17831 - 17831
This is an original British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers sword & scabbard. The Sword has an undamaged 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade has just staining consistent with age & use. The ricasso is date marked ’14 (1914) together with WD ordnance inspection marks & EFD (Enfield) mark. The reverse also has inspection marks. The back of the blade is stamped ’P08’ (1908 Pattern).The bowl guard has no visible Regiment or date marks and retains its original drab olive green wartime paint. It has an undamaged chequered wood grip with thumb recess. The hilt is fitted with its original leather cord with acorn knot and it has its original leather hilt washer. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. The scabbard is in excellent condition with all of its original drab olive green wartime paint. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17831
£795.00

WW1 Era British Gaunt & Son Limited Late Edward Thurkle London 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Sword With Etched King’s Crown Blade Numbered 14198, Leather Cord & Acorn Knot & Leather Covered Field Service Scabbard. Sn 17832 - 17832
This is a nice, original, WW1 British 1912 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Sword with its scabbard & Frog. The Sword has an undamaged 35 ½” single edged blade with fuller (44" overall). The blade has staining consistent with age and is etched on both sides with foliate panels and King George Crown with ‘GR’ Royal Cypher (George Rex). The ricasso is crisply marked on one side by the manufacturer ‘Gaunt & Son Limited Late Edward Thurkle London’. The reverse has the ordnance acceptance star with inlaid proof roundel. It has a full bowl guard with ornate tooled decoration and wire bound fish skin covered wood grip with thumb recess. The hilt is fitted with an original Officer’s leather Cord & acorn knot. The back of the blade is numbered ‘14198’ which may assist to identify the British officer who originally commissioned this sword. The sword has no visible Regiment marks or dates. It is complete with its original leather bound field service scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17832
£795.00
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