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Martini Henry 1876 patt socket bayonet with Mk2 (Nepalese)scabbardThis sis a Martini - Henry 1876 pattern socket bayonet in a Nepalese scabbard. There are no WD markings visible on the bayonet itself. , so bayonet and scabbard probably belong together. There are WD markings on the Scabbard along with Nepalese characters denoting Regiment etc.
The scabbard has 3 rivets suggesting a Mk2.
The chape at the bottom of the scabbard has lost a retaining pin. It was common when the soldier was kneeling with fixed bayonet that the leather would stretch and loosen the chape- apparently this was a common issue with this model.
The bayonet steel itself is in good order with some dark patches left where blemishes have been in the past.
Length of blade 20.5"
Overall length 26"
This type of bayonet was the type used in the Zulu Wars at Rorkes Drift, but doubtful as to this particular example was in Africa. None the less, it could probably tell a different but also interesting story of its own.
Code: 50611Price: 135.00 GBP
ATS UNIFORM GENUINE ORIGINAL 1941 patt SIZE16This uniform is an original, genuine ATS skirt and jacket. 1941 pattern, the jacket dated February 1943, the skirt March 1943. They did belong to the same soldier back then. The condition is very good for its age with just a few very small moth nibbles to the skirt. A couple of small mothings have been darned (picture)
The original owner must have had a fuller figure than is normally found in original uniforms- the girls all seem to have had 22" waists. This soldier was a size 16. Please see the photos of the labels for exact WD measurements
It has a sewn on belt.
Everything about this uniform is right. The brass buttons are present and correct and the collar dogs also. There is one metal pip on each epaulette. It has a metal Royal Corps of Signals service badge.
This is a very rare opportunity to buy a good original uniform for a collection or to wear for Living History displays , 1940s events etc.
It has belonged to me personally for the last 15 years and I have worn it on numerous occasions to WW2 events. It is with great regret that I have to admit to being too old to portray an ATS girl any more and space dictates I cannot keep everything. I have modelled the jacket myself for the photos as I think they look so sad slumped on a hanger. I am sure it will look better on YOU!
A Chinese Western Zhou Style Bronze Helmet A Chinese Western Zhou Style Bronze Helmet, with angular lug to the panelled crown and plume holders to each ear flange, 33cm high.
Code: 50247Price: 250.00 GBP
An Imperial German 1898/1905 pattern Butcher Bayonet with scabbard, for the Gew 98 Mauser Rifle.
The ricasso is stamped ' waffenfabrik mauser a-g oberndorf a.n The back of the blade is stamped ' W 15' (1915) with the Imperial Crown.
The bayonet itself is in good condition for its age and use. It is good and solid. As you can see from the pictures the stamping is clear and legible although worn in places.
Mark 1 Butcher bayonets were made up to 1915 with leather scabbards. Mark 2 bayonets made after 1915 had steel scabbards. This particular model has a leather scabbard which is in good condition. The leather has shrunk slightly, thus is tight when inserting the blade.
Code: 50609Price: 275.00 GBP
1886 Pattern French Lebel Bayonet This is an 1886 pattern French Lebel bayonet.
This epee style bayonet underwent a number of changes during its working life. This particular example probably dates to around 1916 when they were made without the quillon for the Great War as this proved impractical as it caught on equipment straps etc, although this particular example still has the nickel white finish. Later, with shortages of nickel, the handles was left in the brass finish.
Blade length 20.5"
Overall length 25"
Blade is clean and stamped. serial number28847. The scabbard has matching number.
Scabbard is good with age patination.
French soldiers called the bayone "Rosalie" after a popular song of the time.
Code: 50608Price: 99.00 GBP
1874 PATTERN GRAS BAYONET St ETIENNE French sword bayonet. It was manufactured to fit the French Model 1874 "Gras" Infantry Rifle, basically a refinement of the Model 1866 Chassepot Infantry Rifle. The "Gras" was manufactured from 1874 to about 1885.
This bayonet has a solid brass pommel with integral latching mechanism (push-button/spring-steel). Grips are wood. Crossguard is steel, lower guard forming a hooked "blade-breaker" quillon.
Steel blade , triangular in form (very sturdy as a thrusting weapon).
This example has a clean blade although there is some age fogging patina at the top. engraved with Mre Armes de St Etienne Aout 1876 (dated August 1876). The serial number is 74752. The scabbard is numbered 96676. The wooden grips are good with age patina and smoothed marks commensurate with age and use.
Code: 50607Price: 140.00 GBP
ATS /WRAC BOOTSA pair of ATS brown leather boots. 8 pairs of eyeholes.
Size 6 1/2
Good sturdy condition.
These are from my own collection. I had them repaired a few years ago by an old fashioned cobbler who used period segs and methods.
A rare yet very wearable item.
Code: 50606Price: 175.00 GBP
FULLER PHONE MK IVFor information about the Fuller phone, please refer to this excellent website.
This example of a Mark IV (the most common type used WW1 and WW2 is not in a wooden case, but certainly looks the part for a display. We have not had it working for a few years, and cannot guarantee if it is currently working but probably would someone with the appropriate knowledge and skills had a tinker with it.
Lovely thing for re-enactment or display.
I WOULD RATHER THIS ITEM WAS COLLECTED RATHER THAN RISK WHAT MAY BE DELICATE INTERNALS IN THE POST.
Code: 50604Price: 40.00 GBP
Springfield 1873 Trowel BayonetTaken from
"The United States first experimented with a combination trowel and bayonet in 1868, producing 200 experimental examples made from standard socket bayonets. This was immediately followed by an additional 500 Model 1869 trowel bayonets made new. These were distributed to a few companies of the infantry to test in the field. Remarkably, the trials reports were overwhelmingly positive.
The US infantryman at that time did not carry any sort of entrenching tool, and so even an awkward combination tool was an improvement over a canteen cup or other ad hoc tool for digging. The bayonet was seen by some officers as becoming obsolete with the introduction of breechloading rifles, so the reduced effectiveness of the new item as a bayonet was not a substantial concern. The intended use of these tools was not to dig elaborate trenches, but rather to hastily construct a shallow ditch and embankment which would provide just enough cover to shelter a prone soldier.
With the trials reports in, the government purchased 10,000 of the improved 1873 pattern trowel bayonet, which featured a stronger blade and a much more comfortable handle for digging. These were issued and used in the field (and in several combat engagements), but the developmental direction turned towards combination knife trowels instead of bayonets, and there would be no further development or issue of these tools after the 1870s."
This example is one of the 1873 pattern. It looks to have had a bit of use. There is an age patina and some pitting and fogging but the metal is not at all compromised. The surface patina would probably polish off, but IMO would detract from the item. There are a couple of nicks/gimps to the edge as one would expect from an item used in the field and of the order of 150 years old
Measurements are -
Overall length 14.5" (365mm)
Trowel blade length 9.75" (250mm)
Width at top of trowel 3.5" (85mm)
There are no makers marks or date stamps visible on the item but there are bands of decorative detail on the socket.
Code: 50605Price: 199.00 GBP
PCR RECEIVER PYE INVICTA A valve based broadcast receiver developed by Pye Radio Works Ltd in Cambridge (UK) and was produced from April 1944 onwards by Pye , Phillips Lamps Ltd in London and Invicta Radio. During WW2 a small number was supplied to resistance groups in Norway France and the Netherlands, probably for the reception of coded messages that were broadcast via the BBC. After the war it was used as an Army Welfare Receiver.
Although PCR means portable Communications Receiver, this is housed in a 19"x 9" x 10" metal enclosure and needs an external mains power supply. It is housed in the cabinet of a wireless Set no 19 (WS19) and is constructed with many common parts with the WS-19 and the WS -22 It is A piece of wire is used as an antenna. The receiver is built around 5 valves.
This example is in reasonable condition- we did have it working at a WW2 display diorama few years ago but have not tried again since, so cannot guarantee the valves etc.
THIS ITEM CAN ONLY BE COLLECTED AS IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR RISKING THE INTERNALS IN THE POST ETC.
Code: 50603Price: 60.00 GBP
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