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EARLY c19th FLINTLOCK PISTOL WITH BRASS STUDDING
This pistol seems to have had an interesting history with perhaps a good story behind it if only it could speak. It is a Belgian Sea Service pistol which has been customised with good brass studding and the addition of a ramrod. As these pistols were widely available to all European seamen during the Napoleonic Wars period the story could be one of capture and customisation by anyone or customisation on purchase. Who knows, but it is , for us 200 years later, a handsome piece of history.

Walnut stock Brass fittings and trigger guard. All over quality brass studwork. Underbarrel ramrod and steel lanyard rings.

No visible stamps or markings.
No visible stamps or markings.

41 cm overall length.

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Code: 50600Price: 475.00 GBP

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EAST INDIA COMPANY SHORT CAVALRY FLINTLOCK PISTOL
East India Company short cavalry pistol with Baker pattern lock and lanyard ring. C 1819.
This 16 bore EIC short cavalry flintlock pistol has the Lion and Crown mark on the lock and sundry other impressed arsenal and proof stampings. Baker Pattern lock It is numbered APX-711-Ex-73
The stock is walnut with some age related blemishes, 'dings and dangs' but no serious issues.
Barrel 23cm (9")
Brass fittings
Under barrel swivel ram rod.
Steel lock plate.

Mechanisms in good order.

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Code: 50601Price: 895.00 GBP

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C18th PATILLA MIQUELET DOUBLE BARREL PISTOL
This extremely handsome and rare pistol was reputed to have been owned by a Spanish Cavalry Officer.

It has two side by side barrels with early Miquelet locks .

Miquelet Lock is a modern term used by collectors and curators, largely in the English-speaking world, that is widely applied to a distinctive form of snaplock, originally as a flint-against-steel ignition form, prevalent in Spain and Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and throughout Spain's colonies from the late 16th to the mid 19th centuries.

The stock is walnut and has a rare aperture for a shoulder stock.

The barrels and fittings are steel with some silver inlay to the decorative scrolling. The left-side lockplate is indistinctly engraved with 'Y RIGOE' ??

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Code: 50602Price: 1200.00 GBP

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Italianate etched parade shield poss 17th century
An Italianate circular etched parade shield, possibly 17th century. 25 inches diameter. The front is etched with alternate panels of floral scrolls with vignettes of people in period costume separated by plain panels with floral border.The central boss has a decorative applied iron leaf design (some damages) and is fitted with a central square section spike. The latter has been re-attached. The centre of the shield has and aged split. There are traces of leather straps on the reverse.

Code: 50599Price: 1100.00 GBP


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70cm tall suit of armour (English pattern)
A replica suit of armour, standing 70cm tall on a stand with wooden plinth,
Lovely ornament for study, library hallway etc.

Code: 50598Price: 125.00 GBP


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DENIX MP41 SUB MACHINE GUN WITH LEATHER SLING
Replica MP41 complete with leather sling. Made by Denix in Spain- wood and die cast metal. Non firing of any blank or projectile but action works,

Subject to restrictions of Violent Crime Reduction Act- this basically means buyers must be a member of a re-enactment group or Historical association with Public Liability Insurance. We have to have proof of this by law before we can sell this item to you.

Delivery to UK address only. No exceptions.

Code: 50596Price: 100.00 GBP

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DENIX PPsh 41 SOVIET UNION 1941 SUB MACHINE GUN
Replica sub machine gun PPsh41 1041 Soviet Union. Made by Denix in Spain of die cast metal and wood.
1/1 scale.
Does not fire projectile or blank, Working action.


We can only sell this to buyers with exemption under the Violent Crime Reduction Act which basically means membership of a re-enactment group or historical display society with Public Liability Insurance. By law we have to have proof of this before selling.

Delivery to UK address only. No exceptions.

Code: 50597Price: 100.00 GBP


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Executioner's / Justice sword- German 16th/17th century
We believe this sword to be an executioner's (/punisher's / justice) sword of German origin. It is possibly quite an early one as the blade tip is not cut off square.


Blade approx 39.5"
overall length approx 50"
There is an inscription in the fuller on both sides which is of the general wording of this type of sword as far as we can translate, but e are unable to make a full translation.
Although the blade and hilt are solid, it is aged and has pitting and blacking, obscuring any maker's marks and engravings other than the lettering in the fuller.
This is a rare and interesting item.


There is no scabbard.

Code: 50591Price: 1750.00 GBP

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Firangi - Indian Sword
All iron Firangi sword.
Good overall condition. No etching or pattern visible. No visible makers marks.

overall length: 44" approx
Blade length 38" approx

Single edge backsword

Khanda style hilt (Indian basket hilt) with 4.5" prominent spike making it possible to use as a to handed sword.

There is no scabbard or sheath with this sword.

From Wikipedia
"Because of its length the firangi is usually regarded as primarily a cavalry weapon. Illustrations suggest a 16th-century date for the development of the sword, though early examples appear to have had simpler cross-guard hilts, similar to those of the talwar. The sword has been especially associated with the Marathas, who were famed for their cavalry. However, the firangi was widely used by the Mughals and those peoples who came under their rule, including Sikhs and Rajputs. Images of Mughal potentates holding firangis, or accompanied by retainers carrying their masters' firangis, suggest that the sword became a symbol of martial virtue and power. Photographs of Indian officers of Hodson's Horse (an irregular cavalry unit raised by the British) show that the firangi was still in active use at the time of the Indian Mutiny in 1857-58."

Code: 50594Price: 500.00 GBP

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Katana - Showa-to.
9 character signature on tang with Showa stamp.
Red lacquered bamboo saya- slightly chipped. Fixing and suspension ring missing. No chape or throat furnishings remaining.
Brass Tsuba, solid with chrysanthemum design.
Blade measures 26 inches.
Overall length 36 inches.
The blade is in relatively good polish. There are a couple of fingerprint fogs and one or two slight nicks to edge. The hamon is clear.
Shagreen tsuka with binding slightly worn over menuki. Triple chrysanthemum style menuki.
Wooden peg holds tsuka to blade.
Assembly is tight. No movement between tsuka and blade.



Code: 50586Price: 695.00 GBP

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