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Italianate etched parade shield poss 17th centuryAn 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
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
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
DENIX PPsh 41 SOVIET UNION 1941 SUB MACHINE GUNReplica sub machine gun PPsh41 1041 Soviet Union. Made by Denix in Spain of die cast metal and wood.
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
Executioner's / Justice sword- German 16th/17th centuryWe 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
Firangi - Indian SwordAll 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.
"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
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
Enfield Snider 1869 pattern CarbineThis example is in lovely condition and has matching marks and numbers throughout.
Code: 50588Price: 775.00 GBP
1821 PATTERN ARTILLERY SWORD This is an 1821 pattern Artillery sword, possibly NCOs as the blade is plain with no etching. These were mainly made by Wilkinson although there are no markings whatsoever on the blade or hilt other than the brass disc in the ricasso which states 'proved'. Any other symbol that might denote maker or distributor int his disc is illegible,
Most of the gilding has been rubbed off the hilt. The blade is good and solid , mostly shiny but with some dark fogging patches. The metal 2 ring scabbard is good with no dents.
Code: 50590Price: 275.00 GBP
Bentley open frame double action revolverJoseph Bentley held a patent for a double action revolver (1857) which he allowed to lapsed by mistake in 1861. A very small number of these revolvers were produced by Bentley himself but he made an agreemenr with a group of Birmingham Gunsmiths to prduce and sell them for him on commission- the most famous of these was Webley.
They can be found in 54, 80 and 90 bore with 4", 5" or ^2 barrels.
This example is in very good condition.
It has Birmingham proof marks.
Rare side mounted safety catch.
self cocking double action
Code: 50589Price: 895.00 GBP
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