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Merwin and Hulbert Late Model Solid Frame Revolver

Merwin and Hulbert Late Model Solid Frame Revolver

Merwin and Hubert Co Later Model single action top strap Revolver
Manufactured by Hopkins and Allen
1876-1880
Cal.44 M&H cf
Unique extraction and loading mechanism- barrel with top strap twists sideways and when pulled forward with cylinder attached extracts cartridges.

This is a very nice piece and has been part of my own collection for a number of years. I have now decided to change my area of collecting.


Code: 50368


WW2 BRITISH BREN GUN BARREL HOLDALL AND SPARE PARTS CARRIER

WW2 BRITISH BREN GUN BARREL HOLDALL AND SPARE PARTS CARRIER


Dated 1944
Solid condition with straps and buckles but grubby.

Price includes postage (UK)

Code: 50612

Reserved


Martini Henry 1876 patt socket bayonet with Mk2 (Nepalese)scabbard

Martini Henry 1876 patt socket bayonet with Mk2 (Nepalese)scabbard

This 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: 50611

135.00 GBP


A Chinese Western Zhou Style Bronze Helmet

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: 50247

250.00 GBP


BUTCHER BAYONET 1898/1905 pattern

BUTCHER BAYONET 1898/1905 pattern

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: 50609

275.00 GBP


1886 Pattern French Lebel Bayonet

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: 50608

Reserved


1874 PATTERN GRAS BAYONET St ETIENNE

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: 50607

140.00 GBP


ATS /WRAC BOOTS

ATS /WRAC BOOTS

A pair of ATS brown leather boots. 8 pairs of eyeholes.
Size 6 1/2
Dated 1951
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: 50606

175.00 GBP


FULLER PHONE MK IV

FULLER PHONE MK IV

For information about the Fuller phone, please refer to this excellent website.
http://www.wftw.nl/ful.html

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: 50604

40.00 GBP


Springfield 1873 Trowel Bayonet

Springfield 1873 Trowel Bayonet

Taken from
https://www.forgottenweapons.com/the-good-idea-fairy-strikes-american-trowel-bayonets/
"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: 50605

199.00 GBP


PCR RECEIVER PYE INVICTA

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: 50603

60.00 GBP


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.

PRICE ON APPLICATION

Code: 50600

475.00 GBP


EAST INDIA COMPANY SHORT CAVALRY FLINTLOCK PISTOL

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.

PRICE ON APPLICATION

Code: 50601

895.00 GBP


Italianate etched parade shield poss 17th century

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: 50599

1100.00 GBP


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: 50597

100.00 GBP


Executioner's / Justice sword- German 16th/17th century

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.


WE REGRET WE CANNOT POST THIS ITEM OUT- IT CAN ONLY BE COLLECTED FROM US,.

Code: 50591

1750.00 GBP


Firangi - Indian Sword

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: 50594

500.00 GBP


Katana - Showa-to.

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: 50586

SOLD


 Katana -Shin Gunto .

Katana -Shin Gunto .

5 character signature and Seki stamp on tang.
Metal saya with single ring attachment.
Solid brass tsuba with chrysanthemum design.
Button operated clip holds blade in scabbard.
Blade 25.5 inches
Overall length 34.5 inches.
Shagreen tsuka with binding (good). Triple chrysanthemum style menuki. Wooden peg.
Blade in relatively good polish with a clear hamon. A few small nicks to the edge.

Tight assembly, no movement between blade and tsuka.

Code: 50587

SOLD


Enfield Snider 1869 pattern Carbine

Enfield Snider 1869 pattern Carbine

This example is in lovely condition and has matching marks and numbers throughout.

Code: 50588

Reserved