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Pair Early 19th Century English Flintlock, Boxlock Pocket Pistols
Offered for Sale is this fine pair of Flintlock, Boxlock Pocket Pistols. They each have a turn off round barrel, length of 1-1/2 inches, now seized, and to a typical grey metal patina, with engraving to the muzzle end. The round frames are brass, with upper and lower brass grip tangs. Both have fine engraving to left and right sides, with Birmingham proofs stamped to the lower frame and barrel. Perhaps the most interesting feature are the very unusual, and raised pans. [ see photos]. The ring necked Cocks are of elegant form, each with a flint extant, and the strike plates hinge fore and aft smoothly. Action is strong to half and full cock, to deploy concealed triggers. The sliding safety catches are stiff, but do work. The walnut grips are rounded, with fine checkering, and each have a vacant white metal escutcheon situated to the rear aspect. Unsigned, and it is thought that this pair may well be apprentice pieces, with Birmingham Proofs. C1815

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19th Century US Winchester Model 1886 Rifle In Obsolete 38.56 Calibre.
Offered for Sale is this Antique, 19th Century, American, Winchester Lever Action, repeating Rifle, This example is the Model 1886 Rifle, in the now Obsolete calibre of 38.56 WCF. All variations and calibres, were produced from 1886 to 1935, total production 150994. As an early production, this particular rifle, with a Serial Number 103553, was made C1895. The 1886 was the first repeating rifle designed by John Browning, which was superior to all of the previous Winchester Models. It has a standard 26 Inch Octagon barrel, with a full Winchester Address/Patents, stamped in 2 lines to the top flat. There is a standard foresight, and Buckhorn rear sight. The calibre 38.56 WCF stamped to the top flat, close to the breech. Both barrel and the tubular round, full length magazine, retain a high % of blue finish. The rifled bore is in vg condition. The receiver is to a fine light metal patina, no blemishes or staining. The 2 piece walnut stock is to a fine grained, patina, with no splits, or cracks, and only very minor dings of use, and now to a great patina of age. The butt cap is Crescent shaped. To the lower rear trigger tang, is clearly stamped the serial number, and the Model patents and dates. To the top rear tang, is stamped Model 1886. Action is smooth and sound. O/a in fine condition.

Code: 50295Price: 3885.00 GBP


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2nd WW German 7X50 UBoat Binoculars By Carl Zeiss blc.
Offered for Sale, is this excellent Pair of UBoat Binoculars, as exclusively carried in the German UBoat fleet of the 2nd WW.  These were manufactured from 1941 - 1945.  The majority, as is this example, were made by Carl Zeiss, but a few were also made by Emil Busch [ cxn].   The Third model was made from 1943 - 1945, and identified by the partial  rubber armour, and the presence of tilting rubber eye caps, to a larger eye lens. These binoculars were made with a waterproof cast metal housing. Porro 1 In order to ensure complete waterproof capabilities, the eye lenses were fixed focus, preferably to the eye of the user. The only way this could be adjusted, was to use a special screwdriver, for internal focus alteration.. It is painted with a special, smooth, light green paint, and this example retains a high % of unblemished paint. Stamped to the RHS shoulder, is "7x50/54783/blc".  Dessicant Cartridges are incorporated within the housing.  The optics are excellent and clear. The objective diameter ...1.97 inches [50mm]., and lenses are coated. Complete with a neck sling. [ probably a replacement].  The Okularschtzkappe [ Benutzen  or user cap], is in situ attached by a standard rubber Cord.  This acts as a rain cover to the eye lenses.  One of the best examples of this hard to find, Iconic German UBoat Binoculars that I have  possessed.    H 6.30 inches Width 8.82 inches. Weight 3.62lbs.

Code: 50294Price: 1875.00 GBP


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A 19th Century British 2nd Model Brunswick Rifle Pattern 1837 Sword Bayonet
Offered for Sale is this Antique British Military Model of 1837 Sword Bayonet, designed for the 2nd Model . The blade is a symmetrical Spear Point design, made of steel, and to a very pleasing dark grey patina of age, in vg condition. At the Recasse. it is clearly stamped "Enfield", with a Royal Crown /VR.. To the other side, a clear inspectors mark. The brass hilt is in excellent condition, with a working fitting button, and stamped "B/22".
Please note that I have for sale an actual example of a 2nd Model Brunswick Rifle [ Item 50281]. Both were probably used in the Crimean War.

Code: 50293Price: 350.00 GBP


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US Colt SAA 6 Shot Revolver In 41 Colt CF Obsolete Caliber
Offered for Sale is this superb condition example of this very Iconic American West, 6 Shot, Single Action Army Revolver, in the now obsolete calibre of 41Colt CF. With a serial number of # 287006, which dates to C1905, and would have fired Smokeless Nitro Metallic Cartridges. It has a standard 5-1/2 Inch round barrel, clearly stamped to the top in a single line,.."COLT'S PT.F.A.MFG.Co.HARTFORD,CT.U.S.A". . With a spring loaded ejector fixed to the RHS of the barrel. This is used in conjunction with hinged loading gate, situated to the RHS rear of the cylinder. To the LHS of the barrel, near the breech, is clearly stamped .."41COLT". The barrel retains a high % of a now thinned, smooth, blueing. The Rifled bore is in excellent condition, with very very minor but scatterd stains. The frame retains some colour case hardening, and is clearly stamped to the LHS "PAT SEPT 9 1871/JULY 2 72 JAN 9 75", and a Rampant Colt within a Full Circle. The fluted and notched 6 shot Cylinder, retains a very high % of a smooth, blue finish. The Matching serial Numbers are clearly stamped to the trigger guard mount. and to the lower grip frame. The is a high % of blue in this area. Action and indexation to all 6 cylinder chambers is sound and strong. There are very attractive and desirable Pearl grips, carved to the RHS with a Snake and Eagle Motif, and plain to the LHS. This was often the case and probably indicated use in a RHS placed holster, so the smooth side did not snag the leather. These grips are in superb condition. There is a standard iron, classic shaped foresight, used in conjunction with a "V" notch to the top frame strap. There are 2 clear, small "notches" finely engraved to the lower aspect of the back strap. Are they indicative of this revolver's history??
O/a in superb condition, and a true collectors item, bought as an Antique and a Curio under section 58[2] of the firearms act, and no licence required to purchase or own.

Code: 50292Price: 6850.00 GBP


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2nd WW Directional Compass from a Lancaster Bomber, Later Mounted In A Wooden Display Case
Offered for Sale, is this superb example of a Directional Compass taken from a 2nd WW British Lancaster 4 engined Bomber. It is a substantial item, made in brass, to a black painted finish. The face has a diameter of 6-3/8 inches. It has a plain brass circumferential fairing, and a glass cover.   There are graduations to the periphery with the 4 points of the compass N,S,E,W, and degrees from 1-35*.  There are 2 sighting lines N to S, and beneath, there as a rotating arrowed disc, again, with the 4 points of the compass.   The interior is fluid filled, to steady occillations of the disc, and is bubble free.  The entire instrument, is securely bolted to the interior of a fine quality wooden case,  to a dark wood stained finish. It has a continuous brass hinge to the lid.   There are brass clasps to retain the lid.  There are no cracks, splits, or dings.  Here is the chance to own a piece of Iconic 2nd WW Aircraft History.   The case measures ... 10 inches X 10 inches X 6 inches

Code: 50291Price: 350.00 GBP


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A Rare British Officers Trench Periscope, Dated 1915, With Carrying Case
Offered for Sale is a Rare Complete British Officers Trench Periscope, with it's even rarer original Leather carrying Case.  The periscope is made of brass, with the Olive Green Finish, which was standard for this instrument { prevent dazzle etc]. It has an adjustable eyepiece, and an extending objective lens, to increase height. Optics are vg, as is the focus. There is even a chamoix leather, objective, removable cover. The screw on wooden handle is also in vg condition, and is kept separate to the main body, and attached by buckles, to the outside of the leather case.  Stamped to the rear of the eye piece is the makers name ...R& J Beck, and the date, 1915.    This is the earliest date that I have ever seen on an in such an instrument, as the majority were lost in battle, and only later dated examples survived, usually dated 1918.   The leather case is intact, and in vg condition, with complete buckles and tabs.  The periscope, with handle measures, when normal ... 26 Inches, and when extended 32 inches.  The case measures in length. 18 inches.  The leather shoulder carrying sling is missing.  I have only possessed 3 such complete articles throughout my career, and this is the earliest example.

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A US Colt No 3 Deringer Pistol 41 Caliber Rim Fire With a Period Leather Holster
This is a 41 cal. Rim fire, single shot pistol, with a 2-1/2" barrel, pivoting to the right, with a high % of blue finish, and no pitting. The brass frame is in excellent unblemished condition, and stamped .41 cal to the LHS.
The rifled bore is good, with minor stain, no obvious pitting, and is to a nice finish. There are two British proofs, stamped to the lower aspect of the barrel. It was probably processed through the London Colt Office.
Barrel marking --COLT--, in italics to it's top aspect.
The 2 piece varnished, walnut grips are in very good condition.
Action to 1/2 and full cock is strong. Total number made 48000, between 1870 - 1912. This example # 38123, C1895-1905.
Complete with a period made leather holster, with a flap, stud, and sound stitching, and in very good condition.

Code: 50289Price: 1295.00 GBP


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A Named, Victorian, British, Pattern 1827 Royal Navy Officers Sword
Offered for Sale is this very fine condition British Naval Officers Pattern 1827 Sword. It has a 31.5" straight flat backed single fuller spear pointed blade. The last 9" of the blade is double edged. The blade is polished and frost etched, to one side with the Crowned fouled abchor, some foliate designs, and a brass proof disc next to the hilt. To the other side is the Royal Coat Of Arms, some scrolling foliage, and the makers name "J Gieve & Son/Naval Outfitters/Portsmouth" They traded from 44 Fore Street Devonport between 1900-1906.
There is a solid brass Gothic Style hilt, with a cartouche displaying a Crowned Fouled Anchor. There is an Inner folding guard, engraved with the owners name "H.S. Bland RN". There is a Lion Headed Pommel, with extended mane, a White fish Skin grip, with brass wire, and an original Victorian blue and gold sword knot. The original black leather scabbard has brass furniture fittings, and 2 attached ring hangers. Overall, everything is in exceptional condition for it's age, with only very minor rust spots on the edge of the blade ... otherwise in "as new condition".
There is extensive research documentation regarding the history of the owner, who was a Sub Lieutenant on HMS Beagle, a twin screw sloop in May 1901. Sadly, he died in a drowning accident in September 1901.

Code: 50288Price: 895.00 GBP


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2nd WW Btitish 6x30 Field Binoculars By Taylor Hobson. Original Case.
Offered for Sale is a fine pair of 2nd WW field Binoculars, manufactured by Taylor Hobson,, dated 1943, and with the WD Arrow clearly marked.  Manufactured in brass, with a stippled black finish, in exceptional condition. Left and Right individual eye focus, which turn smoothly, resulting in excellent Optic.  The webbing neck sling is in vg condition.  Complete with it's original webbing carrying case, the inside of the lid stamped "M.E.Co 1941 WD arrow."  The lid closes with a snap stud. The original webbing shoulder strap, is also in fine condition.  I would say that this is one of the finest examples of this particular binocular sets, that I have ever handled.  It would appear that following the end of the 2nd WW, it was reissued in 1954.

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