WW2 Scout Regiment Telescope And A WW1 Signal Regt Short TripodOffered for sale is a fine condition example of this field telescope, as used by British Snipers, during the 2nd WW, together with a Short, wooden legged, Tripod. The telescope has all standard features, and is of brass, with the main body and sliding sun shield, covered in fine, smooth, dark tan coloured leather, with sound stitching. There are 3 brass draw tubes, with clear and smooth movement to the 2nd and 3rd draw tube. The Objective lens measures 1.75 inches. Please note that in using this telescope, the image is clear and focus is smooth. It is amazing that this is achieved, despite the fact that the Plano Concave aspect, of the Crown/Flint combination, forming the Objective lens, is cracked. This does not appear to affect the optical soundness of this telescope. The eye piece has the standard rotating filter slider [ often missing]. The 3rd tube is signed; "Tele.Sct. Regts Mk11s/BC Ltd & Co/O.S 126 GA/10700/WD arrow". Complete with an original 2 piece leather case, now to a fine smooth, patina, sound stitching, and blemish free, and in fine condition. The closing tab is complete with it's buckle. The complete leather shoulder strap is in very good condition, as is the closing buckle, and is probably original. The o/a extended length is 30" [76cms], and when fully closed ...10.5" [26cms]. C 1944. Used mainly by the snipers using the No 4T 303 bolt action rifle, and was an essential part of the outfit issued. The tripod is in excellent condition, with 14 inch wooden legs, mounted with steel hinges to the tripod head, and steel spikes to the distal end [ for implanting into the earth]. It has a tilting mount/collar, with sprung, firm closing effected with a wing nut. The collar is stamped "Sig Tel Stand Mk V No 322" and "Consol 1916". This stand would take either a Signal Regiment Telescope, or a Scout Regiment Telescope. This particular telescope would date to C1944. An overall excellent outfit. Telescope manufactured by Broadhurst Clarkson Ltd & Co, London.
Code: 50328Price: 485.00 GBP
An early 19th Century British Ordnance Long Sea Service Flintlock PistolOffered for sale is an excellent example of an early 19th Century British Ordnance Long Sea Service Flintlock Pistol.
It has a standard 12" round smooth bore barrel, in Naval Calibre of 22 bore, now to a silver grey patina of age, with some minor speckling, and 2 Kings proofs Military marks stamped to the rear LHS.
The lock is clearly stamped with the Royal Cypher [ Crown/GR], "Tower" and "Issue" mark.
There is the standard ring necked cock, Frizzen spring, raised pan, and hinged Steel. Action to 1/2 and full cock is strong and sound.
There is an original one piece walnut stock, with no cracks, minor dings of use, and now to a great dark patina of age. There is an insectors mark/180?
The brass furniture, including the trigger guard, butt cap, and ramrod pipe, is original, with a vg replacement wooden ram rod with brass tip
To the LHS to the lockplate, is a brass reverse plate, and an original steel belt hook. The o/a length ...19".
This type of pistol would have been carried by Naval Captains, but only issued when ships went into action stations, in case of Mutiny
C 1800- 1815.
Used in many wars, including the French and Indian wars, the American Revolution, Battle of Trafalgar 1805, and the Napoleonic wars, including the Peninsular wars of 1802 - 1814.
Later versions were made with a shorter 9" barrel, and a steel ramrod.
Code: 50327Price: 3500.00 GBP
A Rare Richards Conversion Of The Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion To Cartridge RevolverOffered for sale is an Antique US Colt Richards Conversion, from the Model 1860 Army Revolver, in 44 Percussion, to .44 Colt CF Metallic, now Obsolete calibre. This example has a serial number of 190768, which places it in the range of 167000- 200614. It has an 8 inch round barrel, with a clear New York address. The rifled bore is good. This example is believed to be a factory conversion. The rebated 6 shot cylinder has faint traces of naval scene, and has a serial number ending ..0768, matching to the original Model 1860 Percussion numbers. There is a hinged loading gate to the RHS of the cylinder, and a spring loaded ejector rod in it’s housing, mounted to the RHS of the barrel. The trigger guard is in brass. The backstrap, and lower strap, are in steel. Action to all 6 chambers is strong, with accurate indexation. All metal parts are intact. This example has ALL matching numbers, and traces of retained blue. Total production was 9000, which was between 1873-78, and this example was probably made very early prior to the later Richard Mason conversions. These were the first successful Colt cartridge revolvers, after the expiry of the Rollin White patent in 1871. These were true “Gunfighters revolvers” in the early days of the Wild West, and proved to be a much more practical conversion than the Thuer. They are far RARER than the SAA Peacemakers that arrived in 1873, which numbered over 150K
The original one piece walnut stock is intact, and to a patina of age.
Code: 50326Price: 3150.00 GBP
A 19th Century 2nd Model Winchester Model 1866 Rifle In 44 Rim Fire CalibreOffered for sale is this excellent example of "The First Winchester", aka. "Yellow Boy", and"The Gun That Won The West" These were manufactured from 1866 - 98, with a total number of Rifles, Carbines, and Muskets, of 170101. The serial numbers overlaps with those of the Henry Rifle, and begin at 12476. This particular example numbered 120754, which dates it's manufacture to 1874.
All models have the classic brass or gunmetal frame, with a RHS loading gate. This is in excellent condition. The 24 Inch Octagonal Barrel, is inscribed with a now fading Henry and Kings Patent 1860 dated address. Retaining a high % of Blue/Plumb finish, as does the full length tubular round magazine. This would have taken 17 Cartridges. The rifled bore is in vg condition, with minimal stain, and chambers the obsolete 44 Rimfire Cartridge. There is an early, graduated rear ladder sight, and bladed adjustable foresight. NB The Spring below the sight is missing.
This is the 2nd Model, with the serial number visible on the lower frame/stock Tang. The underlever action is sound. The Brass buttplate is of the classic crescent shape. It has the classic rear sliding aperture for access to a cleaning rod [ rare, and missing]. The two piece original oil stained walnut stock is in fine, undamaged condition.
The nickname "Yellow Boy" was attributed to this rifle by the Indian Tribes.
Code: 50325Price: 7500.00 GBP
A 19th Century, English Percussion Knife Pistol, By James Rodgers SheffieldA fine example of a now difficult to find, early 19th Century, English Percussion Knife Pistol. Manufactured in Sheffield, by James Rodgers. It has a 3-1/4 inch single, proofed, smooth bore, Octagonal barrel. This is mounted on a metal frame, with Horn Cladding, which is undamaged, and in vg condition, riveted into position. The Hammer action is very strong and positive, to a full cock, and is fired by a simple drop down trigger underneath. There is a single percussion nipple. There are two recessed, pull out blades, the main one measures 3-1/4 inches, faintly etched.."Self Protector", the smaller blade measures ..2-1/4 inches. Both blades are stamped to the base/hinge area..."James Rodgers, Sheffield"..
The o/a length is 6-1/2 inches, and with the main blade deployed...10 inches. Complete with an original lead ball mold, and a pair of tweezers,,both contained neatly into recesses. There is a lidded compartment to the rear of this pistol, containing lead ball. This type of item was widely carried by Prospectors during the Gold Rush in the Yukon and Clondyke of North America in the 1840s
Code: 50324Price: 1195.00 GBP
WW2 British Military Heliograph Complete Outfit, With TripodOffered for Sale is a complete WW2 Heliograph outfit, as used mainly by the Signal Regiment. There is a leather carrying case, stamped to the exterior "Helio 5" Mk V" F.Ltd". It is fitted into compartments, containing, a Main Mirror, with adjustments to the rear for actual Morse signals, using the Sun. This is stamped "Helio 5" MkV C&D WD,No 324975". There is also a secondary mirror, used for directing the Suns Rays, to the main mirror. Also included is a folding sighting device, for aiming the main mirror. There is a round, metal, lidded container, complete with spares for both main mirrors, and a paper lining, dated 1944. Finally, there is a mounting arm, that screws to the Tripod. All metal parts are in brass, but still with it's original Black finish, applied to prevent confusing reflections, when in use. The leather case has a hinged lid, with closing tab, and a webbing shoulder sling. All mounted to a 39inch wooden tripod, with polished brass fittings. All in working order. Widely used during the 2nd WW, often in conjunction with the Signal Lamp Outfit, in cloudy, or Dark conditions, and also the Signal Regiment Spotting Telescope Outfit.
Code: 50323Price: 455.00 GBP
WW1 Cased German Non Commissioned Officers Fernglas 08 BinocularsOffered for sale are these Antique WW1 German Non Commissioned Officers Fernglas Pattern '08 Field Binoculars. With a Galilean Optic system, alloy cast body, covered by textured green paint. With an objective diameter of 1.54 inches, and a field of view of 4.4 degrees, or 77 meters @ 1000 meters. This particular example is in generally good condition, with comparatively minor wear of the paint finish, considering age and use. The simple optics are good, with individual eye focus to L @ R eyes, with provision to alter to the correct interpapillary eye space. This was the most frequently issued "enlisted" German soldiers Galelean field glass of the Great War. It's main problem was the small field of view. Manufactured by many German Optical makers, this pair marked "Rodenstock Munchen No23936". There is provision for a necksling [ missing]. Complete with it's original classic leather case, with a leather hinged lid, waistband straps, closing tabs, and metal catch. The interior of the lid has an original paper label , printed with instructions, in German … now worn in places. C 1908-1919.
Code: 50322Price: 295.00 GBP
WW2 German Military Dienstglas, Service Binoculars, 10x50 By Ernst Leizt, With it' Original Black Case, In fine condition.Offered for sale is this nice, clean example of one of the types of Binoculars, as used by German Officers, during the 2nd WW. Manufactured probably at the beginning of WW2 as the actual name "E.Leitz,Wetzlar", is stamped to the shoulder of the LHS main body. This dates it to C 1940, as after this date, the abbreviated code "beh" was then used. Made probably of a white metal alloy, this is covered in it's original stippled black leather covering, which is intact, and in vg condition. To the RHS shoulder, is stamped "Dienstglas..10x50..#308986 ...H/6400...M".. This letter "M" denotes "Metric. Individual eye focus is positive to L & R eye. The objective lens is clear with a diameter of 50 mm. Optics are excellent, with a fine clear image. using the Porro 1 system. There is the standard rangefinder to the RHS Telescope body lens. Items of bodywork, not covered in leather, are good, with wear on high spots. Complete with a bakerlite "Benutzercap" and original leather neck sling. There is also it's original black leather case, in excellent condition, with a leather hinged lid, a complete metal closing catch, probably it's original leather shoulder strap. To the front top rim of the case is the date ..1942, with a now worn image of the German Eagle logo. Finally, as is standard on instruments such a this, is the leather "Tunic" attachment, fitted to the central aspect of these binoculars, faintly stamped "1940 ELeitz Wetzlar". NOTE I also have an excellent pair of WW2 German Kriegsmarine 7x50 Coastal Command Binoculars, with Original Case. . Item Code 50266
Code: 50321Price: 595.00 GBP
A Fine Quality WW1 British Artillery Director By ER Watts, Dated 1917Offered for Sale, is this superb condition, WW1 British Military Artillery Director, manufactured by E R Watts & Son, and dated 1917. Manufactured in brass, finished to a high quality black enamelled smooth finish. The main body tube has front and rear hinged sights, with various attachments. Focus is by a simple pull out eye piece [ still with it's original rubber eyecup]. Mounted on a substantial black turret. There is a vertical elevation [up/down] graduated scale 50*--0--50* controlled by a positive screw, and a Horizontal Complete graduated circle, 0--180* R and 180*--0 L. Again, controlled by a positive finely knurled brass screw. To the top of this circle is a Trough Compass, with a 5* deflection. The optics are Excellent and clear, giving a vertical upright, clear image. To the front aspect of the base, is inscribed .."Director No 5 Mk1/E R Watts & Son/1917/ No 4536. There is a separate slide on sun screen for the objective lens. The o/a extended length ...15-3/4 inches, and close, 15 Inches. Contained in an original WW1 wooden case, in excellent condition, fitted to the interior, with a lid retained by two brass hinges to the rear, two closing brass clasps to the front, and secured with a press button brass catch. The wood is without damage, splits or obvious dings, Inscribed to the top "Director No 5 Mk 1 No 3514. To the underneath aspect of the instrument, is a threaded hole, to take a suitable mount for certain uses. Please Note that I have a British WW1 Field Artillery High Power, Spotting Telescope, dated 1916, with it's tripod, dated 1915. Code # 50310, priced @ £1400 GBP
Code: 50320Price: 750.00 GBP
19th Century, Cased, Double Telescope Deerstalking BinocularsOffered for Sale is a Pair Of Fine quality Binocular Double Telescopes. Probably manufactured in Brass, with the main bodies finished in Black Enamel, now to a fine unblemished, smooth finish. The two secondary bodies are covered in an original stippled black Morocco Leather, as are the two sliding Sun Screens to the Objective. Focus is by twin knurled wheels, centrally placed, worked on a rack system, which finely move both eyepiece tubes, which have removable eyepiece cupped ends. These tubes are also well finished in Black Enamel. There is also a single Intrapapillary distance adjustment knurled wheel, again worked on a rack system. Focus is smooth, giving an excellent and very clear image. Each objective measures 1-3/4 inches, There is no manufacturers name, but many instruments like this were made in France, especially in the 2nd half of the 19th Century. When fully extended, with Sunshield deployed, it measures … 15-3/4 inches, and 10-3/4 inches, fully closed. The original leather carrying case is in good condition, to a dark brown patina. It has a hinged leather lid, a closing Tab and buckle, and a full shoulder strap and buckle. There appear to have been some parts replaced [ the base and Tab[ but these do not detract from the o/a appearance. Many such instruments as this is, were mainly used for Deer Stalking, and even Horse Racing
Code: 50319Price: 575.00 GBP
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