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
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.
Cased 19th Century English 7mm Pin Fire Revolver.Offered for Sale is an English manufactured, 6 shot, 7mm, Pin Fire Revolver. It has a 2-12 inch round barrel, with the breech aspect hexagonal It has an open frame. The Cylinder has Birmingham proofs, and to the RHS aspect, is a hinged loading gate. There is a folding trigger. Action is strong, and indexing accurate to all 6 chambers. This revolver retains a high % of original blue, nitre finish, with thinning to the cylinder and frame. The butt/grip is of high quality chequered, walnut, and is in excellent condition. There is a simple push pull ejector rod to the RHS aspect of the frame. The o/a length is 6-3/8 inches.
Contained in a fitted, period, blue felt lined case. This has compartments, and the case has a hinged lid, and the exterior is to a figured, burr walnut, veneered finish. This is in vg condition, with a few minor dings of use, and now to a beautiful patina of age. The lid exterior has two inlaid, brass escutcheons. There is a working lock, with it's key. Complete with a steel clearing/cleaning rod, an ebonised handled turnscrew, and a pewter, Dixons Oiler. The case measures
7-5/8 inchs x 5-1/2 inchs x 2 inchs. C 1870
Code: 50286Price: 1695.00 GBP
2nd WW German UBoat 7x50 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 this original paint, with no corrosion. Stamped to the RHS shoulder, is "7x50/57807/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. Please note that the Okularschtzkappe [ Benutzen or user cap], is, as often the case, missing. This was attached by a rubber Cord, which often perishes, and then breaks. This acts as a rain cover to the eye lenses. Otherwise, one of the better examples of this hard to find, Iconic German UBoat Binoculars. H 6.30 inches Width 8.82 inches. Weight 3.62lbs.
Code: 50285Price: 2250.00 GBP
US Colt Richards Conversion, from 44 Percussion, to 44 Colt CF.Offered for sale is an Antique US Colt Richards Conversion, from the Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver. This example has a serial number of 189994, which places it in the range of167000- 200614, of what were original 1860 Army, 44 calibre percussion revolvers, and then converted to 44 Colt Centre Fire, metallic cartridge. It has an 8 inch round barrel, with a clear New York address. The rifle bore is in excellent condition. The rebated 6 shot cylinder has some original naval scene, and this example has a serial number ending ..9994, matching to the original Model 1860 Percussion numbers. However the frame, brass trigger guard, and the lower grip strap. are numbered 199294, which was often the case when conversion took place. 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 and lower tang are 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, and this particular example had a Nickel finish, which is evident on the barrel and LHS frame, where it is now thinning and flaking. As the original cylinder is manufactured by a different process, all the Nickel here has now worn away
. The original one piece walnut stock is in vg condition. The Richards conversion was a very popular, early metallic cartridge revolver, and used by Western Gun Fighters. Manufacture 1873-1878, and total number made ..9000.
Winchester Model 1866 Repeating 44 Cal.Rim Fire Yellow Boy Rifle Offered 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 124676, 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.
This is the 4th Model, with the serial number visible on the lower frame/stock Tang. The underlever action is sound. The iron 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.
A BritishMilitary Brunswick Rifle, Second ModelOffered for sale is this antique example of what was the first Percussion rifle, adopted by the British Army, and after early designs with the 1st Model, this was evolved and developed to incorporate the adoption of the side-lock, in place of the back action. These were produced in quantity from 1845. The round barrel measures 30", calibre 0.704 inches, with 2 broad angular grooves, to take a belted lead ball.. It has a standard 2 leaf backsight, used at 200-300 yards.. The lockplate is stamped "Crown/VR" "1851/Enfield" plus Issue stamp. The percussion action is strong to both 1/2 & full cock. The original one piece walnut stock is in vg condition, finely grained, to a deep patina of age, with no splits or cracks. There are only minor dings of use. Barrel attached by 3 flat keys.
There is a standard brass Patch Box to the RHS Shoulder Stock, with a hinged lid, and compartments. The Trigger guard, Butt Cap. and Fore Cap are all brass. There are 2 sling Swivels, and an original Iron Ramrod, retained by 2 brass pipes. The Bayonet bar, attached to the RHS of the muzzle end of the barrel has a Mid placed notch. typical of the 2nd Model.
This rifles were issued to Militia units, and were used in the Crimean War 1854. An o/a excellent example.
Code: 50281Price: 5500.00 GBP
A First Model Military, Baker, Carbine Bore Flintlock Rifle C 1802, Later Converted To Socket Bayonet. Offered for sale is this Antique 1st Model Military Baker Rifle, C 1802, of Carbine Bore of 0.625 inches.. With a 30-1/4 inch round barrel, in excellent condition, with a back sight of standard pattern, 2 proof marks, and a vg bore with seven rectangular grooves. The lockplate clearly stamped with "Crown/GR","Issue mark", and "Tower". The lock with a detented tumbler. There is a ring necked Cock, Frizzen and Hinged Strike Plate. The action to 1/2 and full lock is sound and strong. The one piece original walnut stock is in vg condition, to a fine grained patina, with no cracks or splits, and only minor dings of age and use. To the RHS of the shoulder stock is a brass Patch Box, with a hinged lid, and clearly stamped to the stock in front of it, is a "Board of Ordnance" mark,. There is standard brass work to the Trigger Guard, and Butt Cap, which is stamped "P.R.34". There are 2 sling swivels correctly placed. The original Iron Ramrod, has the standard "Swell" near the muzzle end, and it also has an ordnance mark. As this is a very early model, it would have had a bar on barrel for a bayonet. However, as the years progressed to 1815, it was found that this created numerous usage problems. Therefore, many rifles that survived to this point, were converted to a Socket Bayonet fitting ..and this is a vg example of this. To effect this, the fore aspect of the stock was reduced, a small locking stud added below the muzzle,, and the foresight moved back. This resulted in an o/a length of 45-1/4 inches.
Therefore, we have here a very fine example of a very early Baker Rifle, that probably saw Military service during the Napoleonic Wars, and, to extend it's Military life, saw the conversion to improve the use of a superior bayonet.
Code: 50280Price: 11500.00 GBP
19th Century French Chassepot M1866 Sword Bayonet And Scabbard.Offered for sale is an Antique French military Rifle Bayonet, made for the Model 1866 Chassepot 11 mm Needle fire, Bolt Action Rifle. Known as the M1866, it has a 575mm fullered blade. This example is in excellent condition, with a finely finished steel curved blade, with no pitting, very minor stain marks, and 2 small proof marks stamped to the RHS recasse,
Clearly stamped in script form, to the top of the flat of the blade is the following.."Mfe d'Armes de St.Etienne Mars 1874" .
To the LHS of the hilt guard are further proof marks, and the serial number FG 28853. The brass hilt grip is in excellent condition, with a working release button. The excellent, steel scabbard is finished correctly "In the Bright", stamped with a Matching serial number ...FG 28853, and complete with a frog attachment. All in 1st class condition. NB Later examples had a black painted scabbard..
Code: 50279Price: 155.00 GBP
British Pattern 1879 Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Sword BayonetOffered for sale is this complete example of the Pattern 1879 Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Sword Bayonet. The fullered blade is 655 mm long, with prominent serrations along the top. Stamped to the recasse is the date 12/78. The opposite side is clearly stamped with WD plus arrow, and an Inspectors mark. The blade is intact, with no pitting, and only slight staining, with no damage to the spear point bladed edges. It is otherwise in excellent condition.The hilt has an intact checkered hard rubber grip. The release button mechanism is working. There is a muzzle ring. Complete with it's original leather scabbard. This is intact, with good stitching, and no splits. The steel furniture mounts are lightly pitted, with speckling and stain.
Code: 50278Price: 495.00 GBP
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