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
Tranter Double Trigger 2nd Model 54 Bore Percussion Revolver.Offered for Sale is this Antique, nice quality, clean example, of what was a very popular design of Percussion Revolver, manufactured during the 1850s. Tranter percussion Revolvers were divided into two types, the Double Trigger, and the later Single Trigger Models. This 2nd Model, [ of three], has a detachable rammer, fitted to the RHS. This type was so successful, it was still popular even after the more "advanced" single trigger came into use. This particular example has a standard 6 inch Octagonal barrel, with a good grade rifled bore. This is built into a solid frame. The frame has inscribed scrolls to the rear and front aspects. Stamped to the top flat of the Frame, is "R.D.Rodda & Co London & Calcutta". faintly stamped to the RHS lower frame is No1 655. The Cylinder is plain, with 5 chambers, and original intact percussion nipples. There is a classical 2nd Model "Split" safety mechanism to the LHS rear frame. The Double trigger mechanism is in working order. Stamped to the rammer is "Tranter's Patent". All the metal work is in vg condition. Now to a smooth blue/plumb patina.The one piece Walnut Grip is finely chequered, with a short rear scrolled metal back strap, and Butt Cap. The Grip is intact and in excellent original condition. This type of revolver was widely used by English Officers during the Crimean War, and Indian Mutiny.
A Fine Condition WW2 Scout Regiment Telescope By Broadhurst ClarksonOffered for sale is a fine condition example of this field telescope, as used by British Snipers, during the 2nd WW. It has all the standard features, and is of brass, with the main body and sliding sunshield, covered in fine, smooth, dark tan coloured leather, with sound stitching. There are 3 brass draws, all in great condition, with no dings or dents. The Objective lens measures 2.00 inches, and focus and optics are sound, with a vg image. The eye piece has the standard rotating filter slider [ often missing]. The 3rd tube is signed; "Tel.Sct. Regt Mk11s/BC/Ltd/& Co/ 13345/O.S.126.G.A/WD arrow". Also, to the side of the brass eyepiece, is stamped ..O.S1616.S.A. 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.
Note There is a very similar example by HCR Item 50304
US Model 1860 Army 6 Shot Percussion Revolver, With A Slightly Shortened BarrelOffered for sale is this fine quality Antique US Colt Model 1860 Army 6 Shot Percussion Revolver. With a shortened 5-1/2 inch round barrel, with a very attractive Plum to Brown smooth Patina, with no pitting. There is a full "Address Sam Colt New York", clearly stamped to the barrel top. The rifled bore is good, with some signs of slight wear. There is a creeping loading lever. The rebated cylinder retains some of the rolled scene of a Naval Engagement , and a clear "Colts Patent 0590", again, retaining some Plum/Brown finish. The Serial number of this revolver is # 40590 ..C 1862. All matching numbers. The frame retains a thinned blue/brown patina,, with a clear Colt Patent logo, and is 3 screwed. The brass lower trigger guard has a clear serial number, which matches the 2 stamps to the lower frame, There is a grey steel Backstrap to the original One piece Walnut Grips, again with a matching serial number to the lower strap. This grip is in vg condition, with minor dings of age. and now to a nice dark patina, and varnished finish. Action to half and full Cock is strong, and indexation is accurate to all 6 chambers. The Colt Model 1860 Army was manufactured from 1860 to 1873, and was the main side arm of the US Civil War from 1861 to 1865. This example has one or two inspectors initials stamped to the metalwork, and was probably carried during the American Civil War . The o/a length is 11 inches.
There are a number of Colt 1860 Army revolvers, with a cut down barrel, sometimes to facilitate removal from it's belt or Holster. There is a standard foresight in place close to the Muzzle.
Code: 50316Price: 1950.00 GBP
A WW2 British Military Cased Pair Of 6x30 Field Spotting BinocularsA fine pair of the type of field prismatic binoculars, as used by officers, and especially, snipers, for general spotting purposes. Manufactured in brass, and inscribed to the LHS shoulder ..."O.S 420 M.A.Bino Prism No2 Mklll X 6 No 254223" plus WD arrow, and to the RHS shoulder .."Graticules 1/2* Apart and 1/4* 1/2* and 1* High/Taylor-Hobson/1943" and WD arrow. With individual eye focus. Finished to a very high standard in black, with black stippled leather to the main body. All in excellent condition, with no apparent signs of wear. There is a graticule to the RHS. Optics are very good, with accurate focus. There are no chips to the prisms. There is an quality black leather neck sling. Complete with it's original webbing carrying case, stamped to the lid interior ... "M.E.Co 1941" plus WD arrow, and sound closing snap catch, and a slightly later webbing intact shoulder sling, dated 1953 with WD arrow. ... all in fine and undamaged condition
Code: 50315Price: 235.00 GBP
A Cased Antique, US Civil War, Remington New Model Army Percussion RevolverOffered for sale, is an Antique US Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver. This has a 44 calibre Six Shot round cylinder, and an 8 inch octagonal barrel, which has a now faded standard 3 line Remington Patent/address stamp, and with a very thinned blue finish remaining. The same applies to the cylinder. The rifled bore is in excellent condition.. The steel frame and grip straps are now to a gray smooth Patina of finish. There is a brass trigger guard. The action to 1/2 and full cock is strong and accurate to all 6 chambers. There are one or two inspectors marks to the metal work. The original 2 piece Walnut grips are intact, now to a dark patina of age, with no splits and only minor dings. The # indicates manufacture C 1861.
Contained in a later mahogany fitted gun case, fully lined to the interior with green beige, and a Trade Label to "The Army & Navy Co-operative Society, Westminster. Please note that as the lid when open, lies flat, it was probably made in the USA, and exported to England. There are no accessories. The case is intact, with no splits or cracks, but would greatly benefit from attention to the surface patina which has now worn and faded. The case probably dates to C 1900. and measured 15" X 7" X 2-1/4".
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