click for more images
An unusual and impressive 16th- 17th century style cast cannon barrel mounted on a small naval style carriage. The barrel measures about 100 cms with a solid "bore" of 3.5cms and weighs about 40 lbs / 25 kgs. The barrel is cast on a bronze coloured metal around a steel central core. The carriage weighs in at about the same. Although I am not too sure when this was made, it isn't a modern reproduction. Anyway it looks good as a display piece. The carriage is of relatively modern construction and is nicely weathered. Wheels do not rotate. Due to the weight of this item it is available only for sale on the mainland UK and will be sent in two packages.
An Excellent example of a British WW2 made 2nd Pattern Commando knife. With almost all of it's original blued finish and having little sign of wear. Blackened brass hilt with finely chequered grip. Oval steel guard stamped B2. 6 3/4 inch double edged blade. In it's original leather scabbard of mequal quality and condition. Brown leather with sew on side tabs and original brown elastic hilt retainer. Blued brass tip with squre cut end. Overall an excellent example. Grade 9+
Good, clean example of a WW2 3rd pattern commando knife. Cast hilt with ribbed surface and in a copper coloured finish. Pommel marked with a cast number 2. Oval guard marked 42 /l. This is not a date, simply a maker and acdeptance mark. 6 3/4 inch blade with some blued finish near the hilt and sharpening marks along both edges. NO SCABBARD
Excellent example of a larg size military issue Kukri. Wooden hilt with steel pommel cap and 2 brass rivets. 13 inch curved blade with typical cut out design at the hilt end and stamped PIONEER CALCUTTA 1943. Blade has the expected rough finish and a notch cut into the edge about half way along. In it's brown leather covered wooden scabbard with ridge across the top front to fit into a belt. Scabbard is stamped GOC 19441 and C /l 840. Overall an impressive example of a fighting . grade 8+weapon
Excellent example of a British WW1 WEBLEY FLARE PISTOL. DATED 1917. Brass frame with steel release catch and5 1/2 inch hinged brass barrel. Steel single action hammer. Curved wooden rips. Marked on the frame WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD LONDON & BIRMINGHAM with various ordnance marks and with /l 17.. Winged bullet ans W&S trade mark. Opens to reveal deactivation process being a steel bar across the chamber. and a well cut slot underneath. Expertly and nicely done. Birmingham Proof House Deactivation certificate dated April 2016. This item does not come under the coverage of the current EU specifications. Supplied with it's original brown leather holster with rear belt loop and extra long shoulder strap with steel buckle. Soft oiled surface, no visible markings. Generally Grade 9. No licence required, UK sales only NOT available for export.
Scarce example of a WW2 British issue Duffel coat. As worn by the Roayal Navy and also by the Long range Desert group. Very warm for the North Atlantic and the desert at night !!. Light beige wool with integral hood. Wooden toggle and hessian cord fastener loops down the front. Hood as internal adjustment straps. Buttoned tabs at the cuffs and two karge pockets at the lower front. Original label sewn inside the lower front. This is worn and faded but you can see DUFFEL COAT SIZE 3 nad a date which appears to be 1943. Definitely Ww2. Generally grade 9
An unusual. WW2 period British military manufactured, sheepskin lined leather jerkin. As seen worn by the Long Range Desert group in North Africa. Basically the same design as the standard leather jerkin in tick, Light brown leather exterior with cream sheepskin lining. Khaki canvas lined front flap edges. Boot lace type fasteners ( one missing) and stamped on the inside, lower front , with makers name M STEINGOLD & CO GREAT EASTERN STREET LONDON EC 2 and with a 2 which apparently denotes the size. Approx size 38 -40. Somne light scuffing and wear to lower edge.Grade 8 .
An unusual. WW2 period, sheepskin vest. Not strictly military issue however these were often worn by the Long Range Desert group in North Africa. It appears to be locally produced but there are some details wich suggest it was made on proper sewing machines. Light brown exterior with cream sheepsking. No fasteners and, unfortunately, has a large tear at the front. ( this could be sewn or patched if required. Properly sewn belt tunnel loop at the rear. Approx size 38 -40. Grade 8 .
Scarce example of a USAAF M1 Flak Vest. Olive green cloth cover with heavy steel plates inside. LTD studs at each shoulder and interan canvas straps fitted to quick relaese pull straps at the lower front. Twin tabs to attach a lower apron (not supplied). Interior lined with a white corded material. Small labels fitted to front and back panels state ARMOR FLYER'S VEST M1 with specification and contract numbers and marked for Front and Back panels. Overall in very good condition. Slight fading and a notable exterior repar to the rear panel ( see photos). PLEASE NOTE: THis item is VERY HEAVY nad will be expensive to post outside of the mainland UK.
Khaki wool great coat. Other Ranks issue. No label but certainly of WW2 origin. Brass general Service buttons. Double breasted front, half belt at the rear. Internal khaki cloth sections. Buttoned pleat at lower rear. Approx 38 -40 chest ( without BD being worn). Minor surface moth nips, No holes. Grade 8+++
website designed and maintained by Concept500