Excellent softback book on WW2 Sniper Rifles. 32 pages packed with photos and information. Published by Historical Arms(Ref No 8) in 1967. Covers USA GREAT BRITAIN RUSSIA GERMANY AND JAPAN.
2nd hand, ex libris Blunderbuss . Grade 9
Excellent reference book on THE GERMAN SNIPER THE MAN AND HIS WEAPONS. 164 pages, softback Full of details on German Sniper weapons with detailed photos. Printed in 1975 in the USA. PLEASE NOTE: This book has suffered wet damage about 15 years ago. It's dry now but some of the pages (27 to 38) are still stuck together and would need carefully pulling apart. Many of the lower page sections are wrinkled and stained but the text and photos are still clear. YES this devalues the book so it's price is reflected with this in mind. I saw a copy of this book sold for £90 about 5 uears ago ! Generally grade 7 - 8
Excellent reference book on British and Commonwealth bayonets by IAN D SKENNERTON and ROBERT RICHARDSON. Hardback, 400 pages full of precise details and excellent photos. This is a FIRST EDITION published in 1984 and is recognised as a "must have" reference for the bayonet collector.. ISBN 0 949749 04 4 . Minor stains to page edges. Generally Grade 9
WW1 example of the bayonet for the Lebel rifle. Metal hilt, small muzzle ring, NO QUILLON. 20.5 inch cruciform blade with some of it's original blued finish. Tubular steel scabbard with frog loop at the throat. Overall this bayonet is in dirty "as found" condition. The hilt needs a good clean. The scabbard has some pitting but is not perforated. Generally Grade 8
Heavy Duty tan webbing case for Signal Corps equipment ( Radio, battery etc). leather reinforced corners and brown leather bottom section. Flap top with 2 LTD stud closures, fitted webbing shoulder strap. Some external stains, small repairs. Grade 8 condition
Scarce example of a LONDON MADE Colt.31 Model 1849 pocket revolver in .31 calibre. Serial Number 5212. Matching serial numbers throughout. All steel with 5 shot cylinder bearing traces of the "Stagecoach hold Up" scene. Cylinder stamped with serial number and COLT'S PATENT Maker's address on the top of the 5 inch octagonal barrel reads :ADDRESS COL COLT LONDON. Wooden grips and steel back strap and trigger guard.. British proof marks on the barrel and around the cylinder. NO original finish, a light patina overall. NO deep rusted spots. Action is working and crisp. Generaly Grade 8+. These revolvers were made at Colt's London factory between 1853 and 1857. Approximately 11,000 wer made, making this example "mid production" circa 1855. NO LICENCE REQUIRED for this item, it is an original antique item offered as an "ornament or curio".
An EXTREMELY RARE example of a German S71/98 bayonet. Striped wooden grips held with 2 screw bolts. Steel pommel with sprung muzzle catch button ( a little stiff). Upturned guard. No muzzle ring. 20 inch single edged leaf shaped blade with ridge running down the back and towards the wide tip. Blade stamped at ricasso with IMPERIAL CROWN FW 61 SMALL CROWN P. In it's original black leather scabbard with brass mounts, the chape is stamped with a small imperial crown and the letter A. Leather is excellent and all stitching is intact. Fitted with an original brown leather belt frog. These rare bayonets were made utilising earlier blades and re-hilting them to fit the 98 rifle. Overall in excellent condition except for a notable rust patch 6 inches from the tip. Grade 8+++
Good example of an M71/84 bayonet. Wooden grips, birds head shaped pommel and short guard with muzzle ring. 9 1/2 inch. single edged and fullered blade marked at the ricassoes ERFURT with Imperial crown and WEYERSBERG KIRSCHBAUM & CO SOLINGEN. Imperial crown W and 88 on the rear edge. Wooden grip has been expertly repaired with a section of brown wood filler (as shown in one of the photos). Steel mounted leather scabbard. Throat with Regimental mark 95. R. 9 which is matched on the crossguard.. Generally Grade 8 with some corrosion spots on the blade and light pitting to the scabbard plus the grip repair as mentioned
Excellent, clean example of a P1876 socket bayonet for the Martini Henry Mk 2 rifle. Socket hilt with locking ring, 22 inch triangular blade with hollow ground fullers. Ordnance marks at the ricasso and dated 84. In it's original brass mounted leather scabbard . Fitted with a white buckskin leather belt frog with strap and buckle fastener. Overall in excellent condition with a few small blemishes to the blade. Grade 8+++
Excellent, impressive example of a French Modele 1830 Naval Boarding Cutlass. Massive bowl shaped steel hilt with blued finish and with a faceted wooden grip. 26 1/2 inch, single edged and fullered blade bearing a large anchor insignia on each side. Maker's name engraved on rear edge at the ricasso MFTURE D'ARMES KLINGENTHAL but no date, In it's original brass mounted leather scabbard with strap loop at the throat. leather is stiff and has not softened with age. Overall an excellent example and the best I've seen for quite a while ! Grade 9
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