Australian Arms Auctions

Antique Arms, Militaria, Sporting Arms, Edged Weapons, Investment, Rare Items

Australian Arms Auctions

Antique Arms, Militaria, Sporting Arms, Edged Weapons, Investment, Rare Items

October 2019 ON-LINE CATALOGUE A53

HOW TO SEARCH ON-LINE CATALOGUE (or any web-page):

  1. Click CTRL+F (Windows) or CMD+F (Mac). Depending on your web browser, a search box will appear at the top or bottom of the web-page
  2. Enter your search word or term. Your search word or term will be highlighted in each occurrence on the page - scroll down the web-page to view highlighted result/s or click arrow next to search box

HOW TO SEARCH ON-LINE CATALOGUE:

  1. Tap the Browser menu button and select 'Find in/on Page'
    Note:
    Location of browser menu button may vary in location and appearance per device. E.G: Google's browser menu on Android devices often appears as three vertical dots (top right)
  2. Enter your search word or term. Your search word or term will be highlighted in each occurrence on the page - scroll down the web-page to view highlighted result/s or click arrow next to search box

CATALOGUE A53 October 2019: ITEMS NO 101 – 200

101 FINNISH LAHTI VALMET L-35 S/A SERVICE PISTOL: 9×19; 8 shot mag; 121mm (4¾”) barrel; g. bore; standard sights & fittings; VALMET L-35 & SA to top of breech; vg profiles & markings; pistol retains 95% original blacked finish with most losses to grip frame; vg brown chequered plastic grips marked VKT; complete with holster & loading tool; gwo & vg+ cond. #3658 matching Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A53 $2600 – 3000
102 POLISH RADOM TT-33 SPORTOWY TOKAREV MILITARY TRAINING PISTOL: 22 LR; 10 shot mag; 121mm (4¾”) barrel; vg bore; standard sights; vg profiles; SPORTOWY to lhs of slide; vg profiles & markings; retaining 95% original blacked finish with minor scratches & marks; vg ribbed black plastic grips; all complete; gwo & vg+ cond. Comes with five 7.62x 25 – 22 LR Sabots. #S9642 L/R Catalogue A53 $550 – 650
103 GERMAN D.W.M. COMMERCIAL 1906 LUGER S/A PISTOL: 7.65; 8 shot mag, being a post war replacement; 96mm (3¾”) tapered barrel; g. bore; std sights; D.W.M. to toggle; sharp profiles & markings; retaining 98% orig blue finish, straw colouring to relevant areas; vg orig chequered wooden grips; gwo & vg+ cond. #9268 matching Pre’47 L/R Catalogue A53 $2000 – 2200
104 SWISS SIG 210-2 P49 S/A SERVICE PISTOL: 9×19; 8 shot mag; 121mm (4¾”) barrel; exc bore; std sights, slide & frame markings; retaining 97% original blacked finish to slide & frame; trigger & hammer in the white; exc black plastic grips; gwo & exc cond. All complete with vg original leather holster, spare mag & straps. #A147767 Post ’47 L/R Catalogue A53 $4200 – 4500
105 D.W.M. MOD.1906 COMMERCIAL LUGER S/A PISTOL: 7.65; 8 shot mag; 96mm (3¾”) tapered barrel; vg bore; standard sights; D.W.M. to toggle; sharp profiles & markings; retaining 75% original blue finish with most losses to grip frame; faint straw colouring to relevant areas; vg original chequered grips; complete with brown leather holster; gwo & cond. #9610 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A53 $1950 – 2200
106 WALTHER P.38 S/A SERVICE PISTOL: 9×19; 8 shot mag; 124mm (4 7/8″) barrel; g. bore; standard sights & slide markings; faint ‘RGUNS‘ importer marking on the RH side of the frame; vg profiles & clear markings; 95% orig blacked finish remains with minor marks to top of barrel; vg reeded brown plastic grips; all complete; gwo & vg cond.
#6845A Pre ’47 L/R
Catalogue A53 $900 – 1100
107 POLISH RADOM TT-33 SPORTOWY TOKAREV MILITARY TRAINING PISTOL: 22 LR; 10 shot mag; 121mm (4¾”) barrel; vg bore; standard sights; vg profiles; SPORTOWY to lhs of slide; vg profiles & markings; retaining 90% original blacked finish with minor scratches & marks; vg ribbed black plastic grips; all complete; gwo & vg + cond. Comes with five 7.62 x 25-22 LR Sabots. #S6853 L/R Catalogue A53 $550 – 650
108 WEBLEY MK VI SERVICE REVOLVER: 455 Cal; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 153mm (6″) barrel; g. bore; standard sights & fittings; WEBLEY MKVI Patents & 1918 date to lhs of frame; g. profiles; wear to Patents & date; retaining 98% re-blue finish with a few minor scratches; g. vulcanite grips with considerable wear; complete with lanyard, webb holster & webb belt; gwo & cond. #407300 L/R Catalogue A53 $600 – 700
109 BRNO GRAND RF REVOLVER: 22RF; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 153mm (6″) round barrel; g. bore; standard sights & fittings; MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA to frame & BRNO trade mark to lhs;; g. profiles & clear markings; retaining 75% original blue finish; g. chequered CZ wooden grips; missing lanyard ring; gwo & cond. #956602658 Post ’47 L/R Catalogue A53 $400 – 500
110 WESTERNERS ARMS COLT 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER: 36 Cal; 6 shot cylinder with 95% Naval scene; 190mm (7½”) barrel; g. bore; retaining 90% blue finish to barrel & cylinder; vivid case colours to frame; faint to hammer; g. brass t/guard & back strap; g. walnut grips; gwo & cond. #9344 L/R Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
111 SMITH & WESSON M&P REVOLVER: 38 S&W; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 127mm (5″) barrel; g. bore; standard sights, barrel address & trade mark; g. profiles & clear markings; vg parkerised finish to frame, barrel, t/guard & back strap; thinning blue to cylinder; g. S&W wooden grips; lanyard ring missing; gwo & cond. #83789 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A53 $400 – 500
112 COLT POLICE POSITIVE SPECIAL C/F REVOLVER: 32-20 Cal; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 153mm (6″) barrel; g. bore; standard sights & 2 line Hartford address; Rampant Colt trade mark to lhs of frame; g. profiles & clear address; wear to trade mark; retaining 97% re-blue finish; g. stag horn grips with repaired chip to lh bottom grip; gwo & cond. #178514 C.1920 L/R Catalogue A53 $500 – 600
113 SMITH & WESSON SAFETY 4TH MODEL D/A REVOLVER: 32 S&W; 5 shot fluted cylinder; 89mm (3½”) barrel; g. bore; standard sights, S&W barrel address & trade mark to rhs of frame; vg profiles & clear markings; retaining 90% original blue finish with most losses to cylinder & under the barrel; exc S&W hard rubber grips; comes with a good leather holster; gwo & vg cond. #139909 C.1900 L/R Catalogue A53 $500 – 600
114 P.WEBLEY & SON R.I.C. MODEL/83 REVOLVER: 450 Cal; 5 shot fluted cylinder; 63mm (2½”) ovate barrel; g. bore; standard sights, address to top strap, winged bullet Trade mark & WEBLEY’S R.I.C. MODEL/83 5 SHOT; g. profiles & markings; retaining 95% re-blacked finish with hammer & trigger in the white; g. chequered walnut grips with lanyard ring; complete with N.S.W.P. marked leather holster; gwo & cond. #78411 Pre ‘47 L/R Catalogue A53 $500 – 700
115 HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON LEMON SQUEEZER REVOLVER: 32 S&W; 5 shot fluted cylinder; 76mm (3″) barrel; g. bore; std sights; clear address & markings; g. profiles; 85% original blue finish remains with most losses to t/guard & cylinder; thinning blue to barrel; vg hard rubber grips; with holster; gwo & cond. #223797 C.1920 L/R Catalogue A53 $400 – 500
116 HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON PREMIER REVOLVER: 22 Cal; 7 shot fluted cylinder; f to g bore; 76mm (3″) barrel; standard sights, address to barrel, Model & Cal markings to barrel; retaining 85% original nickel finish with most losses to t/guard; vg original hard rubber grips; with holster; gwo & vg cond. #247341 C.1920 L/R Catalogue A53 $400 – 500
117 HOPKINS & ALLEN AMERICAN REVOLVER: 32 Cal; 5 shot fluted cylinder; 76mm (3″) barrel; g. bore; standard sights & barrel address; g. profiles & clear address; retaining 65% original blue finish with most losses to frame, t/guard & grip frame; vg hard rubber grips; gwo & cond. #49627 C.1910 L/R Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
118 COLT MOD.1903 RIMLESS S/A PISTOL: 32 Rimless; 8 shot mag; 92mm (3¾”) barrel; g. bore; standard sights; COLT AUTOMATIC CALIBRE 32 RIMLESS SMOKELESS to rhs of slide; all other markings too faint to read; pistol has been re-blued; vg Colt hard rubber grips; with holster; no magazine; gwo & f to g. cond. #314144 C.1919 L/R Catalogue A53 $350 – 450
119 WALTHER P38 SA SERVICE PISTOL: 9mm; 8 shot magazine; 125mm (4 7/8″) barrel; p. bore; standard sights; P38 AC 43 to lhs of slide; Third Reich inspection stamps to rhs of slide; g. profiles & clear markings; pistol has a full coverage of a nickel finish; g. brown reeded grips; all complete; gwo & cond. #9414H Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A53 $700 – 800
119a PRESENTATION LIGHT CAVALRY PIPE BACKED SWORD: 33″ curved back blade, etched & heavily embellished with acanthus leaves, emblems, stand of arms & heraldic crest, piping to point with 12½” back edge; gold wash remains to areas behind chappes; elaborate brass Lion’s head hilt with traces of gilt to protected areas; one piece wood grip with 2 rosette rivets, small chip & age split; brass scabbard with embossed foliate & heraldic design to face, obverse engraved Presented by Captn Robert McGaal to Duke Ephraim Eyamba King of Old Calabar and it’s Dependencie; even mottled finish to sword with clear engravings, one edge nick, mellow brass patina scabbard with 4 dents & gilt to protected areas; f to g cond o/all. Calabar, now in S. Nigeria, was an important slave trader port until banned by the British L/R Catalogue A53 $2000 – 2500
120 ENGLISH 1804 PATT NAVAL SEAMAN’S CUTLASS: 29″ single edged blade with chips to the edge, altered width of blade from the middle to the point & faint ROYAL CYPHER; WOOLEY to ricasso; iron guard of traditional form & iron ribbed grip; n/s; f to g cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $400 – 500
120a BRITISH 19TH CENT EAST INDIA CO NAVAL SWORD: 30″ bright blade in vg cond with EICo rampant Lion emblem over fouled anchor with etched panels, no makers name; brass Lion’s head hilt & guard with fouled anchor with traces of gilt; wire bound fish skin grips; brass mounted black leather scabbard with minor creases & signs of age, small dents to brass fittings; o/a g cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $900 – 1300
121 BRITISH 1796 PATT LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD: 28½” x 1¼” curved blade with grey finish & light staining; brass hilt with languet & stirrup guard; vg bone grip bound with woven silver wire; N/S; o/a g. cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $850 – 950
121a BRITISH 1796 PATT BLUE & GILT CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD: 32″ curved bright blade, exc blue gilt finish, etched in gold with ROYAL CYPHER, COAT OF ARMS, HELMETED BUST & trophies, obverse side GR, ROYAL CYPHER & trophies; RUNKEL SOLINGEN to back edge; gilt brass stirrup knuckle bow quillion & languet, back piece & ears; original grips with woven silver wire binding; with unsigned gilt brass mounted black leather scabbard with areas of wear. C.1800 L/R Catalogue A53 $1500 – 2000
122 COLONIAL ISSUE VICTORIA MOUNTED RIFLES, OFFICER’S SWORD: vg 32.75” blade with scrolled acanthus leaf pattern, ROYAL CYPHER & V.M.R.; ricasso inscribed HENRY WILKINSON PALL MALL LONDON; sheet steel guard with rolled edging & inscribed with ROYAL CYPHER & V.M.R.; vg knurled pressed leather grips; complete with vg brass mounted leather scabbard; DáD to inside of locket; vg+ condition. L/R Catalogue A53 $700 – 900
123 SCARCE JACOB SWORD BAYONET: 30½” straight blade with staining, v. small chips to edges, fine pitting near the point & twin fullers to the centre of the blade; steel basket hilt, f. cond knurled leather grips; complete with vg modern steel mounted black leather scabbard. N/L Catalogue A53 $1200 – 1400
124 U.S. AMES 1860 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY SWORD: g. 34½” blade with single fullers; ricasso marked MADE BY AMES MFC CHICOPEE, obverse side U.S. G.W.C. 1865; brass hilt in the French style; brown leather grip bound with woven brass wire; complete with correct vg steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $600 – 800
125 GERMAN CUP HILT RAPIER: g. 36” blade marked XXINX SOLINGEN to both sides within the fullers; plain cup with minor damage to edging & blade area; plain quillions with button tips; vg original wooden grips bound with woven copper wire; plain knuckle guard; g. cond. C. Mid-17th C. L/R Catalogue A53 $1500 – 2000
125a FINE SILVER MOUNTED PRESENTATION 1827 PATT RIFLE OFFICER’S SWORD: exc 32″ slightly curved, etched blade, heavily embellished with acanthus leaves, Rampant horse, standard INVICTA. 38TH CORPS K.R.V. (Kent Rifle Volunteers) Latin inscription NIHIL.HUMANIA.ME ALIENUM.PUTO within a banner & Griffin image; obverse side has foliage, large urn of foliage, acanthus leaves with inscription PRESENTED TO CAPT. C.T. JENNINGS BY THE MEMBERS OF HIS COMPANY AS A TOKEN OF ESTEEM SANDHURST NOV.18TH 1865; ricasso marked C.BARHAM HAWHURST KENT; hallmarked silver engraved guard inset with 38TH Corps Rampant Horse Regimental standard; sterling silver back piece hallmarked for LONDON C.1860; mellow ivory grips with woven silver wire binding with a couple of loose strands; with steel scabbard with engraved silver mounts. Great! L/R Catalogue A53 $4200 – 5000
126 BRITISH 1908 PATTERN CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD: g. 35″ straight blade by Enfield with single fullers, light staining & areas of v. fine pitting; inspection stamps to ricasso & issue date of 1913; grey finish to bowl guard; reddish gryphonite grips; vg fish skin grips; complete with correct steel scabbard; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $700 – 900
126a BRITISH 1857 PATT ROYAL ENGINEER’S PRESENTATION OFFICERS SWORD: 32¾” slightly curved vg to exc cond blade of matt finish, elegantly embossed with ROYAL CYPHER, TROPHIES, field gun & foliate, obverse with elaborate initials, foliate & PRESENTED TO CAPTAIN BELOE 1ST LANCASHIRE ENGINEER VOLUNTEERS by the non-commissioned officers and sappers of his Company, as a mark of their ESTEEM and RESPECT and in acknowledgement of the many kind and valuable services rendered by him to the company, April 1865.; & G.ROBINSON MAKER Birmingham; elaborate iron perforated foliate hilt with Engineer’s motto, traces of gilt, original wire bound fish skin grip in g. cond; exc cond silver plated iron scabbard by same maker; exc cond. C.1865 L/R Catalogue A53 $1000 – 1300
127 BRITISH 1822 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD: f. cond 32″ single edged bade with heavy staining & faint etching, by FIRMIN & SONS 153 STRAND & 13 CONDUIT ST LONDON; half basket brass hilt with 65% gilt finish & inset with VR & ROYAL CYPHER; vg fish skin grips bound with copper wire; complete with black leather scabbard with brass mounts; o/a g. cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $500 – 700
127a 17th CENTURY GERMAN HUNTING HANGER: vg. 19½” double edged unfullered blade engraved MEFECIT & obverse SOLINGEN;clear Armourer’s mark to both sides; silver grey patina blade & g cond edges; silver D guard with minor edge damage to shoulder washer; one piece fluted horn grip, 2 insect holes, silver mounted; n/s; o/a vg cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $600 – 800
128 BRITISH 1821/1822 LIGHT CAVALRY SWORD: f. cond 34″ single fullered blade with dark staining & salt & pepper fine pitting; steel 3 bar hilt & eared back piece; g. fish skin grips bound with woven brass wire; complete with steel scabbard; o/a f. to g. cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $400 – 500
128a 17th CENTURY ENGLISH HANGER: g. 28″ curved single edged fullered blade engraved with running hunting hound scene on both sides; no Armourer’s mark; brown/grey patina to blade & g cond edge; iron D grip & shell guard with decorative embossed silver “dot in diamond” pattern to all parts; g. one piece antler grip; n/s; o/a g cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $600 – 800
129 IMPERIAL GERMAN 1889 INFANTRY OFFICER’S DEGANS: g. cond 31″ straight blade with double fullers & v. light staining; 15% plated finish remaining to hilt with folding guard inset with the Imperial Eagle hilt & guard; vg blk celluloid grips bound with woven steel wire; complete with correct steel scabbard with grey finish; o/a g. cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $400 – 500
130 SCOTTISH BROAD SWORD OF THE KING’S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS: g. 32.75″ straight blade with twin fullers, etched with acanthus leaves, Scottish thistle, Sphinx, Royal Coat of Arms; Royal cypher, V.R. & Castle; battle honours include Minden, Egmont Op Zee, Egypt, Afghanistan, Martinique & Waterloo; plated ball quillions & bun pommel; fish skin grips with woven copper binding; complete with vg brown leather scabbard with plated mounts; g. cond. Thought to be the sword of Col. Townsend KOSB with research KOSB Museum in Scotland misplaced. L/R Catalogue A53 $1300 – 1600
131 CHINESE BOXER REBELLION SWORD: g. cond 27″ x 1½” blade with groove to the back edge & v. light staining; oval iron guards, hilt & pommel; bound with reddish cotton binding; complete with vg black leather scabbard with iron mounts; vg cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $400 – 500
132 JAPANESE ALL METAL NCO SHIN-GUNTO: 27½” blade with groove to back edge & a lt staining; std brass tsuba & aluminium hilt to simulate cotton binding; complete with correct & matching numbered steel scabbard; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $400 – 600
133 SOVIET UNION 1881 PATTERN COSSACK TROOPER’S SHASQUA: g. cond 31¾” blade with single fullers & areas of light surface rust; brass ferrule & pommel with Soviet Star; vg reeded wooden grips; complete with original brass mounted black leather scabbard with integral socket bayonet; g. original cond. To suit the Model 1891 Mosin Nagant service rifle. L/R Catalogue A53 $400 – 500
134 JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (tantô): 31cm unsigned clean blade of hira zukuri form (no ridge line) with undulating temper line, habaki (blade ‘collar’) of shakudô foil over copper; unsigned tang, blade mounted in plain wooden scabbard & handle (shirasaya) with a bag; separate, complete mounting comprising wooden blade with lacquered scabbard, antique hand guard, handle & scabbard fittings; handle bound in an expensive braided string wrap style called kumiagemaki (組上巻); scabbard pocket contains an antique kozuka (oldreplacement); accompanied by a small, traditional lacquered wood stand; the whole in vg cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $2500 – 3000
135 JAPANESE 1886 PATT CAVALRY SWORD: vg 33″ sharpened blade with SN.82225 to ricasso; steel guard of traditional form with Tokyo Arsenal markings; g. wooden grip; complete with correct steel scabbard with one suspension ring; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $480 – 550
136 JAPANESE 1886 PATT CAVALRY SWORD: vg 30″ blade with SN 71150 to ricasso; steel guard of traditional form with leather finger loop & Tokyo Arsenal markings; g. wooden grips; complete with correct steel scabbard with one suspension ring; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $480 – 550
136a LOT X 2: JAPANESE DOCUMENT OPENER: 7¾” flat brass blade engraved deeply with bamboo & bird on one side, obverse with Cherry tree, blossoms & bird of paradise. Handle of copper base material overlaid with brass stork & inlaid with gold features & pin heads, obverse carved with lobster with inlaid gold features & decoration. C.1880. EXQUISITELY CARVED IVORY CARD HOLDER, 4½” x 3″; each side very intricately carved to create 3D recess panels comprising cherry blossoms, foliage & complex village scenes with dwelling & villagers. Catalogue A53 $500 – 700
137 IMPERIAL GERMAN N.C.O. SABRE: vg cond 33″ slightly curved blade with single fullers & etched panel inscribed YZERHOUWER; brass stirrup hilt with lion’s head pommel & quillion; vg black celluloid grips bound with woven brass wire; complete with f to g plated steel scabbard. L/R Catalogue A53 $500 – 600
138 IMPERIAL GERMAN N.C.O. SABRE: vg cond 31″ slightly curved blade with single fuller & etched panel inscribed YZERHOUWER; brass stirrup hilt with lion’s head pommel & quillion; vg black celluloid grips bound with woven brass wire; complete with vg plate steel scabbard. L/R Catalogue A53 $600 – 700
139 U.S. 1840 PATTERN NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER’S SWORD: 31½” straight bade with dark staining & surface rust, single fullers & no visible maker; brass D guard & bi-lobate shell guard with simulated brass wire grip; n/s; o/a f to g cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
140 U.S. CIVIL WAR PERIOD MUSICIAN’S SWORD: 28″ straight blade with dark staining, surface rust & single fullers; ricasso marked U.S. 1863 F.S.S.; brass guard hilt & pommel; simulated brass wire grip; n/s; o/a f. to g. cond L/R Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
141 TURKISH ORNATE YATAGHAN SWORD with ivory hilt of characteristic form & fine quality: 22″ blade with twin grooves to back edge, Islamic script to both sides & gold & silver decoration; vg ivory hilt with brass decoration to hilt & ricasso; complete with its orig brass mounted leather covered wooden scabbard; vg cond. Circa early 19th C L/R Catalogue A53 $1700 – 2000
142 MODERN COPY OF A U.S. CONFEDERATE OFFICER’S SWORD: g. cond 33″ blade etched with C.S.A., flags & banners; brass hilt & pommel; leather grip bound with brass wire; complete with brass mounted steel scabbard; vg cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
143 JAPANESE WWII LEATHER COVERED KATANA: vg cond 25¼” blade with no visible hamon line; plain copper habaki & plain iron tsuba; leather covered hilt; complete with leather covered wooden scabbard. A good example. L/R Catalogue A53 $700 – 900
144 JAPANESE WWII SHIN-GUNTO: vg 27″ blade; brass habaki; standard military tsuba; horn pommel & fushi; fish skin hilt showing wear & cotton binding in need of t.l.c.; complete with leather over wooden scabbard; f to g cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $700 – 900
145 JAPANESE SWORD: Wakizashi longish 57.2cm, blade stained, wispy straight temper line, chip near point, small chip off tip; tang 15.7cm, 2 holes, inscribed ECHIZEN KAMI FUJIWARA KUNITSUGU (越前守藤原國次), Yamashiro province ca 1650, good colour & age; nice antique scabbard of mottled red & black lacquer in whorls (seams split) with later nickel-plated hanger; old iron hand guard with faint scenes inscribed (rhs) YAMASHIRO KUNI JU (山城國住), (lhs) KANEIYE (包家); handle complete with old fittings; o/a fair cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $800 – 1200
146 JAPANESE LONG SWORD (katana): 62.9cm clean blade in polish, clear undulating temper line with some ‘sand lines’ visible indicating a traditionally forged blade, however, forging grain not clearly discernible; 20.9cm undated tang inscribed HIZEN KUNI JÛ NIN YOSHITADA SAKU KORE, (肥前國住人吉忠作之) appears to be genuine work of WW2 Rikugun Jumei Swordsmith YOSHITADA, a highly regarded smith who forged blades before & after WW2, this blade was possibly in a WW2 Japanese Army Shinguntô mounting before being re-mounted in recent times; a vg. condition re-mounting with exc. ‘stone’ finish (ishime) red-lacquered scabbard, exc handle bound in an expensive braided string wrap style called kumiagemaki (組上巻) with gilt menuki of branch & flowers & with scabbard ‘tying’ cord (sageo); modern, olive-green patinated shibuichi octagonal hand guard of good form (corrosion, discolouration); a modern, visually appealing sword; accompanied by a good quality bag; o/a vg cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $2500 – 2800
147 BRITISH BAKER, RIFLE BRIGADE SWORD BAYONET: 22.75” blade with light & darker staining; no visible maker; brass hilt with 45 marked to languet; Campaign repair to lhs of grip & missing locking button; f. to g. cond. Peninsula war & Waterloo period. N/L Catalogue A53 $700 – 900
148 ENGLISH BOWIE KNIFE: vg 10½” clip pointed blade by J.E.MIDDLETON & SONS ROCKINGHAMSTREET SHEFFIELD; brass swept quillions; stag horn grips with brass pommel; complete with original scabbard; vg cond. N/L Catalogue A53 $900 – 1300
149 REPRODUCTION FRENCH CAVALRY SWORD: An Imperial Guard Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sabre, first issued in 1803 to Napoleon’s “enfants cheris” (cherished children): the famous Chasseur a Cheval de la Garde. 33½” blade with Mfture Nale de Klingenthal Coulaux frères Entreps & inspector’s stamps LW & M under a circle/star; D shaped hilt; complete with brass scabbard with black leather side panels; vg cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $400 – 500
150 SCOTTISH REGIMENTAL DIRK OF THE QUEEN’S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDER’S: g. 12” single edged blade with 6” of scallops to back edge & a few areas of light staining; corded wooden grips with German silver stud decoration; ferrule & pommel edge decorated with thistles & faded yellow glass pommel; complete with vg German silver mounted scabbard with Cameron Highlander’s Regimental badges to companion knife & fork mounts, replaced knife; crowned collared Lion to locket, tail missing o/w vg cond. Circa mid-19th C. N/L Catalogue A53 $1500 – 1800
150a SCOTTISH REGIMENTAL OFFICER’S DIRK OF THE 92nd GORDON HIGHLANDERS: 2″ blade with double fullers, 5″ scalloped back edge, bright & copiously etched with thistles & saint, obverse with highlander warrior, trophies & foliate; v. small areas of light & dark staining; traditional corded wooden hilt with silver studs; silver ferrule embossed with thistles; flat top silver pommel with chequered sides; complete with correct leather scabbard. Locket decorated with applied numeral 92 & Sphinx with EGYPT. Companion knife & fork with ensuite hilts & silver pommels; silver scabbard mounts with applied thistle decoration. A superb Victorian period dirk example. C.1850 N/L Catalogue A53 $2000 – 2500
151 ITALIAN WWII FASCIST SINGLE EDGED DAGGER: vg 7¾” blade; aluminium hilt with eagle head pommel; black ebony grips inset with Fascist symbol, rhs of grip has a fine crack to the bottom edge; complete with correct steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings; g. cond. N/L Catalogue A53 $400 – 500
152 WWII ALL METAL SINGLE EDGED DAGGER: vg 6½” blade with no visible maker; alloy hilt & cross guard; reeded grip with 4 leaf clover type round pommel, one side of grip has a snake entwined around a pole, (Medical Korp); complete with leather scabbard with wear & Afrika Korps arm band applied to one side; g. cond. N/L Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
153 GERMAN WWII MODEL 1937 LUFTWAFFE OFFICER’S DAGGER: vg 10¼” double edged blade by W.K.C. SOLINGEN; aluminium cross guard bearing the Luftwaffe flighted eagle & Swastika; vg orange celluloid grips & woven aluminium wire binding; Swastika & oak leaf pattern to pommel; vg original scabbard; complete with correct suspension strap & port epée; vg cond. A vg example. L/R Catalogue A53 $800 – 1000
154 SCARCE RUSSIAN CONTRACT BAYONET to fit the Winchester Model 1895 L/A musket: g. 16” blade with staining & fine pitting at the point; single fullers; WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO to cross guard; f. to g. grips with wear & staining to the pommel; complete with g. steel scabbard. N/L Catalogue A53 $950 – 1100
155 SCARCE RUSSIAN CONTRACT BAYONET to fit the Winchester Model 1895 L/A musket: vg. 16” blade with single fullers; WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO to cross guard; f. to g. wooden grips with wear; complete with g. steel scabbard & frog. N/L Catalogue A53 $950 – 1100
156 18TH CENTURY INDIAN KIRACH: 80 cm straight, long-bladed kirach, with a fine steel blade that has a false back edge (yelman) of 20 cm; 13.5 cm hilt with knuckle-guard & end plate retains 60% coverage of silver wash; 93 cm o/all length; o/a vg. cond. Three evenly cut narrow fullers run the length of the well forged blade, suggesting probable European manufacture; no blade markings. L/R Catalogue A53 $1000 – 1300
157 18TH CENTURY INDIAN TULWAR: 80 cm slightly curved, long-bladed tulwar, with a false back edge (yelman) of 24 cm; one broad & two narrow, evenly cut fullers run the length of a well forged blade, suggesting European manufacture; no blade markings; 13 cm chiselled hilt with knuckle-guard & end plate retains 40-50% coverage of silver wash; 92 cm o/all length; o/a vg. cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $1000 – 1300
158 19TH CENTURY INDIAN TULWAR:81 cm curved, long-bladed tulwar, with a laminated, unmarked steel blade that has a false back edge (yelman) of 22 cm; 15 cm hilt & end plate retains 70% coverage of silver koftgari floral design decorations; 95 cm o/all length; o/a vg. cond. A laminated blade on a high quality sword such as this suggests manufacture after about the 1820s when wootz steel became scarce. Tulwars of this style were used widely in India, but the o/all length of this one suggests that it was designed primarily for cavalry use. L/R Catalogue A53 $800 – 1000
158a ANCIENT PERSIAN BRONZE SPEAR HEAD: 22¾” o/a length; 11″ double edge spear blade of conventional form with tapering reinforcement ribs to each side; tapered socket 1″ at flared end with rivet holes for shaft attachment; in excavated condition with nicks to blade edge & heavy green patina all over. C.600 B.C. Catalogue A53 $600 – 800
158b ANCIENT BRONZE SPEAR HEAD: 22″ o/a length; 2¼” width at hilt tapers rapidly to slender blade with full length strengthening ribs to each side; short central tang, blade edges form two ear tangs for additional hilt attachment; in g. excavated cond, light green patina; possibly Greek; mounted on cloth covered board; Circa 1st millennium B.C. Catalogue A53 $600 – 800
159 19TH CENTURY BURMESE SWORD (DHA IWE): Sometimes called a “story dha,”; outstanding 60cm polished, well-tempered & sharpened blade with a large fuller on each side into which has been worked extensive silver koftgari relating a classic Burmese tale in text & pictures; ensuite koftgari work to the spine of the blade; 19.5cm classic Burmese three-part hilt features two silver ferrules flanking a central silver wire-covered grip over a wooden core; wooden scabbard covered with plain, segmented sections of silver that were separated by a layer of resin into which scrolling silver wire had been set, much of the silver wire has been lost & some of the resin has degraded over time; o/all length 79 cm; length in scabbard 79.5 cm; o/a vg to exc cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $1250 – 1500
160 EARLY 20TH CENTURY BURMESE SWORD (DHA-DAO): dha-dao with an unusual concave shape to the tip; wide fullers on each side of this heavy 52.5 cm blade suggests it may have been made in Yunnan; thickness of blade at forte 10 mm; typical Burmese three-part 19.5 cm hilt comprises brass ferrules flanking a shagreen grip over a wooden core; hardwood scabbard, possibly teak, held together with pierced brass fittings & fine wire spiralling along its length; o/all length 71.8 cm; o/all exc cond. In the second half of the 19th Century, the Kachin people of northern Burma moved away from their traditional broad-bladed, square-ended dao in an open scabbard to adopt the slimmer swords of their Burman & Shan neighbours to the south. Many Kachin still preferred their square-ended blades on these new dha, & thus emerged a dha-dao. L/R Catalogue A53 $550 – 600
161 19TH CENTURY MORO KAMPILAN: long, straight, single-edged 75 cm blade widening from hilt to tip, ending with the spine of the blade slanting down to the tip & a spike protruding from it; the characteristic bifurcated pommel, possibly resembling a crocodile’s jaws or the wings of a swift; two rows of small pieces of polished stone inserted in holes to the underside of the bifurcated area; the small stones may have been part of the method of fixing the horse’s hair to the 24 cm hilt, or simply used as decoration to fill the empty holes, often these holes were filled with horse’s hair that hung below the pommel; grip wrapped with leather & missing its usual wooden guard, some kampilan never had a guard; o/all length 99 cm; o/a vg cond. Favoured by the Muslim warriors on the isle & of Mindanao. L/R Catalogue A53 $650 – 750
162 LOT X 2: LONG ANTIQUE THAI SWORD/MACHETE (DAAB): straight 58 cm blade widening to a broad tip& heavily patinated blade has some minor areas of pitting & a brief inscription in Thai at forte; sturdy 30 cm hilt has a central wooden grip flanked by iron ferrules; o/all length 88 cm; o/a g. cond. Circa early 1900s. This is a no-frills, every day sword that was made to be strong & dependable. PHILIPPINES SWORD: heavy laminated 55.5 cm blade has a thickness of 7 mm at forte & tapers progressively to the tip, back edge has been sharpened along its distal 28.5 cm; 16.5 cm wooden hilt stamped 72, likely represent Filipino military markings, a short iron ferrule & an old age crack along the grip, although the hilt remains tight to the tang; o/all length 72 cm; g. o/all cond for age & use. This sword dates to the Philippine Revolution (1896–1898) against Spain—a period coinciding with the Spanish-American War & the U.S. subsequently taking over as colonial rulers of the Philippines in 1898. The Filipinos, seeking Independence, then took up arms against the U.S.A. in the Philippines–America war (1899–1902). This sword may have seen action against both Spain & the U.S.A. L/R Catalogue A53 $500 – 600
163 LOT X 2: 19TH CENTURY SOUTHERN INDIAN KATAR DAGGER: Typical all-steel katar with a wide 16.5 cm blade & swollen tip designed for piercing chain mail; 12.5 cm hilt; o/all length 29 cm; o/a g. cond. The katar is a form of push dagger that dates from the 16th century & was particularly favoured by the Rajput tribes in NW India. It was used fairly widely throughout the country & the bent arms along the side of the hilt suggest this example originated in southern India. 19TH CENTURY LAO SWORD (DAAB) IN A WOODEN SCABBARD: Traditional, all purpose, Lao daab; slim 47.5 cm pointed blade; hardwood hilt & single brass ferrule; 20.5 cm hilt has an age crack, but the blade is tight & solid; standard wooden scabbard held together with plaited strips of rattan, the usual cotton suspension system is present; o/all length 67.5 cm; o/a g. cond. Daab such as this were used for working tools as well as weapons. L/R Catalogue A53 $600 – 700
164 LOT X 2: 19TH CENTURY MATADOR’S SWORD (ESTOQUES DE TORERO): heavy aged patina to 73 cm blade & shows signs of use in that the blade has become bent in two places & was subsequently straightened; 8 cm hilt; the usual red cloth wraps are missing from the grip & cross guard, but a small globular leather-wrapped pommel is still present; o/all length 81 cm; o/a f. cond. Old matador’s sword of typical form from Spain. The estoques de torero is used to dispatch the bull at the end of the contest. HEAVY BLADED PHILIPPINES SWORD: 41.5 cm heavy blade is of an Ilokano style, sometimes called a tabak after its use also in the harvesting of tobacco; thickness of blade at forte 9mm; 15.5 cm buffalo horn hilt with a brass ferrule, full length tang has been peined over the end of the hilt; original black leather sheath is also of Ilokano style & shows wear & loss at the toe & throat; o/all length 57 cm; vg cond o/all. A WWII era sword is from central or northern Luzon. L/R Catalogue A53 $500 – 600
165 LATE 19TH C INDIAN KNIFE: A finely crafted knife with 21.5 cm dark blade, 10.5cm hilt inlaid with MoP & jet with brass fittings & a jadeite pommel; o/all length 32 cm; o/a vg. cond. These well-made knives were produced primarily for sale to British & European visitors & are defined by their characteristic inlaid hilts. Production started in the late 19th C & similar knives were still made into the 1940s. The quality on earlier pieces was superior to those produced after about 1920 & this early example shows good craftsmanship. Catalogue A53 $300 – 350
166 LOT X 2: MID-20TH CENTURY BURMESE KNIFE (DHA MYAUNG): v. clean20 cm steel blade; from the Shan people of Burma; 11 cm hilt; scabbard & sheath covered with silver sheet decorated with various designs in silver wire filigree; o/all length 31 cm. o/a exc cond. These traditional knives are still made today & often are worn by Shan grooms at their wedding. EARLY 20TH CENTURY BADIK FROM SOUTH SULAWESI: sturdy badik with a pamor 23 cm blade & nice down-curved wooden 10 cm hilt; o/all length 32 cm; o/a vg cond. The badik is a multi-purpose knife used by the Bugis people of Sulawesi as well as other groups in Indonesia. Catalogue A53 $300 – 350
167 LOT X 2: VINTAGE VERSION OF A NORTH AMERICAN RIFLEMAN’S KNIFE: heavy, 30.5 cm spear-pointed blade has a 12.5 cm false edge & a short area of file work on the spine; 12.5 cm down curved crown stag hilt with short nickel-silver mounts at either end; soft leather sheath made from brain-tanned buckskin & decorated with Native American beadwork; o/all length 43 cm; o/a vg to exc cond. Made in the 1970s, this knife is styled after the general purpose knives used by North American riflemen & frontiers men of the 18th & 19th centuries. MID-20TH CENTURY MEXICAN “SCORPION” KNIFE: large, multi-purpose knife has a heavy, wide-bellied 27.2 cm blade has some damage to the tip, recurved edge suggestive of the “scorpion” style of Mexican knife; 15.3 cm stacked hilt has layers of dark & albino steer horn interspersed with brass spacers & flanked by two brass ferrules; full length tang is peined over the end of the hilt; o/all length 42.5 cm; o/a g. cond. N/L Catalogue A53 $500 – 600
168 LOT X 2: MID-20TH MORO BARONG: 34.5 cm non-functional, thin blade of leaf shape; 13 cm wooden kakatua hilt with short iron ferrule; 40 cm glued hardwood sheath carved with traditional designs & inset with MoP plates; o/a g cond. 20TH CENTURY KUKRI: 34 cm heavy blade with characteristic recurved edge; 12.5 cm carved horn hilt with brass bolster & butt cap; 39 cm wooden scabbard wrapped in tooled leather with steel toe cap; o/a vg cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $300 – 350
169 LOT X 2: MID-20TH CENTURY MORO KRIS: 40 cm non-functional, thin steel blade; 13.5 cm horse hoof wooden hilt wrapped with plastic tubing & thin copper wire, small iron ferrule & pommel inlaid with MoP (one piece missing); 47 cm glued hardwood scabbard with inlays of MoP & ebony (some missing); o/a f to g cond. MID-20TH MORO BARONG: 31.5 cm clean blade of leaf shape; 13.5 cm wooden kakatua hilt with short iron ferrule; 41 cm glued hardwood sheath carved with traditional designs & old repair to toe; o/a f to g cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $350 – 400
170 LATE 19TH CENTURY JAMBIYA OF THE MARSH ARABS: 22.5 cm deeply curved, double-edged blade with median ridge coming to an acute point & areas of light staining; 15.5 cm hilt of black lacquered wood with characteristic crested pommel & central bead; 25 cm wooden scabbard wrapped with black leather in f cond. o/a g cond. Circa mid-19th C The Marsh Arabs (aka Ma’dan or shroog) reside in marshlands of southern, eastern & western Iraq; most are Shi’ites. L/R Catalogue A53 $500 – 700
171 LOT X 2: LARGE MID-20TH CENTURY CAMBODIAN KNIFE: 20.5 cm blade with incised decorations on both sides—one side showing a female deity standing, the other depictions of buildings with ANCKOR at the forte; 20 cm carved buffalo horn hilt with short ferrule & incised designs; 28.5 cm rectangular hardwood sheath with cut-out window showing blade, decorated with inset dots of aluminium & held together with three metal bands, the top-most having a suspension hook on the back; o/a vg cond. SMALL MID-20TH CENTURY TIBETAN KNIFE: 14 cm spear-point, single-edged blade with short fuller on each side; 7.5 cm metal-covered, full tang hilt with small metal guard, short section of twisted wire wrap & cast, white metal pommel; 15.5cm metal-covered wooden sheath with designs in the Tibetan/Bhutanese style; o/a vg cond. L/R Catalogue A53 $350 – 450
172 LOT X 2: 19TH CENTURY SMALL OTTOMAN DAGGER: 13.5 cm curved, double-edged blade coming to an acute point, with two narrow fullers & inscribed semicircles on each side; 11 cm solid brass hilt with short stag scales & three brass medallions on one side; o/a g cond. 19TH CENTURY KERALA KNIFE: 20.5 cm single-edged blade of fair quality with straight T-spine; 9 cm hilt with steel bolster & pinned bone scales over full length tang; 26.5 cm wooden sheath partly enclosing the hilt of the knife & held together with two metal bands; o/a g cond. A typical knife from the State of Kerala in southern India; very similar knives are used also in Rajastan & Ghujarat in N.W. India. L/R Catalogue A53 $500 – 600
173 LOT X 2: 20TH CENTURY MOROCCAN KHOUMMYA: 16.5 cm slightly curved non-functional blade; 12 cm wooden hilt with white metal fittings; 20 cm wooden sheath with two suspension rings at the throat & covered with white metal & incised designs; o/a f cond. MID-20TH CENTURY SYRIAN JAMBIYA: 14 cm curved, double-edged flat blade coming to an acute point, with two narrow fullers each side flanking incised decorations; 11 cm hilt covered with mosaic pattern of sections comprising MoP, horn, bone & coloured stones separated by thin brass wire, a raised wooden ring in the centre of the grip has an incised spiral design; 15 cm chased brass sheath features typical Syrian designs & the customary suspension rings & finial at the toe; o/a g to vg condition. The hilt is typical of knives used by the Druze people in southern Syria & Israel; sometimes called a Majdali dagger after the Druze town of Majdali Sham in the Golan Heights where many of these knives are made. L/R Catalogue A53 $350 – 400
174 LOT X 3: WWII ERA TALIBON KNIFE FROM THE PHILIPPINES: 21 cm straight, mono-steel blade with a V-ground edge; 9.5 cm wooden hilt; 22 cm plain wooden hilt with suspension system for a string to tie around the waist; o/a fair cond. These knives typically come from the central region of the Philippines, known as the Visayas, & usually have chisel-ground edges; MID-20TH CENTURY INDONESIAN KNIFE: 16.5 cm thin blade with etched “mystical” designs; 12 cm polished dark wood hilt with the carved head of a woman for the pommel; 20 cm glued dark wood sheath with incised designs; o/a g cond; ANOTHER MID-20TH CENTURY INDONESIAN KNIFE: 17 cm thin blade with etched “mystical” designs; 12 cm polished dark wood hilt with the carved head of a woman for the pommel; 19 cm glued dark wood sheath with incised designs; o/a g cond. The latter two knives are very similar & have quasi-mystical designs on their blades that somewhat resemble magic squares. L/R Catalogue A53 $250 – 300
175 ORNATE SILVER MOUNTED JAMBAI DAGGER: 6″ curved blade with areas of dark staining; hilt of traditional form; scabbard of embossed silver; o/a vg cond. C. Mid 19th C. L/R Catalogue A53 $400 – 600
176 LOT X 2 INDIAN GURKHA KNIVES: 11″ blade of traditional form; brass mounted; horn hilt; complete with leather over wooden scabbard with 2 companion knives. Good 8″ blade of traditional form; horn hilt; silver mounted; green velvet scabbard depicting the Australian kangaroo, lyre bird& crossed knives; o/a g. cond. N/L Catalogue A53 $350 – 400
177 LOT X 2 TIBETAN SILVER MOUNTED DAGGER: 7″ single edged blade with groove to the back edge; oval silver cross guard; silver wire to hilt; ornate pommel; complete with embossed silver scabbard over wood; g. cond.  C. early 19th C. N/L 20TH CENTURY NEPALESE/INDIAN KNIFE: 13.5 cm straight, single-edged, laminated steel blade with incised designs on each side; 8 cm carved bone hilt, with small brass ferrule & disc guard; 15.5 cm sheath outlined with brass—including a brass toe & bands at the throat & a quarter of the way down with plate bone inset into the front & back, embellished on the front with brass insets of dots, rosettes, a “sun face,”  & temple surmounted with yin/yang symbol; o/a g cond but missing end of hilt. The sheath has many features of Nepalese design (as seen on some modern kukri sheaths), although straight-edged Nepalese knives are uncommon; could also be from neighbouring N. India. Catalogue A53 $350 – 500
178 NORTH INDIAN TABAR FIGHTING AXE: plain wootz head & squared block secured by a domed keeper; 23½” wooden haft painted in multi coloured sections of black, green & red, terminating to a round pommel; vg cond. Mid-18th C. N/L Catalogue A53 $2500 – 3000
178a INDIAN KATAR: g. 8½” double edged blade with armour piercing point, twin fullers, tapered central rib, scalloped edging & light staining to the point & edges; plain iron hilt with 3 re-inforcing supports; o/a g. cond. Complete with a poor condition leather over wood scabbard. Circa early 19th C. L/R Catalogue A53 $600 – 800
178b LOT x 3BOTSWANA KNIVES x 2, one with 9″ blade & carved figurine wood handle, one with 7″ blade with bone handle. Scalpel with wood handle, blade marked SHEPARD & DUDLEY. All in g. cond. Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
179 THE WELLINGTON GUN: An exactly scaled replica of the British Nine-pound field piece used during The Battle of Waterloo in 1815 by The Royal Artillery; 8” brass barrel inscribed with Coat of Arms of George III; 15” limber with 6” wheels. Included is the period carriage made to scale.Mounted onto a mahogany display base with a brass plaque inscribedBritish Royal Artillery Brass 9pdr. field piece. built in England to the scale of 1/10th for John H. Gardner, Esq. Gun Number 048 in a limited edition of 156. Comes with letter of authenticity,graphs, historical notes & proof certificate. A great display piece. Catalogue A53 $700 – 800
179a ENGLISH PISTOL POWDER FLASK: slot graduated brass charger, marked DIXON & SONS; copper body with Lily leaf & bloom foliage; pleasing dark patina; 5½” o/all; vgwo & cond. Ref: Riling 640. Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
179b 3 WAY PISTOL POWDER FLASK: ungraduated spout; plain copper flared body; pleasing dark patina; 4½” o/all; vgwo & cond. Ref: Riling 167. Catalogue A53 $400 – 500
179c ENGLISH PISTOL POWDER FLASK: ungraduated spout; plain copper body of traditional form with bevelled sides; dark metallic patina; bright patina to brass cap; 5½” o/all; vgwo & cond. Catalogue A53 $350 – 400
179d 3 WAY BRITANNIA METAL PISTOL POWDER FLASK: ungraduated spout; spring absent, slightly flared plain Britannia metal body & fittings; ball compartment lid inscribed DIXON & SONS SHEFFIELD; caps compartment lid with Dixons Britannia metal marks; 4″ o/all; g. cond o/a. Ref: Riling 130. Catalogue A53 $450 – 550
179e 3 WAY BRITANNIA METAL PISTOL POWDER FLASK: slot graduated spout, Britannia metal fittings & flared plain body; ball compartment lid inscribed DIXON & SONS SHEFFIELD; caps compartment lid with Dixons Britannia metal marks; verdigris stains to sides & cap, would clean up; 3″ o/all; gwo & cond. Ref: Riling 113. Catalogue A53 $400 – 450
179f COLT AFTERMARKET PISTOL POWDER FLASK: ungraduated spout; copper body front with American Eagle with shield over crossed pistols & banner; vg cond except one shallow 18mm dent to obverse side; tan colour patina, darker in protected areas; 4½” o/all; vgwo & g. cond. Ref: Riling 811. Catalogue A53 $450 – 700
179g ENGLISH PISTOL POWDER FLASK: ungraduated spout; ornate copper body comprised of two entwined Serpents; even dark patina, base seam has opened; mellow patina to brass cap; 5¼” o/all; gwo & cond except seam. Riling 1343. Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
179h LOT X 2 ENGLISH PISTOL POWDER FLASKS: ungraduated spout; plain traditional copper body; even aged patina; 2¾” o/all; vgwo & cond. Another with graduated slot spout; plain traditional copper body stamped JD&S, several small dents; even aged patina; 3½” o/all; gwo & f. cond. Ref: Riling 112 & 120. Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
179j 2 WAY ENGLISH PEPPERBOX PISTOL POWDER FLASK: plunger spout; black leather covered steel body of ovoid section; bright to mellow patina to brass fittings; 4¼” o/all; vgwo & cond. Ref: Riling 1065. Catalogue A53 $350 – 500
179k ENGLISH PISTOL POWDER FLASK: ungraduated spout; brown leather covered steel body of traditional form, exc. cond stitching; cap & spout of Britannia metal; 4¾” o/all; vgwo & cond. Ref: Riling 1070. Catalogue A53 $350 – 450
179m LOT X 2 ENGLISH PISTOL POWDER FLASKS: ungraduated spout; plain traditional copper body, small dent; even aged patina; corroded spring, solder to cap side; 4″ o/all; gwo & f. cond. Another with ungraduated spout; contoured copper body with 2 hanging game birds in recessed panel to each side, 2 x moderate dents; even aged patina; 4½” o/all; gwo & f. cond. Ref: Riling 127 & 584. Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
179n 3 WAY ENGLISH PISTOL POWDER FLASK: slot graduated spout; plain copper body of ovoid section; cap compartment lid embossed J. DIXON & SONS SHEFFIELD; 3¼” o/all; vgwo & cond. Ref: Riling 119. Catalogue A53 $350 – 450
179p LOT X 2 ENGLISH PISTOL POWDER FLASKS: ungraduated spout; traditional copper body with shell pattern to each side, v. small dent; even aged patina; 3½” o/all; gwo & cond. Another with ungraduated spout; traditional copper body with shell pattern to each side; even mellow patina; 4¾” o/all; Ref: Riling 304 & 319. Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
179q 3 WAY PISTOL POWDER FLASK: ungraduated spout; plain copper flared body; pleasing dark patina, numerous small to moderate dents; 4¼” o/all; gwo & p to f. cond. Ref: Riling 167. Catalogue A53 $250 – 350
179r 3 WAY ENGLISH PISTOL POWDER FLASK: ungraduated spout; plain copper body, slightly flared; pleasing even tan patina; 3¾” o/all; vgwo & cond. Ref: Riling 135. Catalogue A53 $350 – 450
179s LOT x 4 FLASKS: ORIGINAL DIXON & SONS basket weave shotgun flask, graduated charger & spring; g. body & seams with v. minor dents; 7¾” o/a. FRITH PATENT leather covered flask with graduated charger & spring; g. body with no dents; stitching splitting at the base; 6 5/8” o/a. REPRO COLT NAVY FLASK with minor dents; fixed charger; 7 ¾” o/a. REPRO LIBERTY OR DEATH FLASK, The States of Texas with the Alamo & 1836 date. All g. cond. Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
179t LOT X 2 – ENGLISH PISTOL POWDER FLASK: ungraduated spout; parallel sided copper body stamped SYKES, brass top with SYKES PATENT; 4¾” o/all; gwo & cond. Also TURNSCREW SET for cased gun, brown leather covered iron container with screwdriver blade, oiling pin, wiping eye & oil bottle within lid. A lovely set. Catalogue A53 $500 – 700
179u LOT X 3: CARL GUSTAV STAD PERCUSSION DETACHED LOCK: with dog lock safety;dated 1852; mounted onto a piece of carved hard wood for display; vg cond. SILVER PLATED BOSUN’S WHISTLE: with lanyard, marked STAFF CALL; with silver plate & silver plate hall marks of Crown’s & Anchor; vg cond. JAMES DIXON PEWTER OIL BOTTLE all original & vg cond. Catalogue A53 $350 – 450
180 SUPERB PAIR OF OFFICER’S LEATHER BUCKET HOLSTERS & STRAPS: to suit a brace of flintlock or percussion holster pistols; 12” o/all; complete with blue leather backing & gold brocade weather cover. C.1840 Catalogue A53 $1200 – 1500
180a LOT X 2: BLOOD LETTING FLEAMS; brass body housing 3 folding arms with fleam blades of different widths, 2 stamped JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS, 1 stamped No. 6 NORFOLK ST SHEFFIELD ENGLAND. Another with steel body also with 3 arms, 2 stamped BORWICK CAST STEEL, sides clad with horn, mod insect damage. C. 1850 Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
180b OFFICERS GORGET: probably European; plain brass front with central button with 3 embossed Lions; unlined to obverse; g. cond. Plain Gorgets similar to this were gifted to tribal chiefs & elders, Indians, Aborigines, Islanders etc. Catalogue A53 $200 – 300
180c BRITISH OFFICERS 1796 PATT GORGET: also known as the “Universal Pattern”; standard engraved Royal Cypher to front, retains 85% gilt finish; unlined to obverse; no dents, some v. minor scuffs;; vg. cond. Worn by British officers when on duty until 1830. Catalogue A53 $600 – 800
180d EXTREMELY RARE & ORIGINAL TASMANIAN CONVICT’S TICKET OF LEAVE; issued from Longford for John Perkins & valid from 14th February 1837 to 4th June 1837. Full details on front & obverse have detailed description of prisoner. Measures 6¾” x 5″, a small tear repaired & folds removed by restorer, fully legible print & copperplate handwriting. A very desirable document & link to our Australian History. Catalogue A53 $1000 – 1500
181 WATERLOO MEDAL to 52nd REGIMENT: issued to WILLOUGHBY FRANCE 1ST BATT 52ND REG FOOT; fitted with ring suspension & new ribbon, with discharge papers, wounded in arm at Waterloo. The 52nd were one of three regiments who formed part of the famous “Light Brigade” in the Napoleonic Wars. A good condition medal from a very desirable regiment. Catalogue A53 $2400 – 3000
181a PERCY TENANTRY POWDER HORN: 10″ vg. cond unblemished straw coloured rifle horn fitted with rings for carriage; brass Irish charger style powder scoop, un-numbered; 1 piece brass base engraved with Duke of Northumberland crest; vg. cond. The Percy Tenantry were raised by the Duke of Northumberland at Alnwick Castle as a private Army during the Napoleonic Wars 1798-1814. Catalogue A53 $800 – 1300
181b SCARCE BRITISH ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY PRIMING HORN: 7½” long o/a, 4″ dark horn body in g. cond; brass spout with standard spring operated lever cap; 1 piece brass base marked R-R-A 10 B 665 (Royal Regt Artillery, 10th Battalion, No. 665), minor dents to base; f to g. cond. Each Foot Artilleryman carried one of these in the Napoleonic Wars period to prime their gun in the event of quill tube ignition failure. C.1810 Catalogue A53 $600 – 800
181c ENGLISH SPORTING POWDER HORN: 9″ polished multi-colour select horn; adjustable charger spout with spring shut off, marked SYKES PATENT; one piece brass base with impressed concentric circles; exc cond. C.1845 Catalogue A53 $400 – 600
181d PRESENTATION ENGLISH POWDER HORN: 8½” long one piece decoratively carved horn of select multi-colour; nonagon neck with cross hatched throat sits about 5 ringed transition which is engraved DEO ADJUVANTE NON TIMENDUM (with God’s help nothing need be feared); the main body is very elaborately engraved THIS HORN MADE AND ENGRAVED with a PEN KNIFE BY CH.WOOD and presented to Mr R Stratford as a mark of esteem 1842; wood disc fitted into base; eyelets for cord; spout plug absent; o/a g. cond. A lovely horn Catalogue A53 $1000 – 1300
182 RARE NAPOLEONIC WARS CROSS BELT PLATE: original oval brass plate 70mm x 52mm; inscribed ARMED ASSOCIATION & dated 1798; obverse with hook & two riveted lugs intact. Volunteer armed Associations were formed around the UK in response to the threat of French invasion in the late 1790s. Catalogue A53 $600 – 700
182a BRITISH OFFICERS STERLING SILVER CARTRIDGE BOX: 2¾” x 7½”.Victorian full dress Officer’s Belt Case with engraved silver cover & sterling silver fittings over black leather case; gold bullion to hinge area; gilt VR ROYAL CYPHER applied to cover; hallmarked for Birmingham, 1875; vg. to exc. cond. Catalogue A53 $600 – 800
182b RUSSIAN OFFICERS SILVER CARTRIDGE BOX: 3¼” x 6½”; Officer’s belt case with rope edge border to silver cover, silversmith mark to corner, some minor distortions; obverse with bullion trimmed red velvet; patent leather wrapped tin case with gilt fittings; gilt Imperial dbl headed eagle coat of arms to cover; o/a some wear; g. cond. C.1875 Catalogue A53 $400 – 600
183 SCARCE BOER WAR PERIOD, HEART SHAPED CAIRNCROSS WATER BOTTLE: leather covered & with faint cartouche marked THE CAIRNCROSS WATER BOTTLE DáD to front; obverse side, J. ALTSON SADDLER MELBOURNE; vg stitching, light scuffs; complete with screw cap but small stopper absent; g. cond. Catalogue A53 $300 – 400
183a ENGLISH CIVIL WAR CROMWELLIAN PERIOD LOBSTER TAILED TROOPER’S HELMET: one piece skull embossed with 6 radial flutes & fitted with a small hanging ring finial; pierced original ear flaps, replaced leather straps & chin strap; 4 piece articulated neck lames with original leather straps & rivets; sliding nasal bar with orig clamp screw & fixed peak, both with Armourer’s marks; o/a vg cond & having a grey/brown patina finish; C.1640 Catalogue A53 $2200 – 2700
184 BRITISH BLUE CLOTH DRESS HELMET: with WEST RIDING REGIMENT HELMET PLATE;exc body with gilt brass spike, chin scales with leather backing & gilt brass edging to the peak; contained in its original metal hat box with a Japanned finish, brass plaque to the lid inscribed W.A. LAXTON ESQ 1ST V.B. RIDING REGT; inside of box has original label of 4TH DUKE OF WELLINGTON’S REGT with Officer’s rank & name badly faded o/w great cond. Catalogue A53 $900 – 1200
184a JOUSTING STYLE CLOSE HELMET: 2 piece skull construction with raised comb; riveted double layer non-articulated neck lames; hinged neck piece, face plate & eye slit plate all with hook & loop fasteners; plume holder to rear; light grey patina with some areas of brown; vg cond. A good copy Catalogue A53 $500 – 800
184b PEAKED MORION/CABASSET STYLE HELMET: munitions style 2 piece construction skull of traditional form with curved wide rim; no raised comb; pressed decorative pattern to rim edge; grey patina with areas of light surface rust; no makers mark, no liner, plain head rivets; vg cond. A good Victoria period copy Catalogue A53 $300 – 500
185 RARE WALKER PATENT POWDER MAGAZINE: magazine is of all copper, cylindrical construction, shaped like a bucket & fitted with a carrying handle, measures 8” high x 10” wide; cylindrical middle section originally fitted with 10 internal & individual compartments with brass screw top lids, 2 internal compartments missing; these compartments lift out to fill flasks etc. to be ready for the hunt; marked WALKER PATENTEE in 3 places. Most likely used on safari or hunting expeditions. Catalogue A53 $1200 – 1400
186 BOXED SET OF BOOKS: SMALL ARMS OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY 1600-1856: by D.F. Harding; 4 volumes, Vol 1 Procurement of Design. Vol 2 Catalogue of Patterns. Vol 3 Ammunition & Performance. Vol 4 The Users & Their Small Arms. Great information. Mint condition. Catalogue A53 $600 – 800
187 MATCHLOCK GOALER’S KEY: 80 bore; 127mm (5”) barrel; 9¼” o/a length; g. profiles; having a dark brown patina; complete with swivel pan cover & matchlock hammer; gwo & complete. Circa mid-17th Century N/L Catalogue A53 $1200 – 1500
187a 17TH C. EUROPEAN SPORTING CROSS BOW: with robust steel 20″ bow & iron re-inforcing side plates to forend & action; with side lugs for a spanning device; 30½” straight rail wood stock tapering to butt end, with swept down iron trigger lever & bone inlay to almost entire upper surface; original multi strand & bound string in g. cond; o/a g. cond with moderate pitting to all metal parts. A great decorator. N/L Catalogue A53 $2000 – 2500
188 SNIDER ACTION 1/2 STOCKED SPORTING RIFLE, J.W. ROSIER RETAILED: 577 Cal; 26″ barrel marked JAMES W. ROSIER MELBOURNE; g. bore, 5 groove; adjustable fore-sight & 4 leaf rear sight;crisp breech, striker absent, JAMES.W. ROSIER to border engraved lock; f to g. profiles; clear address & markings; mottled blue/plum finish to all metal; f to g. stock with minor bruising; chequered wrist & forend with horn nose cap; all complete; gwo & cond. C.1870 N/L Catalogue A53 $800 – 1000
189 BRITISH PATT 1853 2nd MODEL BELGIUM CONTRACT PERCUSSION RIFLE: .577 Cal; 39″ barrel; g. bore; standard sights & fittings; lock marked VR ROYAL CYPHER to tail & 1856; brass regulation furniture, butt tang marked RCR 565; slight wear to profiles & markings; mottled dark grey finish to all metal; unbruised stock with smoothed profiles, Belgium contract roundel to rhs, large S branded into lhs; all markings correct for Belgium contract to lock, stock & barrel; complete with correct button swell rod & swivels; gwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A53 $1300 – 1600
190 ENFIELD MARTINI HENRY SERVICE RIFLE: .450 Cal; 33.2″ barrel; vg. bore; standard sights; action marked V.R. ROYAL CYPHER ENFIELD 1876 II.;f tog profiles; clear markings; brown finish to barrel, action & all furniture; dark walnut stock with sanded finish, unclear roundel, v. little bruising & small chip to rhs rear barrel pin; complete with rod & swivels; gwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A53 $700 – 1000
191 AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL ISSUE ISAAC HOLLIS & SONS ARTILLERY PERCUSSION CARBINE similar to the British 1861 Patt: .577 Cal; 24″ barrel; vg. bore; standard front & rear sights; lock tail roundel stamp with CROWN & MAKERS TO HER MAJESTIES WAR DEPARTMENT & lock flat with ISAAC HOLLIS & SONS LATE HOLLIS & SHEATH BIRMINGHAM; bronze regulation furniture with butt tang marked T.V. 232 (Tasmanian Volunteers); g. profiles, clear address & markings; barrel, lock & fittings dark plum; g. stock with minor bruising & maker’s roundel to both sides of butt; original & matching numbered 232 rod, complete with swivels & t/guard chain post; vgwo & cond C.1860 N/L Catalogue A53 $1500 – 1900
192 BRITISH-INDIAN ISSUE ENFIELD LONG LEVER MKIV MARTINI-HENRY RIFLE: .450 Cal; 33.2″ barrel; vg. bore; standard sights & bayonet lug to front band; action marked VR ROYAL CYPHER 1886 IV 1; g. profiles; clear markings; mottled grey finish to all metal; g stock, dark walnut, India unit issue script & arsenal roundel to butt; complete with swivels & rod; gwo & cond. #574 N/L Catalogue A53 $900 – 1300
193 AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL ISSUE 3RD MODEL TOWER 1853 PATT PERCUSSION RIFLE: .577 Cal; 39″ barrel; p. bore; standard rear sight, front sight blade absent; lock marked ROYAL CYPHER, TOWER 1860; mellow brass regulation furniture, butt tang marked C 886 over V.V. (Victorian Volunteers); some wear to profiles, clear markings; v. dark patina to all metal, even pitting along barrel; p. cond borer & water damaged stock; one swivel & rod absent; p. cond o/a. #886 N/L Catalogue A53 $500 – 600
194 STAUDENMAYER HALF STOCKED GAME PERCUSSION RIFLE: 8 bore; 30″ damascus octagonal barrel with platinum plug, top flat engraved STAUDENMAYER, CHARING-CROSS, LONDON, engraved hook breech stuck with London proofs below; f to g multi groove bore; border engraved lock with safety bolt, also with acanthus foliate, two Stags in scenery & STAUDENMAYER; steel furniture includes pineapple finial & scroll grip t/guard with Lioness, border & foliage, butt tang engraved with running Boar; light wear to profiles, clear markings; brown twist patina to barrel; silver grey to lock, t/guard & butt plate; g. stock with chequered wrist, minor stains, few minor bruises, small age crack to lhs opposite lock, fitted with hardwood nose cap, silver barrel key escutcheons & vacant wrist escutcheon; complete with original swivels & rod; vgwo & vg cond. C.1830 N/L Catalogue A53 $2000 – 2400
194a GERMAN DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION RIFLE: .60 Cal; 29″ barrels, with I.ROSENTHAL IN WAREN in gold lettering to top strap; standard front & rear sights; one s/b barrel in g cond & one rifled in p to f cond; back action locks fully engraved with acanthus foliate with pivot hammer rests & engraved dolphin hammers; even dark plum barrel finish, locks, hammers & furniture in the white; steel furniture includes engraved butt & hook breech tangs & ornate patch box lid with Stag in trees; t/guard with wrist support in Bakelite type material, small chip; half stock of figured Walnut in g cond, minor scratches, with chequered wrist & ornate carving behind cheek rest to butt lhs; complete with rod incl worm end; vgwo & cond. C.1860 N/L Catalogue A53 $2000 – 2500
195 BRITISH TOWER Patt 1840 PERCUSSION CONSTABULARY CARBINE: .65 Cal; 26¾” barrel; vg bore; fitted with Lovell’s bayonet catch; borderline engraved lock plate marked ROYAL CYPHER over VR TOWER 1855; mellow brass regulation furniture; butt tang stamped A 35 (possibly NSW Colonial Police), g. profiles & clear markings to all; even dark brown patina to lock & barrel; original rod; untouched original stock with dark patina, moderate scratches & bruises all over, chip to lhs barrel channel, rhs marked BáO; swivels absent; gwo & f to g cond. N/L Catalogue A53 $1000 – 1400
196 AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL ISSUE SNIDER ENFIELD MKIII CAVALRY CARBINE: .577 Cal; 19.2″ barrel; g. bore, 5 groove; standard front & rear sights; mellow brass regulation furniture; lock a possible replacement, action a/f, marked VR, ROYAL CYPHER, also 1871 in non-original font; g. profiles & clear markings; dark blue/brown patina to barrel & breech, patchy grey/blue to lock; g. stock with minor bruising, rhs marked NSW P.S.C.C. 637 (Public School Cadet Corps) & WD roundel; with 2 piece clearing rod to butt; g. cond o/a. N/L Catalogue A53 $700 – 900
197 UNUSUAL ENGLISH CAPPING B/L RIFLE by William Fox: 54 bore; 28¾” octagonal Damascus barrel; vg. bore, 7 groove; missing front blade & rear dovetail sight struck with Birmingham proofs below; u/lever allows action to rotate 90º for loading, internal firing pin cocked with external side hammer; action with engraved border, acanthus foliate, Leopard & Wm FOX; brown twist patina to barrel, breech action in the white, grey butt plate; g. cond Walnut butt & forend, chequered wrist; gwo & cond. C.1850 N/L Catalogue A53 $800 – 1200
198 GERMAN WHEEL LOCK FULL STOCKED SPORTING CARBINE: .620 Cal; 26″ heavy octagonal barrel, g. bore, smooth bore for first half & rifled (8 groove) midway to muzzle; bead front & notched chiselled rear sight; flat lock with single engraved border line, with internal wheel, sliding pan cover, dog terminates with turned knob; steel trigger guard; vg. profiles; even brown patina to barrel & fittings; full 2 piece carved & fluted stock of classic form with fluted wood patch box lid & decorative bone side nail washers, nose cap & cheek rest rim; complete with crank with bone handle, all in vg. cond. C.1630 N/L Catalogue A53 $4000 – 6000
199 R.B.RODDA & CO DOUBLE RIFLE: 577 Express; 28” barrels with wide machine cut rib; g. bores; dovetail front sight, rear sight missing; barrels inscribed R.B.RODDA & CO LONDON & 2 WELLESLEY PLACE CALCUTTA; action fitted with a Jones under lever, back action locks & inscribed R.B.RODDA; g. profiles & clear markings; thin blue finish to barrels; faint case colours to lever, action, locks & hammers; plum finish to t/guard; g. stock with chequered wrist & forend; in “as found” gwo & cond. A gun that would grade up. #883 N/L Catalogue A53 $2500 – 3500
200 ENGLISH HALF STOCKED S/B PERCUSSION BALL GUN: 6 Bore; 33½” round to octagonal damascus twist barrel, faint address, struck with Birmingham proofs under, hook breech; dirty bore; back action hammer with acanthus foliate engraving, hammer loose; re-blued steel furniture; g. cond Walnut half stock with chequered wrist & forend, horn nose cap; gwo & cond. C.1845 N/L Catalogue A53 $1400 – 1800