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OCTOBER 2018 ON-LINE CATALOGUE 51

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CATALOGUE A51, October 2018: ITEMS NO 201-286

201 MARLIN MOD 444S LEVER ACTION RIFLE: 444 Marlin Cal; 5 shot; 22" barrel; g to vg bore; hooded front sight with ivory bead; adjustable flip up rear sight; Olivon 4 x 32 scope on Winchester bridge mount; lhs of barrel stamped THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN CONN. USA MODEL 444SMICRO GROOVE BARREL CAL 444. MARLIN; blued finish to action, lever & trigger; vg pistol grip stock with v clear chequering to stock & forend; sling studs; LOP 14" with ¾" rubber pad; vg wo & cond. #21096880 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 201 $800 – 1100
202 E. LEROY (LIEGE) BNLE SxS SHOTGUN: 12G; 2¾"; 29½" barrels; choked approx. loose M & tight F; vg bores demi-bloc barrels with faded blue finish & some wear marks; chevron pattern file-cut rib engraved E LEROY A’ LIEGE & FOR SMOKELESS POWDER; polished steel finish to action metal & top furniture; blued colour to trigger guard & bottom tang; 10% scroll engraved to all metal with pheasant & rabbit on either side of action; 3rd bite; side clips; auto safety; g to vg plain pistol grip stock & forend with g chequering; Anson type release forend; straight hand stock; LOP 14" horn butt plate; weight approx. 6lb 9oz; overall g to vg wo & cond. #27742 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 202 $600 – 800
203 COGSWELL & HARRISON BLE SxS SHOTGUN: 12G; 2¾"; 11/8 oz NP; 26" barrels; choked approx. M & F; g to vg barrels with light marks & good blue finish; plain rib engraved COGSWELL & HARRISON Ltd 226 STRAND LONDON; assisted opening; strong case colour finish to all metal parts 50% scroll; makers name both sides of action; extended top rib with 3rd bite; manual safety; g to vg stock & fore-end with g chequering and attractive dark colour; some v small chips from RH edge of forend, snap action forend; straight hand stock; LOP 14¼" with ¾" matching wood spacer; horizontal lines to butt; weight approx. 6lb 6oz; overall g to vg wo cond. C.1912 #45592 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 203 $1600 – 2000
204 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 CLASSIC FEATHERWEIGHT B/A RIFLE: 300 WSM Cal; 24" barrel; g to vg bore; 3 round mag; no front or rear sights; tapped for scope with QD base attached; Winchester Model 70 300 WSM stamped to lhs of barrel; 95% black finish to all metal parts; vg to exc cond stock/forend with chequered pistol grip & vg colour; LOP 14½" with ½" spacer & thin rubber pad; swivel studs; vg to exc wo & cond. #G348397 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 204 $700 – 1000
205 REMINGTON Model 700 B/A RIFLE: 222 Cal; 5 round mag; 24" barrel; g bore; lhs of barrel stamped REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY INC. ILION. N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. & 222REM; lhs of action stamped Remington Model 700; 70% black finish to all metal parts with slight use & storage marks; hinged floorplate; g to vg cond walnut stock & forend with Monte Carlo comb; raised cheek piece; black cap to forend; some use marks; stock & forend with vg chequering to both; thin hard plastic butt plate to stock; swivel studs; g to vgwo & cond. #A6232380 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 205 $800 – 1000
206 BRNO ZKK602 B/A RIFLE: 375 H & H Mag; 5 shot mag; 22" barrel; hinged floorplate; g bore; ramped front sight; 3 rear sights, 100 standing & 2 folding – 200 & 300; top of barrel stamped BRNO ARMS – CZECHOSLOVAKIA also CAL 375 H&H MAGNUM; 90% black finish to barrel, action, trigger; controlled feed; vg cond reinforced pistol grip stock with Monte Carlo comb & raised cheek piece; stock & forend with vg chequering to both; LOP 14" with 1" spacer & rubber pad; swivel studs; vgwo & cond. #07911 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 206 $1200 – 1500
207 FRANKONIA JAGD MODEL 98 B/A SPORTING RIFLE: 9.3 x 64 Cal; 5 shot mag; 26" barrel; hinged floorplate; g with some slight marks bore; ramped front sight with 1 fixed rear sight; 1.5-5 VARI – X scope; top of barrel stamped FRANKONIA JAGD; lhs of barrel stamped 9.3 x 64; lhs of action stamped Mod 98; matt black finish to barrel, action, trigger; vg cond reinforced pistol grip stock with cheek piece; some minor marks; stock & forend with g chequering to both; LOP 14" incl 1" spacer & rubber pad; swivel studs; vgwo & cond. #225559 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 207 $1500 – 1800
208 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 B/A RIFLE: 243 Cal; 5 round mag; 22" barrel; g bore; no front or rear sights; TASCO 3 – 9 X 40 scope on bridge mount; Winchester Model 70 – 243 WIN stamped to lhs of barrel; 95% black finish to all metal parts; g to vg cond pistol grip stock & forend; both with g chequering; cheek piece; g colour; LOP 13½" with thin plastic butt plate; swivel studs; g to vgwo & cond. #G1098309 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 208 $700 – 900
209 WESTLEY RICHARDS D/B BLNE RIFLE: 450/400 Cal; 26” barrels; g to vg bores; ramped foresights with 5 rear sights,1 (100 yds) standing & 4 folding (200, 300, 400 & 500 yds); file cut swamp rib; rhs barrel with worn engraving WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO LONDON, & 400 HVC Cartridge 3in Case; lhs barrel with worn engraving MADE EXPRESSLY FOR LYON & LYON CALCUTTA, & 60 Gns Cordite 400 Gns Bullet; barrel flats stamped CORDITE 60 – 400 MAX on both sides; Birmingham BP & Nitro proof marks; bottom lh barrel stamped 450/400; dull coin finish to sides of action & upper furniture with light border scroll & primitive engravings of a tiger & plants to both sides; blacked bottom of action, trigger guard & bottom tang; vg to exc cond pistol grip stock & forend; cheek piece; Deeley & Edge release; blank silver escutcheon; LOP 14½" incl 1" black spacer & period red rubber recoil pad; swivel loops to stock & barrels; weight approx. 10lb 12oz; overall in vgwo & cond. An excellent example of a double rifle from a famous maker. C.1930 #08687 N/L Catalogue A51 Item 209 $18000 – 20000
210 MANNLICHER SCHOENAUER M.1905 FULL STOCKED SPORTING B/A CARBINE: 9 x 57 Cal; 5 shot rotary mag; 18" barrel; exc bore; std sights & fittings; fitted with double set triggers & turned down spoon shaped bolt; breech marked PATENT MANNLICHER SCHOENAUER M-1905; side rail marked OESTERR WAFFENFABR-GES STEYR; sharp profiles, clear address & markings; 90% original blue finish remains with most losses to t/guard tang & nose cap; vg+ pistol grip chequered stock with cheek piece; gwo & exc cond. #2026 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 210 $2900 – 3200
211 MANNLICHER SCHOENAUER M.1903 HALF STOCKED SPORTING RIFLE: 6.5 x 54 Cal; 5 shot rotary mag; 22" barrel; exc bore; std sights & fittings, plus original Kahles Helia-Super scope & mounts; turned down spoon shaped bolt fitted & single trigger; breech marked MADE IN AUSTRIA. PATENT MANNLICHER SCHOENAUER M.1903; side rail OESTERR-WAFFENFABR-GES STEYR; sharp profiles & markings; 90% original blue finish remains, thinning in some areas; exc chequered pistol grip stock with cheek piece & chequered forend; gwo & exc cond. #19197 bolt matches L/R Catalogue A51 Item 211 $3200 – 3400
212 WINCHESTER M.1895 2ND MODEL L/A SPORTING RIFLE: 30/40 Krag; 5 shot box mag; 27" barrel; exc bore;std sights & fittings plus Lymans side mounted receiver peep sight fitted; NICKEL STEEL ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER to lhs of barrel; Winchester address & Patent dates to lhs of receiver; MODEL 1895 WINCHESTER Trade mark to tang; sharp profiles & clear markings; 80% orig blue finish with most losses to receiver & lever; faint case colours to butt; vg+ stock & forend with v. minor bruising; gwo & exc cond. C.1905 #53355 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 212 $1850 – 2200
213 COLT LIGHTNING MEDIUM FRAME PUMP ACTION SPORTING RIFLE: 32 Cal; 26" octagonal barrel; g. bore; with fine pitting between the lands; std sights & fittings; 2 line Hartford address & Cal markings to top barrel flat; Rampant Colt Trade mark to lhs of receiver; sharp profiles & markings; 75% original blue finish remains with most losses to rhs of receiver & butt plate; exc stock & chequered forend; gwo & exc cond. C.1892 #64045 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 213 $1875 – 2700
214 MARLIN 1894 SAFETY MODEL LEVER ACTION RIFLE: 32/40 Cal; 12 shot; 25.5" barrel; exc bore; adj semi-buckhorn rear sight & blade front sight; lhs of barrel stamped MARLIN FIRE-ARMS CO. NEW-HAVEN CT USA & 32-40; MARLIN SAFETY to top of action; blacked finish to barrel & full-length mag; vivid case colour to action, lever, trigger & straps; g to vg cond stock & forend with steel butt plate; exc wo & cond. #97062 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 214 $2200 – 2700
215 MANNLICHER SCHOENAUER B/A HALF STOCKED SPORTING RIFLE: 6.5 x 54 Cal; 5 shot rotary mag; 22" barrel; exc bore; std sights & scope mounts; turned down spoon shaped bolt fitted & single trigger; breech marked MADE IN AUSTRIA. PATENT MANNLICHER SCHOENAUER M.1903; sharp profiles & markings; 95% original blue finish remains; with chequered pistol grip & cheek piece & chequered forend; fine aged crack to lhs of stock at the t/guard; complete with swivels; gwo & vg cond. #24169 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 215 $1600 – 1800
216 FRANCOTTE MARTINI ACTION CADET RIFLE: 297/230 Cal; 27.5" barrel; g bore; 1st model; std sights & fittings; AUGUSTE FRANCOTTE & CO LIEGE on top of barrel; C of A on lhs of action; 70% plum finish to barrel, action, bands & fittings; g profiles; g stock with minor bruising; f to gwo & cond. #69021 N/L Catalogue A51 Item 216 $700 – 800
217 BRNO MOD.2 B/A SPORTING RIFLE: 22 Cal; 5 shot mag; 25" barrel; exc bore; std sights including Nikko Stirling 6x40 scope; blacked finish to barrel, receiver & fittings; vg+ stock; gwo & exc cond. 1982 #311094 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 217 $500 – 600
218 VOERE MOD.2107 B/A SPORTING RIFLE: 22 Cal; 10 shot mag; 21¾" barrel; vg bore; std sights; including Nikko Stirling 6x40 scope; blacked finish to barrel, receiver & fittings; exc stock; rifle is almost as new; gwo & fine cond. #849576 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 218 $400 – 500
219 PEDISOLI ROLLING BLOCK RIFLE: 45-70 Cal; 28" round barrel; exc bore; fitted with globe front sight & tang Vernier peep sight; g. profiles; blacked finish to barrel; action in the white; brass t/guard; vg stock; gwo & vg cond. #R01942 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 219 $1200 – 1400
220 TIKKA MODEL 55 B/A TARGET RIFLE: 22-250 Cal; 5 shot mag; 24½" barrel; exc bore; no sights fitted; scope mounts fitted; no scope; blacked finish to barrel, receiver & t/guard; vg target stock; gwo & exc cond.# 550-1808344 LR Catalogue A51 Item 220 $1200 – 1400
221 UNIQUE WINCHESTER 94 AUSTRALIAN COMMEMORATIVE L/A RIFLE: 30-30 Cal; 6 shot; 20" rnd barrel; fine bore; std sights & fittings; blue finish to barrel, mag tube & lever; rhs of action scroll engraved, obverse side engraved SOUTH AUSTRALIA TEXAS OVERLANDERS within an oval with scrolls to each side & dated 1836-1986; matt grey to receiver; exc stock with chequered wrist & forend; gwo & mint unfired cond. Engraved by Master engraver Jeff Brown of Melbourne to commemorate the Sesquicentenary of both South Australia & Texas. With a copy of June 1986 Australian Shooters Journal featuring this firearm & story, the book Saltbush & Sagebrush, detailing the epic overland journeys in both States & a leather scabbard with the same embossing by Graeme Clark of Adelaide. A unique offering. #5249995 N/L Catalogue A51 Item 221
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$1500 – 2000
222 WINCHESTER, ANTLERED GAME COMMEMORATIVE MODEL ’94 L/A CARBINE: 30-30 WIN; 6 rnd full mag; 20" round barrel; blue barrel, butt plate & tube, with gold finish to receiver, bands & lever, antlered scene to both side of receiver, minute rest rub marks to band & receiver otherwise NIB. #AG11788 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 222 $1200 – 1400
223 WINCHESTER, CANADIAN PACIFIC CENTENNIAL, COMMEMORATIVE MODEL ’94 L/A RIFLE: 32 Win SPL; 6 shot ¾ mag; 24" round barrel; blue finish to barrel, mag tube & butt plate; nickel finish to receiver with CANADIAN PACIFIC logo engraved to one side, images of locomotive & carriages to obverse side; with some papers; almost as NIB. #CP1376 N/L Catalogue A51 Item 223 $1000 – 1200
224 WINCHESTER, LITTLE BIG HORN, CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE MODEL ’94 S/R L/A CARBINE: 44-40 Cal; 6 shot mag; 20" round barrel; blued finish to barrel, mag tube & lever; gold finish to bands, receiver & butt plate; 7th Cavalry marking to butt; with some papers; as NIB. #LBH0171 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 224 $1200 – 1400
225 WINCHESTER, LEGENDARY FRONTIERSMAN, COMMEMORATIVE MODEL ’94 L/A RILFE: 38-55 Cal; 6 round full mag; 24" round barrel; blued barrel, lever, butt plate & mag tube; nickel finish to receiver with engraved images of frontiersman; with some papers; as NIB. #LF16851 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 225 $1200 – 1400
226 WINCHESTER, LEGENDARY LAWMAN, COMMEMORATIVE MODEL ’94 S/R L/A TRAPPER CARBINE: 30-30 Win Cal; 6 shot; 16" round barrel; blue finish to barrel, mag tube, lever & butt plate; nickel finish to receiver; Lawman on horseback engraving to each side if receiver; exc stock with rusting to edge of butt plate, otherwise as NIB with papers. #LL17005 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 226 $1000 – 1200
227 WINCHESTER, ’76 BI-CENTENNIAL, COMMEMORATIVE MODEL ’94 S/R L/A CARBINE: 30-30 Cal; 6 shot mag; 20" round barrel; blur to barrel, mag tube, bands, lever & butt plate; Bicentennial 1776 To 1976 engraved to barrel; stainless steel frame with American Eagle & 76 within a circle of stars; exc stock with chequered wrist & forend; with papers; as NIB. #USA08635 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 227 $1000 – 1200
228 WINCHESTER, CHIEF CRAZY HORSE, COMMEMORATIVE MODEL ’94 L/A RIFLE: 38-55 Cal; 6 shot; 24" round barrel; blue barrel, mag tube, lever & butt plate; vivid case colours to receiver; with Chief Crazy Horse & Buffalo hunt scene to sides of receiver, with papers; NIB #CCH4905 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 228 $1000 – 1200
229 WINCHESTER, JOHN WAYNE, COMMEMORATIVE MODEL ’94 S/R L/A CARBINE: 32-40 Cal; 6 shot mag; 18" round barrel; enlarged lever; blue barrel, mag tube & butt plate; stage coach to one side & cattle drive engraving to nickel receiver; exc stock with chequered wrist & forend; medallion to butt; as NIB #JW31548 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 229 $1200 – 1400
230 WINCHESTER, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, COMMEMORATIVE MODEL ’94 L/A CARBINE: 22 S-L-L-R R/F Cal; 15 shot mag; 20" round barrel; blue finish to barrel & mag tube; matt grey stainless steel finish to receiver, lever, barrel bands & butt plate; rhs of receiver engraved with boy scouts cooking & camping centred by the Boy scouts salute, obverse side scouts canoeing, hiking & centred by a scout; Boy Scouts of America engraved to barrel; exc stock with chequered wrist & forend, Boy Scouts medallion to butt; with papers; as NIB #BSA12183 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 230 $1200 – 1400
232 WINCHESTER, ANNIE OAKLEY, COMMEMORATIVE MODEL ’94 L/A RIFLE: .22 Cal; 15 shot mag; 20" round barrel; blue finish to barrel & mag tube; gold finish to bands, lever & receiver; receiver engraved with bust of Annie Oakley & inscribed Annie Oakley, obverse side Annie Oakley on horseback shooting; deluxe wood with storage bruising to high points otherwise as new in cardboard box. #AOK3376 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 232 $1200 – 1400
235 CASED WINCHESTER, MATCHED PAIR, COMMEMORATIVE MODEL ’94 L/A RIFLES: 30-30 WIN Cal; 8 shot mag; 24" barrel; full blued finish to barrel, mag tube & butt plate; gold finish to receiver, lever & nose cap; with bears & antlered game engraved to receiver; with deluxe wood, chequered wrist & forend. .22 Magnum; 11 shot; 20" barrel; gold finish to receiver & lever; engraved with squirrels & foliage & hare & hounds to reverse side of receiver; deluxe wood with chequered wrist & forend; bleeding from wood to metal under side of receiver to wood o/w almost as NIB; no papers. In a fitted mahogany case, lined in red velvet. Matched set #549 of 1000. #MC549 & MR549 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 235 $3000 – 4000
236 BRITISH 1908 PATT CAVALRY SWORD: g. 35" straight blade by Mole,á inspection stamps, dated 1914 & with a couple of light stains; light brown patina finish to bowl guard; g., original grips with light wear; complete with steel scabbard marked 2 over CLY over 356; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 236 $500 – 700
237 BRITISH 1822 PATT INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD: g. 32¼" slightly curved blade etched with VR ROYAL CYPHER & acanthus leaf decoration; no visible maker to ricasso; 3 bar hilt with a brown finish; g. fish skin grips; complete w/s; g cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 237 $500-600
238 BRITISH 1897 PATT INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD: 32" straight blade, frosted panels etched with clear acanthus leaves, engraved LT.H.J.H.GOODALL 25-1-79; obverse side, acanthus leaves, ricasso marked GERMANY; pierced sheet steel guard fitted with black leather sword knot; black simulated fish skin grips, brass wire bound; complete with black leather scabbard; all as new cond. C.1979 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 238 $600 – 700
239 BRITISH 1796 PATTERN CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD: g. 33" curved, broad blade with areas of v. light staining & THOs CRAVEN to the back edge; inspection stamp & crown over II to ricasso; g. hilt with stirrup knuckle bow; black leather grips; compete with vg correct steel scabbard; vg cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 239 $900 – 1300
240 BRITISH 1822 PATT VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SWORD: exc 32½" slightly curved blade etched with cannon & flaming bomb motif & acanthus leaves, obverse side has thunderbolt, lightning & winged motif of The Artillery Regiments; 95% orig polish remains to blade; WARRANTED within a banner to ricasso; vg 3 bar hilt with silver grey finish; exc fish skin grips bound with copper wire binding; with a g steel scabbard; complete with a vg leather sword bag; vg cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 240 $800 – 900
241 BRITISH 1822 PATT ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SWORD: vg 32" slightly curved blade by GRINDLAY & CO PARLIAMENT ST LONDON, etched with VR ROYAL CYPHER, cannon, artillery motto & decorated with acanthus leaves, obverse side has thunderbolt, lightning & winged motif of the Artillery Regiments; blade retaining 95% original polish; vg 3 bar hilt with a polished finish; vg fish skin grips bound with copper wire; complete with steel scabbard & leather sword bag; vg cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 241 $800 – 900
242 BRITISH 1912 PATT CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD: 35" straight blade with some light stains, frosted panels etched with acanthus leaves, British Coat of Arms & ROYAL CYPHER GRV to each side; ricasso marked HENRY WILKINSON PALL MALL LONDON; edge stamped á& LONDON MADE; honeysuckle sheet steel guard fitted with black fish skin grips, wire Binding absent, some spalling inside guard & faint I over 68 stamp; complete with steel scabbard; o/a g cond L/R Catalogue A51 Item 242 $850 – 950
243 BRITISH 1822 PATT ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SWORD: f. 34" slightly curved, etched blade by JONES CHALK & DAWSON LONDON, GRV, ROYAL CYPHER & acanthus leaves, obverse side has ROYAL ARTILLERY, thunderbolt lightning & cannon decoration; #15260 to back edge; grey finish & light wear to etching; g. 3 bar hilt with 30% nickel finish; f to g fish skin grips bound with copper binding; n/s; f to g cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 243 $300

400
244 EUROPEAN, POSSIBLY FRENCH, SMALL SWORD: g. 31½" triangle section blade with small areas of light staining; gilt brass kidney shaped guard; concaved square section grip with bead edging; ensuite urn shaped pommel & knuckle guard; vg cond. C.1820. A most attractive sword. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 244 $600 – 800
245 ENGLISH, SILVER MOUNTED HANGER: g. 25½" curved blade, single fullers, groove to back edge & areas of lt staining; Hallmarked silver slotted hilt; decorative silver wire binding to grip; ribbed dome shape pommel; n/s; g cond. C.1800 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 245 $900 – 1100
246 AUSTRALIAN N.S.W. ISSUE 1845/1854 PATT INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD: vg 32½" straight single fullered blade by MOLE; inspection stamps to ricasso; traces of gilt finish to brass guard inset with VR ROYAL CYPHER & marked N.S.W. 172; g. orig fish skin grips bound with copper binding; complete with N.S.W. marked g. steel scabbard; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 246 $600 – 800
247 BRITISH LAND TRANSPORT CORPS PRIVATE SWORD: g. 22½" straight blade with Knight’s head & inspection stamps to ricasso; brass Gladius style open hilt; n/s; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 247 $300 – 400
248 GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY OFFICER’S DRESS SWORD: 27¾"slightly curved, etched blade with single fullers, decorated with trophies, flags & floral panels, obverse side has crossed swords & shield & floral panels; PAUL WEYERBERG & CO to ricasso; 95% gilt finish remains to brass stirrup hilt with flighted eagle & swastika to languet; black celluloid grips with brass binding; complete with sword knot & vg steel scabbard; vg+ cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 248 $800 – 900
249 IMPERIAL GERMAN INFANTRY OFFICER’S DRESS SWORD: vg 33" plain blade with single fullers; Knight’s head motif to ricasso; gilt brass stirrup guard & hilt decorated with acorns & foliage; exc black celluloid grips with woven brass binding; complete with g. & correct steel scabbard; vg cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 249 $600 – 700
250 IMPERIAL GERMAN ARTILLERY OFFICER’S DRESS SWORD: vg 31½" etched, slightly curved blade with single fullers, decorated with foliage, crossed swords, picklehaube, mounted Troopers with field piece & limber, obverse side has bust of a Trooper’s horse, Trooper at the gallop with raised sword & inscribed;. REIT. BATTERIE ARTT. REGT 6.; 25% plating remains to steel stirrup guard & hilt; g. black celluloid grips with brass wire binding, a bit loose; complete with correct steel scabbard; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 250 $600 – 700
251 AUSTRALIAN N.S.W. G. ISSUE MODEL 1899 CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD: vg 33½" slightly curved blade by WILKINSON with single fullers; inspection stamps & issue date 1901 to ricasso; sheet steel bowl guard; vg knurled leather grips secured by 3 rivets; complete with correct steel scabbard marked N.S.W. G. C.1280; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 251 $450 – 600
252 BRITISH 1912 PATT CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD: 30½" straight blade, frosted panels etched with acanthus leaves, British Coat of Arms & ROYAL CYPHER ERII to each side; ricasso marked WKC SOLINGEN GERMANY; honeysuckle sheet steel guard fitted with plain buff leather sword knot; unbound black fish skin grips; complete with steel scabbard; all as new cond L/R Catalogue A51 Item 252 $800 – 900
253 AUSTRALIAN ISSUE 1897 PATT INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD: chrome plated 32½" straight blade by ROB. MOLE BIRMINGHAM etched with GR V ROYAL CYPHER & acanthus leaf decoration, obverse has ROYAL CYPHER & Coat of Arms; g. plated steel hilt inset with GR V ROYAL CYPHER; vg fish skin grips with silver wire binding; complete with p. leather scabbard; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 253 $350 – 450
254 BRITISH ROYAL ARTILLERY 1822 PATT OFFICER’S SWORD: g. 34" slightly curved blade by HENRY WILKINSON; etched with Royal Artillery motif & acanthus leaf decoration, obverse side has Prince of Wales feathers & BY APPOINTMENT, #19784 to back edge; plated 3 bar guard & hilt; well used, f to g fish skin grips with copper binding; complete with sword knot; n/s; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 254 $300 – 400
255 BRITISH 1821 PATT CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD: cleaned 35¼" slightly curved blade by WOOLLEY & SARGANT; small crown to ricasso; heavy 3 bar hilt with languets to back piece; blacked wooden grips with large chip missing at the pommel; n/s; f to g cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 255 $500 – 600
256 BRITISH 1897 PATT INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD: 32" straight blade with single fullers, etched with acanthus leaves E.R. VII ROYAL CYPHER to both sides & having light wear to etching; no visible maker; sheet steel guard inset with ER VII & ROYAL CYPHER; g. fish skin grips with woven copper binding; complete with steel scabbard; f to g cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 256 $450 – 600
257 BRITISH 1897 PATT INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD: 32¼" straight blade with single fullers, etched with G.R.V. ROYAL CYPHER & acanthus leaves, obverse side has ROYAL CYPHER & Coat of Arms; HAWKSWORTH SHEFFIELD to ricasso; grey finish to sheet steel guard inset with GRV & ROYAL CYPHER; replaced blacked grips with woven wire binding; complete with f. cond leather field scabbard; f to g cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 257 $400 – 450
258 BRITISH 1895 PATT INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD: exc 32½" straight blade, frosted panels etched with clear acanthus leaves, reversed VR, ROYAL CYPHER; SAMUEL BROS LIMITED OUTFITTERS LONDON; to ricasso; obverse side acanthus leaves & reversed VR ROYAL CYPHER; pierced sheet steel guard with ROYAL CYPHER & VR; blk fish skin grips, silver wire bound; sml areas of absent plating to pommel; with steel scabbard; vg to exc cond. C.1900 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 258 $600 – 700
259 AUSTRALIAN N.S.W. G. ISSUE 1882/1885 CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD: vg 34.5" blade with single fullers; inspection stamps & 7/99 date to ricasso; sheet steel guard with Maltese cross; vg knurled leather grips; complete with correct steel scabbard marked N.S.W. G. C.1076; vg cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 259 $500 – 600
260 BRITISH 1897 PATT INDIAN ISSUE INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD: vg 32¼" straight blade with single fullers & retaining 80% original polish, etched with ROYAL CYPHER GRI & acanthus leaves, obverse side ensuite plus ROYAL CYPHER & Coat of Arms; PROVED BLADE BY W. SCULLY MONTREAL to ricasso; g. steel bowl guard inset with ROYAL CYPHER & GRI; g. fish skin grips with woven copper binding; complete with f to g steel scabbard; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 260 $500 – 600
261 BRITISH 1822 PATT ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SWORD: 34½" blade by HENRY WILKINSON, etched with acanthus leaves & Artillery Thunderbolt Lightning motif, obverse side has ROYAL CYPHER cannon & Coat of Arms; #46104 back edge; steel 3 bar hilt with a grey finish; vg fish skin grips with woven wire binding; complete with f. cond. leather field scabbard; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 261 $400 – 500
262 BRITISH 1896 PATT MOUNTAIN ARTILLERY SWORD: g. 30" broad, curved blade with light staining; inspection stamp & WILKINSON LONDON to ricasso; brass knuckle guard & ribbed cast iron grip; n/s; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 262 $400 – 600
263 EUROPEAN SWORD, POSSIBLY FRENCH: 39¼" triangle section blade with areas of dark staining; no visible maker; heavy brass guard; ribbed grip with leather wrap; urn shaped pommel; n/s g. cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 263 $500 – 600
264 BRITISH 1827 PATT RIFLE REGT OFFICER’S SWORD: g. 32½" straight single fullered blade etched with acanthus leaves, VR ROYAL CYPHER by HOBSON & SONS LONDON, obverse side acanthus leaves with 3 banners inscribed CIVIL. SERVICE. RIFLE. VOLTS.; plated hilt inset with strung bugle & ROYAL CYPHER, thinning in some areas; g. fish skin grips bound with silver wire; complete with vg leather field scabbard missing mouth piece; o/w vg cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 264 $500 – 600
265 SCOTTISH 1828 PATTERN HIGHLAND INFANTRY OFFIECER’S BROADSWORD: 32”straight blade with a small area of fine pitting to the middle of the blade, twin fullers & etched thistles & canthus leaves, ROYAL CYPHER & VR; T proof mark to ricasso; basket of traditional form with silver grey finish, lined in a maroon leather & with orange tassels; g. grips bound with woven copper wire; complete with vg plated scabbard; g. cond. Late 19th C. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 265 $1200 – 1400
266 SCOTTISH 1828 PATTERN CURRENT ISSUE ERII HIGHLAND INFANTRY OFFICER’S BROADSWORD: vg 32¼” straight blade etched with thistles; WILKINSON to ricasso;vg plated basket hilt lined in red buff leather with blue edging & maroon tassels; vg grips bound in woven silver wire; completed with vg plated scabbard; vg cond L/R Catalogue A51 Item 266 $900 – 1200
267 FINE SILVER MOUNTED PRESENTATION 1827 PATT RIFLE OFFICER’S SWORD: exc 32" slightly curved blade, etched & 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; elaborate hallmarked solid silver back piece; mellow ivory grips with woven silver wire binding with a couple of loose strands; complete with steel scabbard with engraved silver mounts. A great piece for the discerning collector. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 267 $5000 – 6000
268 SCARCE SWEDISH NAVAL CUTLASS: 26½" broad blade with heavy rust to the point & various small areas of rust; steel cross piece; long wooden grip secured by 3 steel studs with a flanged brass pommel; complete with brass mounted black leather scabbard; would grade up; f to g cond. C.1800 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 268 $400 – 600
269 AUSTRIAN PIONEER HANGER: heavy 18" x 2" wide blade with small areas of rust & corrosion at the point; heavy steel cross piece; plain wooden grip secured by 3 steel rivets; complete with steel mounted black leather scabbard; f to g cond. Would grade up. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 269 $300 – 400
270 LOT X 2: JAPANESE WWII ARMY OFFICER’S (shinguntô):g. 26¼" blade with v. minor marks; std copper habaki & brass tsuba; military hilt of traditional form with menuki & same covering; complete with metal Army scabbard; g. cond. Comes with JAPANESE NAVAL DIRK: brass mounts; n/s. With plaque detailing the Australian Serviceman who brought the war souvenirs home from New Guinea. Comes with wooden & glazed display case. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 270 $800 – 1000
271 JAPANESE ARMY OFFICER’S (shinguntô):27" blade with staining & faint hamon line; cat scratches to silver habaki; square iron tsuba with wavered lines; brown leather covering to hilt; leather field outer scabbard over early green lacquered wooden scabbard; f t g cond. Sword would grade up & comes with surrender tag. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 271 $1200 – 1400
272 JAPANESE SWORD (wakizashi): 38.6 cm blade in naginata shape, undulating temper line, minor forging flaws; tang 11.8 cm clean good condition tang, 2 holes, inscribed TAIRA NOBUHIRO (平信廣) (unrecorded maker); good Japanese plain wood scabbard & handle; with blue bag. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 272 $2500 – 3000
273 JAPANESE SWORD (long wakizashi): 59.0 cm p. quality blade in “clean up” polish, obvious forging flaws, edge notch broken, replacement habaki; 15.6cm old tang, 1 hole, 2-character signature YUKIMITSU (吉光); plain wood scabbard & handle; most likely an old Kaga province kazuuchimono (mass-produced “bundle” sword) ca 16th C.; with purple bag. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 273 $1800 – 2500
274 JAPANESE SWORD (wakizashi): 53.8 cm beefy blade, possibly late Kotô; with narrowed back shape (unokubi tsukuri), clean polish & cond, forging flaws evident, straight, slightly undulating temper line with “shadow” (utsuri) activity; 13.5 cm; unsigned tang, g. cond with 1 hole; nice Japanese plain wood scabbard & handle. With red bag. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 274 $2600 – 3000
275 JAPANESE SWORD (wakizashi): 51.1 cm clean blade (v. slight bend), straight temper line, single wide groove both sides, v. minor spots & forging flaws; 12.3 cm tang inscribed BISHÛ OSAFUNE YOSHIMITSU(備州長船吉光) with an unreadable date inscription (rust), probably a 16th century kuzuuchimono (mass-produced “bundle” sword); old Japanese plain wood scabbard & handle with brush written script; with purple bag. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 275 $2500 – 3000
276 JAPANESE WWII ALL METAL N.C.O. (shinguntô):27½" blade with groove to back edge & lt staining; std brass habaki & tsuba; brown patina to aluminium hilt with sword knot; complete with matching steel scabbard; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 276 $450 – 600
277 WW2 JAPANESE NAVY SWORD (kaiguntô): 60.0cm old Edo period blade heavily buffed, temper line clear; unsigned 14.0cm tang, nice patina; leather covered scabbard over black lacquered small pattern rayskin; o/a g. clean example. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 277 $1200 – 1500
278 JAPANESE SWORD in plain wood scabbard (katana): 66.8cm solid, g. cond., blade with a vg & clear, tight, undulating temper line with lovely ashi (“leg”) activity, 1 noticeable forging flaw & v. small blister; 19.8cm tang with some rust & deeply inscribed ISHIDÔ KOREKAZU SEITAN (KAO) (石堂是一精鍛 kao); g. re-purposed Japanese plain wood scabbard & handle; with dark blue bag; o/a vg cond. This sword is made in the Shôwa period (ca 1926 – 1945) & may be a work of Ishidô Teruhide in “homage” to his famous 19th C. ancestor. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 278 $2000 – 2500
279 JAPANESE SWORD (wakizashi): 48.5cm, Edo period blade with “clean up” polish, undulating temper line with "high peaks", forging grain just visible, 4 small clash marks on back; 15.4cm tang inscribed MUNEMITSU (宗光); old, plain iron guard (replacement, poor); intact old handle & fittings (binding fraying); old black lacquered scabbard (damage, minor repairs, kozuka missing); o/a f. cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 279 $800 – 1100
280 JAPANESE SWORD (wakizashi): 43.8cm clean, stout blade with long point & active, clearly visible, irregular temper line (fades towards edge notch), “clean up” polish obscures further detail; unsigned 12.2cm tang, gently cleaned; handle complete (blue binding frayed); antique, iron guard with moon, clouds, trees (poor cond.); the whole being an en suite handachi koshirae (mounting)ca 1850; old lacquered scabbard (damage, kozuka missing); o/a g. cond. Accompanied with a formal “paper”(Japanese judging Committee at 2009 Sydney Shinsa) certifying that in their opinion the blade is a genuine work of the sword smith INABA TOSHITSUNA (因幡寿綱) working ca 1848; also ziplock plastic bag. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 280 $1500 – 2000
281 JAPANESE SWORD (wakizashi): 44.8cm shortened, narrow blade with thin, straight temper line fading out at edge notch, “clean up” polish obscures further detail; 12.8cm unsigned tang with nice chocolate patina, 3 holes; old handle, binding complete, nice iron fuchi kashira; unsigned iron guard engraved with dragon in turbulent waves (loose); “stone finish” black lacquered scabbard (damage, kozuka missing); o/a g. cond. Accompanied with a formal “paper”(Japanese judging Committee at 2009 Sydney Shinsa) certifying that in their opinion the blade is a genuine work of the sword smith SHIMADA SUKEMUNE (島田助宗) working ca 1775; along with ziplock plastic bag with working sheet. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 281 $800 – 1200
282 WW2 JAPANESE ARMY SWORD (shinguntô): 65.7cm clean blade, scuffed, stained & “cleaned up”, “3 cedars” temper line visible, edge notch broken; 21.6cm g. tang, nice colour & inscribed FUKUMOTO KANEMUNE (福本兼宗), dated 1942; o/a f. cond. Accompanied by a note titled CAPTURED MATERIAL “AUTHORITY FOR POSSESSION” named to LIEUT. J.N. MOTTRAM dated 20.5.46 & signed by BRIG. COMD., amongst other information; also comes with ziplock plastic bag with pale blue sword bag, WW2 note & CD with s of Col. J.N. Garfit-Mottram. Col. J.N. Garfit-Mottram was Director, Australian Army Catering Corps 1975-1983 & Honorary Col. Comdt 1987-1995 L/R Catalogue A51 Item 282 $1000 – 1500
283 WW2 JAPANESE ARMY SWORD (shinguntô): 64.7cm arsenal blade, scuffed, stained, temper line just visible, edge notch broken; 21.8cm g. tang with SEKI stamp (関) inscribed KANE ? (兼 ?), dated 1942; g. handle, black binding intact, leather retaining strap; v. unusual 8mm thick iron guard in style of usual brass guard; g. leather covered wood scabbard; o/a g. cond L/R. Catalogue A51 Item 283 $600 – 900
284 WW2 JAPANESE ARMY SWORD (shinguntô): 61.0cm blade, details obscured by scuffing & rust, edge notch broken; 19.8cm clean tang with SEKI stamp (関) & scratchy inscription INOUE SUKE (?) (井上祐?); standard scabbard, guard & handle (broken retainer catch, stingray skin painted white!); o/a f. cond. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 284 $350 – 550
285 WW2 JAPANESE ARMY SWORD (shinguntô): 59.2cm clean blade with clear temper line, slight scuffing, minor rust spots, lt staining, v. small chip at point; 14.5cm; short, rusty tang, unsigned; green (repainted?) steel scabbard with dents & slight bend; handle slightly loose, binding intact, family crest to top handle fitting; o/a clean example L/R Catalogue A51 Item 285 $800 – 1200
286 JAPANESE ARMY OFFICER’S (shinguntô): 27" blade with minor scratches & clear hamon line; plain copper habaki; std military brass tsuba; stained cotton binding, same to hilt & menuki; complete with leather outer cover field scabbard; o/a g. L/R Catalogue A51 Item 286 $800 – 900