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ENGLISH BRASS BARRELED PERCUSSION BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL.
A large English percussion blunderbuss brass barreled pistol measuring almost 10 inches long. The long impressive brass blunderbuss barrel is in excellent condition, the frame is maker marked, William Parker London. The steel percussion cock is in good working order and it is fitted with a sliding safety catch. Fine quality chequered butt with attractive carved decoration. A very attractive pistol dating to about 1840 and in good working order. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 34115Price: 750.00 GBP


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WW1 SCOTTISH MILITARY CROSS BRAVERY GROUP OF FOUR MEDALS TO CAPTAIN LYLE OF THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS.
This superb set comprises the WW1 issue military cross which is un-named as issued as most are, 1914/15 star, war medal and victory medal with mentioned in dispatches oak leaf mounted on the ribbon, the star is named to 2nd Lieutant P.Y.Lyle and the last two medal are named to Captain P.Y.Lyle.The medals are complete with the original ribbons and are mounted for display, there is an old card label on the reverse side of the ribbons giving details of the original owner.Complete with a large quantity of research concerning Captain Lyle. Captain Peter Young Lyle was a student at Glasgow university when war broke out in 1914 and he immediately volunteered for military service and as he was already a member of the university Officer Training Corps he was immediately eligible for a commission, on the 12th of August he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion of the famous Scottish Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment and soon after he was promoted to Lieutenant. After training Lieutenant Lyle arrived in France on the 23rd of November 1914 to join the Regiments 2nd Battalion. He served in France and Flanders until the 10th of November 1915 and being mentioned in Fieldmashall Frenches Dispatches on the 15th of October 1915 for Gallantry and distinguished service in the field and soon after he was returned to England wounded. On the 20th of February 1916 he was promoted to Captain. On the 19th of March he returned to his Regiment in France serving with the 10th Battalion. He was awarded the military cross on the 1st of January 1918. He survived the war and was still a serving officer in 1920. As mentioned previously there is a large research file which comes with these medal. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 34104Price: 1550.00 GBP


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UNUSUAL SMALL SIZE DAGGER.
I am not exactly sure what country this dagger originates from as i have never seen one before but it has a number of features that are reminiscent of Yugoslavian daggers of WW2 so there is a very good chance that this is where it originates from. The dagger measures about 25cm long and so is about the same size as the German Hitler youth knife so possibly this is some type of youth knife. Brass crown pommel, the black celluloid grip is in perfect condition. Near mint plain blade. The scabbard is completely decorated with oakleaves. Complete with leather frog type hanger. If you can identify this dagger I would be very interested to hear from you. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 34098Price: 150.00 GBP


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BRITISH ARMY ARTILLERY OFFICERS SWORD.
This example dates from the Edwardian period 1901 - 1910 and would have almost certainly been carried during WW1. Silver basket hilt shows light wear to the silver plated finish, the hilt features the Royal cypher for King Edward the 7th. The blade is double etched with long foliage panels with Regimental title for the Royal Artillery and with makers name, S.J.Pillin, 31 Richards St, London and with proof mark and owners issue number, the blade shows some faint age spotting but it could be cleaned. Brown leather service scabbard is in fine condition.Complete with original leather portepee knot. A very nice un-touched army officers sword. [Condition: Exc++]

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BRITISH WW1 ARTILLERY OFFICERS GILT CAP BADGE.
A very good quality example with excellent detail to the field gun and a separately mounted wheel, the badge still retains about 85% of the original gilt finish.The reverse side features three pins for attachment to the officers hat. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 34089Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW1 BRITISH MILITARY CROSS GALLANTRY SET OF MEDALS.
This superb set of three WW1 medal including the rare MC were awarded to, Captain D.A.Mackenzi of the Royal Field Artillery. Captain Donald Alexander Mackenzie was educated at Manchester University where he received a master of arts degree in 1907.He joined the Inns Court Officers Training Corps in 1915, in June 1916 he was posted to the Royal Field Artillery School on the 23.6.1916 and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery on the 2.10.16. Soon after he was posted to France serving with the 317th RFA Brigade and was promoted to Lieutenant on the 3rd of April 1918 and was then appointed acting Captain on the 23.8.1918.The London Gazette of the 2nd of December 1918 announced his award for Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.When the limbers and teams of the battery were heavily shelled he prevented more casualties by the prompt and courageous assistance that he rendered. Later when an enemy plane bombed an ammunition dump he extinguished the fire with the enemy plane still overhead. His home address is listed as Hawkley Hall, Worsley Mesnes, Wigan in Lancashire. All three medals are parade mounted, the MC is un-named as issued and the pair are named to Captain Mackenzie. Complete with some research. [Condition: Mint]

Code: 34086Price: 1200.00 GBP


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WW1 BRITISH PRESENTATION POLICE TRUNCHEON WITH WITH DECORATION.
A fine quality WW1 period wooden police truncheon with owners name. Decorated in full colour with city coat of arms, kings crown and inscription, MANCHESTER SPECIAL CONSTABLE, GEORGE M GUEST, 1914 / 1919. During WW1 many middle age or elderly men served as special constables to fill the gaps in the police force as the younger police officers were sent to the front. This is a really nice quality example in fine condition and being named it should be fairly easy to research the original owners history.[Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 34057Price: 295.00 GBP


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EARLY 20TH CENTURY BRITISH POLICE CONSTABLES TRUNCHEON
A fine quality wooden English police constable's truncheon with gilt inscription, BERKS SPECIAL CONSTABLE. A very nice presentation example from the county of Berkshire and dating from the WW1 period. [Condition: Near Mint]

Code: 34058Price: 190.00 GBP


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1920'S GURKHA'S KUKRI KNIFE, UNUSUAL VERY LARGE SIZE.
This unusual huge example has a blade which measures a staggering 23 inches long or just under 60cm, it has some simple decoration in the normal style for these and also some age/ rust marks but this could be easily cleaned. Black carved wooden grip with lions head pommel. Complete with leather scabbard with silver metal tip, when sheaved the Kukri measures about 30 inches or 76cm, i have had swords in the past which were shorter than this massive dagger. This is the largest example i have seen and dates to the 1920's.The last photograph is for a size comparison.[Condition: Exc++]

Code: 34059Price: 150.00 GBP


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SCOTISH BASKET HILT BROAD SWORD OF THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS BY KIRKWOOD OF EDINBURGH.
A very good Victorian Scottish officers highlanders sword.Large steel basket hilt with fish skin grip complete with red liner and red decorative threaded tassels.The long fullered blade is in fine condition and it is by Kirkwood of Edinburgh with issue number 99008, the blade is double etched with floral designs, royal crown and battle honors from 1800 until 1888 such as, Carnatic, Hinderstan, Maidra,Java, S.Africa 1835, Persia, Lucnow, India, Kabul 1879, Afghanistan 1879, Egypt 1888 and with the Regimental title for the Seaforth Highlanders / Rossshire buffs / The Duke of Albanys and also etched with the Regimental badge being a large elephant. Complete with leather scabbard with metal lower mount and leather sword hanger. [Condition: Exc++]

Code: 34039Price: 1295.00 GBP

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