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A Superb 19th Century Britannia Metal and Brass Mounted Pistol Flask

A Superb 19th Century Britannia Metal and Brass Mounted Pistol Flask

A lovely flask, perfect for a set of cased pistols or a cased revolver etc. lacking a good flask. Excellent condition, with very good original gold lacquer finish to the brass. 4 inches long 2 inches across. Very small dent at the bottom on one side about 10mm x 5mm  read more

Code: 16458

295.00 GBP

Armouryantiques and militaria

Armouryantiques and militaria

The best militaria shop in the UK A Superb Case Hardened Steel Gun Lock Of a Greene Carbine 1856 Scarce British-Type Greene Carbine by Massachusetts Arms Company
Case-hardened swivel breech action with Maynard tape primer system. Lock marked: Queen's crown /VR/Mass.Arms Co./U.S.A./1856.

James Durell Greene was a prolific firearms inventor and determined to make his mark This carbine lock was manufactured by the Massachusetts Arms Company and exported to Great Britain after being inspected and stamped with the Queen's Crown by British inspectors in the USA. These were used by the British Cavalry in the Crimean War but re-exported to the USA after the Crimea War. These fine guns were deemed to be very accurate but the paper and linen cartridges of the time were criticised as being prone to swell in the damp and consequently the carbine did not find favour with the British Government. The carbine features an unusual "floating thimble" to obdurate the breech and an internal "pricker" that punctured the cartridge. It also featured Maynard Tape priming which was in the forefront of priming technology at the time and the mechanism for this is in perfect condition. The quality of workmanship is exceptional and it actions as crisply today as it did when it was made 158 years ago.
An exceptional item in outstanding condition. Only 2000 were manufactured and a complete carbine would be around ?3,000.  read more

Code: 16207

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A Victorian, 1860's Queens Westminster Volunteers Silver Buckle

A Victorian, 1860's Queens Westminster Volunteers Silver Buckle

A super silver buckle, with excellent detail and quality. 6cm  read more

Code: 16044

120.00 GBP

A Victorian British Connaught Rangers Officer's Helmet Tin

A Victorian British Connaught Rangers Officer's Helmet Tin

the case which is emblazoned with the makers name Hawkes and a brass plaque with the officer's name and regiment engraved, Addis Delacombe Esq Connaught Rangers. The 1st Battalion deployed to South Africa as part of 5th (Irish) Brigade which was commanded by Major-General Fitzroy Hart. The Rangers took part in numerous engagements during the Boer War.

The regiment took part in the Battle of Colenso on 15 December, part of the attempt to relieve the town of Ladysmith, besieged by Boer forces. The Rangers and the rest of the 5th (Hart's) Brigade, who were on the left flank, had been forced to perform over 20 minutes of drill before the advance. The Brigade suffered heavily during their participation in the battle, the Boers inflicting heavy casualties. The advance was met with a fire from three sides that forced them to withdraw. The battle ended in defeat for the British. That battle and two previous defeats at Magersfontein and Stormberg became known as 'Black Week'.

The Rangers fought at Spion Kop and the Tugela Heights during further attempts by General Sir Redvers Buller to relieve the besieged town of Ladysmith. In late February the siege of Ladysmith finally came to an end after it was relieved by British forces. The regiment was awarded the battle honour Relief of Ladysmith in addition to South Africa 1899?1902.

The 5th Brigade subsequently deployed to Kimberley and took part in further operations against the Boer guerillas.

The Rangers finally departed South Africa for Ireland after the Boer War ended in 1902, and were also awarded the theatre honour.

In 1908 the 1st Battalion arrived in India while the 2nd Battalion returned home to Ireland. The 1st and 2nd battalions of the regiment were given new Colours by HM King George V in 1911. The 2nd Battalion had left Ireland and was in England when the "war to end all wars", the First World War, began in August 1914. This tin is in untouched condition and could be much improved with simple cleaning but we have left 'as is' for those that prefer it as such.  read more

Code: 14693

200.00 GBP

Historical Medal For the Marriage of the Duke of York & Princess Mary 1893

Historical Medal For the Marriage of the Duke of York & Princess Mary 1893

Married At Chapel Royal St James's Palace 6 July 1893. Reverse with Duke and Duchess standing before Brittania Made by Spink and Sons London. Silvered on metal. 51mm.  read more

Code: 13809

85.00 GBP

A Khedive Star Medal

A Khedive Star Medal

Five pointed star with a central raised circle bearing an image of the Sphinx with the Pyramids behind, the word ?EGYPT? above followed by a year (for the first three issues and undated for the fourth) with the same written in Arabic below. The reverse has the monogram of the Khedive under a crown within a raised circle. The Khedive of Egypt presented a bronze star to all Officers and men of the Navy and Army who were engaged in the suppression of the rebellion of Egypt in 1882. The suspender [lacking] was straight with a crescent and five pointed star in the centre which is attached to the star with a small metal loop passing through a small ring between the two top points of the star. Ist issue dated 1882. Good Very Fine condition. No ribbon,mount.Unnamed as issued.  read more

Code: 13796

65.00 GBP

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Glengarry Badge 1882 to 1900 Pattern

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Glengarry Badge 1882 to 1900 Pattern

In pressed nickel with good clear definition and in good condition, 2 lugs.  read more

Code: 11622

45.00 GBP

French 1830'S Shako Helmet Plate

French 1830'S Shako Helmet Plate

Brass plate of Cockerel and stamp of 'Return to Liberty' July 1830  read more

Code: 10839

90.00 GBP

French 1830's Shako Helmet Plate.

French 1830's Shako Helmet Plate.

Copper plate of a Cockerel over French symbols.  read more

Code: 10838

90.00 GBP