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  • Fucile de Fanteria M1870/87 & Vetterli Vitali

    Fucile de Fanteria M1870/87 & Vetterli Vitali

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Terni Arsenal

    FIR 11543

    This rifle was acquired by Winston Churchill as a souvenir of his involvement in the Sudan campaign of 1898, which culminated in his famous participation in a charge by the 21st Lancers at the Battle of Omdurman. The rifle is in fact an Italian Model...

  • knife bayonet for Mauser Karabiner 98k & Seitengewehr Model 1884/98 [post-1934]

    knife bayonet for Mauser Karabiner 98k & Seitengewehr Model 1884/98 [post-1934]

    part of "knife bayonet Model 1884/98 [post-1934] with scabbard and belt frog" (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Weyersberg, Paul and Co 1941

    WEA 317.1

    Pommel form: vestigial beakhead with T-O shaped attachment slot. Press stud, on right side, operates locking catch via internal coiled spring. Pommel meets grips vertically. Grips form: two-piece dark brown plastic retained by two small dome-headed...

  • scabbard for knife bayonet Model 1884/98 [post-1934]

    scabbard for knife bayonet Model 1884/98 [post-1934]

    part of "knife bayonet Model 1884/98 [post-1934] with scabbard and belt frog" (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Weyersberg, Paul and Co

    WEA 317.2

    Plain steel body with mouthspring insert secured by large screw bolt through right edge. Flat plain and tapered oval frog stud on short stem and prominent raised oval base. Body parallel-sided for approximately 190 mm then gently tapering towards...

  • Colt Government Model (civilian, 1911)

    Colt Government Model (civilian, 1911)

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, CT, USA

    FIR 3681

    The Colt Government Model (or Model 1911) pistol was designed by John M Browning, in response to a US Army requirement for a large-calibre self-loading pistol. The M1911 operated on the short-recoil principle and was chambered for a .45 inch cartridge....

  • Webley Wilkinson M1892

    Webley Wilkinson M1892

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: P Webley & Sons Ltd, Birmingham

    FIR 10915

    Webley Wilkinson M1892 pistol. This example has a most unusual and hitherto unrecorded foresight for this model. The standard foresight is a large bead, dovetailed into the barrel rib. Here, the foresight is a small bead let into a groove in the barrel...

  • belt frog for knife bayonet Model 1884/98 [post-1934]

    belt frog for knife bayonet Model 1884/98 [post-1934]

    part of "knife bayonet Model 1884/98 [post-1934] with scabbard and belt frog" (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 317.3

    Brown leather belt frog that narrows at the centre and is held together by two rows of pale stitching and two rivets. Another two rivets are missing and have been replaced by stitches. The frog has no hilt strap.

  • Colt Commander

    Colt Commander

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, CT, USA

    FIR 10914

    Colt Commander pistol & 2 magazines (6) & case

  • Browning High Power [post 1950 issue] (IWM)

    Browning High Power [post 1950 issue] (IWM)

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre, Herstal, Belgium

    FIR 10916

    Browning High Power [post 1950 issue] pistol & 2 magazines (12) & case. Case lid is broken off and missing.

  • Sterling Sub Machine Gun (Lanchester Pilot Gun)

    Sterling Sub Machine Gun (Lanchester Pilot Gun)

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Sterling Armaments Co, Northampton 1940

    FIR 6267

    Sterling Sub Machine Gun (Lanchester Pilot Gun) & magazine (50), lacks firing pin

  • Ross M1910

    Ross M1910

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Ross Rifle Company, Quebec, Canada 1914

    FIR 7841

    Rifle. Pitting to bolt handle and right of magazine.

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