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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...

  • 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

  • 9mm Lefaucheux pinfire revolver

    9mm Lefaucheux pinfire revolver

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: E Lefaucheux, Paris

    FIR 11542

    This revolver was given to Winston Churchill after his escape from the Boers in November 1899. Churchill, covering the Boer War as a correspondent for the Morning Post, had taken part in the defence of a train attacked by the Boers. He was captured and...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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....

  • 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.

  • knife bayonet Model 1884/98 [post-1934] with scabbard and belt frog

    knife bayonet Model 1884/98 [post-1934] with scabbard and belt frog

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Weyersberg, Paul and Co

    WEA 317

    Purchased as part of Lot 48 at Sotheby sale 15th July 1975; formerly the property of Sir Winston S Churchill.

  • 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...

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