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  • Pistole 08 [3rd Issue] (IWM) & Luger

    Pistole 08 [3rd Issue] (IWM) & Luger

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Deutsche Waffen-und Munitionsfabriken, Berlin 1916

    FIR 11158

    The Parabellum pistol was designed in the 1890s by Georg Luger, an employee of the German arms making company Deutsche Waffen-und Munitionsfabriken. Luger's name has since supplanted the pistol's trade-name 'Parabellum' in common use...

  • Madsen Muskete 7.92mm

    Madsen Muskete 7.92mm

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Dansk Rekylriffel Syndikat, Copenhagen

    FIR 8045

    The Danish Madsen was the first true light machine-gun ever manufactured. Patented in 1899, it first saw service in the hands of the Russian Army during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5. Although it employed a unique and complex system of operation, the...

  • Scharfschützen-Gewehr 98

    Scharfschützen-Gewehr 98

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Königlich Gewehrfabrik Spandau, Berlin, Germany 1916

    FIR 7736

    The Scharfschützen Gewehr 98 was a variant of the standard German rifle of the First World War (see FIR 8193) intended for use by snipers. During the early months of the war German snipers were equipped with requisitioned civilian hunting rifles. However...

  • sword bayonet for Model 1898 Mauser rifle & Infanterie-Seitengewehr Model 1898 [second type]

    sword bayonet for Model 1898 Mauser rifle & Infanterie-Seitengewehr Model 1898 [second type]

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 895.1

    SPECIMEN & (SEE) WEA 173. Bayonet finish (all metal parts): nickel-plated.

  • scabbard, belt frog and knot for sword bayonet, Model 1898

    scabbard, belt frog and knot for sword bayonet, Model 1898

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 895.2

    Scabbard identical to accessory for WEA 174. Coated leather belt frog with single stud through back. White linen knot - white textured linen strap and slider, long baluster-shaped stem finished in crimson, white crown and tassels.

  • trench club

    trench club

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 2164

    This German First World War trench club appears to have been produced in a field workshop. This pattern of club was certainly produced in significant quantity, as the museum's collections feature another, identical, example. The roughly cast iron...

  • Line Communications Equipment, field telephone pattern FS 16: German

    Line Communications Equipment, field telephone pattern FS 16: German

    (Equipment) 1914

    COM 58

    Early First World War period German Army field telephone.

  • Respirator, anti-gas, M1917 Lederschutzmaske & Container: German

    Respirator, anti-gas, M1917 Lederschutzmaske & Container: German

    (Equipment)

    EQU 3903

    Gas mask & tin

  • MG 08/15

    MG 08/15

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Gewehrfabrik Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany 1917

    FIR 9159

    The MG 08/15 was the standard light machine-gun of the German Army during the First World War. Its origins lay in a wish to respond to the British deployment of the Lewis Gun (see FIR 8047) on the Western Front. Effective light machine-gun designs were...

  • Gas Alarm Gong

    Gas Alarm Gong

    (Equipment)

    FEQ 849

    Gong: metal gas alarm gong (diameter 47.5cm x H 4cm).

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