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  • Fusil M1917 & RSC

    Fusil M1917 & RSC

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Manufacture Nationale d'Armes, Tulle, France 1917

    FIR 6181

    This rifle was produced and issued from April 1917 onwards – making the French Army the world’s first to issue a self-loading rifle on a significant scale. It comprised a gas-operated action developed by Ribeyrolles, Sutter and Chauchat (who also...

  • sword bayonet for Short Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle (SMLE Mark 3) & Pattern 1907, third type

    sword bayonet for Short Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle (SMLE Mark 3) & Pattern 1907, third type

    part of "sword bayonet Pattern 1907, third type, with scabbard" (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Sanderson Brothers and Newbould 1917-11

    WEA 474.1

    SPECIMEN & (SEE) WEA 467 & WEA 470 & WEA 472.

  • German trench club

    German trench club

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 2157

    The specialized nature of trench warfare, as it developed during the First World War, spawned a variety of new weapons. Many of these, such as clubs and knives intended for close quarter fighting, recalled more primitive eras of warfare. This German...

  • Cogswell & Harrison shotgun

    Cogswell & Harrison shotgun

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Cogswell & Harrison, London

    FIR 4136

    Cogswell & Harrison shotgun

  • German navy improvised spring-gun for shooting seagulls

    German navy improvised spring-gun for shooting seagulls

    (Weapons and ammunition) 1919

    FIR 11624

    'gun' & sling spring loaded firing mechanism surrounding a spigot is mounted on a wooden stock. Sling of canvas or woven paper.

  • Ersatz knife bayonet for Model 1895 rifle

    Ersatz knife bayonet for Model 1895 rifle

    part of "Austro-Hungarian M1917 Ersatz bayonet with scabbard" (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 161.1

    Ersatz knife bayonet for Model 1895 rifle

  • saw, clandestine

    saw, clandestine

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 19

    Lieutenant Wingfield MC DFC (1898-1989) served as a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) during the First World War. He was captured on 1 July 1916 and was a prisoner of war until October 1917 when he successfully escaped from Strohen Camp. As a result...

  • Rifle, Short, Magazine, Lee Enfield, .303 inch, Mk 3

    Rifle, Short, Magazine, Lee Enfield, .303 inch, Mk 3

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: LSA Co 1916

    FIR 7089

    rifle deactivated by barrel blocked and firing pin shortened.

  • knuckleduster

    knuckleduster

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 3093

    This knuckleduster dates from the First World War. Its origin is unknown, but all sides made use of such devices, along with clubs and knives, for the close quarter fighting which was a frequent consequence of trench warfare.

  • Austro-Hungarian Model 1869 cavalry trooper's sword & Kavalleriesäbel M 69, with scabbard

    Austro-Hungarian Model 1869 cavalry trooper's sword & Kavalleriesäbel M 69, with scabbard

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: E D Jung, Vienna

    WEA 1176

    This sword was adopted for service in 1869 by the cavalry regiments of the Austro-Hungarian Army. It remained in service during the First World War, being one of three types of cavalry trooper's sabre in use; the others being the M 77 and the M 4 (...

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