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Pre-1900 (Colonial era through Pre-WW1
1900-1936 (WW1 and pre-WW2 items)
1936-1945 (Other than U.S. or German)
1945- present (Cold War, Vietnam, other post-WW2 items)



Pre-1900 (Colonial era through Pre-WW1)

15939 ENGLISH .577 ENFIELD SHORT RIFLE/MUSKETOON SWORD BAYONET WITH SCABBARD & FROG- NICE! - (Janzen 50-1, Skennerton Brit & Commonwealth Bayonets B151 or B153). There is some conflicting terminology on these which may have minor differences in muzzle ring diameter. Janzen calls them Pattern 1856, while Skennerton lists B151 as Pattern 1856/58, and B153 as Pattern 1860. All of these are for the “bar on barrel” stud, not the bar on the band, but exact muzzle ring dimensions listed vary from 20.6mm to 20.9mm. My bet is that this is the Pattern 1860, the most common of the possible matches, which should fit most of the two band Enfields with the bayonet lug on the barrel. This is by far the best condition example of the Enfield sword bayonet we have ever seen, one of the few found with a decent scabbard and the only one with the original frog. Like many of these, the blade (or perhaps the entire thing) was made in Solingen by Kirschbaum, with their knight’s head marking. Large numbers of two band Enfields were imported for use during the Civil War, by both north and south, and this could have been used by either, or perhaps remained safely in English storage. I doubt if you will find a nicer example to go with your two band Enfield. $595.00 (View Picture)



1900-1936 (Including WW1 and pre-WW2 items)

7969 JAPANESE MILITARY AND CIVIL SWORDS & DIRKS- Richard Fuller & Ron Gregory - Hard cover, 288 pages about 8” x 10” published in 1996. Highly regarded as one of the best works on the subject, this is out of print and in high demand with prices ranging from $299 to over $800 on the handful of copies I could locate. I should probably keep this for my personal library, but would rather see someone get it who is serious about collecting in that field, so It is priced well below market. Condition is overall about excellent with nice dustjacket. However, someone dropped something with a sharp corner which poked through the dustjacket (at the bottom center) and made a corresponding ding in the hard cover there. Nothing that hurts its usefulness as a reference book, but a picky book collector might worry about it a bit, so we point it out. Priced to sell at $250.00 (View Picture)

20774 WW2 JAPANESE LEATHER BAYONET FROG (REPRO) - Very high quality reproduction as shown in the photos. $12.00 (View Picture)

18851 RARE WW1 6.5mm JAPANESE ARISAKA STRIPPER CLIPS MADE FOR BRITISH OR RUSSIAN USE - The late Tony Edwards superb site on British ammunition has the following info at https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/-256-inch-arisaka- “In late 1914 and early 1915 Britain purchased 150,000 6.5mm Arisaka rifles and carbines from Japan to help alleviate the great shortage of rifles…. [About 50,000 rifles went to the Royal Navy, freeing up their Enfields for Army issue and the remainder were used for training and rear area guards.] The rifles were a mixture of Type 30 and Type 38 together with Type 38 carbines and a few Type 44 carbines. In British service the Type 30 rifle became the "Rifle Magazine .256 inch Pattern 1900", the Type 38 the "Rifle Magazine .256 inch Pattern 1907" and the Type 38 carbine the " Carbine Magazine .256 inch Pattern 1907". There seems to be no logic behind the Pattern dates as these do not correspond to the Japanese dates of 1897 and 1905 respectively. Together with the rifles the Japanese supplied ball ammunition and drill rounds together with 22 million sets of components that were loaded by Kings Norton Metal Company. This would have probably been sufficient for British needs had not the Russians, who had bought even larger numbers of Arisaka rifles and carbines from Japan, asked Britain to manufacture ammunition for them. This was agreed and from early 1916 Royal Laboratory and Kynoch supplied a total of 559 million rounds.” This is one of the Kynoch made stripper clips, identical to the WW1 and WW2 Japanese 6.5mm stripper clips except for the small KYNOCH marking, and could have been used by British forces, or even sent to the Russians. An interesting oddity. Have several if you need more than one. (Shipping on these will only be $1.00). $15.00 (View Picture)

21523 WW1 BRITISH ROD TYPE RIFLE GRENADE No. 35 (INERT) - From 1908 throught he end of WW1 the British went through a number of different rod type rifle grenade designs. The common feature was use of a rod fitting into the bore of the rifle, with a grenade attached at the front. The differences were mainly in fuze mechanisms and design of the body for a better fragmentation effect. But, in 1917 the simpler cup type launchers for the French VB and the British Mills Number 36 launcher were introduced and soon rendered the rod type grenades obsolete. (See these two web sites for excellent history information and some great photos, including one we included in the photo of this item: http://www.inert-ord.net/rod02h/no35/ http://www.passioncompassion1418.com/decouvertes/english_grenades_gb.html The basic concept for a rod grenade included a weighted firing pin restrained in flight by a creep spring, locked before firing by a pair of restraining bolts, held in place by a safety collar. The Number 35 grenade adopted in 1918 simplified the design to only 12 parts with very few needing precision machining. This is a mostly complete example, including the easily lost creep bolts, safety pin, and the creep spring, although the latter is somewhat distorted and does not move freely. The detonator cap (which is NOT included!) fits against the filler plug in the nose. No markings found except a triangle symbol on the brass nose plug. One of only two rod type rifle grenades we have ever found. INERT- no flammable or explosive components. $350.00 (View Picture)

17836 SMALL ARMS TRAINING VOLUME IV (AUSTRALIA) - 1934 - Australian Military Forces and Senior Cadets – Small Arms Training, Volume IV.. This 241 page manual is one of several British Commonwealth manuals on similar subjects. Great item to go with a display of Lee Enfields. 241 pages, about 5” x 6”. Excellent condition although somewhat frayed on the raw edges of the cheap binding. Mostly mundane stuff about targets, ranges, times, but looks nice. $25.00 (View Picture)

17552 BRITISH SMALL ARMS TRAINING VOLUME IV- 1931 - Regulations for the Conduct of Annual Courses and Range Practice, HMSO, 1931. This 156 page manual is one of several British manuals on similar subjects. Great item to go with a display of Lee Enfields. 156 pages, about 5” x 6”. Mostly in very good condition, but some youthful artist, or perhaps an illiterate Sergeant did some scribbling on the last few pages, but no one will see that unless they open it up. Mostly mundane stuff about targets, ranges, times. $18.00 (View Picture)

23113 SWISS RIFLE CLEANING GEAR (4 piece) - I believe these are for the Schmidt-Rubin rifles, but would be nice for display with any of the Swiss rifles. What you see is what you get- pull-through cleaning cord, chamber cleaning tool with wire screen, and extra screens rolled up with the pull-through, a can of grease made at Waffenfabrik Bern, and a small mirror for use in inspecting the bore. $8.00 (View Picture)

21093 MOSIN NAGANT RIFLE WEB SLING WITH DOG COLLARS - What you see is what you get. Web sling with adjusting buckle and two leather “dog collars” that slip into the slots on the stock of the Mosin Nagant rifles. Webbing is a blue black color, probably sun faded from black or dark OD originally. Leather in serviceable condition. $35.00 (View Picture)

SMA2121 Stock Swedish Mauser - - Probably for the Model 38 Swedish Mauser. Pretty good condition with a few dents and dings. Looks like it will clean up nicely. $75.00 (View Picture)


1936-1945
(Other than U.S. or German)

See our US WW2 Militaria page and WW1 & 2 German Militaria pages for those categories

**NEW ADDITION** 21712 FLARE GUNS & SIGNAL PISTOLS: THEIR USE, DESCRIPTION AND ACCESSORIES - By Robert M. Gaynor, 178 pages 8.5” x 11” soft covers. This book is the best single reference on this subject for collectors today. In fact, except for brief passage in obscure manuals, or discussion of a gun or two the scope of a more general work there is nothing conveniently available on this subject. Given the number of people who collect flare guns it is amazing that there is not more written on the subject. At this point, flare guns are still mostly modestly priced, and remain an attractive collecting field with few regulations and a good variety of items. Some 96 different Flare or Signal pistols are covered, with dimensions and some historical background and information on maker and the intended use. This is on the same page as a good sketch of the item. There is not much information on total numbers made or other indication of relative rarity, but it is a good starting point for further research. The drawing allow you easily identify your gun with the one in the book. There is a drawing and info for each of 37 U.S. flare and signal guns, ranging from Civil War Army and Navy models up to late 20th century commercial products. He also covers 11 British or Canadian designs, 9 French, 17 German, 4 Italian, 3 Japanese, 6 Russian/Eastern European designs, and 9 from other countries. Besides the guns Gaynor covers 29 holster or carrying kits, and 19 different types of cartridges, along with a 10 page table with more detailed info on cartridges. An excellent bibliography and good index complete this book. This is a very useful and accurately researched book on this specialized topic, which we use every time we encounter any flare or signal gun, and one that anyone interested in Flare or Signal guns needs in their library. $29.00 (View Picture)

7969 JAPANESE MILITARY AND CIVIL SWORDS & DIRKS- Richard Fuller & Ron Gregory - Hard cover, 288 pages about 8” x 10” published in 1996. Highly regarded as one of the best works on the subject, this is out of print and in high demand with prices ranging from $299 to over $800 on the handful of copies I could locate. I should probably keep this for my personal library, but would rather see someone get it who is serious about collecting in that field, so It is priced well below market. Condition is overall about excellent with nice dustjacket. However, someone dropped something with a sharp corner which poked through the dustjacket (at the bottom center) and made a corresponding ding in the hard cover there. Nothing that hurts its usefulness as a reference book, but a picky book collector might worry about it a bit, so we point it out. Priced to sell at $250.00 (View Picture)

18677 LEWIS GUN MECHANISM MADE EASY - 1942, 7th edition with notes on the .300 (American) Lewis Gun, fully illustrated with large coloured plate and numerous diagrams. 22 pages 5”x7” plus large fold out plate. Somewhat soiled and the loose edge us curled somewhat. A nice “Battle of Britain” item made for slae to homeguard and new troops to get them up to speed on weapons. $12.00 (View Picture)

20774 WW2 JAPANESE LEATHER BAYONET FROG (REPRO) - Very high quality reproduction as shown in the photos. $12.00 (View Picture)

7442 WW2 BRITISH CANVAS CARRYING CASE FOR ENFIELD RIFLE - This is an original from an old collection, not one of the current reproductions. Maker marks and 42 date ink stamped on inside of flap as shown in the photos. Overall fine to excellent condition. $85.00 (View Picture)

21162 WW2 BRITISH 25mm SIGNAL PISTOL (FLARE GUN) No. 1 Mark 5 - Serial number 138468 matching on frame and barrel. This is a wartime produced version made with steel stampings and simplified features. The grips on this one are cast aluminum, but they are also found with wood or plastic grips. There is a lanyard loop that slides in and out of the butt. All have a black painted finish, and a lot of that has flaked or been scraped off. It would be very easy to use some paint stripper and remove the rest, degrease it thoroughly and then repaint with semi-gloss black spray paint, if you want it to look like new. Some of these are marked “SIGNAL PISTOL IIN NO 1 MK 5” on the right side of the frame, but not found on this example, although it may be hidden under the several layers of paint. These trace their design back to the pretty brass WW1 No. 1 Mark III* flare guns, so you really should get the full set!. Not considered to be a firearm, so no FFL needed. $165.00 (View Picture)

19032 BRITISH RIFLE GRENADE LAUNCHER FOR NO. 4 MARK I LEE ENFIELD - Officially the "Projector (No. 4 Rifle) Mark 5" these were adopted in 1952 along with a Mark 4 version which differed only in the details of the sight divisions. See Skennerton pages 359-362 for details on these. Prior to the adoption of missiles as the primary anti-tank weapon, the rifle grenade was a necessary item in the infantry squad, with some bazookas scattered in larger units. It took a very brave soldier indeed to wait for a tank to get within about 25, 50, 75 or 100 yards (the sight graduations) before firing at it with a rifle grenade. Just collecting different rifle grenade launchers would be a very interesting niche, with a wide variety to seek, some common, others very scarce. Some are integral with the rifle, but most are detachable. They date from WW1 to the present, and I can think or at least a dozen made just for U.S. military rifles. Of course, your spouse will understand the necessity for getting a suitable rifle after you acquire a great launcher. (NOTE: this cannot be sold or shipped to places run by idiots like Kalifornia, New York, Massachusetts or any other city or state where prohibited..) Overall used excellent with about 95% of the black painted finish. Nicest of the handful we have seen. $75.00 (View Picture)

22386 BRITISH LEE ENFIELD JUNGLE CARBINE CLEANING KIT- MINT - Original Lee Enfield No. 5 Jungle Carbine Cleaning Kit. This consists of a Pull-Through, Wire Gauze, Brush, Plastic Oiler and a Cloth. The tin is not marked. Mint unissued. Used to be common, but this is the first one we have seen in years. $75.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMA2438 Hard To Find Stock For The Late War Japanese Type 99 Rifle. - We are selling the buttstock but if you need any other parts, please ask, we probably have them. Stock is in good condition with misc. dents and dings from normal usage. $150.00 (View Picture)

SMA2654 Japanese WWII Holster For the T-14 Pistol, Leather. - Holster is in very good condition. Leather is a pleasing light brown color and still supple with no cracks and a few scuff marks that could probably be touched up with some shoe polish. Stitching is excellent 98% intact and still white, this shows that the holster has never been touched up with shoe polish or die. Holster is marked on the inside with Japanese characters but we are not sure of their meaning. This would make an excellent accessory to a vintage Nambu pistol. $275.00 (View Picture)

21236 ITALIAN ARTILLERY GUNNER'S QUADRANT? FIRE CONTROL OR SURVEY INSTRUMENT? - What you see is what you get. Looks to be about perfect condition, in well made wood storage box. Overall length of the box is about 7.5 inches and the device about 6.5 inches. This has a highly finished base which apparently fits on a special flat surface (perhaps with some locating pins?). Large micrometer type knobs can be used to rotate the half circle portion at the center of the device which has a bubble level on the top. It may be for determining elevation angle for range, or for adjusting the cross level of the mount, or something totally different. Markings include LPRE MILLESIMI CONVENZIONALE, Ma 16492, S.A. MICROTECNICA, VOLATA, CULATTA and SITO and those sound Italian to me, but may be some other language. Excellent plus condition. If not an artillery instrument it may be for surveying, engineering, manufacturing or some other use. In any case, it is a precision instrument doubtless of great interest to some collector (whom we hope shops here!). While I don’t know much about it, I do know the price is $75.00 (View Picture)

14158 BRITISH LEE-ENFIELD RIFLE PULL-THROUGH OR CLEANING THONGS - Also used with the Pattern 1914 rifles. These were carried in the butt trap for cleaning in the field. The end with the metal cap would be dropped through the barrel, and then the cord would be used to pull a patch through, or in rare cases, a piece of wire gauze, stuck through one of the loops at the end of the cord.
14158A- One cleaning thong G-VG condition- (FREE shipping in the U.S.) - $8.00 (View Picture)
14158B- Lot of 3 cleaning thongs, used G-VG condition- (FREE shipping in the U.S.) - $15.00 (View Picture)
14158C- We have a few new condition thongs that are manufacture with a double length cord with the loops woven into both ends. The cord would then be cut into two separate thongs. Selling these as a lot of two new (double) cleaning thongs along with two used cleaning thongs with FREE shipping in the U.S. for $15.00 (View Picture)

20600 WW2 British “Sling, 9-mm, Sten Machine Carbine, Mk 1” - This sling was designed for use on all the Sten Machine Guns Mark II, III, and V. This has a steel oval loop at one end and a steel curly fitting at the other, and is adjustable with a brass buckle. Khaki web with illegible markings that seem to include a broad arrow and 1944(?) date and maker name. Mint unissued. $20.00 (View Picture)

17188 BLACK LEATHER HOLSTER- “NORWEGIAN ARMY” MARKED - Probably for a Nagant revolver, which were the standard Norwegian service pistol prior to adoption of the Konigsberg made .45 automatics in 1914. Overall excellent condition, well made, and unmarked except for the “NORWEGIAN ARMY” stamped inside the flap. $49.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMA2438 Hard To Find Stock For The Late War Japanese Type 99 Rifle. - We are selling the buttstock but if you need any other parts, please ask, we probably have them. Stock is in good condition with misc. dents and dings from normal usage. $150.00 (View Picture)

SMA2586 Reproduction Grips for the T-14 Nambu Pistol. - Grips for T-14 pistols are hard to find! This is a nice set of replacement grips at an inexpensive price. $35.00 (View Picture)

SMA2594 (L) CLEANING ROD FOR THE JAPANESE T-99 RIFLE. - These are very hard to find, just the thing to complete your T-38 Carbine! No rust, pitting. $75.00 (View Picture)

17836 SMALL ARMS TRAINING VOLUME IV (AUSTRALIA) - 1934 - Australian Military Forces and Senior Cadets – Small Arms Training, Volume IV.. This 241 page manual is one of several British Commonwealth manuals on similar subjects. Great item to go with a display of Lee Enfields. 241 pages, about 5” x 6”. Excellent condition although somewhat frayed on the raw edges of the cheap binding. Mostly mundane stuff about targets, ranges, times, but looks nice. $25.00 (View Picture)

17552 BRITISH SMALL ARMS TRAINING VOLUME IV- 1931 - Regulations for the Conduct of Annual Courses and Range Practice, HMSO, 1931. This 156 page manual is one of several British manuals on similar subjects. Great item to go with a display of Lee Enfields. 156 pages, about 5” x 6”. Mostly in very good condition, but some youthful artist, or perhaps an illiterate Sergeant did some scribbling on the last few pages, but no one will see that unless they open it up. Mostly mundane stuff about targets, ranges, times. $18.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMA2438 Hard To Find Stock For The Late War Japanese Type 99 Rifle. - We are selling the buttstock but if you need any other parts, please ask, we probably have them. Stock is in good condition with misc. dents and dings from normal usage. $150.00 (View Picture)

21705 UNKNOWN HOLSTER- WW2 VINTAGE MILITARY?? - What you see is what you get. Medium size like it might fit a S&W Military & Police/Victory Model size revolver, or a 7.65mm -9mm semi-automatic. I am certain it is foreign, and 90% sure it is military, not civilian, but possibly police. Dark brown leather with some stitching coming undone at the tip, but leather is supple. May be a rare treasure, or trash, but only thing I am sure of is that the price is only $55.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMA2438 Hard To Find Stock For The Late War Japanese Type 99 Rifle. - We are selling the buttstock but if you need any other parts, please ask, we probably have them. Stock is in good condition with misc. dents and dings from normal usage. $150.00 (View Picture)

SMA2493 Scarce Carcano Carbine Sling - This is the Italian "K98 Style" Carcano Carbine Sling, these are very hard to find. Sling is in very good to excellent condition. Many Italian Carcano rifles and accoutrements went to Finland after WWII. This sling has been marked with the Finnish acceptance mark "SA". $150.00 (View Picture)

SMA2559 Original Holster and Lanyard For The Swedish M40 Lahti Pistol - These holsters came with lanyard, brass fittings and integral pockets for two magazines, cleaning tool and takedown tool (magazines and tools sold separately). Holster is a pleasing tan color and is in very good to excellent condition but it has some spots which may or may not clean up. A good coat of oil or shoe polish would help to even out the color. A great accessory to add to your authentic M40 pistol. $100.00 (View Picture)

SMA2561 Original Holster For The Swedish M40 Lahti Pistol - These holsters came with brass fittings and integral pockets for two magazines, cleaning tool and takedown tool (magazines and tools sold separately). Holster is a pleasing dark brown color and is in very good to excellent condition. A great accessory to add to your authentic M40 pistol. $125.00 (View Picture)

23113 SWISS RIFLE CLEANING GEAR (4 piece) - I believe these are for the Schmidt-Rubin rifles, but would be nice for display with any of the Swiss rifles. What you see is what you get- pull-through cleaning cord, chamber cleaning tool with wire screen, and extra screens rolled up with the pull-through, a can of grease made at Waffenfabrik Bern, and a small mirror for use in inspecting the bore. $8.00 (View Picture)

22595 SWISS RIFLE CLEANING GEAR (3 piece) - I believe these are for the Schmidt-Rubin rifles, but would be nice for display with any of the Swiss rifles. What you see is what you get- pull-through cleaning cord, chamber cleaning tool with wire screen, and extra screens rolled up with the pull-through, and a can of grease made at Waffenfabrik Bern. $6.00 (View Picture)

21093 MOSIN NAGANT RIFLE WEB SLING WITH DOG COLLARS - What you see is what you get. Web sling with adjusting buckle and two leather “dog collars” that slip into the slots on the stock of the Mosin Nagant rifles. Webbing is a blue black color, probably sun faded from black or dark OD originally. Leather in serviceable condition. $35.00 (View Picture)

22356 Military leather- Miscellaneous bargain lot -
What you see is what you get. I think most of this is military, and condition is as shown. There has to be something great in here, if you know what you are looking at, but frankly, I don’t know enough to tell what this stuff is, so I want to blow it all out as one lot. Looks like one pair of knapsack straps with some sort of toggle type fastener, a long leather sword knot type thing, a large keeper, probably for a waist belt, some short straps with buckles that I think are German, a rough, repaired, incomplete but 1915 dated Mauser rifle sling, and a ratty machete scabbard. All these assorted pieces of dead cow ready for your collecting pleasure, or use them as dog chew toys. CHEAP- only $49.00 (View Picture)

21699 British Pattern 1937 “Pistol Case” (Holster) -RAF Blue gray- 1951 dated - I think this was designed to fit the then regulation .380 caliber Enfield and Webley revolvers, but also used with the Lend-Lease S&W .38 revolvers, and also with the Browning High Powers and is a very snug fit on the earlier .455 Webley Mark VI revolver. There is provision to a cleaning rod inside. Khaki or tan color was used mostly by the Infantry, and these were made in other colors as well, with blue gray for the RAF, and the same basic pattern continued in use for many decades following WW2. This is a 1951 dated RAF blue-gray example in excellent plus condition. $25.00 (View Picture)

22855 WW2 BRITISH HELMET WITH NET - What you see is what you get. I don’t know a lot about these, but this is a great looking, great condition helmet and net. $95.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMA2438 Hard To Find Stock For The Late War Japanese Type 99 Rifle. - We are selling the buttstock but if you need any other parts, please ask, we probably have them. Stock is in good condition with misc. dents and dings from normal usage. $150.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMA2439 Hard To Find Late War Handguard For The Japanese Type 99 Rifle. - Photo shows the handguard installed on a rifle so you can see how it will look. We are selling the handguard but if you need any other parts, please ask, we probably have them. Handguard is in good condition with misc. dents and dings from normal usage. $50.00 (View Picture)

SMA2440 Hard To Find Stock For The Late War Japanese Type 99 Rifle. - Photo shows the stock installed on a rifle so you can see how it will look. We are selling the buttstock but if you need any other parts, please ask, we probably have them. Stock is in good condition with misc. dents and dings from normal usage. $200.00 (View Picture)

23049 BRITISH/CANADIAN RAF PATTERN 1937 BELT, HOLSTER & POUCH SET - This is the light blue-gray web used by the RAF. Used excellent condition, with 1943 date on the holster and the Canadian broad arrow within a C. Belt is marked with broad arrow and REMPLOY 1953 (some sort of inspect and reissue mark?) and markings not noted on the double pocket ammo pouch. I believe the holster is the large one for the .455 Webley, but could also be used with the .38 Webley, or the Hi-Power. $95.00 (View Picture)

22575 UNIDENTIFIED HELMET- LOOKS LIKE WW2 JAPANESE- BUT MAYBE COMMUNIST COUNTRY?? - We first thought this was WW2 Japanese, but the suspension is all wrong for that. It does have a metal star on the front, like the Jap helmets, but possibly it is from some Communist country, where stars are also popular. The suspension is somewhat similar to a U.S. M1 liner, but with four (instead of 3) loops of webbing with a drawstring at the crown. The suspension attaches to the helmet with six rivets holding a nylon (or similar) molded ring with tabs going down to the rivet locations. Web chinstrap with quick release buckle as shown in the photo. Looks about new, so possibly some sort of repro, or old surplus stuff that was never issued? The only thing we know for sure that it is $45.00 (View Picture)

22512 WW2 BRITISH RAF BLUE WEB HOLSTER FOR .38 CALIBER REVOLVER - Somewhat faded from washing during period of use, otherwise VG. These were also made in khaki color for Army (land) use, but the RAF used blue for their web gear. $30.00 (View Picture)

22397 MOSIN NAGANT WEB SLING WITH "DOG COLLAR" STRAPS - Heavy coarse woven webbing strap in dark gray/blue color. Leather “dog collars” are thin leather with riveted buckles, crudely made. This is an old sling, probably WW2 or earlier, not the recently made stuff the surplus dealers are peddling. Not sure if these are Russian or Finnish, but we do know that the price is only $20.00 (View Picture)

22394 Leather sling for Japanese Arisaks rifle (reproduction) - Very nice quality repro made just like the originals. $25.00 (View Picture)

SMA2453 Hard To Find Stock For The Japanese Type 99 Rifle. - Stock has some dents and dings from normal usage, and a chip is missing by the rear barrel band (see picture). This would not be hard to fix for someone who is good with wood working. We are selling the buttstock but if you need any other parts, please ask, we probably have them. $175.00 (View Picture)

21706 UNKNOWN WW2 ERA LEATHER SLING- K98k or YUGO MAUSER OR??? - What you see is what you get. Looks like it is German or nearby nation with the leather covered buckle arrangement used on K98k Mausers, but the other end is secured by a brass stud (missing) that passes through a hole at the end and another hole to adjust the length. Used fine to excellent (except missing stud), and some chewy looking marks on the tip. $15.00 (View Picture)

20835 BRITISH HAND HELD TRENCH LIGHT - Officially the “Lamps Electric No 1.” And so marked along with the maker C.C.C and broad arrow. Mint unissued with the original supply tag still attached. These were derived from type of lamps used on bicycles, but with several modifications. There is a folding shield to protect the face when not in use or to limit the amount of light to a narrow strip below the lamp if desired. There is a belt clip on the back, as well as the wire stand so it could be used to provide minimal lighting for key positions. The lens is half opaque, and the clear half has a red filter that can be twisted into position to avoid loss of night vision, etc. Apparently these remained in British service into at least the 1960s. Not sure what type batteries it uses. $35.00 (View Picture)

20593 WW2 Japanese silk “Meatball” flag - Size is about 40" x 30" with triangular leather tabs on one end with ties for attaching to poles, rifles, ropes or whatever. One of the tabs and ties are missing as shown in the photos. Supposedly these were given to individual soldiers as sort of “farewell” or “good luck” keepsakes. What you see is what you get. Overall about excellent condition, made from medium quality fabric that I think may be cotton, with a few stains the largest being about a double handprint size. From an old estate collection, and we have no previous history on it. $95.00 (View Picture)

20592 WW2 Japanese silk “Meatball” flag - Size is about 38" x 26" with triangular leather tabs on one end with ties for attaching to poles, rifles, ropes or whatever. Supposedly these were given to individual soldiers as sort of “farewell” or “good luck” keepsakes. What you see is what you get. Overall about excellent condition, made from very nice quality silk, with a few small stains and one or two tiny holes (maybe 1/8” or so). From an old estate collection, and we have no previous history on it. $95.00 (View Picture)

19627 Japanese rifle sling for Type 99 Arisaka rifles- leather (Reproduction) - Excellent quality . Gently used, great for a reenactor or for display since original slings are very seldom seen. $30.00 (View Picture)

SMA2356 Trigger, Pin And Spring Set - Japanese T-99 Rifle - Good condition. $15.00 (View Picture)

SMA2357 Bolt Stop, Ejector And Screw Set - Japanese T-99 Rifle - Good condition. $20.00 (View Picture)

18326 WW2 BRITISH "SHELL DRESSING" (FIRST AID BANDAGE) - This is marked as shown in the photos, with the legend “Air Raid Precautions Department: at the top right. We think this is nearly the same as the battle dressing used by the British Army, but it may differ. New, unused although the top seam has been opened to peek inside. 1938-39 dated. $12.00 (View Picture)

18325 WW2 BRITISH "SHELL DRESSING" (FIRST AID BANDAGE) - This is marked as shown in the photos, with the legend “Air Raid Precautions Department: at the top right. We think this is nearly the same as the battle dressing used by the British Army, but it may differ. New, unused although the top seam has been opened to peek inside. 1938-39 dated. $12.00 (View Picture)

18324 WW2 BRITISH "SHELL DRESSING" (FIRST AID BANDAGE) - This is marked as shown in the photos, with the legend “Air Raid Precautions Department: at the top right. We think this is nearly the same as the battle dressing used by the British Army, but it may differ. New, unused although the top seam has been opened to peek inside. 1938-39 dated. $12.00 (View Picture)

18128 Lot of two British Bandolers for 7.62 NATO - Khaki webbing with five pockets. The top is secured by a thin wire loop the passes through the fabric. Marked on the front with circle S, QV5A, MK 3/1, A.H. LTD 1966. One is marked on the back with an apparent lot number RG-28-22-66. This is probably the type used in the Falklands campaign with the L1A1 rifles (Brit version of the FN/FAL). Both for only $10.00 (View Picture)

SMA2264 Holster for the Swedish Husqvarna 1907 Pistol. - Excellent condition, light brown pebbled leather is supple with no cracks or tears. The stitching is all intact and still white which shows that holster has never been touched up or polished with shoe polish. Vintage holsters for Husqvarna 1907 Pistols are seldom seen, this is just the thing needed to make a complete rig. $65.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMA2233 Trigger Guard Set - Japanese T-99 Rifle. - Good condition. $25.00 (View Picture)

SMA2235 Magazine Box - Japanese T-99 Rifle - Good condition. $15.00 (View Picture)

SMA2239 Trigger, Pin And Spring Set - Japanese T-99 Rifle - Good condition. $15.00 (View Picture)

SMA2241 Bolt Stop, Ejector And Screw Set - Japanese T-99 Rifle - Good condition. $20.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMA2242 Barrel Band And Screw Set - Japanese T-99 Rifle - Good condition. $25.00 (View Picture)

16292 Bulgarian Model 1936C- Steel Helmet, WW2 period and possibly used later - (See Ermano Albertelli, ed., Combat Helmets of he World, page 34). This was described by the previous owner as being Romanian, but I believe it is actually Bulgarian. The Model 1936 has three variations, the first with rolled edged, and the later two with raw edges. The second type had five rivets holding the liner in place, while the third (Style 12.6 -Model 1936C) has four rivets holding liner and shell together. This has the six finger leather liner, although it is worn at the sides. No chinstrap. Paint is sort of a Russian green. The right side has remnants of a shield shape with some rd at the bottom. There are traces of a Red Star painted on the front of the helmet. This would be consistent with the postwar use of the helmet, noted as Style 12.7 in Albertelli’s book. Overall paint is chipped and scratched with some rust where the metal is exposed. Leather liner in fair condition, and one of the strips for a liner rivet has pulled loose. Uncommon helmet. $125.00 (View Picture)

SMA2121 Stock Swedish Mauser - - Probably for the Model 38 Swedish Mauser. Pretty good condition with a few dents and dings. Looks like it will clean up nicely. $75.00 (View Picture)

SMA1832 - Reproduction Shoulder Stock For Browning High Power Pistols. Good quality reproduction, this will fit High Power pistols that have the shoulder stock slot. Good condition except for a crack on the thick part of the hinged butt section, this could easily be fixed by someone who is good with woodworking. $200.00 (View Picture)

SMM1644 - Decoration Italian Fascist WWII Small Red "u". Recently acquired with a group of other WWII souvenirs from a retired WWII veteran. $10.00 (View Picture)

8164 FRENCH MADE CZECH DESIGNED GAS MASK - FATRA F-M3c model with gray rubber face piece and six head straps. Mask is in excellent condition with good markings (VERNON) showing manufacture under license from the Czechoslovakian inventors, probably circa 1935-1940. Filter canister is OD color and dirty and somewhat rusty with embossed marking CP 1935 M and some ink stamped stuff (lot number?). Comes in a carrying container which seems to be made out of a rough textured paper mache with a web strap to keep the cap from being lost. My understanding is that these were intended for sale to French civilians, and the quality s lower than the Czech originals, and the plastic eyepiece lenses are invariably in poor condition, with one partially detached in this example.. It is possible that some went to Finland for their Army, but that is pure speculation, based on the fact that the Finns did use a number of the Czech made masks, and both have the same flimsy type carrying $95.00 (View Picture)

8163 CZECH GAS MASK AS USED BY FINNISH ARMY - FATRA F-M3a model with gray rubber face piece and six head straps. Mask is in excellent condition with good markings showing manufacture in Czechoslovakia, probably circa 1935-1940. Filter canister is OD color and dirty and somewhat rusty with embossed marking CP 1935 M and some ink stamped stuff (lot number?). Comes in a carrying container which seems to be made out of a rough textured papier mache with a web strap to keep the cap from being lost. $95.00 (View Picture)

4759 WW2 JAPANESE OFFICER TUNIC - About size 34 short made of high quality light weight wool fabric with some silk lining. Brass buttons on front and upper pockets (one large button replaced with slightly different type). Bone or ivory studs in the collar and cuffs for detachable pieces. Cuff studs have poked thorugh the outer fabric but not too unsightly. A few small moth nips but displays very well. Used a fair amount with some period repairs (mainly on torn spots in the lining). Unmarked except for two neatly embroidered characters insdie the left lapel. $150.00 (View Picture)

4757 WW2 JAPANESE ENLISTED RAINCOAT - About size 34 or 36 made of light to medium weight tightly woven cotton material with heavy cotton full length lining. No hood. Overall fine-excellent condition except needs to be cleaned. Sleeves are cut extremely full in the armpit area allowing extremem movements. Adjusting belt on back of matching material with three buttons. Marked inside left lapel. $65.00 (View Picture))

4751 WW2 JAPANESE OFFICER WINTER LONG UNDERWEAR - White cotton flannel with draw tapes to secure the waist and ankles. No markings. Mint unissued, Size about 34 waist and 29 inseam but probably only inended to come to ankles. Military underwear and footgear of any type era are extremely scarce as they were considered suitable for civilian use and used until worn out and discarded. $39.00 (View Picture)


1945- present (Cold War, Vietnam, other post-WW2 items)

19032 BRITISH RIFLE GRENADE LAUNCHER FOR NO. 4 MARK I LEE ENFIELD - Officially the "Projector (No. 4 Rifle) Mark 5" these were adopted in 1952 along with a Mark 4 version which differed only in the details of the sight divisions. See Skennerton pages 359-362 for details on these. Prior to the adoption of missiles as the primary anti-tank weapon, the rifle grenade was a necessary item in the infantry squad, with some bazookas scattered in larger units. It took a very brave soldier indeed to wait for a tank to get within about 25, 50, 75 or 100 yards (the sight graduations) before firing at it with a rifle grenade. Just collecting different rifle grenade launchers would be a very interesting niche, with a wide variety to seek, some common, others very scarce. Some are integral with the rifle, but most are detachable. They date from WW1 to the present, and I can think or at least a dozen made just for U.S. military rifles. Of course, your spouse will understand the necessity for getting a suitable rifle after you acquire a great launcher. (NOTE: this cannot be sold or shipped to places run by idiots like Kalifornia, New York, Massachusetts or any other city or state where prohibited..) Overall used excellent with about 95% of the black painted finish. Nicest of the handful we have seen. $75.00 (View Picture)

22741 MAKAROV SHOULDER HOLSTERS- LOT OF TWO - What you see is what you get- two leather shoulder holsters for the 9 x 18mm Makarov pistol. Not sure where these came from, but probably Hungary, East Germany or some other Commie country. Appear to be mint unissued. BOTH holsters for only $20.00 (View Picture)

14849 Czech CZ 82 pistol holster - Tan leather, condition as shown in the photos. Made for the CZ82 but will fit the commercial CZ83 model as well. $12.00 (View Picture) 18388 LEATHER SLING FOR KAR98k MAUSER - This is identical to the WW2 German issue K98k Mauser sling with a cross hatched pattern on the leather, but has the addition of a stock number on the leather wrapped buckle, and a number and Hebrew character on the strap, indicating that this was made post-WW2 for use by the Israeli army. Used fine to excellent, great fro a reenactor who intends to use it. $49.00 (View Picture)

22875 SHOULDER HOLSTER FOR MAKAROV PISTOL - What you see is what you get. Made for use with the Makarov pistols by the Russians, Germans, Hungarians, or someone like that from the old days of the Evil Empire. Every Mak collector needs one of these. $15.00 (View Picture)

22837 CZ 52 MAGAZINE, HOLSTER AND CLEANING ROD - What you see is what you get- magazine, holster and cleaning rod are all in fin-excellent condition. $65.00 (View Picture)

20049 Chi-Com SKS Bandoleer - This seems to show some actual use and wear, not brand new looking, so we are not sure if it is a Vietnam bring back, or one that was included with the tons of SKS rifles sold on the surplus market in the 1980s. Cheap! $12.00 (View Picture)

17855 COMMIE BLOC "FENCING MUSKET" - Obviously patterned after the Mosin Nagant, but then altered with a block of wood resembling an AK style magazine added to the bottom, these were used for teaching bayonet fighting. The spring loaded tip can be depressed about 4 inches into the barrel, similar to a pogo stick. This is a fairly common approach, and I have seen fencing muskets with the same concept from Sweden and England as well. The U.S. used bayonets with passed spring steel blades, and later switched to "pugil sticks". Just collecting "fencing musket variations would be neat specialty with probably several dozen variations from all over the world to chase down. These may be East German as some are marked "MODELL 4.853" which sounds German to me. Overall excellent plus condition, the best of the half dozen or so we have had over the years with virtually all the blue finish on the "barrel" and the stock exceptionally clean and free from dings. Complete with original excellent sling. Still legal in Kalifornia, but may be next on their ban list. Non-firearm, no FFL needed. $125.00 (View Picture)

17854 SWISS "FENCING MUSKET" (SIG 57 TYPE) - These were used for teaching bayonet fighting, but avoided damaging "real" rifles and bayonets in the process by using specially made cheap substitute arms. Nearly all metal construction, made of tubing and flat stock shaped to imitate the SIG 57 assault rifle in size, weight and feel with the "bayonet" permanently welded in place. This has a rubbery type butt pad or sleeve. These were painted black, and this one retains about 98-99% of the black paint finish. Some of these are pretty well beat and this is the only really great condition one we have seen. Just collecting "fencing musket variations would be neat specialty with probably several dozen variations from all over the world to chase down. $150.00 (View Picture)

Cold War Training Posters- Weapons, Uniforms, equipment
Genuine U.S. military posters, dated from 1960 through 1980s with major focus on the Soviet Army and its stuff, and to a lesser degree on the other Warsaw Pact nations. These were posted in US and NATO military bases to familiarize troops with the potential enemy. They were considered expendable (throw away) items and undoubtedly most have long since been trashed. Great for a collection of Cold War or Commie Bloc stuff, or to display with a military vehicle of the era. Unless otherwise noted, the are in color, and in fine-excellent condition but may be have a wrinkled or folded corner, or one or two minor rips on an end, nothing serious, but something expected on 20-40 year old papers. Shipped rolled- $4 shipping cost for first one, FREE SHIPPING for additional posters from this section.

9282 T-62 TANK - 15" x 21" GTA 30-094 April 1980 $5.00 (View Picture)

9281 BMP-1 - 15" x 21" GTA 30-095 April 1986 $5.00 (View Picture)

9280 MTLB (SOVIET ARTILLERY TRACTOR/RECON VEHICLE) - 15" x 21" GTA 30-108 Feb 1984 $5.00 (View Picture)

9278 SOVIET CONVENTIONAL ANTI-TANK WEAPONS - 16" x 21" GTA 30-009 April 1987 $5.00 (View Picture)

9274 SOVIET AIR DEFENSE WEAPONS - 21" x 31" GTA 44-2-4 April 1977 $5.00 (View Picture)

9271 EAST GERMAN AIR FORCE - 15" x 21" GTA 30-054 Feb 1966 $5.00 (View Picture)

9270 SOVIET ANTI-TANK GUIDED MISSILES - 15" x 21" GTA 30-048 March 1985 $5.00 (View Picture)

9269 SOVIET BRIDGING EQUIPMENT - 16" x 21" GTA 30-043 April 1987 $5.00 (View Picture)

9263 SOVIET ARMY FIELD SHOULDER BOARDS - 32" x 41" AE GTA 30-028 May 1976 (several rips on one end and hand size waterstain/dirty area. $5.00 (View Picture)

7340 VIETNAMESE FORCES FLAK JACKET - Special reduced size versions of the successful U.S. M69 vest. Label reads Size Small VN 8470-144-5797 Armor, Body, Fragmentation, Protective, with 3/4 collar (RVNAF) DSA 100-70-C-0154 Kings Point Mfg. Co., Inc and the instructions are printed in Vietnamese. Some oil{?} staining around the collar and a bit on the left front but overall about fine. Size is about 30 or 32 inch chest. Great addition to Vietnam collection or display to show that we were not alone, and provided special gear for our allies. $125.00 (View Picture)

7093 EAST GERMAN MODEL 1956 HELMET (1966 VARIANT) WITH CAMO NET - Turtle shaped hsteel helmet with innoavtive evolution of the traditional German suspension using adjustable nylon instead of steel or aluminum, and foam rubber padding along with the traditional leather finger suspension. Double type chin strap. Camo net has small metal hooks that snap onto the lower edge of the helmet. Mint unissued. $49.00 (View Picture)


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