BRITISH VICTORIAN LANCER OFFICERS HELMET OF THE 9th LANCERS.
A magnificent condition 9th Lancer officers’ helmet, 1902 to 1910 style crown. the gilt to all the fittings mint bright, The rabbit skin main body perfect, slight crazing to the leather of the morter board top, the ribbed black sides to the morter top without any moth damage, the chin chain is the unique roped ring style only worn by the 9th Lancers. To the interior the grained Morocco mid tan ... read more
BRITISH VICTORIAN RORKE’S DRIFT WHITE COLONIAL HELMET.
A very good condition all white cork helmet, four panel canvas with white pagree, screw in air vent, complete with its brass chin chain with leather backing , this is the classic enlisted ranks helmet issued to all soldiers in the colonial period of 1870 onwards, the leather lining complete but with the loss to the glaze to the skin of the leather, faint traces of ink issue stamping to the inte... read more
BRITISH VICTORIAN BOER WAR ENLISTED MANS PITH COLONIAL PITH HELMET.
The 1878 form of cork helmet with rounded front peak worn by the British Army through the late colonial period through to the end of the Boer war. This example having a WD marked added khaki field cover the helmet is white under the cover stop the sweatband is the standard form which does have some of the outer skin remaining on the leather sweatband, green lining faint traces of an original ow... read more
PRE WWI FOUL WEATHER BUSBY.
We have had literally hundreds of items of British military headdress for the Victorian period in the past 45 years but never a foul weather Hussar Busby. The Busby produced in oilskin with gilt lace around the crown, its button also covered in oilskin to the front of the helmet. To the interior its original leather liner and inner silk all in place, the silk has lost colour, there is also the ... read more
FRENCH CHASSEPOT BAYONET.
A nice condition ‘1867’ dated Chassepot bayonet. Good condition brass ribbed hilt with its rifle attachment system present and working correctly. A series of mismatched number to the hilt and to the scabbard, the scabbard itself is complete undamaged. read more
BRITISH VICTORIAN COPPER WATER BOTTLE.
A fine quality copper manufactured large capacity water bottle, the bottle itself broad arrow marked in two places, with the separate removable cup also broad arrow marked. We have not been able to identify what pattern this bottle, is any information from collectors will be appreciated. read more
BRITISH PRE WWI SOMERSET YEOMANRY OFFICERS TUNIC AND BREECHES.
An all blue long sleeve tunic with two upper patch pockets without flaps, two lower pockets internal style, again without pocket flaps. A very dark blue colour, white collar, breeches with twin white stripes. The shoulder boards are of the chain variety with two officers ranks pips to each board. All of the buttons complete to the tunic are of the Somerset Yeomanry Cavalry. Some slight spotting... read more
PRUSSIAN 1869 PICKELHAUBE, HANOVARIAN INFANTRY REGIMENT NO.74.
A pickelhaube worn in the Franco/Prussian War, a scarce model in good condition, unit stamped on the rear peak ‘J.R.74 FB’ (Fusilier Battalion). The larger early Prussian eagle brass helmet plate, brass chin scales secured by steel screw bolts with its very scarce original wood painted cockade. Black leather 9 tongued liner all complete with its original drawstring. The helmet fittings have be... read more
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR COLT ARMY 6 SHOT .44 PERCUSSION PISTOL.
A nice condition 1861 Army Colt, the most prevalent of all the handguns used by the Union Forces in the Civil War. Action excellent, both on full cock and half cock. Some slight traces of cylinder engraving remaining, the depth of the engraving on the cylinders of the Colt pistols was always very thin, the patent number is still visible to the cylinder. Matched numbers ‘43724’ to the barrel, br... read more
ENGLISH 21ST LANCERS OFFICERS LANCE CAP.
Out of all the british Lancer regiments the one that was in the existence the shortest was 21st Lancers. Raised in 1858 and amalgamated with the 17th Lancers in 1922 to form the 17th 21st Lancers. The most famous engagement of this regiment was the battle of Omdurman in the Sudan where Winston Churchill, then an officer of the 4th Hussars, rode with the unit in The Charge of Omdurman. This magn... read more