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OFFICERS GARDE du CORPS PARADE HELMET



CIRCA 1915 OFFICER GdC HELMET. THE LAST VARIANT WITH STEEP LOBSTER TAIL. OF TYPICAL WARTIME CONSTRUCTION, THE PARADE EAGLE AND WAPPEN IN TOMBAK, SILVER PLATED. THE EAGLE ATTACHED BY A SIMPLE STEEL NUT, THIS OBSERVED ON SIMILAR EXAMPLES. THE INSIDE OF THE PEAK LINED WITH RED FELT RATHER THAN KID LEATHER AS ON EARLIER EXAMPLES.

THE HELMET IS IN VERY SLEEPY, UNTOUCHED CONDITION OVERALL. HAS SEEN NO WORK OR RESTORATION, AND NO REPLACED PARTS. AS CAN BE SEEN, THE WARTIME THIN SILVER PLATING GONE TO THE EAGLE AND WAPPEN. LINER GONE LEAVING BEHIND A GREY WOOLEN BAND. TO AN UNTOUCHED UNCLEANED LIGHT BROWN PATINA OVERALL. MANY WOULD BE TEMPTED TO DO A COMPLETE RESTORATION ON THIS PIECE, AND IT WOULD INDEED LOOK FABULOUS. AS IS, IT IS ONE OF FEW OFFICER GdC THAT CAN BE DETERMINED TO BE GENUINE AT FIRST GLANCE. A "ONE LOOKER"

Code: 50107

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OFFICERS GARDE du CORPS PARADE HELMET



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Code: 50106

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WW1 GERMAN G.98 SNIPER SCOPE WITH CASE



A VERY RARE ALL COMPLETE UNIT. ONLY AROUND 16,000 OF THE THREE MILLION G.98 RIFLES WERE FITTED WITH TELESCOPIC SIGHTS AND USED AS SNIPER RIFLES. ALTHOUGH THE SCOPES DO TURN UP, THEY ARE USUALLY WITHOUT THEIR ORIGINAL MOUNTS, OR HAVE BEEN REMOUNTED FOR POST-WAR USE.

AN EMIL BUSCH 2.3/4 x SCOPE. NUMBER OF THE G.98 SNIPER RIFLE IT WAS ISSUED TO ENGRAVED TO THE TUBE. THIS THE EARLY VERSION OF THE BUSCH SCOPE WITH STRAIGHT-LINE MOUNTS, FITTED TO A HIGH MOUNT SET ON THE RIFLE. SOON REPLACE WITH THE OFF-SET MOUNTS, THE REAR AT A STRETCHED ANGLE. WITH ITS COMPLETE REAR EYE CUP IN LEATHER, MARKED - D.R.G.M. THIS PIECE MISSING ON MOST SURVIVING EXAMPLES, HERE IN GOOD SUPPLE CONDITION. (INSIDE OF THE LEATHER WITH A PLASTIC SLEEVE INSERT TO KEEP THE SHAPE, EASILY PULLS IN AND OUT). MUCH OF THE ORIGINAL BLUED FINISH TO THE STEEL BODY WITH NO RUST OR PITTING. OPEN CROSS HAIRS TO THE IMAGE WHICH S CLEAN AND CLEAR.

WITH ITS RARE BELT MOUNTED STEEL CARRYING CASE WITH MATCHING SERIAL NUMBER TO THE LEATHER LID. THE SNIPER WOULD CARRY HIS SCOPE ON HIS BELT WHEN ON STANDARD INFANTRY DUTIES. STEEL CASE TO A BROWN PATINA. MISSING ITS CLOSING STRAP FOR THE LID. THE BELT LOOP STILL SUPPLE. INSIDE THE LID WITH A LEATHER COMPARTMENT INSIDE WHICH CAN BE FOUND THE SETS ORIGINAL CLEANING BRUSH AND ADJUSTMENT KEY FOR THE WIND-AGE OF THE REAR MOUNT. ALSO STILL HAS ITS ORIGINAL CARD INSTRUCTION. A RECENT FIND IN A GARAGE. ALL COMPLETE AS THE DAYS IT WAS BROUGHT HOME BY A TOMMY AS HIS WW1 SOUVENIR. EVOCATIVE PIECE OF TRENCH WARFARE EQUIPMENT.

Code: 50893

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PAIR OF WW1 BRITISH 1903 PATT CROSS STRAPS



A PAIR OF THE ULTRA RARE P14 CROSS STRAPS - THE HARDEST PART OF THE 1914 EQUIPMENT SET TO FIND.

UNFORTUNATELY THESE HAVE BEEN CUT IN HALF AND WERE FOUND ATTACHED TO A CIVILIAN BACK PACK BY RIVETS. WE HAVE CAREFULLY REMOVED THEM AND WILL LEAVE THEM TO THE POTENTIAL BUYER TO DECIDE ON ANY REPAIR.

Code: 50892

165.00 GBP


PRUSSIAN 16TH HUSSAR REGIMENT BUSBY



THE VERY RARE 1915 PATT BUSBY. E/M, O/R HELMET. WICKER FRAME. WITH LEATHER COVERING. STEEL BANDAU TO THE FRONT. THE TOP MARKED H.R.16 OVER 1916. WITH 1915 PATT CHINSTRAP. INSIDE WITH DEPOT MARK TO THE 9TH ARMY, CORRECT FOR THE 16TH HUSSARS. ALL COMPLETE, HOWEVER, THE KOLPAK , ALTHOUGH ORIGINAL IS INCORRECT FOR THE 16TH, IT SHOULD HAVE A YELLOW KOLPAK. AS IS , LOOKS GOOD TILL A YELLOW REPLACEMENT CAN BE FOUND, OR MAYBE EVEN - DYE THE WHITE KOLPAK YELLOW ? THE LINING IS GOOD AND SUPPLE. STAMPED SEVERAL TIMES WITH A DIRLINGER OF MUNICH PROPERTY STAMP. THE HELMETS MAKER MARK TO THE INSIDE AT THE FRONT. LINING STILL WITH ITS ORIGINAL TIE. BUSBY COMPLETE WITH ITS RARE ORIGINAL UBERZUG WHICH IS IN EQUALLY GOOD CONDITION AS THE BUSBY WITH NO HOLES OR RIPS

Code: 50597

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PRUSSIAN 16TH HUSSAR REGIMENT BUSBY



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Code: 50596

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WW1 AMERICAN TWO PART RIFLE SLING, 1918



BROWN LEATHER TWO PART RIFLE SLING MAKER MARKED AN DATED 1918. FOUR USE WITH THE 1903 SPRINGFIELD, OR THE P-1917 RIFLES. LEATHER IS STILL GOOD AND SUPPLE

Code: 50891

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M-1887 PATT BREAD BAG STRAP, 143.R.



EARLY OCHRE BREAD BAG STRAP WITH ISSUE MARKS TO THE 143 INFANTRY REGIMENT. GOOD OVERALL CONDITION.

Code: 50890

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1910 DATED 99.R MARKED BREAD BAG



M-1887 PATT OCHRE BREAD BAG. REGT STAMP A LITTLE SMUDGED, BUT APPEARS TO BE J.R.99. REMAINS OF STITCHING TO THE INSIDE WHERE THE ORIGINAL OWNERS NAME TAG ONCE SAT. MISSING ONE INTERNAL FLAP STRAP AND ONE BUTTON FOR THE BELT LOOP STRAP. WEAR PATCH TO THE SIDE AS SHOWN.

Code: 50114

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13.R. MARKED EARLY WW1 GERMAN BREAD BAG



M-1887 PATT BREAD BAG IN OCHRE. INSIDE OF THE FLAP MARKED TO - 13.J.R. , PRUSSIAN INFANTRY REGIMENT. WITH MANS NAME IN INK. ALL COMPLETE AND IN GOOD ORDER

Code: 50120

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