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Remington New Police .36 Percussion Revolver, c.1863An early Remington New Model Police revolver, c.1863, presented in crisp condition with sharp profiles. Having just a 5-shot capacity, such midsize revolvers with their smaller .36" calibre cylinder and reduced weight, became popular belt carry weapons. With most being converted into cartridge firing, makes the original percussion revolvers rare to find.
Offered in full working order, this example has clear signs of carry but it remains a very well cared for revolver - probably having been professionally maintained. The ironwork has been reduced to a dark grey age patina, yet the barrel address and lines are all clear, straight and in cosmetically untouched condition. Grips, screw heads, nipples and bore are all tidy.
Barrel length = 5½ inches
Overall length = 10½ inches
Code: 50963Price: 1250.00 GBP
S&W Model 1½ .32" RF Second Issue Revolver, c.1868This fine Smith & Wesson Model 1½ revolver represented an improvement over the original tip-up barrel design, as it was upgraded to chambered the larger .32 Rimfire cartridge. The reference to the "Second Issue" refers to the company's introduction of a fluted cylinder, which was available from 1868. In this guise, these revolvers became a hugely popular choice as a self-defence or back-up weapon.
Presented in fine and crisp condition, this revolver has a near perfect bright bore, as well as a tight working action. Cosmetically most of the original plated finish remains and this revolver shows just minimal wear - possibly being unfired. The grips are in good condition, retaining their factory varnish and the screw heads are clean throughout.
A superb collector grade example at a very reasonable price.
Barrel length = 3½ inches
Overall length = 8 inches
Code: 50970Price: 590.00 GBP
Polish Citizens' Militia - MO Police Whistle c.1947In 1944 a Soviet-sponsored Polish Committee of National Liberation effectively replaced all pre-war authorities. As such, the police no longer existed but in their place, the Committee authorised the Milicja Obywatelska or, Citizens' Militia, to act in the capacity as the government's law enforcement agency. With their training establishment in Legionowo, Poland, the early MO became feared through their use of strong-arm tactics to impose order. Seen by many to be a tough paramilitary force, the MO was not replaced until the 6 April 1990, when it was transformed back into Policja.
Offered here is one of the Militia's rare dual chambered whistles. Made of substantial cast and riveted aluminium, these whistles blow extremely loud with a piercing tone. It is all fully marked and in excellent order throughout.
Code: 50969Price: 275.00 GBP
Colt .41" Single Action Army M1877 Revolver, c.1900Selling on consignment: A good and original example of the Colt Single Action Army revolver, chambered for the obsolete .41 calibre. Made in 1900, this revolver is in crisp working order with an excellent action and matching numbers throughout. Cosmetically it shows signs of carry and holster wear, with the finish reduced to a frosted and dark patina. All markings are clear and the screw heads are sharp, whilst the grips are in very good order with no losses or cracks.
Basically, a solid example with a good bore for the money.
Barrel length = 5½ inches
Overall length = 11 inches
Coastguard Pattern Pistol c.1850Selling on consignment: A Coastguard patten percussion pistol with proof marks and inspector's stamps. Offered in presentable condition, this pistol does show signs of overall cleaning and wear but nevertheless, it retains many original features including, swivelling ramrod and Crown marked belt hook. Some closed fractures to the right of the forend suggest that the pistol has led an active service life yet, this robust pistol remains in full working order.
Barrel length = 5 inches
Overall length = 12 inches
Code: 50965Price: 390.00 GBP
Wishing You All A Happy New Year!Here's something to be happy about in 2019; to celebrate the New Year, ZMW Militaria is pleased to offer our customers a selection of collector grade items at special prices, with free UK postage.
Code: 50941Price: On Request
1938 Royal Air Force Mess Room Fusee Clock2019 New Year Special
A pre WW2 RAF fusee mantelpiece clock made by Elliott - having the movement dated to 1938. These much sought after 8 day clocks, served in officers' Mess Rooms at RAF stations. This example has a good and unrestored oak case, which is in excellent condition, having a rich and well figured grain. It is free from damage and repair, although a latch was fitted at some point to the clock's back door panel. The clock retains its original and unrestored silvered dial, as well as having genuine spade and poker hands. Furthermore, the brass bezel has not been polished, so it has retained much of its gilt finish, albeit a little speckled with age. When placed on a level surface, these chain driven and robustly built clocks, are more than capable of delivering accurate timekeeping.
Code: 50958Price: 995.00 GBP
Rare & Important Longines Explorer's Pocket Watch, c.18952019 New Year Special
Longines has a tradition of being an innovative watch company, keen to associate itself with all manner of world record breaking achievements. As such, Longines was often chosen by pioneering greats to assist in their endeavours. Whether it was on the railways, or far off Antarctic exploration, aerial conquest, ocean navigation... and the list goes on, Longines was always involved. However, one area of particular interest for the watch historian has been in the pursuit of military issue Longines watches - particularly in the diver's watch category where they do indeed hold a notable wartime intrigue. Yet their speciality waterproof watches can be traced right back to watches such as this extremely rare Longines' Explorer's Pocket Watch.
Dating to 1895, this Longines Explorer is for all intents, the missing link - an ancestor of the Special Forces diver's watches issued to the first Allied frogmen in WW2: Starting out as a waterproof silver pocket watch with the distinctive canteen screw down cover to seal the watch winder, the resulting dive-watches evolved by the mere addition of strap lugs to an improved watertight case.
This particular Longines watch is also identical to the Explorers' Watches designed for the the Royal Geographic Society in the late Victorian era. Many of these are documented by the RGS as having served on notable scientific and surveying expeditions, which add considerable worth to them.
The Longines Explorer's Watch being offered here, was made for the London firm of Searle & Co. It was made entirely at the Longines' factory at Saint Imier, a fact which can be confirmed by the presence of Longines serial numbers inside the watch case. Furthermore, this watch is presented in remarkably good condition, free from significant service wear, showing only signs of careful carry, with just one barely obvious hairline in the vicinity of the stylised Roman IIII. The early original leather seals are also still intact, which would have been packed with wax and grease to ensure a hermetic seal. The silver hallmarked case screws up very securely and houses the excellent Longines Lepine 'Adjusted' movement, jewelled to the centre and looking factory fresh. Working well and keeping good time, the watch shows no sign of any inappropriate meddling - nor has it been serviced. A truly beautiful sleeper that could be a special one of a kind, made by Longines on a commission.
Worthy of further research, this Longines Explorer's Watch would certainly be an important addition to a collection of early watertight timepieces and, being dent free and altogether in premium condition, will be next to impossible to improve upon.
Code: 50943Price: 2750.00 GBP
1W.O.R. - Canadian Expeditionary Force - Ross Bayonet, c.19142019 New Year Special
Shortly after the outbreak of WW1, the Canadian government assembled a military force at Camp Valcartier in Quebec, destined for England. This became the original Canadian Expeditionary Force, which by the end of the war numbered 260 battalions. However, these very first troops were the ones that formed the 1st Battalion, of the 1st Brigade, of the 1st Canadian Division - Their unit was named the, 1st Western Ontario Regiment. As such, this Pattern 1911 Ross Bayonet Mk II, can be attributed to being one of their issue blades, clearly marked with the Canadian broad arrow and "1WOR" stamp on the grip. The 1st Western Ontario Regiment went on to fight at Ypres in 1915.
Presented in excellent and untouched condition, this bayonet is fully marked, complete with its original leather scabbard, likewise in excellent order.
Code: 50945Price: 175.00 GBP
Police Pistol By Parker Field & Sons, c.18452019 New Year Special
A rare Constabulary Pattern tunic coat pistol by Parker Field & Sons, c.1845 (See "Police Firearms Officers' Association" website for an identical pistol).
It is documented in the police archives that as late as 1856, the Metropolitan Police purchased pistols of this design with swivelling rammers, at a cost of £2 6 shillings apiece, for issue to their Inspectors.
Serially numbered and with an impressed rack number on the furniture, this is an overall very good example of its type, although it has a working life repair at the front - This has been very well executed in antiquity. Offered with a strong working action, crisp marking, original barrel colours and good bore.
Barrel length = 4 inches
Overall length = 8½ inches
Code: 50948Price: 750.00 GBP
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