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From a collection of 18 mascots carried by WW1 soldiers. 1. Touch wood and Moon mascot Carried by a private of the Yorkshire Regiment in the war 1917. Wooden ball bead held between the horns of a crescent moon in pressed copper or brass. Face of the man in the moon, and ring for suspension.
From a collection of 18 mascots carried by WW1 soldiers. 18. Hyoid Bone from head of sheep worn as a mascot by a naval man (mine sweeper) Yorkshire Coast. 1916 Small bone, polished
From a collection of 18 mascots carried by WW1 soldiers. 3. Luck Stone mascot per Private White, Northants Regiment, Suffolk, 1917 Small white stone with a naturally formed hole through it.
Pattern 1796 infantry officer's sword. Etched pattern blade. Guard stamped PS in scroll script. Wire-wound handle, brass guard, folding section
Photograph mounted on card, showing officers of the 10th Battalion Black Watch seated and stood in front of the Victoria Rooms. 1915. All in uniform, most in trousers, some in kilts. Names written beneath.
Bass drum with wooden shell, one section painted gold as background for battle honours painted on it. Insignia (sphinx) and name of 15th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. Paper label with name A H Riseley, [...] Bristol 2 wooden hoops to hold the heads in place, painted in red, white and black stripes. Ropes tied across shell and hoops. One large metal ring for suspension
From a collection of 18 mascots carried by WW1 soldiers. 9.Evil Eye charm carried as a mascot by British soldier. Palestine. 1917 Turquoise blue glass flattened bead with white and black glass applied to create eye. Pierced through length.
From a collection of 18 mascots carried by WW1 soldiers. 10. Hand and Compass amulet, worn by the soldiers of Japan in the war. 1917 Preesde brass(?) hand, with small glass-covered compass set in palm on one side. Other side has seams as in a glove on the thimb and on the back of the hand. Loop at end for suspension.
From a collection of 18 mascots carried by WW1 soldiers. 11. Cent amulet carried for good luck by a United States soldier in the war. 1917 1904 cent with hole drilled at top of feather headress on head side, with pink and white tape threaded through.
Chassepot single shot breech-loading military rifle Model 1866. Round steel barrel with octagonal breech, rifled with 4 grooves. Blade foresight and adjustable ramp rearsight. Bayonet fixing bar at the muzzle. The breech stamped with various Ordnance markings including 'Cahen-Lyon Mle 1866' and the serial number U74708 and the date 1868.Breech-loading action with sliding bolt each component stamped with Ordnance marks and the serial number U74708. Attached to the stock by 2 steel barrel bands, the rear band with sling swivel, each band with a spring retainer. Wooden full-stock, the left side of butt stamped with serial number U74708. Furniture comprising steel butt-plate, trigger guard and rear sling swivel. Steel cleaning rod.
Iron musket barrel for a flintlock gun - iron breech plug, tang and tang screw
Percussion military carbine, Pattern 1856. Round iron rifled barrel, flattened breech with feint proof marks. Blade fore-sight and standing rear-sight with 2 folding leaves. Retained to the stock with 2 barrel bands. Iron ramrod with large domed head, retained to the barrel with a swivel link. Walnut full stock with brass furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard, fore-end cap and 2 ramrod pipes. Left side of stock with a saddle bar and swivel ring. Flat Enfield-type percussion lock with border line engraving and stamped with a Crown. Chained nipple protector. Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails.
Black wool cutaway front mess waistcoat, with 2 pockets and back belt adjustment. 4 brass Royal Engineers buttons. Back in twill silk. Lined in white cotton. Maker's label on back belt: Hobson & Sons, 5 & 6 Lexington Street, London W, with handwritten name of client: Capt J.A. Brown 2951.
Tailored black wool trousers with silver braid down outside leg to stirrup under the instep. Buttons on waistband for braces Maker's label: Hobson & Sons, 5 & 6 Lexington Street, London W, with handwritten name of client: Capt J.A. Brown 2951.
Curved bladed sabre or hanger, described as a police or militia hanger on its label. Brass hilt with shagreen bound handle
Dagger with slightly curved blade and handle bound in fabric tape. Wooden sheath
British breech-loading military carbine using the Jacob Snider hinged breech system of loading. Round steel rifled barrel with blade fore-sight and 2-leaf folding rear-sight. Stamped with Birmingham proof marks. Hinged breech block incorporating sprung firing pin and ejector. The breech block stamped Sniders Patent and arrow mark, together with G. Nattriss, Bristol (unrecorded). Internally stamped N&L 645. Bayonet mounting bar at muzzle. Retained to the stock with 2 barrel bands (forward band with sling swivel). Walnut three-quarter stock stamped GN on the underside of fore-end and with a sling swivel on the underside of the butt. Brass furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard and fore-end cap. Iron ramrod. Flat and plain Enfield type percussion lock. Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails.
Flintlock military style carbine by Hill. Round iron rifled barrel (7 grooves), with blade fore-sight and standing rear-sight, and lined touch-hole. Retained to the stock with 3 barrel pins. Iron ramrod. Walnut full stock, with chequered wrist, the butt formed with a cheek piece. Brass furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard, fore-end cap and 2 ramrod pipes. Engraved flintlock, signed 'Hill'; with anti-friction roller to frizzen and semi-waterproof pan. Retained to the stock by 1 sidenail.
Albini-Braedlin single shot breech-loading military rifle. Round steel barrel with octagonal breech, rifled with grooves. Blade foresight and adjustable ramp rearsight. The breech stamped with various Ordnance markings including . Breech-loading action with hinged breech-block, the block pivoting upwards for loading and containing a firing pin and hinged extractor, each component stamped with Ordnance marks. Attached to the stock by 2 steel barrel bands (the forward band with a sling swivel) and nose-cap, each with a spring retainer. Wooden full-stock with steel furniture comprising butt-plate, trigger guard with rear sling swivel. Side lock with hammer, the plate stamped JP50 within shield. Retained to the stock by 1 sidenail. Steel cleaning rod.
Military flintlock holster pistol. Round barrel with moulded rings at the breech. Secured to the stock by 2 barrel pins. Walnut full stock with plain brass furniture comprising butt cap, trigger guard, sideplate and 1 ramrod pipe. Iron ramrod. Flintlock sidelock with flat plate. Roller frizzen. Secured to the stock by 2 sidenails. No Ordnance markings.
Flintlock musket. Walnut full stock. Crude iron trigger guard, no butt plate or ramrod pipes. Iron octagonal to round barrel, secured to the stock by 2 copper bands. Ramrod missing. Military style flintlock with ring-necked cock, with indistinct signature (possibly Coulson - not recorded). Secured to the stock by 1 sidenail.
English flintlock shotgun, c1800 of very crude form. Iron barrel constructed in 2 stages, octagonal to round, with lower rib and false breech. 2 crudely constructed ramrod pipes (75.5cm). Engraved barrel tang. Bead fore-sight. Barrel secured to the stock by 1barrel slide with silver side-plates. Wooden ramrod. Crudely formed wooden half stock, with crude iron furniture comprising butt plate and trigger guard. Iron trigger. Lock missing.
Royal Bristol Artillery brass badge. City arms; 2 unicorns, a ship, and a castle. 'VIRTUTE ET INDUSTRIA/ ROYAL BRISTOL ARTILLERY'.
From a collection of 18 mascots carried by WW1 soldiers. 13. Cross of copper from a german shell, made and worn as a mascot by a Belgian soldier in the war. 1917 Small crucifx cut from copper sheet, with short arms. Engraved down the cross, 17 ARRAS, with the first A of Arras in WAR engraved across the arms. Small rounded shape on top, pierced for suspension, with length of linen tape.
From a collection of 18 mascots carried by WW1 soldiers. 15. African Bean carried for good luck by a man of the Royal West Surrey Regiment in the war. 1916 Large bean or seed, with wrinkled outer skin, black, and pale calyx attached to top. Drilled through for suspension, with short length of string.
Percussion military carbine, Victoria Pattern c1850, signed Conting?. Round iron smooth bore barrel, with blade fore-sight and standing rear-sight. Retained to the stock with 2 barrel slides. Iron ramrod with large domed head, retained to the barrel with a swivel link. Walnut full stock with brass furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard with finger rest, fore-end cap and 2 ramrod pipes. Underside of butt and fore-end with sling swivels. Flat Enfield-type percussion lock with border line engraving and partly obliterated inscription including the word 'Conting' (faint). Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails, one formed with a large ring for mounting on a saddle.
Bell top shako with metal equipment. Chin strap is detached from leather backing. Attachments loose but all present. Shako cords were originally green, now brown. Leather topped shako. 42-44. Royal Victorian Rifles.
Light cavalry type sabre c1780, with wooden handle. Said to have made by Jeffery, Bristol
Large silk Union flag, now very faded and discoloured, with central roundel to Gloucestershire Regiment. Silk is degraded and shattered, and has been stitched into netting to preserve it
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