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Small 'colour' flag, single-faced,white with a gold fringe around edge. Central appliqued sphinx in pink cotton, with black embroidered features. Above, C for C Company: below, TWELFTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE in right top corner, 4 scrolls for 25th April 1918, 28th June 1918, 21st August 1918, 28th August 1918 Possibly intended as a camp marker as too small for Regimental Colours
Small 'colour' flag, single-faced, green with a gold fringe around edge. Central appliqued sphinx in white cotton, with black embroidered features. Above, D for D Company: below, TWELFTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE in right top corner, 3 scrolls for 28th June 1918, 21st August 1918, 28th August 1918.
Small 'colour' flag, single-faced, blue with a gold fringe around edge. Central appliqued sphinx in white cotton, with black embroidered features. Above,A for A Company: below, TWELFTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE in right top corner, 4 scrolls for 25th April 1918, 28th June 1918, 21st August 1918, 28th August 1918
Bass drum with wooden shell, one section painted gold as background for battle honours painted on it. Insignia (sphinx) and name of 15th Battalion Glouucestershire 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
Wooden swagger stick with silver ferrule and ball head. Ball head made in two half hemispheres, with socket to fit the wooden stick. On the top in raised lettering '4 GR'
Square cigarette tin, red enamel. Benson & Hedgeas Super-Virginia Cigarette. Royal arms. On base, NAAFI STORES FOR H.M. FORCES Contains fragmnts of mdals ribbons for O.4514-8
Printed card accompanying medals O.4514-8: obverse, from Under-Secretary of State for War, transmitting medals awarded for service 1939-45 reverse, list of 10 standard medals and order in which worn,
Sepia tinted print of 30 men posed in front of a wooden building, with 3 men in the doorway,
Printed menu card for Christmas Dinner Xmas 1915 with insignia of Canadian Cavalry Depot D Squadron MENU soup Roast Turkey. Sausage Dressing. Cranberry Sauce Roast Goose. Apple Sauce Roast Sirloin Beef. Brown Gravy Brussekls Sprouts. Roast Potatoes. Christmas Plum Pudding. Brandy Sauce Mince Pies. Jellies Oranges. Apples. Grapes. Nuts. Raisins Coffee GOD SAVE THE KING Somerset Barracks Shorncliffe, Kent England.
Mounted photogrpah of 24 C&IMA veterans lined up on College Green as part of the recruitment drive of 191*. Front row seated, back row standing, veteran on left holding Union flag. Civilians behind holding up large rectangular banner 'WE HAVE DONE OUR DUTY COME AND DO YOURS'
Mounted photograph of recruits marching down Park Street, taken from junction with Unity Street. Men marching 3 abreast, led by Lord Mayor in carriage. Spectators on pavements. Policeman holding back traffic at junction
Sepia tinted print of Sargeant Leonard Hill in uniform. Postcard print, indistinct rubber stamp on back of photographer at 27 Castle Street
Studio portrait of the Hill family. Leonard Hill standing at back in uniform, beside wife / sweetheart and behind mother. Standing at back beside him Auntie May, Leonard's sister, with husband and daughter seated in front. Husband wears suit with prominent lapel badge - war work badge?
Embroidered postcard with embossed frame, embroidered silk envelope, Banner with BEST LOVE and violets, with flags of Britain and France, on flap of envelope. Pink flowers underneath. Written on back: My Dearest, I could only get two cards and I am sending you one and one home so please explain to May if she is disappointd. If I can get any more of course I will send them Jesse
Large framed photograph of Pte/Sgt Leonard Hill, Canadian Mounted Rifles, on horseback 'My Daddy on his geegee' as the donor knew it
Embroidered postcard with embossed frame, embroidered silk envelope, with flags of the 5 allies on the envelope flap, and A HAPPY CHRISTMAS underneath. Unused.
Printed condolence scroll from the City to the relatives of the dead, purple print on white cartridge paper, with name written in now faded black ink. Frame of pillars supporting a broken pediment with the arms of Bristol with supporters, the pillars standing on a plinth with a wreath in the centre. 1914, 1919 at top, text in centre of the frame signed by the Lord Mayor THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE The LORD MAYOR, SHERIFF and CITIZENS of Bristol desire to place on record their high appreciation of the heroic and devoted services rendered during the Great War by Archibald Allen who made the supreme sacrifice in upholding the honour of his country and in maintaining the principles of Justice Freedom and Truth To the relatives they extend the deepest sympathy and sincerely hope they will derive a lasting consolation in remembering that through their loss a great victory has been won for hummanity. July 1919 [signed] LORD MAYOR In original frame, addressed on backboard to Mrs C Allen, 21 Lancaster Rd, Mina Rd, St. Werburghs. No: 34
Shoulder title in brass, the word SEAFORTH in a curved badge. 2 loops attached to the back for a pin for attachment (present). Part of the uniform for the Seaforth Highlanders Regiment.
Home made rifle made by Mau Mau tribesmen. Crude wooden stock with barrel formed from metal tube. The breech block made from a coin and held in place by nails. Left side of butt crudely carved with initials K.L.F.A. (Kenya Land & Freedom Army). Leather sling.
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.
1896 Lee Enfield Mark 1 Bolt-action magazine rifle. Round steel barrel, rifled, with a raised blade foresight and calibrated and adjustable rear sight graduated to 500 yards. Retained to the stock by 2 steel barrel bands, the rear band with a integral sling swivel, the forward band also forming the nose-cap with integral bayonet lug. Wooden three-quarter stock, the butt formed with a 'pistol grip'. Small separate hand-guard covering the top of breech. The underside of the butt with a sling swivel; Stamped with serial number 9257F. Brass butt plate and loop form trigger guard. Receiver ring stamped with Crown, Enfield 1896, L.E.1. Steel receiver with bolt action (missing), the left side stamped , together with the serial number 9257F. Removable magazine (damaged) with chain retainer. Swivelling magazine cut-off. 2-piece volley sight on left side of receiver - the rear part formed as a folding bar with peep-sight; the forward part with pivoting marker and calibrated dial.
Percussion military rifle, a copy of the British Bruswick rifle and made by Pierre Joseph Malherbe, Liege. Round iron rifled barrel (2 grooves) barrel, the nipple bolster stamped 877 and stamped with Liege proof marks. Bayonet mounting bar at muzzle. Blade fore-sight and adjustable folded rear-sight. Retained to the stock with 3 barrel slides. Iron ramrod with cupped brass head. Walnut full stock with brass furniture comprising; butt plate, hinged patch-box, escutcheon, trigger guard with sling loops, fore-end and 2 ramrod pipes. Escutcheon engraved with the monogram of Tzar Nicholas I (1796 -1855). Tang of butt plate engraved with two headed eagle under a Crown and the number 877. Iron ramrod. Rounded Enfield type back-action percussion lock with border line engraving and marked 'P.J. Malherbe, a Liege'. Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails.
Martini Henry single shot breech-loading military rifle. Round steel barrel with octagonal breech, rifled with 4 grooves. Blade foresight and adjustable ramp rear-sight. The breech stamped with various Ordnance markings and proof marks including the serial number 4991 and signed George Gibbs, 39 Corn Street, Bristol. Attached to the stock by 2 steel barrel bands and nose-cap. The forward band with a sling swivel. Square iron receiver (with integral trigger guard) containing hinged breech-block with firing pin, the block lowered for loading by pushing downwards on a long loading lever handle behind the trigger guard. 'Cocked' indicator on right hand side of receiver. Wooden three-quarter length 2-piece walnut stock with steel butt-plate. Steel cleaning rod.
Mortuary sword with red velvet handle, broken half-basket and loose locating pin. Initials on blade.
Metal pot helmet. Hole in left hand side. Rivets missing from neck protector.
Cavalry sword with solid shell guard and braided wire handle. Blade has notched edge and tip is missing.
Militaria (loan 572M)
Double barred centre-fire shotgun. Side by side round Damascus twist barrels with upper and lower ribs, the upper rib with indistinct signature. Bead foresight. Barrels stamped with London proof marks and numeral 13; and 'Page Wood & Co.'. Length 76cm. Iron action with finely engraved standing breech, the breech engraved 'The Automatic 127 Patent'. Action 'table' stamped with London proof marks. Barrel release lever pushes forward to open breech, extract cartridges and re-cock hammers. Walnut stock with chequered wrist, and walnut detachable and chequered forestock. Engraved iron furniture comprising; trigger guard with long tang. White metal escutcheon. Ribbed horn butt plate. Right and left finely engraved side-locks signed 'T.P. Wood'. Secured to the stock by 1 sidenail. Wooden mahogany case with brass corners and lock, catches and carrying handle. The case lining and compartments missing (green baise). 2 wooden and brass cleaning rods present. Size 85.6cm x 23.3cm.
Percussion sporting shotgun by William Hole. Round Damascus twist barrels of side by side construction with top-rib and 2 ramrod pipes, signed William Hole, High Street, Bristol. Bead foresight and engraved false breech and barrel tang. Platinum safety vents. Barrel secured to the stock by 1 barrel slide with steel escutcheons. Wooden ramrod with brass tip and steel end. Walnut half stock with chequered wrist. Engraved iron furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard with squared back, and forward ramrod pipe. White metal vacant escutcheon. Double curved triggers. Flat engraved right and left hand percussion locks, the tails of the plates pinched in, and signed 'W.Hole, Bristol'. Secured to the stock by 1 sidenail.
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.
Percussion military carbine by Tipping & Lawden. Round iron smooth bore barrel, with blade fore-sight and standing rear-sight, signed along the top 'Tipping & Lawden, Birmingham & London'. 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 (engraved No.13), 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 inscription '2nd Regt. Punjaub Cavalry'. Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails, one formed with a large ring for mounting on a saddle.
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. Natriss, 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.
Flintlock military carbine - New Land Pattern Sergeants Carbine. Round iron smooth bore barrel, with blade fore-sight and standing rear-sight, the breech stamped with Kings Proof Mark (crossed sceptres and crown stamped twice). Retained to the stock with 3 barrel slides. Ramrod missing. Walnut three-quarter stock with Ordnance markings. Brass furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard with finger rest, sideplate with retaining screw, fore-end cap and 2 ramrod pipes. Sling swivels missing. Flat form New Land Pattern flintlock, stamped TOWER and GR under a Crown. Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails.
Shield with a decorated front: red background, 3 wavy black stars on a cream segment and a gold bird at the top left.
Small cannon or 'swivel gun', Burma. Round iron tapered barrel formed with integral 'tiller' and incorporating an iron swivel for mounting on the side of a ship or castle battlements.
English flintlock trade musket by Barnett, London. Long iron barrel, formed in 2 stages, octagonal to round, the breech stamped with the proof marks of the London Gunmakers Company and the number 30 (bore size). Muzzle with blade fore-sight. Secured to the stock by 5 iron barrel bands. Iron tipped ramrod (broken). Walnut full stock with butt of slim form. Iron & brass furniture consisting butt plate, trigger guard, escutcheon, sideplate and 4 ramrod pipes. The stock decorated with cloth binding and 4 bands of cowrie shells. Military style flintlock with rounded plate stamped Barnett, London. Secured to the stock by 2 sidenails.
Flintlock sporting gun. Walnut half stock with chequered wrist. Engraved brass furniture comprising; trigger guard, butt plate, rear ramrod pipe. Horn fore-end cap; iron ramrod (not original). 2-stage iron barrel, round becoming octagonal at the breech, with under-rib and 2 ramrod pipes. Brass fore-sight. Barrel constructed with a false breech and having an engraved barrel tang with sighting groove. Secured to the stock by 2 barrel slides. Breech struck with proof marks P & V, and unidentified 'star' mark. Plain flintlock with rounded plate, unsigned. Secured to the stock by 1 sidenail.
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