ARMS AND MILITARIA SALE

13/02/2018     Latest News

 

Our 15th March Sale will contain a section of Arms and Militaria. The sale will include a good private collection of over 60 bayonets which has been built up over the last eleven years. The theme of the collection is World War One and the diversity in bayonets seen truly illustrates the number of countries that were sucked into the Great War. This is illustrated in the variation of the SMLE (Short Magazine Lee Enfield) bayonets seen on sale in March, with the same basic pattern being made in Britain, America, Australia, and India.

The sale will also include other arms and militaria from separate sources including an interesting and rare Smatchet with original leather scabbard. The Smatchet is a short heavy fighting knife designed by Captain William Fairbairn in World War II and is ‘an ideal close-combat weapon for those not armed with a rifle and bayonet’. Smatchet’s similar to this one were used by special forces and Commandos, SOE (Special Operations Executive) and OSS (Office of Strategic Services) within the British and American army from World War Two onwards. 

Thursday 15th March sale starting at 10am 

Viewing Wednesday 14th March 9am-5pm, Thursday 15th 9am-10am or by appointment outside these times. 

If you have any Arms and Armour or Militaria you would like to add to this sale please call 01270 623878 or email chris@peterwilson.co.uk

 

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

We'd like to keep you up to date with news about our auctions and upcoming events. Enter enter your details below:

 


 

LATEST TWEETS