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A very good WW1 Imperial German luger holster with oval stamped maker & date ' Gebruder Rust 1917 ' to underside of top closure.
All fittings & stitching are totally WW1 period with no later repairs or replacements.
An excellent piece.
A nice set of the tan 6 X 30 Dienstglas complete with brown bakelite eyecuos, leather buttoning flap & neck strap & rubber lens cover.
Good condition with wear.
A WW1 German 98/05Na sawback 'butcher' bayonet coming complete with correct scabbard.
This classic piece has 'Erfurt' maker to ricasso & '15' date to black of blade with Prussian cypher. Blade is good with working pommel catch to handle & flashguard intact. Both wood grips have some bruising which is most often caused by the rigours of combat.
An iconic piece German trench piece !
A very nice 1916 dated example of the standard brown leather WW1 Imperial German 'Butcher' bayonet frog.
Good condition , no damage with clear date to reverse.
A rare pair of the Australian issue brown leather cartridge pouches as were on issue to Australian troops in WW1.
Several patterns of these pouches existed varying from stud closed compartments to snap fastener closure as is the case here. The snap fasteners are specific to these pouches & are unlike other nations versions of the period. There are faint markings to the bottom of the rear strap where the manufacturer & date are stamped. The markings can be seen & may be discernible with closer scrutiny.
This rare pair of pouches are used but in very good condition.
Interesting personal items ' Ditty bag ' decorated by the soldier with his unit of ' 451st R.E. ' which was the 451st Field Company of the 15th (Indian ) Division formed on 7 May 1916. There also the dates '1916-17-18' written to the front being the dates that he served.
A very nice German S.A ( Sturmabteilung ) dagger in excellent condition & with a good bright blade. Bearing the RZM maker mark M7/12 for Waffenfabrik Max Weyersberg, Solingen the cross grain of the blade is still nice and bold. The SA etched motto “Alles für Deutschland” is crisp. The reverse is marked RZM M7/12 for the maker Waffenfabrik Max Weyersberg, Solingen. Much original paint remains to scabbard with finishing to the rest of the dagger quite superb. The leather ' M5/25' marked hanger is in superb condition and is clearly marked & '39' dated on the reverse.
A superb piece that I am very pleased to be able to offer.
A WW2 German gas mask set complete with canister & its original wartime carrying straps.
Gas mask is in the M38 pattern green rubber with eagle & swastika waffenamt ink stamps to inside edge of facepiece. One eyepiece has the date 1941 with both inserted lenses1940 dated. The green FE41 filter is in very good condition. The carrying canister has a very high proportion of its factory dark green paint with three letter maker code & date 'mka42' to spare lens compartment. The embossed 'D' to bottom denotes an airtight canister 'Dicht' . 1940 dated Spare lenses are present to compartment. Both long & short carrying straps are of the midwar period with rubber ends which are marked & dated ' ebd43 ' .
Overall a very good set.
An interesting little grouping of items all brought back from WW2 by a British soldier & having remained in the family until now.
These items are luftwaffe related & appear to have been stripped from a luftwaffe tunic & fliegerbluse. Group comprises :
1. Pair Luftwaffe tunic red piped & number embroidered with NCO tresse shoulder boards from 22nd Flak regiment.
2. A Flak ( Red ) three gull collar tab from fliegerbluse .
3. Senior NCO red piped Flak shoulderboard with two rank pips.
4. Two blue sleeve rank chevrons.
5. Luftwaffe trade badge from sleeve
6. Party swastika souvenir.
Some moth as is typical with these groups but classic veteran acquired pieces.
A good German butcher bayonet with double maker to ricasso of 'H.Mundloss & Co Magdeburg' & 'Deutsche Maschinenfabrik , A-G Duisberg ' .
With 1917 date to black of blade this is surmounted with the Prussian cypher.
A classic 'bringback' weapon from the trenches of WW1.
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