This is a nice original revolver, I have changed the cylinder pin release buttons because it was mangled but I believe I still have the original if desired. There is a repair to the right side grip and the front sight has been modified a long time ago. There is a streak of grey on the barrel but overall I would say about 65 % original blue. The case coloured frame is still showing good colour in the protected areas, original grips are smooth with little checkering left. Mechanically the gun functions as a colt SAA is supposed to. Has a very nice bore and clean sharp cylinders. Made in 1927, this pistol is restricted.
$3700 NOW $2800
A nice old hunter in a very desirable caliber, the bore has lots of good defined rifling with minimal corrosion and a slight ring at the location of the front barrel band, not to be confused with a bulge, this is just a ring of more defined corrosion. It should make a good shooter. Metal finish is mostly a brown grey patina throughout. The wood is surprisingly in very nice condition with no major flaws. Mechanically it works as it should. Manufactured in 1898, it is a working piece of history.
If you have been looking for a collector grade 1895 this is the one for you. Other than the added sling swivel holes this rifle is completely original and in very high condition. Blue on the barrel is 95%, the receiver is 85% plus. It has an excellent bright shiny bore and is an excellent shooter. Its chambered in 30-40 Krag or 30 US. if you prefer. Wood is excellent with normal marks and dings from hunting, no cracks or missing pieces. There are lots of 1895's out there but not many in this condition.
$2700 Can. now $2400
Australian 1907 Pattern Bayonet with 'SLAZ' Marked Grips.
An Australian 1907 Pattern, bayonet with 'SLAZ' marked grips. About 1927, bayonet production ceased and was re commenced late in 1940. Ricasso markings from 1940 are different, including the inspector's marks. The bayonet shop was transferred from Lithgow to Orange in July 1942. The wood room, which made up rifle furniture as well as bayonet grips, was removed from Lithgow to the Slazenger Sports Goods factory in Sydney in 1941, and the mark "Slaz" on the grips indicates manufacture there. After Japans entry into the war in the Pacific, Australian bayonet development moved rapidly into newer, shorter and specialised patterns. The blade is in excellent condition. The pommel has the push button release, which operates smoothly and clearance hole.
The Owen Sub Machine Gun was the only Australian designed sub machine gun to see use during the Second World War. Evelyn Owen designed the gun in 1939 and some 50,000 of the guns were produced by Lysaght’s Works and the Lithgow Small Arms Factory between 1941 and 1945. The gun was a simple blow back design, chambered for 9mm and much like the British Sten fired from an open bolt. The gun had a unique top mounted magazine that relied upon gravity to enhance reliable feeding. During the Australian military testing, against the Sten and Thompson sub machine guns, only the Owen would still function after being submersed in mud and sand. It was this reliability that endeared it to the Australian troops who carried it.
Like most sub machine guns, the Owen was not designed to accept a bayonet. However, during 1943 the Australians experimented with the idea of adding a bayonet, and subsequently decided to do so. The bayonet that they chose was based upon the standard British Pattern 1907 bayonet that was in use at that time on the SMLE rifles of the infantry. In August of 1944 the new Owen Mk 1 bayonet was adopted and the pattern was sealed. It retained the same hilt and grip pattern of the P-1907, but utilized a 10” blade instead of the 17” blade of the P-1907 bayonet. The World War II era bayonets were produced at the Orange Arsenal in Australia, and are marked “OA”, while the post-World War II version manufactured in 1953 was produced at Lithgow and is marked “MA”. Another World War II variant of the Owen bayonet was the Mk 1 /1, which was made by cutting down existing P-1907 (No 1) bayonets. On these Owen bayonets the 17” No 1 blade was cut down to 8”. Both bayonets used the same scabbard. Various contractors manufactured parts used in the bayonets, including Slazenger who made the wooden grip panels and Mangrovite Belting, who made the leather scabbard bodies. The scabbard of this bayonet was made at the Orange Arsenal.