Wharton Militaria
 deactivated
Due to U.K legislation, we cannot and do not post deactivated weapons outside of the United Kingdom.
Points on the terms 'Old' and 'New' Specification Deactivation. Old specification refers to weapons which have been deactivated before October 1995 whilst weapons deactivated after October 1995 are known as new specification deactivated weapons. Old specification deactivation rules permitted submachine guns and semi automatic rifles to have working actions able to be fully stripped down to their major component parts. Revolvers were permitted to have unblocked cylinders enabling inert ammunition to be put into the cylinder but under the new specification rules this was no longer permitted. New specification rules now legally oblige that submachine guns and semi automatic rifles have all their actions cut and welded to the weapon body prohibiting cocking or dry firing. Cocking handles and levers may be left free running in their groves. Change in law on deactivated firearms came into force on 8 April 2016, see the below link for the current situation. http://lewisnedas.co.uk/Newsroom/News/change-in-law-on-deactivated-firearms-in-force-from-8-april-2016.html Still mixed messages abound, however it is clear that the EU does not want to recognise the UK deactivation certification, however, the UK law does! On Tuesday 2nd May 2017 a penalty is introduced for anyone breaking the deactivation law which came into force on the 8th April 2016. From that date on it will only be legal to offer deactivated weapons which have a valid EU-UK deactivation certificate. Without such a certificate, it is illegal to sell or to offer for sale or to give or exchange such deactivated weapons. In the case of mortars, flare pistols, grenade launchers, rocket launchers etc. they must deactivated and certificated to the 2010 UK specification.

DA0001
DA0001
A beautiful and stunning hallmarked silver Vickers Machine Gun mounted on a black plinth. Model is an absolutely beautiful example of the finest silver wear from the dinning tables of the military messes. The vickers itself is approx 8 inches long barrel tip to grips, standing some 5-6 inches in height, plinth size is extra giving a very commanding presence to any table centre. This is not only an investment as silver prices continue to soar but a fine piece of silver art. Simply awesome!

DA0002
DA0002
A very scarce deactivated WW1 303 Vickers heavy machine gun and tripod in excellent all round condition, fully dry firing and stripping. The fluted jacket has the serial number 'L3576' with WD arrow dating it to the last year of WW1. The vickers retains almost all of its finish, it strips, cocks and dry fires and is fitted with flip up long range sight. The jacket shows sign of a contemporary jacket repair. Complete with its tripod which is later dated. Pictures of Vickers mounted on the tripod to follow. A very difficult HMG to obtain, especially being a fluted jacket example, excellent example for the discerning collector.

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DA0004
A very rare L1A1 'snub nose' SLR as made for the SAS.  Less than 100 of these specialist L1A1 weapons were made for the SAS, primarily used by the Australian and New Zealand SAS in Vietnam and the Middle East. Fully strippable, working 'action' moving parts and dry fires.  Black finish with a few minor marks through usage. This is a very rare limited manufactured L1A1, complete with its original SUIT sight. A sound investment for both the SLR and SAS collector, a fine example of a special forces weapon. Simply rare!

DA0005
DA0005
A very scarce and sought after 'Falklands Conflict' folding stock FAL - extremely rare collectors weapon, nicely marked 'Fabrica Militar De Armas Portatiles - Rosaris Industrica Argentina'. Deactivated with full moving/working action, field strips and dry fires. A rare weapon for the descerning collector of both FALs and the Falklands Conflict. Simply Rare!

DA0006
DA0006
UZI 9mm sub machine gun, Israeli Military Industries (IMI) dated 1961, New Spec deactivation. An excellent example of this iconic weapon, it has undamaged composite pistol grips and short fore-stock, sound metal work throughout and a detachable wooden stock with steel butt plate. The stock is fitted with sling swivel, nicely stamped on the left side with 'MP UZI Kal. 9mm' and serial number '83255' with manufacture date of 2/61 (February 1961) together with the manufacturers mark 'IMI' (Israel Military Industries). Deactivated to ‘New Specification’ the weapon has a moving top cocking lever which pulls back against spring tension but does not lock, top cover can be removed to reveal the inside and top cover spring housing, the trigger and grip release work, the safety catch is locked in the ‘fire’ position only. The insides of the UZI have been correctly welded in a sympathetic manner to ensure legal compliance and consideration to the fact this is an iconic collectors weapon. UZI is fitted with the correct 32 round magazine, again to the new spec requirement. A superb example of an UZI albeit a new spec deactivation.

DA0015
DA0015
A fine Martini Enfield .303” carbine in very good condition, stock style that of the artillery carbine, the lock is a falling block of Peabody-Martini-Enfield form. Inscribed on the left side of the action is a crown over 'VR' over 'ENFIELD' over '1896' over crown and arrow over 'M.E.303' over 'C.C.1.' The government disposal mark appears on the action and the barrel plus there is a fair number of view, proof and acceptance marks on the barrel and action. The barrel is fitted with a blade foresight and a tangent rear sight. A nice example of this fine early Empire rifle that saw service in African and Indian.
     £400.00
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DA0017
DA0017
MG53 tripod, American Browning .30 cal tripod, complete with the scarce T and E Gear ground conversion kit, a fine looking MG and tripod combination rig, impressive looking when the MG is mounted. A sound investment as well as a fine MG set up.
     £375.00
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DA0019
DA0019
An excellent Bundeswehr MG3 Tripod for an MG53 mounted combination, complete with sight and very scarce battery box, all in excellent display ready condition - battery box case a little brittle now with time, an impressive set-up, as soon as the weather improves will re do the images, last two action images courtesy of the Bundeswehr.
     £500.00
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DA0026
DA0026
A scarce factory made cut-away No.4 Mk1 Skeleton gun for the Lee Enfield rifle, with full moving parts, manufacturers codes and stamps to the side. Deactivated Skeleton (Sectionalised) rifles were used as training aids to demonstrate the workings of a bolt action rifle. It has areas cut away to reveal the inner workings, so when cocked, stripped or dry fired the parts can be seen working. A must have for the descerning Enfield, WWII collector or those with an engineers appreciation of rifle technology.
     £425.00
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DA0029
DA0029
A genuine sabot petal from a 120mm Chieftain and Challanger tank round made into an instructional techniques plaque. Comes with a genuine section of original nylon drive band and a replica core to give an appearance of a finished round, all nicely mounted on to a backing of the gunners TLS sighting. A must for any tankie's den, shed-bar or collection, a very impressive plaque.
     £100.00
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DA0037
DA0037
A very scarce surving WW1 grenade presentation piece of a mounted grenade casting, possibly a commercially made item or something produced by the Ministry, dated 1915, used as a presentation item possibly for manufacturers of grenades or general fund raising. In beautiful condition, minor chip on the underside of the base, a really interesting item showing a grenade body as it was cast by the foundry, top has been hinged to allow a look inside the body.
     £225.00
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DA0038
DA0038
WW1 British Number 23 MkII sectioned rifle and hand grenade in excellent condition. Grenade is complete, still with its purpose made stand, contemporary sectioned for instruction, body has ‘EF’ under the area covered by the arming bar. The base plate is maker marked, possibly ‘A&GLD’ and ‘No23 MII’ along with a ‘7’ and a ‘1’ either side of where the grenade rod would be screwed into the base plate. The No23 MII rifle and hand grenade was introduced in June 1917 becoming obsolete by early 1921. A scarce original WW1 ordnance instructional grenade.

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DA0039
WW1 nickel plated Mills grenade casings in excellent condition. Original Mills grenade casings which have been factory nickel plated for presentation and mounted on to heavy stands. Grenade casings retain the full nickel finish and look impressive, not sure if they were used as they are or perhaps as bookends etc. Something different and not seen before.
     £255.00
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DA0040
DA0040
An extremely scarce early British ball hand grenade, cast iron ball body, originally filled with black powder it was ignited with a 'bickford' type burning fuse through the centre of a wood bung, still retained. An example is illustrated in the introduction to Rick Landers book ' GRENADE' and one is displayed at the Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham. An extremely scarce collector’s grenade and the starting point for the British grenade collection.
     £255.00
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DA0041
DA0041
A scarce surviving WW2 German practice stick grenade, in excellent condition. During the German infantryman's skill at arms training practice grenades were used to teach the accuracy of the grenade throw and placement. The practice grenade is true to the functional grenades characteristics to ensure the best practice is achieved. These are collectors pieces in their own right and favoured by re-enactors and ordnance collectors alike. A fine and interesting collector's item and hard to find in any condition.

DA0042
DA0042
British Sterling Sub-Machine Gun (SMG) 9mm L1A2 magazines in excellent condition. Magazines are all nicely stamped 'magazine 9mm L1A2', two are marked F59 with a small 'K65' at the mag plate end, one is marked 'CRIIIA' and has MTY 57 along with a small crossfoot arrow. Nice magazines that no longer seem to be available, price each:

DA0043
DA0043
A nicely marked Colt AR-15 5.56mm magazine in excellent condition. Not an easy magazine to find.

DA0044
DA0044
Now scarce WW2 Sten Gun Magazines in excellent condition, both nicely marked, one coded 'MMOP S82' for Morris Motors, Oxford and the other 'M13' for Austin Motors, Longbridge. Two fine magazines to long gone British motoring legends. Price each:

DA0045
DA0045
Now scarce WW2 Sten Gun Magazines in excellent condition, both nicely marked 'M13' for Austin Motors, Longbridge. Price each:

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DA0046
An extremely scarce 303 Vickers HMG flash hider in excellent to unissued condition, still with its wartime dated leather pouch. Pouch nicely marked with manufacturers detail and dated 1944. Simply rare to find these days especially in such fine condition, something for the descerning Vickers collector.
     £245.00
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DA0047
A scarce WW2 dated 303 Vickers HMG tabbed ammo belt, 250 round, dated 1941, belt is basically in unused condition. Correct colour and appearance for WW1 but made in 1941. These wartime dated belts are extremely rare to find especially in such excellent condition. Nicely stamped metal tab, maker 'Eyelets, Melb' and the reverse side '.303 Dunlop', scarce.
     £155.00
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DA0049
WW2 Vickers Machine Gun Clinometer in its original leather box, dated 1944, in lovely clean condition. Clinometer dated 1944 and in excellent to unissued condition.

DA0050
DA0050
Nicely marked, wartime dated 1942, Vickers HMG leather pouch in excellent condition.

DA0051
DA0051
A now scarce MG42/53 double barrel carrier in excellent condition, without dents or damage, this one has not seen much use at all, normally vehicle carried though also found in the infantry role too. Original beech wood lid and painted in sand colour for Balkans or Egypt. A scarce item that will only become harder to find especially in such fine condition.

DA0052
DA0052
Original double ‘Gurttrommeltrager' carrying frame with two mint MG34 MG42 50 round belt drum magazines. Original Wehrmact with post war repaint finish, beginning to flake away, easily stripped back to reveal wartime manufacturers codes etc. Drums clip onto the side of the MG34 and MG42.
     £215.00
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DA0053
DA0053
Original double ‘Gurttrommeltrager' carrying frame with two mint MG34 MG42 50 round belt drum magazines. Original Wehrmact with post war repaint finish, absolutely mint condition, never been used, wartime manufactured dated 1940. Drums are maker marked 'hqu' and dated 1941 and 1942, each still containing the original belt links. Drums clip onto the side of the MG34 and MG42.

DA0054
DA0054
Original double ‘Gurttrommeltrager' carrying frame with two MG34 MG42 50 round belt drum magazines. Original Wehrmact wartime paint remaining, excellent condition, wartime manufactured dated 1943. Drums are both maker marked 'hqu' and dated 1943. Drums clip onto the side of the MG34 and MG42. Drums shown with 2 belts of bullets and dated starter tabs, available seperate if wanted.
     £320.00
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DA0055
DA0055
Original MG34 MG42 50 round belt drum magazine. Original Wehrmact with post war repaint finish, easily stripped back to reveal wartime manufacturers code. Drum clip onto the side of the MG34 and MG42.

DA0056
DA0056
Two original MG34 MG42 50 round belt drum magazine starter tabs. Original Wehrmact issue, wartime manufacturers code and dated 1940.

DA0060
DA0060
H&K G3 assault rifle 20 round light weight aluminum magazine. These magazines were used by the German military until the G3 rifle was replaced with the H&K G36. The H&K G3 rifle is the rifle that put Heckler & Koch on the map and continues to see services throughout the world. With the long distance stopping power of the 7.62x51 round and the legendary reliability of the H&K roller-locked system, security professionals around the world recognize the G3 for the capabilities it brings to any environment.

DA0061
DA0061
H&K G3 assault rifle 20 round early heavy steel magazine. These magazines were used by the German military until the G3 rifle was replaced with the H&K G36. The H&K G3 rifle is the rifle that put Heckler & Koch on the map and continues to see services throughout the world. With the long distance stopping power of the 7.62x51 round and the legendary reliability of the H&K roller-locked system, security professionals around the world recognize the G3 for the capabilities it brings to any environment.

DA0062
DA0062
Warsaw Pact AK-47 30 round magazine, all Steel construction, with reinforced ribbed back for superior strength.

DA0063
DA0063
WW2 American M1 Carbine 0.30 cal 15 round magazine in superb condition, nice finish overall.

DA0064
DA0064
British L1A1 SLR 20 round magazine,

DA0065
DA0065
British 30mm AFV shell cases, 7 in all, price for each or £50 for all.

DA0066
DA0066
A scarce drum magazine for the British GPMG, in excellent to unissued condition, these rarely turn up.

DA0067
DA0067
British issue 7.62mm L1A1 SLR complete black plastic furniture set in excellent condition, butt plate has fixing screw, likewise the fore grip, a very nice and clean set, increasingly hard to find these days.


DA0069
DA0069
British issue 7.62mm L1A1 SLR first pattern wooden butt in excellent condition, butt shows mimimal signs of use, is nicely marked underneath with the crowsfoot, 'L' and date 'B1961' and number '2', a very nice and clean wooden butt, increasingly hard to find these days.

DA0070
DA0070
An interesting desk calendar made from an Egyptian round, not sure of the calibre, mounted on to a plinth with a plague stating 'Egypt 1956'. By unscrewing the base plate the date of the month can be changed by turning the respective shell parts clockwise or anti-clockwise, really interesting military ornament, came from an ex-Sea Harrier pilot. Length just over 10 inches, round diameter is approx 44mm, quite heavy too.