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!
     £7,250.00
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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.

DA0003
DA0003
A nice pair of Belgian Sea-Service flintlocks, 14 bore, in very good condition, size approximately 15 half inches in length each with 9 inch barrels, full stocked with regulation brass mounts and lanyard rings. Markings difficult to read, one lock has a crowned ‘DN’ visible whilst the other is too difficult to see clearly, most likely the same as both were found together. Locks function, one better than the other, may well free up with some TLC and patience. Nice pair of presentable display flintlocks which may well come up better. Priced as a pair.
     £525.00
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DA0004
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.

DA0007
DA0007
Yugoslavian M72B1 RPK Assault Rifle in excellent condition, old spec with full working parts, these weapons were widely seen throughout the Balkans conflict. Manufacterers Mark 'Zastava-Kragujevac Yugoslavia'. Exceptional example of this assault rifle.

DA0008
DA0008
A scarce Ultimax 100 Mk2 light machine gun by Singapore Industries in excellent condition, it field strips, cocks and dry fires. The Ultimax 100 is considered one of the best and most accurate LMGs in the world, favoured by the US Seals and other special forces. The Ultimax 100 is extremely rare to find as a deactivated weapon.

DA0009
DA0009
Obsolete calibre German Commission 10.6mm breech loading revolver circ 1880 in superb original condition, wooden two part grip, lanyard ring, safety catch on left side frame, nicely maker marked and all matching component numbers plus regimentally marked on the grip frame, complete with correct holster with internal ammo holders. An extremely nice revolver - no licences are required for obsolete calibre historical side arms.
     £880.00
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DA0010
DA0010
A particularly nice obsolete calibre 54 bore (0.44 / 11.2mm) 5 shot percussion pistol by Beaumont Adams & Deane, London, circ 1853, 7 inch barrel with rammer, checkered wooden grip, foliate engraving, nicely maker marked, in good clean well presented condition. Not only a nice historical side arm but a good investment opportunity. No licences are required for obsolete calibre historical side arms.
     £925.00
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DA0011
DA0011
An obsolete calibre 0.577 / 14.5mm British Snider breech loading carbine by Hollis & Sons, gun makers to Her Majesties War Department, circ 1870, 18 inch rifled barrel, brass trigger guard and butt plate, an original build not a conversion, an excellent example - no licences are required for obsolete calibre weapons.
     £850.00
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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.

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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DA0018
DA0018
An excellent WW2 German MG34 machine gun and MG34 Lafette mounted combination, both in excellent display ready condition, an impressive set-up, as soon as the weather improves will re do the images and details of both the MG and the lafette. Lafette dated 1941, maker marked 'Dar'. A now scarce and sought after combination.

DA0019
DA0019
MG53 machine gun in excellent condition, these are becoming much harder to obtain these days, deactivated with a working action, it can be cocked and dry fired, the practical alternative to the extremely scarce MG42.

DA0020
DA0020
MG53 machine gun in excellent condition, these are becoming much harder to obtain these days, deactivated with a working action, it can be cocked and dry fired, the practical alternative to the extremely scarce MG42.

DA0027
DA0027
WWII Maxim 1910/30 Machine gun with Sokolov wheeled carriage, dated 1943. Complete with its bullet shield though this is not fitted in the photos, but is included within the transit box. Deactivated with a working action, it can be cocked, stripped and dry fired. Jacket is fitted with a "snow hopper". Complete with two ammunition boxes and 250 round belt.

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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DA0030
DA0030
A genuine sabot APFSDS 120mm Chieftain and Challanger tank practice round complete with the extremely scarce dart. A very impressive and difficult to obtain round.
     £550.00
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DA0031
DA0031
A genuine sabot APFSDS 120mm Chieftain and Challanger tank round complete petal body. Petals are very difficult to obtain especially a complete body.
     £235.00
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DA0032
DA0032
105mm M1 round and shell case, fuse marked 'BW53 MK8/1', round body marked '105mm M1' and dated 1963, shell case marked with both printed numbers and the normal engraved detail 'S9-ARS-75 and CN-105-F1' (printed Lot 7 ASS-75), images of the shell case to follow. A very impressive round standing some 41.5 inches tall.
     £525.00
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DA0033
DA0033
British 18 Pdr round and shell case in excellent condition, fuse marked in the inside 'BMC' and '381-17' for 1917, shell case marked 18 pdr I, though this could be II - see images, and dated 1917, a nice looking round.
     £115.00
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DA0034
DA0034
British 18 Pdr round and shell case in excellent condition, fuse marked on the outside with arrow, 'lot', 'C', 'EB' and '1000' plus other numbers that are difficult to read, shell case marked 18 pdr II, 'DYN' and dated 'CN 1916' with a manufacturing date code of '9-6-1916', images of the shell case to follow, a nice looking round.
     £115.00
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DA0035
DA0035
British 120mm Chieftain Tank round in excellent condition, nicely marked on body - see images - a difficult round to find.
     £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.
     £175.00
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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.

DA0039
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.
     £225.00
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DA0040
DA0040
WW2 Mortar bomb made into a table/desk presentation piece, has been nicely chromed, comes apart into two pieces, really fine looking display item
     £225.00
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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.
     £125.00
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DA0042
DA0042
An extremely scarce WW2 German Panther Tank round, (3.0") KWK 42 L/70 7.5cm, nicely marked, in excellent condition overall, these are simply not about anymore
     £800.00
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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:

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
British .303 Ammo Box - Vickers, pre WW2 issue, structurally sound, handle still surviving and strong, had been used by a veteran as his keepsake box full of badges and odds and ends. A good example.

DA0067
DA0067
British issue 7.62mm L1A1 SLR complete black plastic furniture set in excellent unissued condition, still in sealed bag of issue, butt plate has fixing screw, likewise the fore grip, very nice clean set, increasingly hard to find these days especially a complete and unissued set.
     £350.00
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DA0068
DA0068
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:

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.

DA0071
DA0071
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.
     £210.00
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DA0072
DA0072
WW1 German MG08 ammo box in good condition, structurally sound though has a few holes in the bottom, recovered on the Cambrai battlefield, lid is not joined though could be repaired or renovated, a nice ammo box over a 100 years old now. Has a coat of light brown protective paint other wise as found.

DA0100
DA0100
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.