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.

DA0003
DA0003
A now scarce early deactivated WW2 German MP34 machine gun in excellent all round condition, old spec, full dry firing and field stripping. The MP34 is dated 1942, it retains all of its finish, nice woodwork, it strips, cocks and dry fires. A now difficult MP to obtain and a sound investment too, excellent example for the collector.

DA0008
DA0008
A very scarce and sought after 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.
     £3,350.00
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DA0009
DA0009
A now scarce British L1A1 self loading rifle, known simply as the 'SLR', this iconic weapon was the main fighting weapon of the British Army from the 1950s through to the introduction of the SA80 in the late 80s, this example is nicely deactivation in beautiful mint condition with black plastic furniture. It would be hard to find a better example. A collection of L1A1 and other associated SLRs coming in shortly, complete with SUIT sights and bayonets, approx 6-8 old spec deacts.

DA0010
DA0010
A very scarce British and Australian L2A1 self loading rifle, this iconic weapon was part of the 'SLR' family and essentially an L1A1 fitted with a much heavier barrel, selective fire capability, a folding bipod and housed a 30 round mag. The L2A1 was considered to be the replacement for the BAR. This example is nicely deactivated and in beautiful mint condition with wooden furniture. It would be hard to find a better example. Approx 10,000 were manufactured through the 60s to 80s, this old spec deactivation is a Lithgow manufactured weapon with the serial number prefix of 'AD' matched to both upper and lower body and working parts. A very difficult weapon to find.
     £3,650.00
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DA0015
DA0015
A fine Mauser short barrel carbine, as originally issued to cavalry troops and favoured by the early German Paratroopers, made under licence from Mauser by the Belgian FN works, this example was produced for the Columbian military and designated the Mod. 1950, WW2 built carbines were recalibred to the newly produced carbines 30-06 calibre, in lovely almost as issued condition complete with its leather strap. A very nice example of a short barrel carbine with a working action that strips, cocks and dry fires.

DA0019
DA0019
A now very scarce MG42 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, maker marked 'swd' on the body, the top cover is marked 'bpr', nicely marked bipod 'bcd' with eagles, body is 1945 by Magot, there are however some postwar parts on the MG, a clear sign that this example saw service after WW2 - such parts are marked German licence source to the numerous armies using the MG42 post war e.g. Poland, Yugoslavia, Czech and so on. MG42s are simply not available these days so a good opportunity to those that want an iconic MG.

DA0031
DA0031
Luger P08 S/42, a nice example of a WW2 luger made by Mauser, nicely marked including name plates on the grips which have been erased - German Officers often had their own pistols either family weapons, personal purchases or presentation pieces. Deactivated with a working action, it can be cocked, stripped and dry fired, a well presented iconic side arm.

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.
     £465.00
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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.
     £195.00
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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.
     £255.00
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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
     £245.00
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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.
     £165.00
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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

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.

DA0053
DA0053
Original double ‘Gurttrommeltrager' carrying frame with two MG34 MG42 50 round belt drum magazines. Original Wehrmact with wartime paint finish, absolutely lovely condition, wartime manufactured dated 1943. Drums are maker marked 'Wa' and dated 1943 and 'Wa' - date covered. Drums clip onto the side of the MG34 and MG42. These are becoming hard to find these days, especially in wartime paint.

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.

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.
     £625.00
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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
British Royal Navy desk top plinth of 2 rounds, I think 20mm, headstamp on one I unscrewed is 'BPD VII 35 S' so likely the other is similar, the round cases have RN buttons fixed to them, nice little desk item, approx size is 5 inches wide and just short of 6.5 inches tall.

DA0071A
DA0071A
Trenchart Table Lighter, WW1 dated 1917, interesting table lighter made up from various brass casings, the lighter body sits in a 'tray' made up from a shell case base that is stamped No 19, 75M, A.C.P. Co and dated 1917, the primer cap is marked 'Eley London', there are no markings on the lighter body. Two of the lighter ports retain threaded caps, whilst the other does not ever appear to have been threaded or capped. Approx size is base 3.5 inch diameter, lighter body is 1.5 inches in diameter with an overall height is appox 6 inches. An excellent large piece of useful trench art.
     £120.00
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DA0071B
DA0071B
British Royal Navy desk top plinth of 1 round, 20mm I think, mounted on a bakerlite fuse container lid, headstamp is 'SMI III 37 CT', nice little desk item, approx size is 6 cm wide and just short of 18 cm tall.

DA0072
DA0072
An excellent condition WW2 German issued military sniper scope made by SRB A STYS, Praha, scope is serial numbered and has a tube diameter of 26mm (approx 1 inch). Excellent overall condition with clear optics and aiming mark, see images, tube has a tiny ‘ding’ where it’s been caught by a sharp point, possibly an armourers tool during set-up. Complete with its original quick release mounts for the K98. Many such scopes were used by the German military in particular the SS. A clean sniper scope with excellent clear optics brought back by a serviceman.
     £825.00
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DA0073
DA0073
An excellent condition WW1 into WW2 German issued military sniper scope made by Dr W Gerard, Charlottenburg, scope is serial numbered and marked 'C' along with the DRGM stamp, has a tube diameter of 26mm (approx 1 inch). Excellent overall condition with clear optics and aiming mark, see images. Complete with its original quick release mounts for the K98. Many such scopes were used by the German military in both world wars and in particular the SS during WW2. A clean sniper scope with excellent clear optics brought back by a serviceman.
     £845.00
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DA0074
DA0074
An excellent condition WW2 German issued military sniper scope made by K Gerard - Dr W Gerard, Charlottenburg, scope is serial numbered and has a tube diameter of 26mm (approx 1 inch), scope length is 33cm. Excellent overall condition with clear optics and aiming mark, see images. Complete with its original quick release mounts for the K98. Many such scopes were used by the German military in particular the SS. A clean sniper scope with excellent clear optics complete with rain lens covers and leather pouch, the top of which is missing.
     £1,250.00
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DA0099
DA0099
A Bundeswehr replacement range plate for the MG3 and MG53 Tripod, in unused condition, exactly the same as the wartime range plates.

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.