Right side buttstock carries Chassepot rondel dated 1874, left side the Gras modification rondel dated Sept. Along with the much-modified Chassepot bolt, the Chassepot chambers were fitted with an insert to handle the 11 X 59R Gras cartridge. Finding these much-used rifles in such great condition is getting hard these days - and moreover, many were converted to 8mm Lebel. Brass action with hinged lid (rear tip of lid broken off), single large hammer fired by lanyard that passes through hole to underside of stock. Circa 1760 tome containing the full-size ( 10 X 15 1/2" ) military plates and text of Diderot's Encyclopedia.Condition overall is excellent - retains all fine arsenal conversion blue on barrel and receiver, bolt has light age patina and much dried grease (easily cleaned). Reduced to 0 Note: Gun comes with a fine condition Model 1874 bayonet and scabbard Reduced to 0 980) A Large Greener (or Greener-type) Whaling Gun circa 1860. Solid stock with reinforcing straps on handle/grip; brass plates at swivel bolt hole. No visible markings, barrel has uniform light pitting overall. Reduced to 0 1357) English Flint Pistol by Sharpe, Made for the American Trade. Plates illustrate gun manufacturing and tools; military musket components; 5 plates of infantry musket drill; 15 plates of complex infantry formations and evolutions (too many to picture all); Vauban fortification plans and siege methods; canno, mortars, carriages, siege weapons, etc.And speaking about their relationship, Dec said recently: "I think we've always been attracted to each other, but it has always been that thing of we work together. We always hung out."When she was single and I was single we'd go out for dinner on Valentine's night together because we didn't have partners.
The star, who won the award for Best Entertainment Performance with sidekick Ant Mc Partlin, couldn't take his eyes off girlfriend Ali Astall, who looked stunning in a printed dress.
The pair looked head over heels for one another as they enjoyed their meal inside the venue, intently looking into each other's eyes and chatting away.
The following Napoleonic era British swords: 1796 Heavy Cavalry Officers and Troopers swords; 1796 Light Cavalry Officers swords; 1803 Infantry Officers swords; Scottish Officers swords; any officers sword with Regimental device, markings, etc., on hilt or blade. (all the above must be in VG to fine or better condition and with scabbards, no restoration) Good examples of British military firearms pre-1898. 32 1/2" barrel with various arsenal poincons, "1874 S 79" (constructed as needle-fire Chassepot 1874, modified to Gras 1879), bayonet bar # AB 93866 ( matching ramrod, bolt and all bolt parts, barrel near chamber, and stock - an all-matching gun).
Receiver marked "MANUFACTURE D'ARMES / CHATELLERAULT" and "Mle 1866-74" (in this case, the "74" means the Model year the Gras was adopted). Stock solid, almost no dings, no cracks or repairs, never touched with deep clear conversion markings.
The Geordie duo, who are rarely seen apart, were briefly split as they received their honours as individuals. “It's a huge honour.” Donnelly said he hopes their recgnition will inspire youngsters from working-class backgrounds.
Speaking after being reunited, Mc Partlin said: “It's normally me that goes first and when they called Dec's name I thought I'll watch what he does. “You don't expect things like this to happen to lads like us from the west end of Newcastle so it's a huge honour,” he said.
This action does not have the double nipples said to be a feature of Greener's guns. PS: I know of one website where an original Greener harpoon alone is priced at 50.00 . 35", flat unfullered slightly curved blade with fine quality etching of "Crown over VR" scroll designs and maker/retailer "ANDREWS / 9 / PALL MALL / LONDON" , proof mark on obverse, back marked "PROVED".
Whether this is a Greener or perhaps one of the very similar single-barrel guns made by Cordes & Rechten of Bremerhaven, Germany, circa 1856, I cannot say. Incidentally, there is another site which provides quite good looking reproduction harpoons forged with the correct slotted shank with ring, at reasonable prices. Steel guard, grip with original shagreen and silver wire wrap (wear to inboard/reverse shagreen indicates sword was carried a good deal).
And while Ant and his wife Lisa Armstrong were sat next to them, the couple looked as though they only had eyes for each other.
Dec is believed to have started dating Ali, who managed both Ant and Dec's careers for over a decade, early last year but only went public in October 2013.
Percussion lock appears to be in working order, has a powerful mainspring. Andrew on cross, battle honour Sphinx over "EGYPT". 9" round brass barrel, .58 cal., Birmingham proofs, breech stamped "SHARPE EXTRA PROOF". Solid stock, no cracks or repairs, uncleaned and retaining nearly all original varnish with untouched raised grain surface (feathering). Pistol has strong character and is a nice example of a class of pistol that armed many Militia officers and Militia cavalry troopers, wagon drivers and canal and river boatmen, as well as citizens from New York to St. Marbled covers detached from spine, which has above title in gold letters.