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).
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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).
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.