There are always items that I am looking for. My hobby is collecting items related to Canadians who served in special units in World War II (WWII) and regarding military snipers (mainly WWII).
FAMILY RELATED ITEMS – Genealogy – I am especially looking for the following which were awarded to relatives of mine. I would like to purchase these if available or if they are not available, to at least know the location(s) of these items that are connected with relatives.
Rifle, Lee-Enfield No. 4 MK.I* serial number 28L0844 as it was connected with a family member.
WWI medals, Death Penny, Memorial Cross etc. of Lieut. Earle Walter HUME, 27 Bn. CEF, Died of Wounds 28 April 1918.
WWI medals, Memorial Cross etc. of 211141 Pte. Charles Gordon MCKAY, CAMC (Canadian Army Medical Corps) died May 1918.
1885 medal (North West Rebellion) and any other medals of MAJOR (ACTING-PAYMASTER) James Robert HEAKES, QOR
OTHER MILITARY ITEMS
R.E.L. made No. 67 MK. I (aka C No. 32 MK. 4) rifle telescope and case, ideally with the matching rifle or at least with the marching mount and scope base that attached to the rifle.
Mount for Canadian version of Griffin & Howe type scope mount, the bottom part that is permanently attached to the rifle. Both long and short versions are wanted. For C No. 67 MK. I scope – Accessories – Carrying Case, web scope caps, rubber eye shield.
- Windmill sight and furniture (wood) for ASC Experimental Sniper Rifle
- Canadian military Long Branch Monte Carlo style butts (two). Cheek rest is built into the butt, pistol grip is very pronounced and has a black plastic round bottom cap to extend the grip and there is a rubber recoil pad. There would be Canadian issue markings under the front of the butt grip. There will usually be numbers stamped into the top e.g. 23-C
- Sniping related items for Canada and UK.,especially CANADIAN scope brackets and scope cases. e.g. manuals, No. 15 rifle transit Chests, No. 8 scope cases, original scope brackets for the No. 4 rifle etc.
- Original manual “ARMY TRAINING INSTRUCTION No. 9 THE ORGANIZATION, TRAINING, AND EMPLOYMENT OF SNIPERS 1944” (I have a reproduction of this)
- CASE, C. NO. 47 INST. STAND / C. MK. I CGB 4920 – canvas bag for the folding tripod used with the Telescope, Observing, Sniper’s C MK.I
- Long Branch brackets (mounts) for No. 32 scopes. I need two.
- Long Branch No. 4 rifles – Unusual versions e.g.
- ASE serial number prefix
- J-5550- serial number prefix
- EX serial number prefix
- DP and no serial number (Display Purpose?)
- DP and serial number (i.e. DRILL PURPOSE)
- Laminated wood furniture on rifle
- Cutaway or skeleton
- Winchester Pattern 14 original stock or complete rifle, all original. (2017-08-05 I have a virtually MINT WINCHESTER Model of 1917 in .30/06 for sale or trade and WINCHESTER M1917 bayonet with scabbard.)
- Canadian Film & Photo Unit (CFPU) WWII original uniform(s), insignia and equipment
- Unusual LONG BRANCH rifles e.g.
- Any Long Branch sniper rifles, parts, special accessories or R.E.L. rifle scopes.
- Long branch rifles with unusual serial numbers. Normal is 1 or 2 numbers, then “L” then up to 4 numbers e.g. 12L3456 Unusual cases might be: “ASE …”, “ASC…” “EX …” (exhibition or experimental)
- “J-5550” serial number prefix rifles.
- “DP” (no serial number) Believed to be “Display Purpose” or “Demonstration Purpose” Also “DP” with serial number.
- “LT” Line Throwing Rifle (marked “LT” or “LINE THROWING RIFLE” and the rod with eye at the end)
- “Drill Purpose” rifle. marked “DP” but also had a serial number. Often has one or more white bands painted on them. Not safe for firing.
- Long Branch Training Rifle. Does not fire a projectile. A needle sticks out the muzzle.
- No. 5 “Jungle Carbine” made at Long Branch.
- Laminated wood version of No. 4
- New Zealand issue marked No. 4 MK. I or MK. I*
- Skeleton and/or cutaway of a Long Branch made rifle.
- Winchester Model 94 PCMR C/|\ (ideally serial number 1317105)
- REL 5X sniper scope
- REL Scopes cases
* REL scope case C No. 8 MK. I (steel)
* REL scope case C No. 18 MK. I (steel, for Lyman No. 32 T.P. Mk. I scope)
* REL scope case C No 8 MK. 2 (canvas)
- M1D sniper rifle. Prefere complete with scope, mount, flash hider.
- Patt’14 Winchester (or complete stock for same)
- C3 and/or C3A1 Canadian sniper rifles and scopes.
- World War I SMLE with sniper scope (e.g. Periscope Prism Co. (P.P.Co.) Prefer complete rifle but will consider unattached Scopes (PPC, Aldis, Winchester A5) and brackets (mounts.)
- Patt’14 with sniper scope.
Militaria – This may include uniforms, insignia, equipment, weapons (edged weapons, firearms (Restricted and Non-restricted) and deactivated firearms), photos etc. Of special interest are:
Uniforms, items, photos and documents of Canadians who served as snipers and/or served in:
First Special Service Force
1 Canadian Parachute Battalion.
Special Operations Executive (SOE including Force 136)
British Security Co-ordination (BSC)
CFPU Canadian Film and Photo Unit
RCN Beach Commando “W”
1 Canadian Parachute Battalion uniforms, ideally with name of veteran so it can be researched.
Welrod (DEACTIVATED) [Canadian War Museum’s live specimen shown]
Johnson M1941 LMG DEACTIVATED