WANTED – Militaria

C No 32 MK 4 later called the C No 67 MK 1 rifle scope, made by REL Canada.
C No 32 MK 4 later called the C No 67 MK 1 rifle scope, made by REL Canada.

1Canadian Parachute Battalion uniforms, ideally with name of veteran so it can be researched.

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.

  1. Rifle, Lee-Enfield No. 4 MK.I* serial number 28L0844 as it was connected with a family member.

  2. WWI medals, Death Penny, Memorial Cross etc. of Lieut. Earle Walter HUME, 27 Bn. CEF, Died of Wounds 28 April 1918.

  3. WWI medals, Memorial Cross etc.  of 211141 Pte. Charles Gordon MCKAY, CAMC (Canadian Army Medical Corps) died May 1918.

  4. 1885 medal (North West Rebellion) and any other medals of Major (ACTING-PAYMASTER) James Robert HEAKES, QOR

OTHER MILITARY ITEMS

  1. C No 32 MK 4 later called the C No 67 MK 1 rifle scope, made by REL Canada.
    C No 32 MK 4 later called the C No 67 MK 1 Rifle scope, made by REL Canada.

      WANTED – R.E.L. made No. 67 MK. I (aka C No. 32 MK. 4) bracket and carrying case. I have the correct rifle and C No. 67 MK. I scope, though I could always use more 🙂 

  2. Bracket Telescope C MK I for telescope C No 67 MK I
    Bracket Telescope C MK I for telescope C No 67 MK I

    Mount for Canadian version of Griffin & Howe type scope bracket, the bottom part that is permanently attached to the rifle. Both long and short versions are wanted. 

  3. Windmill sight and furniture (wood) for ASC Experimental Sniper Rifle 
  4. "Scout Sniper's Rifle" serial number ASC285 butt. I suspect that it is ASC-85-2) - Al Fraser-Fred Van Sickle picture shown in WITHOUT WARNING p.60 (edited slightly) This rifle is almost identical to the way mine would have looked during WWII.
    “Scout Sniper’s Rifle” serial number ASC285 butt and fore-end. I suspect that it is ASC-85-2) – Al Fraser-Fred Van Sickle picture shown in WITHOUT WARNING p.60 (edited slightly) This rifle is almost identical to the way mine would have looked during WWII.
    "Scout Sniper's Rifle" serial number ASC285 butt. I suspect that it is ASC-85-2) - Al Fraser-Fred Van Sickle picture shown in WITHOUT WARNING p.60 (edited slightly) This rifle is almost identical to the way mine would have looked during WWII.
    “Scout Sniper’s Rifle” serial number ASC285 butt. I suspect that it is ASC-85-2) – Al Fraser-Fred Van Sickle picture shown in WITHOUT WARNING p.60 (edited slightly) This rifle is almost identical to the way mine would have looked during WWII.

    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 

  5. Original manual “ARMY TRAINING INSTRUCTION No. 9 THE ORGANIZATION, TRAINING, AND EMPLOYMENT OF SNIPERS     1944”  (I have a reproduction of this)
  6. 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
  7. Long Branch brackets for No. 32 scopes. I need two. 
  8. 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.
  9. Long Branch No. 4 rifles – Unusual versions e.g.
    1. ASE serial number prefix
    2. J-5550-  serial number prefix
    3. EX serial number prefix
    4. DP and no serial number (Display Purpose?)
    5. DP and serial number (i.e. DRILL PURPOSE)
    6. Laminated wood furniture on rifle 
    7. Experimental
    8. Cutaway or skeleton
  10. Winchester Pattern 14 original stock or complete rifle, all original. 
  11. Canadian Film & Photo Unit (CFPU) WWII original uniform(s),  insignia and equipment
  12. Unusual LONG BRANCH rifles e.g.
    1. Any Long Branch sniper rifles, parts, special accessories or R.E.L. rifle scopes.
    2. 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) 
    3. “J-5550” serial number prefix rifles.
    4. “DP” (no serial number) Believed to be “Display Purpose” or “Demonstration Purpose” Also “DP” with serial number. 
    5. “LT” Line Throwing Rifle (marked “LT” or “LINE THROWING RIFLE” and the rod with eye at the end)
    6.  “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. 
    7. Long Branch Training Rifle. Does not fire a projectile. A needle sticks out the muzzle.
    8. No. 5 “Jungle Carbine” made at Long Branch.
    9. Laminated wood version of No. 4 
    10. New Zealand issue marked No. 4 MK. I or MK. I*
    11. Skeleton and/or cutaway of a Long Branch made rifle. 
  13. Winchester Model 94 PCMR C/|\ (ideally serial number 1317105)
  14. REL 5X sniper scope
  15. 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)
  16. M1D sniper rifle. Prefere complete with scope, mount, flash hider. 
  17. Patt’14 Winchester (or complete stock for same)
  18. C3 and/or C3A1 Canadian sniper rifles and scopes. 
  19. 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.)
  20. 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:

  1. Uniforms, items, photos and documents of Canadians who served as snipers and/or served in:

    1. First Special Service Force

    2. 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion.

    3. Special Operations Executive (SOE including Force 136)

    4. British Security Co-ordination (BSC)

    5.  MI-9

    6.  CFPU Canadian Film and Photo Unit

    7. RCN Beach Commando “W”

 

1CPB Officers badge

    1CPB Officer’s badge

 

 

1CPB Officers badge (back)

    1. 1CPB Officers badge (back)

1Canadian Parachute Battalion uniforms, ideally with name of veteran so it can be researched.

 

1 Canadian Parachute Battalion uniforms, ideally with name of veteran so it can be researched.

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First Special Service Force uniforms. I am especially looking for those worn by Canadian members, ideally with a name so that I can research it.

    1. First Special Service Force uniforms. I am especially looking for those worn by Canadian members, ideally with a name so that I can research and verify it.

 

FSSF uniforms and those worn by Canadians who had been in the FSSF.

    FSSF uniforms and those worn by Canadians who had been in the FSSF.

Welrod (DEACTIVATED) [Canadian War Museum specimen shown]

Welrod (DEACTIVATED) [Canadian War Museum’s live specimen shown]

 

Johnson M1941 LMG DEACTIVATED

Johnson M1941 LMG   DEACTIVATED