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.
- Windmill sight and furniture (wood) for ASC Experimental Sniper Rifle
- Long Branch sniper rifle with serial number “ASE …”
- Base for Canadian version of Griffin & Howe type scope mount, the bottom part that is permanently attached to the rifle. Both long and short versions wanted.
- Canadian military Long Branch furniture (wood) for No. 4 rifles, especially Monte Carlo style butt and “L” Long butts in mint dark walnut 1945 to about 1951 manufacture.
- 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
- Winchester P-14 original stock or complete rifle, all original.
- Canadian Film & Photo Unit (CFPU) WWII original uniform(s), insignia and equipment
- Winchester Model 94 PCMR C/|\ serial number 1317105
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 in
First Special Service Force
1 Canadian Parachute Battalion.
RCN Beach Commando “W”
Special Operations Executive (SOE including Force 136)
British Security Co-ordination (BSC)
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