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Auction: Conflicts of the 20th Century
was auctioned on: 29 January 2021
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WARTIME SECRET SERVICES: OSS EXPANDABLE STEEL SPRING BATON AND LEAD WEIGHTED TRUNCHEON.

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Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 50, Views: 22

[USA: 1942-45.] An OSS (Office of Strategic services) expandable steel spring baton (cosh), with its original green leather handle and rope lanyard. Length of baton extended 420mm. Together with; An OSS lead weighted "Sap," or truncheon, the lead covered in woven rope, and painted black, with its original string lanyard. Length 200mm. 8 inches. Provenance: War Museum. Two lethal weapons, part of the arsenal of an OSS agent in the field. Both could be concealed up a sleeve, and both were silent and deadly at close quarters. See Melton OSS Special Weapons & Equipment, 1992. p.24/25.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Conflicts of the 20th Century
Date of the auction: 29 Jan 2021
Address: Bonhams London
New York