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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By David R
Thank you for this excellent explanation of the...

Thank you for this excellent explanation of the different gun lock types. Which has cleared up a detail that was bothering me about the gun at the top of the thread.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By David R
Best guess is Indonesian, imitating a Shin Gunto....

Best guess is Indonesian, imitating a Shin Gunto. We know these were made with very variable approaches to copying the original. Carried by officers in PETA ... The Indonesian Independence militia.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 638
Posted By David R
A good point about the need to see it in hand to...

A good point about the need to see it in hand to be certain. To me the clincher is the quality of the silver-work, repousse and niello rather than poor filigree.... Do my eyes deceive me, or is that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By David R
Properly speaking, I would say it's a laminated...

Properly speaking, I would say it's a laminated or watered steel blade rather than Damascus, a term normally reserved for Wootz or Pattern Welded blades. It is a very nice piece indeed, and I find...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 962
Posted By David R
There is a reason I asked for a pic' of the whole...

There is a reason I asked for a pic' of the whole thing... More clues!
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By David R
Approximately 12 bore, but hard to tell with an...

Approximately 12 bore, but hard to tell with an old barrel. According to my gunsmith it had proof marks and etc, but now worn away to illegibility.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By David R
It's a civilian piece originally rather than...

It's a civilian piece originally rather than military, a shotgun rather than a carbine. One with a long and eventful life I would say.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By David R
It has a new hammer, the old one long gone.

It has a new hammer, the old one long gone.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By David R
Here we are, you can just see where another piece...

Here we are, you can just see where another piece has been brazed in....
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By David R
Percussion Coach Gun

On another thread there arose a discussion about Sawn-Off and other short barrelled Shot Guns.
Here is mine, bought last year at an Antique Arms Fair in the UK. I wasn't sure what I had bought at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 962
Posted By David R
Can we have a photo of the whole thing please.

Can we have a photo of the whole thing please.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd September 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By David R
I would have posted a photo earlier, but had to...

I would have posted a photo earlier, but had to wait for this to come back from the Gunsmith. A muzzle loading percussion Coaching Gun in my collection. The barrel checks out as having been made at...
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By David R
Could be from a Russian Naval Dirk....

Could be from a Russian Naval Dirk....
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By David R
One clue is that the actual grip looks to be...

One clue is that the actual grip looks to be covered in tortoise/turtle shell, natural or synthetic, often seen on Chinese and Japanese swords of the later 19th century..
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By David R
The blade has that indefinable something that...

The blade has that indefinable something that says 18th century to me. The hilt, very 19th.
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,511
Posted By David R
A western Runka is less a trident and more a side...

A western Runka is less a trident and more a side bladed weapon... Unable to load a picture, which is annoying.
Forum: European Armoury 26th August 2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,511
Posted By David R
Slightly off subject,but a reminder of how late...

Slightly off subject,but a reminder of how late lancers were used in the field. Indian Lancers in Mesopotamia WWI.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By David R
Thank you for responding, being a bit of an...

Thank you for responding, being a bit of an obsessive the subject of traditional oils and maintenance interest me. Would this be a good choice for a Keris?... While googling found a conversation here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By David R
I am intrigued by the mention of scented oil,...

I am intrigued by the mention of scented oil, what would be the usual oil, and how scented. I am familiar with Choji oil, tsubaki oil scented with clove from my Japanese blades
Forum: European Armoury 23rd August 2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,511
Posted By David R
I find "firing from the hip" of...

I find "firing from the hip" of interest. Frederic the Great's (der Alte Fritze) troops fired from the hip, to speed up the delivery of volly's, and the same was done by Prussian troops in 1870. (Gas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By David R
Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By David R
Thank you for posting this one. We see so much...

Thank you for posting this one. We see so much high class stuff that we forget that it was not the norm.

A bit like when you see the munitions armour and weapons from any era and nation, and wonder...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,757
Posted By David R
Hiya Thomas, thanks for the essay above. It's...

Hiya Thomas, thanks for the essay above. It's easy for people to forget or never know just how late modern steel production appears, and how late traditional methods stayed on even in the west.
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By David R
Oh, as for marking guns... If the firm paid for...

Oh, as for marking guns... If the firm paid for them, it wanted to keep them and not have them "walk"!

And another edit, a Wells Fargo Depot would store valuables. They would need guns to protect...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By David R
If you are trying to identify a coaching gun, as...

If you are trying to identify a coaching gun, as opposed to a sawn-off, there are things to look at.
Barrel taper, if it is made as a short barrel gun, then it will have a fast and elegant taper,...
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