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Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By Richard G
Sorry, if this is insultingly obvious, but with...

Sorry, if this is insultingly obvious, but with all this talk of multiple loads and Lee saying he has not removed the ramrod, I trust someone has plumbed the barrels to check there is not a load...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By Richard G
Yes, if you are interested in Ethnographia, and...

Yes, if you are interested in Ethnographia, and can get away, the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford is worth visiting
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 899
Posted By Richard G
I would guess the 'indentation' at the end of the...

I would guess the 'indentation' at the end of the ramrod is actually a hole through which you can thread a rag if you want to swab the barrel.
Is it my imagination, or is there script on the top jaw...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Richard G
Maybe some form of fireworks...

Maybe some form of fireworks mortar?
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By Richard G
Unusual ribbing on the ivory grips, however I...

Unusual ribbing on the ivory grips, however I don't think this is of any great significance.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By Richard G
In my experience many of these Kurdish Jambiyas...

In my experience many of these Kurdish Jambiyas have a watered blade. I would give it a go, you can always polish it out if you're not happy. A lot of etchants seem to leave a brown/yellow tinge. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,987
Posted By Richard G
I have seen a few of these. A polished or...

I have seen a few of these. A polished or burnished blade is not uncommon, and for that matter common to many Arab swords. I think it is most probably how the original owners would have wanted it, so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Richard G
Based solely on the style of the silvered copper...

Based solely on the style of the silvered copper I would have guessed at Southern Caucasus, Western Iran, Eastern Anatolia area, but I am not going to argue this very strongly.
Regards
Richard.
PS,...
Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By Richard G
I think the lion is actually meant to be...

I think the lion is actually meant to be 'couchant' or possibly 'dormant' (lying or sleeping). Either way it is a heraldic device that represents peaceful intent, but ferocity and power if that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By Richard G
Hello Osobist and Rickystl, Now, I'm probably...

Hello Osobist and Rickystl,
Now, I'm probably going to make a fool of myself, (not for the first time,I hear you say), but have you released or operated the lock yet?
The reason I ask is that it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,796
Posted By Richard G
I'm hoping to attach an extract from...

I'm hoping to attach an extract from Egerton
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,796
Posted By Richard G
I would have said this barrel is set up in a...

I would have said this barrel is set up in a modern version of the traditional Scinde stock. I have seen a number of these Scinde 'jezails' with this type of barrel. My suspicion is that these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,256
Posted By Richard G
Yes, a significant and common Buddhist motif try...

Yes, a significant and common Buddhist motif
try https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phra_Phrom
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,449
Posted By Richard G
I understand lancers were also unpopular because...

I understand lancers were also unpopular because of the ease with which they could wander among the dead and fallen and by simply leaning on their lance from horseback kill those too injured ti fight...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,987
Posted By Richard G
I'm not sure I can see this as a combat weapon,...

I'm not sure I can see this as a combat weapon, it is just too strange. But I wouldn't be surprised if it had a specific purpose within the military. For example, some form of farrier's instrument,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,727
Posted By Richard G
Interesting to see the Rasak version (Post no 50)...

Interesting to see the Rasak version (Post no 50) seems to be sporting a date of 1866, which is before the the general adoption of the Martini action and possibly it's invention.
Best wishes
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By Richard G
Well, like Fernando, I think .45 is a bit OTT for...

Well, like Fernando, I think .45 is a bit OTT for a signalling device. I also notice that none of the cylinders seem to have any backplate apart from the one being fired so friction only is keeping...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By Richard G
Hello, My guess, and it is only that, is that it...

Hello,
My guess, and it is only that, is that it might be some form of starting\signaling device. For example, to signal when a race competitor has passed a line so that someone else can start or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,285
Posted By Richard G
I'm not sure these are 'breaks' as such, but...

I'm not sure these are 'breaks' as such, but rather a form of scarf joint that has come apart.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,092
Posted By Richard G
A very similar type of decoration, inlaid nacre...

A very similar type of decoration, inlaid nacre chips, some crudely, some better, is often found on furniture described as 'Damascus'. Apropos discussions elsewhere on the forum, this may describe a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th September 2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,785
Posted By Richard G
Forgive my ignorance, but is it correct to assume...

Forgive my ignorance, but is it correct to assume these spearheads are painted?
And do any survive? in Antwerp or elsewhere?
Best wishes
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,785
Posted By Richard G
Whilst not necessarily making an an attribution...

Whilst not necessarily making an an attribution of these examples, spears were used by 'elephantiers' for the control of elephants. An elephant, being such a big beast, cannot always be controlled by...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,728
Posted By Richard G
If the mounts are English silver they should be...

If the mounts are English silver they should be hall-marked.
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 1st September 2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,064
Posted By Richard G
Possibly a continental hunting accoutrement? Best...

Possibly a continental hunting accoutrement?
Best wishes
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th August 2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Richard G
My guess would be southern Caucasus/northern...

My guess would be southern Caucasus/northern Iran/eastern Anatolia area and probably older than you think.
Best wishes
Richard
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