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Forum: European Armoury 20th April 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Will M
I have 3 mandrels, previous Wilkinson's I picked...

I have 3 mandrels, previous Wilkinson's I picked up without knowing what they fit. I found that if not the exact one that they will not work very well.
You will need a specific mandrel. The cost of...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Will M
Looks like a keeper! Early swords are available...

Looks like a keeper!
Early swords are available but prices keep climbing, don't get talked out of it.
I don't collect such early swords but I did acquire a mortuary sword, the price was extremely...
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By Will M
I agree with Jim, leave as is and just stabilize...

I agree with Jim, leave as is and just stabilize any active rust. The lance head appears to have been cleaned with some type of acid, probably very corroded previously by the appearance of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th April 2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By Will M
The Colt pictured or the similar S&W in 455...

The Colt pictured or the similar S&W in 455 could fit.
Teddys holster in his (crowded hour on San Juan hill) had a 38 Colt in it recovered from the sunken battle ship USS Maine in Cuba in 1898. It...
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By Will M
...

https://collections.royalarmouries.org/first-world-war/type/rac-narrative-82.html

A good link
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By Will M
The type of bamboo for lances is "male...

The type of bamboo for lances is "male bamboo" or "Calcutta bamboo".
This type is solid and not hollow and very stiff. The lance heads are numbered for size since bamboo does not grow to one size...
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By Will M
Here is an RCD marked lance butt and holder....

Here is an RCD marked lance butt and holder. Marked A/RCD/34/F/28
The tip has an inspection mark and Enfield mark.
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By Will M
The lance butt appears different in profile than...

The lance butt appears different in profile than the British made ones that have a longer pointed tip. The ring around the butt might be made of two parts on yours?
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By Will M
Possibly my premise is incorrect but if such a...

Possibly my premise is incorrect but if such a cannon ball (not more modern artillery) has not detonated in 200 years it's unlikely to do so now with normal handling. I just can't prescribe to...
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By Will M
Unlikely the cannon ball is still with a charge...

Unlikely the cannon ball is still with a charge but you cannot know without disassembly. Being so old any powder should have degraded.
With guidelines of the day followed these type cannon balls...
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,669
Posted By Will M
For 17th Lancer fans, the Death or Glory Boys!...

For 17th Lancer fans, the Death or Glory Boys! Quite possibly from the Crimea era.
Forum: European Armoury 5th April 2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By Will M
As CSinTX suggests is spherical shrapnel, cannon...

As CSinTX suggests is spherical shrapnel, cannon balls with smaller balls inside with a charge to burst. http://thepirateking.com/historical/cannon_projectiles.htm
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,644
Posted By Will M
I am finding now that UK packing/shipping swords...

I am finding now that UK packing/shipping swords to Canada is in excess of £100 and this is not including Canadian taxes/duty.
Only once I purchased a lot with 4 items, smaller knives. The shipping...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By Will M
the bronze plug would not spark while inserting...

the bronze plug would not spark while inserting it. Should be hollow for a charge.
Pre 1800 British cannon balls have a broad arrow mark deeply in them.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By Will M
Held up at customs is at least a plausible...

Held up at customs is at least a plausible answer. The govt. shutdown may be the cause. That they acknowledge your package is positive.
Since the beginning of Nov is a problem, I agree that you...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By Will M
Fernando that is a lovely blade. I believe it is...

Fernando that is a lovely blade. I believe it is all original as many 1803's had blades that differed in width, length and curvature. The false edge is interesting as it helps in a thrust but with...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th December 2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By Will M
they must be able to weld/braze, it appears so...

they must be able to weld/braze, it appears so with the red corrosion and lack of mechanical way to attach the blade.
Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,515
Posted By Will M
Interesting post, I've ordered the book AS ARMAS...

Interesting post, I've ordered the book AS ARMAS E OS BARÕES.
Many Napoleonic swords that appear British are not necessarily so.
I'm curious what other sword types are in this book.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,207
Posted By Will M
The blade has a Solingen makers mark of Bleckmann...

The blade has a Solingen makers mark of Bleckmann (bow with BM).
The blade profile resembles the British 1796 light cavalry. Later British India used very similar blades though heavier on swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By Will M
Stu what a wonderful end result. I do the same...

Stu what a wonderful end result. I do the same kind of work and appreciate the time and effort that goes into these conservations.
Has the integrity of the barrel been compromised? Could you fire it?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,206
Posted By Will M
This sword displays British influence mid/late...

This sword displays British influence mid/late 1700's. The ball guard, pommel though a face and not a lion. The knuckle bow chain and blade fuller.
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 99,461
Posted By Will M
Thank-you Jim for your insight. When I first...

Thank-you Jim for your insight. When I first acquired the sword I thought having a name on the blade would make it easy to research, not the case.
I'm told similar examples are in the Royal Armouries...
Forum: European Armoury 24th October 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 99,461
Posted By Will M
By looking at pommels in this post it occurred to...

By looking at pommels in this post it occurred to me that the pommel of my sword may show it's earlier than 1780's? The marking A57 on both guard and scabbard mouth would be A troop # 57. Should be...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st October 2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By Will M
My first though was a door knocker. Pictured is...

My first though was a door knocker. Pictured is the one on my door made in England.
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,625
Posted By Will M
Knowing blacksmith techniques and identifying...

Knowing blacksmith techniques and identifying aged pieces is key.
Actually quite difficult to make additions using modern welding without seeing signs of being tinkered with.
Very nice job of adding...
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