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Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, I have been in touch with the...

Hi Jim,
I have been in touch with the London Museum of Freemasony and I attach part of their reply.

The crown above the cross is an interesting feature, the English Templar orders almost...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,047
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Casaubon. Thanks for your...

Hi Casaubon.
Thanks for your interest and input.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,047
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Guys, I found this image of an...

Hi Guys,
I found this image of an English School 19thC portrait of the Earl of Rosslyn. I don't know if the attribution is absolute but interestingly the sword in the portrait looks like a...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 12th September 2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Guys, Thanks for the replies, I...

Hi Guys,
Thanks for the replies, I guessed they were a decorative item rather than a tribally used artefact.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th August 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Norman McCormick
P.N.G. ? Masks

Hi,
Don't know much about these so any help would be great. Affectionately known as Bert and Ernie. Taller slimmer one 40 inches by 15 inches other one 28 inches by 17...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ken, Payne-Gallwey first pub 1903...

Hi Ken,
Payne-Gallwey first pub 1903 Chapter XLVI The bullet-shooting target crossbow with a barrel as now used in Belgium. An adaptation of the 16thC slurbow which discharged a bolt...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,749
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, Fernando, This...

Hi Jim, Fernando,
This previous discussion may have some relevance. http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7011&highlight=bulldog. The calibre is most likely the now...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By Norman McCormick
WD40 but try a test first. Regards, Norman.

WD40 but try a test first.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Here's a steel Indian one, different style...

Hi,
Here's a steel Indian one, different style of decoration and chiseled rather than etched, ceremonial and probably Rajput.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Corrado, I would entirely agree...

Hi Corrado,
I would entirely agree and as you know the lock has the crown and inspectors mark over 19 for 1819 as well. Many thanks for your valued comments.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Guys, Have photographed all the...

Hi Guys,
Have photographed all the stamps I could find which might make things clearer. I'm not sure why there is an issue with the stamps on the top of the barrel near the old touchhole....
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Here are some more photographs, barrel...

Hi,
Here are some more photographs, barrel band, inside lock, and underside of barrel. A crown over G.B. seems to be marked on most pieces as well as crown over D and crown over possibly I.R. The...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, This photo shows where the touchhole once...

Hi,
This photo shows where the touchhole once was. It is quite difficult to photograph as the 'machining' has been well done but it is the shiny spot on the barrel and the small circular plug can...
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, I'm pleased with the...

Hi Rick,
I'm pleased with the completeness of the musket, all the bits seem to be present and in reasonably good condition. The 69 calibre was a wee bit of a problem re ammunition for the...
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Norman McCormick
Dutch M1815 Musket.

Hi,
A Dutch M1815 No.2 musket dated 1819 with a later conversion to percussion. Butt stamped Delft 1845 and I presume this is the place and date of the percussion conversion. There were a number...
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, Always glad to give you...

Hi Jim,
Always glad to give you something to do :D


For completeness a photo of the nicks in the blade at or very near the C.O.P. (sweet spot).

My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, I've had an opinion from a more learned...

Hi,
I've had an opinion from a more learned member who is inclined to lean towards a later Victorian manufacture for this piece which of course was always on the cards. I'll continue to poke about...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Having looked at past sales of items...

Hi,
Having looked at past sales of items termed Riding Sword at Bonhams, Thomas del Mar and Christies numerals or 'dates' on blades seem to be more common that not.
Regards,
Norman
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, You should know me...

Hi Fernando,
You should know me by now. When I bought this it was with the probability that it was a Victorian concoction in mind but always with the hope that it was earlier. My...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd June 2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, The muck in the hilt looks very...

Hi Jim,
The muck in the hilt looks very much like hardened grease so this could be a possibility. The lenticular blade does not seem altogether unusual for swords of this type.
My...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd June 2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim, This may be an idea re the...

Hi Jim,
This may be an idea re the stylistic elements of the hilt and the blade has inscribed numerals (date)?
My Regards,
Norman.

P.S. Please do not equate the price with my...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd June 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Jim and Fernando , Many thanks for...

Hi Jim and Fernando ,
Many thanks for your comments. A few further points, the Turks Head is made from individual strands, see photo, the crud of ages is giving the illusion of a...
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By Norman McCormick
Another photo.

Another photo.
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By Norman McCormick
More Photos.

More Photos.
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By Norman McCormick
17thC Sword, maybe?

Hi,
A possible 17thC sword for your opinions. O.A. 37 1/2 inches, blade 31 1/2 inches, lenticular cross-section blade, weight 1 lb 15 3/4 oz.

Some things seem o.k. to me. Patina, no modern...
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