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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:59 PM
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Posted By kahnjar1
I agree completely with the comments above. There...

I agree completely with the comments above. There are times I think when we all would like to "come across the table and shake someone" but holding back is the right thing to do.
It must be...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 265
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Fernando, I have no doubt that the details...

Hi Fernando,
I have no doubt that the details shown do not cover all variants of a particular lock type. Just posted to show that there are many different types of lock in existence.
I have checked...
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 265
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Jim, Miquelet refers to the style of lock and...

Hi Jim,
Miquelet refers to the style of lock and can be found in either flint or percussion.
Here is some info for you on various types/styles of locks.
Stu
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 265
Posted By kahnjar1
Miquelet Percussion Pistol for ID and Comment

Just acquired this nice little pistol. Barrel length approx 5" (13cm) with a smooth bore of approx 17mm. Overall approx 25cm.
There are no proof marks of any sort, but 17 is stamped on the underside...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Jim, You could place the details on the Swap...

Hi Jim,
You could place the details on the Swap Forum I think without breaking the rules.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Jim, Do you have any info as to where this...

Hi Jim,
Do you have any info as to where this book is available......price etc?
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,357
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Kubur, I agree with Teodor. This knife IMHO...

Hi Kubur,
I agree with Teodor. This knife IMHO has no regional connection with the one which a started this thread which has I think been positively identified as originating in Arabia. My pick as to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By kahnjar1
Direct Link to 2007 post by Ron

http://vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4951
Here is the link to Ron's 2007 post mentioned above.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st September 2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By kahnjar1
The white vinegar I use is the same as used for...

The white vinegar I use is the same as used for cooking and you buy it at your local Supermarket. To my knowledge it has no alcholic content.
You can either place the blade in a suitable trough to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st August 2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By kahnjar1
All the cleaning I do on rust is using WHITE...

All the cleaning I do on rust is using WHITE VINEGAR. Soak the blade if you can in a piece of plastic pipe with one end plugged.
For results using white vinegar see here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th August 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 35,835
Posted By kahnjar1
Thanks Kubur. I was hoping that (maybe) your gun...

Thanks Kubur. I was hoping that (maybe) your gun had some proof marks, but these are not.
As a guess only, I suspect that they are numbers which were on the parts before they were put together by one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 35,835
Posted By kahnjar1
Pics please??? Stu

Pics please???
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th August 2019, 06:55 PM
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Posted By kahnjar1
Yes the silverwork looks to be Omani. Are there...

Yes the silverwork looks to be Omani. Are there any proof, or other marks on the action or barrel? If not it is likely to be a Khyber copy, as is mine.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,570
Posted By kahnjar1
Some Frontier History

Hi Jim,
Though not entirely related to Jezails, but including some information about them, is this link placed on the current Martini Henry thread. I thought it of interest as it tells of arms...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 35,835
Posted By kahnjar1
Thank you Kubur for the link. These as stated,...

Thank you Kubur for the link. These as stated, are Francotte Martinis and not Martini Henry Rifles. The action is different from the Martini Henry as described in the attached link....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 35,835
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Ibrahiim, Interesting possible connection???...

Hi Ibrahiim,
Interesting possible connection??? but can you verify that Martinis were in fact made in Holland? I do not doubt that arms were smuggled thru Muscat, but anyone could have stamped...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 35,835
Posted By kahnjar1
I was of the impression that most of the...

I was of the impression that most of the "smuggled" Martinis were in fact copy made in what is now Pakistan, though no doubt some were stolen from the British Army. If Belgian made, then surely they...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By kahnjar1
Nice Sudanese arm dagger. I agree with Bob...

Nice Sudanese arm dagger. I agree with Bob regarding the filigree work. It certainly looks very "Yemeni" which could well be the case as the Red Sea is between the two countries. The possibility of a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,570
Posted By kahnjar1
Penang, EIC and Charles Cornwallis

Hi Jim,
You mention Penang as having a connection to EIC. Here is a little history linking the two through Charles...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,570
Posted By kahnjar1
I can not comment either way regarding the...

I can not comment either way regarding the FLAUNCHED EIC mark, but according to the records I have of English Gun Proof marks, the QUARTERED EIC heart surmounted by the 4, was in use up 'til 1860.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,570
Posted By kahnjar1
Well Jim, you really got me going on this thread!...

Well Jim, you really got me going on this thread! Makes me a little sad that I once owned a couple of other Jezails which in a hasty moment I sold.
Anyway I was surfing the 'net and came across this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,570
Posted By kahnjar1
.....Don't forget that jezails are also found as...

.....Don't forget that jezails are also found as matchlocks, so yes it is likely that they existed before the availability of British and no doubt other locks.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,570
Posted By kahnjar1
East India Company History & Images

Maybe this is not out of place (courtesay...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,570
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Jim, That's the one!! Thank you for posting ....

Hi Jim,
That's the one!! Thank you for posting . The sun??? behind the lion shows clearly on my lock, so at least we now know that it is a Persian lock, or at least a copy of one, and the date is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,570
Posted By kahnjar1
Thanks very much. Stu

Thanks very much.
Stu
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