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Forum: European Armoury 18th February 2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By NeilUK
Thanks for your comment, Raf. But no to photos -...

Thanks for your comment, Raf. But no to photos - I have never dared to take the lock off in case I could not fix it back again. I do take off the locks of my wood-stocked pistols but not the all...
Forum: European Armoury 9th February 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By NeilUK
Seeing these splendid photos of Lansquenet's...

Seeing these splendid photos of Lansquenet's superb German all-steel pistol prompts me to offer photos of my variation on the all-steel theme, an early belt snaphaunce from the east coast of...
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By NeilUK
Because the crab-claw hilt is definitely an...

Because the crab-claw hilt is definitely an Italian design I would suppose that the CAINO blade on my sword is a genuine Italian blade rather than a Solingen import. But nothing is ever 100% certain...
Forum: European Armoury 6th December 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By NeilUK
Not much help with information, I'm afraid, but...

Not much help with information, I'm afraid, but here is my small contribution, another example - a 17th century crab-claw broadsword stamped CAINO in the fuller on both sides of the blade, marked...
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,392
Posted By NeilUK
I can't say anything about the blade, but I am...

I can't say anything about the blade, but I am afraid the hilt is definitely replica, or to be more blunt, fake. The pommel is a brazil-nut shape, used in the 12th century in Germany and N. Europe...
Forum: European Armoury 1st November 2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,150
Posted By NeilUK
Looks like a standard holster pistol of the early...

Looks like a standard holster pistol of the early 18th century. Could the initials stand for a Guard unit with an initial G, and the 42 as a rack number? We need someone who knows about military...
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,932
Posted By NeilUK
About 18 months ago various people were...

About 18 months ago various people were considering who, if anyone, might be encouraged to take on the task of bringing the Baron's magnum opus to completion. But I have heard nothing since so I...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,052
Posted By NeilUK
I have seen swords, from two-handers to slim...

I have seen swords, from two-handers to slim rapiers, with flamboyant blades all the way but never a sword that was half flamboyant and half straight. I would say very rare, and Portuguese at that! ...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,700
Posted By NeilUK
Definitely an interesting sword. I would say...

Definitely an interesting sword. I would say Scots or English basket hilt broadsword from mid 18th century. Could easily have changed hands several times in the wars!
Neil
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,001
Posted By NeilUK
I agree with Casey and Ulfberth. The blade looks...

I agree with Casey and Ulfberth. The blade looks right and the mark is correct for Christoph Stantler - being well-struck is not cause for suspicion. The guard is of the correct style for a Munich...
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,505
Posted By NeilUK
I need to minimise the photo B. Hold on. Neil

I need to minimise the photo B. Hold on.
Neil
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,505
Posted By NeilUK
Hi Luka, here are some 2-handers with fully...

Hi Luka,
here are some 2-handers with fully recurved, figure 8, quillons, A&B from Hermann Historica auctions, C in the Deutsche Geschichte Museum. Best, Neil
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,494
Posted By NeilUK
That is almost unbelievable! I assume that for...

That is almost unbelievable! I assume that for the 9 months it was soaking in some solution which dissolved the rust without affecting the original surface. Is the blade still intact? Can it be...
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,948
Posted By NeilUK
Thanks again to Corrado and to Jasper. Now that...

Thanks again to Corrado and to Jasper. Now that I know that there was a gunmaker named Mazelier (which I did not know before) I can see that name in the engraved signature. Even so Jasper's list...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,948
Posted By NeilUK
Thanks to Corrado and Will. The Lamont hand...

Thanks to Corrado and Will. The Lamont hand certainly looks persuasive though it lacks the crown and the 'eagle' supporters at the side. So....
Here are 2 photos of the signature; these are the best...
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,948
Posted By NeilUK
and a better one of the crest

and a better one of the crest
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,948
Posted By NeilUK
Pair of silver-mounted French carriage pistols

Hi everyone, especially those who are more familiar with 18th century French gunsmiths than me. I recently bought this pair, dated about 1760, and very handsome they are too. The locks are signed...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,137
Posted By NeilUK
The Piccinino family, especially Antonio and his...

The Piccinino family, especially Antonio and his son Federico, were such famous bladesmiths that their signature was often forged to enhance the value of the sword, I would guess. I have seen the...
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,847
Posted By NeilUK
Apologies, I could only get one photo to attach...

Apologies, I could only get one photo to attach itself.
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,847
Posted By NeilUK
As Jasper has said, the two-handed versions of...

As Jasper has said, the two-handed versions of the Scottish Highland sword are very rare, and the single-hand or hand-and-a-half versions are rarer still. So if this sword is genuine it is of...
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,407
Posted By NeilUK
I notice that the lock is fitted with an...

I notice that the lock is fitted with an anti-friction roller/wheel which I have never seen on a Doune pistol, or even any Scottish pistol, before. John Murdoch is recorded as still alive or even...
Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,407
Posted By NeilUK
Congratulations, Udo. That is a pistol of superb...

Congratulations, Udo. That is a pistol of superb quality and in such good condition, as you obviously know. It would almost make a pair with my John Murdoch pistol! I also have an Alexander Campbell...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,971
Posted By NeilUK
That's a marvellous set of photos you have...

That's a marvellous set of photos you have posted. Thank you so much, especially for all those photos of early cannon.
Neil
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,233
Posted By NeilUK
I don't know about the single cross but the more...

I don't know about the single cross but the more elaborate mark on the first detail photograph is the reichsapfel, an imperial mark of a large cross fourche' surmounted on a girdled sphere, found...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,833
Posted By NeilUK
I did not mean that this pistol was connected...

I did not mean that this pistol was connected with the EIC. My comparison was with the owner saving money by not having his pistol proofed, as some EIC officers did.
Neil
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