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Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu Nice little pocket pistol find. I'll...

Hi Stu

Nice little pocket pistol find. I'll post here what I originally sent you in a private email:

That is a cute little pistol. Agreed, that was a fair price. It's in pretty decent condition....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,717
Posted By rickystl
Hi Jim Thanks for your kind comments. One thing...

Hi Jim

Thanks for your kind comments. One thing I find amazing is the volume of original (non-tourist) specimens still available today. They show up at auctions and websites all over North America...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,717
Posted By rickystl
Hi Kubur Very observant of you. LOL I feel...

Hi Kubur

Very observant of you. LOL I feel confident that the barrel started life mounted to an Omani matchlock. It's style and proportions are identical. I need to remove the lock and study the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,717
Posted By rickystl
SOME MORE PICS...........

SOME MORE PICS...........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,717
Posted By rickystl
Jim: Again, thanks for starting this super...

Jim: Again, thanks for starting this super interesting Thread. And thanks for your research. Most helpful.

LOCKS: Every flintlock lock I've examined on a Jazail of Afghan origin was either a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,717
Posted By rickystl
AND PICS OF THE LOCK......

AND PICS OF THE LOCK......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,717
Posted By rickystl
Hello All. The interest in these guns (and...

Hello All.

The interest in these guns (and Oriental guns in general) for antique gun collectors is very much a minority within a minority if you will. LOL There is more interest in the blades and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,717
Posted By rickystl
Hello again. This Tread is producing some very...

Hello again. This Tread is producing some very interesting reading.

Here is my favorite Jazail from my collection. It is only moderately decorated. I had this one restored to firing condition,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,717
Posted By rickystl
Hi Jim. Congratulations. It looks like a nice -...

Hi Jim.

Congratulations. It looks like a nice - and genuine Jazail from the photos. My thoughts:
STOCK: The intricate brass piercing decoration along with the pearl is in a manner much better...
Forum: European Armoury 24th July 2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,984
Posted By rickystl
Hi Fernando I don't know how I missed this...

Hi Fernando

I don't know how I missed this Thread some three years ago ? Glad you resurrected it with an update so I could read from the beginning.

That is a wonderful, early dog lock blunderbuss....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,213
Posted By rickystl
Not the last auction, but the previous Czerny's...

Not the last auction, but the previous Czerny's auction, I purchased a detached snaphaunce gun lock (lock only). A small item weighing less than 3-lbs. (1.4kg) cost nearly $100.00 USD to ship to the...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,311
Posted By rickystl
I've never actually held a Portuguese lock to...

I've never actually held a Portuguese lock to study. So this information is most helpful. I was completely unaware of the "cam" action of pushing the safety catch forward while positioning the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By rickystl
Hi Kubur. How have you been ? What an...

Hi Kubur. How have you been ?

What an interesting Tourist/Display piece. And you are probably correct, an early 1900's piece utilizing the remnants of an original Moroccan lock and barrel. ...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,311
Posted By rickystl
Hi Fernando OK. Yes I now understand. I did...

Hi Fernando

OK. Yes I now understand. I did not know this. Thanks. Is the safety on the lock in the photo the only safety ? Or does it act as a secondary device ?

Rick
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,311
Posted By rickystl
External Lock Safeties: The external dog style...

External Lock Safeties: The external dog style safety behind the hammer seems to have appeared around the Mid-17th Century - at least on English locks. On locks from that period, it was the only...
Forum: European Armoury 20th July 2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,311
Posted By rickystl
Hi Fernando WOW!! CONGRATULATIONS !! What a...

Hi Fernando

WOW!! CONGRATULATIONS !! What a wonderful piece. That has to be one of the most interesting blunderbuss I have ever seen. Talk about a hybrid ! LOL
I too have never seen even a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip Thanks for the comments. Here are...

Hi Philip

Thanks for the comments. Here are some pics of the lock. It's actually one of the most common Balkan styles made at one of the many gun making centers in the Region. You see them on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By rickystl
MORE PICS.............

MORE PICS.............
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By rickystl
Ottoman Tufek - Further Restoration

Hello All

Herre is a Link on the Forum where I originally posted this gun - 4 years ago ! LOL If you view the earlies photos you will see disastrous condition this gun was in when I first acquired...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 36,067
Posted By rickystl
That Snider is indeed an interesting gun. I have...

That Snider is indeed an interesting gun. I have never seen a Snider with a Jazail style butt modification. My only guess is the owner was used to handling older Jazail style muzzle loaders in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By rickystl
Later Tourist Pistol

Later Tourist Pistol
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By rickystl
Hi Corrado. Somehow I missed this Thread. I...

Hi Corrado.

Somehow I missed this Thread. I agree with Kubur here. Early 20th Century Tourist pistols made to loosely resemble an Ottoman style. Much better quality than the later ones made about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By rickystl
Hi Bandook!! Thank you for the kind words. Yes,...

Hi Bandook!!

Thank you for the kind words. Yes, the pistol turned out nice. I'm actually considering having the small parts of silver missing replaced. I know who can do this work correctly, and...
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By rickystl
Hi Norman That is a nice 1815 Dutch musket. And...

Hi Norman

That is a nice 1815 Dutch musket. And appears in good condition. Sorry I can't help with the stamps/markings. But another Forum member will likely be able to lend his expertise.
It's...
Forum: European Armoury 29th May 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By rickystl
Hi Corrado That second piece is a very nice...

Hi Corrado

That second piece is a very nice trombone military example, and appears in great condition. I believe the barrels are sometimes referred to as elliptical.
You seldom see these barrels...
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