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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By rickystl
Nice find Eftihis. They both look...

Nice find Eftihis.

They both look Turkish/Ottoman to me. And similar to others I've seen, including one I own.
Doesn't look Saudi or Omani. Nor Afghan.

Again, nice find.

Rick
Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By rickystl
Nice old pistol. Have to agree with Philip's...

Nice old pistol.

Have to agree with Philip's comments. Guessing the conversion was done sometime during the 1840's.

Unfortunately for us collectors today, shortening the barrel and fore stock was...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,317
Posted By rickystl
Hi Fernando I have not read that anywhere, that...

Hi Fernando

I have not read that anywhere, that I can remember. From a shooter's perspective, the locks, barrels, stocks and hardware are very solidly built.
Even the breech plug integrity to thick...
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By rickystl
Hi Okiemoss. Welcome to the Forum. That is a...

Hi Okiemoss. Welcome to the Forum.

That is a nice London made pocket pistol. These high quality, smaller pistols were usually carried for personal protection. The back-action style of percussion...
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,317
Posted By rickystl
Interesting that most of these pistols you find...

Interesting that most of these pistols you find today are still in good condition.
And there use seemed to have an abrupt end during the transition to the percussion era. I've never seen one that...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,317
Posted By rickystl
And now the barrel: On the bottom of the breech...

And now the barrel:

On the bottom of the breech plug tang is the number 42.
On the left, rear side of the barrel, at the breech are two stamped letters I can't make out. But the ELC over the star...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,317
Posted By rickystl
OK. First the lock: There are no markings on the...

OK. First the lock:

There are no markings on the outside of the lock. Here is what I found on the inside: In the center of the lock plate are the letters: FD FD gd L
The front inside of the...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,317
Posted By rickystl
Hi again Fernando. No, that's the threaded hole...

Hi again Fernando.

No, that's the threaded hole for the mainspring screw.
It's been a while. So I took the barrel and lock off per Norman's request. I'll post what I found with photos below.

Rick
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,317
Posted By rickystl
Hi Fernando Yes, I seem to recall it is. But...

Hi Fernando

Yes, I seem to recall it is. But can't remember. Been a while since I've handled/fired it. I'll check it out when I get home tonight.

Rick
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,317
Posted By rickystl
Woops. Forgot the photos.....

Woops. Forgot the photos.....
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,317
Posted By rickystl
Interesting discussion on this pistol. Here is...

Interesting discussion on this pistol. Here is one that I own. The stock finish is almost completely worn off. Looks like someone was going to refinish it but never completed. But there is no...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th January 2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,700
Posted By rickystl
Thanks Stu Received a PM from Patrick. Rick

Thanks Stu

Received a PM from Patrick.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By rickystl
Hi Mahratt Thanks for your reply and comments. ...

Hi Mahratt

Thanks for your reply and comments. And, thanks for the mini history of axe use in Afghanistan. Interesting.

So, in later years the battle style axe was relegated to more of a status...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By rickystl
Thank you ALL for your replies. Thanks...

Thank you ALL for your replies.

Thanks Philip.

Kubur: That was also my thinking. Just wanted others confirmation.

Thanks again.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By rickystl
Afghan Battle Axe

Hello ALL

I won this axe in a recent auction. Being primarily a gun enthusiast, this is one of the few blades I own.
The auction description says it's an Afghan battle axe, which appears to be a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By rickystl
Markings on Gun Lock

Hello ALL

Here is a pic of a flintlock lock from an Ottoman style blunderbuss knee pistol.
Does anyone recognize the writing on the center and tail of the plate ?
Or is it one of the meaningless...
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By rickystl
Hi Ulrik I concur with Philip. Thanks for...

Hi Ulrik

I concur with Philip. Thanks for posting. I must admit this is the first time I've seen such a specimen. Super interesting gun and location identification. And the accessories are...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th January 2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By rickystl
Will: Thank you very much for the I.D. Much...

Will: Thank you very much for the I.D. Much appreciated. So, appears to be something something similar to the Knights of Columbus, just earlier.
Nothing very old, or over exciting. LOL

But...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th January 2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By rickystl
Hi Norman Happy New Year. Thanks for the...

Hi Norman

Happy New Year. Thanks for the photos. That's what I was also thinking. There's no evidence there was ever anything inside the pouch. So mine was probably for display only. Maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th January 2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By rickystl
European Pouch

Hello ALL. And Happy New Year - I hope LOL

I bought this small pouch some years ago at a very good price since the seller could not I.D. it's origin or time frame. Neither can I LOL Although it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,360
Posted By rickystl
Thanks Jim. Glad I could help a bit. It's...

Thanks Jim. Glad I could help a bit. It's reciprocal. LOL Thanks for your I.D. of my Afghan saber a couple years ago.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,360
Posted By rickystl
Some great photos of these ball butt pistols. ...

Some great photos of these ball butt pistols. And Kubur, you are probably right about it's Turkish origins.

The beautiful example posted by Corado is also the first pistol of this type I've seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,360
Posted By rickystl
Merry Christmas to ALL that celebrate the...

Merry Christmas to ALL that celebrate the Holiday.

Hi Kubur. Hope all has been well for you.

I've never been able to locate one of these interesting ball-butt Balkan pistols for my collection. At...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,837
Posted By rickystl
Congratulations !! A wonderful, and difficult to...

Congratulations !! A wonderful, and difficult to locate early pistol.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,891
Posted By rickystl
WOW!!! Outstanding Restoration ! ...

WOW!!! Outstanding Restoration ! Congratulations. Real Talent.

Rick
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