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Forum: European Armoury Today, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Will M
Amazing this belt still exists and with the...

Amazing this belt still exists and with the holders too!
Rarely see any of these.
Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Will M
Interesting pistol with great details. The hammer...

Interesting pistol with great details. The hammer reminds me of Prussian arms.
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Will M
Scabbard Mouth with Odd Attachment Strap

I've posted this sword marked Wyatt before but neglected to ask about the unique scabbard mouth with white buff leather strap.
Has anyone seen a similar attachment method on 18th century sword...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Will M
The markings required for the country of...

The markings required for the country of manufacture shows how well governments controlled and taxed their people even 100's of years ago. I read it was profitable enough to smuggle in blades under...
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Will M
It may benefit the owner to research the home for...

It may benefit the owner to research the home for the people who lived there at the time this sword would have been in use. You may find the owner of the sword or at least narrow it down. The...
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,316
Posted By Will M
Flintlock arms were made up to the 20th century....

Flintlock arms were made up to the 20th century. African colonies and such places where trade was limited sourcing percussion caps and cartridges could be difficult if not impossible. With flintlock...
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Will M
People will paint anything if it's rusty so it...

People will paint anything if it's rusty so it will display better in their view.
Luckily they did not go at it with power tools and coarse sandpaper that leaves deep scratches/gouges.
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 986
Posted By Will M
Fernando that's an interesting theory. Certainly...

Fernando that's an interesting theory. Certainly wide arrowheads are made to hit arteries and bleed the animal before it runs too far away, the same reason we use them today.
Steel was a valuable...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 986
Posted By Will M
Broad arrow was also used on British cannon ball...

Broad arrow was also used on British cannon ball pre 1800, I'd like to think so the enemy knew who was shooting at them!
This ball dates to be fired in 1760 at Isle aux Noix fort near Montreal.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,316
Posted By Will M
Very nice pistol. As for reloading it can be done...

Very nice pistol. As for reloading it can be done in seconds but does require a ramrod. Air space in a barrel between charge and ball can burst a barrel.
Having a ramrod secured in your belt or...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Will M
Your sword blade would not be chromed, looks like...

Your sword blade would not be chromed, looks like etched design on the steel blade. Some mamelukes have nickel plated blades. It is difficult to make a call using digital photos whether it is nickel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Will M
Were nonsensical markings due to makers copying...

Were nonsensical markings due to makers copying foreign firearms and their customers being illiterate? They just knew these guns should have markings and didn't understand their meaning.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By Will M
I've never seen one of these, interesting way of...

I've never seen one of these, interesting way of holding it and not the usual shoulder hold. About 31 calibre sufficient for deer at close range, I've killed deer with buckshot of smaller diameter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By Will M
Your blade tip photo makes me wonder if an acid...

Your blade tip photo makes me wonder if an acid etch would bring out a pattern in the steel? If not it does not take much to reverse the look.
Forum: European Armoury 21st January 2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Will M
Sabre des officiers de la Cavalerie de ligne dite...

Sabre des officiers de la Cavalerie de ligne dite "fort epee" 1816

(Saber of the officers of the line Cavalry known as "strong sword")

as titled in Des Sabres Et Des Epees by Michel Petard. Page...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By Will M
Is the blade made from flat stock or is it V...

Is the blade made from flat stock or is it V shaped? Scabbard tip looks like the British 1860p bayonet in design. The old leather strap does not convince me this piece is old.
Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,568
Posted By Will M
I have a Wilkinson sword circ 1846-47 with an...

I have a Wilkinson sword circ 1846-47 with an "HW" disc. David Fitzgerald Longworth led the 31st Regt. of Foot at the Battle of Sobraon.
All field officers were either dead or wounded so the duty...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,094
Posted By Will M
Pipe backed swords can cut a good inch or so...

Pipe backed swords can cut a good inch or so before contacting the pipe back. Choice targets would be the neck, head, under the arm, inner thigh etc.
I would believe that an inch deep slash in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th January 2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By Will M
You described the blade with having...

You described the blade with having "marks,cracks" When new these blades would not show defects in their manufacture but with repeat corrosion and cleanings these marks begin to appear which proves...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th January 2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Will M
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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th January 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Will M
I got lucky this...

I got lucky this time:
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/early-19th-century-ammunition-case-1922827075

Seems to be US manufacture most likely for a fratenal organization?

another:...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th January 2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Will M
You might get a glimpse of this pouch in period...

You might get a glimpse of this pouch in period photos if lucky. Try googling ammmunition pouch etc. under images may be the quickest way if there is another on the web.
Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,257
Posted By Will M
Straight grooves holds some of the previous...

Straight grooves holds some of the previous powder fouling allowing easier reloading of a ball, the smooth barrel as suggested for shot and would not require grooves. This reminds me to be more...
Forum: European Armoury 7th January 2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,568
Posted By Will M
Can you post photos of General Pavel Liprandi's...

Can you post photos of General Pavel Liprandi's sword?
Forum: European Armoury 6th January 2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,568
Posted By Will M
Jim I've seen the Mole name on hangers circ 1800.

Jim I've seen the Mole name on hangers circ 1800.
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