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Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By rickystl
Hi Ed First of all, my congratulations. What a...

Hi Ed

First of all, my congratulations. What a wonderful addition to a collection.

Your proposal would certainly make for an interesting project.

LOCK: I have searched my sources for replica...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By rickystl
Hi Corodo That is a great - and interesting...

Hi Corodo

That is a great - and interesting example of a Caucasian pistol. I have never seen the use of snakeskin for decoration on a firearm. It's certainly attractive.
Wish it could "sliver"...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By rickystl
Very nice pair of pistols. I agree with Corado. ...

Very nice pair of pistols. I agree with Corado. Look to be nice European exports.

Rick
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,091
Posted By rickystl
Congratulations. Such a beautiful - and complete...

Congratulations. Such a beautiful - and complete set. As good as I've seen.

Rick
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,715
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu That turned out very well. Very close...

Hi Stu

That turned out very well. Very close indeed. And well worth the restoration.
Congratulations.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th October 2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,110
Posted By rickystl
WOW !!! It's been four years since my original...

WOW !!! It's been four years since my original Post. Where has the time gone ?

Norman: Thanks so much for the close up photos of the sling attachment. What a simple, clever method. I will...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
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, 05:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,633
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, 05:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,633
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, 05:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,633
Posted By rickystl
SOME MORE PICS...........

SOME MORE PICS...........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,633
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, 03:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,633
Posted By rickystl
AND PICS OF THE LOCK......

AND PICS OF THE LOCK......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,633
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, 05:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,633
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, 05:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,633
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, 03:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,345
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, 06:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,890
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, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,687
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, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
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, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,687
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, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,687
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, 05:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,687
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, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
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, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By rickystl
MORE PICS.............

MORE PICS.............
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
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...
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