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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 08:23 PM
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Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Rick, Nice job of restoration but like others...

Hi Rick,
Nice job of restoration but like others above there is a limit IMHO as to how far one should go. There is a fine line between restoration and rebuild. As an example I once saw what had been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By kahnjar1
A bit off topic but I will give you my comments...

A bit off topic but I will give you my comments on what I see.....
The hooks are far too heavy and too visible. IMHO they detract from the look of the guns. I use L shaped cup hooks with neoprene...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi James, Thanks for your suggestion. I have (I...

Hi James,
Thanks for your suggestion. I have (I think) cleaned the steel/iron as far as I want to go without losing the patina. I had not thought of auto transmission fluid as a "solvent" but a good...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2015, 07:41 PM
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Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Albert, I have that book and agree...nice pic...

Hi Albert,
I have that book and agree...nice pic in Egerton's book. There are other books also with nice pics of Toradors amongst other types. Tirri's ISLAMIC WEAPONS and Elgood's FIREARMS OF THE...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By kahnjar1
As stated before, I have extreme doubts as to the...

As stated before, I have extreme doubts as to the existence of a "powder chamber". IF one exists how does one see that it is filled to the CORRECT level?? On pistols with turnoff barrels one can see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By kahnjar1
Red face Hi Steve, An old collector friend of mine, now...

Hi Steve,
An old collector friend of mine, now sadly passed on, once said to me that "if it does not look right, then it probably isn't".
A very useful statement to remember, but then there are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By kahnjar1
Managed to find time so here are the pics of the...

Managed to find time so here are the pics of the barrel. The clean up revealed some nice brass inlays. The breech end of the barrel is very rough and appears to have always been this way as there is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th April 2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By kahnjar1
I would suggest that Manton & Co have nothing...

I would suggest that Manton & Co have nothing to do with this sword whatsoever. They have been out of business for too long, and anyway were quality GUN makers. They may have sold swords, but as far...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By kahnjar1
I already have one of the barrels off so will...

I already have one of the barrels off so will post some pics in the next day or so. As mentioned before there is no VISIBLE breech plug but that is not to say that there is not one that can not be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By kahnjar1
Thumbs up Thanks gentlemen. Will make one now. Stu

Thanks gentlemen. Will make one now.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Rick, Thanks....just when you get time. Had a...

Hi Rick,
Thanks....just when you get time. Had a look at that link....interesting stuff!!
You have PM
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Rick, I agree with your comments that #1 is...

Hi Rick,
I agree with your comments that #1 is probably Indo/Arab, and the other a Torador type.
The restoration and cleaning of #1 is well underway and I should be able to get things finished in...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th April 2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,147
Posted By kahnjar1
I do not see any conclusive evidence...

I do not see any conclusive evidence here.....many of the items shown in the souks are not Omani. Certainly there is a powder flask of a similar type shown but that in itself does not prove it's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th April 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By kahnjar1
No further comments regarding origin??? :confused:

No further comments regarding origin??? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th April 2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,147
Posted By kahnjar1
Could be either but there is a huge distance...

Could be either but there is a huge distance between the two places. Balutchistan (a part of Pakistan) borders modern day Iran which of course was called Persia......a VERY long way from Oman.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th April 2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,147
Posted By kahnjar1
That clears up the issue.....Thanks. Stu

That clears up the issue.....Thanks.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th April 2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,147
Posted By kahnjar1
Maybe and maybe not. The item posted by Russel...

Maybe and maybe not. The item posted by Russel appears not to have any method of latching the top. The powder would just run out. The one you show Kubur seems to have a screw??spout?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By kahnjar1
Thanks Rick...would appreciate that. Stu

Thanks Rick...would appreciate that.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By kahnjar1
HELP PLEASE---Stopper shape Barutdan

Have just landed this Barutdan but have never seen one (or a pic of one) with a stopper.
Can anyone please post a pic showing the stopper?
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th April 2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,147
Posted By kahnjar1
Here is the Barutdan. This one came from the UK...

Here is the Barutdan. This one came from the UK and is not one of the many aged??versions currently offered for sale from India.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th April 2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,147
Posted By kahnjar1
I think we all probably agree that there are...

I think we all probably agree that there are mistakes in Tirri's book, as there are in other publications, but then we are all still learning.
The item shown on page 50 of Elgood's book is indeed...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th April 2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,147
Posted By kahnjar1
Nice flask Fernando. How big is it? I THINK that...

Nice flask Fernando. How big is it?
I THINK that the marks are only decoration as I have seen similar on other flasks.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By kahnjar1
A TIMELY REMINDER

I think that this thread is very timely as there is a real rash of what in my opinion are "suspect" items for sale/auction at present on a well known website. These items are being sold from India...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By kahnjar1
Thanks for the comments.... Kubur.....nothing is...

Thanks for the comments....

Kubur.....nothing is achieved without some hard work....

Bandook.....While I agree that it is likely that these are Indian (or in the case of #1 maybe Indo/Arab), I do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th April 2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By kahnjar1
#2

....and close ups of #2 Overall 1310mm Barrel 870mm
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