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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 365
Posted By David R
Red brass, what we call gilding metal in the...

Red brass, what we call gilding metal in the trade..... could be. I forget about this alloy sometimes, and suwasa/swassa would probably not patina like that.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 365
Posted By David R
Suwasa?

Suwasa?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By David R
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By David R
Sword of Justice. Might be an executioners sword,...

Sword of Justice. Might be an executioners sword, but equally likely a reproduction, or a processional sword. My money would be on it being a municipal processional sword, and a damn nice thing to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th February 2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By David R
Many thanks to YataganMan for this.

Many thanks to YataganMan for this.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,632
Posted By David R
Watching these torador threads with a lot of...

Watching these torador threads with a lot of interest. I have one myself, bought years ago, and always wondered what they would be like to shoot.

I read an account of Skinners Horse (Yellowboys)...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By David R
More of a safety measure I would think, in case...

More of a safety measure I would think, in case of a lingering spark in the barrel.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By David R
Have a look here for information on Jian. I have...

Have a look here for information on Jian. I have found them very helpful and informative in the past.

https://forum.grtc.org/viewforum.php?f=15&sid=d27ac310d4340671a44930a017c7832e
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th January 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By David R
You have given me a whole new area to research...

You have given me a whole new area to research there, thank you for this. Also explains these nice but not very functional Jian that turn up from time to time.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,613
Posted By David R
I bought this one some time ago from an internet...

I bought this one some time ago from an internet dealer. Engraved on a panel of the grip, "India 1943" so this one is definitely WW2 era. A nice sturdy blade with signs of differential hardening,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th December 2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By David R
The Indian customs service has a habit of...

The Indian customs service has a habit of stamping numbers on antique weapons as a means of tracking and controlling exports. I think this might be an example of such practice.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd December 2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,786
Posted By David R
I think this one is a largely original piece that...

I think this one is a largely original piece that has been reworked, either as a festival/processional piece, or for sale to "those who travel".
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,005
Posted By David R
Hiya Rick, and thanks for solving this minor...

Hiya Rick, and thanks for solving this minor mystery for me.
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,005
Posted By David R
Hiya Rick, I think you just solved a bit of a...

Hiya Rick, I think you just solved a bit of a mystery for me. I have had this gun lock knocking around for years, and assumed it was Balkan in origin.....
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 14th November 2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By David R
Still not 100% though. Anyone know what actually...

Still not 100% though. Anyone know what actually happened to it?
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By David R
It has to be a low pressure and short round, so I...

It has to be a low pressure and short round, so I suggest made for a Flobert or gallery/saloon gun type round. I would also look at Velo-dog pistols.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,700
Posted By David R
Thanks. I will keep it as it is, and just oil it...

Thanks. I will keep it as it is, and just oil it as needed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th October 2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,700
Posted By David R
Has anyone ever stripped one of these down for a...

Has anyone ever stripped one of these down for a full clean/conservation. I am wondering whether to do this, or if I risk damaging the piece.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By David R
One suggestion on the European side of the forum...

One suggestion on the European side of the forum is that it is Spanish. A gunsmith friend then suggested a Madrid made pistol, which would account for the "French" style lock and stock. Which seems...
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By David R
I know, which is why I thought French made or...

I know, which is why I thought French made or influenced, for the Ottoman market. There is no ramrod or housing for such, barrel is not pinned but held by a band, and the frizzen is grooved in the...
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By David R
East or West, flintlock pistol.

I posted this on the Ethnic Forum believing it to be a variation of a Balkan flintlock, but it is not recognised as such there. It was suggested I try it here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th September 2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By David R
It is a conundrum, which is why I posted it. The...

It is a conundrum, which is why I posted it. The butt is very French style, first half of the 19th C, but there is no provision for a ramrod. The lock is again European in look, but has the serrated...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By David R
My New Balkan pistol.

Posting it here as I believe it to be a Balkan made flintlock, but not the general run of such. I have not seen this style of stock before, other than on French made pistols, but I admit I am no...
Forum: European Armoury 1st September 2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,308
Posted By David R
The belt hook and general style has me thinking...

The belt hook and general style has me thinking Eastern Europe, Poland, possibly Russia.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,853
Posted By David R
With those long "arms" I would guess...

With those long "arms" I would guess Chinese myself.
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