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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th November 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By rickystl
Hi Kubur YAY !!! You finally found one. ...

Hi Kubur

YAY !!! You finally found one. Congratulations. As Stu mentions, the clean up will probably do wonders. If you're missing some parts, let me know as I may have them. LOL

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th October 2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu GREAT JOB !!!! The photo of the inside...

Hi Stu

GREAT JOB !!!! The photo of the inside of the lock looked like it had cobwebs !!
Wonderful before and after restoration. Looked like it had been sitting in the corner of a garage for many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By rickystl
By the way, the topic gun is a 14mm (.55) caliber...

By the way, the topic gun is a 14mm (.55) caliber smoothbore. You seldom see this with percussion Sindh long guns. They are usually rifled in smaller calibers. Which makes this one even more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu I am sooooo glad you got this gun. Yes,...

Hi Stu

I am sooooo glad you got this gun. Yes, a real beauty !! And with a big European trade style lock. The lock looks like it was built very similar to the British trade lock of the early 19th...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu WOW!! That's a nice one. I agree with...

Hi Stu

WOW!! That's a nice one. I agree with Philip's conclusion. And this one has a tapered and flared round barrel versus the octagon I see more often. That cap/accessory trap door is really...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,307
Posted By rickystl
Me too. LOL :( Rick

Me too. LOL :(

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,307
Posted By rickystl
Thanks Stu. Most interesting. Glad I have this...

Thanks Stu. Most interesting. Glad I have this book.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By rickystl
Hi Bandook Nice find. Congratulations. Those...

Hi Bandook

Nice find. Congratulations. Those Afghan style leather covered wood flasks seemed to have been very popular in the Region. You find many original examples. I have three myself. This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,307
Posted By rickystl
Hi Colin Item 2 you mention above is something I...

Hi Colin

Item 2 you mention above is something I believe is often over-looked when studying these shoulder guns. With the exception of the thick, leather pads which would seem obvious to reduce...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,307
Posted By rickystl
Hi Bandook I could not help but notice the...

Hi Bandook

I could not help but notice the wrap-around type decoration on the butt stock of your gun is almost identical to the butt stock of that duel ignition gun I posted.
Both Coorg guns.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,307
Posted By rickystl
Interesting. This shows the butt cap was an...

Interesting. This shows the butt cap was an intentionally added feature.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,307
Posted By rickystl
The photo here shows the thick leather pads added...

The photo here shows the thick leather pads added to the butt sections. This, more than likely was to help reduce more severe recoil. Seems rather obvious.

It's the wood half-circle Arab...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu You noticed that too. I have thought...

Hi Stu

You noticed that too. I have thought about that, but don't have any idea. When I get to the cleaning and repairs I'll look at things more closely and see if I can figure it out. The hole...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By rickystl
A COUPLE MORE PICS.......ONE SHOWING THE OPEN...

A COUPLE MORE PICS.......ONE SHOWING THE OPEN LOCK MORTICE....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By rickystl
Thank you all for your comments. As Stu...

Thank you all for your comments. As Stu mentions, the butt stock style is typical of matchlocks from the Coorg area of South India. As well, to me, the decoration also looks South Indian.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By rickystl
STILL MORE.......

STILL MORE.......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By rickystl
MORE PICS.......

MORE PICS.......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By rickystl
Unique Dual Ignition South India Long Gun

Hello All.

I keep telling myself not to buy any more guns for a while. :( But I simply could not pass this one up. :shrug: I bought this from a long time dealer in antique guns. I'll post here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By rickystl
Hi Bandook Very nice Teppo indeed. I really...

Hi Bandook

Very nice Teppo indeed. I really like the the engraved brass wrap-around on this one. And again, the pronounced muzzle. A good one.

My only Teppo is a plain, munitions grade example. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By rickystl
Hi Bandook OK. Yes, I thought I read that...

Hi Bandook

OK. Yes, I thought I read that somewhere. Also part of traditional costumes.
Thanks for confirming.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By rickystl
Hi Battara Don't know how I missed this Thread...

Hi Battara

Don't know how I missed this Thread earlier. I don't recall ever seeing a more beautiful Teppo Matchlock as this one. An absolute screamer. The harmony of the decoration is incredable....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By rickystl
Hi Eftihis: What a wonderful and interesting...

Hi Eftihis: What a wonderful and interesting pistol. The lock, barrels and hardware look European made for the Ottoman market, and stocked locally somewhere in the Balkans. The lock has a roller on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,307
Posted By rickystl
What an interesting Thread. Great reading and...

What an interesting Thread. Great reading and photos.

So there seems to be some agreement here that Snowman's gun is probably of Coorg origin. After looking through Elgood's and other reference...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,307
Posted By rickystl
Hi Snowman. Welcome to the Forum. That's a nice...

Hi Snowman. Welcome to the Forum.

That's a nice looking Arab matchlock. (And I use the term Arab in a very generalized sense). As others mention, the decoration does remind one of South Indian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,211
Posted By rickystl
Hi Richard LOL!!! Yes, the permanantly portable...

Hi Richard

LOL!!! Yes, the permanantly portable bi-pod. Even has two moveable legs. LOL Thanks for the illistrations. Very neat.

(I "think" I will be back come early Spring next year)

Rick
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