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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rickystl
Hi Bandook!! Thank you for the kind words. Yes,...

Hi Bandook!!

Thank you for the kind words. Yes, the pistol turned out nice. I'm actually considering having the small parts of silver missing replaced. I know who can do this work correctly, and...
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By rickystl
Hi Norman That is a nice 1815 Dutch musket. And...

Hi Norman

That is a nice 1815 Dutch musket. And appears in good condition. Sorry I can't help with the stamps/markings. But another Forum member will likely be able to lend his expertise.
It's...
Forum: European Armoury 29th May 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By rickystl
Hi Corrado That second piece is a very nice...

Hi Corrado

That second piece is a very nice trombone military example, and appears in great condition. I believe the barrels are sometimes referred to as elliptical.
You seldom see these barrels...
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By rickystl
Hi Dana: As is occasionally mentioned: "I...

Hi Dana: As is occasionally mentioned: "I don't think it gets any better than this" !!! Absolutely wonderful piece. Congratulations.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd May 2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rickystl
Here are pics of the barrel. Can't quite figure...

Here are pics of the barrel. Can't quite figure this one out. Hmmm.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip Thanks again for the great...

Hi Philip

Thanks again for the great workmanship. While the lock has a dark patina (if originally fire blued this would have turned a similar dark brownish color over time without oil) the lock...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rickystl
Hi Fernando K Good observation. The barrel and...

Hi Fernando K

Good observation. The barrel and tang seem to have been forged in one piece with a separate plug forge welded and filed smooth (?) I did take pics of the barrel and forgot to post...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th April 2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rickystl
Hi Kubur Thanks for your comments. YES, I now...

Hi Kubur

Thanks for your comments. YES, I now remember this Thread you posted. A somewhat similar barrel. I guess some of the Algerians liked long pistols. LOL
Similar numbers/letters on both...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu Thanks for the kind words. Philip and I...

Hi Stu

Thanks for the kind words. Philip and I were discussing this. We think this is some type of capture/rack/inventory number used by the French after their control of Algeria. Makes sense. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rickystl
LAST ONES.......

LAST ONES.......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rickystl
STILL MORE PICS........

STILL MORE PICS........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rickystl
MORE PICS........

MORE PICS........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rickystl
Now to post photos of the finished gun ready to...

Now to post photos of the finished gun ready to join the collection....

The original auction description listed this pistol as Moroccan (which it could be). But from the beginning, I believed it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rickystl
Hello Again. Phase-II: Restoration...

Hello Again.

Phase-II: Restoration begins..........
I sent the stock to be restored to fellow Forum member Philip Tom for repairs.
Philip restored the grip and trigger guard area as well as added...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rickystl
Algerian Pistol - Sad Story with Happy Ending

Hello All.

Back Story: I won this pistol at auction late last year. The first two photos below shows how the pistol arrived after unpacking. Fortunately, the shipment was insured. So I took...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,835
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu Woops. I somewhat mis-spoke. LOL Yes,...

Hi Stu

Woops. I somewhat mis-spoke. LOL Yes, I still have the double frog holster I traded you for. All is good in that regard. Still looking for one for a single pistol. I actually did locate...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,896
Posted By rickystl
Hi Charles While blades are not in my regular...

Hi Charles

While blades are not in my regular sphere of collecting, I must say that is a beautiful nimcha. What a wonderful piece. As they say......Don't think it gets any better than...
Forum: European Armoury 20th April 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By rickystl
Beautiful pistol. Glad to see an ID. ...

Beautiful pistol. Glad to see an ID. Interesting hidden cap storage in the butt cap.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th April 2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By rickystl
Yes, what an interesting powder flask. And it...

Yes, what an interesting powder flask. And it appears we have a close idea of it's origin. Unusual shape and combination of construction materials.
Notice the plug with slight threads on the larger...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 2nd April 2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By rickystl
Yes. It looks like the Gasser would be a better...

Yes. It looks like the Gasser would be a better guess. Agreed.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st March 2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By rickystl
Hello I'll take a wild guess that it may have...

Hello

I'll take a wild guess that it may have been made for the Mauser C96 Semi-Auto pistol from the 1890's. It looks like it would be a good fit due to the wide width and narrow barrel section. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st March 2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,630
Posted By rickystl
Hi Kubar What an interesting powder flask. And...

Hi Kubar

What an interesting powder flask. And it appears that it's geographical origins would be confirmed per the above posts. The silver and blue stone decoration are very attractive. A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th March 2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By rickystl
Hi Fernando I agree with Stu. It's probably...

Hi Fernando

I agree with Stu. It's probably early to mid 20th Century. By then, made more for the tourist market. Run a pencil or wire down the spout and see if it is drilled through the body of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,285
Posted By rickystl
Hi Gusko That is an interesting gun. To me,...

Hi Gusko

That is an interesting gun. To me, this one has an Afghan build quality to it. But with a Persian/Caucasian styled butt stock. That iron reinforcing strap around the butt is similar to...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,115
Posted By rickystl
Much agreed !! Rick

Much agreed !!

Rick
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