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Forum: European Armoury Today, 03:28 AM
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Posted By Pukka Bundook
Wonderful gun M. Congrats on finding such a rare...

Wonderful gun M. Congrats on finding such a rare best!

Now, I would really appreciate some good clear photos, taken with a camera. :) :) ;)

Everything looks right, and something to be proud...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 527
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Dear Cerjak, I can see the touchhole has no...

Dear Cerjak,

I can see the touchhole has no liner screwed in, as would be the case if altered back from percussion, But, the area of the touchhole has No patina either, in an area that typically has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th November 2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,291
Posted By Pukka Bundook
The Martini does have a weak extraction system,...

The Martini does have a weak extraction system, and this was made worse by the foil cases. With drawn brass, it works much better.

We use them and other Victorian arms at our annual shoot.
Apart...
Forum: European Armoury 12th November 2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,962
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Fernando, It is still a wonderful piece, with a...

Fernando,

It is still a wonderful piece, with a Fantastic and very robust lock.

These locks hold me in awe. So very strong and sure.

Best wishes,
Richard.
Forum: European Armoury 12th November 2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 527
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Fernando K, my dear friend, At times I am...

Fernando K, my dear friend,

At times I am baffled by our use of a common language,
To me, it means one thing, to others something very different.

I will try again to say what I mean, and will...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 527
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Dear Fernando, The lock would have originally...

Dear Fernando,

The lock would have originally been flint, and at some time altered to percussion, Then, later back to flint.
The easiest method of converting to percussion, is with the drum and...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Indeed we will!

Indeed we will!
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 527
Posted By Pukka Bundook
It Is a very nicely made lock, Jean-Luc. From...

It Is a very nicely made lock, Jean-Luc.

From the outside it looks English but I see it has a separate pan attached to the lock plate, so has to be either Continental, or a copy of Continental.
I...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 25,724
Posted By Pukka Bundook
The rest;

The rest;
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 25,724
Posted By Pukka Bundook
The following photos were taken by Herman...

The following photos were taken by Herman Historica, when this snap matchlock came up for sale, in November, 2017.

These pictures are attached for posterity and in memory of our good friend and...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Dear Fernando, The thread I had thoughts about...

Dear Fernando,

The thread I had thoughts about attaching the Herman Historica photos to, was this one;

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7542&highlight=Matchlock

It is Michael's...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 527
Posted By Pukka Bundook
A photo of the lock internals and lock mortise...

A photo of the lock internals and lock mortise would be very much appreciated, Cerjak. :)

Best wishes,
Richard.
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 527
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Another reason to Think possibly India, is that...

Another reason to Think possibly India, is that the engraving on the pineapple finial does not look European, in fact the only engraving that does look European or English,are all the screws, and...
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2017, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Thoughts, Anyone?

Dear all,
I see that Michael's much beloved Tusco -Emilian snap-lock has sold at auction;
Would it be appropriate to attach the auction -house pictures to Michael's thread, For posterity sake?
To...
Forum: European Armoury 8th November 2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 527
Posted By Pukka Bundook
It Is a very nice and very different pistol...

It Is a very nice and very different pistol Cerjak.
Very nice silver work and such.

Dating is rather difficult, as it ha selements popular from differing ages, like the heavy moulding around the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,291
Posted By Pukka Bundook
The last couple of posts are a fair overview of...

The last couple of posts are a fair overview of the battles at Isandlwana and Rourk's Drift.

Best books on the subject are;
"Like Wolves on the Fold", and "How can men die Better" By Mike...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th October 2017, 03:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Now M, If you went digging on Halloween, probably...

Now M, If you went digging on Halloween, probably no-one would pay any attention. :-)
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Evidence for bent peasants; After 50-odd years...

Evidence for bent peasants;

After 50-odd years of farming back in the old dart and here in Canada, I'm getting a bit bent!

LOL & Rest my case. :-)
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th October 2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Good points, M. Still mulling this over. Have...

Good points, M.
Still mulling this over.

Have you a spade? (!)
If you Do, I can think of one method to narrow this down a bit. :-)
(18" tall would mean likely not a pirate....)

I can think of a...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Dear Corrado, Thank you for taking the time to...

Dear Corrado,

Thank you for taking the time to translate this for me. It was very kind of you.
It also makes sense of my old sporting gun, as I always thought it was from the Suhl area, and although...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Kronckew, Did you notice how all the peasants on...

Kronckew,

Did you notice how all the peasants on the Beaux tapestry have hunch backs? The nobles are all straight, but peasants all bent!
That sounds about right;
Old English saying, "hard work...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Pukka Bundook
For Michael.

Gents,
This is rather irregular, but I am posting a link here regarding a (loose) copy of a snapping matchlock (Original owned by the late Michael Tromner)
That I made last winter.
Michael was...
Forum: European Armoury 8th October 2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Translation please?

Good morning all,

I wonder if someone could please translate this page for me?

It is from Stockel, and is pertinent to an old sporting gun barrel I have made by the Zella family;
Also can anyone...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th October 2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Any chance of these unknowns being plague victims...

Any chance of these unknowns being plague victims or some such?

Just a thought,...based on ignorance!
I have the notion that murderers were buried in unmarked graves, and that those who committed...
Forum: European Armoury 7th October 2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Quite right about Simon, Kronckew. Thanks for...

Quite right about Simon, Kronckew.

Thanks for the link. Had only seen him in Rob't Hardy's book.

I gather though, that some skeletal finds of bowmen, (How they know that for sure I do not know)...
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