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Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By NeilUK
That is almost unbelievable! I assume that for...

That is almost unbelievable! I assume that for the 9 months it was soaking in some solution which dissolved the rust without affecting the original surface. Is the blade still intact? Can it be...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By NeilUK
Thanks again to Corrado and to Jasper. Now that...

Thanks again to Corrado and to Jasper. Now that I know that there was a gunmaker named Mazelier (which I did not know before) I can see that name in the engraved signature. Even so Jasper's list...
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By NeilUK
Thanks to Corrado and Will. The Lamont hand...

Thanks to Corrado and Will. The Lamont hand certainly looks persuasive though it lacks the crown and the 'eagle' supporters at the side. So....
Here are 2 photos of the signature; these are the best...
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By NeilUK
and a better one of the crest

and a better one of the crest
Forum: European Armoury 19th February 2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By NeilUK
Pair of silver-mounted French carriage pistols

Hi everyone, especially those who are more familiar with 18th century French gunsmiths than me. I recently bought this pair, dated about 1760, and very handsome they are too. The locks are signed...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By NeilUK
The Piccinino family, especially Antonio and his...

The Piccinino family, especially Antonio and his son Federico, were such famous bladesmiths that their signature was often forged to enhance the value of the sword, I would guess. I have seen the...
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By NeilUK
Apologies, I could only get one photo to attach...

Apologies, I could only get one photo to attach itself.
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By NeilUK
As Jasper has said, the two-handed versions of...

As Jasper has said, the two-handed versions of the Scottish Highland sword are very rare, and the single-hand or hand-and-a-half versions are rarer still. So if this sword is genuine it is of...
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By NeilUK
I notice that the lock is fitted with an...

I notice that the lock is fitted with an anti-friction roller/wheel which I have never seen on a Doune pistol, or even any Scottish pistol, before. John Murdoch is recorded as still alive or even...
Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By NeilUK
Congratulations, Udo. That is a pistol of superb...

Congratulations, Udo. That is a pistol of superb quality and in such good condition, as you obviously know. It would almost make a pair with my John Murdoch pistol! I also have an Alexander Campbell...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By NeilUK
That's a marvellous set of photos you have...

That's a marvellous set of photos you have posted. Thank you so much, especially for all those photos of early cannon.
Neil
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By NeilUK
I don't know about the single cross but the more...

I don't know about the single cross but the more elaborate mark on the first detail photograph is the reichsapfel, an imperial mark of a large cross fourche' surmounted on a girdled sphere, found...
Forum: European Armoury 29th January 2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By NeilUK
I did not mean that this pistol was connected...

I did not mean that this pistol was connected with the EIC. My comparison was with the owner saving money by not having his pistol proofed, as some EIC officers did.
Neil
Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By NeilUK
Yes, an interesting pistol. I don't know anything...

Yes, an interesting pistol. I don't know anything about Cassaignard but the style certainly looks French. I believe that officers in the East India Company's troops often saved the cost of proofing...
Forum: European Armoury 18th January 2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,428
Posted By NeilUK
That is a very nice cased pair of pistols, in...

That is a very nice cased pair of pistols, in apparently superb condition by an excellent maker(from Regensburg). The single stock is correct and the lack of any visible empty slots suggests that the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By NeilUK
Thanks for reminding me of your collection,...

Thanks for reminding me of your collection, Corrado. It's truly splendid and makes me quite envious! My Harman is just signed JOHN HARMAN on the top of the breech section of the barrel and LONDON on...
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By NeilUK
Apologies - the attached pictures have appeared...

Apologies - the attached pictures have appeared in the wrong order.
1 and 6 are the Wm. Paris pair, the others are the Harman pistol.
Neil
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By NeilUK
Hi Corrado, just seen your pictures of 2 of your...

Hi Corrado, just seen your pictures of 2 of your Q.Anne pistols, both of them very nice and highly desirable. I am inspired to try to match you with pictures of my 2 Q.Anne pistols, especially as one...
Forum: European Armoury 11th October 2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,808
Posted By NeilUK
That's some collection of swords, especially the...

That's some collection of swords, especially the mediaeval ones. Ljubljana is now on my list to visit! Many thanks for posting your photos, Victrix.
Neil
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,281
Posted By NeilUK
That is a brilliant video, especially being based...

That is a brilliant video, especially being based on original guard positions from Fiore dei Liberi (?). So much more believable than the usual film fight scene.
Many thanks for posting.
Neil
Forum: European Armoury 30th September 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,944
Posted By NeilUK
It certainly has the form of a sport epee,...

It certainly has the form of a sport epee, possibly early 20th century, except for the sharp point! So perhaps it was intended for the duel, not to the death but to first blood. Sport epees at this...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,508
Posted By NeilUK
Earlshall basket hilt sword book

Does anyone know what is happening, if anything, with the further volumes of the Baron's magnum opus? I came across a rumour that he had died but don't know if that is true. if so how close were the...
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,644
Posted By NeilUK
My pleasure, Fernando. There are 2 main theories...

My pleasure, Fernando. There are 2 main theories as to how the open ring, on the inside of the hilt for a right-handed swordsman, worked. 1: the reins could be pushed through the ring and gripped by...
Forum: European Armoury 19th April 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,644
Posted By NeilUK
Hi Fernando, yes your basket-hilt is in the same...

Hi Fernando, yes your basket-hilt is in the same style as Mark's and I would judge of a very similar date. His, however is a half basket while yours is a full basket with a ring for managing reins...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,055
Posted By NeilUK
i would say your guess is pretty close - Scottish...

i would say your guess is pretty close - Scottish mid-late 18th century and middle quality. I assume that there are no marks on blade or hilt to help identify it. But a nice sword to own.
Neil
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