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Forum: European Armoury 10th March 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Marcus den toom
Talking Hi Nando, Well it weighs around a 100kilos so it...

Hi Nando,

Well it weighs around a 100kilos so it wont be cheap.. by now you better just come and live at our place :D
Forum: European Armoury 10th March 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Marcus den toom
A closeup of the painted oaken carriage. The...

A closeup of the painted oaken carriage.

The carriage is also closely related to this one of king Ludwig II, son of Wladyslaw II (dated 1515).
Forum: European Armoury 10th March 2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Marcus den toom
The mortar in question is shown below. This...

The mortar in question is shown below.

This mortar bears the three lilies of the house of Volois including a papal globus cruciger. On top of the barrel is also lifting handle in the shape of a...
Forum: European Armoury 10th March 2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Marcus den toom
16th century siege mortar of Francis I

First appearing in the earliest times of firearms, records state mortars to have been developed during the 14th century. These where of hoop and stave construction like all the bigger cannons at...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,117
Posted By Marcus den toom
And even more now :) Bought these recently and...

And even more now :)
Bought these recently and they are the rare clodshot Michael spoke about. Also a iron core like the one Michael showed us before.

The lead seems to be wrapped around at least...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Marcus den toom
Not really helpfull for measurments but there are...

Not really helpfull for measurments but there are alot of quality pictures of medieval crossbows

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7457&highlight=crossbow+collection
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By Marcus den toom
No experience with that method but i do have had...

No experience with that method but i do have had very good results with olive oil. Thos was also the used method during the 14th till the 18th century orso.
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Marcus den toom
The "fuller" are also inscribed, one...

The "fuller" are also inscribed, one side seems to read "si deus pro nobis quis contra nos" which translates to "If God be for us who can be against us?"

also a...
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Marcus den toom
The name of the maker is on the other side i...

The name of the maker is on the other side i think.
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Marcus den toom
Hi Corrado, Thank you, that type of text is not...

Hi Corrado,

Thank you, that type of text is not unussual for swords i think?
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Marcus den toom
17th century (?) sword blade

Just recently i bought a few swords from a relatively unknown auction. This is my first time owning an item like this and my knowledge on these blades is non existend. :)
That beeing said, i hope the...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Marcus den toom
Hi Nando, My remark was not perse related to the...

Hi Nando,

My remark was not perse related to the haquebut discussed here, but more towards your remark of there not beeing any horseman haquebuts.
The illustrations you posted seem of later date and...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Marcus den toom
Hi Nando, It could be both true, as this...

Hi Nando,
It could be both true, as this illustration depicts. A Similar weird hook can be found with this gun
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12151&highlight=Steinb%FCchse
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,960
Posted By Marcus den toom
If my eyes do not decieve me there is a similar...

If my eyes do not decieve me there is a similar steinbüchse in the right corner of this picture. It does not appear to have a hook but otherwise looks the same. The picture is of too low a resolution...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Marcus den toom
Great pictures by your friend, Alexander. The...

Great pictures by your friend, Alexander. The haquebut seems untouched overall.
The museum did date the piece a bit to early as the pronounced muzzle section would make this piece date around the...
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Marcus den toom
Hi Alexander, Thank you for adding these valuable...

Hi Alexander, Thank you for adding these valuable images. You are absolutely correct with your dating of this barrel, it is just like mine of the 1500s.
Do you have the measurements of the bore...
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,481
Posted By Marcus den toom
Something new and interesting has come up on my...

Something new and interesting has come up on my flintlock gun, it bears the monogram of Louis XIV the great. The portrait could be his too, only thing is, who does that other monogram on the barrel...
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Marcus den toom
And no Nando, i can't ship it to you for scrap...

And no Nando, i can't ship it to you for scrap metal :D
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Marcus den toom
More similar cannons.

More similar cannons.
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Marcus den toom
Michael and Alexander have posted similare topics...

Michael and Alexander have posted similare topics on tiller cannons, like the one discussed here
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10540&highlight=Brass+tiller

and...
Forum: European Armoury 28th December 2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Marcus den toom
Brass haquebut early 16th century

This brass haquebut barrel came to me late this year, somewhat of a self organized Christmas present :D

It is very close to examples already posted before on this forum, the powderpan on top of...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,002
Posted By Marcus den toom
Always liked these locks and found some...

Always liked these locks and found some interesting references.
Seems Rick is right on the money with the transition thesis...

http://www.minecreek.info/trained-bands/info-gzt.html
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,862
Posted By Marcus den toom
I see more merit in backing up the threads made...

I see more merit in backing up the threads made by Michael on a second server/database, this way we will never loose the thread like the Trade mark thread.
Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 28,862
Posted By Marcus den toom
Isn't that the same as the Classic thread...

Isn't that the same as the Classic thread section? :)
Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Marcus den toom
I dont think there is anything against posting...

I dont think there is anything against posting the pictures.
Though beeing sad about the events, i am glad that the snap tinder lock, petronel, cannons, bandolier and detached locks mostly sold for...
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