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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By Will M
Beautiful inlay work and colours. Does the ball...

Beautiful inlay work and colours. Does the ball have weight to it for balancing the pistol? What calibre is the pistol and what thickness the barrel?
Forum: European Armoury 20th February 2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By Will M
The 1748 is a stamping and is the same or similar...

The 1748 is a stamping and is the same or similar to German stamps from the late 1800's found on their firearms etc.
The moon appears to be a later but older addition with its outline unbroken...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th February 2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,033
Posted By Will M
The 1748 is a stamping and is the same or similar...

The 1748 is a stamping and is the same or similar to German stamps from the late 1800's found on their firearms etc.
The moon appears to be a later but older addition with its outline unbroken...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Will M
I've seen this type of fullering on cavalry...

I've seen this type of fullering on cavalry swords circ. 1780's-1790's
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By Will M
I agree that it is a modern copy.

I agree that it is a modern copy.
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By Will M
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Will M
This "B" and sometimes in this case 2...

This "B" and sometimes in this case 2 "B's are balance points.
One "B" is the balance point for the blade itself, the other for the assembled sword. B's on the spine only have one meaning and it is...
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Will M
This is the best one I have seen yet.The clip...

This is the best one I have seen yet.The clip point really adds to it, not to mention the details in etching and blade composition.
A real "keeper"
Forum: European Armoury 5th December 2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By Will M
That is a wonderful cannon! It reads having a...

That is a wonderful cannon!
It reads having a bore just under 1 inch.
I have a mould that makes balls .980 dia. I've cast quite a few lead balls for my cannon.
Are you interested in firing your...
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By Will M
Most impressive shotgun with over a 1 inch bore....

Most impressive shotgun with over a 1 inch bore.
I built a 1 inch bore cannon weighing 60 pounds and with 450 g of BP it recoils over 2 feet.
I would not want to be behind this shotgun, could kill...
Forum: European Armoury 28th October 2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By Will M
Interesting blade, the grip once had leather but...

Interesting blade, the grip once had leather but long gone. One bar is missing and where it once joined the guard it has been filed smooth as not to be noticeable. I think the blade may be older than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 624
Posted By Will M
Kindjal with Gold Damascene

Here is a circ 1800's Kindjal, can it be dated more closely?
Has a OAL of 21 1/4" and blade of 15 1/2" and 1 15/16" wide.
Blade has some gold damascene patterns. These patterns have been added over...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By Will M
Enlarged photos give a false impression of the...

Enlarged photos give a false impression of the size of the gap.
I would think 1/16" or less which is easily explained by shrinkage of natural materials, besides nothing else fell out or was removed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd October 2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By Will M
The gap is not large at all and expected using...

The gap is not large at all and expected using these kinds of materials.
I would leave it as is, collectors expect to see this in antiques such as these. Remove or hide the tell tale signs of...
Forum: European Armoury 26th September 2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,445
Posted By Will M
The 24 pound cannon ball on the far right was...

The 24 pound cannon ball on the far right was fired in 1760 at a French fort on an island near Montreal Canada. The broad arrow marking was discontinued around 1800.
Left is a 24 pounder, a 12, a...
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,390
Posted By Will M
Only reason to line the bore is they didn't trust...

Only reason to line the bore is they didn't trust the brass casting.
No period cannons were made of brass with iron/steel bore liners.
I would say a relatively modern piece that has corroded.
I...
Forum: European Armoury 14th September 2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By Will M
Band sword is a good possibility. It could be a...

Band sword is a good possibility. It could be a British Indian sword with the bone grip.
Would have to find a reference or another sword that is identified, since these were not official pattern...
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By Will M
I think the lack of centuries of corrosion tells...

I think the lack of centuries of corrosion tells it all.
Forum: European Armoury 10th September 2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By Will M
Has age and appears British/Scottish(acorns), the...

Has age and appears British/Scottish(acorns), the snake hook is a British design used as their belt hooks but here for a chain as part of the guard.
Could be for a civilian appointment. The scabbard...
Forum: European Armoury 6th September 2017, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,708
Posted By Will M
I agree the blade looks modern, the handle most...

I agree the blade looks modern, the handle most likely taken from a carving set either the steel, fork or carving knife.
Looks like an interesting mating of handle and blade.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By Will M
Quite possible it is silver plate. Easy to tell...

Quite possible it is silver plate. Easy to tell if you file a small spot where you won't notice it.
As for the blade it looks original. Double sided blades are common many centuries before Fairbairn...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By Will M
Very nice find, I'm sure all of it is original,...

Very nice find, I'm sure all of it is original, many of this type had similar grips etc.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,799
Posted By Will M
Great stock repair! The hammer is out of...

Great stock repair! The hammer is out of alignment from viewing the damage to it. It is not aligned or is wobbly. Hammers can be removed and bent slightly to align them with the nipple. This hammer...
Forum: European Armoury 30th August 2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By Will M
Luckily for the US the British had expended much...

Luckily for the US the British had expended much to beat Napoleon and the public after all these years wanted peace. Had Napoleon not been active then the British could put all their force towards...
Forum: European Armoury 30th August 2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By Will M
The time period fits and Americans did have...

The time period fits and Americans did have shortages of arms and not the tech to make good blades so they imported these mostly.
Could very well be used as you suggest.
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