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Forum: European Armoury 20th January 2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By SchildaBrit
Just a thought...

IX = Johann Xaver ??
Forum: European Armoury 20th January 2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,857
Posted By SchildaBrit
Dunant ?

Could DUNAN be a form of the name DUNANT or DUNAND ???

There were several DUNANT in Geneva in the period 1586-1653 (see Stoeckel).
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By SchildaBrit
Bern 1804 conversion

"Here are fotos of the same gun after the conversion to percussion, infantry gun Bern 1804UM."

SUPER Corrado! Many, many thanks.
Patrick
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,794
Posted By SchildaBrit
Sometimes photos are misleading..

..as in this case.

Corrado, I must revise my opinion in favour of your gun.

The blurred photos in the first post washed out the microscopic surface irregularities in the lock plate and cock,...
Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By SchildaBrit
Bern 1804 Cantonal Ordnance musket

By popular demand ... (Fernando and Pukka)

When I acquired this musket it was a real puzzler. It is of the generic Charleville style, but with a couple of with very unusual features. The front band...
Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,139
Posted By SchildaBrit
OK, OK! Don't all push! I'm working on...

OK, OK! Don't all push! I'm working on it!

Patrick

P.S. Pukka, I altered the photos exactly as you described - even before you posted. Mind reading or what?
Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,794
Posted By SchildaBrit
"There are no marks or stamps on it and the...

"There are no marks or stamps on it and the brass pan..."

I'm not surprised. The fuzzy photos make it difficult to judge, but the cock appears to have been made up by bending sheet metal. And that...
Forum: European Armoury 5th January 2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,097
Posted By SchildaBrit
"An observation regarding the conversion...

"An observation regarding the conversion shown by David R in #10 above....the hammer face does not squarely meet (and indeed from the pic would not hit the nipple at all) so either the hammer is...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,097
Posted By SchildaBrit
A little late, but...

... as a newbie this is probably not a very tactful start. But Fernando has pointed out the screamingly obvious - the snail boss just does not match the lock in any way.

On genuine Enfield...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,139
Posted By SchildaBrit
Another pair of curious screws

The lug-head screw I presented previously is functionally the same as the 3rd screw in the top row of Michael's fascinating collection.

The 2 hand-made screws shown here correspond to the 2nd screw...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,139
Posted By SchildaBrit
An 18th century hair-trigger

This is the hair-trigger (D: Nadelstecher) which is held by the lug-head screw in the previous posts. The front end is clamped beneath the trigger guard, and the lug-head screw clamps the back end...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,139
Posted By SchildaBrit
Now it works !

Thanks Fernando! It really did not show up yesterday evening, but since then you have given me the "all clear" and I can make progress.

Now I can finally complete the post.

The two photos show a...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,139
Posted By SchildaBrit
A "new" screw (continued)

Well here goes with photos...

Hmmm????

Pukka, what am I missing here?

Went to "Additional Options" then "Attach Files".

2 jpegs sized about 25k uploaded - and nothing appears.
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,139
Posted By SchildaBrit
A "new" screw discovered

Forum members will please forgive me for warming up a very old thread. But first of all, my thanks to Pukka Bundook for directing me to thisforum, and many thanks (alas, posthumously!) to Michael...
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