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Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2019, 11:25 PM
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Posted By dana_w
Sweet, thanks for the info.

Sweet, thanks for the info.
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2019, 11:32 AM
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Views: 3,712
Posted By dana_w
Interesting. Thanks for the info and link.

Interesting. Thanks for the info and link.
Forum: European Armoury 9th May 2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By dana_w
Thanks for the info and suggestion....

Thanks for the info and suggestion. Unfortunately, I only speak English. But I do have a few French friends.

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Forum: European Armoury 9th May 2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By dana_w
Thanks for the additional adjective suggestion...

Thanks for the additional adjective suggestion DaleH.
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By dana_w
I'm not ready to "dismount the barrel"...

I'm not ready to "dismount the barrel" but I doubt the owner information would be found there anyway. The maker's name can also be found engraved forward of the trigger guard. Note the wear that...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By dana_w
I believe it. Wish this piece was marked with the...

I believe it. Wish this piece was marked with the owner's name.
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By dana_w
Here you go Fernando, a magnificent & superb...

Here you go Fernando, a magnificent & superb :) frizzen.
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By dana_w
I took a shot of that yesterday and will post it...

I took a shot of that yesterday and will post it soon.



Unlike many fancy weapons that I've handled this one shows some signs it was carried and used.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By dana_w
Thanks Battara. I'll try to post in the right...

Thanks Battara. I'll try to post in the right forum in the future.
Forum: European Armoury 7th May 2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By dana_w
Fancy French Blunderbuss, c1750

I have speculated that blunderbusses like this were likely carried by an attendant to one of the gilded coaches that you can see at Museu Nacional dos Coches the National Coach Museum in Lisbon,...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,075
Posted By dana_w
Thanks Jim!

Thanks Jim!
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,075
Posted By dana_w
Jim McDougall, Is your reference to (Levine,...

Jim McDougall,

Is your reference to (Levine, 1985) intended to point to "Guide to Knife Values (Levine's Guide to Knives & Their Values) by Bernard Levine (1985-12-13)", or something else?
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By dana_w
I was sure you'd absolutely love this one...

I was sure you'd absolutely love this one Miqueleter.
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By dana_w
No problem. I should have uploaded a closeup of...

No problem. I should have uploaded a closeup of the lock in the first place.
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By dana_w
I appreciate people intrusting me with their...

I appreciate people intrusting me with their precious antiques but sometimes it is tempting to keep them. :)
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By dana_w
This closeup of the image above makes it easier...

This closeup of the image above makes it easier to see both the full and half cock sears.
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By dana_w
I've passed this gun on to its new owner...

I've passed this gun on to its new owner Fernando. It wasn't mine so I never cocked it, but i could see both the full and half cock sears.
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By dana_w
Yes Victrix, that is a belt clip. "Belt...

Yes Victrix, that is a belt clip.

"Belt pistols have a large hook attached to their side or screw plate. They could be easily hung from a belt, saddle or sash. One contemporary illustration shows...
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By dana_w
Spanish Miquelet Belt Pistol, dated 1703

Spanish Miquelet Belt Pistol
by Bernat Calafell, 1703

This beautiful Patilla style Miquelet Pistol has a distinctive look associated with Ripoll. It was purchased a few months ago by a friend from...
Forum: European Armoury 30th June 2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By dana_w
Thanks so much for the great information and...

Thanks so much for the great information and photos Hotspur. I deeply appreciate your input.
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By dana_w
Late 18th Century Spadroon For Comment

I spent some time yesterday photographing this beautiful sword. It has been suggested that it would best be described as a Spadroon rather than a Backsword, that it is likely British from the late...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By dana_w
Thanks, Jim. Here are a few more links which...

Thanks, Jim. Here are a few more links which others might find helpful.

Parrying Daggers and Poniards, by Leonid Tarassuk, The Metropolitan Museum of...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By dana_w
Victoria and Albert Museum, number:...

Victoria and Albert Museum, number: M.64-1950
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Sword with a chiselled steel hilt, blued against a gilt ground, by Daniel or Emanuel Sadeler, Prague or Munich, the blade signed ĎAlonso Perez en...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By dana_w
There is a Left-Hand Dagger which somewhat...

There is a Left-Hand Dagger which somewhat resembles mine in Peter Finer's 2002 catalog, item #33. The decoration style is attributed to the Munich School of iron-chisellers. see attached images.
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By dana_w
Always a pleasure to hear your thoughts, Jim....

Always a pleasure to hear your thoughts, Jim. Unless something more definitive develops I plan on including your speculation when I publish the photos.
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