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Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Will M
I would clean up the blade but preserve the...

I would clean up the blade but preserve the contrast in the etched areas so the designs are more easily seen. For the grip you can display the one side that looks fine or do the repair since it shows...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Will M
I believe it is a British 1846p lance...

I believe it is a British 1846p lance head.https://www.ashokaarts.com/shop/scarce-1840-pattern-british-military-lance-with-ordnance-marking
Forum: Swap Forum 11th July 2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By Will M
Auction of interest

This auction I found quite interesting and some may know this collection.http://www.vickersandhoad.com/catalogues.php?aucid=270&day=1
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th June 2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 33,376
Posted By Will M
Rick it may well be for sale by now , the buyer...

Rick it may well be for sale by now , the buyer always purchases many firearms and is most likely a dealer. Downside it the price will be more.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th June 2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 33,376
Posted By Will M
This Snider precedes MH but it has an interesting...

This Snider precedes MH but it has an interesting butt modification
https://www.icollector.com/SNIDER-ENFIELD-MODEL-III-BAND-CALIBER-577-SNIDER_i33570078
Forum: European Armoury 28th June 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By Will M
I've seen something quite similar before and it...

I've seen something quite similar before and it was a fireplace poker. It could well be part of a Victorian fireplace set. Surplus sword blades and hilts were repurposed for quite a few things from...
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
Posted By Will M
Once something like this sells for $180,000 and...

Once something like this sells for $180,000 and has been in a museum claiming such provenance the story will stick as truth. Really not much to go on since WW1 and WW2 left plenty of firearms in the...
Forum: European Armoury 13th June 2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,077
Posted By Will M
These are great pieces of history. No reason to...

These are great pieces of history. No reason to doubt authenticity as tons of it is still in the ground. Seems they are digging up stuff for decades and more.
I have 93rd Highlander buttons from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd June 2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By Will M
Something about the very good blade quality and...

Something about the very good blade quality and fullering that says French to me.
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By Will M
Smaller worn items tend to survive because larger...

Smaller worn items tend to survive because larger people cannot use the item. Armour, cloth uniforms, belts etc. all the small ones tend to survive because they cannot be reused as larger pieces can...
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Will M
Jim are you aware of other American swords that...

Jim are you aware of other American swords that have been marked with a troop and rack number? I can't find any references to them being marked but could well be a carry over of British standards for...
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Will M
Jim yes I have those books and many more....

Jim yes I have those books and many more. Neumanns book has a German sword with virtually identical blade.
Seems my other 1700's sword also remains a one of a kind, pic below. Marked on the inner...
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Will M
Jim I did find one German sword with very similar...

Jim I did find one German sword with very similar blade, the wider fuller beginning further down the ricasso. Could be German imported blade with British hilt?
I have not found any portraits yet...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Will M
No markings

No markings
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Will M
1760-80's British Cavalry Sword

An interesting British cavalry sword with a slotted four bar hilt and bun pommel. Blade is 39 inches long. The blade fullering I have seen on 1750's swords so it may be earlier?
I have not been able...
Forum: European Armoury 20th April 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Will M
I have 3 mandrels, previous Wilkinson's I picked...

I have 3 mandrels, previous Wilkinson's I picked up without knowing what they fit. I found that if not the exact one that they will not work very well.
You will need a specific mandrel. The cost of...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Will M
Looks like a keeper! Early swords are available...

Looks like a keeper!
Early swords are available but prices keep climbing, don't get talked out of it.
I don't collect such early swords but I did acquire a mortuary sword, the price was extremely...
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By Will M
I agree with Jim, leave as is and just stabilize...

I agree with Jim, leave as is and just stabilize any active rust. The lance head appears to have been cleaned with some type of acid, probably very corroded previously by the appearance of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th April 2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By Will M
The Colt pictured or the similar S&W in 455...

The Colt pictured or the similar S&W in 455 could fit.
Teddys holster in his (crowded hour on San Juan hill) had a 38 Colt in it recovered from the sunken battle ship USS Maine in Cuba in 1898. It...
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By Will M
...

https://collections.royalarmouries.org/first-world-war/type/rac-narrative-82.html

A good link
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By Will M
The type of bamboo for lances is "male...

The type of bamboo for lances is "male bamboo" or "Calcutta bamboo".
This type is solid and not hollow and very stiff. The lance heads are numbered for size since bamboo does not grow to one size...
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By Will M
Here is an RCD marked lance butt and holder....

Here is an RCD marked lance butt and holder. Marked A/RCD/34/F/28
The tip has an inspection mark and Enfield mark.
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By Will M
The lance butt appears different in profile than...

The lance butt appears different in profile than the British made ones that have a longer pointed tip. The ring around the butt might be made of two parts on yours?
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,119
Posted By Will M
Possibly my premise is incorrect but if such a...

Possibly my premise is incorrect but if such a cannon ball (not more modern artillery) has not detonated in 200 years it's unlikely to do so now with normal handling. I just can't prescribe to...
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,119
Posted By Will M
Unlikely the cannon ball is still with a charge...

Unlikely the cannon ball is still with a charge but you cannot know without disassembly. Being so old any powder should have degraded.
With guidelines of the day followed these type cannon balls...
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