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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:00 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Thanks Stu. Most interesting. Glad I have this...

Thanks Stu. Most interesting. Glad I have this book.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2018, 02:19 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Bandook Nice find. Congratulations. Those...

Hi Bandook

Nice find. Congratulations. Those Afghan style leather covered wood flasks seemed to have been very popular in the Region. You find many original examples. I have three myself. This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 02:57 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Colin Item 2 you mention above is something I...

Hi Colin

Item 2 you mention above is something I believe is often over-looked when studying these shoulder guns. With the exception of the thick, leather pads which would seem obvious to reduce...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 02:38 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Bandook I could not help but notice the...

Hi Bandook

I could not help but notice the wrap-around type decoration on the butt stock of your gun is almost identical to the butt stock of that duel ignition gun I posted.
Both Coorg guns.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 02:33 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Interesting. This shows the butt cap was an...

Interesting. This shows the butt cap was an intentionally added feature.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 02:10 PM
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Posted By rickystl
The photo here shows the thick leather pads added...

The photo here shows the thick leather pads added to the butt sections. This, more than likely was to help reduce more severe recoil. Seems rather obvious.

It's the wood half-circle Arab...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu You noticed that too. I have thought...

Hi Stu

You noticed that too. I have thought about that, but don't have any idea. When I get to the cleaning and repairs I'll look at things more closely and see if I can figure it out. The hole...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 08:22 PM
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Posted By rickystl
A COUPLE MORE PICS.......ONE SHOWING THE OPEN...

A COUPLE MORE PICS.......ONE SHOWING THE OPEN LOCK MORTICE....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th September 2018, 08:20 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Thank you all for your comments. As Stu...

Thank you all for your comments. As Stu mentions, the butt stock style is typical of matchlocks from the Coorg area of South India. As well, to me, the decoration also looks South Indian.
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 02:01 PM
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Posted By rickystl
STILL MORE.......

STILL MORE.......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 01:58 PM
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Posted By rickystl
MORE PICS.......

MORE PICS.......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th September 2018, 01:56 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Unique Dual Ignition South India Long Gun

Hello All.

I keep telling myself not to buy any more guns for a while. :( But I simply could not pass this one up. :shrug: I bought this from a long time dealer in antique guns. I'll post here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2018, 01:58 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Bandook Very nice Teppo indeed. I really...

Hi Bandook

Very nice Teppo indeed. I really like the the engraved brass wrap-around on this one. And again, the pronounced muzzle. A good one.

My only Teppo is a plain, munitions grade example. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2018, 01:49 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Bandook OK. Yes, I thought I read that...

Hi Bandook

OK. Yes, I thought I read that somewhere. Also part of traditional costumes.
Thanks for confirming.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2018, 03:50 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Battara Don't know how I missed this Thread...

Hi Battara

Don't know how I missed this Thread earlier. I don't recall ever seeing a more beautiful Teppo Matchlock as this one. An absolute screamer. The harmony of the decoration is incredable....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2018, 08:31 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Eftihis: What a wonderful and interesting...

Hi Eftihis: What a wonderful and interesting pistol. The lock, barrels and hardware look European made for the Ottoman market, and stocked locally somewhere in the Balkans. The lock has a roller on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th September 2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,275
Posted By rickystl
What an interesting Thread. Great reading and...

What an interesting Thread. Great reading and photos.

So there seems to be some agreement here that Snowman's gun is probably of Coorg origin. After looking through Elgood's and other reference...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2018, 03:19 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Snowman. Welcome to the Forum. That's a nice...

Hi Snowman. Welcome to the Forum.

That's a nice looking Arab matchlock. (And I use the term Arab in a very generalized sense). As others mention, the decoration does remind one of South Indian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Richard LOL!!! Yes, the permanantly portable...

Hi Richard

LOL!!! Yes, the permanantly portable bi-pod. Even has two moveable legs. LOL Thanks for the illistrations. Very neat.

(I "think" I will be back come early Spring next year)

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 04:21 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Fernando Yes, I should have been more clear. ...

Hi Fernando

Yes, I should have been more clear. I was refering to Afghan versus Indian.
Yes, the use of bi-pods in China, Southest Asia, etc. with their matchlocks almost seem the norm.
As the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Mahratt Thank you once again for the great...

Hi Mahratt

Thank you once again for the great photo !!! I don't have this one either. Great pic. Thank you.
A bit off the subject here: Viewing these original photos and illistrations, I can't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,853
Posted By rickystl
Hi Ariel I'm sure these bi-pods were made as a...

Hi Ariel

I'm sure these bi-pods were made as a seperate accessory. So they could have been added earlier or later in the gun's life.
A few years ago a fellow Forum member sent me a PM with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2018, 05:14 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Ariel I'm sure that's possible, even likely. ...

Hi Ariel

I'm sure that's possible, even likely. There may even be examples, I just haven't seen any. The Afghans seemed to have a preference for shooting their long guns from bipods or resting on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2018, 02:54 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Thanks for the comments - and your safety...

Thanks for the comments - and your safety concerns. I always first test fire these guns from a distance using fire cracker fuse first. Just to be double sure.
Actually, the modern steel liner makes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,853
Posted By rickystl
The stock carving of the gun in the O.P. also say...

The stock carving of the gun in the O.P. also say India, rather than Afghanistan.


Hi Richard

Yes, that was one point I was trying to make. Much agreed.

Rick
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