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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Will M
Knowing blacksmith techniques and identifying...

Knowing blacksmith techniques and identifying aged pieces is key.
Actually quite difficult to make additions using modern welding without seeing signs of being tinkered with.
Very nice job of adding...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By Will M
Looks like Charles Reeves, Birmingham.

Looks like Charles Reeves, Birmingham.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Will M
To remove the black corrosion use Muriatic acid...

To remove the black corrosion use Muriatic acid mixed with water and a stainless steel wire brush. Larger bits can be mechanically removed using a piece of brass, I use brass rod or a brass punch to...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Will M
Some info...

Some info here:
http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20belge/artisans%20identifies%20m/a%20meyers%20gb.htm
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Will M
Can you picture the revolver with cylinder open...

Can you picture the revolver with cylinder open and hammer back? Is it centre fire or rim fire? Belgians made many types of handguns and this looks 1880's possibly later.
Try the book Arms of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,056
Posted By Will M
I own a Kaskara very similar to fig.1 lower...

I own a Kaskara very similar to fig.1 lower sword. What I find interesting is the two indents in the blade nearest the cross guard. They are only on the one side opposite each other and remind me of...
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 84,791
Posted By Will M
I agree this sword has irregularities compared to...

I agree this sword has irregularities compared to originals. The pommel looks new, the grip wire has been flattened something not seen on originals.
The slotted hilt looks cut from flat stock,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
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: 1,506
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: 1,295
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: 741
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: 1,020
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: 1,204
Posted By Will M
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
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: 865
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: 806
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: 1,064
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: 1,095
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: 719
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: 1,440
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: 1,440
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: 5,826
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: 1,594
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: 1,855
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: 1,689
Posted By Will M
I think the lack of centuries of corrosion tells...

I think the lack of centuries of corrosion tells it all.
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