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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 02:48 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Again, thank you ALL for your replies. And a...

Again, thank you ALL for your replies. And a special thank you to Kwiatek for the translations. Much appreciated.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu Last night I was reading and studying...

Hi Stu

Last night I was reading and studying photos in Elgood's books. And I'm inclined to agree with your last assessments. Overall, the gun was built in the style of a Rasak. And the style of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By rickystl
Hi Kwiatek Thank you VERY much for the...

Hi Kwiatek

Thank you VERY much for the translation. Much appreciated. Shows how valuable this Forum can be.
Yes, the barrel tang screw/hole is partially covering up the script. And the gold...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th July 2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip ! Thanks for your comments. Yes, I'm...

Hi Philip ! Thanks for your comments. Yes, I'm very happy finding this one. The bore appears to have just light surface rust. And the lock works perfectly as is. Again, I can tell the gun has...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd July 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By rickystl
Thanks for the posts and comments. Hi Stu: That...

Thanks for the posts and comments.

Hi Stu: That is a very informative short history of the Kariophili musket. Thank you !!
I remember when you first received yours and posted here. It's a very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By rickystl
last ones.........

last ones.........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2020, 08:01 PM
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Views: 434
Posted By rickystl
MORE PICS.........

MORE PICS.........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd July 2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By rickystl
Greek Kariophili/Rasak Musket

Hello ALL. A new addition to the family. I've always wanted one of these for my collection. But I've never been successful till now. Really happy with this one. The photos are exactly as I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By rickystl
Hi Cyten Thanks for posting that video. First...

Hi Cyten

Thanks for posting that video. First time I've ever seen it. Interesting.

My personal (non-expert) opinion of the analyst's opinion: The gun is indeed of Turkish origin. And the stock...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By rickystl
Hi Kubur I totally agree. The locks, stocks,...

Hi Kubur

I totally agree. The locks, stocks, and barrels - of this type - are all Turkish designs. Even if many were made at one of the many gun shops in the Balkans, they were probably made under...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th June 2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By rickystl
Hi Cyten That's a nice looking Ottoman Shishane....

Hi Cyten

That's a nice looking Ottoman Shishane. Likely made at one of the many gun making centers in the Balkans. Probably first half of the 19th Century.
The Damascus barrel with the 2-point...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th June 2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By rickystl
WOW!!! is right. Beautiful blade and hilt.

WOW!!! is right. Beautiful blade and hilt.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th June 2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By rickystl
Nice Albanian Tancika. Yes, it does seem that...

Nice Albanian Tancika. Yes, it does seem that these Albanian muskets all have some type of spurious lettering on the top breech of the barrel. Often they are just stamped letters next to one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu: Thanks so much for the Links. Never...

Hi Stu: Thanks so much for the Links. Never thought of investigating the labels. Indore and the Brewing Company. Very interesting. Sure glad I found those pics. LOL It would appear the the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By rickystl
I found the two pics. After the thin velvet...

I found the two pics. After the thin velvet material was removed, here is what was wrapped around a portion of the wood......LOL

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu Having zero knowledge of central/south...

Hi Stu

Having zero knowledge of central/south African weapons and tools, a question:

What do you think is the reason for the upward curve of the rear portion of the axe blade ? Do you think it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By rickystl
THREE MORE PICS......

THREE MORE PICS......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By rickystl
Afghan Pulourar Sabre/Scabbard Upgrade

It's hard to believe that seven years have passed by already since I first posted this sabre here on the Forum. Here is the Link to my original Thread for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th May 2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu Have not cleaned the lock up yet. But...

Hi Stu

Have not cleaned the lock up yet. But cleaned the area around the mark. It's very tiny. Took the best pic I could. Looks like a "W" with a tiny crown above it.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By rickystl
Hi Kubur I remember your Algerian gun very well....

Hi Kubur

I remember your Algerian gun very well. A very good example. And glad I could help with the "part" LOL

Hi Gusko

Thank you so much for those photos. Those are the ones I was looking...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By rickystl
Here is another Algerian long gun from my...

Here is another Algerian long gun from my collection. Although with the more commonly seen miquelet lock. But notice the so called 3/4 length forend of the stock. If you view these guns on any of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By rickystl
OK. Some further thoughts on this...

OK. Some further thoughts on this gun.......

TRIGGER GUARD: This appears to be an obvious later addition. With the very slight traces of later red rust and the use of 20th Century flat wood...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By rickystl
Here are some additional picks of the trigger...

Here are some additional picks of the trigger guard and the now well worn carving on the wrist area. As well, the detached lock.
The lock is a somewhat rough assembly. But should clean up well. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By rickystl
Hi Norman I remember this gun of yours very...

Hi Norman

I remember this gun of yours very well, with it's rare Scottish snaphaunce lock and trigger. Notice how similar the butt stock shape is to my gun, with it's thumb groove set further to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th May 2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu Thanks for you comments. I still believe...

Hi Stu

Thanks for you comments. I still believe this gun has an Algerian origin. Will elaborate further below.

Thanks Oliver. Yes, you can see a bit of Taouzilt influence in the butt stock. But...
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