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Forum: European Armoury 16th August 2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Tony PP
Hello, It appears to me that the Flask has been...

Hello, It appears to me that the Flask has been repaired in an enthusiastic manner rather than in a sympathetic way. The steel banding does not match or blend in. The hanging screws and backing...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,817
Posted By Tony PP
Maximilian helmet.

I like the look of this helmet. Somebody has put a lot of effort in making it. But it gets let down by poorly applied ageing. The exterior marks are as others have said -- Not correct. I would also...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,853
Posted By Tony PP
Broken spring

Hello Philip, I have tried several times over the years to weld broken springs with very limited success. I think trying to weld new to old would have even less chance of working. Perhaps it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th June 2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By Tony PP
Powder flask ?

Not certain that you have a powder flask and not being certain can mean I am wrong. OK, it looks to be a heavy casting, most flasks are fairly light weight as you have to carry them. The long thread...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,191
Posted By Tony PP
Sea Service ?

It would be interesting to see the inside of the lock. From the pictures the trigger screw can be seen but not any sign of a sear spring screw. Not an English lock type i have ever seen. Can you also...
Forum: European Armoury 21st March 2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,191
Posted By Tony PP
Sea Service Pistol ?

It might have been to sea and a British person might have fired it but I don't think this is a British Sea Service Pistol. The angle of the grip/butt looks too straight. I don't think I have seen a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,422
Posted By Tony PP
Hello, Looks like you have a bit of work to do...

Hello, Looks like you have a bit of work to do but worth it I think. You wrote that the hammer screw held the hammer and tumbler , true but missing from that lock is the bridle that fits the other...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th January 2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,219
Posted By Tony PP
Welding

Sorry to not agree with everybody but--- Unlikely to be a scarf joint. A scarf joint is when both ends are cut at an long angle and one side then slides over the other. This method is good for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th January 2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,015
Posted By Tony PP
Missing End

It's raining and I was bored so time for a little play. First, check out the thread in the end of the flask, seems to be a old Whitworth one, still bored so decided to make up something from memory....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th January 2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,015
Posted By Tony PP
another primer flask

Hello, I have a small primer flask looking nearly the same as yours but without the tool. Mine is missing the part from the larger end. All there is is a hollow with a small threaded hole in the...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By Tony PP
Townshend.

Perhaps that link was not very helpful as It looks like the pictures were actually of your pistol
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By Tony PP
Townshend

The same maker name from the right time. have a look at this link and see what you think. Have fun






http://weaponscollector.com/townshend_c1783.php
Forum: European Armoury 25th June 2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,589
Posted By Tony PP
Enfield 1853

Hello again, I found my tool , it looks the same as yours. Mine is marked with the British government arrow, a crown and a 'E' for Enfield. it is also marked on the side with D21 which I believe was...
Forum: European Armoury 25th June 2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,589
Posted By Tony PP
Muzzel Loading multi Tool

Hello, What you appear to have is a relic from the Civil War. The tool is one made for the English Enfield 1853 percussion rifle. Many thousands of the rifles were shipped to the states , therefore a...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 25th May 2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,601
Posted By Tony PP
Wrench

Hello, I have often found spanners(Wrench) looking very much like the one in the picture. These have been tied to old Victorian iron beds and used for doing up the corner posts. Cast iron...
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,258
Posted By Tony PP
A nice surprise

Thank you Michael and Fernando, When I get back to Cyprus I will do as Michael suggested and try to take the flask apart and take pictures. I have been reading Michael links and it is a whole new...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,258
Posted By Tony PP
So it is a rubbish powder flask.

Hello all, I put pictures of this flask on the site over a year ago and it has had 500 plus views and only a couple of replies. Perhaps it is a rubbish flask and time to chuck it in the scrap bin.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,488
Posted By Tony PP
Chinese Jian Clean up

If the Jian was old is it sensible to clean it up too much? Over cleaning removes the history. The photographs are a bit unclear, I can see no build up of old dirt under the brass work on the wood....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th July 2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 963
Posted By Tony PP
African Knifes ??? Any Ideas?

Nobody wanted them in the village auction so I had to buy them for a few euros. They have simple flat steel blades. Both very much alike in thickness and shape. The skins on both have been stitched...
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By Tony PP
Composite ?

Composite meaning made up from bits of other guns. Looks like and old barrel and lock with a new stock and brass butt cap. The trigger and guard look like they come from a shotgun. Please do not...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th May 2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,733
Posted By Tony PP
What is it !!! ?

Thanks for the replies. I live in Cyprus so objects like this are likely to turn up from time to time. I like it so I will put a bid on it. Thanks Again
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,733
Posted By Tony PP
What is it !!!? Ideas, comments please

Hello,
Just seen this in a village auction. I thought it looked interesting but have little knowledge of edged weapons. Any ideas on what it is and from where would be welcome.
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,258
Posted By Tony PP
The Flask !

Hello Fernando,
Yes it certainly is a straight line. I presumed that they rolled the steel and the mark was left from that. The only straight line on the whole flask, the rest off the flask is all a...
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,258
Posted By Tony PP
Powder Flask Construction

Hello Fernando,
The body of the flask has been brazed together with brass/bronze, I have cleaned a little area on the measure and this looks like it is brazed to the body with copper. A mix of...
Forum: European Armoury 18th March 2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,258
Posted By Tony PP
Powder Flask

Hello everybody, please feel free to say anything you like about this powder flask. It has been with me for many years (1975) but that's about all I know of it's history. I tried it recently on ebay...
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