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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2019, 10:35 PM
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Posted By David R
Funnily enough, mine had a brass guard as well....

Funnily enough, mine had a brass guard as well. Alas, it was sold during a period of poverty.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By David R
I had a similar blade years ago, but a functional...

I had a similar blade years ago, but a functional one. It was a Solingen trade blade (stamped tang) that was covered in acid etched script.

One of my language teachers at the time had a look and...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By David R
The screw on breech-nipple is also typical of...

The screw on breech-nipple is also typical of conversions from flint, and in my experience British Enfield barrels were one piece, it being the replicas that had the added breech-nipple section. I...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By David R
Here is my flint to percussion conversion, on a...

Here is my flint to percussion conversion, on a gun posted here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By David R
PETA (Indonesian: Pembela Tanah Air Defenders...

PETA (Indonesian: Pembela Tanah Air Defenders of the Homeland) or Kyōdo Bōei Giyūgun (郷土防衛義勇軍) was an Indonesian volunteer army...
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By David R
Thank you for this excellent explanation of the...

Thank you for this excellent explanation of the different gun lock types. Which has cleared up a detail that was bothering me about the gun at the top of the thread.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By David R
Best guess is Indonesian, imitating a Shin Gunto....

Best guess is Indonesian, imitating a Shin Gunto. We know these were made with very variable approaches to copying the original. Carried by officers in PETA ... The Indonesian Independence militia.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,294
Posted By David R
A good point about the need to see it in hand to...

A good point about the need to see it in hand to be certain. To me the clincher is the quality of the silver-work, repousse and niello rather than poor filigree.... Do my eyes deceive me, or is that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By David R
Properly speaking, I would say it's a laminated...

Properly speaking, I would say it's a laminated or watered steel blade rather than Damascus, a term normally reserved for Wootz or Pattern Welded blades. It is a very nice piece indeed, and I find...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By David R
There is a reason I asked for a pic' of the whole...

There is a reason I asked for a pic' of the whole thing... More clues!
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By David R
Approximately 12 bore, but hard to tell with an...

Approximately 12 bore, but hard to tell with an old barrel. According to my gunsmith it had proof marks and etc, but now worn away to illegibility.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By David R
It's a civilian piece originally rather than...

It's a civilian piece originally rather than military, a shotgun rather than a carbine. One with a long and eventful life I would say.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By David R
It has a new hammer, the old one long gone.

It has a new hammer, the old one long gone.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By David R
Here we are, you can just see where another piece...

Here we are, you can just see where another piece has been brazed in....
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By David R
Percussion Coach Gun

On another thread there arose a discussion about Sawn-Off and other short barrelled Shot Guns.
Here is mine, bought last year at an Antique Arms Fair in the UK. I wasn't sure what I had bought at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By David R
Can we have a photo of the whole thing please.

Can we have a photo of the whole thing please.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd September 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By David R
I would have posted a photo earlier, but had to...

I would have posted a photo earlier, but had to wait for this to come back from the Gunsmith. A muzzle loading percussion Coaching Gun in my collection. The barrel checks out as having been made at...
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By David R
Could be from a Russian Naval Dirk....

Could be from a Russian Naval Dirk....
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By David R
One clue is that the actual grip looks to be...

One clue is that the actual grip looks to be covered in tortoise/turtle shell, natural or synthetic, often seen on Chinese and Japanese swords of the later 19th century..
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By David R
The blade has that indefinable something that...

The blade has that indefinable something that says 18th century to me. The hilt, very 19th.
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,495
Posted By David R
A western Runka is less a trident and more a side...

A western Runka is less a trident and more a side bladed weapon... Unable to load a picture, which is annoying.
Forum: European Armoury 26th August 2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,495
Posted By David R
Slightly off subject,but a reminder of how late...

Slightly off subject,but a reminder of how late lancers were used in the field. Indian Lancers in Mesopotamia WWI.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By David R
Thank you for responding, being a bit of an...

Thank you for responding, being a bit of an obsessive the subject of traditional oils and maintenance interest me. Would this be a good choice for a Keris?... While googling found a conversation here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By David R
I am intrigued by the mention of scented oil,...

I am intrigued by the mention of scented oil, what would be the usual oil, and how scented. I am familiar with Choji oil, tsubaki oil scented with clove from my Japanese blades
Forum: European Armoury 23rd August 2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,495
Posted By David R
I find "firing from the hip" of...

I find "firing from the hip" of interest. Frederic the Great's (der Alte Fritze) troops fired from the hip, to speed up the delivery of volly's, and the same was done by Prussian troops in 1870. (Gas...
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