Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Search Forums
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Jim McDougall
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 01:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,762
Posted By Jim McDougall
I recall in discussions as I noted, that there...

I recall in discussions as I noted, that there was a distinct similarity in the scabbard decoration of swords from Hadhramaut (Elgood, "Arabian Arms & Armour) and those of Bukhara. While it is of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,762
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you Ibrahiim for adding your insights here...

Thank you Ibrahiim for adding your insights here to a thread which is great to see again. While they say a picture is worth a thousand words, with regard to study and discussion, it helps to know...
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,928
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much Peter for bringing up this...

Thanks very much Peter for bringing up this thread, as well as for the brilliant entries from items on your site. Reading them is always a learning experience.

I agree, these embellished hilts are...
Forum: European Armoury 21st August 2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,928
Posted By Jim McDougall
I agree with Mark, totally fascinating entry on...

I agree with Mark, totally fascinating entry on the Sumatran possibility, and the similarity is compelling. What I found most fascinating in the sword of the OP is that curious octagonal escutcheon...
Forum: European Armoury 21st August 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 908
Posted By Jim McDougall
Fernando, if I may say so, absolutely excellent...

Fernando, if I may say so, absolutely excellent research and constructive support as well as defining modifications to observations! Thank you, and I very much appreciate the itemized attention to...
Forum: European Armoury 21st August 2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 908
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think much of the issue historically with the...

I think much of the issue historically with the Alamo is the very lack of agreement on so many details. It has never been entirely established as to how many Mexican troops were there, nor for that...
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 908
Posted By Jim McDougall
Well put Fernando, the 'dilemma' with powder was...

Well put Fernando, the 'dilemma' with powder was but one of the many issues, actually failings, of Santa Anna's forces which ultimately led to his defeat. The Alamo was but what in reality was an...
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 908
Posted By Jim McDougall
Oh.....uh....that's different! :) oops....

Oh.....uh....that's different! :) oops.
Actually it was my own misunderstanding.....I have read so much Alamo history and should have remembered that description by 'Joe'.
Still the point was that...
Forum: European Armoury 20th August 2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 908
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thanks very much guys! Interesting notes...

Thanks very much guys!
Interesting notes Yulzari, . As you note, it is presumed that Mexico made powder (somewhere) in the 1830s period we are discussing, but where that might have been is what I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim McDougall
Rick, you have a truly amazing collection, and...

Rick, you have a truly amazing collection, and your observations and insights are great as I try to learn more on these Afghan guns. As noted, with the EIC locks invariably used on these, it is...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 908
Posted By Jim McDougall
Philip, just crossed posts. Thank you so much for...

Philip, just crossed posts. Thank you so much for bringing up the flints, which is a most salient factor as well in the operation of these guns, and honestly I had forgotten about. I know that one of...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 908
Posted By Jim McDougall
Yulzari, welcome!! and thank you for the very...

Yulzari, welcome!! and thank you for the very much spot on summary of the situation with the Mexican army at the Alamo (and for that matter afterwards as well) with arms and powder. as you have well...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th August 2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim McDougall
Rick, this topic has indeed become totally...

Rick, this topic has indeed become totally fascinating with this thread, and thanks to you and the guys who have brought your experience, examples and expertise into these pages. For me it has been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Jim McDougall
Glad to add what I can Drac. In looking further I...

Glad to add what I can Drac. In looking further I used the following:
" A Late Military Use of the Sphero-Conical in the 19th c. Sudan"
Stephane Pradines, 2017, 'Journal of Islamic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Jim McDougall
These are truly interesting pieces, and some...

These are truly interesting pieces, and some excellent suggestions and observations being made. I have not really looked further into notes etc. yet but I do recall the 'mace' circumstance being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim McDougall
The EIC bale mark or chop dilemma

I think it is probably right that the quartered heart was likely in use until then in degree as it seems there were certain disparities in the chosen markings used by the Company through its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim McDougall
I think this is a hard question as during the...

I think this is a hard question as during the times it was simply a practical matter of marking goods, and probably not of vital strategic importance.
It seems there was a certain level of autonomy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for these great pics! I am always...

Thank you for these great pics! I am always puzzled by the shape of these stocks. I had the idea that Sind examples were straighter, but in some of the reading I have done the Sind guns are noted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim McDougall
Very good points Richard, and in examining the...

Very good points Richard, and in examining the varying character of the locks we might find on these jezails, it is necessary to consider the ever present dynamic of trade.
'The evil trade', that is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim McDougall
How right you are.All this information is out...

How right you are.All this information is out there, but it takes asking the right questions and finding it. I had not realized about the barrels and was focused on the locks, so thanks to you I was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim McDougall
Me too Stu!! I always wanted one, but as things...

Me too Stu!!
I always wanted one, but as things often go, never got one (OK I wanted to climb on the pyramids too, and get a '32 Ford, but gotta be real!).
All of a sudden Im in the middle of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim McDougall
The term jezail for these Afghan guns

In looking into the sources for barrels, after going through more on the seemingly invariable use of EIC locks on these guns, I wondered more where the term 'jezail' came from.

Online it simply...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim McDougall
A VERY good question, and I returned to Egerton...

A VERY good question, and I returned to Egerton (p.136),
"...Postons describes the Sindian arms as being of very superior quality, particularly the matchlock barrels, which are twisted in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim McDougall
East India Company 'chop' marks, the 'flaunched heart'

In looking into the gun locks used on these I notice that while the earlier ones with the quartered heart prevail (until use of the rampant lion in 1808) there are a good number of examples using a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jim McDougall
The matchlock in Khyber Regions on Jezails

It seems I have read that matchlock ignition was used in Afghan regions on jezails for quite some time, so in retracing through Egerton (1880),on pp.140,141 I found:

On Waziris, Afridis and Mahsuds,...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:35 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.