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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By rickystl
Hi David So true. First thing I do when I get a...

Hi David

So true. First thing I do when I get a muzzle loading gun is check and see if there is still a load in the barrel. Hard to believe that 150-200 year old powder, if kept dry, will still...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By rickystl
Agree with Oliver and Stu above. Moroccan,...

Agree with Oliver and Stu above. Moroccan, probably 20th Century.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By rickystl
Thank you Teodor and Edster !!! I search with...

Thank you Teodor and Edster !!! I search with the term mosaic pins and found just what I was looking for. :o I should have used that term a long time ago.
Just shows one the value of this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By rickystl
Hello bobi13. Welcome to the Forum. That is a...

Hello bobi13. Welcome to the Forum.

That is a wonderful looking Boyliya. It's the one style I don't have in my collection.
If the only original pieces are the lock, barrel, and it appears the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,574
Posted By rickystl
Hi Rajesh Thanks for the additional photo. I...

Hi Rajesh

Thanks for the additional photo. I now notice the thick wall barrel versus caliber. So the barrel, after all, was not from a musket. This feature, along with the ramrod hole, is more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,574
Posted By rickystl
Hi Rajesh Yes, it's been a long time since we've...

Hi Rajesh

Yes, it's been a long time since we've heard from you.

WOW!! What an interesting piece. By the way, in the artist rendition what appears he is holding in the left hand is a blunderbuss...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By rickystl
Two Gun Locks

Hello ALL

Of somewhat passing interest, two new locks to add to my collection.

Top is a typical snaphaunce lock from a Moroccan musket. Patterned in the English style. Better made than most I've...
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,354
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip Now that you mention it.......yes. ...

Hi Philip

Now that you mention it.......yes. The trigger itself may have just been pinned to the wood stock only. Could very well be the case.

The guy that sent me the pic above says he has more...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By rickystl
Hi Corodo Now that's a real curiosity. Never...

Hi Corodo

Now that's a real curiosity. Never seen one like it. It would be really interesting to see the inside of the lock. Could not even guess how old. But yes, appears from a time not too...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By rickystl
WOW!!! Thank you ALL for your positive comments...

WOW!!!

Thank you ALL for your positive comments and comprehensive replies. And thank you Philip for the additional interesting reading and knowledge.
I shall keep the additional builder's...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,354
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip I made an inquiry to him and asked if...

Hi Philip

I made an inquiry to him and asked if he has ANY other information on this lock, reference book, etc. I should here soon.

Yes, notice the sear bar is designed the same. But my lock...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,354
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip Thread sizing is a good idea. I'll...

Hi Philip

Thread sizing is a good idea. I'll tend to that soon. That could answer some questions.
Meantime, take a look at this old photo sent to me by a shooter/collector friend.
Of course it's...
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By rickystl
MORE PICS.......

MORE PICS.......
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By rickystl
Spanish Miquelet Lock

Hello again.

Here is another lock to add to my collection. Nice, large lock for an 18th Century Spanish fowler. Here is the original auction description:

The lockplate engraved along the edges...
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,354
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip The Swedish lock is an exact replica...

Hi Philip

The Swedish lock is an exact replica made from castings from the original lock as the prototype. I show this only for comparison purposes. The lock is now mounted to an exact replica of...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,354
Posted By rickystl
Per Philip's mention, an early 17th Century...

Per Philip's mention, an early 17th Century Swedish snaplaoc, and a much later Baltic lock just for comparison.

Rick
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,354
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip Thank you so much for your...

Hi Philip

Thank you so much for your comprehensive replies. You too Fernando K.

Trigger: It could be as you mention above, especially if this lock is later than originally suspected. But I'm...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,354
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip Thanks for your reply. See...

Hi Philip

Thanks for your reply. See below......

First thought was that the top of the trigger (above a pivot) or an intermediate piece would wedge between the lock plate and the sear bar forcing...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,354
Posted By rickystl
LAST TWO.........

LAST TWO.........
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,354
Posted By rickystl
MORE PICS............

MORE PICS............
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,354
Posted By rickystl
Early 17th Century Scandinavian Gun Lock

Hello ALL

For you arcanine lock enthusiasts here is one of the more interesting, and curious locks I've seen. I won this lock (and two other different ones) in a German auction a couple months...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th July 2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,982
Posted By rickystl
Hi Adrian Yes, your experiment makes things more...

Hi Adrian

Yes, your experiment makes things more clear. I was under the impression that the hook(s) were moveable. But as mentioned, they are not. I can now visualize the bow lashed with leather...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,982
Posted By rickystl
What an interesting piece. Never seen one...

What an interesting piece. Never seen one before. I think the speargun theory might make the most sense (?) Wonder why those hooks have tapered, pointed ends ?
I was thinking of the possibility of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,539
Posted By rickystl
Exactly what I was thinking. That's how the cane...

Exactly what I was thinking. That's how the cane guns worked.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,539
Posted By rickystl
The percussion firing mechanism I was thinking...

The percussion firing mechanism I was thinking about might be similar to the walking cane guns made during the mid-19th Century.

Rick
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