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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th October 2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By cannonmn
Tx, I’ll give owner a link to here.

Tx, I’ll give owner a link to here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By cannonmn
More Pix, site wouldn’t take this one so had to...

More Pix, site wouldn’t take this one so had to put elsewhere and link.


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By cannonmn
Interesting 19” knife, gold inlay, ID?

Friend says this is a GI bringback from Europe after WWII. Length 19”. What can you tell us about it?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th April 2016, 01:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,305
Posted By cannonmn
Odd Lantaka, where was it made?

This Lantaka is about 48 inches long with about one-inch (25mm) bore. It differs from many others with its light green patina, much like that of bronze cannons made with 90/10 alloy. The cascabel...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,048
Posted By cannonmn
Great piece Michael, I still see Herb Ratner at...

Great piece Michael, I still see Herb Ratner at US antique gun shows. I want to reproduce this for those who would like to shoot them as a sport, so please wrap it carefully and send it to me, I...
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,939
Posted By cannonmn
Hi Michael, the pagination of my reference is the...

Hi Michael, the pagination of my reference is the electronic pagination at top of page in the small white box.

I am on the run today and hopefully will figure out how to post the page image later. ...
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,802
Posted By cannonmn
re: post no. 12 above. Those shells are...

re: post no. 12 above. Those shells are 15-inch. The photo is a fairly famous one from the "Miller Series" etc., and Battery Rogers is only a few miles from where I live, am quite sure it had...
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,339
Posted By cannonmn
18th C. German Fortress in the Lake is full of interesting weapons

Caution: Know where your mute button is, my son's electronic music isn't for everyone!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvHFVW0DXvQ
Forum: European Armoury 7th August 2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,939
Posted By cannonmn
Kriegbuch usw.

A member of the document storage site "scribd" has posted 50 interesting artillery documents on the site. Some are modern so close your eyes and press "exit" immediately when you find one of those...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd August 2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,383
Posted By cannonmn
Many of these made their way to the U.S. via...

Many of these made their way to the U.S. via Francis Bannerman and Sons, the famous early military surplus dealer. You should find them in the old catalogs which abound both in original and reprint...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,201
Posted By cannonmn
Two short videos on antique guns

These videos are narrated by two American antique gun-and-militaria dealers. Some rare, interesting weapons are shown, however briefly, which I think will be of interest to many of you.

narrated by...
Forum: European Armoury 1st August 2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,647
Posted By cannonmn
Short video on antique swords

Since edged weapons come up frequently on this board, I thought it would be OK to post a link to this short video. Recently the Company of Military Historians made me their VP for Membership...
Forum: European Armoury 6th May 2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,757
Posted By cannonmn
Making Authentic Medieval Breechloading Cannons (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVa5coPZ-54&feature=player_embedded
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,296
Posted By cannonmn
Indian/Mughal Artillery in UK

Nice photos of some very elaborate guns:

http://chalklands.wordpress.com/category/battle/indian-artillery/
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,849
Posted By cannonmn
Michael, thanks. The first link in post no. 4,...

Michael, thanks. The first link in post no. 4, I now believe to be a reproduction made in India recently. The third link, to a militaria dealer's site, shows a lock with extensive markings I've...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,471
Posted By cannonmn
The museum is the Museum of Artillery, Engineers,...

The museum is the Museum of Artillery, Engineers, and Signal Troops in St. Petersburg, Russia. If you have never been to this website which has hundreds of photos of things most of us have never...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,849
Posted By cannonmn
Thanks for the info. Will of course post...

Thanks for the info. Will of course post anything else I find on these items. Sherwood seems to have made many locks of various kinds as I've seen that name on various designs of English cannon...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,849
Posted By cannonmn
Cannon flintlocks, English vs. Russian

Here are two cannon flintlocks, the top one English and bottom one Russian. English made by Sherwood, Russian by Tula Arsenal. These locks were obviously made to the same pattern, so I suspect...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,283
Posted By cannonmn
Interesting 16th C. Russian artillery in Sweden

Sorry I don't have time today to do more than bring the link here:

http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/index.php/topic,255802.0.html
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,471
Posted By cannonmn
Russian experimental howitzer of 1722-nice pix

Pix found by Steven H. Smith. You are welcome to convert the links to real pictures, of course. I'm just relaying them "as found."


Found by Steven H....
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,464
Posted By cannonmn
Many collectors in the USA and a number of the...

Many collectors in the USA and a number of the "experts" now voice a strong preference for applying wax to both edged weapons and firearms. Microcrystalline wax is preferred, one trade name is...
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,769
Posted By cannonmn
All I can think of is that the x-ray tester made...

All I can think of is that the x-ray tester made a mistake. I had the operator shoot the machine at the muzzle of the hackbut to stay well clear of the small iron pieces nearer the breech. He shot...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,769
Posted By cannonmn
I had my "Ulrich von Schellenberg"...

I had my "Ulrich von Schellenberg" hackbut "shot" by an x-ray analyzer today to see what it was made of. I had always thought the metal would be similar to cannons, namely gunmetal, which is...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,189
Posted By cannonmn
Portuguese Artillery Webpages

Nice archive documents and photos!

http://guerradapeninsula-marr.blogspot.com/2011/11/artilharia_03.html

http://guerradapeninsula-marr.blogspot.com/2011/11/artilharia_13.html
Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,448
Posted By cannonmn
I've heard that here before but never thought to...

I've heard that here before but never thought to ask "why?" So now I ask "what is your issue/problem with photo hosts?" Reason I ask is that I've been posting on many forums for many years using...
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