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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:16 PM
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I must be missing something. I see nothing that...

I must be missing something. I see nothing that indicates an unfinished barrel? The breach is plugged, and the tang shows signs of heavy use, even damage. The area around the nipple shows deep...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By trenchwarfare
I mis-guessed the weight of this gun. It's closer...

I mis-guessed the weight of this gun. It's closer to 12 pounds. Still, quite a bit for a hand held weapon. Especially when you figure comparable guns from other regions weigh only around 6/8 pounds.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By trenchwarfare
Does anyone have any idea, as to the age of this...

Does anyone have any idea, as to the age of this gun? I have searched the internet, and information is very sketchy. The only photographed examples I can find, are in some metropolitan museum, or in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By trenchwarfare
Ward, that must be one impressive box-o-belts you...

Ward, that must be one impressive box-o-belts you have!?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 107
Posted By trenchwarfare
Nice gun. I believe the black grainy substance...

Nice gun. I believe the black grainy substance you speak of is a filler, or form of grout. I used to think that all inlays were individually carved into the wood. But, if you look closely, where you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By trenchwarfare
Thanks for the comments, and compliments Rick....

Thanks for the comments, and compliments Rick. Given the smooth patina on the gun, I feel that it is contemporary to the age of the lock. Barrel is smooth bore, so my "shot flask" theory is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By trenchwarfare
The end of the scabbard is not shown. Does it...

The end of the scabbard is not shown. Does it have fringe like the hilt? If yes, it could be a riding crop. Or form of swagger stick. As stated. a throw back to colonial times. Almost all regions of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th July 2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By trenchwarfare
Great thread. I thought I might add this... I...

Great thread. I thought I might add this...
I have observed over the years, being a member of several forums, that new members are usually given a warm welcome, but not the same amount of attention...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By trenchwarfare
The stock does appear to be Teak. The stocks on...

The stock does appear to be Teak. The stocks on all five of my Tanegashima, are Japanese Red Oak. Most made to look like Cherry. If you look closely, you can see the open Oak grain.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By trenchwarfare
I have some Japanese guns, with similar extremes...

I have some Japanese guns, with similar extremes in patina. Perhaps, as in Japan, guns in Malaya are very restricted. Maybe the barrels, and stocks/furniture are stored separately? Most of my...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By trenchwarfare
Here's some much mo-betta pictures. I did some...

Here's some much mo-betta pictures. I did some tweaking on the belt, and laid it out how it might have been worn. I think as others have suggested, that the curved horn thingys are tie downs....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By trenchwarfare
I agree, not much of a spear blade for Tigers. I...

I agree, not much of a spear blade for Tigers. I don't care how long the pole is! Perhaps, it was mounted on the butt-end, of an Elephant goad? A form of Howdah pistol, with a point. Or, last ditch...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By trenchwarfare
I think the hooks are as stated, for hanging the...

I think the hooks are as stated, for hanging the flasks, and/or other uses. Such as hanging a sword, in the "regain" position. The curved, decorated horn thingies, could be just decoration, or for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By trenchwarfare
Afghan Jezail With ALL Possibles!

I've looked at a lot of old guns over the years. But seldom, do you find one with EVERYTHING, that went with it. This piece was collected in the 1960s by a member of the State Department. As best I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By trenchwarfare
Monster Malay Matchlock

This beast arrived today. I knew the barrel length when I bought it online, but had no idea it was so massive. Barrel is 54 1/2", with an overall length of 65 1/2". Bore measures 5/8". Weighs in at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By trenchwarfare
Page 33 of Louis Winant's "Firearms...

Page 33 of Louis Winant's "Firearms Curiosa" shows a similar weapon, but percussion. It is either a pistol in the form of a Dha, or a Dha in the form of a pistol. I have actually seen one of these. A...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By trenchwarfare
As an organ donor, he would be proud. And has...

As an organ donor, he would be proud. And has more organs to add quality of life, to others like him.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By trenchwarfare
Nice piece(s).That's why they are referred to as...

Nice piece(s).That's why they are referred to as "knee pistols". Although, fired from the hip, not knee.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By trenchwarfare
Maybe it's a regional thing, but I don't find...

Maybe it's a regional thing, but I don't find them to be common at all. I own four, of the six I've seen. Two were priced over my head. Of the six, Only three were seen locally. (one at a show in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By trenchwarfare
Am resurrecting this thread, as new info has come...

Am resurrecting this thread, as new info has come to light. I found these images of a barrel for a matchlock, rampart/wall gun. It clearly has markings identical to the ones on my blunderbuss. This...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By trenchwarfare
Very nice gun. I've not seen one this small. I...

Very nice gun. I've not seen one this small. I have four, and the two smallest ones are about 120CM. They are both dainty, compared to the other two. I agree, it was made for a very small statured...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd May 2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 643
Posted By trenchwarfare
You hadn't posted pictures when I replied. Must...

You hadn't posted pictures when I replied. Must have been while I was typing. OOOO steel wool, and oil is all you need for the blades, It won't hurt the etching. The pommels look loose to me. There...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 3rd May 2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 643
Posted By trenchwarfare
If the spacers, and ferules are out of alignment,...

If the spacers, and ferules are out of alignment, the handle is probably loose from stag shrinkage. First, see if the pommel will unscrew with just hand pressure. If not, try wrapping in leather, or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By trenchwarfare
Thanks for the info K-B, and welcome aboard. You...

Thanks for the info K-B, and welcome aboard. You are the second to make that statement. Other comments seem to indicate it is an assemblage of unrelated parts, and not very old. Well, the fit and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By trenchwarfare
I totally agree, Oliver. Even here in the US,...

I totally agree, Oliver. Even here in the US, "Poor Boy" percussion mountain rifles were still in use, well into the 20th century.
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