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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Bandook. That is a really decorative looking...

Hi Bandook. That is a really decorative looking Torador. And should clean up nice. My cleaning methods are similar to Stu's. Work's fine.
By the way all, I actually have a spare trigger and spring...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 879
Posted By rickystl
Thanks for posting this. I'll have to get this...

Thanks for posting this. I'll have to get this book. And a couple others I still don't have. Rick.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 215
Posted By rickystl
I'm not too familiar with these Omani matchlocks....

I'm not too familiar with these Omani matchlocks. So I can't really add much to this Thread. But the highly fluted and chiseled barrels are fabulous looking. It would probably not be unusual for 2 or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By rickystl
Hi Bandook. I would have never guessed this one....

Hi Bandook. I would have never guessed this one. LOL. Interesting making use of the larger end of the horn for the fill point.
Thanks for Posting. Rick.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By rickystl
WOW is correct !! What a great find. At first, I...

WOW is correct !! What a great find. At first, I thought it might be Caucassian. Their's and Persian horns seem to have similar build characteristics. But I believe it probably is Persian. Again,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By rickystl
Rich: Thanks for this Link. Rick.

Rich: Thanks for this Link. Rick.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By rickystl
Hi Cerjak. That is a really nice Teppo. And...

Hi Cerjak. That is a really nice Teppo. And appears in good condition. The engraving on the barrel is done in very good taste. Your's is my favorite style with the iron trigger guard and the fancy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By rickystl
I think this gun might be included in the...

I think this gun might be included in the catagory "forever a mystery". Lol. :shrug:
I think some individual built this gun from some surplus parts sometime in the 20th Century. From the photos the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,509
Posted By rickystl
Yes! Great pic! I have not seen this one...

Yes! Great pic! I have not seen this one before. I'll save this in my library.
The Stands for these guns hard really hard to come by. There was an adjustable one that came up for sale about a year...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,509
Posted By rickystl
Agree that the wooden flask is from Morocco - or...

Agree that the wooden flask is from Morocco - or my guess would be. Algeria.
This Thread has been much fun. It's great to see others powder and bullet containers. Would you have thought there would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By rickystl
Last ones.....I think. :)

Last ones.....I think. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By rickystl
And some more...........

And some more...........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 08:56 AM
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Views: 218
Posted By rickystl
Some more pics......

Some more pics......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By rickystl
Moroccan Musket - Restored

Hello again. Thought I would post another gun that others may find interesting. This is a typical Moroccan Mukahla long gun from the Tetuan region. My goal for this project was to return the gun to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 879
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu. Well, that gun cleaned up really nice! ...

Hi Stu.
Well, that gun cleaned up really nice! Good job! And finding the brass decoration on the barrel is a bonus. Sometimes we never know whats under all the crud till we clean it. LOL. Should...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By rickystl
Well. I'm sure glad they were caught. This...

Well. I'm sure glad they were caught. This announcement will likely make any would be thieves at next years Show think twice.

By the way, have any Forum members here been to the Tulsa Show? I've...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu. Yes, this gun is closer to a re-build...

Hi Stu.
Yes, this gun is closer to a re-build than restoration. But the original goal of this Jazail was to have a shooter versus a collector piece. And since I was so intent on having a shooter, I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By rickystl
Hi BANDOOK. I agree with Kubar. Ottoman...

Hi BANDOOK. I agree with Kubar. Ottoman Blunderbuss Knee Pistol. Probably made at one of the many gun making centers in the Balkans, early to mid 19th Century. The brass barrels on these guns are far...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 879
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu. I'm finally back home and the computer is...

Hi Stu. I'm finally back home and the computer is fixed. LOL Thanks for your PM correspondence.
OH! I so hope you are right that there is NOT a powder chamber. As you mention, it would be difficult...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By rickystl
And pics of the Lock:

And pics of the Lock:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By rickystl
hello again. Well, I am finally back home long...

hello again. Well, I am finally back home long enough to get my computer working correctly. So here are some additional pics of the barrel and lock.
BARREL: Note the barrel started life as a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th April 2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 879
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu. Thanks so much for the pics !!! First...

Hi Stu. Thanks so much for the pics !!! First time I've ever seen the breech area on these barrels. Ok. I see the stud for the pin that holds the breach area of the barrel to the stock. That makes...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,509
Posted By rickystl
Hi Fernando. That is a really interesting flask....

Hi Fernando. That is a really interesting flask. Hard to pinpoint. Hmmmm I don't believe it is Persian. My guess is Indo-Arab. Sort of built on the Persian design, but decorated in some what Afghan....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 879
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu. That double match holder on your Omani...

Hi Stu. That double match holder on your Omani gun is very neat !!! So yes, I agree that the cone shaped one on the Indian gun was likely used to extinguish the match.
If you get the barrel off one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By rickystl
I meant to say: Indo-Persian. Getting old I...

I meant to say: Indo-Persian. Getting old I guess. :o
Should not be to difficult to have turned on a wood lathe. Rick.
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