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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2016, 01:12 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Great close-up photos from different angles. ...

Great close-up photos from different angles. Thanks for sharing.
Rick.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 476
Posted By rickystl
As long as we're on this subject, here is another...

As long as we're on this subject, here is another small mystery I've yet to rationalize. Here is a photo of my Torador and another photo. Notice on the right hand wrist area there is a hole drilled....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 476
Posted By rickystl
Marcus: This is a real mystery. Hmmmm. I have...

Marcus: This is a real mystery. Hmmmm. I have no idea, but it seems it would have something to do with the matchcord :shrug: The patina seems to match with the other accessories. But there has to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 476
Posted By rickystl
Marcus: Thanks for starting this Thread and...

Marcus:
Thanks for starting this Thread and Posting all the photos of these accessories. I've been able to add to my knowledge of these guns.
I've often wondered why some of the pans were made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stenoyab. Just when I thought I've seen...

Hi Stenoyab.

Just when I thought I've seen everything. LOL. :) That is the most unusual - and interesting - feature on a Torador matchlock that I've ever seen.
As Richard says.....it does look...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By rickystl
Hi Roland. What a beautiful and complete flask! ...

Hi Roland.
What a beautiful and complete flask! WOW!!! :eek: Yes, Ottoman. Has a Persian look about it. The silver and enamel make for some of the most beautiful items. And the shoulder cord is as...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stenoyab. Thanks for posting these photos....

Hi Stenoyab.
Thanks for posting these photos. Especially with the bayonet features.
I agree with Richard. These appear to be munition grade matchlocks. The butt stocks do seem closer to the Sind...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th February 2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By rickystl
Thank you all for your interest and comments. ...

Thank you all for your interest and comments. Much appreciated.
I'll let you know how the coat rack stand idea works out. :D LOL. It will at least allow me to display a bunch of items in one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu. Yes, it looks like machine stiching to...

Hi Stu.
Yes, it looks like machine stiching to me. It appears to be an older scabbard with a much latter leather cover. The blade itself is still strong and sharp.
Rick.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu. I somewhat mis-spoke. I should have said...

Hi Stu.
I somewhat mis-spoke. I should have said that equal to about a 36" belt size to equal an average man's waist size. LOL :D So it would not be that much bubble wrap. Yes, the cardboard tube...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 476
Posted By rickystl
Hi Marcus. That is a very nice Torador. I really...

Hi Marcus.
That is a very nice Torador. I really like the iron chisel work and engraving. Very tastefully done. as mentioned above, the large cone would have been used to extinguish the match cord...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By rickystl
Hello all. Thank you all for your kind comments....

Hello all. Thank you all for your kind comments. Yes, Stu's right. It took a bit of proding from a couple members and a bit of hand holding. Of course, I wanted it. And they said I needed it!!! ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By rickystl
LAST ONES

LAST ONES
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By rickystl
STILL MORE

STILL MORE
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By rickystl
OK MORE PHOTOS

OK MORE PHOTOS
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By rickystl
MORE PHOTOS

MORE PHOTOS
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By rickystl
AFGHAN GUN ACCESSORY BELT

Hello all. Here is a new aquisition. I experienced a weak moment and just had to have this. LOL :D For now, I'm calling it Afghan since it exibits the typical style and accessories found on these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By rickystl
Thanks Charles. Rick.

Thanks Charles.
Rick.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By rickystl
Is there a section on firearms in the book? ...

Is there a section on firearms in the book? Thanks, Rick.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By rickystl
Hi Ivo. Thanks for the additional photo of the...

Hi Ivo.
Thanks for the additional photo of the ramrod. That seems to confirm things. And I fully agree with Kubur's assesment. This is a good textbook example of an Algerian pistol. Yes, the corals...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By rickystl
Hi again Tony. Hey !! Great job making that...

Hi again Tony.
Hey !! Great job making that threaded end piece !!! Looks much better now. Excellent. I'll re-post if I get the screw out of mine.
Seems like we both think alike. LOL Here is a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By rickystl
Hi Tony. Yes, your's looks very similar to mine....

Hi Tony.
Yes, your's looks very similar to mine. If I can get the screw removed from mine, the interior may look like yours. So the end piece under the screw of mine may be shaped like more of a plug...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By rickystl
Hi Richard. The cheek stock gun was originally a...

Hi Richard.

The cheek stock gun was originally a smooth bore, and now has a new smooth bore liner. The shoulder stock gun was originally rifled, and now has a new rifled liner.
The cheek stock...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th January 2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,032
Posted By rickystl
Thank you so much for taking the time to post...

Thank you so much for taking the time to post these photos. Breathtaking!!
Rick.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By rickystl
Hi Richard. Thanks for your response. I also...

Hi Richard.

Thanks for your response. I also thought about how some of the early European wheellock rifles, for sporting purposes, were also cheek-stocked.
I too, at this point, am convinced that...
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