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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By MacCathain
Your photos are great. When I said "the...

Your photos are great. When I said "the deposits are not as easy to see in the image as I had hoped they would be," I was talking about the photo that I had posted. :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By MacCathain
Thanks, Battara. The silver bits in the design...

Thanks, Battara. The silver bits in the design that contrast with the darkened steel areas constitute what I think could be classed as niello decoration, and they are, indeed, silver.

The residue...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By MacCathain
Here I have its cousin from the tin chirra branch...

Here I have its cousin from the tin chirra branch of the family. The laminations are certainly visible in the right light, but I haven't brought it out through etching.

There are a few spots on the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By MacCathain
The color difference between the brass guard and...

The color difference between the brass guard and the brass backstrap, and the bell-shaped mouth of the scabbard, make me wonder if this is a reproduction. The etching of the Star of Damascus (around...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,981
Posted By MacCathain
I tried engaging the pre-set point that Mel...

I tried engaging the pre-set point that Mel describes, but there's no forward movement in the trigger that I can detect.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th July 2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By MacCathain
Thank you all for your very interesting input....

Thank you all for your very interesting input. It's much appreciated.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By MacCathain
Thanks, Detlef. It seems destined to be a bit of...

Thanks, Detlef. It seems destined to be a bit of a mystery.
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By MacCathain
Thanks for the heads up, Victrix, it's a good...

Thanks for the heads up, Victrix, it's a good programme.

It's also available for viewing on YouTube if one can't access Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ptV0h0Kwjc
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By MacCathain
Mangyan bolo?

I picked this little item up many years ago, but haven't gotten around to determining its origins 'til now. The overall length is 20 inches/508 mm, with a blade length of 14.25 inches/362 mm and...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By MacCathain
I'd say that's a lion with a long, serpentine...

I'd say that's a lion with a long, serpentine tongue. . . much like those found in heraldic devices. I don't think heraldic bears are often depicted with their tongues lolling out of their mouths.

A...
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,981
Posted By MacCathain
Thanks for the information, Udo, and for...

Thanks for the information, Udo, and for conducting the research on my behalf. It's much appreciated!
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,468
Posted By MacCathain
It may be for República Mexicana and represents...

It may be for República Mexicana and represents the Mexican government's ownership. However, I can't envision a crown going over well in a republic, so I'm probably wrong.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By MacCathain
I think it is a Mexican weapon known as a...

I think it is a Mexican weapon known as a "saca tripas" (gut ripper, or something like that). I believe they were derived from agricultural tools. IIRC, these were commonly used by Mexican bandidos...
Forum: European Armoury 27th April 2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,260
Posted By MacCathain
The anchor stamp on Swedish arms was indicative...

The anchor stamp on Swedish arms was indicative of manufacture at Eskilstuna, Sweden, and did not indicate naval service. Eskilstuna was a major industrial center and had the nickname "Stålstaden"...
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,260
Posted By MacCathain
Kronckew, your faskinkniv is troop marked for T3,...

Kronckew, your faskinkniv is troop marked for T3, the Norrlands trangregemente 1893-2000 (Norrlands Trainkår). This is a train regiment, a unique force whose purpose was to handle the logistical...
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,981
Posted By MacCathain
Well spotted, Fernando. There is indeed a very...

Well spotted, Fernando. There is indeed a very small screw adjuster immediately behind the trigger that had eluded me. So a sight adjuster on the top and trigger adjuster below. I'll find something...
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,981
Posted By MacCathain
Thanks, Fernando K . . . When I get really brave,...

Thanks, Fernando K . . . When I get really brave, I may try to rotate the square shaft to see what happens.

Anyone have other suggestions?
Forum: European Armoury 20th April 2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,981
Posted By MacCathain
Thanks, Fernando and Rick. I wondered whether the...

Thanks, Fernando and Rick. I wondered whether the storage space might also have contained the tool for adjusting the trigger pull. Likely as simple as a stubby square socket with a short crossbar,...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,981
Posted By MacCathain
Udo: I can't thank you enough for your efforts....

Udo:

I can't thank you enough for your efforts. I was happy just to have his first name, much less what may come from your visit to Gernsbach on my behalf. It is very much appreciated.

M
Forum: European Armoury 15th April 2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,981
Posted By MacCathain
Percussion pistol by Möst in Gernsbach, Baden-Württemberg

I recently acquired this attractive percussion pistol made circa 1840 by Möst in Gernsbach, just east of Baden-Baden in Baden-Württemberg. I'd estimate the rifled bore as approximately .40 calibre...
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,763
Posted By MacCathain
Au Lion is the trademark of R. V. Cruege of...

Au Lion is the trademark of R. V. Cruege of Bordeaux (Gironde), per The Who's Who of French Arms from 1350 to 1970 by Jean-Jacques Buigné.
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,641
Posted By MacCathain
Here's a p1905 British Staff Sergeant's sword...

Here's a p1905 British Staff Sergeant's sword with the plain Wilkinson stamp. As Norman indicated, troopers', Other Ranks', and non-military weapons were not often treated to the elaborate etched...
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,641
Posted By MacCathain
I think it is a police sword. The stamp was used...

I think it is a police sword. The stamp was used by Wilkinson on trooper's and OR's weapons from at least the mid-1800s, and I think the number of lobes on the grip is simply due to manufacturers'...
Forum: European Armoury 4th December 2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,061
Posted By MacCathain
Ken, I'd say a cane gun as well, principally due...

Ken, I'd say a cane gun as well, principally due to the barrel length and the characteristic grip, which serves either purpose. A nice find!

M
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,857
Posted By MacCathain
Another Portuguese sabre with exotic langets....

Another Portuguese sabre with exotic langets. From the Lisbon Military Museum.
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