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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 11:18 PM
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Posted By archer
Crop handle

Thanks Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th August 2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,246
Posted By archer
temptatio vs collection

I'm about to turn 82 so i thought i'd get a jeweler to establish the gold content of this piece current value + 12K. hopefully it won't end up in a yard sale> So keep your eyes open who knows.
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th August 2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,947
Posted By archer
silver hilt

THis low gradecsilver cone appars to be a hilt? any ideas what its for? It came with a Camel crop.
Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th April 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,999
Posted By archer
Steel Iron Testing

Hi, What is the difference in steel or iron to the magnet?

Thanks Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,596
Posted By archer
Recycled Torador barrel

My mention of a recycled gun barrel was from these photos where the opened end of a damaged section could be reworked and sealed, perhaps. I think the larger barrel is much older. The trunnions...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th March 2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,861
Posted By archer
Another What was this used for item

This one weighs 16 pounds has a 7/8 inch bore no pan so likely fired by a fuse.
Odd shapes but no indications of how it might have been attached.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th March 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,596
Posted By archer
Hand gonne and small cannon barrel

Hi can anyone help shed light on these two oddities? First the small 58 cal barrel with out trunnions there are two tiny punched holes 90 degrees from touch hole. nothing to explain how it was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th February 2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,893
Posted By archer
Pattern matching

Looking forward to your Barrel. Ok, so the mandrel establishes to bore size you decide the depth and thickness of the material your going to wrap around the mandrel. So experience tells them using...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th February 2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,893
Posted By archer
macro orange slices

Hi Ric, Loved your documentary on armor plate. If more photos are need I'll send them directly to forge works. The top half of the orange slices had been correctly etched in the day, just abit...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,191
Posted By archer
Molds

Hi Richard,
Any suitable lead mold should do fine. I’m trying to say decide whether to get snow out of Drive or off deck first. Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th February 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,893
Posted By archer
Hello Roland, I sent you an Email thru Forum and...

Hello Roland,
I sent you an Email thru Forum and would enjoy any information you might be able to provide. I'm currently using more prolonged Etching to get the barrel etched evenly where time and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,191
Posted By archer
Clay balls

Hi Richard,
Waiting your trial runs with clay. My guess is that for birds and other small
game the clay balls might be aimed in front and below the target. Fragmenting into crude shot with a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,191
Posted By archer
Clay balls

Recently read I think in Elgoods book that clay balls were used for birds and the like seems lodical not to waste lead. Pukka bundock also mentioned them here in this thread. The story goes that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 03:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,893
Posted By archer
info

Richard,
The Shipping company will ship up to three guns for the same price as the one. I guess British law requires a gun dealer to ship by air. I think the US only needs it shipped thru an import...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,893
Posted By archer
wadding

Hey Richard so S**T Happens to be the answer. Wow who knew!! Editing was why you hadn't seen photos on previous post, an afterthought to insure you or others will know a rinse that works. Too funny,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,382
Posted By archer
Torador finished

Hi Stu,
I have used the tie it down method too, good job I Did.
That the film we have been using to demonstrate chambers uses dried
Dung Or dirt between powder and ball. Akbar was a renaissance man...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th February 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,382
Posted By archer
WOW

Great project loving the whole thing. Richard is right as well, we need to try getting a safe competition started for comparison. Elgood mentions Akbar proofing his Toradors by filing the barrels to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,893
Posted By archer
Chambers

Hi Richard

I think your chamber without restriction could be a boon or a boom.generally the feeling now is pack everything tight air spaces raise pressures. Someone here recently stated that with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,893
Posted By archer
Etchant

Hi Richard,
I use Ferric Chloride from EBay it comes in various forms see photos. I use a spray Acetone used to remove foam insulation Cleans thoroughly and dries fast. I mix the crystals with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,893
Posted By archer
responses

Hi Roland I'll have to give the Chalk trick a try I'm always wrist deep in rust.
Thomas if only I could copy those portions dealing with this technique
he implies that the multi faggot designs and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th February 2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,893
Posted By archer
Better Info

Thank you all for your input I will gladly respond to all your comments soon. Yesterday after a heavier cleaning (not fully cleaned yet) I wanted to prove or remove My doubts about a possible very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th February 2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,893
Posted By archer
Re chamber within breech

Hi Richard ,
The barrel should cleanup nicely oddly the fluted area appears choked down a bit. Were the guns ever used as Fowlers? The breech has a restriction of a 1/4 inch then it opens up for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th February 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,893
Posted By archer
Interesting Toradar Barrel

Hoping to find more information on how this Toradár barrel was made. It probably came from Jaislemer a city fort ruled by a Rajput family.the barrel was all I obtained weighs 6 lbs. and is 39 inches...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,387
Posted By archer
One More

Hi Stu, I think this may be Moroccan as well Steve
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st May 2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,981
Posted By archer
Tanjore rmoury

Salaams Ibrahiim, Thank you for your response and the information. Robert Elgood in Hindu Arms And Ritual, shows a faint dagger outline on a stone carved statue. The hilt is bent to the side and...
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