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Forum: European Armoury 16th November 2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By David R
The museum in (Kingstown upon) Hull in the UK has...

The museum in (Kingstown upon) Hull in the UK has a nice display of Whale disassembly tools and this does not look like any I saw there. So I would say Bardiche or Lochaber axe.
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By David R
Historical reenactments have been ongoing for the...

Historical reenactments have been ongoing for the last 40 years or more, some of our kit is now well aged enough to be passed off as original. Just a thought.
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By David R
It looks like the iron binding on a later Roman...

It looks like the iron binding on a later Roman Pugio scabbard. As for what it actually is........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By David R
As I understand it, Moro spears have a square...

As I understand it, Moro spears have a square tang, and Indonesian a round one....
And still a damn fine piece to have.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By David R
It looks like suassa to me as well.

It looks like suassa to me as well.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By David R
Funnily enough, mine had a brass guard as well....

Funnily enough, mine had a brass guard as well. Alas, it was sold during a period of poverty.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st September 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By David R
I had a similar blade years ago, but a functional...

I had a similar blade years ago, but a functional one. It was a Solingen trade blade (stamped tang) that was covered in acid etched script.

One of my language teachers at the time had a look and...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By David R
The screw on breech-nipple is also typical of...

The screw on breech-nipple is also typical of conversions from flint, and in my experience British Enfield barrels were one piece, it being the replicas that had the added breech-nipple section. I...
Forum: European Armoury 16th September 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By David R
Here is my flint to percussion conversion, on a...

Here is my flint to percussion conversion, on a gun posted here.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By David R
PETA (Indonesian: Pembela Tanah Air Defenders...

PETA (Indonesian: Pembela Tanah Air Defenders of the Homeland) or Kyōdo Bōei Giyūgun (郷土防衛義勇軍) was an Indonesian volunteer army...
Forum: European Armoury 15th September 2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By David R
Thank you for this excellent explanation of the...

Thank you for this excellent explanation of the different gun lock types. Which has cleared up a detail that was bothering me about the gun at the top of the thread.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th September 2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By David R
Best guess is Indonesian, imitating a Shin Gunto....

Best guess is Indonesian, imitating a Shin Gunto. We know these were made with very variable approaches to copying the original. Carried by officers in PETA ... The Indonesian Independence militia.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th September 2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,894
Posted By David R
A good point about the need to see it in hand to...

A good point about the need to see it in hand to be certain. To me the clincher is the quality of the silver-work, repousse and niello rather than poor filigree.... Do my eyes deceive me, or is that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th September 2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,255
Posted By David R
Properly speaking, I would say it's a laminated...

Properly speaking, I would say it's a laminated or watered steel blade rather than Damascus, a term normally reserved for Wootz or Pattern Welded blades. It is a very nice piece indeed, and I find...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By David R
There is a reason I asked for a pic' of the whole...

There is a reason I asked for a pic' of the whole thing... More clues!
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By David R
Approximately 12 bore, but hard to tell with an...

Approximately 12 bore, but hard to tell with an old barrel. According to my gunsmith it had proof marks and etc, but now worn away to illegibility.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By David R
It's a civilian piece originally rather than...

It's a civilian piece originally rather than military, a shotgun rather than a carbine. One with a long and eventful life I would say.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By David R
It has a new hammer, the old one long gone.

It has a new hammer, the old one long gone.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By David R
Here we are, you can just see where another piece...

Here we are, you can just see where another piece has been brazed in....
Forum: European Armoury 3rd September 2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By David R
Percussion Coach Gun

On another thread there arose a discussion about Sawn-Off and other short barrelled Shot Guns.
Here is mine, bought last year at an Antique Arms Fair in the UK. I wasn't sure what I had bought at...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By David R
Can we have a photo of the whole thing please.

Can we have a photo of the whole thing please.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd September 2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By David R
I would have posted a photo earlier, but had to...

I would have posted a photo earlier, but had to wait for this to come back from the Gunsmith. A muzzle loading percussion Coaching Gun in my collection. The barrel checks out as having been made at...
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By David R
Could be from a Russian Naval Dirk....

Could be from a Russian Naval Dirk....
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By David R
One clue is that the actual grip looks to be...

One clue is that the actual grip looks to be covered in tortoise/turtle shell, natural or synthetic, often seen on Chinese and Japanese swords of the later 19th century..
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By David R
The blade has that indefinable something that...

The blade has that indefinable something that says 18th century to me. The hilt, very 19th.
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