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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th September 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Richard G
A priest? Regards Richard

A priest?
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th September 2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 745
Posted By Richard G
I hope there is a picture of some Coorg notables...

I hope there is a picture of some Coorg notables attached
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 7th September 2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Richard G
verging on Chokwe, is my guess. Richard

verging on Chokwe, is my guess.
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By Richard G
Hello Rick, I wonder if you have had the lock off...

Hello Rick,
I wonder if you have had the lock off yet? The reason I ask is I am wondering if this was originally a matchlock barrel and whether there is any evidence of the pan etc. having been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By Richard G
Hello, There are a couple of anomalies I can see...

Hello,
There are a couple of anomalies I can see in this lock.
1, A lock dated 1799 should have a swan-necked cock rather than ring-necked. The EIC did use ring-necked flat locks, but on pistols...
Forum: European Armoury 13th May 2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,682
Posted By Richard G
Sorry, if this is insultingly obvious, but with...

Sorry, if this is insultingly obvious, but with all this talk of multiple loads and Lee saying he has not removed the ramrod, I trust someone has plumbed the barrels to check there is not a load...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By Richard G
Yes, if you are interested in Ethnographia, and...

Yes, if you are interested in Ethnographia, and can get away, the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford is worth visiting
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th April 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,801
Posted By Richard G
I would guess the 'indentation' at the end of the...

I would guess the 'indentation' at the end of the ramrod is actually a hole through which you can thread a rag if you want to swab the barrel.
Is it my imagination, or is there script on the top jaw...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By Richard G
Maybe some form of fireworks...

Maybe some form of fireworks mortar?
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By Richard G
Unusual ribbing on the ivory grips, however I...

Unusual ribbing on the ivory grips, however I don't think this is of any great significance.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By Richard G
In my experience many of these Kurdish Jambiyas...

In my experience many of these Kurdish Jambiyas have a watered blade. I would give it a go, you can always polish it out if you're not happy. A lot of etchants seem to leave a brown/yellow tinge. I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd March 2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,944
Posted By Richard G
I have seen a few of these. A polished or...

I have seen a few of these. A polished or burnished blade is not uncommon, and for that matter common to many Arab swords. I think it is most probably how the original owners would have wanted it, so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Richard G
Based solely on the style of the silvered copper...

Based solely on the style of the silvered copper I would have guessed at Southern Caucasus, Western Iran, Eastern Anatolia area, but I am not going to argue this very strongly.
Regards
Richard.
PS,...
Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,327
Posted By Richard G
I think the lion is actually meant to be...

I think the lion is actually meant to be 'couchant' or possibly 'dormant' (lying or sleeping). Either way it is a heraldic device that represents peaceful intent, but ferocity and power if that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,615
Posted By Richard G
Hello Osobist and Rickystl, Now, I'm probably...

Hello Osobist and Rickystl,
Now, I'm probably going to make a fool of myself, (not for the first time,I hear you say), but have you released or operated the lock yet?
The reason I ask is that it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th January 2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,406
Posted By Richard G
I'm hoping to attach an extract from...

I'm hoping to attach an extract from Egerton
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,406
Posted By Richard G
I would have said this barrel is set up in a...

I would have said this barrel is set up in a modern version of the traditional Scinde stock. I have seen a number of these Scinde 'jezails' with this type of barrel. My suspicion is that these...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th December 2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,655
Posted By Richard G
Yes, a significant and common Buddhist motif try...

Yes, a significant and common Buddhist motif
try https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phra_Phrom
Regards
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,720
Posted By Richard G
I understand lancers were also unpopular because...

I understand lancers were also unpopular because of the ease with which they could wander among the dead and fallen and by simply leaning on their lance from horseback kill those too injured ti fight...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th October 2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,435
Posted By Richard G
I'm not sure I can see this as a combat weapon,...

I'm not sure I can see this as a combat weapon, it is just too strange. But I wouldn't be surprised if it had a specific purpose within the military. For example, some form of farrier's instrument,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th October 2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 27,141
Posted By Richard G
Interesting to see the Rasak version (Post no 50)...

Interesting to see the Rasak version (Post no 50) seems to be sporting a date of 1866, which is before the the general adoption of the Martini action and possibly it's invention.
Best wishes
Richard
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,511
Posted By Richard G
Well, like Fernando, I think .45 is a bit OTT for...

Well, like Fernando, I think .45 is a bit OTT for a signalling device. I also notice that none of the cylinders seem to have any backplate apart from the one being fired so friction only is keeping...
Forum: European Armoury 9th October 2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,511
Posted By Richard G
Hello, My guess, and it is only that, is that it...

Hello,
My guess, and it is only that, is that it might be some form of starting\signaling device. For example, to signal when a race competitor has passed a line so that someone else can start or...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th September 2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,289
Posted By Richard G
I'm not sure these are 'breaks' as such, but...

I'm not sure these are 'breaks' as such, but rather a form of scarf joint that has come apart.
Regards
Richard
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th September 2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,432
Posted By Richard G
A very similar type of decoration, inlaid nacre...

A very similar type of decoration, inlaid nacre chips, some crudely, some better, is often found on furniture described as 'Damascus'. Apropos discussions elsewhere on the forum, this may describe a...
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