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Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By JamesKelly
Chesapeake Market Hunter

Would anyone happen to know what the, I assume Proof, mark relates to?
This mark is near the breech of the left barrel, a double 8 gauge percussion shotgun. No other visible markings. This gun was...
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,038
Posted By JamesKelly
Fernando – with respect to American made flint...

Fernando – with respect to American made flint lock guns I am sad to say that a great deal of art and craftmanship was lost during those voyages across the Atlantic to the New World. American flint...
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,038
Posted By JamesKelly
Thank you, Ricard. Back in the late '60's I used...

Thank you, Ricard. Back in the late '60's I used to shoot muzzle loading rifles with a group in Cincinnati, Ohio.
One guy shot very well using an original pistol.
Said it shot so well because it...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,038
Posted By JamesKelly
Oh my was I wrong. And glad to be so Yes, the...

Oh my was I wrong. And glad to be so
Yes, the rifling is real, extending all the way to the breech as it should. 7 grooves, flat lands.
One minor point is the numeral eleven neatly cut into the...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,038
Posted By JamesKelly
Couldn't figure ourt how to add more than 4...

Couldn't figure ourt how to add more than 4 photos

OK, at last moment guessed which buttons to press
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,038
Posted By JamesKelly
Flint pistol - Nationality?

I generally like flint lock pistols, but don't know much about those from Europe. Picked this up in Michigan on Groundhog Day. Was told it was "German, circa 1750"
I saw that Fernando in a Jan 1 post...
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,186
Posted By JamesKelly
With respect to the use of a British cavalry...

With respect to the use of a British cavalry sabre "...the blunt end could snap bones and crack skulls" my 4X Great- grandfather William Kelly was on the wrong end of one of these in May 1778. Thanks...
Forum: European Armoury 16th April 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,301
Posted By JamesKelly
Trömner guns at auction

Hermann Historica has two matchlock guns from Michael Trömner's collection in their upcoming auction. One is German about 1620, walnut stock marked with a script "K", item no. 65, starting price 4800...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,040
Posted By JamesKelly
Might say ". . . APPOINTMENT" in top...

Might say ". . . APPOINTMENT" in top lettering. I need to dig out my binocular microscope to examine it better

"Modern" for the case is, I believe 19th rather than 20th century. It just does not...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,040
Posted By JamesKelly
Small wheel lock pistol

I bought this as an antique miniature. So my question - is the pistol itself an original piece from the early 16th or 17th century? Or might it be of 19th century origin?

It is an actual functioning...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th March 2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,007
Posted By JamesKelly
Avarice. Pure avarice. I love that wheellock...

Avarice.
Pure avarice.
I love that wheellock pistol and would like to have one myself (a metal version is being shipped to me soon). You might want to look on the Facebook page for:

Miniature Arms...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,304
Posted By JamesKelly
Before you remove that Nasty Orange paint you...

Before you remove that Nasty Orange paint you might investigate it a bit.

I used to work as the metallurgist for a specialty nickel alloy distributor, retired the Ides of March 2007. One of the...
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,264
Posted By JamesKelly
In my experience it is best to deal with a...

In my experience it is best to deal with a foundry that regularly casts cannon something near to what you want. If you wish it to be 90% copper 10% tin bronze, then by all means deal with a foundry...
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2016, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,767
Posted By JamesKelly
With all possible respect, I am considering...

With all possible respect, I am considering placing some portions of that story about the old aluminum thing about Wife's roses next spring. I understand it is also good for rhubarb.
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,767
Posted By JamesKelly
With respect to chemical analysis, the word...

With respect to chemical analysis, the word "spark" gives me the shivers.

There is a process, known as X-ray fluorescent analysis which may be applied with absolutely no marking of the metal. I am...
Forum: European Armoury 20th June 2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,205
Posted By JamesKelly
Ahh, Mr Corrado26 so my "French" musket...

Ahh, Mr Corrado26 so my "French" musket was likely made in Suhl? Might you share the reference you use for identifying this mark?

Regardless, thank you sir, and thank all of you for your comments....
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2016, 02:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,205
Posted By JamesKelly
Yeah, Fernando, that was stretching it I think...

Yeah, Fernando, that was stretching it

I think it French as the trigger guard and side plate look like what we borrowed from them after our revolution

It used a socket bayonet, so I imagine it...
Forum: European Armoury 24th May 2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,205
Posted By JamesKelly
Not ready to take the barrel out. The lock recess...

Not ready to take the barrel out.
The lock recess looks like this was the original lock used. That is, the recess has not been recut.
There is a stamp on the inside of the lockplate. So far this is...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,205
Posted By JamesKelly
OK, I erred. The PKELLY and standing bear do not...

OK, I erred. The PKELLY and standing bear do not have corrosion over the engraving. I would say this was a mid-2oth century addition As was the ramrod, using a 0. 235" steel rod. That is almost...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd May 2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,205
Posted By JamesKelly
French musket

Are there any French musket guys out there?

I have a flint musket on which I'd appreciate some insight. By the styling I have assumed it to be French. My father, Hugh Kelly. bought it about 1961...
Forum: European Armoury 20th April 2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,255
Posted By JamesKelly
And just why did you remove this old, probably...

And just why did you remove this old, probably original, finish from your pistols?

As an accumulator (if not collector) of old guns I am very, very pleased when i can get one which has not been...
Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,820
Posted By JamesKelly
NeilUK it is embarrassing to say, but though my...

NeilUK it is embarrassing to say, but though my library catalog says I have this DeWitt Bailey book I cannot find it tonight. Neither can I locate my rather expensive copy of R. Brooker's work 1603 -...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd March 2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,820
Posted By JamesKelly
OK, to clarify. It is the outside dimensions of...

OK, to clarify. It is the outside dimensions of the BARREL that are about the same as my light dragoon pistol. Not the stock, not the hardware.
I noted this to confirm that, whatever is this pistol,...
Forum: European Armoury 21st March 2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,820
Posted By JamesKelly
For what it's worth, the "390" is some...

For what it's worth, the "390" is some manner of museum mark, not original to the pistol.
The pan is faceted, not round
Barrel measurements show that it is not a cut down musket. The profile is...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,820
Posted By JamesKelly
English Sea Service Pistol?

This plain pistol is of large caliber, 20mm, with a 230mm long barrel. The barrel is 30.3mm dia some 9-10mm ahead of the breech. This is identical to a British Light Dragoon pistol, marked Williams,...
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