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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2019, 12:00 PM
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Posted By adrian
Their general stature was much smaller than the...

Their general stature was much smaller than the average of today. My Katar is also too small for my hand, as is my Tulwar.
That is a nice example.
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By adrian
Here is the enlargement of the marking. Sorry I...

Here is the enlargement of the marking.

Sorry I can't tell what unit that may be. Lancers almost certainly, but not sure who.
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By adrian
But from which country / which producer. any...

But from which country / which producer. any suggestions ?

Best regards,
Willem

Hi Willem, It is looking like India, they used the P/1868 &, comparing it with my two 1915 Enfield made P/1868...
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By adrian
Some very nice projectiles there Will &...

Some very nice projectiles there Will & Fernando.

I was unable to post photos of my collection yesterday, trying again this morning:
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By adrian
Pre 1800 British cannon balls have a broad arrow...

Pre 1800 British cannon balls have a broad arrow mark deeply in them.

The absence of an arrow cannot be used as a dating aid. Very, very few pre 1800 cannon balls have a broad arrow mark & those few...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By adrian
These are, I think you will find, the expanding...

These are, I think you will find, the expanding rivets which were placed there to attach wood bottoms to the projectiles. The wood bottoms have, on projectiles that still have a rivet affixed, either...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,376
Posted By adrian
I am very pleased you had the ability to visit...

I am very pleased you had the ability to visit with Michael!
The wooden body to the flask, where is it divided?
By this I mean is it made in two halves and glued /pinned together?


Hi Richard,...
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,376
Posted By adrian
Can you please give us the dimensions? also, I...

Can you please give us the dimensions? also, I presume a measure was used to gauge the correct amount of powder, and that the flask has the spring-loaded cap only.
We do not often see items of this...
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,376
Posted By adrian
Thank you for posting that, all three examples...

Thank you for posting that, all three examples are indeed very similar.
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,376
Posted By adrian
Early round wooden powder flask

At an auction last weekend I was fortunate to acquire an early powder flask which generated very little interest when it came time to bid.

It is obviously old but I did not think it likely to be as...
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,078
Posted By adrian
Yes I do agree ... I wish I could pin it down to...

Yes I do agree ... I wish I could pin it down to a known model though !


Surely someone in the HBSA will know, it would be worth seeing if you can get some exposure of your rifle there.
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,078
Posted By adrian
I agree that it has the hallmarks of a trials...

I agree that it has the hallmarks of a trials rifle, ungraduated rear sight, "Enfield" configuration where possible. Definitely aimed at British military, whether it dates to earlier or later trials...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,901
Posted By adrian
Thanks for posting this Stu, a truly impressive...

Thanks for posting this Stu, a truly impressive assembly of ordnance, especially the two 64prs mounted on their carriages & platforms. The old style "cannon" is a carronade, a very popular type of...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,670
Posted By adrian
It is quite possibly the Pattern 1912 Cavalry...

It is quite possibly the Pattern 1912 Cavalry Officers sword.
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,869
Posted By adrian
I have searched the records of the State Library...

I have searched the records of the State Library in Sydney for drawings of a kangaroo similar to the figure on the flask, but no luck there either.

Hi Paul, according to that 1967 Caps & Flints...
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,869
Posted By adrian
Hi again Paul. I have spent an interesting...

Hi again Paul. I have spent an interesting evening trolling through the "Caps & Flints" magazines - produced by the "Antique & Historic Arms Collectors Guild, Victoria" because there were quite a few...
Forum: European Armoury 6th October 2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,869
Posted By adrian
I'm unaware of any Australian Colonial flask...

I'm unaware of any Australian Colonial flask makers, most items were imported & the local market would have been insufficient to warrant setting up a flask making business. Lead shot was produced...
Forum: European Armoury 25th August 2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,703
Posted By adrian
If this is from a flintlock firearm doesn't that...

If this is from a flintlock firearm doesn't that battle (1572) pre date the regular use of such mechanisms? I understand that the use of lead, as opposed to leather, for encasing the flint is not...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Posted By adrian
The item is of course Fernando's, though I would...

The item is of course Fernando's, though I would indeed be very happy if it was mine as I do not have one like it in that size. The term "grenade" during the period in which this item was most likely...
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Posted By adrian
If it had those features, rivet holes or threaded...

If it had those features, rivet holes or threaded fuze hole, then it would post date the 1850s. So it is earlier than that but therefore very difficult to date as shells followed a simple design for...
Forum: European Armoury 30th July 2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Posted By adrian
An interesting projectile, it raises a few...

An interesting projectile, it raises a few questions:
Any idea of its provenance or origins?
Does it have a rivet hole at its base - directly opposite the fuze hole - a picture of this area...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,595
Posted By adrian
Definitely a #4 Pattern. Adrian

Definitely a #4 Pattern. Adrian
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,595
Posted By adrian
Hi Dana that would make it a pattern #4. ...

Hi Dana that would make it a pattern #4.
Pattern #3 is also the same as #4 except the arms & stem are longer, I don't think it is a #3, they are fairly uncommon, but if you check yours against the...
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,595
Posted By adrian
Thanks Fernando I don't mind at all that you have...

Thanks Fernando I don't mind at all that you have posted this extract & would have replied myself if I had seen this thread sooner.
Dana, its an Enfield rifle tool, as has been correctly noted by...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,489
Posted By adrian
Although I think the overall style of the stamp...

Although I think the overall style of the stamp doesn't quite "look right" I would certainly agree that the VR is an altered WR, not only from the odd left hand side of the V but also because the VR...
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