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Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Matchlock
[QUOTE=Matchlock]Although retaining the...

[QUOTE=Matchlock]Although retaining the characteristic North Italian shape of butt stocks evolved in ca. 1570, and copied in Germany from ca. 1590 to 1600, this fine flask - and the gun it belonged...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,401
Posted By Matchlock
Finally, here are more detailed images of that...

Finally, here are more detailed images of that heavy haquebut - and of the pan perforated by rust because it held the priming powder over most of the time of its age.
Those wall guns were...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd January 2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,594
Posted By Matchlock
Finally, here are the images of the pan...

Finally, here are the images of the pan perforated by rust, due to holding the priming powder for hundreds of years.

For more details on this wall gun, see:
...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,207
Posted By Matchlock
Hi B., Since my early...

Hi B.,

Since my early childhood days, I have always been a shooter myself. Until about 10 years ago, I used to fire some of my original 400 year-old matchlocks and wheellocks, plus...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,207
Posted By Matchlock
Hi Nando, Thank you for...

Hi Nando,


Thank you for showing us this specimen.

I think it is notable for contrasting to the earlier stuff on the one hand, and at the same time closely...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,207
Posted By Matchlock
Hi ChrisPer, Please forgive an old man for not...

Hi ChrisPer,

Please forgive an old man for not replying any earlier.;)
I much appreciate your adding those facts which help shedding light on a small matter of style from the aspect of practical...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,207
Posted By Matchlock
With five years having pased since the author...

With five years having pased since the author started this thread it is time to add the scan of an original watercolor of the illustrated source attached to post #1.
This is the...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,207
Posted By Matchlock
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Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,207
Posted By Matchlock
The Oldest Known Illustration of an Iron Ball Mold With Brass Dies

From:
Kriegs- u. Feuerwerkbuch des Ludwig Eyb vom Hartenstein, Franken ~1500; Ms H2/MS.B 26, University Library Erlangen.
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By Matchlock
Another gilt flask, also Nürnberg, and dated...

Another gilt flask, also Nürnberg, and dated 1568.

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Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Matchlock
Another flask of hemispheric shape and often...

Another flask of hemispheric shape and often associated with those used by the Trabanten-Leibgarde of the Electors of Saxony, ca. 1590-1600; the embossed and gilt lion leads charcateristic of the...
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By Matchlock
Two fine and rare Nürnberg made flasks. The...

Two fine and rare Nürnberg made flasks.

The first of hemispheric shape and often associated with those used by the Trabanten-Leibgarde of the Electors of Saxony, ca. 1590-1600, and the embossed...
Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,556
Posted By Matchlock
For mid-16th illustrated sources please see: ...

For mid-16th illustrated sources please see:
http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.de/2012/11/early-explosives.html

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Forum: European Armoury 26th December 2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By Matchlock
Thank you, Barry, Yes, they doubtlessly are;...

Thank you, Barry,

Yes, they doubtlessly are; those seem to be some of the ideal moments when arts actually met crafts ...:):cool:
I also feel that the tiny little details of those splendid and...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By Matchlock
Hi Morten, ...

Hi Morten,


That, of couse, is an alternative sight of collecting: to leave the items just the way they were when they entered your collection.
I have...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By Matchlock
Hi Lee and Nando (in alphabetical...

Hi Lee and Nando (in alphabetical order),


Please do not get me wrong.
By critisizing our logo I never meant to harm anybody of the great team whom we both luckily and happily call The Forum's...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By Matchlock
From ca. 1650 to 1700, the last one another...

From ca. 1650 to 1700, the last one another sniper's carbine with set trigger, the belly butt stock not present any longer and featuring the earliest ring swivels , Sweden or Denmark, 1680's-1700.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By Matchlock
Hi Morten, Your carbine definitely looks...

Hi Morten,

Your carbine definitely looks better with a ramrod than it would without; just replacing the horn tip by a threaded iron finial would add much to its authentic look .;)

...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By Matchlock
Two carbines, the first a rare and earlier...

Two carbines, the first a rare and earlier sample, 1630's-40, and made by Mathes Frosch, the barrel struck with his characteristic frog mark (Frosch is German for frog) and the Nürnberg city proof...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By Matchlock
Two Dutch carbines, the one on top 1660's, the...

Two Dutch carbines, the one on top 1660's, the other ca. 1650-60, the characteristic belly butt stocks reflecting the early Baroque style.
Although both guns were made for horsemen, the peaceful...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By Matchlock
Military wheellock saddle pistols from the 1640's...

Military wheellock saddle pistols from the 1640's to ca. 1650, the later period of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648).
Note the Suhl marks on the rear left side of the barrel half covered by the stock,...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By Matchlock
Hi Morten, That wheellock saddle pistol...

Hi Morten,

That wheellock saddle pistol of yours can be dated to ca. 1625-35, and the type of the lock with that bar fixing the wheel centered denotes that it was a very solid construction;...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd December 2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,146
Posted By Matchlock
Hi Barry, Thank you so much for...

Hi Barry,


Thank you so much for appreciating what I have been striving to achieve over the last 40 years!
It is responses like yours that make me feel that all the toil was worthwhile, and...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By Matchlock
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Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By Matchlock
The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus by Ogden Nash...

The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus by Ogden Nash http://www.guy-sports.com/fun_pictures/animations/santa_wave.gif

In Baltimore there lived a boy,
He wasn't anybody's joy.
Although...
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