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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 07:57 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Glad to add what I can Drac. In looking further I...

Glad to add what I can Drac. In looking further I used the following:
" A Late Military Use of the Sphero-Conical in the 19th c. Sudan"
Stephane Pradines, 2017, 'Journal of Islamic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
These are truly interesting pieces, and some...

These are truly interesting pieces, and some excellent suggestions and observations being made. I have not really looked further into notes etc. yet but I do recall the 'mace' circumstance being...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 03:54 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
The EIC bale mark or chop dilemma

I think it is probably right that the quartered heart was likely in use until then in degree as it seems there were certain disparities in the chosen markings used by the Company through its...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2019, 08:49 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
I think this is a hard question as during the...

I think this is a hard question as during the times it was simply a practical matter of marking goods, and probably not of vital strategic importance.
It seems there was a certain level of autonomy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2019, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Thank you for these great pics! I am always...

Thank you for these great pics! I am always puzzled by the shape of these stocks. I had the idea that Sind examples were straighter, but in some of the reading I have done the Sind guns are noted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2019, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Very good points Richard, and in examining the...

Very good points Richard, and in examining the varying character of the locks we might find on these jezails, it is necessary to consider the ever present dynamic of trade.
'The evil trade', that is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 11:01 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
How right you are.All this information is out...

How right you are.All this information is out there, but it takes asking the right questions and finding it. I had not realized about the barrels and was focused on the locks, so thanks to you I was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 09:16 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Me too Stu!! I always wanted one, but as things...

Me too Stu!!
I always wanted one, but as things often go, never got one (OK I wanted to climb on the pyramids too, and get a '32 Ford, but gotta be real!).
All of a sudden Im in the middle of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 09:09 PM
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Views: 1,203
Posted By Jim McDougall
The term jezail for these Afghan guns

In looking into the sources for barrels, after going through more on the seemingly invariable use of EIC locks on these guns, I wondered more where the term 'jezail' came from.

Online it simply...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 08:18 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
A VERY good question, and I returned to Egerton...

A VERY good question, and I returned to Egerton (p.136),
"...Postons describes the Sindian arms as being of very superior quality, particularly the matchlock barrels, which are twisted in the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
East India Company 'chop' marks, the 'flaunched heart'

In looking into the gun locks used on these I notice that while the earlier ones with the quartered heart prevail (until use of the rampant lion in 1808) there are a good number of examples using a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
The matchlock in Khyber Regions on Jezails

It seems I have read that matchlock ignition was used in Afghan regions on jezails for quite some time, so in retracing through Egerton (1880),on pp.140,141 I found:

On Waziris, Afridis and Mahsuds,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 06:07 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Not even Stu!!! Perfect links with great history...

Not even Stu!!! Perfect links with great history and overview of the EIC, and the other link very comprehensive with many, many views of these gun locks.
The Wiki history on EIC notes the ' mystical...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th August 2019, 06:03 AM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
There really are conflicting views on these, and...

There really are conflicting views on these, and it is likely that being assembled by so many local makers there was probably a wide range of quality. I wonder if the jezail design was around in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 06:11 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
LOL! OK, point taken....I think of Patton when...

LOL! OK, point taken....I think of Patton when somebody called the grips on his paired pistols pearl......instead of the actual ivory!!! :)
You're right on that though, rugged frontier charm is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Indeed this thread has brought in some...

Indeed this thread has brought in some fascinating reading, and again, Im learning a lot through you and the guys here. I have been hard at reading, finding old notes and engulfed in the examples and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Jim McDougall
Excellent point Will, the VERY reason we have...

Excellent point Will, the VERY reason we have described the importance of including the entire sword in addition to any closeup of markings, inscriptions etc.
Without context, a marking or...
Forum: European Armoury 13th August 2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jim McDougall
Hey Hombre!!! I'm glad you're back! I was afraid...

Hey Hombre!!! I'm glad you're back! I was afraid the discussion here had run its course, but my fascination with the west surges ahead. We are out of Albuquerque now in Arizona with an appropriately...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th August 2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,203
Posted By Jim McDougall
EIC bale marks

In researching EIC markings quite some time ago, I wondered why the '4' atop the quartered heart which seems to appeared on this bale mark sometime about 1770 according to some sources. The quartered...
Forum: European Armoury 12th August 2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Jim McDougall
Wayne you really pick up some odd...

Wayne you really pick up some odd 'whotsits'.


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I cant really see the crest in the cartouche, made 'in the manner' of the British 'gothic' hilts of military officers swords 19th c.
The knights...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 78
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Posted By Jim McDougall
The Rampant Lion EIC marking

In continuing the research on the lock on my jezail of the OP, I wanted to find more on the EIC rampant lion and date on the lock. I was greatly encouraged by Ricky's supportive observations on it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,203
Posted By Jim McDougall
Stu, thank you!!! These are excellent images, and...

Stu, thank you!!! These are excellent images, and I think what I like most about these guns is their inherently rugged charm, so appropriate for the tribal warriors of the Khyber and its environs....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,203
Posted By Jim McDougall
Ricky, I cannot possibly thank you enough for the...

Ricky, I cannot possibly thank you enough for the wonderfully positive and detailed assessment of my jezail. As I have noted, this was purely serendipity, and actually I was visiting a very prominent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2019, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Jim McDougall
Hi Randal, welcome and thank you for posting this...

Hi Randal, welcome and thank you for posting this query. In your note, the key word to the mark on your blade is 'similar'. As Jens has noted, the reason we ask for images of the entire weapon, or...
Forum: European Armoury 11th August 2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 371
Posted By Jim McDougall
Pretty sure that guy is wearing a M1840 Medical...

Pretty sure that guy is wearing a M1840 Medical officers sword, these were by Ames (Chicopee, Mass.) and I take it pretty rare.
Curious about the guy second to the last, right. Think he was pulling...
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