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Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By kahnjar1
Not quite as simple a cause as described by ariel...

Not quite as simple a cause as described by ariel but rather than re state what Wiki says, here is the link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I As you will read, there were several events which...
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By kahnjar1
Welcome Alex. Definitely not my field, but to me...

Welcome Alex.
Definitely not my field, but to me it LOOKS like a military type hanger of some sort (2 suspension rings). The blade could be from a shortened Lebel bayonet, but then I am only...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By kahnjar1
11.11.11 WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

11.11.11 WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By kahnjar1
Well done.......cleaning of the silverwork will...

Well done.......cleaning of the silverwork will work wonders I think. Also I note that the trigger is missing...........
IMHO potentially a very attractive piece with a bit of TLC.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 31st October 2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By kahnjar1
No idea of use but if you look on a well known...

No idea of use but if you look on a well known website you will find many "powder" flasks coming out of India which IMHO one should perhaps be cautious of stated age, as they appear to be modern...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 30th October 2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By kahnjar1
Ittar Flasks from India

Described as Russian Powder Flasks by the seller, these are in fact ITTAR or ATTAR (perfume) containers from India. Made of metal and hand painted, the bowls are approx 85mm diam. I believe they are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Will, The barrel is very thick wall so...

Hi Will,
The barrel is very thick wall so probably COULD be fired (with caution), however I do not intend to try.
Stu
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Markku, Despite the fact that it is probably...

Hi Markku,
Despite the fact that it is probably an "eastern" pistol, rather than French/Belgian, IMHO it is still a nice and interesting piece.
Regards Stu
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Markku, Pic of under the barrel not clear...

Hi Markku,
Pic of under the barrel not clear enough to show if there are marks or not. Are there any?
Stu
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Markku, Interesting pistol but I lean towards...

Hi Markku,
Interesting pistol but I lean towards Fernando Ks suggestion of (not a fake) but perhaps a "put together" piece.
The hammer does not appear to strike the nipple on the flat, but appears...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By kahnjar1
Thumbs up Thank you Gentlemen for your kind words. I will...

Thank you Gentlemen for your kind words. I will have to search for another "project" now. I am always on the look out for worthy restoration jobs.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Fernando, Soak parts in WHITE VINEGAR.....I...

Hi Fernando,
Soak parts in WHITE VINEGAR.....I use ONLY white vinegar and neutralise with hot water, then spray with CRC 556, after rubbing with domestic PLASTIC dishwash pad.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By kahnjar1
more pics

More pics
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By kahnjar1
Another Sindi Rifle (Rags to riches)

Acquired at the same auction as the other Sindi and the Rasak/Kariophili posted here earlier, is this rifle which is similar to that posted here and owned by Rickstl...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By kahnjar1
Albanian Rasak or Greek Kariophili

Listed in the Ethno section refer http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24387 is this nice Rasak or Kariophili. Can anyone postively identify which it is please.
More pics on original...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By kahnjar1
Sindi Percussion Musket for comment

From the same auction as the Rasak/Kariophili comes this nice Sindi Musket in approx 14mm smoothbore. The brass work is beautifully decorated and there is a spring trap under the stock for holding...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By kahnjar1
more pics....

...and some more pics
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By kahnjar1
Albanian Rasak or Greek Kariophili?

Every so often something really nice turns up and I was lucky enough to win this recently at a local auction.
Either an Albanian Rasak or Greek Kariophili. I am leaning toward the Greek.....
The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Bob, I have not ever had problems using water...

Hi Bob,
I have not ever had problems using water to neutralize the vinegar.
Stu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,417
Posted By kahnjar1
Glad I am not the only one to regret selling...

Glad I am not the only one to regret selling stuff :o :o :o
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th October 2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,417
Posted By kahnjar1
To add to the interesting information and...

To add to the interesting information and discussion above, here is Elgood's take on the Indo-Arab gun, from his book Firearms of the Islamic World (in the Tareq Rajab Museum, Kuwait).
Hope you find...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th October 2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Bob, There are no doubt many opinions as to...

Hi Bob,
There are no doubt many opinions as to what is the best/safest for rust removal. I have found WHITE VINEGAR (from Supermarket) to be excellent. Just soak blade until finish required is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Rajesh, Nice flasks. I have a similar Afghani...

Hi Rajesh,
Nice flasks. I have a similar Afghani flask with a different method of powder cut off. Activated by the loop on the left side.......pic attached. Also the spout on mine is metal whereas...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,417
Posted By kahnjar1
Hi Victrix, Not all Middle Eastern guns have...

Hi Victrix,
Not all Middle Eastern guns have sling attachment rings, but the subject gun and also others shown in this thread do have rings on the side for attachment of a sling or retaining...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th October 2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,417
Posted By kahnjar1
Your points may well be right, and I am not...

Your points may well be right, and I am not saying that you are wrong. Simply that this issue is a discussion point, from which (hopefully) a valid reason for these butt extensions will appear.
Yes I...
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