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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Marcus den toom
Hi Nando, Your source is mostlikely right, the...

Hi Nando,

Your source is mostlikely right, the engraving though still attractive ( :D ) is indeed of lower quality than the top end locks of that era. The higher end versions would be andorned with...
Forum: European Armoury 21st November 2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 32,870
Posted By Marcus den toom
Leather bound cartridge and powderflask

My newest addition, a leather combined cartridge holder and powderflask.
Similar to the one posted by Michael (post 60). It is in fine condition with very little loss on the leather or overall...
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By Marcus den toom
Cuirassier breast and backplate with mark

I bought this piece of armour and was suprised to find a mark on it.
Does anyone know where it is from and who might have made it?
The breastplate has a ML mark on it the backplate a EO mark both are...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,749
Posted By Marcus den toom
Hi Nando and welcome back from America (?) :D...

Hi Nando and welcome back from America (?) :D
My knowledge on polearms is limited to only the few i have seen in manuscripts. But.. whenever i find some usefull illustrations i save it.
So hereby...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Marcus den toom
Interesting Meyers Brevete revolver info needed

A friend has this revolver, designed by Meyers Brevete with a liege proof stamp.
Does anyone know what type and age this is? I roughly guessed at 1860s, but cannot find too much info on this type of...
Forum: European Armoury 28th July 2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By Marcus den toom
Hi Colorado, A very fine wheel lock puffer...

Hi Colorado,

A very fine wheel lock puffer pistol. The date makes it from the Leibgart of Augustus I.
The auction of Hermann Historica has sold a similar gun at there 2011 auction ( 24.11.2011) lot...
Forum: European Armoury 25th June 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By Marcus den toom
I found this per chance and remembered the...

I found this per chance and remembered the thread, no more information is known to me.
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By Marcus den toom
Right you are Nando. :) I will also qoute...

Right you are Nando. :)

I will also qoute Michael from his thread i posted the link of earlier about the mixture of Roman and Arabic numerals: "Also note a frequently employed mixture of the Latin...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By Marcus den toom
Hi Nando, Andi and David, thank you for all your...

Hi Nando, Andi and David,

thank you for all your questions, together we will be able to get to the bottom of this. Well than, first question Nando the bore measures 31mm. -Before buying this barrel...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By Marcus den toom
Possibly the oldest hand cannon dated 1346

This piece might very well be the oldest cannon known sofar, beeing from the same time as the Loshult cannon which is commonly dated to the mid 14th century. As Michael pointed out to us in his...
Forum: European Armoury 10th March 2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By Marcus den toom
Talking Hi Nando, Well it weighs around a 100kilos so it...

Hi Nando,

Well it weighs around a 100kilos so it wont be cheap.. by now you better just come and live at our place :D
Forum: European Armoury 10th March 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By Marcus den toom
A closeup of the painted oaken carriage. The...

A closeup of the painted oaken carriage.

The carriage is also closely related to this one of king Ludwig II, son of Wladyslaw II (dated 1515).
Forum: European Armoury 10th March 2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By Marcus den toom
The mortar in question is shown below. This...

The mortar in question is shown below.

This mortar bears the three lilies of the house of Volois including a papal globus cruciger. On top of the barrel is also lifting handle in the shape of a...
Forum: European Armoury 10th March 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By Marcus den toom
16th century siege mortar of Francis I

First appearing in the earliest times of firearms, records state mortars to have been developed during the 14th century. These where of hoop and stave construction like all the bigger cannons at...
Forum: European Armoury 12th February 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,180
Posted By Marcus den toom
And even more now :) Bought these recently and...

And even more now :)
Bought these recently and they are the rare clodshot Michael spoke about. Also a iron core like the one Michael showed us before.

The lead seems to be wrapped around at least...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By Marcus den toom
Not really helpfull for measurments but there are...

Not really helpfull for measurments but there are alot of quality pictures of medieval crossbows

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7457&highlight=crossbow+collection
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By Marcus den toom
No experience with that method but i do have had...

No experience with that method but i do have had very good results with olive oil. Thos was also the used method during the 14th till the 18th century orso.
Forum: European Armoury 17th January 2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By Marcus den toom
The "fuller" are also inscribed, one...

The "fuller" are also inscribed, one side seems to read "si deus pro nobis quis contra nos" which translates to "If God be for us who can be against us?"

also a...
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By Marcus den toom
The name of the maker is on the other side i...

The name of the maker is on the other side i think.
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By Marcus den toom
Hi Corrado, Thank you, that type of text is not...

Hi Corrado,

Thank you, that type of text is not unussual for swords i think?
Forum: European Armoury 16th January 2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By Marcus den toom
17th century (?) sword blade

Just recently i bought a few swords from a relatively unknown auction. This is my first time owning an item like this and my knowledge on these blades is non existend. :)
That beeing said, i hope the...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd January 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,471
Posted By Marcus den toom
Hi Nando, My remark was not perse related to the...

Hi Nando,

My remark was not perse related to the haquebut discussed here, but more towards your remark of there not beeing any horseman haquebuts.
The illustrations you posted seem of later date and...
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,471
Posted By Marcus den toom
Hi Nando, It could be both true, as this...

Hi Nando,
It could be both true, as this illustration depicts. A Similar weird hook can be found with this gun
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12151&highlight=Steinb%FCchse
Forum: European Armoury 1st January 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,386
Posted By Marcus den toom
If my eyes do not decieve me there is a similar...

If my eyes do not decieve me there is a similar steinbüchse in the right corner of this picture. It does not appear to have a hook but otherwise looks the same. The picture is of too low a resolution...
Forum: European Armoury 31st December 2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,471
Posted By Marcus den toom
Great pictures by your friend, Alexander. The...

Great pictures by your friend, Alexander. The haquebut seems untouched overall.
The museum did date the piece a bit to early as the pronounced muzzle section would make this piece date around the...
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