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Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Wayne, I think this is an older...

Hi Wayne,
I think this is an older repro 60's 70's, a company called HHandCO.com have it listed as S7 in their catalogue.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Wayne, I thought I'd seen this...

Hi Wayne,
I thought I'd seen this type of sabre somewhere before and unfortunately I am the bearer of bad tidings ...
Forum: European Armoury 24th December 2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Neil, Cracking sword, the green eyed...

Hi Neil,
Cracking sword, the green eyed god is alive and well :D
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd December 2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, Thanks for the further input....

Hi Rick,
Thanks for the further input. I reckon I'll just label this one a bit of an enigma and enjoy it for what it is. It may be an African trade item as Colin theorised or a bitsa...
Forum: European Armoury 20th December 2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick, The barrel is 52 inches long,...

Hi Rick,
The barrel is 52 inches long, excluding the tang, and I have attached the photos you requested. The barrel does indeed go from hex to round. I have discovered that the proof marks...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Norman McCormick
A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to...

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All.



A wee Zulu Christmas card, apart from the guy on the right of course ;)
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Evidence of a previous finish possibly! On...

Hi,
Evidence of a previous finish possibly! On close inspection there appears to be the possibility of black/brown paint or if not certainly a different finish under the orange :confused: This is...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Colin and Rick, Have...

Hi Colin and Rick,
Have removed the barrel and there some additional marks but I guess there are just initials, no earlier proved marks. Rick the barrel plug tang screw does...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Rick and Fernando, ...

Hi Rick and Fernando,
The orange hue is thick paint, not a stain, of a particular virulent hue so as far as I can ascertain definitely modern and chemical and not earth...
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Fernando, Yeh, I suppose...

Hi Fernando,
Yeh, I suppose that's why Indian and Arabian muskets of the 19thC were still matchlocks, nothing really to go wrong with them mechanically and if it did it was easy to...
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By Norman McCormick
There ain't no Sanity Clause. MERRY...

There ain't no Sanity Clause.






MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Colin and Fernando, ...

Hi Colin and Fernando,
Thanks for your replies.The BP and the BV certainly point to 1904 and onwards. I am surprised that trade firearms may have been flintlocks and...
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 671
Posted By Norman McCormick
Flintlock Musket Advice Required

Hi Guys,
This flintlock is puzzling me. Apart from somebody thinking it would be a good idea to paint the stock orange :confused: the font of the word London on the lock seems to be more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th December 2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By Norman McCormick
Here is my example of a straight bladed Tulwar....

Here is my example of a straight bladed Tulwar. To my mind it does not conform to the Kirach archetype i.e. lacking the pronounced downward curve. It is unmarked and of indeterminate lineage so might...
Forum: European Armoury 27th November 2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By Norman McCormick
(Le Trente un septembre 1789 les gardes du corps...

(Le Trente un septembre 1789 les gardes du corps regalèrent les regiments de Flandres dragons de Montmorency gardes nationaux de Versailles et autres)

(Thirty one September 1789 the bodyguards...
Forum: European Armoury 25th November 2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By Norman McCormick
Another group of hilts.

Another group of hilts.
Forum: European Armoury 24th November 2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By Norman McCormick
Thank you Ibrahiim, here are some more hilt...

Thank you Ibrahiim, here are some more hilt designs.
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd November 2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By Norman McCormick
Jim, Mark, Thanks as always for...

Jim, Mark,
Thanks as always for your views and input. I too was unaware of these Petits Montmorencys until I acquired this example. An internet search of Petits Montmorency sabre will...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Teodor, You may find this thread...

Hi Teodor,
You may find this thread of interest. http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10515&highlight=1742
My Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By Norman McCormick
Petits Montmorency with Fleur de Lys guard.

Hi,
A French hanger type sword known as a Petits Montmorency. The blade is 74cms long and 3.2cms wide with the overall sword being 88cms with a blade of the Montmorency type hence the name. The...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,758
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Ibrahiim, Many thanks for your...

Hi Ibrahiim,
Many thanks for your interest as always. I had already pinched your excellent link to the Armsregister article (see my post no 35) :) but thanks for keeping the thread...
Forum: European Armoury 17th November 2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,758
Posted By Norman McCormick
...

http://www.armsregister.com/articles/articles_documents/nzar_a77_british_naval_cutlasses.pdf



Hi,
The above article garnered from another thread mentions the Fleur de Lys stamp being the mark of...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Norman McCormick
Always.

Always.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Bojan, Could be, so that would...

Hi Bojan,
Could be, so that would make it 1796 A.D.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Bojan, I can see a date but the...

Hi Bojan,
I can see a date but the last numeral is difficult to read. I think it translates as 1213 A.H. which would convert to 1798/99 A.D.
Regards,
Norman.
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