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Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By Will M
Interesting post, I've ordered the book AS ARMAS...

Interesting post, I've ordered the book AS ARMAS E OS BARÕES.
Many Napoleonic swords that appear British are not necessarily so.
I'm curious what other sword types are in this book.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st October 2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By Will M
The blade has a Solingen makers mark of Bleckmann...

The blade has a Solingen makers mark of Bleckmann (bow with BM).
The blade profile resembles the British 1796 light cavalry. Later British India used very similar blades though heavier on swords...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th October 2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Will M
Stu what a wonderful end result. I do the same...

Stu what a wonderful end result. I do the same kind of work and appreciate the time and effort that goes into these conservations.
Has the integrity of the barrel been compromised? Could you fire it?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th October 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By Will M
This sword displays British influence mid/late...

This sword displays British influence mid/late 1700's. The ball guard, pommel though a face and not a lion. The knuckle bow chain and blade fuller.
Forum: European Armoury 25th October 2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 87,746
Posted By Will M
Thank-you Jim for your insight. When I first...

Thank-you Jim for your insight. When I first acquired the sword I thought having a name on the blade would make it easy to research, not the case.
I'm told similar examples are in the Royal Armouries...
Forum: European Armoury 24th October 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 87,746
Posted By Will M
By looking at pommels in this post it occurred to...

By looking at pommels in this post it occurred to me that the pommel of my sword may show it's earlier than 1780's? The marking A57 on both guard and scabbard mouth would be A troop # 57. Should be...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st October 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Will M
My first though was a door knocker. Pictured is...

My first though was a door knocker. Pictured is the one on my door made in England.
Forum: European Armoury 17th October 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,408
Posted By Will M
Knowing blacksmith techniques and identifying...

Knowing blacksmith techniques and identifying aged pieces is key.
Actually quite difficult to make additions using modern welding without seeing signs of being tinkered with.
Very nice job of adding...
Forum: European Armoury 15th October 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Will M
Looks like Charles Reeves, Birmingham.

Looks like Charles Reeves, Birmingham.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th September 2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By Will M
To remove the black corrosion use Muriatic acid...

To remove the black corrosion use Muriatic acid mixed with water and a stainless steel wire brush. Larger bits can be mechanically removed using a piece of brass, I use brass rod or a brass punch to...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Will M
Some info...

Some info here:
http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20belge/artisans%20identifies%20m/a%20meyers%20gb.htm
Forum: European Armoury 23rd September 2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Will M
Can you picture the revolver with cylinder open...

Can you picture the revolver with cylinder open and hammer back? Is it centre fire or rim fire? Belgians made many types of handguns and this looks 1880's possibly later.
Try the book Arms of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th September 2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,493
Posted By Will M
I own a Kaskara very similar to fig.1 lower...

I own a Kaskara very similar to fig.1 lower sword. What I find interesting is the two indents in the blade nearest the cross guard. They are only on the one side opposite each other and remind me of...
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 87,746
Posted By Will M
I agree this sword has irregularities compared to...

I agree this sword has irregularities compared to originals. The pommel looks new, the grip wire has been flattened something not seen on originals.
The slotted hilt looks cut from flat stock,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By Will M
Beautiful inlay work and colours. Does the ball...

Beautiful inlay work and colours. Does the ball have weight to it for balancing the pistol? What calibre is the pistol and what thickness the barrel?
Forum: European Armoury 21st February 2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,648
Posted By Will M
The 1748 is a stamping and is the same or similar...

The 1748 is a stamping and is the same or similar to German stamps from the late 1800's found on their firearms etc.
The moon appears to be a later but older addition with its outline unbroken...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,393
Posted By Will M
The 1748 is a stamping and is the same or similar...

The 1748 is a stamping and is the same or similar to German stamps from the late 1800's found on their firearms etc.
The moon appears to be a later but older addition with its outline unbroken...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By Will M
I've seen this type of fullering on cavalry...

I've seen this type of fullering on cavalry swords circ. 1780's-1790's
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By Will M
I agree that it is a modern copy.

I agree that it is a modern copy.
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By Will M
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Forum: European Armoury 13th December 2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By Will M
This "B" and sometimes in this case 2...

This "B" and sometimes in this case 2 "B's are balance points.
One "B" is the balance point for the blade itself, the other for the assembled sword. B's on the spine only have one meaning and it is...
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Will M
This is the best one I have seen yet.The clip...

This is the best one I have seen yet.The clip point really adds to it, not to mention the details in etching and blade composition.
A real "keeper"
Forum: European Armoury 5th December 2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By Will M
That is a wonderful cannon! It reads having a...

That is a wonderful cannon!
It reads having a bore just under 1 inch.
I have a mould that makes balls .980 dia. I've cast quite a few lead balls for my cannon.
Are you interested in firing your...
Forum: European Armoury 7th November 2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By Will M
Most impressive shotgun with over a 1 inch bore....

Most impressive shotgun with over a 1 inch bore.
I built a 1 inch bore cannon weighing 60 pounds and with 450 g of BP it recoils over 2 feet.
I would not want to be behind this shotgun, could kill...
Forum: European Armoury 28th October 2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By Will M
Interesting blade, the grip once had leather but...

Interesting blade, the grip once had leather but long gone. One bar is missing and where it once joined the guard it has been filed smooth as not to be noticeable. I think the blade may be older than...
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