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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 08:33 PM
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Posted By fernando
A Brazilian (Navy) Dirk for comments

Not such an antique weapon, but still interesting ... for the price.
The blade and scabbard with the Brazilian Empire (1822) Coat of of Arms.
The ivory grip severely damaged; obviously not result of...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By fernando
Naming things ...

While we here use the generic term 'pistoleiro' for a gun man, we make a clear distinction when naming a 'revolver' or a 'pistola', as so technically different they are.

On the Buntline; once it has...
Forum: European Armoury 13th July 2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By fernando
Not properly what you are looking for, Udo: HERE...

Not properly what you are looking for, Udo:

HERE (https://armasantiguas.com/?product=catalunya-i-les-armes-de-prestigi-armes-de-foc-1550-1850)

OR HERE...
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By fernando
Not impossible ... as often such 'props' were...

Not impossible ... as often such 'props' were used to 'compose' the picture.


This drives us to also assume that, the 'other' picture where he is said to figure (in the left), one taken in the...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By fernando
Good shot Norman :cool:. What i read in the...

Good shot Norman :cool:.

What i read in the time ...
Most likely, the Colt Double Action revolver of 1877 was a response to the introduction of the Webley Bulldog pistol in 1872, which was already...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By fernando
Precisely Jim; the rifle held with his right hand...

Precisely Jim; the rifle held with his right hand and the holster/pistol on the left side, close to his 'vacant' hand, as per the tricky ferrotype 'negative'. Long time i have read about this often...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By fernando
Muy bien Fernando, tocayo amigo :cool: .

Muy bien Fernando, tocayo amigo :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By fernando
The Dedrick ferrotype

Jim, i notice that you show a picture of Billy in a let handed posture.
Am i surprised that you miss the fact that he was right handed ?
... and the reason for this recurrent misjudgement is due to...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By fernando
Hello Samuel, I am redirecting your thread to the...

Hello Samuel,
I am redirecting your thread to the European section, where your topic will hopefully receive expected answers.
Forum: European Armoury 8th July 2019, 10:51 AM
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Views: 690
Posted By fernando
Duly noted ... thanks :cool: .

Duly noted ... thanks :cool: .
Forum: European Armoury 6th July 2019, 05:14 PM
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Views: 210
Posted By fernando
Viking boat graves found in Sweden

Extracts of an article coming in CNN ...

"Archaeologists have uncovered two rare Viking boat graves in the Swedish village of Gamla Uppsala.
It is a small group of people who were buried in this...
Forum: European Armoury 5th July 2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By fernando
Says i, with three of them around the house. For...

Says i, with three of them around the house. For safety, besides placing the shells against corners, i glue a larger square of acrylic under their base.

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Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By fernando
You need not bother showing those ... at all;...

You need not bother showing those ... at all; this is not the right venue for such sort of things !.
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By fernando
Both exceptional, no doubt :cool:. I could...

Both exceptional, no doubt :cool:.


I could help you with that ;).
Forum: European Armoury 4th July 2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,895
Posted By fernando
Jim, i understood you in the first place; just...

Jim, i understood you in the first place; just wouldn't figure our what you meant by building walls, as all we can see in the picture is he massive base of the monument. Besides, we must take into...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 09:42 PM
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Views: 1,895
Posted By fernando
Jim, in a way i am glad that you are no expert in...

Jim, in a way i am glad that you are no expert in both artillery dynamics and photography ... for obvious reasons ;).
If you cared for the details narrated here on the effects of (solid shot)...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,895
Posted By fernando
Great input, David. In this subject of photo...

Great input, David.
In this subject of photo setup scenes, i will force a comparison between placing elements on the ground in a manner to obtain a shocking image and have someone to put up a...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By fernando
Duly noted; you know, i was trying to point out...

Duly noted; you know, i was trying to point out some discrepancies, so that you would feel like getting rid of it ... in my direction ;) .
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By fernando
Victrix, let me (still) play the fool ... Have...

Victrix, let me (still) play the fool ...
Have you observed the variations of these Polish/Hungarian hammers (Nadziak?) out there in the web ?
One recurrent style most similar to your example,...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By fernando
Magnificent; a superb piece for an arms collector...

Magnificent; a superb piece for an arms collector :cool:.
... and if i may ...
Te pros:
Maybe even earlier ?
For a high rank owner ? most surely, with those inlays.
The cons:
That screw ... not a...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,895
Posted By fernando
Those schmucks didn't know the meaning of culture...

Those schmucks didn't know the meaning of culture and proudly replaced it with a brand new one. I guess they wouldn't do it nowadays. It would be a double added value for the monument where it stands...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,895
Posted By fernando
That i wouldn't know; what i've heard of is that...

That i wouldn't know; what i've heard of is that this very dude is anxious waiting for the post to fall ... so that he can escape from it in due time ;).
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,895
Posted By fernando
But while they fly ...

Watch the "unreal" result of solid shot volleys in this public lamp, after Portuguese regime forces were defeated by the rioters that ended the Monarchy, 5th October 1910.


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Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By fernando
Ah ... a vigorous riding sword. What say you,...

Ah ... a vigorous riding sword. What say you, Filipe ?
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By fernando
Udo, as i also said in my post #6: crossbows are...

Udo, as i also said in my post #6: crossbows are still being made today, basically for sports.
Whether Bruno's example is for hunting, as he first said, or for sports, and whether it is a playing...
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