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Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Jim, You have set yourself quite a challenge...

Jim,

You have set yourself quite a challenge here..................sorting fact from years of fiction!
I can add nothing as to what Doc used in the way of a shotgun, and we do know that every...
Forum: European Armoury 9th August 2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Pukka Bundook
A charming post, David, thank you. I would have...

A charming post, David, thank you.

I would have had an awful hard time chucking them overboard on the way back!
It does show though, how the seriousness of his posting was taken, and how if this...
Forum: European Armoury 9th June 2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By Pukka Bundook
To me, it looks like a breech from an early...

To me, it looks like a breech from an early breech-loader, but why no touchhole I cannot say, unless it is filled with rust and hidden....

Best regards,
Richard.
Forum: European Armoury 21st May 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Jim, Nice to talk to you!! I do not know if all...

Jim,

Nice to talk to you!!

I do not know if all Michael's arms and accoutrements were ever properly catalogued.
I did think of going through the Herman Historica Auctions, finding and saving the...
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Michael Tromner collection.

Friends, it deeply saddens me to say this, but more of Michael's collection is up for auction at Herman Historica.

I saw about seven of his beloved matchlock muskets, and did not look further.

I do...
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
Posted By Pukka Bundook
James, Regarding the rammer for your very nice...

James,

Regarding the rammer for your very nice pistol, Hickory is all right, as it looks very close to ash, which was used commonly in Europe and the UK.
For better pieces, both ebony and wood died...
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,337
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Just an observation gentlemen; The axe in the...

Just an observation gentlemen;

The axe in the opening post is much thicker in the blade both before and behind the eye. This axe head will be a good deal heavier than the one in the photo kindly...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Dear Corrado, I do not mind being in error, as I...

Dear Corrado,

I do not mind being in error, as I always wish to learn.
After I posted my reply above, I noticed that your pistol was rifled all the way, and not merely made to take a key in the...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
Posted By Pukka Bundook
I agree with Corrado that the pistol in the...

I agree with Corrado that the pistol in the opening post appears to have an Italian fluted barrel. This does not mean the pistol Is Italian, as this type of barrel was used over Europe and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th February 2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,677
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Yes, spliced stocks not glued seems very common...

Yes, spliced stocks not glued seems very common in Eastern arms.
The only concern is that they don't come apart with recoil, so have to be banded pretty tightly.
Some very nice arms in this...
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,059
Posted By Pukka Bundook
I agree with Victrix, Very interesting! Thank...

I agree with Victrix, Very interesting!

Thank you for posting this, Markku!

Richard.
Forum: European Armoury 11th January 2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,307
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Another year, and missed as much as ever.

Another year, and missed as much as ever.
Forum: European Armoury 10th January 2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Hello Fernando my friend, I think the pistols...

Hello Fernando my friend,

I think the pistols may be miss-labeled, as the engraving and appearance say German, more actually, the engraved mounts are Very typical of arms made in the Carlsbad area...
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By Pukka Bundook
No expert here, but I think Corrado has nailed...

No expert here, but I think Corrado has nailed it.
It appears Germanic to me, and from the period as Corrado says.
What makes me say this, is the un-engraved brass furniture. There was a period in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Ibrahiim, Thanks for the details on the lion...

Ibrahiim,

Thanks for the details on the lion attack in Exceter. I'd forgotten the fine stuff!

You maybe know Adrian as well? He spent a long time there when the museum was being formed. (Nephew...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By Pukka Bundook
As Corrado says, made in India, following a rough...

As Corrado says, made in India, following a rough pattern but not made To any real specifications.

I think many Princly States wanted their own arms of the more up to date style, so had them made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st December 2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Please forgive if this sounds facetious, but...

Please forgive if this sounds facetious, but there is a painting of a lion attacking a carriage horse in England of all places.

It was a depiction of an actual event, but don't remember where...
Forum: European Armoury 21st December 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Congratulations Corrado! They are both beautiful...

Congratulations Corrado!

They are both beautiful and early pistols.
I must say thought that the first one you acquired is a really stunning example!
Beautifully filed up and finished. I particularly...
Forum: European Armoury 18th December 2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Pukka Bundook
An interesting subject! I think most of these...

An interesting subject!
I think most of these spring guns were used by gamekeepers.
Someone sneaking through the coverts at night might get a nasty surprise.
The trip wire of course, swivels the gun...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,310
Posted By Pukka Bundook
A Very factual reply, Jim! Yes, as officers...

A Very factual reply, Jim!
Yes, as officers supplied their own equipment, , old family accoutrements were very common.
If any of us were in this position, I think we would do Exactly the same, given...
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,310
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Jim, Very interesting contributions from...

Jim,
Very interesting contributions from yourself. Just like we expect!
Whilst reading these, it was running through my mind how many times , and in different parts of the world, we see arms of ...
Forum: European Armoury 9th December 2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,310
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Norman, Have you ever read any of the letters of...

Norman,

Have you ever read any of the letters of the Chiefs of Grant? Particularly the personal correspondence?
It is a wonderful window into the time period of the '45 and both before and...
Forum: European Armoury 8th December 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,310
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Jose, From quite an early date, the British...

Jose,

From quite an early date, the British Government raised regiments in Scotland. Particularly the Highlands. The Government issued these soldiers muskets swords and dirks. Even pistols in...
Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,310
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Jose, Have you looked at Government hilts? In...

Jose,

Have you looked at Government hilts?
In your last photos, I can see the side panels on the shoulders. These, with the three pins and the shape, are identical to the Government hilt of...
Forum: European Armoury 5th December 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,310
Posted By Pukka Bundook
A Very interesting dirk, and as Jim says a little...

A Very interesting dirk, and as Jim says a little earlier in the century I would say.
Towards the end of the century and into the 1800's, blades were much wider towards the tip, and have a different...
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