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Old 26th May 2008, 07:16 PM   #1
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Hey guys, this isn't my field at all, but i ran across this article and thought some of you might find it interesting.
One thing i found of specific interest to me is that apparently there is a way to determine if something is forged meteoric ore without destroying part of the item. At least according to this article.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7414544.stm
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Old 27th May 2008, 06:40 PM   #2
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Hi David,
I wish the museum curator got frustrated with the fiasco and threw them away, over to this continent .
I wouldn't mind to keep them, even made with current steel ... the pair of them .
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Old 27th May 2008, 07:57 PM   #3
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First of all the pistols seem to be of Moroccan origin based on the inlaid spiral silver work motif. Second there is no way you want to make gun barrels from meteoric iron there are too many impurities that would cause the barrel to explode in the users face during use. So maybe these curators need to stop believing in these stories.


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Old 27th May 2008, 09:32 PM   #4
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First of all the pistols seem to be of Moroccan origin based on the inlaid spiral silver work motif...


Is that so, Lew? Moroccan ? With such lock and mountings ?

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Is that so, Lew? Moroccan ? With such lock and mountings ?

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Who is to say that these could have been European style pistols that were reworked? I have a Moroccan dagger with the same spiral motif on the scabbard and damascus gun barrels were more often seen on Ottoman and Arabic guns than European ones. Of course clearer pictures would help . If these guns were from Argentina than they could have originally came from Spain or surrounding area tell me how far is Spain from Morocco anyway?

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Old 27th May 2008, 11:32 PM   #6
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that looks a lot more like european influenced turkish to me
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Old 27th May 2008, 11:36 PM   #7
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Who is to say that these could have been European style pistols that were reworked? I have a Moroccan dagger with the same spiral motif on the scabbard and damascus gun barrels were more often seen on Ottoman and Arabic guns than European ones. Of course clearer pictures would help . If these guns were from Argentina than they could have originally came from Spain or surrounding area tell me how far is Spain from Morocco anyway?

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Well Lew, if you put it that way
But let me take this chance to point out where my place is in Portugal
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