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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 08:05 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Chris Thanks for Posting again. ...

Hi Chris

Thanks for Posting again. Interesting information about your two guns.
I wouldn't try to take the barrels off either. Not worth messing up the silver since its nailed on.

Sepoy...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 07:45 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu Hmmm. Don't know what happened to...

Hi Stu

Hmmm. Don't know what happened to the pic ?? I'll try again. Maybe my office laptop won't let me post versus my home laptop (?)

Kubur is probably right. What I like about your's is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 05:45 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Woops. Forgot the pic......

Woops. Forgot the pic......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 05:44 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Stu Nice find. I agree with the Algerian...

Hi Stu

Nice find. I agree with the Algerian origins. The stock architecture and long, tapered octagon barrel are common to other Algerian long guns. (Although I've seen a couple with octagon to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip Yes, I'm certain these guns were...

Hi Philip

Yes, I'm certain these guns were assembled utilizing British or EIC parts.

There are no markings (left) on the lock. And it needs some repair/rebuilding. But I have access to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2021, 08:24 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Hi Chris !!! Glad you saw my Thread. Been a...

Hi Chris !!! Glad you saw my Thread. Been a long time. I hope you will forgive me for assuming it would be OK to post your guns here to make a point ?
And I want to thank you once again for going...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2021, 05:17 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Here are pics of two more of these muskets from...

Here are pics of two more of these muskets from another Forum member a few years ago. He won them at an auction and was going to sell one of them to me. But we couldn't find a way the ship it out...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st May 2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By rickystl
Hi Victrix: Thanks for your reply. The heavy...

Hi Victrix: Thanks for your reply. The heavy corrosion at the breech of the barrel and around the bolster and nipple area is from the percussion caps used during the period, which were very...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By rickystl
LAST PICS, INCLUDING THE LOCK...

LAST PICS, INCLUDING THE LOCK...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2021, 05:31 PM
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Views: 1,125
Posted By rickystl
MORE PICS.....

MORE PICS.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2021, 05:29 PM
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Views: 1,125
Posted By rickystl
Arab Style Musket

Hello All. Been a while since I posted. Here is a new addition to my collection.
I've wanted one of these guns for quite some time to study. But was never able to locate one here in the States. ...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,950
Posted By rickystl
Hi Jim That's a very nice pistol. And...

Hi Jim

That's a very nice pistol. And appears in good condition. With the exception of the wood grip, it's all metal construction is reminiscent of the earlier all metal construction Scottish...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,258
Posted By rickystl
THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!! Rick

THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th March 2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,224
Posted By rickystl
Excellent !!!! Thanks so much for the photos !!!...

Excellent !!!! Thanks so much for the photos !!! I'm need to post photos of myself firing some of my original Eastern guns. Thanks again. Outstanding work also.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,339
Posted By rickystl
Philip: Thanks for the additional information...

Philip: Thanks for the additional information ref these Portuguese style locks.
The photo of the lock on your Post #24 you can immediately see the French styling for the lock plate. Most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th March 2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,224
Posted By rickystl
Outstanding job. Congratulations !! Are you...

Outstanding job. Congratulations !! Are you able to shoot black powder, muzzle loading guns in Bulgaria ?

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th March 2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,339
Posted By rickystl
Hi Eftihis Thanks for the lock photos. ...

Hi Eftihis

Thanks for the lock photos.

The lock looks Portuguese to me also. One difference I notice is that the tumbler has to notches. One for safety and the upper for firing position. The...
Forum: European Armoury 15th March 2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,078
Posted By rickystl
Norman: TWO conversions. That's really neat. ...

Norman: TWO conversions. That's really neat. Thanks for this photo.
Also great being able to closer I.D. your gun.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,310
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip A good observation and comparison...

Hi Philip

A good observation and comparison of the Eastern and Western miquelet locks.
I too have never seen any Balkan lock without the connecting bridge. And conversely, I've never seen a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By rickystl
Here is another one. Based on other similar...

Here is another one. Based on other similar styles, some believe this to be of Turkish origin. I honestly don't know. But it's function is the same as others above. It must have taken a long time...
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By rickystl
Can't add much information that's already been...

Can't add much information that's already been posted here. But a great looking pair of pistols. The locks, while decorated, are typical of the Balkan pistol locks found on these guns.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,310
Posted By rickystl
Hi Eftihis Almost missed your Thread. WOW!!...

Hi Eftihis

Almost missed your Thread. WOW!! What an attractive and interesting musket. It certainly does have a Greek/Albania/Turkish flavor to it. LOL

And I agree with Philip's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By rickystl
Hello ALL I think these belts are really...

Hello ALL

I think these belts are really interesting. Containers to carry pre-measured powder charges. With the lead balls and patches kept in a separate pouch.

To my view, the OP is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By rickystl
Thanks for the replies. Much appreciated. ...

Thanks for the replies. Much appreciated. Interesting the prolonged use of this grip style. The so called Gasser revolvers are quite popular with some collectors. Especially if you can locate one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By rickystl
TWO MORE......

TWO MORE......
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