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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th May 2021, 05:52 AM
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Posted By Will M
It's understandable that stolen collectables of...

It's understandable that stolen collectables of ours we take personally.
Years ago I had paid for a sword on EBay in the UK. It never made it to Canada. The seller later informed me that he had...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By Will M
In the beginning parts were shipped to London....

In the beginning parts were shipped to London. Survival rate of the Navy Colts seems low. The link below has interesting information.
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,676
Posted By Will M
I don't think I'm wrong when I say we are...

I don't think I'm wrong when I say we are discussing antique iron barrels?? You are discussing modern alloys.
Metal aging applies to modern production methods of alloys usually stainless steels. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,676
Posted By Will M
Seems metal aging is an intentional method to get...

Seems metal aging is an intentional method to get desired results and does not enter into the realm of firearms barrels and other steels by the passage of time.
Does not seem to be applicable to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,676
Posted By Will M
Ariel we all become corpses sooner or later!...

Ariel we all become corpses sooner or later! Shooting damascus barrels represents no risk when they are in good condition and loads do not exceed the intended pressures. Use does not hurt them, abuse...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th April 2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,676
Posted By Will M
I am not aware that age alone degrades metals. ​...

I am not aware that age alone degrades metals. ​
When the elastic limit is not exceeded and barrels have not corroded they retain their properties.

If age alone degrades steel I'd like to...
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By Will M
If the current owners are found innocent of any...

If the current owners are found innocent of any theft or knowingly purchasing stolen goods do they get any compensation? Is there a time limit on stolen items? Insurance must have covered the loss...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,390
Posted By Will M
It is an impressive looking piece. If used in...

It is an impressive looking piece. If used in actual combat, any opponent seeing it would believe it was just leather armour and would have been surprised when his sword or dagger failed to penetrate.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,390
Posted By Will M
This could be a prop from many years ago. I would...

This could be a prop from many years ago. I would like to mention that the aged reproductions you can find for sale online that are expensive will fool even some of the most knowledgeable collectors....
Forum: European Armoury 4th March 2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By Will M
Amazing this belt still exists and with the...

Amazing this belt still exists and with the holders too!
Rarely see any of these.
Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By Will M
Interesting pistol with great details. The hammer...

Interesting pistol with great details. The hammer reminds me of Prussian arms.
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By Will M
Scabbard Mouth with Odd Attachment Strap

I've posted this sword marked Wyatt before but neglected to ask about the unique scabbard mouth with white buff leather strap.
Has anyone seen a similar attachment method on 18th century sword...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By Will M
The markings required for the country of...

The markings required for the country of manufacture shows how well governments controlled and taxed their people even 100's of years ago. I read it was profitable enough to smuggle in blades under...
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By Will M
It may benefit the owner to research the home for...

It may benefit the owner to research the home for the people who lived there at the time this sword would have been in use. You may find the owner of the sword or at least narrow it down. The...
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,627
Posted By Will M
Flintlock arms were made up to the 20th century....

Flintlock arms were made up to the 20th century. African colonies and such places where trade was limited sourcing percussion caps and cartridges could be difficult if not impossible. With flintlock...
Forum: European Armoury 5th February 2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Will M
People will paint anything if it's rusty so it...

People will paint anything if it's rusty so it will display better in their view.
Luckily they did not go at it with power tools and coarse sandpaper that leaves deep scratches/gouges.
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,538
Posted By Will M
Fernando that's an interesting theory. Certainly...

Fernando that's an interesting theory. Certainly wide arrowheads are made to hit arteries and bleed the animal before it runs too far away, the same reason we use them today.
Steel was a valuable...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,538
Posted By Will M
Broad arrow was also used on British cannon ball...

Broad arrow was also used on British cannon ball pre 1800, I'd like to think so the enemy knew who was shooting at them!
This ball dates to be fired in 1760 at Isle aux Noix fort near Montreal.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,627
Posted By Will M
Very nice pistol. As for reloading it can be done...

Very nice pistol. As for reloading it can be done in seconds but does require a ramrod. Air space in a barrel between charge and ball can burst a barrel.
Having a ramrod secured in your belt or...
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By Will M
Your sword blade would not be chromed, looks like...

Your sword blade would not be chromed, looks like etched design on the steel blade. Some mamelukes have nickel plated blades. It is difficult to make a call using digital photos whether it is nickel...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By Will M
Were nonsensical markings due to makers copying...

Were nonsensical markings due to makers copying foreign firearms and their customers being illiterate? They just knew these guns should have markings and didn't understand their meaning.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,650
Posted By Will M
I've never seen one of these, interesting way of...

I've never seen one of these, interesting way of holding it and not the usual shoulder hold. About 31 calibre sufficient for deer at close range, I've killed deer with buckshot of smaller diameter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd January 2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,435
Posted By Will M
Your blade tip photo makes me wonder if an acid...

Your blade tip photo makes me wonder if an acid etch would bring out a pattern in the steel? If not it does not take much to reverse the look.
Forum: European Armoury 21st January 2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By Will M
Sabre des officiers de la Cavalerie de ligne dite...

Sabre des officiers de la Cavalerie de ligne dite "fort epee" 1816

(Saber of the officers of the line Cavalry known as "strong sword")

as titled in Des Sabres Et Des Epees by Michel Petard....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th January 2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,319
Posted By Will M
Is the blade made from flat stock or is it V...

Is the blade made from flat stock or is it V shaped? Scabbard tip looks like the British 1860p bayonet in design. The old leather strap does not convince me this piece is old.
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