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Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 04:36 PM
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Posted By fernando
Wayne, you have PM.

Wayne, you have PM.
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 12:40 PM
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Posted By fernando
African & ethnic is in the Ethno forum next door,...

African & ethnic is in the Ethno forum next door, Wayne; this is the Euro forum ;).
Forum: European Armoury Yesterday, 12:35 PM
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Posted By fernando
In way, yes; no cop is going to knock at your...

In way, yes; no cop is going to knock at your door, claiming that you have a few 'weapons' in the kitchen ... not in my neck of the woods, nor anywhere else, i presume.


The way i view it, the...
Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2021, 06:58 PM
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Posted By fernando
Wayne, what is 'obvious' is that, if the item you...

Wayne, what is 'obvious' is that, if the item you are posting is as 'recent' as you assume, you will risk having its image wacked ;).
Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2021, 06:41 PM
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Posted By fernando
. Yes Jim, in legal terms, and not only, a...

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Yes Jim, in legal terms, and not only, a kitchen knife is an utility but, if you are found carrying it in the streets, it is a weapon.
Same goes for the machete; just subtract kitchen and add...
Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2021, 05:15 PM
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Posted By fernando
Semantics ? ....

Jim, a machete is a big wide knife (cuchillo grande con la hoja ancha), whether an ancient or a modern, even a future version. Basically a tool for cutting branches and our way through the bush. It...
Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2021, 02:54 PM
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Posted By fernando
In the case of the model 1803 the Spaniards had...

In the case of the model 1803 the Spaniards had it as a 'machete zapadores' (sappers machete); Calvó even calls it a 'machete sierra' (saw machete). Definitely a weapon with a tool utility.


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Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2021, 12:03 PM
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Posted By fernando
Fully agreed, Norman !

Fully agreed, Norman !
Forum: Swap Forum 10th May 2021, 09:58 AM
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Posted By fernando
Sold.

Sold.
Forum: European Armoury 9th May 2021, 07:55 PM
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Posted By fernando
Jim, hopefuly the conversation over these 'tool...

Jim, hopefuly the conversation over these 'tool weapons' doesn't lead us to an area beyond our forum scope, you know, 20th century WW militaria and the like.
Concerning the what you call Spanish...
Forum: European Armoury 8th May 2021, 01:23 PM
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Posted By fernando
Hi Cathey, Surprising that you also collect...

Hi Cathey,

Surprising that you also collect items so much 'younger' than those antique gems you often show us :).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th May 2021, 11:12 AM
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Posted By fernando
Agreed :cool:.

Agreed :cool:.
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2021, 08:44 PM
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Posted By fernando
Wayne, you've got PM.

Wayne, you've got PM.
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2021, 05:31 PM
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Posted By fernando
Extremely well put, Victrix :cool:.

Extremely well put, Victrix :cool:.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th May 2021, 03:39 PM
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Posted By fernando
Thank you so much, Gustav :cool:.

Thank you so much, Gustav :cool:.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th May 2021, 01:51 PM
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Posted By fernando
Antique clock. Greek to tanslate ...please

A friend of mine has acquired this clock; but he doesn't know what the terms in the plates mean.
Anyone help ... please ?


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Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,846
Posted By fernando
... Or maybe a flaw of the engraver. The street...

... Or maybe a flaw of the engraver. The street had many different names, boucherie and bouclerie included. But it all indicates that this supplier is listed as having resided in the street when it...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2021, 11:53 AM
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Posted By fernando
Having checked a few sites where wizards discuss...

Having checked a few sites where wizards discuss these things one may find that:
NGP M71 (Neues Gewehr Pulver) is an improved version of black powder developed for the Mauser rifle 1871.
So ......
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2021, 10:34 AM
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Views: 3,846
Posted By fernando
Surely a (my) spelling flaw ;).

Surely a (my) spelling flaw ;).
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2021, 06:57 PM
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Posted By fernando
Dmitry, you have a new PM.

Dmitry, you have a new PM.
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2021, 04:27 PM
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Posted By fernando
Yes; not only the barrels of both examples have...

Yes; not only the barrels of both examples have the same (cannon) shape but also their 'stocks' are made to mount in the same type of bed. Definitely both served the same purpose
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2021, 11:30 AM
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Posted By fernando
Dmitry, you have a PM.

Dmitry, you have a PM.
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2021, 11:24 AM
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Posted By fernando
This HH example has a cylinder for 12 capsules...

This HH example has a cylinder for 12 capsules with a considerable caliber (over 14 mm).
Could it be that 2 gr stands for 2 grains and not 2 grams. In any case, if this gun was made to shoot blanks,...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By fernando
Indeed; lucky i watched it with subtitles and...

Indeed; lucky i watched it with subtitles and that part was already sanitized ;).
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th April 2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By fernando
It was not easy to circumvent counterfeight....

It was not easy to circumvent counterfeight. Weighing was a practical method, but fakes could be made with metals of similar density and bathed in gold or silver; nowadays with electrolysis.
Biting...
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