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Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2022, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Raf
A similar set has been doing the rounds recently....

A similar set has been doing the rounds recently. Sold by Bonhams in 2021 who described the breastplate as 'probably 1520'.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,861
Posted By Raf
The images I posted were from the Science Museum...

The images I posted were from the Science Museum Study group . Described as circumcision knives or for general surgery.Early nineteenth century. Made sense to me if not to anyone else .
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,861
Posted By Raf
Think . 4 crosses? symbol of fish ?

Think . 4 crosses? symbol of fish ?
Forum: European Armoury 2nd August 2022, 03:40 PM
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Posted By Raf
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Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,144
Posted By Raf
A lot of the early ones are river finds from the...

A lot of the early ones are river finds from the Thames. Maybe a more affluent market. An image from Noel Hulme- All the Best Rubbish.
Sound advice
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,144
Posted By Raf
The ball but on this one looks completely wrong.

The ball but on this one looks completely wrong.
Forum: European Armoury 31st July 2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,144
Posted By Raf
I think Fernando K may mean a lid to the...

I think Fernando K may mean a lid to the flashpan. To be clear the missing matchlock mechanism is exactly the same as the example I posted. The screw for the trigger return spring is present and the...
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By Raf
Please leave it alone.

Please leave it alone.
Forum: European Armoury 29th July 2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,144
Posted By Raf
Congratulations on a very rare example. From the...

Congratulations on a very rare example. From the attached you can see that it once had a fully functional matchlock firing mechanism , now missing. Looking on the PAS database you will see plenty of...
Forum: European Armoury 16th July 2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,112
Posted By Raf
Austrian Lorenz rifle Model 1854 /11 ?

Austrian Lorenz rifle Model 1854 /11 ?
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,199
Posted By Raf
'The shot that was heard around the world' ...

'The shot that was heard around the world'
Given the number of Charleville pistols imported into America one wonders if this is a naive attempt to emulate the Murdoch pistol which by tradition...
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,199
Posted By Raf
The lock is off a French Charleville or similar....

The lock is off a French Charleville or similar. The metal pattern stock has no logic in wood. Its a D I Y project.
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By Raf
Often these were repeated pairing of letters or...

Often these were repeated pairing of letters or numbers, and to make things more complicated gemetria and cabalistic codes were used. There were secret societies and groups using all manner of arcane...
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,267
Posted By Raf
I agree. I didn't suggest it was ever intended as...

I agree. I didn't suggest it was ever intended as a practical weapon. Rather more , as you say a symbolic object.
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,267
Posted By Raf
Couple of wasters.

Couple of wasters.
Forum: European Armoury 5th May 2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,267
Posted By Raf
Im tending to read the whole thing as a Dainty...

Im tending to read the whole thing as a Dainty Device. A clever allegory that means something special to the owner , or giver , but not a lot to anybody else . The figure has to be Eros ; carefree...
Forum: European Armoury 4th May 2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,010
Posted By Raf
I made an error in this post that I should have...

I made an error in this post that I should have corrected. The images posted were from Indian sites but it turns out the images are all lifted from makers of 'museum quality' replica armour located...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd May 2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,461
Posted By Raf
On a more academic note here is how the stocks of...

On a more academic note here is how the stocks of these pistols are believed to have been constructed . Research from the Farmers Museum co-operative Cooperstown . New York .A complex forging...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd May 2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,461
Posted By Raf
I know we do not normally discuss reproductions ...

I know we do not normally discuss reproductions but as a salutary warning here is an original kit manufactured by Coach Harness in the U. K. in the 1960s. They pioneered casting from originals...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,461
Posted By Raf
Looking at the new photographs of the internals...

Looking at the new photographs of the internals Im sorry to say this just does not look credible as a period lock . Well at least we tried .Please ignore my comments about the barrel bolster . I...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,461
Posted By Raf
Surprisingly no one has pointed out that the lock...

Surprisingly no one has pointed out that the lock internals show a remarkable similarity to a 53 Enfield. Note the swivel link to mainspring and the wedged mainspring attachment . Features that...
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,461
Posted By Raf
Admittedly the quality doesn't look great and the...

Admittedly the quality doesn't look great and the stamped (?) Tower difficult to account for . But . A lot of Scottish pistols were in fact made in Birmingham . Bissel was prolific maker ....
Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,010
Posted By Raf
[QUOTE=SimonM77;271409]Lewis & Grant has one for...

[QUOTE=SimonM77;271409]Lewis & Grant has one for sale that looks a lot like it?

Yes , Im afraid that's the problem. Here is another one. The ingenious craftsmen of Roorkee have recently started...
Forum: European Armoury 24th April 2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,010
Posted By Raf
These are currently being manufactured in Roorkee...

These are currently being manufactured in Roorkee India.
Forum: European Armoury 13th April 2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,283
Posted By Raf
So you will like this then. From the art of...

So you will like this then. From the art of gunnery again

How to make fiery Wheels, to be cast with mens hands.

Because every souldier wil not meddle with hand Granadoes, the using of them...
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