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Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2021, 06:57 PM
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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: 1,900
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: 9,622
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: 28
Views: 4,427
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: 9,622
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: 28
Views: 4,427
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: 3,709
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: 1,043
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: 918
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: 964
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: 1,043
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: 918
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: 715
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: 715
Posted By rickystl
TWO MORE......

TWO MORE......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By rickystl
PICS OF GUN DIS-ASSEMBLED.......

PICS OF GUN DIS-ASSEMBLED.......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By rickystl
MORE PICS.......

MORE PICS.......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By rickystl
Balkan Flintlock Pistol

Hello ALL

I haven't posted anything lately. So here is a new member of the family.

Here is a pistol of moderate interest. It is well worn and appears to have seen a lot of action in it's day,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th February 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By rickystl
Nice find Eftihis. They both look...

Nice find Eftihis.

They both look Turkish/Ottoman to me. And similar to others I've seen, including one I own.
Doesn't look Saudi or Omani. Nor Afghan.

Again, nice find.

Rick
Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By rickystl
Nice old pistol. Have to agree with Philip's...

Nice old pistol.

Have to agree with Philip's comments. Guessing the conversion was done sometime during the 1840's.

Unfortunately for us collectors today, shortening the barrel and fore stock...
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,731
Posted By rickystl
Hi Fernando I have not read that anywhere,...

Hi Fernando

I have not read that anywhere, that I can remember. From a shooter's perspective, the locks, barrels, stocks and hardware are very solidly built.
Even the breech plug integrity to...
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By rickystl
Hi Okiemoss. Welcome to the Forum. That is...

Hi Okiemoss. Welcome to the Forum.

That is a nice London made pocket pistol. These high quality, smaller pistols were usually carried for personal protection. The back-action style of...
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,731
Posted By rickystl
Interesting that most of these pistols you find...

Interesting that most of these pistols you find today are still in good condition.
And there use seemed to have an abrupt end during the transition to the percussion era. I've never seen one that...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,731
Posted By rickystl
And now the barrel: On the bottom of the...

And now the barrel:

On the bottom of the breech plug tang is the number 42.
On the left, rear side of the barrel, at the breech are two stamped letters I can't make out. But the ELC over the...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,731
Posted By rickystl
OK. First the lock: There are no markings on...

OK. First the lock:

There are no markings on the outside of the lock. Here is what I found on the inside: In the center of the lock plate are the letters: FD FD gd L
The front inside of...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,731
Posted By rickystl
Hi again Fernando. No, that's the threaded...

Hi again Fernando.

No, that's the threaded hole for the mainspring screw.
It's been a while. So I took the barrel and lock off per Norman's request. I'll post what I found with photos below.
...
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