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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 04:06 PM
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Posted By rickystl
Thanks for noting the Greek province. Much...

Thanks for noting the Greek province. Much appreciated.

While we are on the subject of suma rods, here is the only other I own. I bought this from Artzi several years ago. He believed it is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By rickystl
Hi Kubur Thanks for that last detail. I'll...

Hi Kubur

Thanks for that last detail. I'll add this to my library. Notice the cord can be adjusted as desired.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2021, 06:05 PM
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Views: 891
Posted By rickystl
TWO MORE PHOTOS........

TWO MORE PHOTOS........
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2021, 06:04 PM
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Views: 891
Posted By rickystl
Ottoman Suma Rod

On the heels of Norman's recent Thread, here is a new addition to the family.

This is a two-piece, pistol loading rod used while on horseback. It's similar to others you see with one exception: ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By rickystl
Here is the same flask from my collection. Seems...

Here is the same flask from my collection. Seems they were all made identical.
Unless damaged, most of these military flasks you encounter today are still in working order. Which attests to the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th August 2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By rickystl
Hi Norman Congratulations. Nice find. I...

Hi Norman

Congratulations. Nice find. I agree with others here, Ottoman Military with a plain, robust built priming flask and suma rod. The flasks show up often. The plain loading rods, not so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,741
Posted By rickystl
These last photos show the lock plate was made...

These last photos show the lock plate was made for three screw mounting. Is there a photo of the left side of the stock ?

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th June 2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By rickystl
Hi Ken Interesting gun. This is a tough one...

Hi Ken

Interesting gun. This is a tough one to I.D. Hmmm.

It appears to have been assembled utilizing a surplus musket barrel and lock in the most economical manner possible. It's obvious...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,261
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
Replies: 14
Views: 2,212
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
Replies: 14
Views: 2,212
Posted By rickystl
Woops. Forgot the pic......

Woops. Forgot the pic......
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th May 2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,212
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
Views: 2,261
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
Replies: 15
Views: 2,261
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
Replies: 15
Views: 2,261
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: 2,261
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: 2,261
Posted By rickystl
LAST PICS, INCLUDING THE LOCK...

LAST PICS, INCLUDING THE LOCK...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,261
Posted By rickystl
MORE PICS.....

MORE PICS.....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th May 2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,261
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: 2,503
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: 5,627
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: 12,507
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: 38
Views: 7,741
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: 12,507
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: 38
Views: 7,741
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...
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