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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: 3,598
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
Replies: 25
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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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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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Views: 1,061
Posted By fernando
Dmitry, you have a PM.

Dmitry, you have a PM.
Forum: European Armoury 30th April 2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,008
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: 501
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: 1,009
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...
Forum: European Armoury 29th April 2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By fernando
Is 'Western' a better definiton ?

As it has been a customary practice, more than ruling on the European concept in words, and for what this forum is concerned, things have been easy to differentiate. So we take it that, antique arms...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 28th April 2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By fernando
Talking nonsense ...

Well, the value of money in those days was not fiduciary but intrinsic. It was about solid coins, and those favoured were made of silver and gold, not minding their numeric value but instead their...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,549
Posted By fernando
This one, Lee ? .

This one, Lee ?


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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th April 2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By fernando
Humor ... of course :rolleyes:.

Humor ... of course :rolleyes:.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th April 2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By fernando
:confused: :confused: :confused: .

:confused: :confused: :confused: .
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd April 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By fernando
Well built synopsis indeed, Ariel

Well built synopsis indeed, Ariel
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2021, 12:04 PM
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Posted By fernando
Dear Jim, going back to your previous topic on...

Dear Jim, going back to your previous topic on this gun, this would be a 31 caliber, as also examples we see out there are of not so large caliber either ... mainly .36. Possibly they considered this...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By fernando
I didn't want to 'bore' you with further details...

I didn't want to 'bore' you with further details but, these guys were really INGENIOUS (https://www.vintageguns.co.uk/magazine/no-charge-can-hurt-the-gun).
The (Mc)Dougall blood, you know ;) ...
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By fernando
Jim, for your perusal, and in case you are not...

Jim, for your perusal, and in case you are not yet aware, here is a brief background on the ingenious Dougall (gun makers) family; from where you can pick the member who made your pistol ...
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Forum: Swap Forum 20th April 2021, 06:49 PM
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Posted By fernando
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Forum: Swap Forum 20th April 2021, 06:48 PM
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