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Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 13th January 2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By rickystl
Will: Thank you very much for the I.D. Much...

Will: Thank you very much for the I.D. Much appreciated. So, appears to be something something similar to the Knights of Columbus, just earlier.
Nothing very old, or over exciting. LOL

But...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 10th January 2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By rickystl
Hi Norman Happy New Year. Thanks for the...

Hi Norman

Happy New Year. Thanks for the photos. That's what I was also thinking. There's no evidence there was ever anything inside the pouch. So mine was probably for display only. Maybe...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 9th January 2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By rickystl
European Pouch

Hello ALL. And Happy New Year - I hope LOL

I bought this small pouch some years ago at a very good price since the seller could not I.D. it's origin or time frame. Neither can I LOL Although it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd January 2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,525
Posted By rickystl
Thanks Jim. Glad I could help a bit. It's...

Thanks Jim. Glad I could help a bit. It's reciprocal. LOL Thanks for your I.D. of my Afghan saber a couple years ago.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,525
Posted By rickystl
Some great photos of these ball butt pistols. ...

Some great photos of these ball butt pistols. And Kubur, you are probably right about it's Turkish origins.

The beautiful example posted by Corado is also the first pistol of this type I've seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th December 2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,525
Posted By rickystl
Merry Christmas to ALL that celebrate the...

Merry Christmas to ALL that celebrate the Holiday.

Hi Kubur. Hope all has been well for you.

I've never been able to locate one of these interesting ball-butt Balkan pistols for my collection. At...
Forum: European Armoury 17th December 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By rickystl
Congratulations !! A wonderful, and difficult to...

Congratulations !! A wonderful, and difficult to locate early pistol.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th December 2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,219
Posted By rickystl
WOW!!! Outstanding Restoration ! ...

WOW!!! Outstanding Restoration ! Congratulations. Real Talent.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st October 2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By rickystl
Hi David So true. First thing I do when I get a...

Hi David

So true. First thing I do when I get a muzzle loading gun is check and see if there is still a load in the barrel. Hard to believe that 150-200 year old powder, if kept dry, will still...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd September 2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,633
Posted By rickystl
Agree with Oliver and Stu above. Moroccan,...

Agree with Oliver and Stu above. Moroccan, probably 20th Century.

Rick
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th August 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,624
Posted By rickystl
Thank you Teodor and Edster !!! I search with...

Thank you Teodor and Edster !!! I search with the term mosaic pins and found just what I was looking for. :o I should have used that term a long time ago.
Just shows one the value of this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th August 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,624
Posted By rickystl
Hello bobi13. Welcome to the Forum. That is a...

Hello bobi13. Welcome to the Forum.

That is a wonderful looking Boyliya. It's the one style I don't have in my collection.
If the only original pieces are the lock, barrel, and it appears the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th August 2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,495
Posted By rickystl
Hi Rajesh Thanks for the additional photo. I...

Hi Rajesh

Thanks for the additional photo. I now notice the thick wall barrel versus caliber. So the barrel, after all, was not from a musket. This feature, along with the ramrod hole, is more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th August 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,495
Posted By rickystl
Hi Rajesh Yes, it's been a long time since we've...

Hi Rajesh

Yes, it's been a long time since we've heard from you.

WOW!! What an interesting piece. By the way, in the artist rendition what appears he is holding in the left hand is a blunderbuss...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th August 2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,411
Posted By rickystl
Two Gun Locks

Hello ALL

Of somewhat passing interest, two new locks to add to my collection.

Top is a typical snaphaunce lock from a Moroccan musket. Patterned in the English style. Better made than most I've...
Forum: European Armoury 4th August 2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,707
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip Now that you mention it.......yes. ...

Hi Philip

Now that you mention it.......yes. The trigger itself may have just been pinned to the wood stock only. Could very well be the case.

The guy that sent me the pic above says he has more...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,996
Posted By rickystl
Hi Corodo Now that's a real curiosity. Never...

Hi Corodo

Now that's a real curiosity. Never seen one like it. It would be really interesting to see the inside of the lock. Could not even guess how old. But yes, appears from a time not too...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,672
Posted By rickystl
WOW!!! Thank you ALL for your positive comments...

WOW!!!

Thank you ALL for your positive comments and comprehensive replies. And thank you Philip for the additional interesting reading and knowledge.
I shall keep the additional builder's...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,707
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip I made an inquiry to him and asked if...

Hi Philip

I made an inquiry to him and asked if he has ANY other information on this lock, reference book, etc. I should here soon.

Yes, notice the sear bar is designed the same. But my lock...
Forum: European Armoury 27th July 2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,707
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip Thread sizing is a good idea. I'll...

Hi Philip

Thread sizing is a good idea. I'll tend to that soon. That could answer some questions.
Meantime, take a look at this old photo sent to me by a shooter/collector friend.
Of course it's...
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,672
Posted By rickystl
MORE PICS.......

MORE PICS.......
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,672
Posted By rickystl
Spanish Miquelet Lock

Hello again.

Here is another lock to add to my collection. Nice, large lock for an 18th Century Spanish fowler. Here is the original auction description:

The lockplate engraved along the edges...
Forum: European Armoury 26th July 2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,707
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip The Swedish lock is an exact replica...

Hi Philip

The Swedish lock is an exact replica made from castings from the original lock as the prototype. I show this only for comparison purposes. The lock is now mounted to an exact replica of...
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,707
Posted By rickystl
Per Philip's mention, an early 17th Century...

Per Philip's mention, an early 17th Century Swedish snaplaoc, and a much later Baltic lock just for comparison.

Rick
Forum: European Armoury 25th July 2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,707
Posted By rickystl
Hi Philip Thank you so much for your...

Hi Philip

Thank you so much for your comprehensive replies. You too Fernando K.

Trigger: It could be as you mention above, especially if this lock is later than originally suspected. But I'm...
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