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Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2020, 08:01 PM
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Posted By adrian
If anyone knows of more instances of fences made...

If anyone knows of more instances of fences made from old weapons..., please do so.

Below is a fence made from artillery shells in Brighton, a suburb of Melbourne in Australia. It is a corner...
Forum: European Armoury 10th November 2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 943
Posted By adrian
I do not know what the purpose of these hooks is,...

I do not know what the purpose of these hooks is, to me they appear rather weak to have a serious & direct offensive or defensive role & they immediately remind me of the lashing 'hooks' on this...
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By adrian
Nice sword, have you found out the meaning of the...

Nice sword, have you found out the meaning of the lettering on the hilt?


Hi Bviera, in case you are unaware, that 'R7/F/31 is a Portuguese marking & represents Regiment 7, Troop F, no. 31.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,036
Posted By adrian
In my opinion - for the average to very nice...

In my opinion - for the average to very nice collection - the best thing is to have a good catalogue that identifies each item & includes a current estimate of it value, this to guide an auctioneer...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th July 2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,666
Posted By adrian
Congratulations, you seem to be the first kid on...

Congratulations, you seem to be the first kid on the block to have one of these, and it's a mighty big block.

It is not mine, it just happened to be in amongst an assortment of antique small arms...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,666
Posted By adrian
Thank you all for your thoughts & ideas. One...

Thank you all for your thoughts & ideas. One of my first impressions was that it might be a 'rubber band gun' as well. However India rubber, in the period we are looking at, was not, I think, up to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,666
Posted By adrian
There is also an inscription near the breech...

There is also an inscription near the breech...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th July 2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,666
Posted By adrian
Indian Combination Matchlock & Crossbow?

Hello I am requesting help with identification of this combination matchlock &, I presume, a cross bow.

The 'bow' itself is missing, however the attachment points to bind it to with leather thongs...
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,992
Posted By adrian
So ... what would the marks refer to; foundry,...

So ... what would the marks refer to; foundry, destination ID initials ?

I do not know for certain. The logical answer is the foundry/maker & the year.
Forum: European Armoury 6th April 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,992
Posted By adrian
That is certainly an unusual design for a mortar....

That is certainly an unusual design for a mortar. Its flat base & horizontal priming dish point to it as being a piece that was designed to be fired vertically. I suspect that it is actually a large...
Forum: European Armoury 12th March 2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,538
Posted By adrian
That spike/rod is too large in diameter to enter...

That spike/rod is too large in diameter to enter the vent of an artillery piece.
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,445
Posted By adrian
I find it very difficult to believe that the...

I find it very difficult to believe that the 'before' and 'after' photos are of the same item & strongly suspect that there has been a mistake made in that article.
Forum: European Armoury 26th January 2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By adrian
I have another Lobster Pot exactly the same as...

I have another Lobster Pot exactly the same as the one that is the subject of this thread, also marked with the L. It was acquired by my uncle many decades ago at an auction of a farm's contents...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th May 2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,792
Posted By adrian
Their general stature was much smaller than the...

Their general stature was much smaller than the average of today. My Katar is also too small for my hand, as is my Tulwar.
That is a nice example.
Forum: European Armoury 12th April 2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,399
Posted By adrian
Here is the enlargement of the marking. Sorry I...

Here is the enlargement of the marking.

Sorry I can't tell what unit that may be. Lancers almost certainly, but not sure who.
Forum: European Armoury 9th April 2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,399
Posted By adrian
But from which country / which producer. any...

But from which country / which producer. any suggestions ?

Best regards,
Willem

Hi Willem, It is looking like India, they used the P/1868 &, comparing it with my two 1915 Enfield made P/1868...
Forum: European Armoury 8th April 2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,610
Posted By adrian
Some very nice projectiles there Will &...

Some very nice projectiles there Will & Fernando.

I was unable to post photos of my collection yesterday, trying again this morning:
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,610
Posted By adrian
Pre 1800 British cannon balls have a broad arrow...

Pre 1800 British cannon balls have a broad arrow mark deeply in them.

The absence of an arrow cannot be used as a dating aid. Very, very few pre 1800 cannon balls have a broad arrow mark & those few...
Forum: European Armoury 7th April 2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,610
Posted By adrian
These are, I think you will find, the expanding...

These are, I think you will find, the expanding rivets which were placed there to attach wood bottoms to the projectiles. The wood bottoms have, on projectiles that still have a rivet affixed, either...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd May 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,719
Posted By adrian
I am very pleased you had the ability to visit...

I am very pleased you had the ability to visit with Michael!
The wooden body to the flask, where is it divided?
By this I mean is it made in two halves and glued /pinned together?


Hi Richard,...
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,719
Posted By adrian
Can you please give us the dimensions? also, I...

Can you please give us the dimensions? also, I presume a measure was used to gauge the correct amount of powder, and that the flask has the spring-loaded cap only.
We do not often see items of this...
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,719
Posted By adrian
Thank you for posting that, all three examples...

Thank you for posting that, all three examples are indeed very similar.
Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,719
Posted By adrian
Early round wooden powder flask

At an auction last weekend I was fortunate to acquire an early powder flask which generated very little interest when it came time to bid.

It is obviously old but I did not think it likely to be as...
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,084
Posted By adrian
Yes I do agree ... I wish I could pin it down to...

Yes I do agree ... I wish I could pin it down to a known model though !


Surely someone in the HBSA will know, it would be worth seeing if you can get some exposure of your rifle there.
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,084
Posted By adrian
I agree that it has the hallmarks of a trials...

I agree that it has the hallmarks of a trials rifle, ungraduated rear sight, "Enfield" configuration where possible. Definitely aimed at British military, whether it dates to earlier or later trials...
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