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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2021, 10:45 PM
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Posted By adrian
Thank you everyone, I think camel bone is the...

Thank you everyone, I think camel bone is the most likely from the discussions so far. I googled 'dyed stabilised camel bone' and that does look the same on some images.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2021, 05:36 AM
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Posted By adrian
oops double post

oops double post
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By adrian
I've just tried a red hot wire, it doesn't melt...

I've just tried a red hot wire, it doesn't melt the material on the gun, just leaves a tiny char dot. I applied the same wire to hard plastic (a tape measure case) & it melted straight in & raised...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By adrian
More close ups etc below. There is just the...

More close ups etc below. There is just the single trigger. It has one serpentine and the other is missing, the slot it operated from is evident.

It is in a large collection of antique Ethnographic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By adrian
Superimposed load Torador query

Hi I am curious as to what the small decorative panels covering the stock of this Torador are made of. About the only thing I can think of is dyed horn, I suspect it is not dyed ivory, but I have not...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd November 2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,427
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: 38
Views: 2,968
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: 28
Views: 2,571
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: 6,380
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: 5,073
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: 5,073
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: 5,073
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: 5,073
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: 2,612
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: 2,612
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: 3,221
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: 3,123
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: 2,416
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: 5,528
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: 2,665
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: 2,665
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: 2,917
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: 2,917
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: 2,917
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: 4,057
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,...
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