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Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2022, 04:42 AM
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Posted By M ELEY
I've seen other bar shot recovered with just the...

I've seen other bar shot recovered with just the one ball and a 'spoke', if you will, of the remains of a bar.

Here's a wedge-shot (what I call them) that also proved these were deadly...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2022, 12:59 AM
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Posted By M ELEY
Actually, I hadn't seen this amazing scene! I had...

Actually, I hadn't seen this amazing scene! I had read of it, but hadn't thought to look up any artwork associated with that battle. Again, thank you for that table of various specialty shot,...
Forum: European Armoury 7th June 2022, 03:55 PM
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Posted By M ELEY
Great pics of the incredible variations in these...

Great pics of the incredible variations in these items! I seriously had no idea so mary types existed! I had never seen that example with the two square ends with chain. Considering the vast...
Forum: European Armoury 6th June 2022, 02:05 AM
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Posted By M ELEY
Awesome comments, folks! This really gets the...

Awesome comments, folks! This really gets the adventure rolling in me when I think about the excited and brutal battles at sea! I knew when ships got in a tight squeeze, just about anything might be...
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2022, 03:36 AM
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Posted By M ELEY
Thank you gentlemen for your replies. Fernando, I...

Thank you gentlemen for your replies. Fernando, I had completely missed those munitions, so thank you for enlarging and posting them. Jim, thanks for clarification on the state ownership marks found...
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2022, 09:37 AM
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Posted By M ELEY
Speaking of shipwrecks and recovered artifacts,...

Speaking of shipwrecks and recovered artifacts, here's one of my favorite sites featuring the wreck of the privateer French vessel Machault. Check out page 38 for some interesting folding bar shot-
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Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2022, 05:40 AM
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Posted By M ELEY
Ahoy!

Jim, you snuck up on me with your awesome replies! A fellow pirate, indeed!

Thank you for coming in on this conversation, as always! I appreciate that info on the Spanish shipwreck off the isle of...
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2022, 01:25 AM
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Posted By M ELEY
Oops!!! Adrian, you are absolutely correct!...

Oops!!! Adrian, you are absolutely correct! Sorry, no math major! I meant 8 inches in total circumference (meaning literally wrapping my measuring ruler around it). It is only 2.5" tall, if you know...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By M ELEY
Hello 'Nando and good to hear from you. I...

Hello 'Nando and good to hear from you. I remembered reading about this somewhere and the disasterous result! I do know that chain and bar were used against the Parlimentarians in one battle of the...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2022, 09:49 PM
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Posted By M ELEY
Thanks, Will. That is a big ball, indeed! I had...

Thanks, Will. That is a big ball, indeed! I had always assumed the broad arrow mark was just to let the Brits using it that it was from a foundry that was their own. I would agree that it would make...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2022, 03:31 PM
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Posted By M ELEY
On a final note, forgot to mention that chainshot...

On a final note, forgot to mention that chainshot were always smaller than the muzzle of the cannon they were being fired from. The difference in size was reduced by wrapping the projectile in...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2022, 04:57 AM
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Posted By M ELEY
Closed auctions more chainshot

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/78580840_revolutionarycivil-war-naval-cannon-chain-shot

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/45225333_c-1776-revolutionary-war-naval-cannon-chain-shot
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Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2022, 04:48 AM
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Posted By M ELEY
More on chainshot

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=272310#post272310
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2022, 04:47 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By M ELEY
Although rare, on certain occasions, bar and...

Although rare, on certain occasions, bar and chainshot have been used as anti-personnel weapons. Two famous incidences are noted during the English Civil War.

I attach Michael's amazing thread...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2022, 04:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,439
Posted By M ELEY
Although rare, on certain occasions, bar and...

Although rare, on certain occasions, bar and chainshot have been used as anti-personnel weapons. Two famous incidences are noted during the English Civil War.

I attach Michael's amazing thread...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2022, 04:38 AM
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Posted By M ELEY
One can began to realize just how much rarer...

One can began to realize just how much rarer these types of shot were compared to typical cannnballs. They were made mostly for shipboard use with rare exception, they often weren't recoverable and...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2022, 04:30 AM
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Posted By M ELEY
The earliest type of specialty shot I have come...

The earliest type of specialty shot I have come across dates back to the Elizabethan times and consisted of a cannonball with a spike driven through it, as in this one on the left. Some spike shot...
Forum: European Armoury 31st May 2022, 04:27 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By M ELEY
A cannon chainshot

Hello folks. I've been away from the Forum for a while after some family issues, but I wanted to post again on a new addition to my pirate/maritime colletion. Here we have a piece of chainshot late...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,461
Posted By M ELEY
The first one looks either Euro or American...

The first one looks either Euro or American swivel gun c.19th that has been 'refashioned', a quite common thing for these types. The second appears to be an early Dutch 18th c. model, again modified...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2022, 04:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,190
Posted By M ELEY
Forgot to comment on your great collection of...

Forgot to comment on your great collection of prehistoric arrow and spear heads, Fernando! Also very nice! What history they could tell us if they could speak-
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th March 2022, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,190
Posted By M ELEY
Holy crap! Where do you live? I need to move...

Holy crap! Where do you live? I need to move there!

These appear to be authentic Native American arrows pre-1900. The flint heads are secured with senew. The zigzag pattern is a common enough...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,079
Posted By M ELEY
Nice find, Wayne! Although we have no provenace...

Nice find, Wayne! Although we have no provenace for it being a naval 'one off', it's important to remember that all manner of swords went to sea, that they were often intentionally shortened in...
Forum: European Armoury 13th November 2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By M ELEY
Fascinating peasant weapon! Would it have been...

Fascinating peasant weapon! Would it have been used against those on horseback? I know many of these types evolved from agricultural tools (Bohemian ear spoons, Kriegsickles, etc), so I'm assuming...
Forum: European Armoury 29th October 2021, 02:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,878
Posted By M ELEY
The two swords I posted were for reference to the...

The two swords I posted were for reference to the figural quillon downfacing from the hilt and of a form found in espadas and colonial broadswords. I made no definite conclusion to this, just a...
Forum: European Armoury 26th October 2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,878
Posted By M ELEY
Very nice piece! Not an expert, but I think this...

Very nice piece! Not an expert, but I think this would be classified as a 'Spanish colonial' broadsword of provincial manufacture. Very similar to the Spanish colonial Caribbean rapiers and bilbos...
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