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Forum: European Armoury 6th November 2021, 09:21 PM
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House of Commons Parliamentary Papers Online.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers Online.
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By adrian
Hi Bade, in the detailed discourse about this...

Hi Bade, in the detailed discourse about this same pistol on British Militaria Forum you noted that "Thanks for all the support and further information. In the right light, I can definitely see the...
Forum: European Armoury 13th September 2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By adrian
A stunning collection & those photos are great,...

A stunning collection & those photos are great, thank you.
Forum: European Armoury 11th July 2021, 10:12 PM
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Posted By adrian
Hi Will, It is certainly an intrigue. I don't...

Hi Will,
It is certainly an intrigue. I don't think the word that looks like "steel" can be "Med", it is not how the "M" was written & the "d" at the end is very unlike his "d" at the end of...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By adrian
I'm guessing that Gren could be Gen for general...

I'm guessing that Gren could be Gen for general officers?

There is unquestionably an r in that word.

I am not a sword expert, was there a pattern of sword specifically for Grenadier Guards...
Forum: European Armoury 10th July 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,478
Posted By adrian
I read it as: Sword steel hilt...

I read it as:

Sword steel
hilt Grenadr ((the r (it might be an 'e') is super script which this forum's text range will not allow me to do)) - short for 'Grenadier'
(the next word baffles...
Forum: European Armoury 9th July 2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,478
Posted By adrian
What is somewhat unclear is the Wilkinson blade...

What is somewhat unclear is the Wilkinson blade proof page, some of it has not been deciphered yet.

There would be a reasonable number of forum members who regularly wade through copperplate in...
Forum: European Armoury 15th June 2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,735
Posted By adrian
There is no real way that I am aware of that will...

There is no real way that I am aware of that will determine when it was made, it could be 50 years old or 150. Those are not proof marks, merely decoration stamped by its maker.
Forum: European Armoury 14th June 2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,735
Posted By adrian
It is a model of a mortar, and represents their...

It is a model of a mortar, and represents their general style rather than being an exact scale model. It has been cast & then turned on a lathe, the band around the trunnions still has the as cast...
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,858
Posted By adrian
As far as the etched numerals, can we assume...

As far as the etched numerals, can we assume these are rack numbers? Troop numbers?

Those were assembly marks, or "Reassembly identifying marks" (RIMs), and were common on products that included...
Forum: European Armoury 4th June 2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,070
Posted By adrian
Thank you for posting that.

Thank you for posting that.
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 10:16 PM
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Views: 4,065
Posted By adrian
It is also interesting that male bamboo is used...

It is also interesting that male bamboo is used for the shaft and male bamboo is solid, not hollow.
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,065
Posted By adrian
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Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By adrian
If I oil it, is there any risk that the oil...

If I oil it, is there any risk that the oil undermines the delaminated areas an increase delamination?

The best treatment is to wax it with a microcrystalline wax such as museums use for metals,...
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By adrian
I know itís made by Ezekiel Baker and the guy I...

I know itís made by Ezekiel Baker and the guy I bought it off of showed me the tower mark

Ezekiel Baker died in 1836 and if this pistol is from after that, as it seems, then it will be his family...
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By adrian
I agree with all Fernando K's comments and I...

I agree with all Fernando K's comments and I would also go further re the original configuration of this pistol to state that I think it has not been converted from flint. I see no sign of the holes...
Forum: European Armoury 6th February 2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,762
Posted By adrian
The brits set up an inspection team there and...

The brits set up an inspection team there and these blades were stamped with an S for Solingen as opposed to E for Enfield or B for Birmingham.

I suspect that if viewers were sent to Solingen to...
Forum: European Armoury 4th February 2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,625
Posted By adrian
Does anyone know when the broad arrow was first...

Does anyone know when the broad arrow was first used on weapons to signify government ownership?

During the reign of of Queen Anne, the Rose and Crown mark was replaced by the Crown and Crossed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,645
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, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,645
Posted By adrian
oops double post

oops double post
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th January 2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,645
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, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,645
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...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th January 2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,645
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, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,297
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, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,000
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...
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