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Forum: European Armoury 26th May 2021, 12:02 AM
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Cap Gun

Well, well, well, what a surprise: just what I was talking about, up for sale.
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By urbanspaceman
ps

I haven't bought this pistol yet as I am waiting on the auction of a Sciavona which is seriously missing from my collection. If it proves to rich for my wallet then I suspect I will buy the pistol....
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,513
Posted By urbanspaceman
Cap Gun

I actually think that was an altogether better system that the perc' caps which you couldn't load with gloved hands and which were also prone to falling off..
Shame they never adapted that system...
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By urbanspaceman
No, don't worry, it was not a problem, just a...

No, don't worry, it was not a problem, just a mystery.
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By urbanspaceman
Firstly: sorry to hear of your medical troubles...

Firstly: sorry to hear of your medical troubles Fernando; best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Secondly: I think two pages got turned over regarding your post because I am definitely missing...
Forum: European Armoury 24th May 2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,513
Posted By urbanspaceman
cavalry

Hey Jim... et al:
I'm afraid I know virtually nothing about battle tactics of any description, nor war in general; but don't let that stop you, I enjoy all your tales of battle over there
I did...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd May 2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,513
Posted By urbanspaceman
going astray

Thank-you David. I have no idea what a Hall Carbine is.
While we are straying from my initial post I am curious to understand why they had difficulty with edged weapons. What was the weapon of...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd May 2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,513
Posted By urbanspaceman
the sharp end

Did they not have bayonets Jim or was the no time to fix?
Still poor defence against Lancers of course.
Forum: European Armoury 22nd May 2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,513
Posted By urbanspaceman
Numbers

The Army contract was for 20,000.
I guess by 1861 the Navy had given up on percussion caps; I understand they were nothing but trouble out on the high seas.
I've also been told that the caps were...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd May 2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,513
Posted By urbanspaceman
intrigue

Hey Jim, thank-you, I guess they must have been prone to malfunction with so few manufactured. Like my series 1 Remington rolling block, the Navy were happy to experiment but quick to abandon. ...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd May 2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,513
Posted By urbanspaceman
a mystery to me

Came across this and was intrigued: did this system ever have any uptake?
Percussion Savage Firearms Co. Navy Model Six-Shot Revolver, Circa 1860. With russet octagonal sighted barrel, top-strap,...
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