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Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2014, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
A very unusual combined cartridge box/patron and...

A very unusual combined cartridge box/patron and powder flask, and with an addintional small compartment of unknown purpose, possibly for a worm and scourer for cleaning and clearing the barrel. The...
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2014, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
The one on top was sold Bonhams, 29.7.2009. ...

The one on top was sold Bonhams, 29.7.2009.

The two others Saxon, in the Dresden Rüstkammer.
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2014, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
An early sample of a patron/cartridge box, ca....

An early sample of a patron/cartridge box, ca. 1560-65, is in the reserve colletion of the Metroplitan Museum of Art, N.Y.,
see top two attachments.

Its edged...
Forum: European Armoury 16th December 2014, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
In the Landeszeughaus Graz is an exact equivalent...

In the Landeszeughaus Graz is an exact equivalent to the cartrigde box in the author's collection discussed in thread #10.
It shows the very same decoration with tiny star-shaped brass nails...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2014, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
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Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2014, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
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Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2014, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
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Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2014, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
Wink Hi Nando and Piotr, ...

Hi Nando and Piotr,


These images undoubtedly depict a load or patron/paper cartridge...
Forum: European Armoury 28th June 2014, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
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Forum: European Armoury 28th June 2014, 08:02 AM
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Posted By Matchlock
Attachments: - ... close-ups of my...

Attachments:

- ... close-ups of my long and higly elegant marksman's wheellock musket, Augsburg, in the Italian manner, ca. 1590; note that the original ash wood ramrod is fitted with an...
Forum: European Armoury 27th June 2014, 09:16 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
Here is a Nuremberg manufactured wheellock...

Here is a Nuremberg manufactured wheellock arquebus of the 1580's to ca. 1590.
It should be considered as the characteristic type of short wheellock gun that would...
Forum: European Armoury 27th June 2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Matchlock
Dear Piotr, ...

Dear Piotr,


Be patient! ;)
And please call me Michael.

I will add a lot more photos, and of course I will try and find out...
Forum: European Armoury 24th June 2014, 11:20 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
Dear Piotr, ...

Dear Piotr,


Thank you so much for your kind words, they made me blush!

Let's get serious though: actually, admiration...
Forum: European Armoury 24th May 2014, 05:15 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
Please also see my threads on wheellock spanners...

Please also see my threads on wheellock spanners 1520-1650:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=9319&highlight=wheel-lock+spanners
...
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
For an extremely fine, early (ca. 1550) and...

For an extremely fine, early (ca. 1550) and highly unusual patron combining various functions both technical and mechanical in one single device, please see
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Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2014, 01:01 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
This the shape of a typical High Gothic quiver...

This the shape of a typical High Gothic quiver for quarrels/crossbow bolts; its basic form with the straight sides strongly influenced the earliest trapezoid powder flasks and, for the complete short...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2012, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
This beautiful etched patron of earliest type,...

This beautiful etched patron of earliest type, datable to ca. 1550-60 on the grounds of the style of its etching, its formal criteria and the fact that instead of the usual loops for leather strings...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2012, 03:18 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
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The remaining images.

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Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2012, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
Another etched Saxon patron, identically equal to...

Another etched Saxon patron, identically equal to my sample posted in the previous thread in both form and workmanship, apart from the etching and the fact that the wooden body of my piece is not...
Forum: European Armoury 25th March 2012, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
For comparison with the items in the previous...

For comparison with the items in the previous post, I repost my fine Suhl made Saxon patron of ca. 1580, which features the same shifting knob opening mechanism installed in the bottom mount.

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Forum: European Armoury 24th March 2012, 04:35 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
Top Quality Patrons, Etched and Inlaid With Bone

... for officers of the Trabanten-Leibgarde (bodyguards) of the Electors of Saxony, ca. 1580.
As you may have noticed on one on the samples in my collection, all Saxon patrons open by a shift button...
Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2009, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
The rest.

The rest.
Forum: European Armoury 25th April 2009, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
Hello Richard, Interesting enough, I...

Hello Richard,

Interesting enough, I sometimes extracted wadding plugs and felt plugs out of some loaded smoothbore flintlock barrels over the decades. They were placed on top of the ball to...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd April 2009, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
Hi Manuel and Richard, Of course you are...

Hi Manuel and Richard,

Of course you are both right, but I forgot to mention that the tow in the pouch of my frog consists of many short fibers, each only ca. 5 cm (2 in.) long.

Best,

Michael
Forum: European Armoury 21st April 2009, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Matchlock
Hello, Richard, Exquisite remarks and theses...

Hello, Richard,

Exquisite remarks and theses as alyways.

I just beg to differ about the probable intended use of the tow in the pouch of the better quality frog; it is tow indeed but I am...
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