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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th February 2021, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Pukka Bundook
The kukri has a nice overall shape. Gents, ...

The kukri has a nice overall shape.

Gents,
Do you think there is any chance it was in a fire? The hilt looks rather charred to me......
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By Pukka Bundook
Rick, The mark in your last photo of the...

Rick,

The mark in your last photo of the barrel is the Belgian Provincial proof mark.
After 1968, this mark is for Optional Provincial proof. Of course your pistol pre-dates this! (EL in...
Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2021, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Pukka Bundook
Naaa, they went south for warmer weather..

Naaa, they went south for warmer weather..
Forum: European Armoury 9th February 2021, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Pukka Bundook
"some of these marks had a different meaning...

"some of these marks had a different meaning depending on the dates they were used."

You are absolutely correct my dear friend.
I look forward to hearing of the information from the proof...
Forum: European Armoury 9th February 2021, 01:07 AM
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Posted By Pukka Bundook
Dear Fernando, It is difficult to resolve...

Dear Fernando,

It is difficult to resolve this my friend, when we both have different books that tell us different things. :-)
I do know I had a reproduction, and not very good quality musket,...
Forum: European Armoury 8th February 2021, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Pukka Bundook
Dear Fernando, The proof marks are as you...

Dear Fernando,

The proof marks are as you show in the catatlog, but this does not mean that the earlier mark disappeared, it was merely retained for muzzle -loading arms, up to at least 1981.
The...
Forum: European Armoury 7th February 2021, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Pukka Bundook
There still appears some confusion over the ELG...

There still appears some confusion over the ELG over a star in an oval.
This stamp is still used, or was as late as 1981 for muzzle -loading black powder arms.

The Crowned mark is for Definitive...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd February 2021, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Pukka Bundook
V nice solid looking pistol. According to my...

V nice solid looking pistol.

According to my British books of proofs, this Liege proof marks is still in use for black powder muzzle -loaders.
The book says "used since 1968" But!.. of course...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,946
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Jim and Mahratt have the books well covered I...

Jim and Mahratt have the books well covered I believe.
Jewant Paul's books are not in depth, but give a few rather delightful passages from historical Indian writings, covering specific incidents,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,946
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Apologies, double post!

Apologies, double post!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th January 2021, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Pukka Bundook
Marius, We cannot generalise in this manner....

Marius,

We cannot generalise in this manner.
Tulwars have been made with fullered blades for centuries.
Also blade thickness has nothing to do with age, as tulwar blades were made wide and...
Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Thank you for the reply, Raf. Yes, possibly...

Thank you for the reply, Raf.
Yes, possibly Malasia.

It also reminds me of the snaplock serpent, seen on some of Tipu Sultan's guns.
Forum: European Armoury 27th January 2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Raf, Thank you for these photos! a few...

Raf,

Thank you for these photos!
a few days ago I'd never seen one, now I've seen two with this simple sear !


Can you tell me where this lock is from?

Best,
Richard.
Forum: European Armoury 25th January 2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Thank you for the photos, Philip. Not seen that...

Thank you for the photos, Philip.
Not seen that type either. It Is a simple design, and probably as good as the pinned type. As you say though, the Finnish model takes this design a step...
Forum: European Armoury 24th January 2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Philip, Although this lock has the same...

Philip,

Although this lock has the same horizontal sear as the locks you mention, I have never (in my sheltered life!) seen one so simply constructed!
Even on the earliest locks, like snapping...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd January 2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Ulrik, Thank you for showing this rifle! ...

Ulrik,

Thank you for showing this rifle!

I am very interested in this type, and find so very little in the way of photos or writings about them! (Finnish sealing and hunting guns/rifles)
...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd January 2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Pukka Bundook
David, I would go so far as to say that...

David,

I would go so far as to say that nearly all ferrous grips were made in parts and brazed together.
I have not seen as many as some here, but all the ones I Have seen were made that way.
I...
Forum: European Armoury 30th October 2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,252
Posted By Pukka Bundook
A very worthy project, Wheellock! Richard.

A very worthy project, Wheellock!

Richard.
Forum: European Armoury 24th October 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,252
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Wheellock, If you search using "Tinderlock" or...

Wheellock,
If you search using "Tinderlock" or "Snaplock,....snapping matchlock, or Arquebus" you will get swamped in Michael's old threads and photos.

Michael had one of the earliest known...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th October 2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,013
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Hello David, I think it was Major Noel...

Hello David,

I think it was Major Noel Corry, Steeple Bumpstead, if I remember right.
He had a vast pile of ballast he had sent home.
A good few of his barrels were still loaded to some degree. ...
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,555
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Still dearly Missed!

Still dearly Missed!
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,132
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Thank you Corrado! This is a brilliant...

Thank you Corrado!

This is a brilliant example and the screws you show are what we needed to see. Thank you for the photos.

Best,
R.
Forum: European Armoury 9th January 2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,104
Posted By Pukka Bundook
I can not say anything about the age of this...

I can not say anything about the age of this lock, other than it looks very competently made.
It is very well put together if 'new'.
Very good fit where the breast of the cock rests on the fence...
Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,983
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Patrick, You will never get far reading My...

Patrick,

You will never get far reading My mind! :) :o
Forum: European Armoury 8th January 2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,132
Posted By Pukka Bundook
Patrick, I Have Not seen this one before, so...

Patrick,

I Have Not seen this one before, so thanks for the photos!
What you have, I would have said I feel for certain, is the Charleville musket, model 1766-68.
But, as the experts say...
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