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Forum: European Armoury 3rd July 2021, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Raf
Thanks Marcus. Certainly looks like a tiller to...

Thanks Marcus. Certainly looks like a tiller to me. One option might be it was designed to be fired from a rowlock fixed to the bow of a camel saddle in which case the tiller makes sense. There is a...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd July 2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Raf
I agree. Maybe you could post a picture of the...

I agree. Maybe you could post a picture of the end of the tiller.
Forum: European Armoury 1st July 2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,662
Posted By Raf
Looks like it started life as an Indian combined...

Looks like it started life as an Indian combined matchlock and axe. The Royal armouries example dates it vaguely 1700 to 1800. Worth looking to see if their is any sign the remains of a rivit to the...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,884
Posted By Raf
At least George the elder had good taste in...

At least George the elder had good taste in antiquarian arms. Here is another item from his collection ; a hunting sword supposedly belonging to Henry V111
Forum: European Armoury 29th May 2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,884
Posted By Raf
So why might Wallis choose to have himself...

So why might Wallis choose to have himself depicted holding an extremely rare German all steel Wheelock pistol from about 1550 ?
Answer George Wallis was a celebrated Antiquary and Gunsmith who...
Forum: European Armoury 27th March 2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,862
Posted By Raf
You have posted four swords all of which look...

You have posted four swords all of which look like ground finds. It would be good if you could say something about the context in which they were discovered.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By Raf
Thank you for your explanation.

Thank you for your explanation.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By Raf
Just wondered why the chunk of blade missing in...

Just wondered why the chunk of blade missing in the first images posted wasn't missing in the second set of images posted. Look carefully and make up your own mind.
Forum: European Armoury 23rd March 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By Raf
Says it all doesn't it ?

Says it all doesn't it ?
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,500
Posted By Raf
Posts seem to have crossed somehow. Re Ahorsas...

Posts seem to have crossed somehow. Re Ahorsas post it is clear that the lock is original and the better view of the lock shows that the quality is consistent with the rest. Therefore please ignore...
Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,500
Posted By Raf
HI Philip. Thanks for your comments. The good...

HI Philip. Thanks for your comments. The good thing about this forum is that there is usually someone out there who knows more about things than you do. I agree. Could have been made in any small...
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,500
Posted By Raf
The trigger bar is part of the secondary sear (...

The trigger bar is part of the secondary sear ( second guarantor ) as in a flintlock. The trigger acts on the trigger bar moving it right rotating the secondary sear anti - clockwise. Hope that does...
Forum: European Armoury 19th March 2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,500
Posted By Raf
Hi I thought you might be interested .Maybe this...

Hi I thought you might be interested .Maybe this image makes it clearer. This arrangement seems to be transitional between earlier snaphaunces with interlocked horizontally moving sears and...
Forum: European Armoury 18th March 2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,500
Posted By Raf
1 couldn't see from the photographs the mask on...

1 couldn't see from the photographs the mask on the front of the frizzen so if this is the case then the lock obviously belongs. I also take your point that individual furniture fittings were bought...
Forum: European Armoury 18th March 2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,500
Posted By Raf
hI Andreas This pistol maybe a bit more...

hI Andreas
This pistol maybe a bit more complicated than it first appears. Given the conservatism of Italian gunmakers these Brescian type pistols continued to be made well into the eighteenth...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,068
Posted By Raf
Thank you for your nice comments. I assumed that...

Thank you for your nice comments. I assumed that the spiky but end was for piercing mail.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,068
Posted By Raf
Indian spear

Its been a nice thing in its day . Close plated in silver with gold detail.Any comments on date and place gratefully received
Forum: European Armoury 14th March 2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,862
Posted By Raf
This is what one might expect to see on a 13/14...

This is what one might expect to see on a 13/14 century sword in excavated condition. Note the way the corrosion has etched the steel revealing the pattern of the origional forging caused by...
Forum: European Armoury 7th March 2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By Raf
This image Described as 18 C Europe . Buckle later

This image Described as 18 C Europe . Buckle later
Forum: European Armoury 7th March 2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By Raf
Could that be a Chinese communist party buckle ?

Could that be a Chinese communist party buckle ?
Forum: European Armoury 6th March 2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By Raf
i agree. The clue may be a number of quite...

i agree. The clue may be a number of quite modern looking extemporary repairs which imply it was in active use until fairly recently . Makes me think Tibet ? Here is a Chinese gentleman . Same...
Forum: European Armoury 17th February 2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,910
Posted By Raf
Niel . A wonderfully rare and splendid thing. For...

Niel . A wonderfully rare and splendid thing. For the record I wondered if you had any photos of the interior of the lock ?
Forum: European Armoury 16th February 2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By Raf
The critical issue in deciding whether this is an...

The critical issue in deciding whether this is an early conversion is the relationship between the percussion bolster and the barrel. Looking at image 4 it looks as if the barrel and bolster have...
Forum: European Armoury 9th February 2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By Raf
I dont know whether this is helpful . Although it...

I dont know whether this is helpful . Although it all looks French the stock and furniture appears identical to one I have fitted with a tower lock marked VR over crown. This was bought back from...
Forum: European Armoury 28th January 2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By Raf
Sorry no idea. Just stumbled across it on the Net...

Sorry no idea. Just stumbled across it on the Net while researching snaplocks. Something about the shape of the cock makes me think Malasia
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