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    ABOUT ME

  • Not a gun owner or an expert by any means but am a keen student of the world of weapons!
  • Collections Curation, Research & Interpretation @ Pitt Rivers Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Oxford, UK

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  • Posted in thread: Ranch rifle (plus Bond waffle) on 03-10-2009 at 02:00 PM
    thanks Laufer, had not heard of Gunbroker - will check it out. Thanks too for taking the
    trouble to visit the weapons site - your comment is much appreciated!

  • Posted in thread: Ranch rifle (plus Bond waffle) on 03-04-2009 at 09:34 AM
    re Gene - Bond: Yes, in the films, you're right. I learnt that someone told fleming that the
    beretta was more of a ladies gun or something and he changed to a walther. I think it was in
    'From Russia w...

  • Posted in thread: Ranch rifle (plus Bond waffle) on 03-04-2009 at 09:31 AM
    hi, thanks for all the replies! The serial number is 185-25204 so presumably a slightly later
    model (185) than those you mention. Good info in order to get an idea of date though.

  • Posted in thread: Ranch rifle (plus Bond waffle) on 02-27-2009 at 03:02 PM
    This (I believe) is a Ruger Mini-14 .223 'ranch rifle', with detachable magazine and folding
    stock. Any general info on this weapon would be helpful - are they still around and/or widely
    used in the U...

  • Posted in thread: Old flintlock, mystery feature on stock on 02-27-2009 at 08:12 AM
    ha! well, the 'beauty mark' is a big freckle but what the hell. As for the accent, yes, I spent
    at year at West Virginia University and must admit, there weren't many other British folk there
    and it l...

  • Posted in thread: Old flintlock, mystery feature on stock on 02-26-2009 at 09:08 PM
    yes Gene you're right it is a miquelet (sp?) mechanism, not snaphaunce, sorry - I wasn't clear
    on the distinction between the two. The gun's over on a different site at moment so will try to
    get hold ...

  • Posted in thread: Whaling gun? on 02-26-2009 at 02:28 PM
    yes, i agree with what you both mention about the practical uses of such a weapon on a ship.
    Beginning to think that maybe it had been originally used on the walls of the Nile forts the
    English took o...

  • Posted in thread: Old flintlock, mystery feature on stock on 02-26-2009 at 11:27 AM
    Me again.Thanks to all those who've posted such helpful replies to my previous posts.This is a
    pretty old gun - muzzle-loading snaphaunce carbine - but rifled. The snaphaunce was in use in
    Europe c.15...

  • Posted in thread: Whaling gun? on 02-25-2009 at 12:19 PM
    aye, thanks biff! So would this have been just any old percussion gun that they've then
    attached a swivel to? Or, because it seems far too long for a general service/infantry weapon
    at 1.7 metres, per...

  • Posted in thread: Whaling gun? on 02-25-2009 at 08:54 AM
    hi,can anyone help pin down this object we found in our museum stores? Apologies if this is
    posted in the wrong forum - could've gone under 'hunting' (if is for whaling) or 'curios' as
    well I guess. B...

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