Monday, 18 September 2017
Saturday, 16 September 2017
The Modern Reenactor: If you would not be forgotten...: Following Benjamin Franklin's advice, I thought I'd write something that might be worth the reading. In his Poor Richard's Alman...
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Monday, 11 September 2017
Sunday, 10 September 2017
Friday, 8 September 2017
Plate I: Casting of Birdshot, Water Casting
Plate II: Casting of Birdshot, Water Casting
Plate III: Casting of Birdshot, Mold Casting
Thursday, 7 September 2017
Technological Adaptation on the Frontier: An Examination of Blacksmithing at Fort Michilimackinac, 1715-1781
Author's 18th century fire steel.
Stefan Płużański's painting of the Battle of Oliwa in 1627, in which Scepter may have participated. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Monday, 4 September 2017
17C American Women: Fleeing to America - Jews & their early settlement...: For some decades Jews had flourished in Dutch-held areas of Brazil; but a Portuguese conquest of the area in 1654, confronted them with the ...
Sunday, 3 September 2017
Author's pistol and image.
There are some nice flintlocks & other arms in this catalogue. If I had not already got all I need, I would seriously be considering getting some of the items in this catalogue.
Remember, no licence required for antique flintlock firearms in NSW (elsewhere check you firearms regs).
Here in Australia we have to have a Firearms licence & pass a firearms test to obtain that licence. A permit to purchase, & we have to register all guns including replica muzzle-loading guns. A replica muzzle-loading gun is the same as an identical antique muzzle-loading gun, no difference. It still loads from the muzzle, it still relies on a flint lock for ignition. But in Poland, which has the most stringent firearms laws in the world, you do not require a permit to purchase, a licence or registration. Only the gunpowder needs to be registered.
- BLACK POWDER FIREARMS IN POLAND:Blackpowder not integrated cartridge guns, if manufactured before 1885, and their replicas also multiple shot revolvers (separable loading only) are available without any restrictions (Owner must to be over 18). They are also permitted to be owned, used, and carried (You name it) loaded without any permits. Curiously though, the purchase of the blackpowder requires registration.
Saturday, 2 September 2017
17C American Women: Fleeing to America - Persecution - Quakers from En...: Early Quaker Meeting where men & women + dogs & cats are not separated. The Quakers (or Religious Society of Friends) formed in ...