Portable soup, of the best Sorts, made separately from Beef, Veal, Mutton, and Chicken, is sold at 4s. a Dozen in Tin Boxes, which is about equal to 8s. a Pound, excepting the Chicken. Also an inferior Sort made into square Cakes from Beef, is sold by Weight at 5s. a Pound, very handy for Sauces as well as Soups. . . . This Commodity has been made, ever since the late Rebellion, by Mrs. Bennet (whose Name was then Du Bois) and it was at that Time, and ever since, greatly valued by Gentlemen in the Army (DA 11 Sept. 1762:Portable Soup.
Monday, 22 October 2018
For list of trade goods see PDF here: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/Depts/History/bristolrecordsociety/publications/brs20.pdf
Friday, 19 October 2018
Tuesday, 16 October 2018
If you have a reason for not signing this petition, I would be most grateful if you could explain your point of view. It would help me to understand the way others view these gun control laws.
Gun Control. Controlling People & making Money. Little to do with public safety.
Nothing to do with public safety? Let me prove it to you.
Anyone can purchase a flintlock, Wheelock or matchlock pistol, no licence is required & no permit to purchase or registration providing it was made before 1901 ad. However, the government says that you are not allowed to shoot or in their words “use” these pistols unless you join a pistol club & purchase an “H” class license. So you see, this has nothing to do with acquiring a gun, it is to do with being given lawful permission to “use” this gun. How many criminals do you know of that obey gun laws???!!!
So the only people disadvantaged by this law are the law abiding gun owners, NOT THE CRIMINALS!!! I have nothing against not requiring a license to purchase one of these primitive antique muzzle-loading guns; no criminal would ever use one of these guns, but why disadvantage law abiding citizens? Why can’t we “use” these guns? If the government wants us to pay for the privilege, then why not create a separate licence for these antique guns?
Another point which many people may not understand, ALL muzzle-loading pistols, antiques & those copies still made today all work in the same way, there is NO difference between a modern muzzle-loader & an antique muzzle-loader. So why does the government make a separate license for replicas when no license is required for an antique? Replica or antique, there is no difference, no criminal would ever use one of these guns because: They only have one shot, they are slow & difficult to load, they are unreliable, they are expensive to purchase, they are difficult to carry in a pocket, they create too much smoke when fired, & it is far easier to obtain a modern firearm & cut it down to size!!!
Monday, 15 October 2018
Firearms License Categories NSW Australia.
Take a look at the various guns in these categories. Why are muzzle-loaders placed on a “B” class license with Center-fire firearms? Why are muzzle-loading pistols placed on an “H” class license with semi-automatic hand guns?!!! I thought that licensing was all about public safety, but categorizing of muzzle-loading guns obviously has NOTHING to do with public safety!!!
What firearms are applicable to a Category A firearms licence? * Air rifles. * Rimfire rifles (other than self-loading). * Shotguns (other than pump action, lever action or self-loading). * Shotgun/rimfire combinations.
What firearms are applicable to a Category B firearms licence? * Muzzle-loading firearms (other than pistols). * Centre-fire rifles (other than self-loading). * Shotgun/centre-fire rifle combinations. * Lever action shotguns with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds.
What firearms are applicable to a Category C firearms licence? * Self-loading rimfire rifles with a magazine capacity of no more than 10 rounds. * Self-loading shotguns with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds. * Pump action shotguns with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds. These firearms are prohibited except for limited purposes. Some firearms, specifically those adapted for military purposes, are excluded under all circumstances from this licence category.
What firearms are applicable to a Category D firearms licence? * Self-loading centre-fire rifles. * Self-loading rimfire rifles with a magazine capacity of more than 10 rounds. * Self-loading shotguns with a magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds. * Pump action shotguns with a magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds. * Lever action shotguns with a magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds. * Any firearms to which a Category C licence applies.
What firearms are applicable to a Category H firearms licence? * Pistols (including revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, blank fire pistols, flintlock muzzle-loading pistols, Wheelock muzzle-loading pistols, matchlock muzzle-loading pistols and air pistols).
Please Sign This Petition: https://www.change.org/p/to-the-honourable-the-speaker-and-members-of-the-legislative-assembly-of-new-south-wales-in-parliam-muzzle-loading-pistols-to-be-placed-on-a-less-restrictive-licence/u/23425607
Sunday, 14 October 2018
Saturday, 13 October 2018
Friday, 12 October 2018
Thursday, 11 October 2018
The law against using these primitive tools off the range has no legitimate reason for existing, it was shear ignorance on the part of the law makers that placed muzzle-loading pistols on a RESTRICTED license!
If we don't fight for our rights to legitimately use these primitive guns, then no one else will, because the majority of the Australian public are also probably totally ignorant in regards as to what these pistols actually are. Restricting these pistols has no basis in public safety, criminals do not use these guns & have not done so for at least the past 300 years!
So please, if you are a black powder enthusiast, a living historian or a historical re-enactor, sign this petition.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Come & enjoy a family oriented primitive camp & Rendezvous with Southern Cross Free Trappers.
Sunday, 7 October 2018
Pope Joan game board is carved from wood and painted. It is made from a cut-out wooden circle and is 12 1/2 inches in diameter.
More Information Here: https://www.heraldnet.com/life/pope-joan-game-was-popular-pastime-in-18th-century-homes/
Wednesday, 3 October 2018
In Australia we are not allowed to use any muzzle-loading pistol off the range. The licence required to purchase & use these primitive tools is a restricted "H" class licence which will only be issued to people who belong to an approved pistol club & they are ONLY allowed to use this pistol on the club range.
Living Historians are not allowed to use a muzzle-loading pistol in their Living History activities, even if they have an "H" class licence.
This petition I have started is simply asking the government to place these muzzle-loading pistols on a less restrictive licence along with muzzle-loading longarms. I am not asking for a weakening of gun control laws, the pistol would still require a licence & registration.
Criminals do not & would not use these primitive tools to commit a crime, they don't know how to use them, they can be unreliable. It is far easier for a criminal to cut down a modern long gun or to purchase some water pipe from the plumber's & make a simple shotgun.
The majority of gun owners in Australia own breach-loaders, & they have no interest in muzzle-loaders. For this reason the majority of these Australian gun owners will not, do not, bother to sign this petition!!! Yes, the Australian gun owners fraternity is fractured, because of this we have already lost the right to own semi-automatic & pump action longarms. The government confiscated. This is the thin end of the wedge, there will be more firearms restrictions in the future I am sure. Once a law is passed, it is difficult to get it reversed!
The only reason that the government have restricted the use of muzzle-loading pistols is because of their total ignorance in the first place, & in the second place they simply can't be bothered to reverse their decision! So PLEASE, sign this petition.
Labels: 17th century, 18th century, firearms restrictions, flintlock pistols, government, gun control, hand cannons, licensing, living history, matchlocks, medieval, muzzle-loaders, Petition., registration, wheelocks
Tuesday, 2 October 2018
An old rule of mine is never place yourself too close to the right side of a person shooting a flintlock. There are two escape roots for the pressure in the barrel when the gun is fired, one is the muzzle, the other is the vent. If you are too close to the vent on someone elses flintlock, then you are going to get hit by the hot gasses & flame escaping from the vent when this gun is fired.
Take a look at an example of this shown in the movie "The Mountain Men" (1980) with Charlton Heston & Brian Keith. Keith was obviously not aware of what would happen, & if you take note of number 13 in this clip you will see what I mean!
Monday, 1 October 2018
See more images at Dave's ACT blog here: http://www.davesact.com/2018/10/theodore-aboriginal-axe-grinding-grooves.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+http%2Fdavesactblogspotcom%2Ffeeds%2Fposts%2Fdefaultaltrss+%28Dave%27s+ACT%29
Saturday, 29 September 2018
Please Sign This Petition. Muzzle-loading Pistols Other Than Percussion on Less Restrictive Licence.
I wrote to Adam Marshal seeking his help in changing these pointless & ridiculous gun laws concerning muzzle-loading pistols. A flintlock muzzle-loading pistol & a Wheelock pistol both require a piece of rock (stone) to enable them to fire. These pistols are very primitive, single shot, slow to load, most have no sights, smoothbore & not very accurate. Criminals do not use them because most of them don't know how to use them, & they can be difficult to use.
Adam Marshal simply passed on my request & the Police Commissioner replied that he had no intention of changing this law. Obviously this is NOT about public safety; this is about a law made out of ignorance & no thought regarding the people who love using these primitive tools as a hobby.
It is not good enough that the government can make a mistake in making a law, & then refuse to correct that mistake just because they can't be bothered! PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION.
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Copper water bottle on the far left.
Friday, 21 September 2018
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Sunday, 9 September 2018
Pewter buttons found underneath the pelvis of an 18th century male skeleton buried at Fortress Louisbourg, Canada. AMY SCOTT
Saturday, 8 September 2018
Cheyenne fire bag.
Eskimo fire bag.
18th century Finnish fire pouch.
18th century Finnish fire pouch.
19th century Finnish fire pouch.
Undated Finnish fire pouch.
Friday, 7 September 2018
Thursday, 6 September 2018
18th Century Cannon Foundry.
The cannon bears the royal crest of King George I (Image NMRN).
Night Attack at Lake Hope.
Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Sunday, 2 September 2018
Friday, 31 August 2018
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Lisa Månsson, head of the Vasa Museum, in front of one of the ship's guns. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TT
Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Sunday, 26 August 2018
PHOTO: Infamous bushrangers Frank Gardiner (left) and Ben Hall were part of the gang that pulled off the audacious heist (State Library Victoria)
As woodsmen & woods women we spend a good deal of time in the woods whenever we can, one of the things many of us do is seek out wild edible foods to supplement foods that we are carrying. Bracken fiddle heads are widely known to be an edible food, BUT, they can also be dangerous to eat! These fiddle heads are carcinogenic, they are less so if cooked/boiled, but never totally safe! My advice is to not eat them at all unless it was an emergency & there was no other sources of food available. Personally I can't see this happening, we nearly always have the option of eating fresh game. You can survive up to roughly three weeks without food depending on your health, your exertion levels & you must have a good drinking water supply.
Read More Here: https://honest-food.net/bracken-fern-edible/
Friday, 24 August 2018
MORE HERE: https://www.mtlblog.com/news/old-montreal-is-transforming-into-a-free-18th-century-market
Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Has the lost city of Etzanoa been found? 17th century civilization wiped out by Spanish conquistadors and disease 'has been located on the Oklahoma border'
More Information Here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6079487/Archaeology-professor-unearthed-long-lost-17th-century-civilization.html
Monday, 20 August 2018
Sunday, 19 August 2018
Debarked standing tree using a steel hatchet. This could have been done by a Woodsman or an Aboriginal.
At least two sheets of bark were removed from this standing tree using a stone axe, probably done by an Aboriginal.
Saturday, 18 August 2018
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Raise your right hand.
Thursday, 9 August 2018
The Jacobite soldiers will share their stories on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August, based on the tales that inspired the Outlander novels.
PRE-DATING the first settlement of South Australia, an original stone cottage on Kangaroo Island is believed to have been built by seal catchers who occupied the island in the early 18th century.
Sunday, 5 August 2018