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by abaddon1974
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th Century Artillery Sources
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Re: 15th Century Artillery Sources

Thanks Dave, I could go for a 2" pole gun I suppose. Does the book you posted have illustrations? I could do with something to get ideas from. I like the idea of a breech loader but there do not seem to be that many about so not sure if it is an issue with manufacturing difficulties or somethin...
by abaddon1974
Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th Century Artillery Sources
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Re: 15th Century Artillery Sources

Legislation wise, as long as it can be put on a FAC I should be ok, and if the barrel fits in a van I should be fine as well. I quite like the breach loading swivel gun which is claimed to be 15th century (can't remember which museum has it) but I think that to use it properly I would need some kind...
by abaddon1974
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th Century Artillery Sources
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

15th Century Artillery Sources

I am thinking about having an artillery piece made for the Wars Of The Roses time period but I am not sure what I want yet. Just wondering if there are any decent book or other sources out there which have illustrations or photos of what was used in the period so that I can start to narrow my choice...
by abaddon1974
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War SMLE advice
Replies: 14
Views: 8459

Re: Great War SMLE advice

I have now managed to find a 1915 british SMLE which appears to be in pretty good condition and has apparently only just been released from the military. The woodwork has a few little dings but at 98 years old it is what I would expect. I am now on the look out for stripper clips, but the only ones ...
by abaddon1974
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: New to WW1 Re-enactment
Replies: 17
Views: 6487

Re: New to WW1 Re-enactment

I don't want to be an officer, no attraction for me but to each their own. But I do love my infantry officers sword.

What I really want to be is a Tankie which would keep my Lincolnshire link but I have never seen an appropriate vehicle come up for sale. :D

Craig
by abaddon1974
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: New to WW1 Re-enactment
Replies: 17
Views: 6487

Re: New to WW1 Re-enactment

I am in a similar situation myself, I am very nearly there with kit for the Lincolnshire Regiment, however I have gone OR so would not be expecting to portray an officer. Unfortunately the only multi regiment group I am aware of seems to have gone belly up which is a great shame. At the moment I int...
by abaddon1974
Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Repro 1915 AB64's
Replies: 8
Views: 4038

Re: Repro 1915 AB64's

and yet more feedback.

Thanks for making these, I am very pleased with mine, very well made and looks just like the originals.

So, what are you going to make me next?

Craig
by abaddon1974
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Officers paperwork - and now WW2 AB439.
Replies: 21
Views: 12566

Re: WW1 Officers paperwork - coming soon from a Byron near y

Received my items yesterday thanks.
Everything arrived safely and looks great.

Thanks

Craig
by abaddon1974
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Officers paperwork - and now WW2 AB439.
Replies: 21
Views: 12566

Re: WW1 Officers paperwork - coming soon from a Byron near y

That will be my package that I have to pick up from the post office.

Thanks
I look forward to collecting it.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War SMLE advice
Replies: 14
Views: 8459

Re: Great War SMLE advice

I have spoke to the seller of the first SMLE. It has the earlier bolt, the magazine cut off and a windage sight if that is the correct spelling. The seller thinks that it was made around 1914, 1915 and it is known to have been exported to South Africa for the forces there, having been imported back ...
by abaddon1974
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War SMLE advice
Replies: 14
Views: 8459

Re: Great War SMLE advice

Thanks for your help. I have sent the gun star seller a message so we will see what happens. What little bit of knowledge that I have is black powder smooth bore based, so nothing as modern as a rifle. Gary at Derbyshire Historic Arms has offered to seek out some blanks for me, and long term I inten...
by abaddon1974
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War SMLE advice
Replies: 14
Views: 8459

Great War SMLE advice

After 8 months of waiting I finally have the neccessary paperwork to obtain a SMLE for my Lincolnshire Regiment impression. I am just wondering if anyone has any pointers or advice they could offer ready for when I start looking. I would hate to buy something only to be told by someone with more kno...
by abaddon1974
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Officers paperwork - and now WW2 AB439.
Replies: 21
Views: 12566

Re: WW1 Officers paperwork - coming soon from a Byron near y

Those were the details I wanted, will send a pm for the address.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Officers paperwork - and now WW2 AB439.
Replies: 21
Views: 12566

Re: WW1 Officers paperwork - coming soon from a Byron near y

I am very interested in these for my Lincolnshire Regiment set up.
Any chance you could let me know the details, it is bits like this that make a portrayal that bit better.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: I want to buy an armet ... I think
Replies: 34
Views: 7344

Re: I want to buy an armet ... I think

I don't think that you see many because of the price, when I was looking at getting an armet to go with my kit the prices that were quoted were around three times the amount that a sallet and bevor cost me.
by abaddon1974
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 9013

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

Luckily my local force does not mind, the nice licencing gent has reccomended a small local club which I was not aware of should I wish to start live firing.
by abaddon1974
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 9013

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

Waiting for my licence to come through at the moment.
Hopefully not too long to wait.
by abaddon1974
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 9013

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

Hopefully no one is de-activating them anymore. There needs to be some live firing ones left for use.
by abaddon1974
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 cavalry troop expansion
Replies: 18
Views: 5577

Re: WW1 cavalry troop expansion

I am very interested in this, I used to be able to ride before a recent operation, I hope to be back in the saddle over the next few days to see if riding is still possible.
I am part way through building up Great War infantry kit, is there any cross over with the kit required?

Craig
by abaddon1974
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century powder flasks
Replies: 13
Views: 3953

Re: 15th century powder flasks

The pre measured charges for handgonnes are pretty much the norm for wotr fed and l&m, is this not a good idea? (not a cartridge sorry for any misunderstanding as the bamboo tupe is simply to carry a pre measured charge, it is then of course poured down the muzzle) It is also the same as any gun...
by abaddon1974
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century powder flasks
Replies: 13
Views: 3953

Re: 15th century powder flasks

That it may be cow dung was my initial thought as well. I carry a minimal amount of powder in the horn and only use it for priming, the main charges are pre measured in bamboo tubes stoppered with tissue papered wadding. If my horn went up with the amount of powder I think it would burn rather than ...
by abaddon1974
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century powder flasks
Replies: 13
Views: 3953

Re: 15th century powder flasks

I use a stoppered horn at the moment, but have been told that it is not correct for period but the person who told me this could not say what was correct for period.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century powder flasks
Replies: 13
Views: 3953

15th century powder flasks

I am looking for a 15th century powder flask and during my search on the web have managed to find nothing at all.
I can find tudor and beyond but nothing pre tudor.
Does anyone know what they would have used in the 15th century?

Craig
by abaddon1974
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment
Replies: 31
Views: 11897

Re: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment

I am still collecting bits together at the moment, I have my shoulder titles now, full webbing including bayonet and trenching tool thingy. I still need putees and a shirt. Also Lincs firearms licencing have not been in contact yet. My plans have been put on hold a little bit by a prolapsed disc so ...
by abaddon1974
Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Which Maille Links?
Replies: 6
Views: 1989

Which Maille Links?

I am looking to expand my re-enactment skills beyond show and tell weapons and hand guns. I think that I would like to do some mail or maille making to pass the time and give me something else to talk about. What I am wondering is for the 15th century (wars of the roses) what links would be best, we...
by abaddon1974
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: morgan.....
Replies: 18
Views: 6303

Re: morgan.....

Nice, I think that something similar will have to find it's way back to my house soon.

Not something that seems to come up on the market very often though.

What is the bore on them?

Craig
by abaddon1974
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help sought on 'authentic' armour
Replies: 10
Views: 3674

Re: Help sought on 'authentic' armour

I think that the battle of nations teams tend to use 14th century armour. It might be worth looking for the same armourers they use as some of the eastern european armourers have been making stuff for that kind of combat for years, the last thing you want is to spend a fortune on something that will...
by abaddon1974
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Small tent!
Replies: 5
Views: 2781

Re: Small tent!

Has anyone ordered from them?
We have some new people in our group looking for a tent and they look good value.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment
Replies: 31
Views: 11897

Re: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment

Not joined a WW1 group yet, there don't seem to be any multi regiment groups left anymore, so I am at the moment a lone Lincoln with a few recruits in the pipeline. I have spoken to Lincolnshire Firearms Licencing and they do not seem to have a problem with this at the moment, I will also be adding ...
by abaddon1974
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment
Replies: 31
Views: 11897

Re: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment

Ok Thanks to the help of people on this and the great war forum my kit is slowly starting to come together. My next question is when applying for a firearms licence what do you put down for where you intend to use it? I think that "anywhere in the UK and possibly abroad" will not help my a...

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