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by abaddon1974
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment
Replies: 31
Views: 13336

Re: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment

Thanks for the heads up, bid placed

Craig
by abaddon1974
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment
Replies: 31
Views: 13336

Re: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment

Next question for those with more knowledge than me.

Are Brodie helmets the minefield they appear to be?
I can find them all claiming to be authentic WW1 ranging in price from £9.99 to £1350.00, I am guessing that the cheaper ones are not what they seem to be.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment
Replies: 31
Views: 13336

Re: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment

Cap badge is on the way.
I have bids on the Lincoln shoulder names
I also have a bid on a entrenching tool.

I am enjoying spending money at the moment.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment
Replies: 31
Views: 13336

Re: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment

Thanks for the links, waiting to see if I get onto the forum.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment
Replies: 31
Views: 13336

Re: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment

Well After a little while with no updates, it looks like this may now finally be going ahead. I hope to place an order for some uniform soon and am starting to scour sites for Lincolnshire Regiment badges. I have been in touch with Lincolnshire Police about what I need to do for a firearms licence a...
by abaddon1974
Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden Ram Rod type things
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

Re: Wooden Ram Rod type things

You taught me to shoot James so I should be OK I hope. I am using a brass tipped rod for the 20 gauge at the moment, but I would prefer something a little more authentic as I believe the brass tipped rods were from a later century. The 11 bore has a dowel, but it looks a bit DIY. The 12 bore is new ...
by abaddon1974
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden Ram Rod type things
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

Wooden Ram Rod type things

Does anyone know of a wooden ram rod seller or maker.
I have found lots of brass ended ones, but no solid wooden ones, which I believe were correct for the Wars of The Roses period.
Looking for a 20 Gauge, 12 Bore and 11 Bore but I guess the 12 would do for the 11 as well.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Peg Loom
Replies: 28
Views: 13089

Re: Peg Loom

Oops! I forgot about spinning which I have seen done by hand, with a walking wheel and using a treadle wheel, all at events for the same period. Also how could I forget about Gerry the rope, but I havent seen his medieval type rope making yet, just the more modern ways. I will admit to having done s...
by abaddon1974
Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Webley and Scott No1 Mk1 Flare Pistol
Replies: 4
Views: 2842

Re: Webley and Scott No1 Mk1 Flare Pistol

Ah well, I have only been looking for around a year, plenty of time left.

I might have to start lurking round militaria fairs and bugging military sellers.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Webley and Scott No1 Mk1 Flare Pistol
Replies: 4
Views: 2842

Re: Webley and Scott No1 Mk1 Flare Pistol

I will have to keep looking then.
I can find a live one from the states but that doesn't help in England.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Webley and Scott No1 Mk1 Flare Pistol
Replies: 4
Views: 2842

Webley and Scott No1 Mk1 Flare Pistol

Do these ever come up for sale?
I am thinking of the 1916 ish ones with a stock.
I have been looking around militaria sites for a while now and have found every other type for sale but not this one.

Any ideas?

Craig
by abaddon1974
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Peg Loom
Replies: 28
Views: 13089

Re: Peg Loom

I have a question. Now that we know that nearly every textile type craft which I have seen done at a medieval living history event is a modern craft, just what authentic textile crafts do we have? From the above debunkings I can only think of weaving with a loom (not inkle) or tablet weaving, is the...
by abaddon1974
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hand guns 14th/15th century
Replies: 74
Views: 15415

Re: Hand guns 14th/15th century

Mine is still at the proof house as far as I know.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sourcing a medieval Anvil
Replies: 19
Views: 5428

Re: Anvil Wanted

If you are after a medieval one have a chat to Andy K.
I think that his is a correct medieval pattern and he had it made to his own spec.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hand guns 14th/15th century
Replies: 74
Views: 15415

Re: Hand guns 14th/15th century

I'm not sure that I should ask but the wife is out the room so could you let me know if you still have any left and how much I would need to pay to obtain one.
Send me a PM if you need to.

Craig

In my defence I blame the new Osprey Handgonnes book which has given me lots of ideas.
by abaddon1974
Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Monk's Gun
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Re: Monk's Gun

Thanks for the help everyone.
This will give me some research to do for a while and keep me busy through the closed season.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Monk's Gun
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Monk's Gun

Martin PEGLER in Powder and Ball Small Arms describes what he calls a "Monk's Gun" which was used from the latter part of the 15th century to the middle of the 16th. With my limited knowledge, this sounds like a wheel lock but without the clockwork mechanism, the spinning of the steel disk being pro...
by abaddon1974
Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Horseplay
Replies: 16
Views: 4452

Re: Horseplay

I will have a look at the different therapies available for her to see if we can get rid of the headshaking. It's gone at the moment so it would appear to be pollen related not nerve or any of the other causes. Not much of an update as far a Donata goes but we can now ride one handed quite happily a...
by abaddon1974
Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: "Modern" firearms
Replies: 20
Views: 8077

Re: "Modern" firearms

Could someone post a link to the WW1 forum please?

Craig
by abaddon1974
Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Horseplay
Replies: 16
Views: 4452

Re: Horseplay

No one else has ever been daft enough to offer me a horse to take to re-enactments before. It seems like too good an oppertunity to miss.
Just need to convince Angie to let one into the castle now.
by abaddon1974
Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Horseplay
Replies: 16
Views: 4452

Re: Horseplay

We have started doing a little bit today and will take it slowly and build things up bit by bit. My aim is to be able to do a little bit of a skill at arms display for next years season. What in everyones view constitutes the parts of skill at arms? Sections I have seen others demonstrate include. K...
by abaddon1974
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Horseplay
Replies: 16
Views: 4452

Horseplay

Could someone offer me some advice please. I have just started exercising a horse for a lady. She knows that I am a 15th century re-enactor and is of the opinion that her horse would be perfect for jousting and re-enactment. She has even offered to transport the horse to and from events for me if I ...
by abaddon1974
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you get your Polearms?
Replies: 7
Views: 1787

Re: Where do you get your Polearms?

Combat legal awl pike thingy might be interesting, I was considering getting a live one for show and tell type stuff.
Tyrrell have also made some nice pole type weapons not sure if Chris is still making them or not though.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Spurs - 15th C.
Replies: 46
Views: 7983

Re: Spurs - 15th C.

Does anyone with more knowledge than me (that means anyone really) know if spurs were used in the 15th century without the rowel?
Just thinking that except in certain mounted sports rowels are somewhat frowned upon these days.

Cheers
Craig
by abaddon1974
Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Kiddie Bill Drill
Replies: 14
Views: 2291

Kiddie Bill Drill

I am in the process of putting together a set of small wooden pole weapons to hopefully do some childrens bill drill with at local events. The problem is that as an archer I have no idea what the bill commands are. Can anyone point me in the direction of the correct commands for WOTR bill drill plea...
by abaddon1974
Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Can you help me with Tudor question please?
Replies: 13
Views: 4771

It might be worth doing a search for information about the Count of St Germain or Comte de Saint Germain which is a legend or story about an immortal Count who has appeared in various guises throughout history.

Cheers
Craig
by abaddon1974
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 23099

There is a forum member who makes the mauls and they look very nice, I keep meaning to purchase one but have just had to admit to the wife that I have expressed an interest in another blackpowder toy.
Hopefully Paul will give you the details and maybe a picture of one of his mauls.

Craig
by abaddon1974
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hand guns 14th/15th century
Replies: 74
Views: 15415

same here, I'm interested. No point in having a large gun safe without having large amounts of guns to fill it up. Let me know what information you need. Craig They will be proofed for ball won't they. My local firearms officer says that I should live fire any re-enactment guns I get. (who am I to a...
by abaddon1974
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment
Replies: 31
Views: 13336

Apologies for not posting sooner, I have been in hospital having bits of disc removed. Thanks for the help everybody. What do groups do for things like the SMLE, use deactivated or blank firing, or even go the whole hog and obtain a live firing one? Also is reproduction uniform the way to go or shou...
by abaddon1974
Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment
Replies: 31
Views: 13336

The British Tommy from Osprey has arrived in the post now.
I was a little worried about how accurate the portrayals of uniforms and equipment would be, it didn't occur to me that cameras existed in the great war.
Time to write a shopping list me thinks.

thanks for the advice

Craig