Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone, please forgive me if I have put this message in the wrong place. I have recently been bequeathed military items which I have been told are very old. How do I go about finding out about them. I have some jackets and helmets and an old gun which I believe is called a musket. Any help with the Items would be much appreciated. Sorry I am pretty new to this, so please accept my apologies in advance.

thanks bernie

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello everyone, please forgive me if I have put this message in the wrong place. I have recently been bequeathed military items which I have been told are very old. How do I go about finding out about them. I have some jackets and helmets and an old gun which I believe is called a musket. Any help with the Items would be much appreciated. Sorry I am pretty new to this, so please accept my apologies in advance.

thanks bernie

Hallo Bernie, :beer:

Welcome to the forum, there is a section called "Guest Valuation and Identification" it takes a few hours for the items to appear once posted as they must be reviewed by one of the moderaters, perhaps they could move this thread there for you.

The Gentlemen of the Club have been a big help in identifying some of my items, although it may take a little time as some are located in different time zones around the world.

Also it will be a big help, if you can take some pictures (by digital camera) and attach them to the posts showing your items, remember to use the "add reply" after you post each picture and keep it all in the one thread which saves some space.

Pictures taken out doors with natural light will be a great help as this can elimanate the nasty shine given off by the flash, also if the objects are small and flat they can be scanned, this is also good for any documentation.

Pictures of the helmets, front, back, and sides and inner if possible, and jackets front and rear, and makers labels and collars, and sleeves for any badges or sewn insignia.

With regards the musket pictures showing any makers marks or stampings will help as well as a full length shot of both sides of the weapon.

I know its a little work to get all the pictures but the more taken the better for a positive id of your items.

I hope this reply is some use to you,

Kevin in Deva (Transylvania) :cheers:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Blog Comments

    • Sounds great other than the Orange & Mango squash only because I prefer cran-pomegranate juice.
    • "(...) disgusting herbal concoction (...)" I took note of this description, to enrich my otherwise limited, English "Wortschatz"...
    • At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packe
    • When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont  know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
    • I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
×
×
  • Create New...