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We have hundreds of reclaimed leaded lights, either in plain patterns or decorative coloured glass motifs, dating from Original Victorian examples, swirling motifs from the Art Nouveau period of early 20th Century, through to simple or geometric designs of the Art Deco Movement of the 1930s.
These panels come in various sizes and usually come in their original pine frames and can be mixed and mounted to make interesting room partitions.
By coincidence the hammer (frizzen) needed a wiggle engraving similar to that on the trigger guard on the Alex Henry. I have now sold the Perrins youth’s fowler and am advertising my mint Mortimer reproduction single barreled 12 bore – it has hardly been fired and worked well for me, but I have an old single that I slightly prefer, plus my pride and joy Manton double meets most of my flintlock needs! Thinking idly about double charging a gun and flame travelling from the first charge to the second, I wondered about what was originally used as packing between the powder and the shot.
The pistol is a bit of a joke and so Dick hadn’t spent too long on the parts and the hammer is a pretty raw casting from Kevin Blackley that Dick had in store from ages ago – I cleaned out the lines and did the border – it looks the part. My ‘unthought’ was that tow was originally used as wadding – tow is unspun broken fibres of flax, jute or hemp originally.
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I am fond of obscure English sayings which are marked* – you can look them up on Google if you need to interpret them.PHOTOGRAPHS: Most of the photos on this website are mine, a few are from other sources or are photographed from books.My photos are copyright – you are welcome to use them for your own purposes, but not for gain – please always attribute them to uk.I had to go to Giles’s flat to ‘snag’ a problem – in order to insulate the 25 mm gap between the plasterboard and the underlying brickwork in one (cold) wall I drilled a series of holes & injected aerosol expanding foam only to have it coming out round one of a row of power sockets.When it had ‘set’ I unscrewed the fronts of the three sockets but they were stuck fast.Guns, even antiques, can be dangerous and if you don’t know what you are doing get expert help.