Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

what WAS grandpa holding in that pic?

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Vasilia Zhietzev, Mar 7, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Vasilia Zhietzev

    Vasilia Zhietzev Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2003
    Messages:
    81
    hello!

    anyone out there have any good places to start researching what types of firearms were in common use during the period of 1870 to 1917? i have been writing up some family history, and i'd love to include specifications, pictures, & illustrations of what my great great grandmother was shooting, what my grandfather carried in the croatian war, etc...

    websites, historical collections, books, people, anything welcome. figured this a good place to start!

    many thanks,
    VZ
     
  2. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    16,341
    Location:
    South PA, and a bit West of center!
    hey ''VeeZee''!

    I'm not much on the history stuff but ... you could start looking here ..

    http://www.cruffler.com/

    May lead you further.. not sure.
     
  3. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    17,747
    That period in Europe is pretty tough to research in this country. There are few books in print and those cover mainly the major military arms.

    If you have pictures, a good magnifying glass is the best help in trying to identify the weapons that were carried, but if you have nothing to compare them with, the pictures are not much help.

    If you do have pics, try to take digital pics of them and maybe we can help identify the weapons.

    Jim
     
  4. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    7,956
    Location:
    Below the Manson-Nixon line in Virginia...
    Well, a common rifle from the 1870s onwards would have been the Model 1868 Berdan, firing the 10.6x57R cartridge.

    There was also a carbine round with a 47 mm case.
     
  5. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister Moderator In Memoriam

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2002
    Messages:
    371
    Location:
    Brunswick GA
  6. Crimper-D

    Crimper-D Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    343
    Location:
    Sierra Nevada Foothills
    At that time period in the Balkins, Grandpa could have been packing ANYTHING!

    If he was luckey, he might have gotten his hands on a captured Turk Mauser - Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece were setteling old scores against the Ottaman Turks, pushing them out of their holdings in Macedonia.
    Practically every surplus military firearm of the preceeding couple of decades were being run into forcesin every country in the Balkins.... Martinis, Rolling Blocks, Berdans, Mannlichers, = without pics, the possabilities are pretty much unlimited.;)
     
  7. Crimper-D

    Crimper-D Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    343
    Location:
    Sierra Nevada Foothills
    At that time period in the Balkins, Grandpa could have been packing ANYTHING!

    If he was luckey, he might have gotten his hands on a captured Turk Mauser - Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece were setteling old scores against the Ottaman Turks, pushing them out of their holdings in Macedonia.
    Practically every surplus military firearm of the preceeding couple of decades were being run into forcesin every country in the Balkins.... Martinis, Rolling Blocks, Berdans, Mannlichers, = without pics, the possabilities are pretty much unlimited.;)
     
  8. Vasilia Zhietzev

    Vasilia Zhietzev Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2003
    Messages:
    81
    thanks one and all for the posts, i will be checking the sites & i have requested the photographs & letters from the family. this will be really interesting, LOL!

    i'll bore all of you with it someday, too! (and that's a threat! ;-) )

    VZ
     
  9. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    16,341
    Location:
    South PA, and a bit West of center!
    Make that a promise - and we'll let you back in!:D
     
  10. Vasilia Zhietzev

    Vasilia Zhietzev Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2003
    Messages:
    81
    ok....i promise....hope you guys are up for 'the man who fenced the west' & assorted tales of seduction, betrayal & heartbreak, LOL!
    see ya soon!

    VZ
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page