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by Dave B
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 88064

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

I hear that a shotgun licence is easier to get than a FAC? I guess that the law takes the view that by-and-large the shotgun is primarily a rural pest control tool, and that you should be allowed to have one unless there is a good reason why not, but that a firearm (primarily pistol or rifle) is op...
by Dave B
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Not for those with weak stomachs....
Replies: 43
Views: 16759

Re: Not for those with weak stomachs....

Im still amazed that you were in no pain and still werent after the anaesthetic had worn off from the stitches!! Funny things scalp wounds. I had one when I was about 10 or 11 where my skull was exposed (not alchohol related, I just fell out of a tree), there was no concussion, the skin was torn by...
by Dave B
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fighting priests
Replies: 32
Views: 10064

Re: Fighting priests

They dug it out for the handling session at SWASH at the armouries in 2011 - in fact you can see the handling session in the Video here....

http://thebfhs.org.uk/default.asp?iId=GEGGIG
by Dave B
Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fighting priests
Replies: 32
Views: 10064

Re: Fighting priests

But then isn't sword and buckler very much a civilian weapon as well as a military secondary at the time?

I've been lucky enough to put on the white gloves and have a look at it by the way. Not relevant to the discussion, but I thought I'd have a bragg.
by Dave B
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fighting priests
Replies: 32
Views: 10064

Re: Fighting priests

Well, as Phil points out, all the examples anyone can come up with are wealthy, important types. I think it's fair to say that men from titled families often got involved in wars, and that some men from titled families got themselves appointed as churchmen, and that there would be some overlap there...
by Dave B
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 88064

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

2.3 “Firearm” means a lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged, and includes any prohibited weapon, whether it is such a lethal weapon or not, any component part (see paragraphs 13.69 and 13.70) of such a lethal or prohibited weapon, a...
by Dave B
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 88064

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

The earliest record of firearms in the country (and near enough the earliest in england) is in Walter De Milmete 1327, with a pot de fer cannon, but I'm not aware of anyone doing anything that early. Lots of people with replicas of the earliest provable european handgun, the tannengerg gun dated 139...
by Dave B
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 88064

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Yep, thats exactly my understanding of the law. UN0014 for small arms ammunition (blank) is listed under schedule 1 of COER (not requireing a liscence) along with some pyros under 1kg, and under the 15kg limit in MSER. So there are requirements for safe storage but not for liscencing or registration...
by Dave B
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 88064

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Have a look at Page 75. It says that reenactors asking for an FAC (not SG cert) should normally be a member of a society that does the relevant period for the weapon in question. I believe that in this context normally means 'if they aren't they will have to give a good reason why not' http://www.ho...
by Dave B
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 88064

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

In my experience with Shotgun certificates and Blackpowder licences I've noticed that Different forces seem to be following different laws.My current FO hasn't the slightest interest in what group I belong, I'm not entirely sure, because my liscences are co-terminus (I renew them together), but I b...
by Dave B
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 88064

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Some "reenactment" licenses can be just as restrictive. Most of my old WW2 groups had a clause that they could only use their FACs at an event of that particular group, which meant they couldn't even change groups mid licence period easily. Yep, I had that, managed to get 'or other groups affiliate...
by Dave B
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 88064

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

I'll be looking around for a group/association to work with. Thats the way to do it, without a doubt. Look for a 2nd group that does at least some of the things you are interested in. You may find a multiperiod group that does blackpowder. Join them for a couple of shows and help out with a bit of ...
by Dave B
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 88064

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

I was just trying to cover as much as I could as a period wasn't specified so a Martini-henry which the poster has shown an interest in has cartridges so if they wanted a rifled version then they would possibly need a separate lock space. I don't think that there is any realistic possibility that t...
by Dave B
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 88064

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

but you must have another approved area (can be a locking top in your first cabinet or a small ammo cabinet) with a separate i.e different key to store the ammunition separately even if you intend to only fire blanks you may well have to have that separate lockable space for the potential ammunitio...
by Dave B
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 88064

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

My advice is to know exactly what you want, why you want it, and which bit of the law says you can have it, before you go to far, and then chat to them, as Phil says. By being well clued up you save them work and show that you are serious. One problem tends to be that a lot of firearms officers are ...
by Dave B
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Detling Medieval?
Replies: 7
Views: 4278

Re: Detling Medieval?

We are planning to go with the Gun Company.... Do they even exist anymore? Who knew? Ah, I googled them to see, and thier website is still up, looks like the one Ulrich von Beck built, althouth it lists Laurie Wignal as the webmaster - appears untouched since 2000. Nice bit of internet history ther...
by Dave B
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hollow Crown - Costumes
Replies: 14
Views: 4438

Re: Hollow Crown - Costumes

The RSC normally put in a pretty good effort though. On the bright side, this has reminded me how much I love good shakespeare, and that I haven't been to Stratford since september (Patrick Stewart in the merchant of venice, In modern dress in Las Vagas complete with Elvis, Bassanio as a wide boy an...
by Dave B
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hollow Crown - Costumes
Replies: 14
Views: 4438

Re: Hollow Crown - Costumes

I more get the impression that often they just got out whatever they could find in the dressing up box, rather than for any artistic reason. I rather got the impression it was because someone was trying to be too artistic: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/tv/2012/07/henry-iv-v-shakespeare.shtml http://4....
by Dave B
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hollow Crown - Costumes
Replies: 14
Views: 4438

Re: Hollow Crown - Costumes

Personally I think it's defenceable. The plays were probably origionally performed either in tudor dress or in costume that represented roughly what a tudor layman thought medieval costume looked like. So I see nothing wrong with doing it in tudor dress, or modern dress, or costume that is simply a ...
by Dave B
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 25565

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

guthrie wrote:Haha! You're all evolving into thread counting authenti-nazi's!


(well except for the fascist bit)
Indeed. Fascism implies authoritainism. I don't expect people to conform to my ideas of what is right and wrong, although I may be tempted to poke fun if they are very wrong.
by Dave B
Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 25565

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

No, except it does have the links for the various pictures.

I'm still leaving my sleeveless in the retirement box. I fancy a linen doublet, but I'm not sure what sort of linen.
by Dave B
Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 25565

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

Here's one of the previous threads in question, worth a re-read perhaps:

forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17207
by Dave B
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Welsh costume in the 14th century
Replies: 18
Views: 8119

Re: Welsh costume in the 14th century

I can tell you they didn't look like this: [The Welsh, as depicted in the BBC's recent Richard II: The Hollow Crown] I know that's not helpful, but I made such a strange noise when I was watching it, that I needed to share the pain. I was just thinking of that - I don't mind saying that some of the...
by Dave B
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yet another newbie message
Replies: 17
Views: 4404

Re: Yet another newbie message

Yep, Actually Wikipedia is probably not wrong, he's just missunderstood it.
by Dave B
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yet another newbie message
Replies: 17
Views: 4404

Re: Yet another newbie message

Yup, even Henry 5 dies in 1422, 30+ years before.

I think he's been researching his article on wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespear ... s.22_cycle
by Dave B
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yet another newbie message
Replies: 17
Views: 4404

Re: Yet another newbie message

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:REALLY late 14th century if they were at the Battle of Tewkesbury!
Speaking of such, can anyone spot what's wrong with this article? http://www.therecusant.org.uk/#/morriso ... 4566443535
by Dave B
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 25565

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

Ah, in that case you could ask them, I'm sure they would answer soon enough. re. 15th century, are there not examples of letters asking for wool for doublets and the like? you are probably right. however the people who wrote letters and have them survive are (by and large) not those of humble means...
by Dave B
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Kids shoes
Replies: 9
Views: 3238

Re: Kids shoes

The rental thing was an excellent idea, but as we have two kids we decided to buy because we'll get plenty of use out of them. We've found that because medieval shoes are not very 'structured' they last a lot longer before kids grow out of them than modern shoes, and that there are several suppliers...
by Dave B
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sausages
Replies: 14
Views: 4548

Re: Sausages

sausage = pudding = meat in a skin sack. We call them sausages, but they were also called puddings and sausages. Hence black and white puddings. Made famous by the famous jouster Marx Walter who had three sausages impaled on his helmet, tru dat. (later but v. amusing) I always thought of sausages a...
by Dave B
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: earrings in the 15th century
Replies: 13
Views: 3564

Re: earrings in the 15th century

I think that would be an excellent resource. Certainly in WOTR reenactment in this country there is far too much ladies modern hair on show, often from ladies who's kit isn't otherwise bad. I suspects that is because modern people just don't think about hats so much and because people aren't really ...