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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Thu 24 Nov, 2011 11:06 pm    Post subject: !9th Century Firearms talk by Gordon Frye.         Reply with quote

Came across this conference speech by Gordon Frye about 19th Century firearms, it's about 2 hours long and very informative and entertaining.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EWUehoiJmk&am...embedded#!

Lots of valuable information and a good overview of the designs and historical use of 19th century firearms as well as many historical anecdotes: I enjoyed it greatly and was intending to just see what it was about and go back to it later but ended up not being able to stop listening until the end in spite of it being very late and my needing to go to bed.

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Joel Minturn





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PostPosted: Fri 25 Nov, 2011 8:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Jean!

That looks really cool. Now I just have to find some time to watch Big Grin
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Lloyd Winter




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PostPosted: Fri 25 Nov, 2011 9:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Talk about a blast from the past!
It was Gordon who got me into Landsknecht re-enacting more than 25 years ago.
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Matthew Kelty





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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec, 2011 9:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lloyd Winter wrote:
Talk about a blast from the past!
It was Gordon who got me into Landsknecht ren-enacting more than 25 years ago.


Talk about blasts from the past, you and I last crossed polearms about 15 years ago... Happy
Hey Lloyd, or should I say "Buongiorno!"... Happy

Gordon used to be quite active on this site (as did I) but he may still be around occasionally. If you peek into the zwiehander thread I bumped a couple days ago, I think he'd posted in it and you could pm him.
Good to see you around. Hope life finds you well.

Matthew
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Glad to see that at least a few people had a look at the video clip as the content is really very interesting, even " I " with good knowledge of the subject matter learned a few new things, mostly the historical anecdotes, as I was mostly aware of most of the evolution of firearm designs in the 19th century.

( Side note: I'm also fascinated by 19th century early 20th battleship design, although thisi isn't the subject matter of this video. Wink
just saying that my interests in arms cover the whole stone age to Star Trek spectrum even if my focus has been on the Medieval in recent years, so 19th century firearms. very well covered by Gordon, was a good refresher course to stuff long ago my principle interest
).

I can also see on the youtube statistics that the number of views of this conference speech has gone up to some degree but I'm re-posting a comment to encourage others to take the 2 hours it takes to view the entire video that is very entertaining and informative + it was fun for me to put a voice to the name and face of a good " internet " friend of mine for the last 8 years. Wink Big Grin Cool

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Matthew Kelty





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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec, 2011 10:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean, clearly we just need to immerse you in the collective minds of the RMS... now, go forth and seek out one of Lloyd's compatriots, Andy Bradshaw, and he'll fill you in on the battleships... Happy
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