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The Cleaning Of A Muzzle-Loading Gun-Documentation.

 "The Care and Cleaning of Firelocks in the 18th Century: A Discussion of Period Methods and Their Present Day Applications." George Edie, A Treatise on English Shooting (London 1772) (7-8) "When a person is master of a good Piece, the keeping it...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Jun 2016

About Gunpowder. A Gutenberg File.

BLACK POWDER Gunpowder, also known since the late 19th century as black powder, was the first chemical explosive and the only one known until the mid-1800s. It is a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate (saltpeter)—with...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 Mar 2016

UPDATE On Petition. Please Sign.

Some Facts About Muzzle-Loading Pistols.Living Historians will always praise the workings of a muzzle-loading gun, because we have gone to the trouble over some years to learn how to make these primitive tools work. But the average person first acquiring...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Mar 2016

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION. "To the Honourable the Speaker and...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Mar 2016

PLEASE SIGN: Fair and sensible firearms legislation for muzzle-loader users.

Please sign my petition. Keith.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Feb 2016

On Firearms Control In Australia By Robert Borsak.

Robert Borsak 20 hrs Today I was asked by Fox News in London to comment on whether or not Australia's firearms laws work to stop crime in light of the decision by President Obama to reform American gun laws. Our advocacy is being internationally...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Jan 2016

Flint Wallets.

I have been trying to find more information on flint wallets, but not finding much. I do have some images, but there are no early to mid 18th century examples and some images show very little of the pattern. A flint wallet is used to secure spare gun...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Jan 2016

Why Firearms Restrictions?

Why Firearms Restrictions? ·      Terrorism ·      Crime ·      Suicides Do restrictions on law abiding licensed firearms owners do anything to stop...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Dec 2015

Firearms Owners In Australia Fail To Support Each Other.

This I think is a prime example of how firearms owners in Australia DO NOT support each other. Not only that, but the different factions or special interest groups within firearms associations also fail to support each other. No wonder we are slowly but...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Dec 2015

More On Gun Control. Best video I have seen to date. PLEASE SHARE.

The best 7 minutes of gun control speech.This is the BEST and smartest gun argument I have heard yet...THIS MUST GO VIRAL!!!Posted by Rik Sexton on Thursday, 28 March 2013
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 8 Dec 2015

IMPORTANT: Firearms Survey.

** URGENT ATTENTION REQUIRED ** This survey has been generated for ALL Australians, not just LAFO's. Please, not only complete the survey, but PLEASE SHARE IT to your own family and friends. The purpose of the survey is to ascertain what the Australian...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Nov 2015

WANTED to buy in Australia only.

WANTED: Antique late 17th to early 18th century flintlock or snaphaunce pistol in 20 gauge/.60-.62 caliber.Alternately I would like to purchase just the barrel.A FINDERS FEE APPLIES.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Nov 2015

New Gunpowder Legislation/Laws In West Australia.

Firearms Lawyer In WA gun powder storage laws have just been changed.You may have no more than 2 kg of gun powder in any one container.On the outside of the container there must be a clearly visible sign saying “Explosives”.The container...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Oct 2015


STOP THE BLAME OF LAW ABIDING SHOOTERS FOR THE ACTS OF CRIMINALS!Please follow this link and sign the petition.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 Aug 2015

Firearm Legislation For NSW Australia. A Quick Run-Down or Legislation In Brief.

Firearms in Australia are used for hunting & target shooting. Farmers & landholders have a responsibility to eradicate feral animals on their land. Feral animals include: goats, wild boar, rabbits, foxes, feral cats & feral dogs. The wild...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Jun 2015

Australian Survival and Preppers..: Australian Government Tries To Block The Velvet Re...

It is vitally important to all Australians that we all join & back the Velvet Revolution, which is taking place in all major cities in Australia on the 10/7/2015. The Australian Government is illegal & corrupt, & is trying to block Velvet...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 18 Jun 2015

Grave Guns, Cemetery Guns, Trap Guns.

This type of firearm was generally used to protect graves from grave robbers in the 18th century. These grave robbers worked at night so as not to be seen, but this also meant that they may not see these guns mounted on a grave, & would probably not...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Jun 2015

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.