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Interesting Stock Shape & Place of Find !

Flintlock pistol discovered on the Melbourne Beach Site, bearing the name of the gunsmith “Ramires” and the date “1709.” Ramires, or Ramirez, is known to have worked as a gunsmith in Mexico City during the first quarter of the...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 May 2015

A Gap Between Powder & Ball. DON'T DO IT !!!

I made a statement on social media today, and immediately got challenged. I don't mind getting challenged, in fact I think it is a good thing. But when that challenge also includes some dangerous misinformation, it can be a problem for other people reading...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 8 Feb 2015

The Truth About Firearms Ownership In Australia & Gun Legislation.

The general public do not seem to understand that the law abiding Australian firearms owner is NOT a criminal. Constantly there are calls for tougher firearms legislation, all aimed at making it harder for the legitimate would be law abiding gun owner...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Jan 2015

Firearms Legislation. What Do We Need?

Firearms Legislation.What Do We Need?By any type of firearms legislation, what is the main goal? What do we want to achieve? Firstly I think we need to achieve a reasonable level of safety for Australian citizens, without impeding the freedom & rights...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 Jan 2015

Australian National Firearms Lobby

This is a National Firearms Lobby group and our aim is to lobby for the complete change of the National Firearms Laws. The current State by State laws are far to confusing and frustrating. The proposed new law is as follows-: "It shall be the right of...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 18 Jan 2015

The Weapons of War

A look at weapons from Shakespeare’s era compared to those of World War I. ¬†Firearms, artillery and new innovations… This series of blogs supports an exhibition at Hall’s Croft:¬†‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 28 Oct 2014

The Right To Defend Ourselves In Australia. Please Sign.

Please Sign.http://www.change.org/p/michael-daley-mp-allow-citizens-the-right-to-defend-themselves-with-guns?recruiter=114570675&utm_campaign=share_facebook_mobile&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Sep 2014

Loading & Shooting A Flintlock Fusil By Keith H. Burgess. Video.

This video has been produced from documentary footage.  My thanks to the Producer Mr Alex Cuff for allowing my own camera to be included and for giving me permission to use this footage. My thanks also to the Cameraman Kaelem E. Burgess for handling...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Jun 2014

Images For The "Wadding Quote"

My sincere thanks to Georges for the information regarding my "Wadding Quote" post. Georges identified the moss as "Spanish Moss". I knew the moss by sight, but not the name. Here below then are some images of Spanish Moss.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 Apr 2013

Which is Which?

Some of these flintlock pistols are reproductions and some are antiques, can you tell which is which? The NSW police commissioner can't, and neither can the local police. In fact the majority if not all of the local police don't even know what a muzzle-loader...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Mar 2013

Making a Hammer Stall & Documentation.

A hammer stall, also known as a hammer cap, is a leather device like a thumb stall which is placed over the hammer on a flint lock as a safety measure. With the stall in place, the flint in the jaws of the cock can not strike the hammer face, and therefore...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Mar 2013

Gorges' Grouse: Some TRUTH On Gun Control From Harvard? Amazing!

Gorges' Grouse: Some TRUTH On Gun Control From Harvard? Amazing!In 1998, the most draconian gun-confiscation program in modern history took place in Australia by its leftist leaning liberal government.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Mar 2013

Letter to our Local MP.

If you agree with what I have said here, I urge you to write to your own local state MP.Keith H. Burgess. Wychwood Forest, MSF 2007, Armidale 2350.The Hon. George Richard Torbay, MP. northerntablelands@parliament.nsw.gov.auDear Sir,I have written to you...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 18 Mar 2013

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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.