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Gun Cleaning. A personal Point Of View.

This post has been prompted by several posts on forums concerning the problems people are having with gun cleaning. Principally the cleaning of the barrel.All of the problems I have read about to date, to my thinking, seems to come from the use of modern...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 8 Dec 2018

More Documentation on the use of Wads or Wadding with Round ball in Smoothbores.

Round Ball & Wads or Wadding.“ I slipped a boullet upon the shot and beate the paper into my gunne."Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson 1636-1710.  Being an account of his travels and experiences among the North American Indians,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Nov 2018

A Few Words About Smoothbores.

In the 18th century smoothbores did NOT use a patched ball, the ball was loaded in the same way as using shot, with wads or wadding.An Essay On Shooting 1789.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Nov 2018

Black Powder Firearms Laws In Poland Vs Australia.

Here in Australia we have to have a Firearms licence & pass a firearms test to obtain that licence. A permit to purchase, & we have to register all guns including replica muzzle-loading guns. A replica muzzle-loading gun is the same as an identical...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Sep 2017

My Flintlock Won't Fire. Problem Solving.

Smoothbore flintlock with a leather hammer cap/boot/stall in place for extra safety. At the back of the pan you can see the vent in the breech of the barrel. My Flintlock Won’t Fire! My hammer/steel is not sparking. Checks: Has your gun flint got...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Feb 2017

Antique Gun Auction Australia.

Australian Arms Auctions P/L, Melbourne Australia wish to advise that our next auction, No.48, will be conducted at a NEW VENUE on:-  Date:        Sunday 7th May 2017 at 10.00 am Viewing:  Saturday...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Feb 2017

"Once Upon a Time": The Iconic Northwest Trade Gun

"Once Upon a Time": The Iconic Northwest Trade Gun: Used longer and more widely than any other firearm in American history and was the primary firearm of the fur trade from the late 17th...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Nov 2016

Ramrods.

The ramrod seems to be the most forgotten part of an 18th century gun when it comes to looking for information. One would think that such an important tool would receive more attention. I have noted over the years that all ramrods, original antique &...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Oct 2016

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

An Update of small shot for Smoothbores.

My last findings during researching lead shot had me puzzled. In George Washington's list of goods he ordered "Drop Shot". This was prior to the invention of the shot tower. Further searching has turned up a couple of interesting facts. (1) Prince Rupert's...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 4 Apr 2016

More on Small Shot for Smoothbores.

5.7mm - 5.8mm diameter (o/all length of strip is 78mm)." River Thames find. http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=1590; The above I suspect is swan shot. It is about the same size that I make myself for use in my fusil & pistol, about...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Apr 2016

More on that Pistol Stock Design.

Searching for more information on the pistol that I purchased, I have been concentrating on the design of the stock.  Here are another two stocks of the same design as mine both dating early to mid 18th century. My Pistol, no date and no identification...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 24 Jan 2016

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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.