Sunday, 4 September 2016

Collector Corner #3 - Matthew Perryman




What do you collect?

2 things, Weaponry and Model trains
(Matt didn't have any pics of his trains - Brad)


How long have you been collecting?

Weaponry for about 6 years or so. Trains, since I was 7

What was the hardest item to find in your collection?

Tricky one, for trains, nothing really is too difficult, for weapons. Finding decent Italian ww2 rifles is somewhat tricky.

Any items you want but aren't able to get a hold of?

I think for me, for the trains it was when I completed wiring up my first table, there were no decorations or models, just the track and the table and sitting there with my little control box, it was wondrous. I think that was what really got me into it.

What's your favourite memory of the collection?

When I first got my train set running with a table and models. First crafting thing I had done 

What would you say to people thinking of starting a collection?

Do it, regardless of what it is. If it brings you joy and you find it interesting go for it! You are doing the world a service. How do you think museums started!

Why do you keep collecting?

Simply because I enjoy it.

Is there any way your collection would be complete?

No unfortunately with model trains, more are being made yearly and also there is no limit to the amount of designs, rial set ups and time periods you can explore and the same goes for weaponry there are just so many variants around the world.

What's your favourite item?

17th Century Scottish Highland Claymore


Claymore Carbon Steel 5.5ft in length



Marvel or DC?

Marvel

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate

Captain America or Iron Man?

Captain America

And finally, If you won the lottery, and could make your perfect item from the series, what would it be and why?

............Why ask me hard questions, for the trains I would make a setup as large as Northlands, for the weaponry......Guh......Start making modular weapons from RWBY.


From Left to Right and Top to Bottom:
1) 1876 Navy Colt with Faux Ivory Grips and plated in nickel and brass
2) 1823 French Flintlock Musket Dagger
3) 1854 British Indian Cavalry Sword
4) Indian Sword of Unknown Age
5) 1926 Wilkinson Sword Training Rapier
6) 1941 Lee Enfield No.4



Mughal Sosun patta, Indo-persian cavalry sword, I have not been able to date this sword, though I actually believe it was used for battle or was at least prepared for battle because the blade itself is razor sharp.
1876 - Navy Colt, with Faux Ivory Grips. There is full filigree and engraving along the cylinder and frame and at the tip of the barrel, the engraving on the cylinder depicts a naval battle between America and Mexico

French Defense Pistol

1823 French Flintlock Dagger, through my own research I believe that this weapon was more likely a collectable or a trinket for the aristocracy rather than a weapon for defence or military action


Curved dagger believed to be Arabian or Turkish due to lettering on blade
Side by Side Double Barrel Shotgun, Belgian in make and no proof mark but serial number, light filigree on the barrel latch and also has a barrel length of 27". Stripped


From Left to Right: .303 British, 5 Round Stripper Clip of .303 British, .308 Winchester, .50 BMG

From Left to Right: .38 Smith & Wesson, 9mm Blank, 5 x 9mm Luger, .38 Special, .45 Long Colt

Powderhorn of unknown date, I believe the earliest date is 1600's as metal powderhorns were not common during those times, No proofmarks may also point towards this, the metal I believe is pewter. The top ring to hold the leather strap has been broken slightly.


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