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Cannon used by Tippu Sultan's forces at the battle of Seringapatam 1799

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Cannon used by Tippu Sultan's forces at the battle of Seringapatam 1799

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Workers unearth Tipu-British era cannon in Bangalore

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SURPRISE DISCOVERY: T.M. Keshava, Deputy Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, examines the cannon and the cannon ball found at the metro worksite. Photo: Harsha Padyana Underground excavation before Victoria Hospital turns up medium rang weaponry Workers involved in excavating earth at the City Market underground metro site were in for a surprise on Thursday morning when they discovered a cannon and a solitary cannonball, believed to be from the 18th Century Tipu-British era. The construction site falls between Tipu Sultan’s summer palace and the Bangalore Fort. The iron cannon, 12 feet long, is estimated to be weigh between 1.5 tonnes to 2 tonnes. The cannonball is made of stone. They were found at a depth of around 4 metres from the ground in front of Victoria Hospital in Kalasipalya. The station work is part of the Namma Metro North-South corridor, being implemented by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL). Well cast The discovery of this late me…

Gunfoundry to be fully restored: J.S. Ifthekhar

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HISTORIC MONUMENT: Gunfoundry now a locality situated in the heart of the city is being restored by the Department of Archaeology and Museums. Hyderabad: No smoke, no fire. The guns have fallen silent. What greets one here is only an eerie calm and a crumbling structure. The place which was home to cannons and muskets may not boom again but it is sure going to witness a flurry of activity. The bustling Gunfoundry will soon have the hoary monument after which it is named fully restored. Already a major portion of the ruins of the foundry have been refurbished. Crumbling walls and sunken furnaces are back in place thanks to the initiative taken by the Department of Archaeology and Museums. Situated behind the Lepakshi Handicrafts Emporium, not many are aware of the importance of this foundry where cannons and muskets were manufactured once. French General, Monsieur Raymond, who worked for Mir Nizam Ali Khan, the second Nizam, built several foundries during 1786. But this is the only sur…

Evolution of the Handgun

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Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/345792077610360424/
Evolution of the Handgun

Four barreled Indo-Persian flintlock pistol

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Four barreled Indo-Persian flintlock pistol, possibly Indian or Ottoman, 19th century, the four barrels fully decorated in gold damascening with stylised foliate designs, the ivory grip with studded design 22cm.
 Source:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/345792077610719687/

17th centuary Indian Tamancha Torador

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Antique 17th century Indian tamancha torador (matchlock pistol), 25cm / 9.8in long, 14mm / 0.55 caliber. This is the worlds smallest known torador.www.bolk-antiques.nl

Guns used to train Civilians during 1962 war

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Guns used to train Civilians during 1962 war

Training of civilians during the 1962 India- China war

1962 war pictures by Life magazine photographer
Source: http://indiansforguns.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7486











Firearms for everyone: It’s so easy to buy a gun!

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A 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot dead by his 12-year-old neighbour while they were playing cop and thief in West Delhi earlier this week. On 24 September, 23-year-old toll attendant, Umeshkant Pandey, was shot dead by the driver of a white Bolero. His crime: he asked the driver to pay Rs 27 as toll tax. Gun crime has consistently been on the rise in India, and every few weeks, there is a new tragedy. An armed gang shoots a woman over a small piece of  jewellery, a disgruntled stalker shoots a college-going girl because she does not acknowledge him. The common denominator is easy access to firearms.  Anyone can be armed and dangerous these days. All it takes is a little money — and not as much as you'd think. India reportedly accounts for 40 million firearms, of which only 5.5 million are licensed and in civilian hands. We have the second-highest total in the world, after the US, though it amounts to only four 4 for every 100 people in India compared to 90 guns for every 100 …

katta, ghoda, tamancha: country made guns

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Firearm made in the villages in India, variously called katta, ghoda, tamancha, etcThis is the variety (country made guns)
Source: http://defence.pk/threads/guns-of-pakistan.196393/



315 boredesi tamancha
Source:
http://particularlyinterested.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/the-invincible/

Will the owner of this antique musket please stand up?

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Believed to be from 1850s, Rs 3.17 lakh firearm cops seized from chain-snatching suspect last week has no claimant yet

The rightful owner of an antique musket seized by the police from a chain-snatching suspect last Wednesday remains a matter of conjecture as no individual or institute has come forward to claim it.

No one to fire:Though the suspect had confessed to stealing the musket
from Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal, the  research institute in Sadashiv
Peth, has denied the firearm was stolen from it

The suspect had confessed to stealing the over-150-year-old firearm from Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal, a reputable research institute in Sadashiv Peth, during an exhibition there in November 2009. But the institute denied the musket was stolen from it.

The institute also said to the police that if they wanted to hand over the historical firearm to it, the institute would be ready to take care of it. Worth Rs 3.17 lakh, the seized firearm is believed to be much older than 1857 uprising th…

Gangs of Wasseypur: Poster

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Gangs of Wasseypur: Poster

British-era cannon balls found in Hyderabad

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july 20 2013

As many as 75 cannon balls belonging to the 18th century were recovered from an open plot near Sulthanshahi playground here, police said. After getting the information, the Commissioner’s Task Force, recovered 75 cannon balls belonging to the Nizam, British era, which were found during the digging works on a plot, belonging to one Mohammad Bin Abdullah. The cannon balls were handed over to the director of Archeological Survey of India at Koti for further action.
Source: http://m.newindianexpress.com/hyderabad/19008

British-era cannon balls unearthed in Pune

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Source: TOI
Pune: Hundreds of cannon balls,believed to be from the British era,were recovered from a water pipeline project site in Maharashtras Khadak police colony on Thursday.
Sanjeev Dalvi,an engineer from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASIPune region),said an inspection of the cannon balls revealed they were manufactured by the British after the Peshwas regime ended in the 15th century.
The ASI will request the Deccan college to examine the explosives and submit a report on the historical importance of the discovery.It will then be decided whether the cannon balls will be kept in ASI custody or sent to our museum in Mumbai, Dalvi said.
Two labourers involved in digging work first spotted some cannon balls.When they saw a large number of explosives,they alerted the contractor,Dashraht Alhat.He rushed to spot immediately,said Mallesh Maeil,a labourer.The contractor first thought it was gold.However,after examining them,he realised they were explosives.He then alerted the Khadak po…

Munger too hot, arms find a poll bazaar

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Lucknow, Feb. 2:“Made in Italy”, supplied from Bihar, sold in Uttar Pradesh. Munger’s illegal gun-makers have found a ready market in Uttar Pradesh, especially the western districts, ahead of the scheduled April-May rural polls after the Nitish Kumar government turned up the heat in Bihar. On January 30, Bareilly police seized weapons and ammunition manufactured in Bihar — but labelled “Made in Italy” — and arrested three persons. It was not an isolated haul, they realised soon. The consignment and the weapons seized earlier in western Uttar Pradesh districts were part of a bigger racket. Deputy inspector-general Dinesh Juneja said the consignment — 48 pistols and 97 magazines — was headed for Meerut from Munger in Bihar. Police sources said the arrested trio, Mohammad Insaf, his wife Gulshan Bibi and an associate, told interrogators that a network of 30 people were involved in supplying arms from Munger. They also revealed that there was a demand for over 20,000 firearms from Munger, a se…