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Old 03-04-2018, 09:00 PM   #21
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...Another excellent mid-19th century photo, decked out with two Highland pistols and powder-horn, but plain hose. That plaid brooch is huge...
The two-gun rig seems de rigueur for a certain age. P/M Robert Meldrum with his pair. Along with various gongs and silverware. Alas, no pipes.



P/M Meldrum was born in 1851 and died in 1941. He served in the Cameron and 93rd Highlanders. He received tuition from P/Ms Willie Murray, Ronald MacKenzie and John Smith. He was employed as piper at Drummond Castle and after WW1 was instructor at Queen Victoria School, Dunblane. He won the Gold Medals at Oban and Inverness, the Clasp (1902) and many top ceol beag prizes. He composed a number of well known tunes, Bridge of Bogie, Thin Red Line and 93rd’s Farewell to Edinburgh among them.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:15 PM   #22
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The two-gun rig seems de rigueur for a certain age.
The all-metal Highland pistols seemed always to be worn in pairs, from the 18th century depictions of Highlanders up to the time when wearing them fell from favour.

They have clips/hooks on the back to clip them onto the dirk belt.

No pipes, but a very dapper gent

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Old 03-14-2018, 07:35 PM   #23
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“ ah yes,...but can he fight ?....”
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:09 AM   #24
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“ ah yes,...but can he fight ?....”
Tricked out with that cache, I wouldn't dare to find out Man, at least 3 edged weapons and 2 blasters; the fella is ready for anything.
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:16 AM   #25
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If he had a delrin chanter and pipes, then the ability to cut, shoot, and whack would be fearsome.
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