photographed recently somewhere around Kharkiv

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how about the canvas home made holsters? it took some serious time to get them up and running. real guns are not allowed over there, so he probably relieved them from a civilians house? and these are his war booty. so soldiers in combat some things never change? jmho.
 

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It’s fairly easy to tell by zooming in that the soldier has no cap on the top one which is a percussion gun. The soldier is obviously searching for some percussion caps since Pyrodex is still available there.

The second gun is a flintlock which has a dry ball stuck in the barrel. He is looking for someone to show him how to remove the stuck ball. He would have shot it out but he lost the flint and cannot find any real black powder. He’s trying to find a suitable flint and some real black powder since publications in that area have stated that Pyrodex will not work reliably in a flintlock.

Just my professional opinion,,,,,,,
 
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