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    Great! Thanks for the quick reply. I was...

    Great! Thanks for the quick reply. I was looking at a book on e-bay but the downloadable one will let his teacher decide what to print out and is cheaper to boot!
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    Need a beginner's Drum beats book

    My son is 9 and itching to participate. I got him a scaled-down drum and have him in drum lessons so he is learning the basics now. I need to find a book or collection of the Civil War drum...
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    Buy used and get it refurbished/defarbbed. You can get great deals on used guns these days if you poke around. A guy recently sent me an older Armi Sport that was in very good condition that he...
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    I have tried using Armi Sport springs from the...

    I have tried using Armi Sport springs from the current run of A-S and they do not fit close to the Euroclub. However by re-drilling the lockplate hole to accomodate the spring's pin they should fit...
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    I've repaired a few - destroyed more than that...

    I've repaired a few - destroyed more than that though. They are just press-fitted pieces. When they make them they cut-down the head to make a 1:1 fit of the rod that is bored out (or vice versa)...
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    I saw that too and thought 'yeah, right." Like...

    I saw that too and thought 'yeah, right." Like the big sign at a city park in GA i attended an event at once. As we all walked in past the big sign I read: "No Firearms. No Alcohol. No Explosives....
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    Preemptively: I'm not related to him that I am...

    Preemptively: I'm not related to him that I am aware of.
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    Sold - finally.

    Sold - finally.
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    Those little local farb-fests are always great...

    Those little local farb-fests are always great for cheap laughs. How many local dignitaries got up to speak about this or that is unknown because we were chuckling instead at the local Scout troop...
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    Mo-Jo it is. Just dang lucky! Harry Dolph,...

    Mo-Jo it is. Just dang lucky!

    Harry Dolph, our crusty old 1st Sgt that many in the hobby know is fond of saying something like "The battle brings you to the first event, then learning brings...
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    I should have started in HS but the 1 guy I knew...

    I should have started in HS but the 1 guy I knew back then in the '80s that was doing it was a real jerk at the time I thought and so I shied away from the hobby. I joined a CS unit soon after...
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    Going it alone (Explained)

    Mods, don't close this just yet - or at least leave it up locked if you must.
    Everyone, I did not want anyone to think I was bashing my sutler-friends. I did not name anyone but most of you know...
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    Thanks guys. My relationship with them is not...

    Thanks guys. My relationship with them is not ending per se but I am needing to go off on my own instead of sitting around waiting on them. I can't figure out why they are not getting guns in when...
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    Going it alone

    Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but here goes...

    For whatever reason I cannot put my finger on I have had no luck from the sutler I have always worked through getting them to take...
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    In the gun industry few models ever reach...

    In the gun industry few models ever reach "classic" status. I really don't think any of the repro muzzleloaders are or ever wi be considered classics. Repros by their very nature are not original. ...
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    The deals are out there for sure! Customer...

    The deals are out there for sure! Customer bought an Armi Sport Enfield from a pawn shop in GA sight-unseen off Gunbroker.com and had it sent directly to me for de-farbing. The toe is busted clean...
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    Overall I heard good reports from the event from...

    Overall I heard good reports from the event from the participants. The Batan Death March to the bridge from Federal camps on Friday was a bit much though. We lost several en-route to exhaustion,...
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    That's what I'd be really interested to see...

    That's what I'd be really interested to see studied. The re-enactors "play" at war and read the many letters, diaries and stories about past men that stood at their place in line knowing the result...
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    My unit has lost, apparently permanently a few...

    My unit has lost, apparently permanently a few vets of the current wars. One came back briefly, literally 36-48 hrs after leaving Fallujah in time for the 145th Mill Springs. He set up very late,...
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    For a famed author selling no-telling how many...

    For a famed author selling no-telling how many books a year i guess that is easy money for you, Craig! ;-)

    You don't have to re-heat-treat the cones if you place it upside down in a shallow metal...
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    You can drill them out with a drill press and a...

    You can drill them out with a drill press and a good HSS 1/16" bit set at around 1200rpm. I have broken many a bit in them however when the bits dull.
    The tiny vent of the Peder and Armi are "live...
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    Is the reason the hobby peaked in attendance for...

    Is the reason the hobby peaked in attendance for the 125-135 years more to do with Hollywood than anything else? "Glory" and "Gettysburg" came out during that time. I can remember the excitement...
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    It'll be here until it is gone. I'm in no big...

    It'll be here until it is gone. I'm in no big hurry.
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    It is a pretty nice looking one. The wood grain...

    It is a pretty nice looking one. The wood grain is real pretty too. No bites even though it is priced lower than it would be from BRi. Wierd. Oh well, I'm not in a big hurry on it.
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    I don't want to sell any more. I already lost...

    I don't want to sell any more. I already lost some gems I really needed for the zombies!
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