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    This is one of the things that I personally find...

    This is one of the things that I personally find somewhat off-putting about Civil War reenacting.

    With other kinds of reenacting, you can usually portray whatever you can make/buy the kit to...
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    Nope, there is only one button hole at one end of...

    Nope, there is only one button hole at one end of the brace strap, and another on the leather piece with the buckle as seen in front.

    I'm guessing that this is why these are "poor boy" braces. ...
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    Thanks for the tips. I'm pretty sure I bought...

    Thanks for the tips. I'm pretty sure I bought them from White and Wambaugh but I'm not 100% certain.

    Here's a picture of them and you can see they are "rolling" on me. I'm on the far left.
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    My "poor boy" braces keep rolling up.

    I have a pair of "poor boy" braces. They are two independent strips, with a japanned buckle in the front and a button hole in the rear. The straps are rather thin, only about an inch wide.

    As a...
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    Probably too late for that. You can pretty much...

    Probably too late for that. You can pretty much rest assured their will be lawsuits as medical care is expensive and if there is lasting scarring there almost certainly will be damages sought for...
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    Well, you can pretty much be sure there won't be...

    Well, you can pretty much be sure there won't be any more cannon firings at their parades anymore...

    I gotta agree with the poster who said I can't believe they fire this thing down a street lined...
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    Is that like when the teacher catches you with a...

    Is that like when the teacher catches you with a piece of candy and makes you share it with the whole class?

    Steve
  8. The type of weapon you need depends on the...

    The type of weapon you need depends on the impression you are doing, as was noted. Your unit will likely be representing a specific time and place of the war and will likely choose their weapon...
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    My opinion is that militarily the Confederacy...

    My opinion is that militarily the Confederacy never had a chance. But what the Confederacy did have a chance at was a political end to the war while protracting it militarily. I believe the...
  10. I'm skeptical that they can go off by falling on...

    I'm skeptical that they can go off by falling on them, but there was an account posted here once before about a fellow who was hit (I think with exploding ammunition) and it caused his cartridge box...
  11. If your repro cartridge box saw N-SSA use then...

    If your repro cartridge box saw N-SSA use then that may be the reason why the tins were ditched.

    In N-SSA shooting, you'll only ever have access to the cartridges in the top portions of the tins. ...
  12. What is for certain is that heavy loads will beat...

    What is for certain is that heavy loads will beat the steel cylinder into the brass frame in the same place every time, and over time will beat the impression of the rear of the cylinder into the...
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    FYI, the new Pedersoli P53 lock plate is slightly...

    FYI, the new Pedersoli P53 lock plate is slightly different from the Euroarms P53 lock plate.

    Steve
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    Hot soapy water and a pipe cleaner. If you...

    Hot soapy water and a pipe cleaner. If you really need some poking action the pick on a Sergeant's Tool can help.

    If it has really hardened, you can squirt some Balistol into the bolster and...
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    Ultimately, it's a hobby that we participate in...

    Ultimately, it's a hobby that we participate in and spend money on for fun. So if it's not fun, don't do it. You'll need to decide what turns your crank about living history. For some people the...
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    Hello Zack, If you are going to participate in...

    Hello Zack,

    If you are going to participate in living history with a group, then it is best to hook up with that group before buying anything. You would not think that things would be that...
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    What mold do you use for the P58? I have...

    What mold do you use for the P58?

    I have gotten very good accuracy with the P58 using the RCBS-500M minie ball, but I have to use a 60 grain charge with it due to the thick skirt. Historically...
  18. Regular maps are great, but really, it's hard to...

    Regular maps are great, but really, it's hard to deny the usefulness of GPS units. I use them every time I go somewhere now. And while it has given me incorrect information maybe 3 times out of a...
  19. Wow! If anything qualifies you for winner of the...

    Wow! If anything qualifies you for winner of the hardcore reenactor badge getting shot by a cannon ought to do the trick!

    Steve
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    Evidently Colt had made his Blunt and Syms...

    Evidently Colt had made his Blunt and Syms prototype prior to contacting Walker. Walker's comments on refinements seem to have to do with the sights, the loading lever, and the shape of the handle. ...
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    There may be more to this story. In the Spring...

    There may be more to this story. In the Spring 2013 edition of Guns of the Old West magazine they have an article about a prototype Walker that was made in 1846 by Blunt and Syms.

    The...
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    It's also interesting to note that Colt had some...

    It's also interesting to note that Colt had some difficulty getting the tooling away from Whitney after the pistols had been made, to the point of getting a lawyer involved, though the footnotes...
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    LOL! That's a good one and I'm stealing it! :)...

    LOL! That's a good one and I'm stealing it! :)

    I have finished the book on the correspondence between Walker, Colt, Whitney, and a few associated others.

    In this correspondence, there is...
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    Bugs Bunny comments aside, I don't know why we...

    Bugs Bunny comments aside, I don't know why we would close this thread as I think it is an interesting historical discussion in search of actual historical citations of fact.

    I have received my...
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    I agree. The term "horse pistol" is the term for...

    I agree. The term "horse pistol" is the term for a pistol designed to be used on horse.



    This is the usual line of speculation, and I don't have a problem with it, but I would like to see a...
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