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  1. Thread: Drill

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    Can you give an example of what you mean?

    Can you give an example of what you mean?
  2. Thread: Uniforms

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    Actually "Radar's" posting is not correct. ...

    Actually "Radar's" posting is not correct.

    Many reenactors, including myself, pride themselves on wearing "period correct" reproduction uniforms that are made from the same material and patterns...
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    Email sent

    Email sent
  4. Thread: paper

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    Erza Barnehouse Goods: ...

    Erza Barnehouse Goods: http://www.ezrabarnhousegoods.com/

    Purchased various reproduction newspapers and magazines in the past.
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    First I would ask how much experience do you have...

    First I would ask how much experience do you have reenacting including leadership roles? It may be worth partnering with a veteran unit to help get your unit and members serving in leadership roles...
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    Talk with the veterans in your unit about what to...

    Talk with the veterans in your unit about what to bring and not to bring. My first reenactment I brought enough stuff to outfit a two week safari which was not much fun dragging between the parking...
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    Shirt is sold

    Shirt is sold
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    Blue & Brown Check Shirt

    For Sale:

    Brown & blue check pattern shirt.

    Measurements:

    33-34 sleeve
    42-44 chest
    16-17 neck
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    Very much in business. Ordered a couple of small...

    Very much in business. Ordered a couple of small tins a couple of weeks back and they arrived in a few days.

    Quickest way is to call them and place a credit card order
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    High Tide of the Confederacy

    Reading a general article about the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War yesterday and their was a brief mention of Robert E. Lee's failed invasion of Gettysburg. Included was the famous "High Tide of...
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    Normally a little glass plus followed by a shot...

    Normally a little glass plus followed by a shot of compressed air has kept it clear. It's been in storage for a few months so thinking I might have missed cleaning this area before storing last year...
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    Percussion Cap Bore

    Have an Armi-Sport 1861 Springfield.

    Working to clear a clogged percussion cap bore, (small hole between the nipple end and where the powder is ignited in the barrel). "My terminology may be...
  13. Civil War Weekend, Old Washington, Arkansas State Park

    Civil War Weekend at Historic Old Washington Arkansas State Park.

    Friday November 1st - School Day Programs
    Saturday November 2nd and Sunday November 3rd - Public events to include battle...
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    Armi-Sport's are pretty easy to find and...

    Armi-Sport's are pretty easy to find and sometimes you can find used on the Forums for as low as the $600 range. New can range from $750 - $850.

    I would go with an 1861 Springfield or 1853...
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    On my fathers side of the family, my great,great...

    On my fathers side of the family, my great,great Grandfather disappeared, (records incomplete), and assumed deceased right before the Civil War.

    On my Mother's side, Cagle, my great, great,...
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    Cards and dice games where probably the most...

    Cards and dice games where probably the most common and certainly easy to carry on the march. I have seen period "mobile" chess sets and dominoes and would "assume" these could be found among the...
  17. Thread: Tentage

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    A little hard to tell from the photo, but wonder...

    A little hard to tell from the photo, but wonder if this might be an example of a "non-issue" shelter using materials at hand. The dimensions appear almost perfectly square and designed more for...
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    I think you are looking at two different factors...

    I think you are looking at two different factors in the picture.

    1. The material used in "Grant's Coat" compared to the material used in today's reproduction (A sutler especially will not even...
  19. Thread: Brogans

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    Can't say enough good things about MB&S. ...

    Can't say enough good things about MB&S. Products including footwear are excellent and the customer service before and after the sale can't be beat. If you live near Missouri, it's worth the trip...
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    "Welcome to the hobby"! In regards to "books...

    "Welcome to the hobby"!

    In regards to "books and websites" to learn about reenacting, I think you will be better off participating in a few reenactments to learn the basics and see if this is the...
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    For jackets, sack coats, etc... I would recommend...

    For jackets, sack coats, etc... I would recommend going the next size up from your actual measurement. For example is you wear a 42, go with a 44.

    Ordered a sack coat per my measured chest size...
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    Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for sharing!
  23. Can you provide more information and pictures? ...

    Can you provide more information and pictures?

    1. Condition of the coat?

    2. Enlisted or Officer Frock?

    3. Branch of service? ( Infantry, musician, etc...)

    4. Sleeve length?
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    "One more thought". Have you recently cleaned...

    "One more thought".

    Have you recently cleaned and/or oiled the barrel and nipple? I have seen cases where just a little too much oil can cause firing problems.
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    You should be able to get enough powder without...

    You should be able to get enough powder without having to "tap the butt on the ground" so don't thank that's the problem.

    What size bit did you use to bore out the nipple? 1/16 is recommended. ...
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