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    Hallo! A really, really "short" answer is...

    Hallo!

    A really, really "short" answer is that there is not a universal CS rectangular or oval belt plate as impressions are unit, time, and/or place specific when it comes to the rarer...
  2. Hallo! I believe some of that is a...

    Hallo!

    I believe some of that is a reflection of the decline of the U.S. Dollar versus the Euro (a side issue as the E has dropped to nearly 1:1 or so lately). When lads see the new Ledersoli...
  3. Hallo! In developing the knowledge and...

    Hallo!

    In developing the knowledge and skills to beter help detect frauds and counterfeits, or for that matter help discern reproduction items 'treated" to give them greater authenticity in...
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    Company "F," 93rd NY Inf.

    Hallo!

    Detail rich image, with such items as "NCO" plates, SNY plates, and US plates. One corporal with what might be red chevrons. An old guy or two. Dress coats, fatigue blouses, and ...
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    12th Wisconsin Inf.

    Hallo!

    Here is one to "mess with our thinking:"

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/Michael1787/Civil%20War/CW%2012%20th%20Wis_zpspsgsrnkp.jpg

    Curt
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    Hi! I think that is supposed to be Jackson...

    Hi!

    I think that is supposed to be Jackson with his VMI cap?

    A salient feature of "McDowell style caps are also the narrow "sliver moon' or crescent shaped visor/bill.

    Anyway. a...
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    Hallo! ...

    Hallo!

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/Michael1787/Drumming202_zpsd4ifrqjz.jpg

    Curt
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    Hallo! Allow me... perhaps this one. :) ...

    Hallo!

    Allow me... perhaps this one. :)

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/Michael1787/Drumming_zpstjo4jqck.jpg

    Curt
  9. Hallo! So my questions: 1. Did Remington...

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    So my questions:

    1. Did Remington and/or Colt take any special orders during the CW, to perhaps produce a shorter barrel revolver in .44 or .36? I think no, because they were too busy...
  10. Hallo! AS already shared, it depends on...

    Hallo!


    AS already shared, it depends on what level of officer according to the regulations. Since officers had to buy their own, there was much latitude in choices, espcially when teh...
  11. Hallo! Reenacting Rule No. 1: The same...

    Hallo!

    Reenacting Rule No. 1:

    The same matter cannot exist in the same space, time, and dimension.


    :)

    Curt
  12. Hallo! This can be the proverbial dead horse...

    Hallo!

    This can be the proverbial dead horse beaten into a fine powder and used to bake biscuits. :) :)

    In nay brief and over generalized "statement" might can be made, it is that...
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    Hallo! Short answer: not very (on an...

    Hallo!

    Short answer: not very (on an Enfield RM) and typically not much magnification their being 1/4, 1/2, 1, or 2X only.

    Curt
  14. Hallo! IMHO... It can be......

    Hallo!

    IMHO...

    It can be... "deceptive."

    If one holds to an 18th century "ideal' that a formation of infantry should fire 4-5 rounds (before loading became problematic) ideally...
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    Hallo! Sage wisdom above for a quality...

    Hallo!

    Sage wisdom above for a quality impression.

    Here is a detail-rich mix of stewards "in the field" versus hospital duty from the 2nd Division, 9th Corps, at Petersburg, October 1864:...
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    Hallo! Short answer, yes. ...

    Hallo!

    Short answer, yes.

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/Michael1787/hospstew_zps91f76dd1.jpg

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/Michael1787/hos_zps9de8fa49.jpg

    Here is the...
  17. Hallo! Just an aside.... Some Period...

    Hallo!

    Just an aside....

    Some Period developing processes shift red to black.

    Curt
  18. Hallo! IMHO not really enough to base a firm...

    Hallo!

    IMHO not really enough to base a firm opinion on... :)

    Guessing.....

    While trying to interpret color from B & W images, I would say there is a possibility that he is...
  19. Hallo! I have some opinions or theories of...

    Hallo!

    I have some opinions or theories of my own on that...

    I believe backed CW collar rank insignia evolved over time. At the beginning of teh War, and early on, there were more backed...
  20. Hallo! Indeed.... Many of the patterns...

    Hallo!

    Indeed....

    Many of the patterns and models we use in talking, in unit standards, and in sales and purchases are modern designations and typologies not used in the Civil War.

    ...
  21. Hallo! For collar rank variety or...

    Hallo!

    For collar rank variety or variation, you can also check with Rev War vendors who sell (actual) gold thread/buillion "button hole lace" or "tape" for British officer uniforms.

    I...
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    Hallo! What sizes or size ranges? Curt

    Hallo!

    What sizes or size ranges?

    Curt
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    Hallo! In reenacting, and the history...

    Hallo!

    In reenacting, and the history of reenacting...

    such rhythmic cycles are common, although now we are adding the dimension of a graying and aging demographic that is not...
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    Hallo! "‘The report of my death was an...

    Hallo!

    "‘The report of my death was an exaggeration.' Mark Twain

    Not about the reprieve from the death of the board here, but...

    " But, can they be any more authentic? I wonder. "

    ...
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    Hallo! The first two issuances of (issue) ...

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    The first two issuances of (issue) 12 star battle flags in the ANV were silk done by ladies' sewing circles. Silk ran out fairly fast, and 12 star cotton ones filled the gap. At the...
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