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    That damage also brings up another question and...

    That damage also brings up another question and possible problem. Was the muzzle clogged with dirt or debris? That sounds like it may have contributed to the burst barrel along with poor metallurgy...
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    Before the new gaskets are installed make the...

    Before the new gaskets are installed make the mechanic check the heads and the block. We had new heads and gaskets on a Taurus that lasted only 6000 miles due to the block being out of true, i.e....
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    Kiks and Cocopuffs are not a good idea. The sugar...

    Kiks and Cocopuffs are not a good idea. The sugar content will crystallize under the heat of the powder's burning temps. This will create a "projectile" of hardened material. Try it against a sheet...
  4. Guess I will see you there. Looks like the long...

    Guess I will see you there. Looks like the long range weather forecast is looking good.
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    Aw, he was just practicing a new form of birth...

    Aw, he was just practicing a new form of birth control. For some strange reason this style of carrying a weapon is known as the Mexican Carry. A friend of mine stated very bluntly that none of his...
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    I wonder how my wife would like that book. I...

    I wonder how my wife would like that book. I can't drive nails but she makes picture frames, boxes, chairs, shadowboxes and other stuff. Its her hobby, not one you would expect a woman to have.
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    It does seem to be more prone to fouling the...

    It does seem to be more prone to fouling the barrel than other powders but it has been reliable for me. It requires a good amount of patches and Hoppes #9 to fully clean up. I spent about four hours...
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    My great,great,great, grandfather was Chapman...

    My great,great,great, grandfather was Chapman Elswick. He served with the 16th Virginia Cav. CSA, from Russell County Virginia. I found he was wounded at Jeffersonville, Virginia and recieved a...
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    Plankholder Glad your son enjoyed the weekend. I...

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    Glad your son enjoyed the weekend. I will let Savannah's grandpa know you said hello. Hope you stay safe and bring Caleb to other events in the future.
    A couple of the cooler morning...
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    The Federals also broke scenario on the first...

    The Federals also broke scenario on the first day. The cannons were to be in line and not separated into two batteries. The Federal left flank was to be over 50 yards farther back and they were to...
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    Another of the "poor ragged Confederate" legends....

    Another of the "poor ragged Confederate" legends. I can not understand why some of people can't understand that their ancestors would have tried their best to look like proper soldiers. They had...
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    http://www.civilwardiary.net/ Source of...

    http://www.civilwardiary.net/

    Source of material posted on another site. The topic of the post was not on uniforms and equipment but on the battle at the North Anna river.
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    Wearing the US Belt Buckle Upside Down

    I never expected to see this as I have heard it was a Reenactorism. But this was post by the descendent of a U. S Soldier captured at North Anna.

    May 25th.
    Slept soundly. Fine morning and with...
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    The Port-a-john problem wasn't too bad, but the...

    The Port-a-john problem wasn't too bad, but the guys re-creating the camp meeting scene from Glory need to be taught to sing on key. God, they sounded rough:p
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    So that was your guys behind that cloud of blue...

    So that was your guys behind that cloud of blue smoke on Sunday. Those rifles sounded like a string of firecrackers going off the rate of fire was so high.
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    Actually its an interesting movie, and was an...

    Actually its an interesting movie, and was an award winner in some independent film festivals.
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    I have two tents from Fall Creek and am well...

    I have two tents from Fall Creek and am well satisfied with both. They have been used for two years and are in perfect condition and ready for this year.
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    What, no Band-Aids included for the...

    What, no Band-Aids included for the fumble-fingers. (Just kidding, I can sew but still stick myself.)
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    Nice box. How do you keep the weapons from moving...

    Nice box. How do you keep the weapons from moving and marring the wood and blueing on the barrels?
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    Just wondering what happened to the Cedar Creek...

    Just wondering what happened to the Cedar Creek photos. I was wondering if the moisture did get to your equipment and mess up your work. That would be a real shame. hope to see them soon on your page.
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    Before the skirmish at a small event a young girl...

    Before the skirmish at a small event a young girl and her twenty-something mother passed by us. We over heard the following conservation:
    Mommy who are they?
    There the Germans honey.

    Wonder what...
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    Humorous remark made at a small event: They told...

    Humorous remark made at a small event:
    They told me to take the bridge. I got two sergeants, a corporal, one rifleman and the preacher. OK lets go get it done!
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    We had three leave at Cedar Creek, a family due...

    We had three leave at Cedar Creek, a family due to illness. I really appriciated the event staff allowing them to bring their vehicle in to load out. The entire unit pitched in and got them ready and...
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    Cold, wet and miserable. But well worth the trip....

    Cold, wet and miserable. But well worth the trip. The effect the cannon fire had on the wet grass and the smoke hanging over the field on Saturday was an incredible scene.
    I was on the Confederate...
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    Guess Cleveland needs his Indians baseball cap...

    Guess Cleveland needs his Indians baseball cap back.





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