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I have copies of all three, they are very handy quick reference field guides. You should consider doing one for the 1842 as well.
I recently spoke to Zimmerman, he still offers the working primer system. It sounds like there's no practical use for it besides being an interesting historic curiosity.
I've been saving my pennies for an Armi Sport 1855, sort of a classic symbol of the Civil War. I was thinking about getting one with a working Maynard primer system, but I can't find anyone who...
Difficult to account for the inconsistency with Armi Sport Enfields, some of their products are quite good. The Armi Sport 1842 Springfield is apparently a particularly good reproduction....I'm...
Good advise, I have two from the Pedersoli silver line, the two band naval rifle and the musketoon. They are evidently very close to originals; good shooters too, I skirmish with them every month.
Why is it so difficult to reproduce an exact copy of an original?
It sounds like these boots might work OK for a rag tag Confederate from Tennessee. I think I'll give them a try. Thanks to everyone for the helpful advise.
I've been thinking about ordering a shell jacket from Carolina Civil War Sutlery. I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience ordering anything from them?
Nice picture and some compelling evidence that boots like these might have been worn by at least a few people during the Civil War.
Thanks, I hope to see more replies. I appreciate all the information I can get, anecdotal or otherwise.
They look like they'd have better ankle support than conventional brogans. I'm just wondering if these boots might be a suitable substitute.
So then technically not historically accurate as far as anyone knows. I wonder if they would work OK with gaiters?
Do you know of any documentation that could substantiate that?
I've seen a number of on line sutlers selling half boots that are supposedly correct for Mexican War or Civil War, but I can find no evidence of them ever being used during the Civil War. Were boots...
I'm in California, so this winter I'm using my havelock to protect myself from the sun.
That's probably the most logical explanation I've heard yet....... the Charleville musket and French military tradition. Thanks.
Why were military muskets issued with unfinished bare metal barrels? I've heard a number of anecdotal explanations but can find nothing definitive in print.
You have my deepest and most sincere sympathy. I lost my son in an accident about seven years ago. Things like this never make any sense. All I can tell you is that it never really gets any...
I can't find a military armourer's manual for the 1842 Springfield/Harpers Ferry smoothbore anywhere. Is there one? I have reprints for Enfields and Springfields 1855, 1861, and 1863, but can find...
Sewn brogans sold for $1.80 to $2.00, the US government would pay $1.25 for pegged shoes. Cavalry boots were $3.25 for sewn and $2.50 for pegged. About 40% of all shoes and boots produced during...
If you are interested in skirmishing.....
Based on much the same logic I stand by my original statement regarding Pedersoli being the better musket.
I guess the problem with making these kind of comparisons is that there is no definitive information, it's all anecdotal. I could talk to a half dozen gunsmiths and get six different opinions on...