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  1. Hallo! Yes, any SEARCH on just about any...

    Hallo!

    Yes, any SEARCH on just about any board or forum in any eras or period will have discussions and lamentations about decline.

    Beyond the cycles and cyclical nature of reenacting for...
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    Hallo! As already shared, "we" tend to make...

    Hallo!

    As already shared, "we" tend to make Period "sharpshooters" Modern-concept "snipers." Yes there are exceptions, such as what happened to the marksmen envisioned and recruited by Hiram...
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    Hallo! IMHO... "It" does not to be a...

    Hallo!

    IMHO...

    "It" does not to be a rare, exotic, or one-of-a-kind thing either.

    A very common Period "skill" is something as simple and mundane as reinforcing a loose button or...
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    Hallo! ".... I think I would lose my mind...

    Hallo!

    ".... I think I would lose my mind spray painting cream of wheat. "

    I think don't spray them one at a time. ;) :) It is much like making up cartridge powder charges by...
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    Hallo! IMHO, the most "realistic" or...

    Hallo!

    IMHO, the most "realistic" or life-like simulation of black powder is model railroad "ballast."

    Charcoal briquettes crushed to the right size works in a pinch. I have heard of...
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    Hallo! I have cast many round balls on the...

    Hallo!

    I have cast many round balls on the 18th century Frontier.

    For the Civil War, casting bullets is not normally, usually, typically an activity soldiers actually did. In brief, "ready...
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    Hallo! The "M1855" bayonet can be the "Type...

    Hallo!

    The "M1855" bayonet can be the "Type I or Type II" socket version for the M1855, M1861, M1863, M1864 "Springfield" RM.

    In Reenacting, we sometimes make them "'55, '61, '63/64"...
  8. Hallo! I may be stating an obvious here,...

    Hallo!

    I may be stating an obvious here, but just in case....

    Dixie Gun Works was the importer for the Miroku line as was the now defunct Navy Arms. Have you tried inquiring or...
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    Hallo! IMHO... a kerchief. Curt

    Hallo!

    IMHO... a kerchief.

    Curt
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    Hallo! ...

    Hallo!

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/Michael1787/CW%20band%20cym_zpsusz1int4.jpeg

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/Michael1787/CW-Band-Front_zpsrbcdwjqi.jpg

    "My...
  11. Hallo! IMHO, an "evolutionary" development...

    Hallo!

    IMHO, an "evolutionary" development of the 4% add-on fees for using credit cards to cover the cost of the fees the banks charge. Versus businesses that appreciate the added business ...
  12. Hallo! Rain = "Shenandoah Sunshine." ...

    Hallo!

    Rain = "Shenandoah Sunshine."

    :)

    Curt
  13. Hallo! An odd "idiomatic" expression. ...

    Hallo!

    An odd "idiomatic" expression. "Live firing."
    As there is no "Dead Firing."

    :)

    Curt
  14. Hallo! "It's easy to quit..... I've done...

    Hallo!

    "It's easy to quit..... I've done it hundreds of times." -Mark Twain.

    Well, almost something like that. :) :)

    Curt
  15. Hallo! Thanks. I had not been paying...

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    Thanks. I had not been paying attention.

    There were fifteen (15) in the Inbox, and 35 in the Sent box. I deleted them.

    Curt
  16. Hallo! I have an unused, unfired Blair...

    Hallo!

    I have an unused, unfired Blair Taylor custom-built buried in an old WTS folder if you are interested in a custom.

    ...
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    Hallo! I assume you mean hunting by soldiers...

    Hallo!

    I assume you mean hunting by soldiers in the Civil War, and not just hunting by anybody during that time.

    But soldiers, yes, on "occasion" and to a small degree.

    As Herr Rob...
  18. Hallo! "....Captain, when you're right,...

    Hallo!

    "....Captain, when you're right, you're seldom wrong."

    :) :) :)

    Curt
  19. Hallo! 'Confederate' or central government...

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    'Confederate' or central government yes. Individual CS states, not always so. Mississippi's infantry color was red (crimson).

    Curt
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    Hallo! You may want to SEARCH through old...

    Hallo!

    You may want to SEARCH through old posts on gun stock refinishing.

    Obviously there is a difference in intent when it comes to furniture which was transferred to (finer) guns which...
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    Hallo! Jan Berger at "Leder Arsenal." :)...

    Hallo!

    Jan Berger at "Leder Arsenal." :) :)

    Curt
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    Robert Land closiing

    Hallo!

    I was in Washington DC at the Willard Hotel and may be late on this, but just in case:

    ...
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    Hallo! Wilkommen, Jung! Curt

    Hallo!

    Wilkommen, Jung!

    Curt
  24. Hallo! A bell that has been rung, cannot be...

    Hallo!

    A bell that has been rung, cannot be unrung.
    What has been seen, cannot be unseen.

    Curt
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    Hallo! Thanks. A second try: ...

    Hallo!

    Thanks.

    A second try:

    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/cwp/item/cwp2003006160/PP/

    Curt
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