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

    Hallo!

    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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    Hallo! ...

    Hallo!

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/Michael1787/M1836pistol_zpse1b88b09.jpg

    Curt
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    Hallo! Do you mean the U.S. M1842 percussion...

    Hallo!

    Do you mean the U.S. M1842 percussion pistol made by Ashton or Johnson?

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/Michael1787/Ashton_zps44848bd2.jpg

    Short answer is. no.

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  4. Hallo! Correct. They are not...

    Hallo!

    Correct.

    They are not exclusively Pedersoli markings. But rather the date the firearm went to the Proof House.

    Oh, since we do not always see the whole list, here is the...
  5. Hallo! AA 1975 AB 1976 AC 1977 AD 1978...

    Hallo!

    AA 1975
    AB 1976
    AC 1977
    AD 1978
    AE 1979
    AF 1980
    AH 1981
    AI 1982
  6. Hallo! IMHO, it can be "hard" to modify...

    Hallo!

    IMHO, it can be "hard" to modify details on such a small sale as 22mm (ish).
    However it can be say through X-Acto razor sawing off heads and swapping them out with a little super glue....
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    Hallo! Although narrow in focus (Gettysburg...

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    Although narrow in focus (Gettysburg era), I would highly recommend "The Damned Red Flags of the Rebellion": The Confederate Battle Flag at Gettysburg." by Richard Rollins.

    It...
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    Hallo! In brief.... The forage cap...

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    In brief....

    The forage cap and the kepi (aka "crushed kepi" sometimes) existed side-by-side wrapped up in the complications of 'issue" uniform regulations on the one had and...
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    Hallo! Aside from the concept of personal...

    Hallo!

    Aside from the concept of personal statement and fashion, and how one wanted to be perceived or seen in ''Life...."

    Hats that had bound brims often, NUG, "typically" would have...
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    Hallo! Basically percussion caps have not...

    Hallo!

    Basically percussion caps have not been fulminate of mercury (aka Mercury Fulminate) for ages... well 19th century. It and silver fulminate were mostly replaced by Potassium Fulminate...
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    Hallo! I do not recall when Dixie started...

    Hallo!

    I do not recall when Dixie started importing them, but Navy Arms started in 1974. It was shortly there after.

    There were some initials problems with their patent breech set up that...
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    Hallo! IMHO, and bias.... The...

    Hallo!

    IMHO, and bias....

    The impression or presentation/interpretation can receive a direct boost or to the contrary a drubbing or soaking based on the nature of the event itself.
    ...
  13. Hallo! I see them done two ways, mostly. ...

    Hallo!

    I see them done two ways, mostly.

    1. The cast-on integral steel front sight is filed off. And the properly shaped brass blade hard-soldered in its place as per the originals.

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    Hallo! It could also vary how strict a...

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    It could also vary how strict a regimental or senior commander was in allowing men (who might desert) to leave camp with their arms and ammunition and not stacked under guard on the color...
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    Hallo! Yes they were, are, black. Wool,...

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    Yes they were, are, black.

    Wool, being a "fuzzy" fiber generally takes dye fairly well while cottons, linens, and silks can be harder.

    Generally a mordant is needed to set the...
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    Hallo! I will be the Devil's Advocate, and...

    Hallo!

    I will be the Devil's Advocate, and answer the question in the spirit asked. Although it is not my advice or suggestion...

    "Shine" is a function of "illusion." The surfaces...
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    Hallo! Herr Bernard's "lack of adequate...

    Hallo!

    Herr Bernard's "lack of adequate land" is, was, further complicated by the need to "parade" the battles in front of paying spectators.
    Which IMHO, changed the nature of large...
  18. Hallo! Thanks Herr Bill for saving me some...

    Hallo!

    Thanks Herr Bill for saving me some typing. :)

    IMHO, this makes much more sense after one has walked and followed the action(s), or at least sat down with the troop disposition...
  19. Hallo! Looks very nice! Congratulations!! ...

    Hallo!

    Looks very nice! Congratulations!!

    Curt
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    Hallo! Danke Herr Bill.. nice to see you...

    Hallo!

    Danke Herr Bill.. nice to see you posting!

    (And just to pile on... The Berdan plaque on Little Round Top is placed where the tourists can easily see it. It is not located where...
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    Hallo! By "archives," do you mean PA state...

    Hallo!

    By "archives," do you mean PA state archives, or NARA (military and pension)?

    Curt
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    Hallo! Herr Josafoot. Check back later...

    Hallo!

    Herr Josafoot.

    Check back later for a detailed PM.

    Curt
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    Hallo! "We were 19th Indiana back then." ...

    Hallo!

    "We were 19th Indiana back then."

    "Susplains" the red circle. :) :)

    "So, the original poster is limiting himself, to one specific time frame?"

    I not really...
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    Hallo! The German "Flitz" is excellent, but...

    Hallo!

    The German "Flitz" is excellent, but dealing with polishing shining, and lifting say black discoloration.

    HOWEVER...

    It dissolves and lifts fake color-case hardening so it...
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    Hallo! "There is an order for 1000 Sky...

    Hallo!

    "There is an order for 1000 Sky blue trousers and 1100 Private's green trousers. I assume that this was the period in which they had the green frock coats and no green trousers?"

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