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  1. See it looks here as if this donut was threaded...

    See it looks here as if this donut was threaded onto the end of the screw and then the end of the screw peened over so that the donut could not come off:
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  2. So it was sort of like an acorn nut - to protect...

    So it was sort of like an acorn nut - to protect the user from the sharp end of the threaded screw?

    Can anyone post some close-up photos of this arrangement?

    Pedersoli has made the length of...
  3. Question about screws on Enfield Palmer-style barrel bands

    Hi All,

    I am noticing that in looking at pictures of original Enfield rifles with Palmer-style barrel bands that the screw that joins the two ends of the band together appears to have the threaded...
  4. I wanted to let everyone know that I bit on this....

    I wanted to let everyone know that I bit on this. I got an additional $20 off coupon in the email so I picked it up for $729 delivered.

    It is very, very nice. I wrote up a review here:
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    The CCI "Reenactor" caps are definitely weaker...

    The CCI "Reenactor" caps are definitely weaker than the RWS caps. I consistently have trouble with the CCI caps setting off my Richmond Carbine with its right-angle fire channel. They do OK on my...
  6. Thread: too old

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    I know this will give the hardcore people...

    I know this will give the hardcore people apoplexy, but you could put a plastic liner inside the barrel. Perhaps with a metal/wood spigot that went through to the inside somehow.

    Steve
  7. Thread: too old

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    I figured that was how it would play out. I...

    I figured that was how it would play out.

    I know from reading that sometimes groups of soldiers would pool their food together in a "mess" and one fellow who showed a knack for cooking it might...
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    So on originals the brass blade is only secured...

    So on originals the brass blade is only secured by solder?

    I like the groove idea.

    Steve
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    How to replace the 1842 front sight.

    I did a search on this but I did not turn up anything helpful.

    I am about to buy an Armisport 1842. I would like to defarb the incorrect cast-in front sight with a correct brass one. I have had...
  10. Thread: too old

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    I was not trying to imply that it could not. I...

    I was not trying to imply that it could not. I was asking a question. Would someone have stayed behind in an encampment and cooked while everyone else was off fighting? Or would you just assume...
  11. Thread: too old

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    Can someone portray a cook and stay in camp and...

    Can someone portray a cook and stay in camp and cook food?

    Steve
  12. Yup, the company selling the stamps notes that...

    Yup, the company selling the stamps notes that the Selma packs were printed on the wrapper itself. I understand that the Confederacy settled on the Enfield style of cartridge in 1864. So it would...
  13. That's what I'm wondering. Is this a "combo"...

    That's what I'm wondering. Is this a "combo" label that is suitable for either the expanding ball type of cartridge or the Enfield style cartridge?

    In other words, is this a "universal" cartridge...
  14. Question about Selma Arsenal Pack label

    I noticed that New Blazing Star Press sells rubber stamps for arsenal pack labels:

    http://www.newblazingstarpress.com/shop/arsenal-label-stamps

    They have a Confederate label from the Selma...
  15. Hi Terry, The ordnance manuals are available...

    Hi Terry,

    The ordnance manuals are available online for free:

    1850:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=g4XcbT6OlhQC&printsec=toc&source=gbs_navlinks_s#v=onepage&q&f=false
    Dimensions are on page...
  16. I have made a video that shows how to make the...

    I have made a video that shows how to make the 1855 and 1861 style of cartridges:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLtpajjYBmA

    Steve
  17. Cabela's has Pedersoli Enfield for $750

    Not sure if this is the place to post this, but I noticed that Cabela's has Pedersoli Enfields at the cheapest price I have ever seen, with free shipping for a Thanksgiving sale.

    $749.99.
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    I can just see the Irish DI from "Glory" ripping...

    I can just see the Irish DI from "Glory" ripping some dude a new one for smoking his pipe in ranks. "Oh, boyo, ya tink yer in a barracks, do ya? Ya better stow that pipe straight away or by Jesus...
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    Yes, there was clearly a grass fire; At one point...

    Yes, there was clearly a grass fire; At one point you can see it very clearly. Several troops go out and stomp it out and pour their canteens on it.

    Steve
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    I liked it. It provides an insight into Civil...

    I liked it. It provides an insight into Civil War battle that has possibly never been seen before, or by very few. I can't see how it would be much more distracting than the massive crowd of...
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    I bought it through Steam and have played through...

    I bought it through Steam and have played through the Gettysburg campaign. Probably played about 3 hours maybe?

    It's OK. I'm having a hard time figuring out the Line of Sight of my troops. I...
  22. Thread: Accident

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    Preliminary reports coming in now from a fellow...

    Preliminary reports coming in now from a fellow that interviewed the fellow with the explosion indicate that they examined his prepared ammunition and out of 80 or so rounds, only 20 were loaded with...
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    Um....yeahhhhh. A pretend chain of command...

    Um....yeahhhhh.

    A pretend chain of command can't do much here, I'm afraid. Even if they were able to somehow shame the boyfriend into some immediate rectification of the problem, it's pretty...
  24. Thread: Accident

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    I think it's good to be aware of this incident as...

    I think it's good to be aware of this incident as another reminder that one should never be complacent when dealing with firearms.

    However, it should also be noted that this is said to be the...
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    There is also an account by a reporter visiting a...

    There is also an account by a reporter visiting a manufacturing facility in England describing the manufacture of Enfield rifles. I believe it is quoted in one of Craig Berry's books. He briefly...
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