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    I had fantastic luck with mine. I bought an...

    I had fantastic luck with mine. I bought an E.P.Bond lock plate and every part off my Parker-Hale lock just went right on, screws fit and all. I didn't have to do a bit of fitting to the stock...
  2. I can't find the size anywhere, am I missing it...

    I can't find the size anywhere, am I missing it or is it not listed?
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    Officer's Haversack

    I have two ready to ship. http://www.boydmiles.com/

    I also have some civilian caps on the "caps" page that are new.
  4. Thread: Wheel hats

    by Boyd Miles
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    Military? Civilian? 1830s? 1840s? 1850s? 1860s?...

    Military? Civilian? 1830s? 1840s? 1850s? 1860s? Earlier or later than that? There is more than one kind of cap that could be called a "wheel hat".
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    The tools and how to use them, off the top of my...

    The tools and how to use them, off the top of my head and away from my bench I count 16 tools needed to make a simple roller buckle belt. That is about as simple an item as you can get. Sure you can...
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    I have never seen patterns for sale, I guess you...

    I have never seen patterns for sale, I guess you need to do what the people that make and sell leather goods do and find an original and make your own copy. It is best if you own the piece or the...
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    The Remington conversion is the coolest. :wink:

    The Remington conversion is the coolest. :wink:
  8. Sorry, the requested page does not exist. ...

    Sorry, the requested page does not exist.

    Please check the URL for correct spelling and capitalization. Might want to double check your link.
  9. Night time where you live, all this winter...

    Night time where you live, all this winter everywhere else.
  10. Just to celebrate the arrivial of some warm weather

    OTB is open for viewing, you will have to join to post. If we get attacked by the spambots we will have to bar the gate again. http://offtopicboys.yuku.com/directory
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    Civilian caps

    If the web site is working click on the Caps button, Homestead has been having problems today. http://www.boydmiles.com/index.html
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    Sticky: http://www.imageresizer.com/ I use that program...

    http://www.imageresizer.com/
    I use that program all the time, simple to the point of not bothering to tell you a whole lot of how to do it but it is easy to learn how to use it.
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    Number 1 looks to be Swiss 1842 model, they used...

    Number 1 looks to be Swiss 1842 model, they used them from 1842 to 1869 with some sort of upgrade in 1859 (I would guess rifling and new sight). Crown over G is a German mark.
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    Just tried an image from my computer and it...

    Just tried an image from my computer and it worked for me.
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    I have found that socks will last longer if you...

    I have found that socks will last longer if you wear a clean pair each day, so for a longer event you need to use some of the soap you were issued and wash your dirty socks and let them drip dry.
  16. Thread: Wtb -hat!

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    If you have not found your oversize bowler then I...

    If you have not found your oversize bowler then I might have something that would work for you. Scroll down to the bottom of this page: http://www.boydmiles.com/Caps.html
    The photos show the ear...
  17. Thread: Wtb -hat!

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    I thought he might have been looking for a size 8...

    I thought he might have been looking for a size 8 bowler.
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    We just throw down some sawdust, mopping is too...

    We just throw down some sawdust, mopping is too much like work.
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    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?2...

    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?2166-Great-Coat-Question&highlight=stripes+greatcoat
  20. Thread: Wtb -hat!

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    How is a bowler supposed to cover your ears?

    How is a bowler supposed to cover your ears?
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    There are two terms that make a huge difference...

    There are two terms that make a huge difference in this question, "civilian" and "musket". A civilian could conceivably have anything to carry anything but in normal use it comes down to (to answer...
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    I think you need to fill out a form 40 to get new...

    I think you need to fill out a form 40 to get new forms.
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    This kind of sort of almost goes along, it is...

    This kind of sort of almost goes along, it is interesting even if slightly diagonal to the topic:

    http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/veterans_affairs/History.html
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    This looks to be just a method of paying disabled...

    This looks to be just a method of paying disabled soldiers and sailors as long as they could prove they were disabled. It doesn't look like the Federal version at all and if they could serve they...
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    CHAP. XXI.--An Act to amend an act entitled "An...

    CHAP. XXI.--An Act to amend an act entitled "An act to provide an Invalid Corps," approved seventeenth February, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.

    See ante. p. 203, ch. 56.

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