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    Most common: With a cartridge box sling as issued...

    Most common: With a cartridge box sling as issued
    Less common: On the waist belt (not all boxes had provisions for this option)
    Uncommon: Both
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    $900 to $1200 is probably on the high side. The...

    $900 to $1200 is probably on the high side. The 150th cycle is wheezing to a close and mostly late war events remain on the calendar.
    The Armi Sport 1842 is a fine piece and you can try listing it...
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    This tracks with most research into the largely...

    This tracks with most research into the largely serious expressions found in mid-19th century photographs.
    Anyone want to take a stab at the reasons for the "Napoleon" pose with the hand tucked into...
  4. Park service regs prohibit use of flour to...

    Park service regs prohibit use of flour to produce smoke or whatever it was used for.
    Ironically, the rangers make the rounds with peat moss and cannon grade BP only.
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    Camp Chase Gazette had a picture of the 33rd NYV...

    Camp Chase Gazette had a picture of the 33rd NYV Elmira Coronet Band in the last issue. Ironically, there were not an abundance of coronets pictured.
  6. It isn't that we have to like it as much as the...

    It isn't that we have to like it as much as the Italian gun-makers know there are a lack of options for repro Civil War infantry arms. When Pedersoli produced a "better" Enfield repro, Armi Sport...
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    12 hours. That's about right. Better to do it...

    12 hours. That's about right. Better to do it overnight and have hog and hominy for breakfast.
  8. Spring 2014 Military Collector and Historian

    There is an article in the Spring 2014 Journal of the Company of Military Historians concerning Civil War infantry arms from Europe based on the research in Suppliers to the Confederacy: British Arms...
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    Never knew this existed. Excellent resource re:...

    Never knew this existed. Excellent resource re: the "War Department" British Enfield. The commercial version was not too much different in terms of the parts, etc.
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    Yeah, and if it's unlined you have to flat fell...

    Yeah, and if it's unlined you have to flat fell the stitches on that long center seam.
    Making a decent Union sack coat is not as easy as it looks.
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    Well, the puzzlement is the lock plate markings...

    Well, the puzzlement is the lock plate markings which clearly state "Springfield Firearms Corporation, Springfield Mass." The place I am thinking of was "Springfield Armory, Inc" and it was in...
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    The only true U S made Colt reproduction was the...

    The only true U S made Colt reproduction was the one mfg by Springfield Firearms Corporation d/b/a "Springfield Armory" (ceased operations) which trademarked the name back in the early 1970s. They...
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    It is not a rant. It is good sensible advice, but...

    It is not a rant. It is good sensible advice, but don't the hoop skirts made by Ross Lamoreaux come with drawstrings? I think the ones he made for me in XXL did. Maybe those were just big shirts?
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    It will be a corndog fair indeed. Looking forward...

    It will be a corndog fair indeed. Looking forward to it! See you boys there.
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    Yes, attending with STRI artillery crew. I think...

    Yes, attending with STRI artillery crew. I think we are doing CS that weekend. Not sure if there will be CS infantry, Cav, etc because it is their 150th event? Maybe. The annual demos at KEMO are...
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    Bill Hoover has been in the hospital, however...

    Bill Hoover has been in the hospital, however they are very much in business. I ordered a tin drum canteen in March, it came in about a week. Price had gone up vs what was on the website though....
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    It depends. Many of the original P53 Enfields...

    It depends. Many of the original P53 Enfields were handmade and parts would not interchange with each other, much less a modern reproduction. Although some certainly will, or else they can be fit...
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    Shorthorn is what I could determine, best as that...

    Shorthorn is what I could determine, best as that could be done, as to what breed was predominant for the beef ration "on the hoof."
  19. This is true. Not just Enfield hammer screws...

    This is true. Not just Enfield hammer screws either.
  20. Schnapps: Well apparently not too scrupulous...

    Schnapps:

    Well apparently not too scrupulous about the cleaning process as you lost the screw to start with. An important part of the cleaning process is returning all the parts back where they...
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    There was a movie upon which the beef raid was...

    There was a movie upon which the beef raid was loosely based, "Alvarez Kelly."
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    Wade Hampton stole such a herd of cattle from...

    Wade Hampton stole such a herd of cattle from Grant outside Richmond during the Overland campaign of 1864.
    I did some research on it years ago, trying to determine exactly what breed of cattle these...
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    Martin makes a 1857 parlor guitar. They are...

    Martin makes a 1857 parlor guitar. They are expensive, use gut strings with friction tuners and sound different than playing a modern guitar with steel strings.
  24. Agree, I am back on the AC as an Approved Vendor...

    Agree, I am back on the AC as an Approved Vendor for the books.
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    That's interesting, the lower 'arm' of the Armi...

    That's interesting, the lower 'arm' of the Armi Sport mainspring always seemed to me to be quite a bit longer than the EoA version, which as Curt states was an evolving design. Glad that worked, it...
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