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    'evening, I agree with All For the Union. I...

    'evening,

    I agree with All For the Union. I absolutely refuse to FaceBook. I had an account for all of a month, and it wasn't worth the aggravation.

    But then, I still think the best recruiting...
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    Problems, no. But it's been loading fairly slowly...

    Problems, no. But it's been loading fairly slowly since they went to the new background.

    Calum
  3. Thanks for posting the link! Had to go have...

    Thanks for posting the link! Had to go have dinner while it loaded... :) In the main, the reenactors I saw in the photos were putting forth good impressions. And some of the back stories were very...
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    'evening sir, An excellent article on both...

    'evening sir,

    An excellent article on both blank and live rounds can be found at: http://www.berdansharpshooters.com/usssbb/viewtopic.php?f=96&t=72 I thought that Mr Skillman had a second article...
  5. Thread: IAB Sharps

    by Calum
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    Hi Harry, A pard had one - civi model rifle...

    Hi Harry,

    A pard had one - civi model rifle with heavy barrel. It wasn't as reliable as my ArmiSport, but really he didn't have any major issues. The biggest difference was the lever spring was an...
  6. Thread: Hunting

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    'morning, I don't have the reference before...

    'morning,

    I don't have the reference before me, but I believe that this was in Steven's regimental history of the USSS.

    An individual was brought up on charges for discharging his weapon...
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    Sleeve cuff vent modification ?

    'morning,

    I recently picked up a used civilian frock. Overall it fits me well, but the sleeves are long. It does appear to be mostly machine sewn although it is quality work and good wool.

    I...
  8. Thread: Dyeing Wool?

    by Calum
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    'morning sir, Back in my early days of doing...

    'morning sir,

    Back in my early days of doing Berdan's, I had a frock that was "too green". A pard had has success darkening his using Rit dye, so I decided to give it a shot since it picked up...
  9. This is primarily from Berdan's Sharpshooters in...

    This is primarily from Berdan's Sharpshooters in Combat: The Peninsula Campaign and Gettysburg.

    At the beginning of July 2nd, 2nd Reg’t was all positioned on/around BRT. Co D was "in the ravine",...
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    Their pocket chess set gets comments every time I...

    Their pocket chess set gets comments every time I pull it out. Several pards and I have had many a good game at events. I've been exceptionally pleased with everything else I've purchased from them,...
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    Hi Eli, Brian White, of WW&Co, is doing the...

    Hi Eli,

    Brian White, of WW&Co, is doing the correct frock. He did one for me last year as a custom job and it is gorgeous! I posted some photos in a thread last year...
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    I certainly hope that the young lady had the...

    I certainly hope that the young lady had the sense to dump this obviously worthless piece of trash as soon as she was safely back in mundania. But shooting's too good for him, draw and quarter the...
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    'evening, A former pard had one. His was a...

    'evening,

    A former pard had one. His was a major officer's frock though, not the enlisted version. I didn't check it out up-close and personal, but it did look decent, and other than a sizing...
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    Mine arrived from Jan today. Beautiful quality...

    Mine arrived from Jan today. Beautiful quality and workmanship. I had an issue submitting my shipping address, and Jan was great to deal with.
  15. Thread: 1864 brbq??

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    'evening, My copy of Hardtack and Coffee is...

    'evening,

    My copy of Hardtack and Coffee is out on loan, so I can't double check. I believe Billings mentions it in there at some point. Basically dig a pit and line it with rocks. Additional...
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    Bayonets on Sharps

    'morning,

    Technically, they're '63 Sharps since they don't have the stud for the saber bayonet. The '63 used an angular bayonet that was nearly identical to the one used on the Springfields.
    ...
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    Doesn't look like the one up top (right) has...

    Doesn't look like the one up top (right) has leathers either. Although he does appear to have a belt slung loosely around his hips.

    Calum
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    I have one of the Dixie ones, and it's always a...

    I have one of the Dixie ones, and it's always a conversation starter at LHs.

    I'm not sure about non-Berdan SharpShooters, but Berdan's didn't use them in the field. Even during training, they...
  19. Thread: Serial Number ?

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    Thanks Curt! I didn't realize that. It...

    Thanks Curt!

    I didn't realize that. It definitely simplifies things though! So the two letter is the actual "code" and the serial number is just that - a unique identifier to the weapon.

    Calum
  20. Thread: Serial Number ?

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    Serial Number ?

    'afternoon all,

    The recent post looking for a mainspring caused me to ponder the age of my various reenacting firearms. The few that I bought new are fairly easy. But those that I've bought used...
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    Howdy sir, Your Inbox is full... Calum

    Howdy sir,

    Your Inbox is full...

    Calum
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    'afternoon, I'm wondering if it's still not...

    'afternoon,

    I'm wondering if it's still not the pins. I know that photo two shows the barrel fully on - but the barrel assembly is inverted. That means that the pins/holes aren't lined up with...
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    'morning, It's their CS/Civi Drawers kit...

    'morning,

    It's their CS/Civi Drawers kit (wwandcompany.com/store/garment-kits/cs-kits/cscivilian-drawers-kits.html). I've done the same kit, and mine also ran large. But incredibly comfortable in...
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    Thanks for the link - it was a very interesting...

    Thanks for the link - it was a very interesting read!

    Calum
  25. Thread: In camp gun rack

    by Calum
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    Thanks for the enlightenment! :) Calum

    Thanks for the enlightenment! :)

    Calum
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