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    I'll echo the good mayor - I received his painted...

    I'll echo the good mayor - I received his painted cloth haversack and am pleased with it and the quick shipping. It's a testament to Mr. Miles when it's something I could have certainly made myself,...
  2. CS Variant Mexican War Haversack

    Paypal at Ross4thUSInfy@aol.com. Questions or "I'll take it" via PM or email Ind18th@aol.com for quickest response. Here is what I have currently:

    CS variant haversack based upon the pre-war...
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    Not to hijack your thread or discourage a sale,...

    Not to hijack your thread or discourage a sale, but there is plenty of evidence of untrimmed Columbus Depot jackets, as found in several references to the original invoices from Columbus (amount of...
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    That has been discussed at some length in other...

    That has been discussed at some length in other forums and Facebook pages, and the short answer from some knowledgeable folks in the field like Steve Hesson is that it's not an English style, just a...
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    Although these are 18th century swivel guns,...

    Although these are 18th century swivel guns, field expediency in the 19th century probably didn't change too much, and these images conform to the info I have about the gun at Fort Brooke:
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    Excellent info - thanks for posting

    Excellent info - thanks for posting
  7. Thanks Jim!

    Thanks Jim!
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    I've only found one reference to naval swivel...

    I've only found one reference to naval swivel guns being used on land (unfortunately with no images, only a written description). It was installed at Fort Brooke (Tampa, FL) by Confederate militia to...
  9. Looking to buy logwood dyed thread

    Looking for a source for logwood dyed topstitching thread (or even thinner shirting thread if available) - prefer cotton over linen but beggers can't be choosers. Let me know via PM or email at...
  10. It is also good to note that prior to the war, it...

    It is also good to note that prior to the war, it was the practice of the Federal army to detail men as "company tailors". One or two men with some skill were utilized within the company to alter...
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    Excellent advice from Mr. Wickett. To truly...

    Excellent advice from Mr. Wickett. To truly perform the expected tasks of a staff officer, you must have a grasp of what occurs from the bottom up, and the only way to gain that experience is to...
  12. Responded to your PM - I can definitely help

    Responded to your PM - I can definitely help
  13. What Doc B. said above - it's generally...

    What Doc B. said above - it's generally understood that when replicating the ball in a repro cartridge they are for "show" or demonstration purposes, not general reenactments. There are certain...
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    41.5 inches from buttonhole to buttonhole. I'm...

    41.5 inches from buttonhole to buttonhole. I'm not as old but just as chubby as Doc B. 6'-2" but wear higher waisted trousers. Still wearing the same "poor boys" made by Adam Cecil of the Bully Boys...
  15. Just for the record, the modern term "poor boy"...

    Just for the record, the modern term "poor boy" describes suspenders that are without a buckle for adjustment. You just have a single brace or single button pair, not "poor boys". It is supposed that...
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    Yes, the back stitch was one of the most common...

    Yes, the back stitch was one of the most common due to speed and ease (a running stitch was also used and is generally neater in appearance due to the method). Here is an image from an embroidery...
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    What Mr. Jolly said above. Plus here's a link to...

    What Mr. Jolly said above. Plus here's a link to a past discussion on here -

    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?20455-period-clothes-hangars&highlight=clothes+hangers

    and another...
  18. Just as Mrs. L says, your material is too thin...

    Just as Mrs. L says, your material is too thin and not wide enough. You can fix it a little bit by adding a "lining" of additional thick material all the way around, basically doubling it up so to...
  19. It's all yours Ron - sent you a PM

    It's all yours Ron - sent you a PM
  20. Well I found a pistol, but I still have this...

    Well I found a pistol, but I still have this jacket available for $150 shipped, but will still entertain trade offers: quality Fed doublebag knapsack, Federal variant wool issue shirt in 48-50,...
  21. Will entertain trade offers. I'm looking for a...

    Will entertain trade offers. I'm looking for a beater Navy .36, quality Fed Doublbag knapsack, or a Federal variant issue shirt in wool flannel in a 48-52 size
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    I offer my own sigh, as I did indeed read every...

    I offer my own sigh, as I did indeed read every word of your post. The very appearance of this thread shouldn't even be debatable by anyone who cares about history, authenticity, and more importantly...
  23. Thanks Phil. For some reason this just isn't...

    Thanks Phil. For some reason this just isn't moving. I've had three people interested, with two asking if I'd take less for it, but I really don't see why this isn't gone. But alas, the market is...
  24. A quick read of the original post will show that...

    A quick read of the original post will show that you need to email him at the provided address for pics
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    It was in the article that he spoke of using...

    It was in the article that he spoke of using plastic instead of aluminum foil because they'd had problems in the past with foil. I'll see if I can find that link again (found it on Facebook)
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