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    As much as I would like to tell you what is wrong...

    As much as I would like to tell you what is wrong by what little you have said it isn't really possible. There are at least four things that are likely to cause the problem, two or three of them you...
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    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/attachment.php?a...

    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=18394&d=1418515931 Those wacky Brits call them nipples.
  3. IFG was created on paper in May, since that time...

    IFG was created on paper in May, since that time they have built their warehouses, gotten the import licences and built a dealer network. They are not just here for the black powder market but will...
  4. I don't think they sell direct so a link to...

    I don't think they sell direct so a link to dealers would be about it. They have some photos and descriptions and the contact info if you want to become a dealer.
  5. They are up and running (Italian Firearms Group)

    http://www.italianfirearmsgroup.com/

    Got an email that asked this to be posted for those whom it interests.
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    That was supposed to be 4 15/16ths on the first...

    That was supposed to be 4 15/16ths on the first one. (15/8ths would be 1 7/8ths a huge difference that the Austrians may have been fine with)
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    I checked four, 4 15/8 ths, 4 7/8ths, 5, and 5...

    I checked four, 4 15/8 ths, 4 7/8ths, 5, and 5 3/32nds. So just about 5 inches seems to be the target location. Given that Austria had a different measuring system at the time it looks like they were...
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    Small Business Saturday

    Can't get much smaller than the sutlers that post here. Check out the listings below and in the classifieds.
    And if you happen to be in the market for an officer's haversack or nice smoking cap...
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    Degrease it and use it as is and enjoy the mirror...

    Degrease it and use it as is and enjoy the mirror while you have it, it won't last. But if you are in a hurry then by all means just add the tiny scratches from a super fine sandpaper (400-600 grit...
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    Do all you can with period materials and methods...

    Do all you can with period materials and methods to keep it looking like it looks now and soon enough it will have the aged look you want. If this is for some sort of art project then send me a pm.
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    Has many of the same moderators.

    Has many of the same moderators.
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    The OTB is older.

    The OTB is older.
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    They had no idea at the time that people would...

    They had no idea at the time that people would care later.
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    From Webster's 1828: Assert 1. To affirm...

    From Webster's 1828: Assert 1. To affirm positively; to declare with assurance; to aver.
    Possibly: 1. Perhaps; without absurdity.
    So you are saying he swears it might be.

    Page 72 of Reilly:...
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    The "S" is an inspector's mark, the brown is...

    The "S" is an inspector's mark, the brown is patina. Patina is rust, a natural browning. You can remove the patina and reduce the value of the bayonet with a bit of work, this is frowned upon by...
  16. # 4 is tiny but I can see them all.

    # 4 is tiny but I can see them all.
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    It's a French easel, they still make them.

    It's a French easel, they still make them.
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    I see you got it thanks.

    I see you got it thanks.
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    I think I replied, check your email and if I...

    I think I replied, check your email and if I didn't let me know.
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    Enlisted CS haversacks

    http://boydmiles.homestead.com/index_2.html

    I have examined two of these made from the same pattern. One was hand sewn and may or may not have had a button, there was a torn spot where a button...
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    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?1...

    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?14085-Hemming-trousers
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    Roll them up. you see it all the time in images...

    Roll them up. you see it all the time in images and it takes very little skill.
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    http://www.blueandgraymarching.com/articles/confed...

    http://www.blueandgraymarching.com/articles/confederate-regimental-ordn.html
    For the most part on a strap but one SC unit bucked the trend.
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    Not to be argumentative but what is that based...

    Not to be argumentative but what is that based upon?
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    Market research

    I still have the materials around to make a few pair of suspenders but I am not sure of the length. Many years ago when I last made some I went by correctly cut pants so they ended up too short for...
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