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    Look at stamp collecting sites for "covers", that...

    Look at stamp collecting sites for "covers", that will help in getting the addresses right and the many ways and places stamps were affixed. The letters home often have the soldier's address in the...
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    There are two left and I am making two more soon.

    There are two left and I am making two more soon.
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    Civilian Caps

    http://www.boydmiles.com/
    Hit the "Caps" button to see what I have ready to ship. Some summer weight caps are there and would be good for the upcoming season. A little more variety in style than you...
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    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/attachment.php?a...

    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=17437&d=1397745510
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    Redoubt Zabriskie is named for Col. Abram...

    Redoubt Zabriskie is named for Col. Abram Zabriskie of the 9th NJ. Point of Rocks on the Appomattox is about 4 miles from City Point.
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    Interesting photo of jimsonweed.

    Interesting photo of jimsonweed.
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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...
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    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.
  10. 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:
  14. 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.
  15. Night time where you live, all this winter...

    Night time where you live, all this winter everywhere else.
  16. 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.
  22. 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...
  23. Thread: Wtb -hat!

    by Boyd Miles
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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
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