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  1. I will carry my 18th century tinned sheet metal...

    I will carry my 18th century tinned sheet metal coffeepot everywhere til it gits kilt. Been in my pack through every field of service since I bought it at Ft. deChartres in 1996. Looks like ****, but...
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    Several mentions of both sides carrying "foraged"...

    Several mentions of both sides carrying "foraged" hams, shoes, and other "liberated" articles on bayonets attached to firearms from their former places of abode here in Mizzourah. Ephraim McDowell...
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    I thought everyone knew the answer to the meaning...

    I thought everyone knew the answer to the meaning of life question is "42".

    Have fun today folks.

    Bushwhacker
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    as an aside topic; I wish I could find it now, or...

    as an aside topic; I wish I could find it now, or at least remember where I read it, but rifle slings were employed as emergency harness repair to remove some guns from battle lines to avoid capture...
  5. Wouldn't it be amazing to know what is on that...

    Wouldn't it be amazing to know what is on that sheet of paper he's holding!

    Bushwhacker (still alive just working my arse off at my "new" job).
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    I still see the aging of reenactors, combined...

    I still see the aging of reenactors, combined with the dropping out/dying-off of long-time reenactors as the biggest factor here in MO. Not enough new/young men joining the ranks, and our unit hasn't...
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    As Mssr. Schmidt addressed the high comb on the...

    As Mssr. Schmidt addressed the high comb on the Enfield's, I must concur and relate that the first time I fired a live round at the recommended charge of 65 gr. with a 510 gr. Minnie ball, it hurt! ...
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    Not specifically related to the topic, but...

    Not specifically related to the topic, but dropping a nice whitetail doe at 100+ yds. is also a real experience!

    Bushwhacker
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    Thanks, the first time I tried it only deleted...

    Thanks, the first time I tried it only deleted part of the message and re-arranged sequence on some sentences, but seems to work fine now.

    Bushwhacker
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    New software

    Sorry to bother with this but just a small/minor annoyance: the PM function now seems to be stuck with multiple quotes in reply. Any way to get around this or are we pretty much stuck with it? ...
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    Looks like the rifle and mold are SPF. Thanks...

    Looks like the rifle and mold are SPF. Thanks everyone, and I just made my small donation to the forum as well. I appreciate being able to peddle my stuff here.

    Bushwhacker
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    The mold is a Lyman 510 gr. "New Style" Minnie'...

    The mold is a Lyman 510 gr. "New Style" Minnie' ball, which is just slightly different from the original Minnie' in being more aerodynamic in the nose curve. Ordered from Track of the Wolf and can...
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    I will consider splitting up the rifle and mold...

    I will consider splitting up the rifle and mold for sale separately, but it's going to be a better deal for both! The mold/handle set cost me $98 brand new in March, still have the shipping box and...
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    Been thinking seriously about this one, but not...

    Been thinking seriously about this one, but not sure if I wanna drag the horses out that far or not. Being Creek (Berryhill & Derrisaw) descendant it would be nice to make this event though. Not...
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    Rifle and mold still up for grabs. All else is...

    Rifle and mold still up for grabs. All else is SPF. Thanks!

    Bushwhacker
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    The book and pistols are spoken for pending...

    The book and pistols are spoken for pending confirmation, etc. Rifle and mold still available. Thanks for all the replies/interest gents. The Forum gets the book funds and a little extra from the...
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    More rifle shots: ...

    More rifle shots:

    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h80/CaptBo/P1240397_zpsdb1c19ba.jpg

    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h80/CaptBo/P1240398_zps1838c795.jpg
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    Pistols & stuff

    My trip to my son's graduation from Marine Corps boot camp ended up costing us a new transmission, so things gotta go.

    First up though, is for the forum; a 1910 edition of Thoreaus Walden in...
  19. Thread: Huzzah?

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    It was actually in chapter 3, pg. 152 (from the...

    It was actually in chapter 3, pg. 152 (from the book cited above)...they gave a cheer of three huzzahs, accompanied by a wave of their hats for each huzzah before charging upon their Indian enemies....
  20. Thread: Huzzah?

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    Darn, I wish I had my Life of Daniel Boone by...

    Darn, I wish I had my Life of Daniel Boone by Lyman C. Draper, edited by Ted Franklin Belue with me now! I( just read last night, (in chapter 2), where Draper relates that the Highlanders sent to...
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    I'm going for a Bushwhacker impression overall....

    I'm going for a Bushwhacker impression overall. This rank & file thing just doesn't do much for me really. If it ever cools off enough while my camera is still working I'll attempt a photo or two...
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    In his book 1st Missouri Confederate Brigade,...

    In his book 1st Missouri Confederate Brigade, Anderson tells of several fishing/eating fish stories by Price's troops, including one incident where some troops attempted to drain one lake to get the...
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    Being from Cass County, Mizzourah, I tend to go...

    Being from Cass County, Mizzourah, I tend to go with the border war as the first shots fired, as federal troops were brought in and fired on by Abolitionists, and Fort Scott, KS (Federal post) was...
  24. OOOooops! I completely forgot Lilies Saddles was...

    OOOooops! I completely forgot Lilies Saddles was doing 19th century saddles as well as 18th cent.! "My bad" as the kids say. However , Myron Razor (who made my saddle) shared somewhat different...
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    Many thanks to those who have shared their...

    Many thanks to those who have shared their positive experience. I am very much chagrined at having missed this event, but attending my son's Marine Corps boot camp Graduation takes precedence over...
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