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  1. Hallo! Many times in reenacting, lads use...

    Hallo!

    Many times in reenacting, lads use the British box not even to hold the packs but rather just to hold loose cartridges. Some talk about the "ease" of not having to make and then open...
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    Hallo! For a generic sampling, I would...

    Hallo!

    For a generic sampling, I would recommend the 1988 "The Brothers' War: Civil War Letters to Their Loved Ones from the Blue and Gray" edited by Annette Tapert.

    I did not look to...
  3. Hallo! Eminently.. convenient methinks! :) ...

    Hallo!

    Eminently.. convenient methinks! :)

    Lets see. It gave me pause to reflect that tucked in blouses mean no suspenders. Which got me t thinking that while over sized trousers as a...
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    Hallo! I don't know enough about it, nor...

    Hallo!

    I don't know enough about it, nor have I encountered an ID.

    I can just hear the photographer saying "Give me some pensive, something evocative... to show thought...as you look out...
  5. Hallo! Here's one from another current...

    Hallo!

    Here's one from another current thread that can do double duty, from Redoubt Zabriskie, 1864:

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    Hallo! The other lad can do double duty for...

    Hallo!

    The other lad can do double duty for this thread as well as the blouse tucked in thread as well. :)

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  7. Hallo! "Is it farbish or did it actually...

    Hallo!

    "Is it farbish or did it actually happen?'

    Obviously not a Universal practice by any means, but the photographic record does show it at times.

    IMHO, I believe your...
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    Hallo! Good eye! ...

    Hallo!

    Good eye!

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/Michael1787/4ecab71a-c0c0-4db7-8e64-0db8d5104aca_zps56b0f43c.jpg

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    Hallo! Hey you! Any one want to get their...

    Hallo!

    Hey you! Any one want to get their picture taken?

    I think a photographer had a batch of plates and no interesting action, so he went to Zabriskie Redoubt/Redoubt Zabriskie and sot...
  10. Hallo! In "statisitcs' it always amazes me...

    Hallo!

    In "statisitcs' it always amazes me at how few or low a sample can be, and still be an accurate or otherwise Reliable and Valid reflection of the whole.

    The "German Tank Problem"...
  11. Hallo! "What's the minimum powder charge I...

    Hallo!

    "What's the minimum powder charge I need?"

    Boy, now there is a hard question to answer in "25 words or less." :) :) All woven through with history, facts, lore, opinions,...
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    Hallo! They are pretty good for hanging on...

    Hallo!

    They are pretty good for hanging on the wall of one's bedroom, manboy cave, or rear view window of one's pick up truck.

    Confederate flags are a long discussion, historical ones...
  13. Brass Framed Revolvers: Myths and Myths, Part 4

    Hallo!

    Just getting some extra mileage out of a post, Part 4 of four.

    In brief...

    The Italian (and Spanish) reproduction makers realized early on that there was a demand for...
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    Hallo! "But is there like a book on...

    Hallo!

    "But is there like a book on gunsmithing because I think it is a good skill to have?"

    "There are a number of scholarly type books on Civil War era small arms, but none on their...
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    Hallo! "Ordnance Sergeant" in reenacting...

    Hallo!

    "Ordnance Sergeant" in reenacting is most often not a sergeant in the Ordnance Department but rather a made-up position in infantry companies. Typically,, it is lad who is responsible...
  16. Hallo! Not speaking for him but I assume it...

    Hallo!

    Not speaking for him but I assume it is the red flat "tape" on a regulation jacket:

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/Michael1787/Civil%20War/artshelljkt_zps95427b72.jpg

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    Hallo! Howdy and welcome... Curt

    Hallo!

    Howdy and welcome...

    Curt
  18. Hallo! It is a theory of mine, that screws...

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    It is a theory of mine, that screws can loosen on their own.
    I had an Enfield that needed its hammer screw tightened at the end of every event as it had backed-off and was loose...
  19. Hallo! Not that I have hard tell of. A...

    Hallo!

    Not that I have hard tell of.

    A number of the Yeck Smiths, as I and my wife had done... had the cleanout screw replaced by "welding" it over and polishing it smooth as if it were...
  20. Hallo! Yup... Color variation is...

    Hallo!

    Yup...

    Color variation is likely the Italian worker was in a hurry, and due to their inconsistent Quality Control practices, it was not fully polished bright.

    Curt
  21. Hallo! Hard to diagnose not having the gun...

    Hallo!

    Hard to diagnose not having the gun in hand.
    If you have calipers you could measure the depth of the threads in the bolster and the length of the screw. Or, perhaps better yet,...
  22. Hallo! Would you help us out and post some...

    Hallo!

    Would you help us out and post some Period images of a back pocket(s) in trousers?

    Thanks.

    Curt
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    Hallo! As the old Saying goes: ...

    Hallo!

    As the old Saying goes:

    "Anyone with an impression worse than mine, is a Farb."
    "Anyone with an impression better than mine is a Stitch Nazi/Thread Counter/Button P#sser."
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  24. Hallo! There are "versions' around. I...

    Hallo!

    There are "versions' around.

    I forget who made them now, but about 15 years ago (?) a lad made a limited run. IIRC, they were $75 back then.

    Since then, there is a...
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    Hallo! IMHO... I would recommend...

    Hallo!

    IMHO...

    I would recommend reading and rereading this post a few times, and others like it:

    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?31538-CW-Reenactor-Beginner-Help ...
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