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    Do you have the serial number of the watch? Is it...

    Do you have the serial number of the watch? Is it a key wind? Thanks!
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    Can you do an R. T. Pritchett lockplate stamp?

    Can you do an R. T. Pritchett lockplate stamp?
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    Ordinary musketry, as others have already...

    Ordinary musketry, as others have already observed, is usually pretty safe and isn't a major safety concern. Usually musketry is controlled, in formations. And I think the hobby is getting better...
  4. Nice shooting, Steve. I am not surprised to see...

    Nice shooting, Steve. I am not surprised to see the bullets with plugs got better groups, especially with the service charge.

    You got much better accuracy out of the progressive depth rifled...
  5. 70 CS Enfield living history cartridge tubes

    I have 70 English-style Enfield cartridge tubes, which I used to call the "short pattern" Enfield cartridge, ready to go for sale. These rounds are a copy of an original Confederate-made Enfield...
  6. One of these days, my long term goal is a fully...

    One of these days, my long term goal is a fully defarbed rifle with a new progressive depth rifled barrel. I need to start calling folks and see if Whitacre puts a new barrel on the thing, if the...
  7. Wow Steve, that's the first and only time I've...

    Wow Steve, that's the first and only time I've ever seen a complete pattern of the final gummed-band cartridge! And it was in RBtR the whole time...

    Assuming the entire plate is to scale, you...
  8. The little notch helps when you're rolling it up....

    The little notch helps when you're rolling it up. Try it. I even notch both corners now. Although I put the notch on the bottom (open end of the powder cylinder). It really does help roll it up...
  9. I read that on the AC and some pretty big names...

    I read that on the AC and some pretty big names of Civil War ammunition experts contributed to that discussion; they are leagues beyond my feeble knowledge. Yet bottom line up front, I still am...
  10. The P1853 was actually adopted in 1854. Lord...

    The P1853 was actually adopted in 1854. Lord Hardinge, commander in chief of the British Army, had a commission at the Royal Armory test prototypes of rifles provided by a number of manufacturers....
  11. Steve, I could go on and on all day about paper...

    Steve, I could go on and on all day about paper cartridges and Enfield cartridges in particular. I'm sure this stuff makes the eyes of "normal" people glaze over. I find it absolutely fascinating. It...
  12. Hi Steve, The closest I have ever been able to...

    Hi Steve,

    The closest I have ever been able to find from period sources is from a work published by the British War Office in 1863, "Text Book on the Theory of the Motion of Projectiles" page 121,...
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    What would be the most period-correct...

    What would be the most period-correct commercially available rice?
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    WTB CS enlisted frock coat

    I just returned from a deployment and it turns out I sweated off about 20 pounds over there... all my Civil War stuff fits me like clown suits now, and I have an event coming up at the end of August....
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    #1 SPF, thanks. #3 still available, here are a...

    #1 SPF, thanks.

    #3 still available, here are a few additional pictures of it:
    http://imageshack.us/a/img13/373/img0543dd.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img850/6992/img0544rn.jpg...
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    #4 sold. Thanks

    #4 sold. Thanks
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    #2 is sold, thanks.

    #2 is sold, thanks.
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    Original key wind watches FS

    "I shall send some of my Bounty money home I guess though I must have a watch for my duty as Sergt requires it for I must know when to post guard."
    --Sergeant George Oscar French, 11th Vermont...
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    Hi Don. The answer is "it depends" because...

    Hi Don.

    The answer is "it depends" because different arsenals used different methods, at different periods of the war, for different types and calibers of ammunition. In most US arsenals (St Louis...
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    This may be asking the obvious, but is the powder...

    This may be asking the obvious, but is the powder completely dry?

    Most modern black powder is glazed with graphite and is more resistant than old black powder to absorbing moisture. GOEX, for...
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    American rifle-musket or smoothbore musket...

    American rifle-musket or smoothbore musket cartridge packs (aka arsenal packs, bundles, etc) almost universally contained ten rounds. They varied on the number of caps contained. The pack wrappers...
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    First place I would start asking is with your...

    First place I would start asking is with your unit. Often, somebody knows somebody who is selling a musket for a fair price. But ask your unit what the appropriate weapon was for the impression you...
  23. Thread: Key wind watch

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    Key wind watch

    I have an original key wind and key set Elgin Model 1 seven jewel watch from 1875 for sale. Although this particular watch was made in 1875 (when Ulysses S. Grant was President) production of the...
  24. Thread: Casting Minnie'

    by Brett
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    I agree with everything Curt and others have...

    I agree with everything Curt and others have said. I would wash the mold blocks with mineral spirits to get all the oil off of it, thoroughly dry, thoroughly smoke the interior chamber of the mold...
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    Y'all are too much. :D Watch on hold, pending...

    Y'all are too much. :D

    Watch on hold, pending payment. Thanks.

    I've got a few more I am tinkering on. I have several that are mechanically running great but they are missing crystals. It is...
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