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    Do ye know who constructed the jacket originally?

    Do ye know who constructed the jacket originally?
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    You're leaving a lot of guessing here. Fed,...

    You're leaving a lot of guessing here. Fed, Cornfed, or Civilian?

    and properly re-constructed trousers come in properly reconstructed weight.

    Just sayin'
  3. IMHO the belt and pistol are the photographer's....

    IMHO the belt and pistol are the photographer's. The belt's to big for him. Anyway. Can anyone zoom up the book in his right hand close enough to read what's on the spine? My work computer just isn't...
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    3 pairs I have are all 43 inches with buckles for...

    3 pairs I have are all 43 inches with buckles for adjustment.
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    Never is a finite term but, I'll say this. They...

    Never is a finite term but, I'll say this. They were so uncommon during the 1860'd it would not be appropriate to wear one at or during a CW event.
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    Moderators? Is there a like button?

    Moderators? Is there a like button?
  7. I'd throw them away and head to the sutler or the...

    I'd throw them away and head to the sutler or the local general store.
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    Sod Cloth attached?

    Sod Cloth attached?
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    Don't buy anything until you have a unit and that...

    Don't buy anything until you have a unit and that unit assigns you a mentor. read everything you can get your hands on. "I herd" is not an historical fact. Look at all of the photos you can. the...
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    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?3...

    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?31260-Stripes-on-a-great-coat&highlight=rank+on+a+great+coat
  11. still goen to the wrone events?

    still goen to the wrone events?
  12. March with that new book in our haversack or...

    March with that new book in our haversack or knapsack for a few events. It gets old really quickly. Remember Jude Law's book in "Cold Mountain?"
  13. I did that exact thing with a copy of Melville's...

    I did that exact thing with a copy of Melville's "The Whale."
  14. Repops? Heck, I've found originals at our local...

    Repops? Heck, I've found originals at our local flea market for less $ than repops. Same at our local library's yearly book sale (yes, I have a library card). Good stuff is out there if you're...
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    "Supposedly" it's formulated to work better,...

    "Supposedly" it's formulated to work better, fired as blanks in properly constructed and maintained period weapons. I've never used it myself but, hear as Matt has stated, it's much dirtier. So, at a...
  16. have you tried going to the Authentic Campaigner...

    have you tried going to the Authentic Campaigner website and clicking on the events calendar? it's loaded.
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    More, way more period references to boiling meals...

    More, way more period references to boiling meals than both frying and using a rammer. Although all three were used. Because of period food preservation practices, boiling got rid of more of the salt.
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    When in camp or garrison, why would one need a...

    When in camp or garrison, why would one need a personal stove? Food was cooked by company. Winter huts were heated, facilitating the making of your own coffee and more if you had it. But again, in...
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    Safety first, second and third.

    Safety first, second and third.
  20. That lasted about 3 hours longer that I thought...

    That lasted about 3 hours longer that I thought it would.
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    Authentic Ice should have 13 to 15 stitches per...

    Authentic Ice should have 13 to 15 stitches per inch.
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    Who makes the best test?

    Who makes the best test?
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    A teamster, weather military or civilian would...

    A teamster, weather military or civilian would have a military guard, if they were carrying property of the military. So would the teamster have any weapon? Military yes, and maybe. Civilian probably...
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    I always went to the unit website and 1. Called...

    I always went to the unit website and 1. Called the person who seemed to be the leader and ask if I could fall in. 2. Same except for e-mail. Never had an issue.
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    Why not just do what the boys of 186x did? It was...

    Why not just do what the boys of 186x did? It was call Camp Guard.
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