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    I second the sitck with buying a new one. Cost...

    I second the sitck with buying a new one. Cost is only 20 bucks and saftey is your first consideration. repair the old one and keep it for a spare for just in case. I bought a second ramrod for...
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    Also you have to remember that you must have your...

    Also you have to remember that you must have your long gun or pistol in a case of some sort while you transport it in a vehicle in some states. Nothing like losing your long gun, getting a ticket...
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    Take them any place they can climb. The towers,...

    Take them any place they can climb. The towers, the Pa. Monument the 44/12 NY monument at Little Round top, Devils den. Where are they all from? Take them to the Monuments from that state. ...
  4. I am partial to western Tennessee myself. Visit...

    I am partial to western Tennessee myself. Visit Shiloh, and then take a couple hours trip north and hit Forts Donelson and Henry. Fort Doneson is under apreciated in my view. Then take a ride over...
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    Happy New year to all.

    Happy New year to all.
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    Welcome Robert. And be very careful. You'll...

    Welcome Robert. And be very careful. You'll get the bug.
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    In another forum a member posted a list of...

    In another forum a member posted a list of weapons from the 5th Va. Cav. for 1864. along with pistols, long guns and musket and pistol caps 280 gun slings were listed.
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    But there is a difference between you and "them" ...

    But there is a difference between you and "them" your only carrying a weapon for a few hundred yards, generally from camp to reenactment site and back again. or for that couple hours of drill. ...
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    I agree, I have doen both and guess what I...

    I agree, I have doen both and guess what I choose, a sling. I have both canvas and leather. The canvas wears out quicker.
  10. In my research the availability of tentage for...

    In my research the availability of tentage for the confederacy was scarce. A shebang of some sort works well, along with the basic ordinary blanket and gum, just laying on the ground. What you can...
  11. I put this in the same catagory as uncovering for...

    I put this in the same catagory as uncovering for the national anthem. We are supposed to be portraying soldiers in uniform, should we not come to attention, face the flag(fed/confed) and salute? ...
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    Our unit started doing it at one event we were...

    Our unit started doing it at one event we were at, to help fill in an empty spot in the event. This was also a way to distribute the bounty to the registered guys. They used the current president...
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    A friend of mine who si shall we say experienced,...

    A friend of mine who si shall we say experienced, remembers his confed uniform as a Post office uniform with the patches removed, and then replaced when he went back to work on monday morning. My...
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    I kinda sorta agree with Che, and Navy Gunner.

    I kinda sorta agree with Che, and Navy Gunner.
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    Brass frame pistols are fine. Don't listen to...

    Brass frame pistols are fine. Don't listen to those nay sayers who say they are not. I have been firing BP pistols since the early 70's. I currently own over 5 brass framed pistols and have never...
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    I'll give you my take on the "after Gettysburg". ...

    I'll give you my take on the "after Gettysburg". Our sister unit the 17th S.C. is going to be deepsixed. Not troops to justify it's existance, and we can't get any interest from the young folk. I...
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    According to their web site they have donated...

    According to their web site they have donated over $50,000 . I paid $20 bucks for registration and 5 of it from the top went to perservation efforts. according to their web site. It's a shame...
  18. I would hate to be in one of the units that had...

    I would hate to be in one of the units that had to "stand down" for several battle(s). After driving for 14 hours and taking vacation time, I would be a bit miffed. I think I will pass on this...
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    Unless someone stears me wrong, I have never...

    Unless someone stears me wrong, I have never heard of the Blue Gray Alliance donating any funds. If I am wrong could someone please enlighten me? I am told by others "that they never make money". ...
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    You can also pickup a universal loading block...

    You can also pickup a universal loading block cost is about 30-40 bucks if I remember correctly. I use this instead of the rammer when I live fire my pistols.
  21. Bingo-- Thats the location I refuse to do a guard...

    Bingo-- Thats the location I refuse to do a guard mount any longer. Of course since then I moved on to the other side so I don't have to deal with that particular command unit. But what I am...
  22. Better yet, we never had roll call once in the...

    Better yet, we never had roll call once in the whole week at GAC. Wasn't worth the trouble. At each morning we had 6-8 in camp. Everyone else stayed in their covered wagons, or were camping out at...
  23. We just integrate the fresh fish in the company...

    We just integrate the fresh fish in the company and make sure there are high privates surrounding each one. For drilling a new member it's easy- 2's and 4's, how to load and handle a musket, and a...
  24. Been there, done that, won't do it anymore. ...

    Been there, done that, won't do it anymore. What a farce.
    I have also been left for waaaayyy past my relief time. You have no real authority , so everybody just blows on by you and ignores...
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    My 63 Miruko doesn't seem to have that problem....

    My 63 Miruko doesn't seem to have that problem. Of course it's tuff to tell since all the furniture and barrel is browned--bought it that way. But the lock and hammer does show rust. Today is the...
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