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    Those boots look brand new... he must have...

    Those boots look brand new... he must have carried them from the cobbler's shop to the photography studio!

    The discussion thread in the link talks about materials for the boots. It looks to me...
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    "Snowmageddon 2.0" has been a fun one. Made...

    "Snowmageddon 2.0" has been a fun one. Made hardtack yesterday with my boy. Finished a wool petticoat with my girl. Played "soldier" for a good while through the house, everyone decked out as...
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    To reiterate Craig Barry's post from the other...

    To reiterate Craig Barry's post from the other thread: It should not be surprising to us that slings would be, at various points in the life of a company or regiment, commonplace. A sling is part of...
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    Boy, Frank, that right there is THE lesson...

    Boy, Frank, that right there is THE lesson newbies need to walk away with in this hobby!!!



    I have had great luck with both MB&S and Jan Berger. Both have been willing to take on special...
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    Drill Bits: Masters of Swing?

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc2fyeloWJ1rd3evlo1_500.jpg

    From another thread:
    John Duffer:
    "And note the stacks are ELLSWORTH/HARDEE aka the swing done by federal troops."

    Calum Monro:...
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    Mr. Courtney, I would encourage you to not...

    Mr. Courtney,

    I would encourage you to not feel bound by makers' catalogs. Do some digging to find out what style of boot is appropriate for your impression(s). View original images on the...
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    This photo is great for lots of things! I love...

    This photo is great for lots of things! I love it!
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    Yep... Stack 'em. That's what the Old Fellows...

    Yep... Stack 'em. That's what the Old Fellows did.
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc2fyeloWJ1rd3evlo1_500.jpg

    Its free. No assembly required. Works on uneven ground. Poifect!
    ;-)
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    You may think you're joking! ;) I've made all...

    You may think you're joking! ;)

    I've made all of two Fed enlisted frock coats... and I have found the piping to be very challenging, to say the least. Perhaps if I make a couple more, I'll get...
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    A correction: The Austrian "Lorenz" is not a...

    A correction:
    The Austrian "Lorenz" is not a two-band rifle. It is a little shorter than a US M1861 and has three bands: Lower, middle with sling swivel, and double-strapped upper band. While it...
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    That can really be a scenario-specific thing. For example: During the battle of Richmond, Kentucky, large quantities of Federal stores were captured by Confederates. That fall, many Confederates...
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    To the best of my knowledge, no. FC has been...

    To the best of my knowledge, no. FC has been making their own shoes for years.
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    Unacceptable: Imports from India and Pakistan. ...

    Unacceptable: Imports from India and Pakistan. They don't look like the articals they claim to reproduce and quality is "iffy", at best.

    Good: New or used reproducitons by Armi-Sport and...
  14. All this being considered... Its kinda nice that...

    All this being considered...
    Its kinda nice that Perryville is a state park and remains unaffected.

    By and large, the inaccessibility of these sites to the general public isn't the worst thing...
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    Yep, still a waitin'. It'll be worth it. I'll...

    Yep, still a waitin'. It'll be worth it.
    I'll need it for the Atlanta Campaign events next year as a Fed. Kennesaw, especially!

    The rain is what it is. You deal with it. None of us are...
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    I had fun, but the differences between this and...

    I had fun, but the differences between this and many other "national" events of years gone by were stark...
    Gone were the homemade "CW" signs guiding you in from the interstate exit right to the...
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    Could be a combination of the two: STEM-focused...

    Could be a combination of the two: STEM-focused education fueled by standardized testing and market saturation.

    Kids just aren't "turned on" by history in the same way. They aren't going to...
  18. Pea Ridge: Transmission Line Proposal... YOU CAN HELP!

    An electric power transmission line is being proposed by SWEPCO (Southwestern Electric Power Company) that will traverse land adjacent to the Pea Ridge National Military Park. The National Park...
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    Sent my Lederarsenal brogans for repair this...

    Sent my Lederarsenal brogans for repair this summer. They came back earlier than promised and the repair was absolutely first-rate!
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    Original hammer? Would like to see pics. Thanks... look for PM with email link.
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    Dutch rockers aside, I think you should be sure...

    Dutch rockers aside, I think you should be sure to get some "before" pics of your shootin' arn so that all us armchair critics can bloviate about the "after", when it comes out. ;-)
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    You bet! ...and you know Craig'll finish what...

    You bet!
    ...and you know Craig'll finish what he started! ;)
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    Learn to sew. Make gear your buddies need and...

    Learn to sew. Make gear your buddies need and you'll fund your hobby.
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    LA Co, Baby! You've got a Birmingham gun...

    LA Co, Baby! You've got a Birmingham gun (Pedersoli), now you need a London gun! Plus...
    If you defarb as a LA Co, the round-eared washers, round-reared (TM) side panels, and barrel bands are all...
  25. The Saturday evening Culp's Hill scenario was fun...

    The Saturday evening Culp's Hill scenario was fun to watch. Watching the muzzle blasts at the top of the hill; hearing the jeers going back and forth; Continuous gunfire... it was great!
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