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    Sleeve cuff vent modification ?

    'morning,

    I recently picked up a used civilian frock. Overall it fits me well, but the sleeves are long. It does appear to be mostly machine sewn although it is quality work and good wool.

    I...
  2. Thread: Dyeing Wool?

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    'morning sir, Back in my early days of doing...

    'morning sir,

    Back in my early days of doing Berdan's, I had a frock that was "too green". A pard had has success darkening his using Rit dye, so I decided to give it a shot since it picked up...
  3. This is primarily from Berdan's Sharpshooters in...

    This is primarily from Berdan's Sharpshooters in Combat: The Peninsula Campaign and Gettysburg.

    At the beginning of July 2nd, 2nd Regít was all positioned on/around BRT. Co D was "in the ravine",...
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    Their pocket chess set gets comments every time I...

    Their pocket chess set gets comments every time I pull it out. Several pards and I have had many a good game at events. I've been exceptionally pleased with everything else I've purchased from them,...
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    Hi Eli, Brian White, of WW&Co, is doing the...

    Hi Eli,

    Brian White, of WW&Co, is doing the correct frock. He did one for me last year as a custom job and it is gorgeous! I posted some photos in a thread last year...
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    I certainly hope that the young lady had the...

    I certainly hope that the young lady had the sense to dump this obviously worthless piece of trash as soon as she was safely back in mundania. But shooting's too good for him, draw and quarter the...
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    'evening, A former pard had one. His was a...

    'evening,

    A former pard had one. His was a major officer's frock though, not the enlisted version. I didn't check it out up-close and personal, but it did look decent, and other than a sizing...
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    Mine arrived from Jan today. Beautiful quality...

    Mine arrived from Jan today. Beautiful quality and workmanship. I had an issue submitting my shipping address, and Jan was great to deal with.
  9. Thread: 1864 brbq??

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    'evening, My copy of Hardtack and Coffee is...

    'evening,

    My copy of Hardtack and Coffee is out on loan, so I can't double check. I believe Billings mentions it in there at some point. Basically dig a pit and line it with rocks. Additional...
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    Bayonets on Sharps

    'morning,

    Technically, they're '63 Sharps since they don't have the stud for the saber bayonet. The '63 used an angular bayonet that was nearly identical to the one used on the Springfields.
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    Doesn't look like the one up top (right) has...

    Doesn't look like the one up top (right) has leathers either. Although he does appear to have a belt slung loosely around his hips.

    Calum
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    I have one of the Dixie ones, and it's always a...

    I have one of the Dixie ones, and it's always a conversation starter at LHs.

    I'm not sure about non-Berdan SharpShooters, but Berdan's didn't use them in the field. Even during training, they...
  13. Thread: Serial Number ?

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    Thanks Curt! I didn't realize that. It...

    Thanks Curt!

    I didn't realize that. It definitely simplifies things though! So the two letter is the actual "code" and the serial number is just that - a unique identifier to the weapon.

    Calum
  14. Thread: Serial Number ?

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    Serial Number ?

    'afternoon all,

    The recent post looking for a mainspring caused me to ponder the age of my various reenacting firearms. The few that I bought new are fairly easy. But those that I've bought used...
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    Howdy sir, Your Inbox is full... Calum

    Howdy sir,

    Your Inbox is full...

    Calum
  16. 'afternoon, I'm wondering if it's still not...

    'afternoon,

    I'm wondering if it's still not the pins. I know that photo two shows the barrel fully on - but the barrel assembly is inverted. That means that the pins/holes aren't lined up with...
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    'morning, It's their CS/Civi Drawers kit...

    'morning,

    It's their CS/Civi Drawers kit (wwandcompany.com/store/garment-kits/cs-kits/cscivilian-drawers-kits.html). I've done the same kit, and mine also ran large. But incredibly comfortable in...
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    Thanks for the link - it was a very interesting...

    Thanks for the link - it was a very interesting read!

    Calum
  19. Thread: In camp gun rack

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    Thanks for the enlightenment! :) Calum

    Thanks for the enlightenment! :)

    Calum
  20. Thread: In camp gun rack

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    'morning, Not intending to hijack the thread,...

    'morning,

    Not intending to hijack the thread, but as someone who has hasn't yet been able to master "the swing", how can you tell from the photo? What is different in the positioning?

    Thanks,...
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    Hi Paul, Sent you a PM. My first gen pack...

    Hi Paul,

    Sent you a PM.

    My first gen pack and gaiters are holding up wonderfully! Probably six years old and going strong! I hadn't realized you added a second gen pack (even if in the PM I...
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    Kudos for Brian White

    Good afternoon,

    I thought some of you might enjoy seeing these, and Brianís work definitely deserves to be shared! The coat arrived today, and all I can say is that the photos donít do it...
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    Paul, Wish you were coming a bit further...

    Paul,

    Wish you were coming a bit further north! Like to get your take on the photo of the USSS gaiters that Brian White recently turned up. And my wife wants to talk to you about a small custom...
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    Actually, getting the word out isn't a bad idea. ...

    Actually, getting the word out isn't a bad idea.

    I had been looking at some of his items (particularly the tobacco pouch), and recommended them to someone who was looking for something similar (I...
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    From Four Years in the Stonewall Brigade, by John...

    From Four Years in the Stonewall Brigade, by John O Casler, Pvt Co A, 33rd Regít Virginia Infantry. Probably the same fight as mentioned previously, but no date is given other than the winter of...
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