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  1. Thread: Ramrod Issue

    by Jim Mayo
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    Are you using the plastic jags that come in...

    Are you using the plastic jags that come in cleaning kits? Usually they will only fit the rod they came with. You could get an original wiper and have the ramrod rethreaded to fit that. You can use a...
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    Sometimes if you get a good grip and squeeze the...

    Sometimes if you get a good grip and squeeze the barrel and stock together the band will move a little. If that doesn't work do post 1 above.
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    As my drill instructor told the left handed guy...

    As my drill instructor told the left handed guy next to me "there are no left handed soldiers". He learned to shoot right handed and did quite well on the range.
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    As a matter of fact I do. Have talked to some at...

    As a matter of fact I do. Have talked to some at the local gatherings over the years and they look at the Confederacy and the Indian Nations as having something in common. Both were defeated by the...
  5. Thread: LG&Y Rifle

    by Jim Mayo
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    It's a good idea to Never put petroleum base oil...

    It's a good idea to Never put petroleum base oil (3 in 1 or machine oil) on a stock. It will destroy the wood over time. Treat the stock like it was expensive wood furniture. Watched an old guy clean...
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    Sounds like you have your mind made up. I think...

    Sounds like you have your mind made up. I think you should look into the economic aspects of secession a little more. It's too easy for people in the North to blame the entire war on slavery. It...
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    I don't think many Native Americans would feel...

    I don't think many Native Americans would feel the same as you do about the American Flag. Many blacks don't have the feelings for the Confederate battle flag as I do. There is plenty of dirt to go...
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    In past I relic hunted the Petersburg /Richmond...

    In past I relic hunted the Petersburg /Richmond environs, particually CS positions for many years. The most common buckle I have found in CS trenches is the US. Pictures taken of dead CS soldiers in...
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    US buckle. Definitely no oval CS.

    US buckle. Definitely no oval CS.
  10. Thread: Doc Wheat

    by Jim Mayo
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    He has passed sorry to say. Marla and his family...

    He has passed sorry to say. Marla and his family are working on his arrangements, it appears the service will be mid to late next week in Richmond.
  11. You asked...Looks like items were made in...

    You asked...Looks like items were made in Pakistan. Wrong thread, pattern & construction. If you can stand the scrawling adds I have some original CS items on this page.
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  12. If I was a yankee I would surely buy one of...

    If I was a yankee I would surely buy one of these. See the pic of an original.
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    I have found 8 Confederate used rifles (5...

    I have found 8 Confederate used rifles (5 Enfields and 3 Springfields) in one CS position. None had any sling hardware in the hole. I know of 3 more that came from the same area. One had three lead...
  14. Thread: Accident

    by Jim Mayo
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    That is the reason that the Indian repros should...

    That is the reason that the Indian repros should not be used. Those tinfoil barrels are dangerous. I have only seen one and it had no proof marks or warning requiring the use of black powder only. I...
  15. Thread: Accident

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    Since no projectile is fired in reenacting, I...

    Since no projectile is fired in reenacting, I don't think the barrel would burst as it did in NSSA live firing. Wouldn't want to try it though.
    You also have to assume that re-enactors can read the...
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    Curt does this jog your memory? In the 1970/80s...

    Curt does this jog your memory? In the 1970/80s there was a article in the American Rifleman which explained the process of making a musket at the Springfield arsenal. It was taken from the Harpers...
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    http://www.military-historians.org/company/journal...

    http://www.military-historians.org/company/journal/confederate/confederate-2.htm

    http://www.military-historians.org/company/journal/confederate/confederate-3.htm

    You need to specify which army...
  18. Thread: Enfield P-53

    by Jim Mayo
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    The mark furthest from the trigger guard appears...

    The mark furthest from the trigger guard appears to be the Birmingham Small Arms Trade (BSAT) mark. You can see what that mark looks like on the Salter bayonet shown below.

    Look inside the ramrod...
  19. Thread: Enfield P-53

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    Pictures would be nice.

    Pictures would be nice.
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    Frying pan does not have to be cast iron. See the...

    Frying pan does not have to be cast iron. See the one on this page http://www.angelfire.com/ma4/j_mayo/relics.html
    You may be able to make a respectable one from the one you have by cutting the...
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    Answers to questions like this are not usually...

    Answers to questions like this are not usually short answers since no definitive value can been arrived at from available information. I suggest you search the forum for posts on leather items, go to...
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    I believe that information came from Paul...

    I believe that information came from Paul Johnson's book "Civil War Cartridge Boxes". Curt however has covered the original source above.
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    Bullet remains or rings are not much of a problem...

    Bullet remains or rings are not much of a problem with round balls as there is no skirt to break. Here is a picture of two repro minies with two skirts that were removed from an Enfield. Both skirts...
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    I never patch the balls for my 42. I just rub...

    I never patch the balls for my 42. I just rub them in a little pan of lube I picked up at an NSSA event. It's mostly bees wax. No patch required. I use the loads I have made up for reenacting (and...
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    Don't blame it on the kids. In Va. we have a...

    Don't blame it on the kids. In Va. we have a event called Harbor Fest. The event includes a pirate battle with drinking and levity all around. About 10 or 15 years ago the pirate ship had a powder...
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