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    WTB CS enlisted frock coat

    I just returned from a deployment and it turns out I sweated off about 20 pounds over there... all my Civil War stuff fits me like clown suits now, and I have an event coming up at the end of August....
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    #1 SPF, thanks. #3 still available, here are a...

    #1 SPF, thanks.

    #3 still available, here are a few additional pictures of it:
    http://imageshack.us/a/img13/373/img0543dd.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img850/6992/img0544rn.jpg...
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    #4 sold. Thanks

    #4 sold. Thanks
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    #2 is sold, thanks.

    #2 is sold, thanks.
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    Original key wind watches FS

    "I shall send some of my Bounty money home I guess though I must have a watch for my duty as Sergt requires it for I must know when to post guard."
    --Sergeant George Oscar French, 11th Vermont...
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    Hi Don. The answer is "it depends" because...

    Hi Don.

    The answer is "it depends" because different arsenals used different methods, at different periods of the war, for different types and calibers of ammunition. In most US arsenals (St Louis...
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    This may be asking the obvious, but is the powder...

    This may be asking the obvious, but is the powder completely dry?

    Most modern black powder is glazed with graphite and is more resistant than old black powder to absorbing moisture. GOEX, for...
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    American rifle-musket or smoothbore musket...

    American rifle-musket or smoothbore musket cartridge packs (aka arsenal packs, bundles, etc) almost universally contained ten rounds. They varied on the number of caps contained. The pack wrappers...
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    First place I would start asking is with your...

    First place I would start asking is with your unit. Often, somebody knows somebody who is selling a musket for a fair price. But ask your unit what the appropriate weapon was for the impression you...
  10. Thread: Key wind watch

    by Brett
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    Key wind watch

    I have an original key wind and key set Elgin Model 1 seven jewel watch from 1875 for sale. Although this particular watch was made in 1875 (when Ulysses S. Grant was President) production of the...
  11. Thread: Casting Minnie'

    by Brett
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    I agree with everything Curt and others have...

    I agree with everything Curt and others have said. I would wash the mold blocks with mineral spirits to get all the oil off of it, thoroughly dry, thoroughly smoke the interior chamber of the mold...
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    Y'all are too much. :D Watch on hold, pending...

    Y'all are too much. :D

    Watch on hold, pending payment. Thanks.

    I've got a few more I am tinkering on. I have several that are mechanically running great but they are missing crystals. It is...
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    Key wind original watch

    For sale today, an Elgin 7 jewel 18-size Model 1 key wind and key set watch, made circa 1879. Althought was made about 14 years after Lee surrendered, it is virtually identical in both function and...
  14. Thread: Thank You!

    by Brett
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    Amen, Jim This forum is a gem. The hobby is...

    Amen, Jim

    This forum is a gem. The hobby is immensely the better for having it.
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    They're tricky to set up alone. Make sure your...

    They're tricky to set up alone. Make sure your upright poles are long enough so that the tent canvas is taut. It doesn't have to be so tight that you can bounce a quarter from it, but the tent will...
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    Sold pending funds. Thanks.

    Sold pending funds. Thanks.
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    Key wind pocket watch FS

    I have a key-wind, key set 7 jewel Elgin 18-size Model 1 watch for sale, running strong and keeping good time (within 4 minutes per 24 hours). This is an ideal "reenacting watch" for several reasons....
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    When in doubt do not use a label. I think they...

    When in doubt do not use a label. I think they are over-used by reenactors. Bill is correct about the Federals not putting labels on their packs after 1862. Except for very early-war, only the St...
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    This thread is five months old. I have no...

    This thread is five months old.

    I have no Enfield cartridges on hand. I am refunding the paypal orders received, since I do not anticipate having the time to make more cartridges (I am deploying...
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    Have you considered cutting a stencil yourself?...

    Have you considered cutting a stencil yourself? Print the lettering on a heavy cardstock in the font and size you desire, and use a razor knife to carefully cut out the letters. I've made a lot of...
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    Might be faster to take the ship to Panama, cross...

    Might be faster to take the ship to Panama, cross the Isthmus, and continue on to the east coast.

    But it sounds like Goex is another California reenactor, and I would hazard a guess that the...
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    That is quite nice. I've been practicing too, for...

    That is quite nice. I've been practicing too, for the same reasons! (Filling out the morning reports with a proper pen and ink.) Fortunately, I was one of the last generations to actually be taught...
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    Both watches sold. Thanks! I've got a few more...

    Both watches sold. Thanks!

    I've got a few more that are almost ready to go, I'm still tinkering with them trying to get the best timekeeping possible. Fixing these old watches is just a hobby, and...
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    Like Harley said. You'll get a lot of opinions....

    Like Harley said. You'll get a lot of opinions. But since you asked for mine...

    1. From another reenactor. Ask around your unit (if you're not in a good unit, find one) and usually somebody is...
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    Second watch (the one with some dings and...

    Second watch (the one with some dings and scratches) sold pending funds. Thanks.

    Mark... I cannot take any credit for the miracle of the 7 jewel Elgin keeping time within a minute over 3 weeks. By...
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