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  1. WTB- Looking for second hand CS starter gear

    Hi,

    Looking for some second hand CS starter gear for some new fellas. Does not have to be top of the line stuff, but better than sutlers row please. Would prefer hand stitched button holes and top...
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    There are lots of good original knives on ebay....

    There are lots of good original knives on ebay. Can often get them pretty cheap too. You just have to have a general knowledge of what you're looking for. (ie, no modern markings, stainless,...
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    I think it's GREAT that the higher end of our...

    I think it's GREAT that the higher end of our hobby demands that you know what you're talking about when you say you're a.....fill in the blank here.

    I was at an event years ago, I can't even...
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    I find that usually the promotion to Corporal is...

    I find that usually the promotion to Corporal is enough to quench most fellas appetite for further climbing. Some thing about the added responsibility, as Mr Wickett said. Especially when told to...
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    I bought a Zimmerman defarbed '42 two years ago...

    I bought a Zimmerman defarbed '42 two years ago for about $750. It was in "as new" condition. In today's economy, I'd think you'd have a hard time getting much more than that for "second hand"....
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    And here's what Nick Duvall had to say on the...

    And here's what Nick Duvall had to say on the thread from the AC....

    “How often would a confederate soldier have worn his box on his belt?”

    "Well, the best answer to the question of a...
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    Here's a Surgeon's report. It was obviously done...

    Here's a Surgeon's report. It was obviously done enough to be considered a "problem". (Thanks to Curt Heinrich-Schmidt)

    Headquarters 2nd Division, 12th A. Corps
    "Medical Directors Office"
    Camp...
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    Not from what I've read......Apparently not only...

    Not from what I've read......Apparently not only officers, but Doctors also felt that it was not "healthy" to wear the box on a waist belt. I will try to find the documentation on it. Lots on the AC...
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    Seems many officers felt that wearing the full...

    Seems many officers felt that wearing the full cartridge box on the waist belt was more fatiguing than the shoulder belt(sling). It's hard to imagine this unless we've worn a box with 40 rounds in...
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    Looking for some CS items

    Looking for some items for a friend who's looking to upgrade his CS kit. He's not "forum friendly", so I offered to help him out. He's looking primarily for ANV items. Right now, his biggest needs...
  11. Let me tell you...You don't want to miss a chance...

    Let me tell you...You don't want to miss a chance to hear Ed Bearss speak. I had the pleasure of hearing him speak and spending some time with him a while back in Australia. His mind is still sharp...
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    Thanks for the tips! D.W. Scalf

    Thanks for the tips!

    D.W. Scalf
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    CW First Person titles on Kindle?

    Hello Folks,

    On Saturday I picked up a Kindle reader at the Salvation Army store for $40(actually I got 4 for $40 each, which I thought was a good deal). I really don't know how to work the little...
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    I'm no expert, especially on salting a whole...

    I'm no expert, especially on salting a whole barrel of pork, but I saw this video from Jas. Townsend a few years ago when I was salting a smaller quantity for a living history weekend. I know it's...
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    I haven't ordered anything from them in about 2...

    I haven't ordered anything from them in about 2 years. But I do know that since that time, Bill Hoover has had some health issues. I can say that from my dealings with them, they'll always treat you...
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    Any way of knowing when my last donation was...

    Any way of knowing when my last donation was made? I'd like to make it once a year, but don't remember when I made my last one. You can let me know in a pm or right here...I don't mind.

    Thanks!
    ...
  17. How about a simple civilian impression? D.W....

    How about a simple civilian impression?

    D.W. Scalf
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    Well, after going to the Liberty Rifles site, I...

    Well, after going to the Liberty Rifles site, I can't find the research article on axes and tools. But you could probably get it from Paul.

    Trace Scalf
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    Another good place to check is the Liberty Rifles...

    Another good place to check is the Liberty Rifles site. Paul Boccadoro(sp?)has helped me out before with tool questions. They have some great pics and info there. I'm a bit of a period tool hoarder....
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    Anybody who was a member of the Authentic...

    Anybody who was a member of the Authentic campaigner Facebook page can tell you what a train wreck that was. With a page like that, too many people "stumble" on it, join, and try to jump right in and...
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    Matthew, We most often portray a company of...

    Matthew,

    We most often portray a company of the 19th Alabama for living history(I'm from Alabama by the way), but we try not to restrict ourselves to just one Regt. There was a top knotch...
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    Matthew, Where are you located? I'm in...

    Matthew,

    Where are you located? I'm in Brisbane, and we are one of the few progressive units in Australia. Can offer advice and help you source the best new and used kit. Let me know if we can be...
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    Well, I just sent them $10. We don't each have to...

    Well, I just sent them $10. We don't each have to send a fortune. If half the folks on this forum and the AC contribute $5 each, that will go a long way. Thanks for the info Tyler!

    D.W.(Trace)Scalf
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    Research info posted on this forum is getting...

    Research info posted on this forum is getting better by the day. Great stuff! Thanks Mark(and Fred)!

    D.W.(Trace)Scalf
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    Yeah Bill, that was probably the day. I remember...

    Yeah Bill, that was probably the day. I remember you guys dragging that ball around.....I was on a Confederate gun crew that day. Most days I was one of Collins "henchmen". In the scene where he's...
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