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  1. Thread: Enfield P-53

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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...
  2. 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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    I would try and locate an original and have it...

    I would try and locate an original and have it copied. Construction methods and size vary. I assume this will be a unit flag? Depending on the time of impression the number of stars may differ. I...
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    In addition to all the above suggestions it is...

    In addition to all the above suggestions it is also worth taking a walking tour of old town and the battery. My son and I took the tour about 4 years ago. We had Jack Thomson for a guide...
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    I tried 40 rounds and ended up giving the rest of...

    I tried 40 rounds and ended up giving the rest of the can away. It is not graded and has random grain size with some quite large chunks. Burns slow, fouls up the barrel very quickly and did not make...
  12. Gotta go way back to the late 70s. Sailors Creek...

    Gotta go way back to the late 70s. Sailors Creek was perhaps the first Campaigner event I can remember. No sutlers except the local church ladies selling biscuits No porta johns. Forgot where we...
  13. Thread: Camp Stove

    by Jim Mayo
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    Go here...

    Go here http://www.thetreasuredepot.com/cgi-bin/bbs62x/relic_config.pl?md=read;id=408327
    to see a dug hut with fire box.
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    Here is a 1861 tower that is marked 25 and 26....

    Here is a 1861 tower that is marked 25 and 26. The 25 mark does not show up good in the picture but can be made out on the gun. This is the only one I have ever seen marked with a 26.
  15. Thread: Camp Stove

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    Read the book "A Taste for War" by William Davis....

    Read the book "A Taste for War" by William Davis. It has been a few years since I read it but subjects such as making bread in camp, cooking and lots of other aspects of dining in camp are covered.
  16. Thread: A Country Ham

    by Jim Mayo
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    Nothing like a moldy cured Smithfield Ham. Just...

    Nothing like a moldy cured Smithfield Ham. Just don't eat much of it unless you have two canteens. Had a yankee neighbor that threw out one that someone had given her because she thought it was...
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    I have a friend who had one. Didn't shoot well...

    I have a friend who had one. Didn't shoot well for NSSA but a good copy for reenacting.
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    Point of Rocks is hear Hopewell Va. and is on the...

    Point of Rocks is hear Hopewell Va. and is on the Bermuda Hundred side of the river. It was in the rear of Butlers force. Much of the Army supplies came in to that area.
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    I suspect he just wanted in the picture and...

    I suspect he just wanted in the picture and grabbed a musket for eye wash. Good thing they could not take selfies back then.
  20. Thread: Wheel hats

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    William Brittenham of the 9th Va. Inf. has a nice...

    William Brittenham of the 9th Va. Inf. has a nice cap. His coat also has eagle buttons.
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    I ran into the same problem with my 61...

    I ran into the same problem with my 61 Springfield. Took the cleanout screw out and the coke had completely clogged. I used a dental pick to open it but the welding tip cleaners will do just fine.
  22. Thread: Bayonet Uses

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    Knives: Left made from a M-1855 bayonet and used...

    Knives: Left made from a M-1855 bayonet and used by Charles Gentry, 2nd Regt. Tenn. Cav. Next from NC make of bayonet unknown. Body and pot hooks from various sites.
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    Had all of mine either TIG or MIG welded, can't...

    Had all of mine either TIG or MIG welded, can't remember which. I live fire and clean with them with no problems. Also had all rethreaded to fit original springfield worm. It's nice to have a friend...
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    Went back and examined that photo again. The...

    Went back and examined that photo again. The sling appears to be one of the fabric slings. The giveaway is the bent wire hook.
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    Another sling on a light Minnie Rifle from the...

    Another sling on a light Minnie Rifle from the Petersburg collection. It could be a fabric sling.
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