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    My Miroku M1861 that was converted to a M1855...

    My Miroku M1861 that was converted to a M1855 with iron nosecap and patchbox (I call it the 3rd type) has an original 1860 Springfield Maynard Tape Primer lock. Had to take out some wood for the...
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    Oooohhh, nice woobie! I've done the same thing...

    Oooohhh, nice woobie!

    I've done the same thing with the canteen half, however I use the pointy end over the loop and under the canteen half, enabling me to remove the bayonet from the fire easily.
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    I have a '55 that I call a Type 3 (Iron nosecap &...

    I have a '55 that I call a Type 3 (Iron nosecap & patchbox) with an original '60 Springfield lockplate in it. It was originally a Miroku (sp.?) that was converted by Lodgewood. I don't have any...
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    Clarification: I PM'ed you on the FloridaHoosier...

    Clarification: I PM'ed you on the FloridaHoosier account, I can't PM the Ross L. Lamoreaux account, the inbox is full.
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    PM sent. Hopefully I'll finally own a Ross shirt.

    PM sent. Hopefully I'll finally own a Ross shirt.
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    I've always wondered about 2 things, 1 being the...

    I've always wondered about 2 things, 1 being the sights on '55s (Springfields & HFs) & '61s (Springfields, not Contract guns) and 2 being the lockscrews on '42s (Springfields & HFs). Where they...
  7. I've seen references to an article about the...

    I've seen references to an article about the U.S.S. Maple Leaf, but I've never seen it. I would love to know what else was found on the ship. However I do know in the Columbia Rifles Research...
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    Barefoot Soldiers

    This article was published in the section called The Civil War 150th on December 30th, 2013. The Richmond Times Dispatch prints a daily event or occurence that was written about in a newspaper or...
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    Hopefully my blanket collection keeps me above...

    Hopefully my blanket collection keeps me above the line.
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    This one works: http://www.yesteryearstools.com/

    This one works: http://www.yesteryearstools.com/
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    Also, don't forget about the one in the...

    Also, don't forget about the one in the Gettysburg museum, Gett143. Its basically an untarred Federal haversack.

    http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/gettex/exb/existing_DaytoDay/GETT143.html
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    I don't have the exact info infront of me here at...

    I don't have the exact info infront of me here at work, but I know from the originals that I've seen the inner bag flaps (the ones with the straps & buckles that rides on your back) were rectangular...
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    Without looking it up (because I can't right now), I believe the oblique is slightly less than 45 degrees, but I may be wrong in my recollection. However if you do not step forward some as you step...
  14. First, Mr. Tackitt thank you for making this. I...

    First, Mr. Tackitt thank you for making this. I find myself on your Links page a couple of times a month looking up various things.

    Second, my problem with firing at the left oblique is more of a...
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    Its amazing what archive.org will give you, this...

    Its amazing what archive.org will give you, this link works: https://web.archive.org/web/20080725155913/http://members.lycos.co.uk/lazyjacks/sword.htm
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    They have this posted on the top of their Defarb...

    They have this posted on the top of their Defarb Enfield Muskets page:

    WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY ORDERS FOR DEFARB RIFLES AT THIS TIME, NONE ARE AVAILABLE NOR OR WE TAKING ACCEPTING "YOUR" RIFLE...
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    Sent PM on coverlet.

    Sent PM on coverlet.
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    Needle & Thread in Gettysburg, online name is...

    Needle & Thread in Gettysburg, online name is Wooded Hamlet. Charlie Childs & Wambaugh & White also come to mind.
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    See ...

    See http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/showthread.php?30103-Proper-wear-of-a-quot-Pritchard-quot-Knapsack for a picture of the original straps and end of flap for size references. Also...
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    PM sent on #2.

    PM sent on #2.
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    Needle & Thread in Gettysburg, their website name...

    Needle & Thread in Gettysburg, their website name is Wooded Hamlet.
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    Tim Bender, you'll be hard pressed to find a...

    Tim Bender, you'll be hard pressed to find a better made hat.
  23. Weldon, Western Fed. Blues? I'm on the fence...

    Weldon, Western Fed. Blues? I'm on the fence also, either CS and get with SCAR, Mossy Creek Mess again (from Perryville) or US with WFB.
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    I know I learned a lot fighting next to you boys...

    I know I learned a lot fighting next to you boys at Bentonville, something I'll never forget!
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    Just to piggyback on Mark's post, even though no...

    Just to piggyback on Mark's post, even though no more contracts were to be done after the September 21, 1864 letter from Chief QM Lawton to Chief Purchasing Agent Ferguson Chief Purchasing Agent in...
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