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  1. Is this a set of his 1855 tactics or the later...

    Is this a set of his 1855 tactics or the later "revised" tactics? If it is the "revised" set, then I would like to buy it. If it is the 1855 tactics it is a nice set that someone should be happy to...
  2. Bill, Which side of the brim on the...

    Bill,
    Which side of the brim on the Infantry Dress Hat is currently folded up?

    Thanks,
    Chris
  3. WTB: 56-50 Spencer dummy rounds (no powder or primer)

    I have an original 1860 Spencer carbine that was arsenal refurbished to 56-50 after the Civil War. I am trying to find someone who may have some Spencer rounds minus the powder and primer so I can...
  4. This is a tough question to answer and to focus...

    This is a tough question to answer and to focus those trying to help you, here are a few questions and considerations for you.

    First, what impression are you doing that you need a muzzle-loading...
  5. John, I'm not completely sold either. I...

    John,
    I'm not completely sold either. I did read the French 1845 manual and see that Hardee's oblique firing is a nearly direct translation. Now to read earlier French manuals to see if there...
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    PM inbound on #6 and #8 Chris

    PM inbound on #6 and #8

    Chris
  7. Thread: Live Fire

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    I found some of my numbers but wanted to share...

    I found some of my numbers but wanted to share one of the best and most concise articles I have found online concerning the ammunition. It is from a member of this forum, Brett Gibbons. Anyway,...
  8. Thread: Live Fire

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    Zach, Bernie gave you some good answers,...

    Zach,
    Bernie gave you some good answers, but here is a little more information.

    If you are loading US style cartridges, the minie ball itself has grooves for the lubrication. It...
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    If you are interested in truly naval events,...

    If you are interested in truly naval events, check out the Ship's Company. They are a group based in the mid-Atlantic and do most of their events on board the USS Constellation in Baltimore. They...
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    I fully support efforts to improve the hobby and...

    I fully support efforts to improve the hobby and provide a more realistic experience for the participants. Quality people are out there who are not completely satisfied with their current units and...
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    Want to buy

    Mark,
    PM sent about purchasing this item.

    Thanks,
    Chris
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    Want to buy

    PM sent about purchasing this item.

    Chris
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    Once you successfully get the coke out of the...

    Once you successfully get the coke out of the bottom of your barrel, then use windex (the formula with ammonia in it) at the end of each event to clean the barrel. I have been amazed at how well it...
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    Thad, found your photos, thanks! There are some...

    Thad, found your photos, thanks! There are some really good ones in there. You have some great ones of Sunday's parade, I would love to see some of us on the field Saturday since we had a larger...
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    shiloh pictures of 15th Iowa?

    To all, I just returned from the BGA Shiloh and can say I had a great time and caught up with a lot of old friends from many different units.

    The question I have is if anyone took a photo of the...
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    The 7th & 30th Missouri also known as the...

    The 7th & 30th Missouri also known as the "Missouri Irish Brigade" is a very friendly group and even possesses full sets of loaner uniforms and equipment. They are mainly in the Kansas City area but...
  17. I am interested in the carbine, but as Blair...

    I am interested in the carbine, but as Blair pointed out, the photos and description don't match. That combined with holiday expenses have held me back from contacting you.

    It looks like a US...
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    Paul, You saw my post in the other thread...

    Paul,
    You saw my post in the other thread about having extra uniforms and trying to find events to wear them, so why not add US Sgt stripes (that way I need to buy trousers too!)?

    Chris
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    Claude, Shipment received and items are great! ...

    Claude,
    Shipment received and items are great!

    Thanks again,
    Chris
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    I guess I'm one of the oddballs then because I...

    I guess I'm one of the oddballs then because I have been building my impressions so that I can attend virtually any event. The sad part is that I have several uniforms I have never worn to an event!...
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    Claude, Email sent for both. Chris Bopp

    Claude,
    Email sent for both.

    Chris Bopp
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    Karin, Your first point does work with the...

    Karin,
    Your first point does work with the cotton shirts as well. The key to this is to keep your coat on and let the breeze into the coat with some buttons undone until you are finished with...
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    Ross, I fully understand what you are...

    Ross,
    I fully understand what you are saying as the leather goods and few items I have sewn for myself and for friends were never really for a profit but for the enjoyment of the final user and...
  24. PM sent requesting pictures. Thanks, Chris

    PM sent requesting pictures.

    Thanks,
    Chris
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    Blair, I am confused by your terminology...

    Blair,
    I am confused by your terminology for the top and bottom of the barrel and placement of the bayonet lug. I always thought the bottom of the barrel is the side that is in the stock and...
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