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  1. Travel Safe, Gents! Will be there Friday...

    Travel Safe, Gents!

    Will be there Friday with my son. Can't wait!!!
  2. Beautiful work! I like the piecing on the front...

    Beautiful work! I like the piecing on the front facing, too... nice touch!

    ...too big for me, though.
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    While your efforts to respect folks' uniforms is...

    While your efforts to respect folks' uniforms is great and well-intentioned, I would suggest not using blood effects on them.
    1) Wool = Dry clean only.
    2) What if it doesn't come out? We get...
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    Many thanks to Bob and all the mods/admins here...

    Many thanks to Bob and all the mods/admins here at CWR!!!

    This place has been the hobby's break room, den, and communication center for a long time and will be missed! CWR is where I first...
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    "It depends" In the daily life of the soldier,...

    "It depends"

    In the daily life of the soldier, there were times for drill and fatigue duty. For a cook, the cooking would qualify as the fatigue duty. So, look to the event scenario and how your...
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    I would imagine that the surface of the Moon...

    I would imagine that the surface of the Moon would have more deer than any land that had had thousands of soldiers tromping through it, foraging, burning fences/ houses/ barns, destroying crops, and...
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    I have a mint condition original Enfield bayonet...

    I have a mint condition original Enfield bayonet and it is a beautifully polished, shiney instrument of death/ cooking utensil/ nightlight.

    If your Orderly Sergeant is worth his stripes, he will...
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    I have a Miroku Charleville and I have no...

    I have a Miroku Charleville and I have no intention of ever selling it... it is that well made!

    All other things taken into consideration, I would suggest hanging on to that "M64" Springfield,...
  9. Thread: rust

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    What is your goal? If you are simply trying to...

    What is your goal?
    If you are simply trying to mimic what would have been done in the field, the follow the advice already given... which is, to sum up, abrasion to remove the rust, and oil to...
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    Hey, Amigo! Your links show errors in...

    Hey, Amigo!
    Your links show errors in Photobucket.

    Good luck on the Garand... they're fun!
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    Just a waitin'... ;-)

    Just a waitin'...
    ;-)
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    Pics? I'll bite my tongue on the Fugawee's until...

    Pics? I'll bite my tongue on the Fugawee's until someone posts some pics. Until then, they'll remain "the F-word" for me. ;-)

    Seriously, though... It is hard to beat Jan Berger and Missouri...
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    tbwilliams411 at att.net (typed to save him from...

    tbwilliams411 at att.net
    (typed to save him from spambots)
    ;-)
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    You might contact Tom Williams of The Adjutant...

    You might contact Tom Williams of The Adjutant Supply Company out of Indianapolis.

    His documents are first-rate. He type sets them himself on proper paper and really pays attention to the...
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    I knew you'd keep me honest!!! I agree with...

    I knew you'd keep me honest!!!

    I agree with you, totally!
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    While this may feel restricting to those wishing...

    While this may feel restricting to those wishing to take on a certain impression, it is one of the things I enjoy about the hobby (...or the military side, anyway):
    We have to be functional as...
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    It is definitely a two-edged sword: I was a...

    It is definitely a two-edged sword:
    I was a long-time orderly sergeant in a mainstream company in a mainstream battalion. We were very well-drilled and I enjoyed learning the battalion maneuvers. ...
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    Vince, If I understand your question...

    Vince,

    If I understand your question correctly, you want to portray a staff officer at events. What I can tell you is this:
    The portrayal of an officer in the hobby is (should be) a position of...
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    What others may have implied, but not said, is...

    What others may have implied, but not said, is that you should let the evidence drive your impression. Many folks fall into the trap of "wanting to do something" and, lacking absolute evidence that...
  20. 'T ain't so. Have 'nuther look, friend!...

    'T ain't so. Have 'nuther look, friend!
    http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/calendar.php
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    Charleston has a long, rich history that you can...

    Charleston has a long, rich history that you can feel just walking around. The closest comparison that comes to my mind is Boston.

    I would encourage anyone to spend some time in Charleston and...
  22. ...or, for that matter, hooking one's thumbs...

    ...or, for that matter, hooking one's thumbs under the arms?
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    Those boots look brand new... he must have...

    Those boots look brand new... he must have carried them from the cobbler's shop to the photography studio!

    The discussion thread in the link talks about materials for the boots. It looks to me...
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    "Snowmageddon 2.0" has been a fun one. Made...

    "Snowmageddon 2.0" has been a fun one. Made hardtack yesterday with my boy. Finished a wool petticoat with my girl. Played "soldier" for a good while through the house, everyone decked out as...
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    To reiterate Craig Barry's post from the other...

    To reiterate Craig Barry's post from the other thread: It should not be surprising to us that slings would be, at various points in the life of a company or regiment, commonplace. A sling is part of...
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