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  1. I was so proud of my havelock at the 140th...

    I was so proud of my havelock at the 140th Manassas!

    ...then I wore it! Like the 150th, the 2001 event was hot enough to turn candles to puddles of wax and the havelock just held in the heat.
  2. Finally, a scrap of rational thought: ...

    Finally, a scrap of rational thought:
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/07/08/yezhov-bamiyan-and-the-expanding-american-memory-hole-column/29793547/
  3. OK, Handspike... Go start a petition. Or, go...

    OK, Handspike... Go start a petition. Or, go find some and post them here.
    Either way, don't act like a victim. Do something.
  4. Do you have any links to online petitions,...

    Do you have any links to online petitions, meetings, or any other place where the community might be able to let its voice be heard?
  5. Monument Removal Links (no flag discussion, please)

    This might be of interest to readers here:

    I am posting links to on-line petitions and other information that propose to REMOVE Confederate monuments. If others would like to post similar links,...
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    My sentiments exactly, Rob. Bill C. ...

    My sentiments exactly, Rob.

    Bill C.



    It is already happening. The Seminary Ridge Museum in Gettysburg is not allowing reenactors to display ANV flags. I'm a Hooser by birth and am not...
  7. Shape of the hat crown and the '70's lambchops...

    Shape of the hat crown and the '70's lambchops lead me to believe this is an old 'nactor photo.
  8. Travel Safe, Gents! Will be there Friday...

    Travel Safe, Gents!

    Will be there Friday with my son. Can't wait!!!
  9. 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,...
  16. 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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