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  1. Lodgewood, period. Finally saw one of David's...

    Lodgewood, period. Finally saw one of David's hands-on last weekend, I'm sending mine to him.

    Side-by-side comparison:...
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    Jim, that reminds me of Giles Cromwell's book...

    Jim, that reminds me of Giles Cromwell's book about the Virginia Manufactory and their barrel proofing. The short story is when they cracked or burst towards the muzzle, they cut off the burst...
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    Not to be a "devil's advocate", but I also...

    Not to be a "devil's advocate", but I also remember in a similar discussion something Sir Curt said that really hit home. I can't find the exact quote right now, but it involves guys like me...
  4. Thread: Uniforms

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    If I'm not mistaken, that is an original Frock in...

    If I'm not mistaken, that is an original Frock in the Danish Exchange exhibit case.
  5. Thread: Uniforms

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    Curt, as I've said before, I wish I knew as much...

    Curt, as I've said before, I wish I knew as much as you've probably forgotten.

    The subject of period indigo dye reminds me of the famous (in my eyes) picture of sack coats, I think from the...
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    Outside of going to a museum and examining...

    Outside of going to a museum and examining original garmets or reading letters and diaries at a library, I would start here: http://www.adolphusconfederateuniforms.com/

    As usual, just my .02,...
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    When shooting blanks, I use 60 grains. When I...

    When shooting blanks, I use 60 grains.

    When I live-fired my M1861, I used 60 also. However I've only live-fired it 3 times. Others that participate in NSSA events would have much more...
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    Oh dear Provost Aide de Camp, what is the FFD CoS...

    Oh dear Provost Aide de Camp, what is the FFD CoS that you speak of?
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    I've not seen one. I don't know why you wouldn't...

    I've not seen one. I don't know why you wouldn't go with an Ulrich.
  10. Both make an excellent and correct blouse. ...

    Both make an excellent and correct blouse. Personally I own a Daley.
  11. Thread: Shipping ??

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    I've always used UPS.

    I've always used UPS.
  12. Call David at Lodgewood, or look at their...

    Call David at Lodgewood, or look at their website. They have several, its where I got mine.
  13. Or try Lodgewood Manufacturing.

    Or try Lodgewood Manufacturing.
  14. I didn't want to speak for Ross, but if he'll...

    I didn't want to speak for Ross, but if he'll make you a Type IIa you can't go wrong there!
  15. That's a Type IIa. You could get a kit and finish...

    That's a Type IIa. You could get a kit and finish it yourself or a completed half from Wambaugh & White. Give Dan a call tomorrow and see what he has instock. Other suggestion is S&S Sutler, I know...
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    Contact David at Lodgewood.

    Contact David at Lodgewood.
  17. PM sent for the other with a liner (hopefully).

    PM sent for the other with a liner (hopefully).
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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...
  24. 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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