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  1. Thread: Impressions

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    . You're very welcome Bobby! Don't forget Ross...

    . You're very welcome Bobby! Don't forget Ross and Jon. I get big picture, those guys fill in the blanks with serious research. By the way, I only got stung 5 times harvesting that honey! Not a bad...
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    Oh yeah! Forgot the pocket knife. Most important...

    Oh yeah! Forgot the pocket knife. Most important item of field equipment you can carry. I just carry a dingle blade knife, none of that fancy stuff, just gets in the way and adds weight. And a good...
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    15 years campaigning, never carried a fry pan,...

    15 years campaigning, never carried a fry pan, never used one. All meat or anything that needed cooking was stuck on my bayonet. If it was stuff like rice or oats what ever, it went into my tin...
  4. Thread: Impressions

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    The one mainstream unit I belonged to had no...

    The one mainstream unit I belonged to had no interest in any of that. They camped in RVs in the parking lot, dressed up in the cheapest settler row crap they could find, did the battle then returned...
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    Sold, thank you.

    Sold, thank you.
  6. The gray and white with brown details are sold. ...

    The gray and white with brown details are sold. Thank you
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    F/S USN PO Badge

    Hand embroidered on white cotton drill like originals. Pattern copied from original held in New Hampshire. Approx 4 inches from bottom of anchor to top of star. Edge bound with white cotton glace...
  8. F?S CSN Petty Officer Badges from Hesson Clothiers

    Hand embroidered like originals.. Black silk thread on Gray FHW Jean Wool or Black silk on white cotton drill Anchor hight is approx 3 inches as per regulation. Edges bound with black silk on jean...
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    Don't count us out yet.

    Don't count us out yet.
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    What Ross says is very true. I have gone on...

    What Ross says is very true. I have gone on other forums and out to individuals and explained how to make simple frocks and Naval cut trousers (fly fronts). But, I can't teach you to sew on line. ...
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    David, as far as I know, no, there are no...

    David, as far as I know, no, there are no patterns for Naval uniforms commercially available. Mr. Apples patterns are not so much incorrect as incomplete and missing details. And, since the frock...
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    Jon, I fully agree with what you say. If I...

    Jon, I fully agree with what you say. If I indicated that the Navy DID NOT issue undershirts nor drawers, it was a mistake. I have stated many times that they did I fact issue two sets of...
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    Jon, thank you! I agree the Navy ordered under...

    Jon, thank you! I agree the Navy ordered under garments to spec. And, they are very clear in the photos. Photos also show undershirts not conforming to these specs . I think in the photos you...
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    Sailors washed their clothes once a week, it did...

    Sailors washed their clothes once a week, it did in fact get dirty, faded stained and worn, but they cleaned and neatly repaired them. Love that pic. Ok, that pic in the original non colorized...
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    . Ok, let me ask you several questions. What...

    . Ok, let me ask you several questions. What modifications to a standard modern button up shirt would you make so it looked like a modern under shirt? None. Different material, different cut,...
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    Just to add more confusion to the subject, I can...

    Just to add more confusion to the subject, I can find no evidence that the English style undershirt with blue trim exsisted before 1880. All photos I can find prior to that show English Sailors...
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    There is very little evidence that the CSN ever...

    There is very little evidence that the CSN ever issued any uniforms that conformed to it's regulations. This applies to the VERY few blue water CSN Sailors. No evidence that it ever issued any...
  18. I would agree with a fitting issue, or how you...

    I would agree with a fitting issue, or how you are wearing your trousers. Towards the end of my active reenacting days, I found I needed neither braces nor a belt. We made Naval uniforms. Sailors...
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    Now, that would be fun. Something a bit...

    Now, that would be fun. Something a bit different.
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    The blue ticking would be a horse hair mattress,...

    The blue ticking would be a horse hair mattress, about an inch thick. I would urge you to reconsider trying to do a "ship board" set up. the thing to remember is that the berthing compartment or...
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    Hammocks were the order of the day. They looked...

    Hammocks were the order of the day. They looked like the WW 2 hammocks except hand stitched grommets rather than brass.
  22. Thread: Horse tack

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    Horse tack

    I have posted about 125 acres of wooded farm land for use by reenactors. I will be wanting to make an occasional appearance to check on things, and will be on horse back as a civilian land owner. ...
  23. Thread: US/CS Gear FS

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    Fed cartridge box, cap pouch and waist belt on...

    Fed cartridge box, cap pouch and waist belt on hold
  24. Thread: US/CS Gear FS

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    Still have Fed cartridge box, cap pouch and belt...

    Still have Fed cartridge box, cap pouch and belt available
  25. Thread: US/CS Gear FS

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    CS trousers sold

    CS trousers sold
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