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    looking for CS uniform pieces..

    ...to loan to a local county museum for display. Not really looking for high-end/high price campaigner stuff. Can be used and abused, the cheaper the better. I have loaned them my "galvanizing"...
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    In reading Battlefields of the South by an...

    In reading Battlefields of the South by an English Combatant, first published in 1864, the author gives several accounts of what he terms, "dinner conversations" among the officers. One of these is...
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    The Kepi does look to be Confederate gray with...

    The Kepi does look to be Confederate gray with black head-band but also looks "new" in comparison to the coat. Again, the coat looks to have two different top buttons than the rest below them. I...
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    The top two buttons appear to be different than...

    The top two buttons appear to be different than the rest. They appear slightly smaller with stamping of some sort where the rest appear smooth-domed. Possibly a prop-shot photo? Just a guess on my...
  5. Rice, dried peas, and mule meat. (This was what...

    Rice, dried peas, and mule meat. (This was what was being served in Vicksburg when they had it).

    Bushwhacker
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    I was going to suggest Barlow as well, still...

    I was going to suggest Barlow as well, still around and still correct. I noticed one in the Arabia collection too.

    Bushwhacker
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    Apologies for not checking my earlier post, I...

    Apologies for not checking my earlier post, I must have accidentally deleted part of it. I started out by stating that as a relative newcomer I see a lot of people dropping-out for various reasons,...
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    What's it like now? Hmmm, I still do local events...

    What's it like now? Hmmm, I still do local events just because I enjoy using the gear I have invested so much in. I find that I need to just focus on my own portrayal and have to really blot-out...
  9. I love to pass-on this book to others. This is...

    I love to pass-on this book to others. This is specific to Missouri and Missouri Confederate troops but answers to your question are given on all counts firsthand.
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    Nix on the helicoil, not a good idea for a...

    Nix on the helicoil, not a good idea for a firearm fix. OK for spark-plugs but remember you are behind the parts that will be flying out if this fails. Not to mention those who will be beside you...
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    I have posted a link in the past concerning the...

    I have posted a link in the past concerning the memoirs of a soldier in the Ist Missouri Confederate Brigade, Ephraim McDowell Anderson author. There are plenty of accounts on his participating in or...
  12. I will carry my 18th century tinned sheet metal...

    I will carry my 18th century tinned sheet metal coffeepot everywhere til it gits kilt. Been in my pack through every field of service since I bought it at Ft. deChartres in 1996. Looks like ****, but...
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    Several mentions of both sides carrying "foraged"...

    Several mentions of both sides carrying "foraged" hams, shoes, and other "liberated" articles on bayonets attached to firearms from their former places of abode here in Mizzourah. Ephraim McDowell...
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    I thought everyone knew the answer to the meaning...

    I thought everyone knew the answer to the meaning of life question is "42".

    Have fun today folks.

    Bushwhacker
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    as an aside topic; I wish I could find it now, or...

    as an aside topic; I wish I could find it now, or at least remember where I read it, but rifle slings were employed as emergency harness repair to remove some guns from battle lines to avoid capture...
  16. Wouldn't it be amazing to know what is on that...

    Wouldn't it be amazing to know what is on that sheet of paper he's holding!

    Bushwhacker (still alive just working my arse off at my "new" job).
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    I still see the aging of reenactors, combined...

    I still see the aging of reenactors, combined with the dropping out/dying-off of long-time reenactors as the biggest factor here in MO. Not enough new/young men joining the ranks, and our unit hasn't...
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    As Mssr. Schmidt addressed the high comb on the...

    As Mssr. Schmidt addressed the high comb on the Enfield's, I must concur and relate that the first time I fired a live round at the recommended charge of 65 gr. with a 510 gr. Minnie ball, it hurt! ...
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    Not specifically related to the topic, but...

    Not specifically related to the topic, but dropping a nice whitetail doe at 100+ yds. is also a real experience!

    Bushwhacker
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    Thanks, the first time I tried it only deleted...

    Thanks, the first time I tried it only deleted part of the message and re-arranged sequence on some sentences, but seems to work fine now.

    Bushwhacker
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    New software

    Sorry to bother with this but just a small/minor annoyance: the PM function now seems to be stuck with multiple quotes in reply. Any way to get around this or are we pretty much stuck with it? ...
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    Looks like the rifle and mold are SPF. Thanks...

    Looks like the rifle and mold are SPF. Thanks everyone, and I just made my small donation to the forum as well. I appreciate being able to peddle my stuff here.

    Bushwhacker
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    The mold is a Lyman 510 gr. "New Style" Minnie'...

    The mold is a Lyman 510 gr. "New Style" Minnie' ball, which is just slightly different from the original Minnie' in being more aerodynamic in the nose curve. Ordered from Track of the Wolf and can...
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    I will consider splitting up the rifle and mold...

    I will consider splitting up the rifle and mold for sale separately, but it's going to be a better deal for both! The mold/handle set cost me $98 brand new in March, still have the shipping box and...
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    Been thinking seriously about this one, but not...

    Been thinking seriously about this one, but not sure if I wanna drag the horses out that far or not. Being Creek (Berryhill & Derrisaw) descendant it would be nice to make this event though. Not...
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