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    Normally a little glass plus followed by a shot...

    Normally a little glass plus followed by a shot of compressed air has kept it clear. It's been in storage for a few months so thinking I might have missed cleaning this area before storing last year...
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    Percussion Cap Bore

    Have an Armi-Sport 1861 Springfield.

    Working to clear a clogged percussion cap bore, (small hole between the nipple end and where the powder is ignited in the barrel). "My terminology may be...
  3. Civil War Weekend, Old Washington, Arkansas State Park

    Civil War Weekend at Historic Old Washington Arkansas State Park.

    Friday November 1st - School Day Programs
    Saturday November 2nd and Sunday November 3rd - Public events to include battle...
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    Armi-Sport's are pretty easy to find and...

    Armi-Sport's are pretty easy to find and sometimes you can find used on the Forums for as low as the $600 range. New can range from $750 - $850.

    I would go with an 1861 Springfield or 1853...
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    On my fathers side of the family, my great,great...

    On my fathers side of the family, my great,great Grandfather disappeared, (records incomplete), and assumed deceased right before the Civil War.

    On my Mother's side, Cagle, my great, great,...
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    Cards and dice games where probably the most...

    Cards and dice games where probably the most common and certainly easy to carry on the march. I have seen period "mobile" chess sets and dominoes and would "assume" these could be found among the...
  7. Thread: Tentage

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    A little hard to tell from the photo, but wonder...

    A little hard to tell from the photo, but wonder if this might be an example of a "non-issue" shelter using materials at hand. The dimensions appear almost perfectly square and designed more for...
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    I think you are looking at two different factors...

    I think you are looking at two different factors in the picture.

    1. The material used in "Grant's Coat" compared to the material used in today's reproduction (A sutler especially will not even...
  9. Thread: Brogans

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    Can't say enough good things about MB&S. ...

    Can't say enough good things about MB&S. Products including footwear are excellent and the customer service before and after the sale can't be beat. If you live near Missouri, it's worth the trip...
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    "Welcome to the hobby"! In regards to "books...

    "Welcome to the hobby"!

    In regards to "books and websites" to learn about reenacting, I think you will be better off participating in a few reenactments to learn the basics and see if this is the...
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    For jackets, sack coats, etc... I would recommend...

    For jackets, sack coats, etc... I would recommend going the next size up from your actual measurement. For example is you wear a 42, go with a 44.

    Ordered a sack coat per my measured chest size...
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    Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for sharing!
  13. Can you provide more information and pictures? ...

    Can you provide more information and pictures?

    1. Condition of the coat?

    2. Enlisted or Officer Frock?

    3. Branch of service? ( Infantry, musician, etc...)

    4. Sleeve length?
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    "One more thought". Have you recently cleaned...

    "One more thought".

    Have you recently cleaned and/or oiled the barrel and nipple? I have seen cases where just a little too much oil can cause firing problems.
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    You should be able to get enough powder without...

    You should be able to get enough powder without having to "tap the butt on the ground" so don't thank that's the problem.

    What size bit did you use to bore out the nipple? 1/16 is recommended. ...
  16. "Thanks Pards"

    "Thanks Pards"
  17. Fire is getting hot! Getting to those cartridge packs!

    Started making cartridge packs and placing them in the storage area of my tins. Noticed last reenactment, it was not the easiest task to get to and unpack the cartridges while on the firing line! ...
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    Yeah, I think I would double check with an...

    Yeah, I think I would double check with an official source on the "no powder" rule. If that is the case, then I would opt to go with just a living camp and keep the muskets stacked. Firing caps...
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    Good deal Chris. Be sure to post pictures of...

    Good deal Chris.

    Be sure to post pictures of the finished exhibits!
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    Tweet

    Sometimes see Pards writing in journals at events.

    Curious if anyone has come across "tweets" of reenactment journal entries or considered tweeting their journal entries. (After the event of...
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    Check with some of the local colleges in the...

    Check with some of the local colleges in the area. May be able to connect with a college internship program or students looking to get real world experience. Design, graphic arts, or similar majors...
  22. Good lord "it's just a hobby folks not the real...

    Good lord "it's just a hobby folks not the real military" so no need to judge the guy or discourage him for asking a question.

    Kautz is a good source but the best way to learn is by doing. If...
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    If you consider the period before South Carolina...

    If you consider the period before South Carolina left the Union, the conflicts in Kansas, John Browns raid(s), and similar incidents could be considered. If you are talking about after South...
  24. Sack coat is sold

    Sack coat is sold
  25. Frank, Just tried to send you a Facebook...

    Frank,

    Just tried to send you a Facebook message but it failed. Going to send you a new friend request. Also, check you email for my contact info.

    Joe
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