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  1. Hallo! My reference library is still boxed...

    Hallo!

    My reference library is still boxed and stored for house remodeling that never ends. I will research it when I get my books back. :(

    Off the top of my head.... and guess...

    ...
  2. Hallo! Often times, 'crud' builds up under...

    Hallo!

    Often times, 'crud' builds up under the bands and band springs over time. ESPECIALLY so when people have wiped the stock down with linseed oil or worse yet varnished it. (Depending on...
  3. Hallo! No response or reply? Curt

    Hallo!

    No response or reply?

    Curt
  4. Hallo! Short answer, never. There is...

    Hallo!

    Short answer, never.

    There is no such thing as a Model 1858 Remington. (The hobby name comes from the 1858 patent Remington obtained from Fordyce Beals to produce the...
  5. Hallo! I would be interested in the second,...

    Hallo!

    I would be interested in the second, 'German" looking pipe.

    How tall is it in inches, and how is the condition of the bowl interior?

    Thanks.

    Curt
  6. Hallo! IMHO... "This" is a topic that...

    Hallo!

    IMHO...

    "This" is a topic that makes it way to the surface every so often for decades in any era or period of reeenacted history.
    Especially so with the rise of the Authenticity...
  7. Hallo! "As far as eye-safety goes shooting...

    Hallo!

    "As far as eye-safety goes shooting left-handed, it seems to me that you are potentially increasing the chance of injury. When you shoot right-handed the hammer is farther away from your...
  8. Hallo! I tried, and tried, but never put in...

    Hallo!

    I tried, and tried, but never put in enough to "master" the other-sidedness well enough to shoot well.
    Aside from the modern thinking about shooting with both eyes open, I ...
  9. Hallo! Might as well pile on and make a...

    Hallo!

    Might as well pile on and make a chorus...

    I am left-handed.
    Civil War "drill" (manual of arms/school of the soldier) was right-handed. It is a learned, developed, and...
  10. Hallo! Surgery went well, and I have found...

    Hallo!

    Surgery went well, and I have found the coat and sword belt. PM sent.

    Curt
  11. Hi! Okay. I will get back to you in a few...

    Hi!

    Okay. I will get back to you in a few days.

    Curt
  12. Hallo! IF you are not in a rush and can...

    Hallo!

    IF you are not in a rush and can wait a few days.. I am having eye surgery tomorrow and would need a few days to recover first...

    But I may have a never worn or used size 44 Daley...
  13. Hallo! Size? Curt

    Hallo!

    Size?

    Curt
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    Hallo! The trailer has been out for a while....

    Hallo!

    The trailer has been out for a while.

    I think it was the CBS Sunday morning show just did a segment on it.

    From what I see in the trailer, the uniforms are pretty poor seeming...
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    Hallo! I am too cynical, jaded, negative,...

    Hallo!

    I am too cynical, jaded, negative, and burned out to be...

    Overly excited.

    ;) :)

    I suspect it was designed for the European shooting community first and foremost and not...
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    Pedersoli "Lorenz"

    Hallo!

    Pedersoli has announced they are going to be rolling-out a "Lorenz" RM repro later this year.

    Curt
  17. Hallo! Unless it has changed, they used to...

    Hallo!

    Unless it has changed, they used to be "an" original (one size fit all originals) type stock, not one suited for any generation of Italian repro from any decade.

    Curt
  18. Hallo! This is similar to nothing more...

    Hallo!

    This is similar to nothing more than continuation of the modern day appeasement to a small group of agitators who have condemned all German heritage at every turn, using the cop-out of...
  19. Hallo! IMHO, the chances of finding a used...

    Hallo!

    IMHO, the chances of finding a used one would be very, very small.

    These types of custom-builds or retroversions represent an extremely tiny presence in reenacting or living...
  20. Hallo! I have not counted them but... ...

    Hallo!

    I have not counted them but...

    In brief, there are about five or six 'long range sights' used on the M1841 updates done in the 1850's. They are roughly divided between high side...
  21. Hallo! ...

    Hallo!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFoedAnVMp0

    Curt
    Who spent 17 years on both sides of the Gravel Road
  22. Hallo! Yes, ordered in March of 1855,...

    Hallo!

    Yes, ordered in March of 1855, replacing the previous 1851 cap which at least had a chin strap. :)

    Curt
  23. Hallo! All of my references are in storage...

    Hallo!

    All of my references are in storage and unavailable due to house remodeling... so here goes.

    The branch of service or "insignia" color for the U.S. Mounted Rifles had been green. ...
  24. Hallo! I have a older, unused, and still...

    Hallo!

    I have a older, unused, and still boxed, Case "Rio Grande" bowie I may be selling at cost. "Rio Grande" bowies were made somewhat famous by Booth, Atzerodt, Powell

    ...
  25. Hallo! Ridge at SFK makes very nice knives....

    Hallo!

    Ridge at SFK makes very nice knives. i own, and have owned, several 19th and 18th century ones.

    His work reflects the more "frontierish" or "primitive American" side of...
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