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    Hallo! It may depend upon one's "style"...

    Hallo!

    It may depend upon one's "style" of reenacting or living history.

    For example, if one belongs to a unit that is researched and documented as having a dress coat, then one is...
  2. Hallo! Natural Selection Mess. :) ...

    Hallo!

    Natural Selection Mess.

    :) :)

    Curt
  3. Hallo! Danger Will Robinson! NOT that...

    Hallo!

    Danger Will Robinson!

    NOT that I am recommending doing the same... but once upon a time...

    A number of us went down in the pit at an outdoor police range police while the rest...
  4. Hallo! I guess production levels have...

    Hallo!

    I guess production levels have changed, despite the general downward trend in reenacting. I was not questioning the ad as incorrect, just that they are being offered in the USA now.
    ...
  5. Hallo! IMHO... It depends upon view or...

    Hallo!

    IMHO...

    It depends upon view or perspective.

    Small numbers of slavers were immediately freed in Union controlled parts of say North and South Carolina. Small numbers of...
  6. Hallo! They have been made for years,...

    Hallo!

    They have been made for years, largely for "European' market in general and the "British" market in particular where gun laws ban rifle-muskets as being modern rifles. In the English...
  7. Hallo! NOT to make a "Hobby Politics"...

    Hallo!

    NOT to make a "Hobby Politics" statement, but..

    We should not fault the Indian non-gun industry for that as they will make as detailed version as the buyer/importer wants so as to...
  8. Hallo! We are not really talking about the...

    Hallo!

    We are not really talking about the same thing when gun barrels are brought up as instead of folded and hammered blades, so-called "Damascus" barrels are just forge welded, wire wrapped...
  9. Hallo! In brief... True Damascus...

    Hallo!

    In brief...

    True Damascus steel (wootz steel) ? None. :)

    True "Damascus" died out in the middle of the 18th century- and was/is a lost art.
    What many folks today...
  10. Hallo! Wool also shrinks by agitation, so...

    Hallo!

    Wool also shrinks by agitation, so just cold washing will not guarantee against any shrinkage.

    Some folks do a 'non-agitation' soaking in Woolite.

    Curt
  11. Hallo! There is the mold, and then there is...

    Hallo!

    There is the mold, and then there is the black stains mildew leaves behind.

    Brushing, soap, water, and sun will remove mold. Vinegar (acetic acid) will kills about 80-some...
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    Hallo! Back in Ye Way Back Daze... in my...

    Hallo!

    Back in Ye Way Back Daze... in my company I did not allow unit walk-on's unless they were inspected as to their Drill and their weapons/boxes.

    Some CAS/SASS competitors use ultra...
  13. Hallo! Aside from the inevitable comments...

    Hallo!

    Aside from the inevitable comments about using it and letting it age and wear "naturally" and the comments about how we use things for hours or days at a time instead of weeks, months,...
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    Hallo! Perhaps obvious, perhaps not... ...

    Hallo!

    Perhaps obvious, perhaps not...

    The problem is that lumber is NUG, typically NOT the true dimensional size, so a 2 X 2 is not.... 2 X 2 but rather actual 1.5 X 1.5 inches off the...
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    Hallo! One possible exception to the Rule...

    Hallo!

    One possible exception to the Rule was, is, the 'Pea Ridge' blanket from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. It is a small shirt weight "lindsey-woolsey" home-spun type CS blanket that...
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    Hallo! Just raining on the parade a wee bit...

    Hallo!

    Just raining on the parade a wee bit perhaps, but... :) :)

    I think you would have found that the "short Enfield" rifle was more likely the common P1856 or P1860, and not the...
  17. Hallo! Yes, a factor to consider IMHO. I...

    Hallo!

    Yes, a factor to consider IMHO. I just purchased a WWII greatcoat from Malta. It arrived in less than a week. Two weeks later came a bill from DHL for $47 for the Custom's charge.
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    Hallo! Many of your questions and answers;...

    Hallo!

    Many of your questions and answers; factual, myth, and otherwise.. can be found in the archives here and on other boards like the "AC."

    Many, many informed and uniformed posts...
  19. Hallo! Familiarity breeds... contempt. ...

    Hallo!

    Familiarity breeds... contempt.

    It can be, is, "hard" to generate the same levels of excitement and interest when the Law of Diminishing Returns keeps getting in the way as...
  20. Hallo! It was in the 1st Edition, Part IV: ...

    Hallo!

    It was in the 1st Edition, Part IV: The Man Inside the Uniform; "Ringfinger? Schmingfinger!" Article IV.3 near the end.

    It was not in the 2nd Edition.

    Curt
  21. Hallo! Yes, any SEARCH on just about any...

    Hallo!

    Yes, any SEARCH on just about any board or forum in any eras or period will have discussions and lamentations about decline.

    Beyond the cycles and cyclical nature of reenacting for...
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    Hallo! As already shared, "we" tend to make...

    Hallo!

    As already shared, "we" tend to make Period "sharpshooters" Modern-concept "snipers." Yes there are exceptions, such as what happened to the marksmen envisioned and recruited by Hiram...
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    Hallo! IMHO... "It" does not to be a...

    Hallo!

    IMHO...

    "It" does not to be a rare, exotic, or one-of-a-kind thing either.

    A very common Period "skill" is something as simple and mundane as reinforcing a loose button or...
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    Hallo! ".... I think I would lose my mind...

    Hallo!

    ".... I think I would lose my mind spray painting cream of wheat. "

    I think don't spray them one at a time. ;) :) It is much like making up cartridge powder charges by...
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    Hallo! IMHO, the most "realistic" or...

    Hallo!

    IMHO, the most "realistic" or life-like simulation of black powder is model railroad "ballast."

    Charcoal briquettes crushed to the right size works in a pinch. I have heard of...
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