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    Turkeyville. Right off of I69 north of I94. I...

    Turkeyville. Right off of I69 north of I94. I think it is the first exit. It is held on fathers day weekend. Turkeyville has a web site, and is on Facebook. If you hit Dave Zarrs fcebook he...
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    I agree that the samo-samo battles on ground that...

    I agree that the samo-samo battles on ground that wasn't has hurt us. I got tired of doing the same company into line and fighting the other side doing the same month after month. There is very few...
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    Can you provide the provenance, that 99% are...

    Can you provide the provenance, that 99% are owned by the photographer? You cannot make a blanket statement without the facts. You may be right, but first time readers may not know this, and...
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    I can list several pages of non-issue weapons...

    I can list several pages of non-issue weapons being brought and used early war thru late war. Especailly in the western theater. Seems like people forget that the war went past Lee's...
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    Rhodes orignally enlisted as a private, and...

    Rhodes orignally enlisted as a private, and worked his way up. Pick up a copy of his book, it's a good read or better yet find a copy on CD and listen to it. And he received the pistol when he...
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    And why you can get into trouble for selling...

    And why you can get into trouble for selling black Powder as a unlicensed merchant. There are many threads on this at the www.muzzleloadingforums.com in regards to selling your powder to others. ...
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    I have a Miroko Springfield 1863 also . Mine...

    I have a Miroko Springfield 1863 also . Mine unfortunatly is stamped also, Navy Arms Co. under the U.S. Springfield stamp. Mine has the barrel and furniture(except lock) browned. And the wood is...
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    Believe it or not I have found a rubber eraser on...

    Believe it or not I have found a rubber eraser on the end of a pencil will also get rust off, and you can get those hard to reach spots that way.
  9. Our unit will be there again this year ...

    Our unit will be there again this year (17thS.C./11th Mo.). I guess you could say I am a charter participater. Havn't missed a 1 since the start. Including the 2 Tornado warning years.
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    A couple of reasons for the swivel gun. It can...

    A couple of reasons for the swivel gun. It can be used with several impressions including all the way back to medieval( which my son does). Also to me there is the safety factor. ...
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    what information I have gathered so far is below:...

    what information I have gathered so far is below:
    A swivel gun was used in St.Louis Mo. at the Berthold Mansion, when pro-union supporters tried to tear down a secessionist flag.

    In the book...
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    Swivel Gun Mount and use

    I am in the process of making a 1" bore swivel gun. I am courious as to what kind of carriage was used on land. I intend to use this as a display at events, with an occasional firing. Is there...
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    Alot of guys who do carry BP firearms, use them,...

    Alot of guys who do carry BP firearms, use them, and with great accuracy(myself included). Also another way may be to have a period handgun loaded with blanks. Many reenactors do and have one...
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    I second the sitck with buying a new one. Cost...

    I second the sitck with buying a new one. Cost is only 20 bucks and saftey is your first consideration. repair the old one and keep it for a spare for just in case. I bought a second ramrod for...
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    Also you have to remember that you must have your...

    Also you have to remember that you must have your long gun or pistol in a case of some sort while you transport it in a vehicle in some states. Nothing like losing your long gun, getting a ticket...
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    Take them any place they can climb. The towers,...

    Take them any place they can climb. The towers, the Pa. Monument the 44/12 NY monument at Little Round top, Devils den. Where are they all from? Take them to the Monuments from that state. ...
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    I am partial to western Tennessee myself. Visit...

    I am partial to western Tennessee myself. Visit Shiloh, and then take a couple hours trip north and hit Forts Donelson and Henry. Fort Doneson is under apreciated in my view. Then take a ride over...
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    Happy New year to all.

    Happy New year to all.
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    Welcome Robert. And be very careful. You'll...

    Welcome Robert. And be very careful. You'll get the bug.
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    In another forum a member posted a list of...

    In another forum a member posted a list of weapons from the 5th Va. Cav. for 1864. along with pistols, long guns and musket and pistol caps 280 gun slings were listed.
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    But there is a difference between you and "them" ...

    But there is a difference between you and "them" your only carrying a weapon for a few hundred yards, generally from camp to reenactment site and back again. or for that couple hours of drill. ...
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    I agree, I have doen both and guess what I...

    I agree, I have doen both and guess what I choose, a sling. I have both canvas and leather. The canvas wears out quicker.
  23. In my research the availability of tentage for...

    In my research the availability of tentage for the confederacy was scarce. A shebang of some sort works well, along with the basic ordinary blanket and gum, just laying on the ground. What you can...
  24. I put this in the same catagory as uncovering for...

    I put this in the same catagory as uncovering for the national anthem. We are supposed to be portraying soldiers in uniform, should we not come to attention, face the flag(fed/confed) and salute? ...
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    Our unit started doing it at one event we were...

    Our unit started doing it at one event we were at, to help fill in an empty spot in the event. This was also a way to distribute the bounty to the registered guys. They used the current president...
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