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    Hallo! Basically percussion caps have not...

    Hallo!

    Basically percussion caps have not been fulminate of mercury (aka Mercury Fulminate) for ages... well 19th century. It and silver fulminate were mostly replaced by Potassium Fulminate...
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    Hallo! I do not recall when Dixie started...

    Hallo!

    I do not recall when Dixie started importing them, but Navy Arms started in 1974. It was shortly there after.

    There were some initials problems with their patent breech set up that...
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    Hallo! IMHO, and bias.... The...

    Hallo!

    IMHO, and bias....

    The impression or presentation/interpretation can receive a direct boost or to the contrary a drubbing or soaking based on the nature of the event itself.
    ...
  4. Hallo! I see them done two ways, mostly. ...

    Hallo!

    I see them done two ways, mostly.

    1. The cast-on integral steel front sight is filed off. And the properly shaped brass blade hard-soldered in its place as per the originals.

    ...
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    Hallo! It could also vary how strict a...

    Hallo!

    It could also vary how strict a regimental or senior commander was in allowing men (who might desert) to leave camp with their arms and ammunition and not stacked under guard on the color...
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    Hallo! Yes they were, are, black. Wool,...

    Hallo!

    Yes they were, are, black.

    Wool, being a "fuzzy" fiber generally takes dye fairly well while cottons, linens, and silks can be harder.

    Generally a mordant is needed to set the...
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    Hallo! I will be the Devil's Advocate, and...

    Hallo!

    I will be the Devil's Advocate, and answer the question in the spirit asked. Although it is not my advice or suggestion...

    "Shine" is a function of "illusion." The surfaces...
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    Hallo! Herr Bernard's "lack of adequate...

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    Herr Bernard's "lack of adequate land" is, was, further complicated by the need to "parade" the battles in front of paying spectators.
    Which IMHO, changed the nature of large...
  9. Hallo! Thanks Herr Bill for saving me some...

    Hallo!

    Thanks Herr Bill for saving me some typing. :)

    IMHO, this makes much more sense after one has walked and followed the action(s), or at least sat down with the troop disposition...
  10. Hallo! Looks very nice! Congratulations!! ...

    Hallo!

    Looks very nice! Congratulations!!

    Curt
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    Hallo! Danke Herr Bill.. nice to see you...

    Hallo!

    Danke Herr Bill.. nice to see you posting!

    (And just to pile on... The Berdan plaque on Little Round Top is placed where the tourists can easily see it. It is not located where...
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    Hallo! By "archives," do you mean PA state...

    Hallo!

    By "archives," do you mean PA state archives, or NARA (military and pension)?

    Curt
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    Hallo! Herr Josafoot. Check back later...

    Hallo!

    Herr Josafoot.

    Check back later for a detailed PM.

    Curt
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    Hallo! "We were 19th Indiana back then." ...

    Hallo!

    "We were 19th Indiana back then."

    "Susplains" the red circle. :) :)

    "So, the original poster is limiting himself, to one specific time frame?"

    I not really...
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    Hallo! The German "Flitz" is excellent, but...

    Hallo!

    The German "Flitz" is excellent, but dealing with polishing shining, and lifting say black discoloration.

    HOWEVER...

    It dissolves and lifts fake color-case hardening so it...
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    Hallo! "There is an order for 1000 Sky...

    Hallo!

    "There is an order for 1000 Sky blue trousers and 1100 Private's green trousers. I assume that this was the period in which they had the green frock coats and no green trousers?"

    ...
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    Hallo! While one could argue that the...

    Hallo!

    While one could argue that the circumstances and contexts are different, one look at shelters to some extent can be found in the "Andersonville' prison camp images.
    ...
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    Hallo! Sorry I made a mistake. I did...

    Hallo!

    Sorry I made a mistake.

    I did not have the books with in reach, and they may be packed away.. but I somehow mixed Wyman White (Company "F," 2nd USSS) and William Greene...
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    Hallo! Current Pietta production repro...

    Hallo!

    Current Pietta production repro M1863 new Model Army's (aka "M1858") NUG use a 6mm X .75 cone (nipple).

    Curt
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    Hallo! I have also done a 7th Ohio ICVSS,...

    Hallo!

    I have also done a 7th Ohio ICVSS, that were Spencer armed but 'blue' standard Federal save for green branch of service NCO chevrons and trouser stripes. (Ohio did their own, and did...
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    Hallo! "They do you write that the green...

    Hallo!

    "They do you write that the green uniform parts didn't last, when the 203rd Pennsylvania could be issued complete uniforms in green? (in 1864)
    So clearly they had lots of it in stock."...
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    Hallo! It will depend upon how you are...

    Hallo!

    It will depend upon how you are defining or operationalizing "surface rust."

    "Surface rust" might be all the way from orangey-brown versions of your finger prints, to a very...
  23. Hallo! From the Richmond 1862 "visitor's...

    Hallo!

    From the Richmond 1862 "visitor's guide:"

    "Mississippi Depot, Main, between 8th and 7th streets.
    Alabama Depot, Main, between 8th and 7th streets.
    North Carolina Depot, Main,...
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    Hallo! IMHO... It would not be that at...

    Hallo!

    IMHO...

    It would not be that at all likely or probable that a lad could get an over lengthed or over widthed gum blanket form home or for a sutler.

    Now, a painted ground...
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    Hallo! Correct, unless one goes the...

    Hallo!

    Correct, unless one goes the custom-built route and expense.

    And Doubly Correct... the widespread Period civilian popularity of target shooting gives us a ton of originals...
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