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    Put an original Tower-1861 lock on my older...

    Put an original Tower-1861 lock on my older mid-70's era Euroarms Enfield. Dropped right in with only some minor tweaking of the hammer to center up. If memory serves correctly I think I also...
  2. Im aware of a Wilderness NPS LH event scheduled...

    Im aware of a Wilderness NPS LH event scheduled for May 10th, the following weekend after the battle event....
  3. Rob ... Excellent point I had completely...

    Rob
    ... Excellent point I had completely forgotten about... I did that with a teacher once... another time did so with a scout master doing a program with some younger boy scouts.... I put them in...
  4. Kids many times tend to be more attentive when...

    Kids many times tend to be more attentive when you can do something interactive and engaging to them. Standing there giving a static discussion and run down explanation of your attire and gear......
  5. Now that paints a serious picture...lol... Waxed...

    Now that paints a serious picture...lol... Waxed coffee..... poop candle sticks?.....

    Think we have all had a momentary lapse of thinking something out a few times or more.... Almost as bad as...
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    One of those things that tend to be subjective in...

    One of those things that tend to be subjective in interpretation and speculation due to general scarcity of surviving evidence. There are items that few if any have actually survived but we know...
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    Chris ... Another area contractor was Read &...

    Chris
    ... Another area contractor was Read & Watson, producing Hall Carbines under contract by Hutter at Danville, they being forwarded to Richmond. Someone else if I recall correctly was making...
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    Chris .. Having conducted much research into...

    Chris
    .. Having conducted much research into both Ord and QM depots, Im familiar with Edward Hutter of Danville. Interesting little depot and small arms repair shop he had there. If memory serves...
  9. Generally while on the line of march or when the...

    Generally while on the line of march or when the unit was engaged in action, historically the respective Regimental QM officer & Regt QM Sgt would usually be in the rear with the gear... They being...
  10. Just to clarify and make sure we are looking at...

    Just to clarify and make sure we are looking at the same pair of muzzles... not the ones in the left center with the soldiers leg appearing hanging over one or more... The item I attempting to...
  11. If looking at the width of the cross bar stripe...

    If looking at the width of the cross bar stripe as a possible indication of the respective width of the material used.... that is normally the same used in the chevrons... it would sorta suggest that...
  12. On a side note of something I noticed in this...

    On a side note of something I noticed in this picture years ago... beside the subject in question, there is the muzzle ends of two muskets close side by side... may be an optical illusion but they...
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    Yep... sack coat or shell jacket as layer while...

    Yep... sack coat or shell jacket as layer while feeding horses or as today shoveling snow... slouch hat serves well if raining or snowing.... lanterns at the ready if power fails... tin camp coffee...
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    The smaller two wheeled wagons and carts, both...

    The smaller two wheeled wagons and carts, both single horse drawn or pulled by hand were fairly common especially in the city environs. Produce, baked goods, various sundries being peddled or short...
  15. Black Knot ... PM function seems not to be...

    Black Knot
    ... PM function seems not to be working this am... drop me an email to LtFrederick14va (at) gmail (dot) com
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    Out of curiousity and clarification.... What type...

    Out of curiousity and clarification.... What type of long arm weapon do you intend to use this for ??

    Reasoning is that most private owned hunting rifles, shotguns and whatnots normally didnt...
  17. The reverse of the (unmarked) ANV style Battle...

    The reverse of the (unmarked) ANV style Battle flags are the same as the obverse (front).

    There were eleven different ANV Battle flag pattern version types produced through the Richmond Depot...
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    To generalize... Universally marking a given...

    To generalize... Universally marking a given regiments gear tended to moreso hinge upon the whim of the respective commander at the time and varies widely. Such habits tended to be found...
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    Curiosity and clarification..... Are you seeking...

    Curiosity and clarification..... Are you seeking possible contractors/makers marks... inspection/depot markings... Regimental designations.... period examples of how an individual may have marked...
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    "It was called a horse pistol because it was for...

    "It was called a horse pistol because it was for shooting horses"

    Hmmm..... Guess Id have to think and reconsider why I have a pocket pistol or that ole boot pistol then..... :D
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    More fodder for digestion.... Richmond Arsenal...

    More fodder for digestion.... Richmond Arsenal was loading the following cartridge powder charges as of March 1864:

    Round Ball for smoothbore musket Cal.69........... 100gr
    Elongated Ball for...
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    Most likely would have been a fair transitional...

    Most likely would have been a fair transitional overlap for a number of months as existing prior stocks were issued and used up... and new english style only manufactured cartridges replaced the old....
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    Tossed out just for additional reference...

    Tossed out just for additional reference points... An internal memo in the Richmond Arsenal regarding cartridge box tins then in production at the arsenal as of Nov 1863 at least... indicated four...
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    Enfield Cartridges... Yep, accurate reproductions...

    Enfield Cartridges... Yep, accurate reproductions of both Ludlow as well as Eley imported cartridges. Also the confederate arsenal later war made copy of the British type of cartridges....
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    Bill .. Ord Regs (both 1861 & 1863) state they...

    Bill
    .. Ord Regs (both 1861 & 1863) state they are to have rope handles. However what was actually manufactured and used didnt always follow the regs. I have examined some surviving from Macon...
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