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    That one is not my kind of event so take what...

    That one is not my kind of event so take what follows with a grain of salt... if any place is bulletproof, it's Gettysburg. Spectators who go there plan their trip around more than just the...
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    Let's say these "cheap muskets from India" are...

    Let's say these "cheap muskets from India" are perfectly safe, there is ample evidence that some of them are not, but just for the sake of argument. If the only thing better about something is the...
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    There you go. The primary reason to get involved...

    There you go. The primary reason to get involved with a hobby is to enjoy it.
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    There is an old saying from the ancient world, I...

    There is an old saying from the ancient world, I think from a Roman general (I can't recall) but he noted that "things change and still they are the same." A variation is the old French saying plus...
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    Thanks for the heads-up on this, I might well...

    Thanks for the heads-up on this, I might well have watched it since it was on Netflix. Perhaps this is
    the wrong place for this question, but have there been any "great" movies with the US Civil War...
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    Jan That jack knife is a quality looking piece!...

    Jan
    That jack knife is a quality looking piece! Bet that blade holds an edge.
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    I think the question as stated was "what were the...

    I think the question as stated was "what were the US Army regulations on the use of private purchase weapons?" My understanding is that a soldier was issued certain arms and equipment by the US Govt...
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    Heef...Ray Prosten...Trimmings. Gone but not...

    Heef...Ray Prosten...Trimmings. Gone but not forgotten. I still have my CRRC-2 and consult it from time to time for some forgotten piece of AoP material culture. What ever happened to the Professor,...
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    Dixie Gun Works and/or Track of the Wolf.

    Dixie Gun Works and/or Track of the Wolf.
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    Their Union frocks and other uniforms are about...

    Their Union frocks and other uniforms are about what you find at a mainstream reenactment on sutlers row. Machine sewn, heavy blanket wool, etc.
    With BRI, and this is true of most places...you get...
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    Tin canteen...I can understand the reservations...

    Tin canteen...I can understand the reservations about BRI's canteens, they are serviceable for the price but not hot dipped tin. If you are going to go with an accurate canteen, go with tin. However,...
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    I may be able to help here. PM sent.

    I may be able to help here. PM sent.
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    He posted the same thread w the same questions on...

    He posted the same thread w the same questions on Civil War Talk. He can find the answers he is looking for easily enough from a variety of sources if he bothers to read a book or two.
  14. If the reproduction US 1861 was made in Italy, it...

    If the reproduction US 1861 was made in Italy, it is most likely metric. The best thing to do would be to take the clean-out screw from the bolster, go down to the hardware store and while there...
  15. They would be compatible as they are in fact...

    They would be compatible as they are in fact identical. The only difference between the Pedersoli and the Euroarms US 1861 is the thread size on the cone (5/16 x 24 vs 8 x 1mm) and the stock is...
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    Most common: With a cartridge box sling as issued...

    Most common: With a cartridge box sling as issued
    Less common: On the waist belt (not all boxes had provisions for this option)
    Uncommon: Both
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    $900 to $1200 is probably on the high side. The...

    $900 to $1200 is probably on the high side. The 150th cycle is wheezing to a close and mostly late war events remain on the calendar.
    The Armi Sport 1842 is a fine piece and you can try listing it...
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    This tracks with most research into the largely...

    This tracks with most research into the largely serious expressions found in mid-19th century photographs.
    Anyone want to take a stab at the reasons for the "Napoleon" pose with the hand tucked into...
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    Park service regs prohibit use of flour to produce smoke or whatever it was used for.
    Ironically, the rangers make the rounds with peat moss and cannon grade BP only.
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    Camp Chase Gazette had a picture of the 33rd NYV...

    Camp Chase Gazette had a picture of the 33rd NYV Elmira Coronet Band in the last issue. Ironically, there were not an abundance of coronets pictured.
  21. It isn't that we have to like it as much as the...

    It isn't that we have to like it as much as the Italian gun-makers know there are a lack of options for repro Civil War infantry arms. When Pedersoli produced a "better" Enfield repro, Armi Sport...
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    12 hours. That's about right. Better to do it...

    12 hours. That's about right. Better to do it overnight and have hog and hominy for breakfast.
  23. Spring 2014 Military Collector and Historian

    There is an article in the Spring 2014 Journal of the Company of Military Historians concerning Civil War infantry arms from Europe based on the research in Suppliers to the Confederacy: British Arms...
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    Never knew this existed. Excellent resource re:...

    Never knew this existed. Excellent resource re: the "War Department" British Enfield. The commercial version was not too much different in terms of the parts, etc.
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    Yeah, and if it's unlined you have to flat fell...

    Yeah, and if it's unlined you have to flat fell the stitches on that long center seam.
    Making a decent Union sack coat is not as easy as it looks.
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