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    If you choose to fly model airplanes and use an...

    If you choose to fly model airplanes and use an air-park, in addition to all the money you spent on models to fly you pay a fee. If you drag race, in addition to all the money you put into your...
  2. Thread: Kudos

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    Kudos

    Just a brief shout-out to two gentlemen I recently did business with; Mr. Jordan and Mr. Wood are two fine gents that deserve acknowledgement for their transactions. Both were willing to work with me...
  3. The 1858 Remington we see in todays offering is...

    The 1858 Remington we see in todays offering is really the 1863 version of the Remington New Model Army, so if you are looking for historical accuracy, this piece would not show up on the field until...
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    I still participate in my "first love" time...

    I still participate in my "first love" time period of colonial more than anything. I have settled on 1780-1800 time period, which is actually post-colonial for the most part. Living in Missouri, I...
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    Oh lord not like ME! We'd be in serious trouble...

    Oh lord not like ME! We'd be in serious trouble if that were the case!!!:D

    Bushwhacker
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    Nuthin wrong with my hobby, just some few...

    Nuthin wrong with my hobby, just some few individuals in it... ;)

    Bushwhacker
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    Are the trousers still available? Bushwhacker

    Are the trousers still available?

    Bushwhacker
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    looking for CS uniform pieces..

    ...to loan to a local county museum for display. Not really looking for high-end/high price campaigner stuff. Can be used and abused, the cheaper the better. I have loaned them my "galvanizing"...
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    In reading Battlefields of the South by an...

    In reading Battlefields of the South by an English Combatant, first published in 1864, the author gives several accounts of what he terms, "dinner conversations" among the officers. One of these is...
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    The Kepi does look to be Confederate gray with...

    The Kepi does look to be Confederate gray with black head-band but also looks "new" in comparison to the coat. Again, the coat looks to have two different top buttons than the rest below them. I...
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    The top two buttons appear to be different than...

    The top two buttons appear to be different than the rest. They appear slightly smaller with stamping of some sort where the rest appear smooth-domed. Possibly a prop-shot photo? Just a guess on my...
  12. Rice, dried peas, and mule meat. (This was what...

    Rice, dried peas, and mule meat. (This was what was being served in Vicksburg when they had it).

    Bushwhacker
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    I was going to suggest Barlow as well, still...

    I was going to suggest Barlow as well, still around and still correct. I noticed one in the Arabia collection too.

    Bushwhacker
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    Apologies for not checking my earlier post, I...

    Apologies for not checking my earlier post, I must have accidentally deleted part of it. I started out by stating that as a relative newcomer I see a lot of people dropping-out for various reasons,...
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    What's it like now? Hmmm, I still do local events...

    What's it like now? Hmmm, I still do local events just because I enjoy using the gear I have invested so much in. I find that I need to just focus on my own portrayal and have to really blot-out...
  16. I love to pass-on this book to others. This is...

    I love to pass-on this book to others. This is specific to Missouri and Missouri Confederate troops but answers to your question are given on all counts firsthand.
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    Nix on the helicoil, not a good idea for a...

    Nix on the helicoil, not a good idea for a firearm fix. OK for spark-plugs but remember you are behind the parts that will be flying out if this fails. Not to mention those who will be beside you...
  18. Thread: Hunting

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    I have posted a link in the past concerning the...

    I have posted a link in the past concerning the memoirs of a soldier in the Ist Missouri Confederate Brigade, Ephraim McDowell Anderson author. There are plenty of accounts on his participating in or...
  19. I will carry my 18th century tinned sheet metal...

    I will carry my 18th century tinned sheet metal coffeepot everywhere til it gits kilt. Been in my pack through every field of service since I bought it at Ft. deChartres in 1996. Looks like ****, but...
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    Several mentions of both sides carrying "foraged"...

    Several mentions of both sides carrying "foraged" hams, shoes, and other "liberated" articles on bayonets attached to firearms from their former places of abode here in Mizzourah. Ephraim McDowell...
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    I thought everyone knew the answer to the meaning...

    I thought everyone knew the answer to the meaning of life question is "42".

    Have fun today folks.

    Bushwhacker
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    as an aside topic; I wish I could find it now, or...

    as an aside topic; I wish I could find it now, or at least remember where I read it, but rifle slings were employed as emergency harness repair to remove some guns from battle lines to avoid capture...
  23. Wouldn't it be amazing to know what is on that...

    Wouldn't it be amazing to know what is on that sheet of paper he's holding!

    Bushwhacker (still alive just working my arse off at my "new" job).
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    I still see the aging of reenactors, combined...

    I still see the aging of reenactors, combined with the dropping out/dying-off of long-time reenactors as the biggest factor here in MO. Not enough new/young men joining the ranks, and our unit hasn't...
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    As Mssr. Schmidt addressed the high comb on the...

    As Mssr. Schmidt addressed the high comb on the Enfield's, I must concur and relate that the first time I fired a live round at the recommended charge of 65 gr. with a 510 gr. Minnie ball, it hurt! ...
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