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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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  10. Park service regs prohibit use of flour to...

    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.
  12. 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.
  14. 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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    Well, the puzzlement is the lock plate markings...

    Well, the puzzlement is the lock plate markings which clearly state "Springfield Firearms Corporation, Springfield Mass." The place I am thinking of was "Springfield Armory, Inc" and it was in...
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    The only true U S made Colt reproduction was the...

    The only true U S made Colt reproduction was the one mfg by Springfield Firearms Corporation d/b/a "Springfield Armory" (ceased operations) which trademarked the name back in the early 1970s. They...
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    It is not a rant. It is good sensible advice, but...

    It is not a rant. It is good sensible advice, but don't the hoop skirts made by Ross Lamoreaux come with drawstrings? I think the ones he made for me in XXL did. Maybe those were just big shirts?
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    It will be a corndog fair indeed. Looking forward...

    It will be a corndog fair indeed. Looking forward to it! See you boys there.
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    Yes, attending with STRI artillery crew. I think...

    Yes, attending with STRI artillery crew. I think we are doing CS that weekend. Not sure if there will be CS infantry, Cav, etc because it is their 150th event? Maybe. The annual demos at KEMO are...
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    Bill Hoover has been in the hospital, however...

    Bill Hoover has been in the hospital, however they are very much in business. I ordered a tin drum canteen in March, it came in about a week. Price had gone up vs what was on the website though....
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    It depends. Many of the original P53 Enfields...

    It depends. Many of the original P53 Enfields were handmade and parts would not interchange with each other, much less a modern reproduction. Although some certainly will, or else they can be fit...
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    Shorthorn is what I could determine, best as that...

    Shorthorn is what I could determine, best as that could be done, as to what breed was predominant for the beef ration "on the hoof."
  25. This is true. Not just Enfield hammer screws...

    This is true. Not just Enfield hammer screws either.
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