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    Fort Recovery event

    Hey, does anybody know if there is to be a Civil War event in 2015 at Fort Recovery, Ohio?

    Harry
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    Something I have discovered since my post is that...

    Something I have discovered since my post is that this 1863 ain't like the ones that had the chamber issues discussed on past posts. I remember the revelations that some of the 1861's had a widening...
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    Field of Lost Shoes

    I was somewhat disappointed with the new movie. Not sure what I expected to see, but at any rate it wasn't the worst film I ever saw either. What sticks out was, for one thing, all those Lorenze...
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    I removed the barrel. No spoon for the ramrod. No...

    I removed the barrel. No spoon for the ramrod. No markings under the barrel at all.

    Harry
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    Fall Creek, Blockade Runner, Regimental...

    Fall Creek, Blockade Runner, Regimental Quartermaster, etc

    Harry
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    So, do any of you have any idea how old this...

    So, do any of you have any idea how old this rifle might be? Serial 1,854 would seem rather low. I'm also wondering why no proof marks....unless they are under the barrel. Guess I should pull the...
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    The bands are held by the usual spring clips, not...

    The bands are held by the usual spring clips, not screws. I have not removed the barrel to look at the spoon.

    Harry
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    I just noticed I said the butt plate was 5/32 too...

    I just noticed I said the butt plate was 5/32 too long, it's only 3/32 too long! A guy who ain't too picky might leave it "as is".

    Harry
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    1863 Dixie Springfield info

    Gentlemen,

    I have just acquired an 1863 Springfield. It is a Dixie Gun Works rifle and says "Made in Japan" with a serial number 1854. It says "Dixie Gun Works Union-City TN" on top of barrel :( ...
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    It usually doesn't take long. One of my guys...

    It usually doesn't take long. One of my guys waited three weeks to get his. Good luck!

    Harry
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    What Eli said!!! Harry

    What Eli said!!!

    Harry
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    These "defarbed" Enfield bayonets offered by BR...

    These "defarbed" Enfield bayonets offered by BR are very nice, look great, and hold up well. I have one of the first they offered and the bluing has held up much better than the one I got from James...
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    So, Who Issued What from Where?

    Sirs: I suppose I should already know this, but I think the brain cells that knew it have died since. Question, If a soldier is in a state unit, let's say, a North Carolina infantry unit, and they...
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    It's not so much a matter of who is slow, but...

    It's not so much a matter of who is slow, but more remarkable that many are so fast! The fast guys make the slow guys look like chumps...when in fact they ain't! When I order some common item from,...
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    One of the things I find interesting is how the...

    One of the things I find interesting is how the "diggers" find buried rifles in CS sites that still have the remains of a canvas sling attached to the swivels. Read about one such just a few days...
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    I have always followed original loads for live...

    I have always followed original loads for live and a bit more for blanks. Back in my .69 caliber Rev War days we routinely loaded 100 grains of ffg for our blanks. Now adays I load 90 (not needing to...
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    I have a BRI great coat and it's pretty good. I...

    I have a BRI great coat and it's pretty good. I wear it when I want to be warm...and it does that very nicely. I wouldn't want it to be any lighter weight than it is. I had a second button hole added...
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    I now have all I need so no further assistance is...

    I now have all I need so no further assistance is needed. Several of you stepped to the pump and made me some great offers and I appreciate it. Needed two, got three!
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    I find Blockade Runner canteens no better or...

    I find Blockade Runner canteens no better or worse than most mainstream canteens. However, they offer a wider range of under represented Confederate canteens and their wooden canteen is very good.
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    WTB Cheap used long arms.

    I need to acquire a couple of weapons to outfit two new members who are of rather humble means. I'm interested in P53 Enfields, 1842 Springfields, and anything else you might wish to sell. I can fix...
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    If Cushing gets one then every Yankee on that...

    If Cushing gets one then every Yankee on that line should too! They all stood their ground and fought. I, for one, don't think Cushing deserves it any more than the rest of his men and that's why he...
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    Who is the manufacturer? Harry

    Who is the manufacturer?
    Harry
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    Here is my update. Since the 1st. NC Artillery...

    Here is my update. Since the 1st. NC Artillery was first known as the 10th Regiment North Carolina State Troops they would have been issued a flag like the two sided one shown below, but with a 10...
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    NC Regimental State Flags.

    Hi Pards,

    Hey, I'm looking for information regarding the state flags issued to North Carolina State Troops. In particular, the ones that look like the state flag, but with the unit designation at...
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    There has been some time pass since I first...

    There has been some time pass since I first commented on this thread, and plenty of time with my Fugawee artillery boots since 150th Manassas when they were first used. Today they are still holding...
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