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    Does this mean skirmishers can be tolerated here...

    Does this mean skirmishers can be tolerated here too?
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    Heavier loads don't improve accuracy.

    Heavier loads don't improve accuracy.
  3. I've used this site for Signal Corps research. ...

    I've used this site for Signal Corps research.

    http://www.civilwarsignals.org/pages/signal/signal.html
  4. An original should obviously be inspected by a...

    An original should obviously be inspected by a qualified gunsmith first. You'd be well advised to do the same with an Indian reproduction musket.
  5. There are a couple of other less costly options...

    There are a couple of other less costly options which I've seen done that can produce good shooters that look historically accurate. One is to refurbish an original by mounting a new barrel. The...
  6. So then the principle of historic accuracy is...

    So then the principle of historic accuracy is determined by cost. I guess it's just a matter of priorities then, you can easily spend over five hundred dollars counting stitches on your uniform. ...
  7. But don't get me wrong, I love my Pedersoli...

    But don't get me wrong, I love my Pedersoli Enfields (two band and musketoon), I compete with them every other month. Fine modern black powder weapons.
  8. And for those who carry Indian muskets, I just...

    And for those who carry Indian muskets, I just feel sorry for you.
  9. The Italian muskets can be made to appear nearly...

    The Italian muskets can be made to appear nearly historically accurate....... but the materials, construction, and production techniques are nothing like the originals. Sort of like having a...
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    In N-SSA competition people typically shoot...

    In N-SSA competition people typically shoot lighter loads, sixty grains is more than you need to hit targets at a hundred yards with a .58 minie ball. I use 45 grains, many shooters use 42 grains,...
  11. That sounds very reasonable in principle. ...

    That sounds very reasonable in principle. However I've noticed that most of the hard core purist seem to pick and choose what they want to be period correct about. Most aren't nearly so concerned...
  12. Thank you for the clarification.

    Thank you for the clarification.
  13. So then if someone from Blockade Runner reads the...

    So then if someone from Blockade Runner reads the title of this thread it's not a cause for concern. Is that correct?
  14. My first week on this forum I was cautioned to...

    My first week on this forum I was cautioned to not make any sort of negative comment about specific sutlers. I have since been very scrupulous about it so as not to violate forum rules. I would...
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    I believe there's also some protocol on this...

    I believe there's also some protocol on this forum regarding making negative comments about specific sutlers.
  16. I believe there's also some protocol on this...

    I believe there's also some protocol on this forum regarding making negative comments about specific sutlers.
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    Going by that logic everyone who carries a...

    Going by that logic everyone who carries a reproduction musket is living a lie.
  18. Going by that logic everyone who carries a...

    Going by that logic everyone who carries a reproduction musket is living a lie.
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    Stainless steel is also safer to drink from. ...

    Stainless steel is also safer to drink from. Since his canteen is likely to have a cover, again, who's going to know if he doesn't tell anyone. I have to wonder how much that kind of realism...
  20. Stainless steel is also safer to drink from. ...

    Stainless steel is also safer to drink from. Since his canteen is likely to have a cover, again, who's going to know if he doesn't tell anyone. I have to wonder how much that kind of realism...
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    If you get one made out of stainless steel you...

    If you get one made out of stainless steel you might even take a drink from it......who's going to know if you don't tell them.
  22. If you get one made out of stainless steel you...

    If you get one made out of stainless steel you might even take a drink from it......who's going to know if you don't tell them.
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    One of the sutlers said he talked to Ben Tart who...

    One of the sutlers said he talked to Ben Tart who assured him that Confederate depot jackets made entirely from cotton were issued at various times in limited circumstance.
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    Another sutler explained the cotton uniforms,...

    Another sutler explained the cotton uniforms, particularly trousers, were fairly common in early war North Carolina units due to the fact that local textile mills were able to produce cotton fabric.
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    I've put miles on my Fugawee artillery boots,...

    I've put miles on my Fugawee artillery boots, pounded heel plates and hob nails into them, no splits, no problems of any kind.
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