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    Looking them over on Gunbroker they seem to be...

    Looking them over on Gunbroker they seem to be over $1000.

    Steve
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    I would think the safest course of action would...

    I would think the safest course of action would be to provide clothing for these scenes. Thus if they are ruined it is no great loss.

    Steve
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    I think it would be bad-ass to have an...

    I think it would be bad-ass to have an observation balloon. With lots of video cameras in it. ;)

    Steve
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    Being a relatively fresh fish, I'm sorry to see...

    Being a relatively fresh fish, I'm sorry to see this place go. I found it to be the a great place for a new person to have great discussions.

    I've migrated on to The Common Ground.

    So long,...
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    I've not made much in the way of period correct...

    I've not made much in the way of period correct Civil War items, except ammunition, but have decades of experience with things medieval. The question you have asked is a common one but you should...
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    And people say reenacting isn't fun. :) Steve

    And people say reenacting isn't fun. :)

    Steve
  7. Continuation of the 1862 information:...

    Continuation of the 1862 information:
    http://i.imgur.com/BLs1Iy9.png
  8. I have done the same for the 1862-style...

    I have done the same for the 1862-style cartridge, pulling the relevant portions out of the 1862 Ordnance Manual:

    http://imgur.com/a/TzgpA

    http://i.imgur.com/NthjnGG.png...
  9. I have pulled out the relevant portions of the...

    I have pulled out the relevant portions of the report that include the drawing and instructions for making the 1855-style of cartridge, and put them here:

    http://imgur.com/a/vQAH1
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  10. I found it, using the SEARCH function, in one of...

    I found it, using the SEARCH function, in one of my own posts. :)

    http://books.google.com/books/reader?id=cXkDAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&source=gbs_atb_hover&pg=GBS.PA114

    Steve
  11. Looking for source for 1855 expanding ball cartridge dimensions

    Hi all,

    I've lost my source for the dimensions for the 3 pieces of paper in the 1855 style expanding ball cartridge:

    http://i.imgur.com/Zphr2.jpg

    Can anyone provide a link to the document?
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  12. See it looks here as if this donut was threaded...

    See it looks here as if this donut was threaded onto the end of the screw and then the end of the screw peened over so that the donut could not come off:
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  13. So it was sort of like an acorn nut - to protect...

    So it was sort of like an acorn nut - to protect the user from the sharp end of the threaded screw?

    Can anyone post some close-up photos of this arrangement?

    Pedersoli has made the length of...
  14. Question about screws on Enfield Palmer-style barrel bands

    Hi All,

    I am noticing that in looking at pictures of original Enfield rifles with Palmer-style barrel bands that the screw that joins the two ends of the band together appears to have the threaded...
  15. I wanted to let everyone know that I bit on this....

    I wanted to let everyone know that I bit on this. I got an additional $20 off coupon in the email so I picked it up for $729 delivered.

    It is very, very nice. I wrote up a review here:
    ...
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    The CCI "Reenactor" caps are definitely weaker...

    The CCI "Reenactor" caps are definitely weaker than the RWS caps. I consistently have trouble with the CCI caps setting off my Richmond Carbine with its right-angle fire channel. They do OK on my...
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    I know this will give the hardcore people...

    I know this will give the hardcore people apoplexy, but you could put a plastic liner inside the barrel. Perhaps with a metal/wood spigot that went through to the inside somehow.

    Steve
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    I figured that was how it would play out. I...

    I figured that was how it would play out.

    I know from reading that sometimes groups of soldiers would pool their food together in a "mess" and one fellow who showed a knack for cooking it might...
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    So on originals the brass blade is only secured...

    So on originals the brass blade is only secured by solder?

    I like the groove idea.

    Steve
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    How to replace the 1842 front sight.

    I did a search on this but I did not turn up anything helpful.

    I am about to buy an Armisport 1842. I would like to defarb the incorrect cast-in front sight with a correct brass one. I have had...
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    I was not trying to imply that it could not. I...

    I was not trying to imply that it could not. I was asking a question. Would someone have stayed behind in an encampment and cooked while everyone else was off fighting? Or would you just assume...
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    Can someone portray a cook and stay in camp and...

    Can someone portray a cook and stay in camp and cook food?

    Steve
  23. Yup, the company selling the stamps notes that...

    Yup, the company selling the stamps notes that the Selma packs were printed on the wrapper itself. I understand that the Confederacy settled on the Enfield style of cartridge in 1864. So it would...
  24. That's what I'm wondering. Is this a "combo"...

    That's what I'm wondering. Is this a "combo" label that is suitable for either the expanding ball type of cartridge or the Enfield style cartridge?

    In other words, is this a "universal" cartridge...
  25. Question about Selma Arsenal Pack label

    I noticed that New Blazing Star Press sells rubber stamps for arsenal pack labels:

    http://www.newblazingstarpress.com/shop/arsenal-label-stamps

    They have a Confederate label from the Selma...
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