M1842 w/Brass Barrel Bands ???
About three years I picked up a Dunlop 42 stock and just for fun built what i call a M1842 CS re-build/re-fit musket. I used original parts ,(ex. the stock was already cut for a repro barrel), and used repro brass barrel bands. Being in Colorado, I have used this musket at AOT, ATM, and even ANM events w/no problems/comments. Just today someone stated they would call this a "Eastern", (ANV), musket only.
I would love to hear from you educated Gents if you think this style musket would lock one into a certain impression/ area of the war.
Many thanks, Paul.
"In the heat of battle it ceases to be an idea for which we fight... or a flag. Rather... we fight for the man on our left and we fight for the man on our right... and when armies have scattered and when the empires fall away... all that remains is the memory
of those precious moments... we spent side by side."