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Oregon Bill
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« on: November 16, 2016, 07:03:48 pm »


Looking hard at the Model 1861 Artillery boot from Fugawee as a good civilian generic for 1840s-1860s. I have a pair of Fugawee half boots for late 18th century that are pretty decent, so hoping these are as well made or better. Any experience, fellow Plainsmen?
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 02:19:52 am »

I'm more than satisfied with both my Monticello & my Congress Gaiters .
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Dave Rodgers


« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, 01:39:42 am »

I strongly recommend contacting Bob Serio at Missouri Boot and Shoe.  Always a nice guy and his product is first rate, custom fit.

-Dave
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2016, 05:37:18 pm »

Thankee, Dave.
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2016, 09:59:20 pm »

Has anyone succumbed to having rubber soles put on their boots?
I remember not being able to wear hobnails in some historical sites and then slipping on the grass etc. and my soles were pretty worn.

Did the Plainsman Society make a ruling in this regard? I don't remember.
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2016, 11:40:25 pm »

I don't know about the Plainsmen, but we encourage it in G.A.F.  It may not be authentic, but it beats the crap out of people sliding on grass and falling with loaded firearms.  A lot of us are old enough that we get injured fairly easily when we fall, as well.
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2017, 04:11:26 pm »

For period events, I recommend hobnails.  If done correctly, they are perfectly comfortable, safe, and period correct.  I have a problem with modern shoes only if you are attempting to have a historically accurate event.   If this is merely themed shooting, I am okay with costumes of your favorite westerns regardless of how fanciful.  For those events, I'd have no problem with showing up in my modern "Cowboy" rancher gear (Modern Ranch shirt, Wrangler Jeans, Ariat Boots and a modern Stetson and an Arvo Ojala holster.)

However, I do completely agree with Niederlander that safety should be the primary concern in a live fire exercise.  For that reason, the event coordinators should be held to their obligation in providing a shooting course that is as free from slip/fall hazards as common sense permits.  For everything else such as mountain man live shoots, or primitive hunting, I've found period moccasins or hobnails to be an adequate countermeasure.

-Dave

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