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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2007, 09:09:04 pm »

WHEN YOU GET RIGHT DOWN TO IT NONE OF US WERE THERE(BACK IN THE DAY) AND WE DON'T HAVE A TIME MACH. SO....DO WHAT YOU WANT OR WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY....LIFE IS SHORT....I JUST GOT SNAPPED AT ON ANOTHER POST FOR SAYING THE OLD ARMY RUGER IS NOT CORRECT AS FAR AS HISTORY GOES BUT ITS A GREAT SHOOTING GUN....MY INTENT WAS NOT TO FLAME BUT POINT SOMETHING OUT AND I DID READ THE ENTIRE POST....SORRY FOR THE REPEAT....ALL THIS BEING SAID YOU ARE THE FIRST PERSON THAT I KNOW OF THAT IS TRYING TO RE-PRODUCE THIS COAT. GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN,DUSTY.
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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2007, 10:00:52 pm »

Dusty, you rock! I don't mind tellin ya...
You can be my wing man anytime!

You summed up my thoughts precisely and again, you are correct when you say it's all about having fun...I save my serious for re-enacting.
I'm really surprised that no-one else has made a go at re-creating this jacket and I am dead serious in my intent to see it done...and then post the results here...this is after all the first place that came up when I searched for "Josey Wales Coat"...I feel a bit beholden.
Thanks for your interest!
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« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2007, 04:24:18 pm »

I still intend to post results here at Cas City BUT...
I thought I should add a link to my web-site just in case some of you might want to stop on by and sign my guest book! I'd be proud to have you over for a spell!

http://nopeek.tripod.com/bitten/id92.html
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« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2007, 11:16:06 am »

Your not the only one that has tried to find info out about the coat.  I've got an oil skin drover that I love as a rain jacket around the farm and has served me well.  However I shot a match in the rain with it and found it cumbersom to shoot multiple guns and targets.  I think the shortened sleves would definatly help out there.

You ever get a good pattern made up please post it as I'm interested in something like that.

Heck, the Outlaw Josey Wales was the first western that I can realy remember and it's what got me interested in open top colts and conversions even though they wern't period correct for the time.

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« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2008, 12:50:24 pm »

It's about time this old thread get's resurrected, dontcha think?
I got a Birthday "Howdy!" from Cas City this morning,
sorta kicked me in my back side and reminded me of the promise I made
to return here with some up-dates on the Josey Coat.
Well,  no up-dates yet but I do have short story which I think is kinda amusing...
Remember that link I put up to Lavenders Green and also to my web-site?
Remember the picture collage I posted of images of Josey's Coat?
Well it seems that SOMEONE out there got tired of waitin on my sorry carcuss and
got a hold of Lavenders Green recently!
The funny thing here is that my girl-friend occassionally works for Lavenders Green and so got a call
from Kay the owner. Kay asked if Meg(my girl) would have any interest in doing a commission job
that came with pictures? Ofcourse Meg asked to see the pics and sure nuff, it's the Josey Coat Pics I originally posted!
It's lucky I got my bid in first, though it looks now as though BOTH coats will be made side by side. Cool
I'm now pushin for all I'm worth but the lady-friend can be as stubborn as a mule...hope to post some progress soon!
Thanks for the patience out there! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2008, 01:14:38 pm »

We are waiting with baited (bated?) ( Inever can remember which it is Embarrassed) breath.

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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2008, 03:21:07 pm »

Sure am glad this thread was resuscitated.

I'm a stickler for historical accuracy and documentation.  The one thing I think is important to maintain, though, is remembering that we're still reenacting people who adapted and created back then, just like we do today.  The movie takes place at the end of the War.  The OJW Coat could've easily been made by a seamtress in a Confederate guerilla friendly town from a discarded coat that JW picked up.  The sleeves could've been shortened cuz he needed the makings for a tourniquet.

If you put your mind in the mind of a person like JW, I think you can justify coming up with a coat that would be arguably historically correct, even without documentation.  Getting "in the mind of" or "in the spirit of" the people back then is what I'm trying to achieve.  That's what made OJW an effective movie and I too look forward to seeing your coat.

BTW, I would not change the rules of various groups here, though!  No way could "in the mind of" or "in the spirit of" rules be written without risking an "anything goes" result.

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« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2008, 12:42:14 pm »

Thought I should also post a link to my lady's new web-site where more pictures will be posted of the Josey Coat when it's finished.
She just opened this site so keep in mind if you look, there's a lot of work to be done to it yet:

http://funksimile.goods.officelive.com/default.aspx
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« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2008, 10:56:59 pm »

Cool site. Be sure to let us know when there will be more to see on the coat.
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« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2008, 03:01:05 pm »

Progress!
Look here: http://nopeek.tripod.com/bitten/id92.html

I would be interested in any insights you all may have as to those closures of Josy's Coat.
The trickyest of the lot appear to be rolled cow-hide which I'm figuring to make with either
small dowl pieces at the center or bone with two holes each for leather tongs.
Maybe someone offer's these pre-made?
Thanks for any input!
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« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2008, 12:46:22 pm »

I found a great pic of the small leather "Tongs" I'm speaking of on
either side of Josey's front closure to his jacket...
Can't figure out how to post the dang thing though... Huh
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« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2008, 03:22:18 pm »

UPDATED!
Look here: http://nopeek.tripod.com/bitten/id92.html
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« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2008, 03:08:35 pm »

Looking good...anxious to see the final product. Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2008, 02:20:57 pm »

Again, more up-dates can be found here: www.funksimile.com

I would love to post pics here but still can't make it work Huh

I also have a Wales Rig coming and a hat to top off the whole look.
The Hat is being done for me by Tom Hirt  tomhirt.com/pricelist.htm
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« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2008, 07:14:03 am »

JohnnyReb who's doing the Wales rig for you? Check out the one offered by Allan over at Chishom's Trail. It's in the movie holster section. http://chisholmstrailleather.com/ You can't beat a Tom Hirt hat IMHO.
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« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2008, 11:18:29 am »

Yup...Allan's doing the Josey rig for me!
I looked and looked and his was the only one I saw offered.
When I spoke to him he told me that he took the outline from a screen used one so, you gotta know it's accurate.
Holster's.
Belt and accurate buckle...plus the Tom Hirt Hat...I'm practically bedded down by the mail-box! Grin
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« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2008, 11:25:08 am »

I been forgetting to mention...anybody been looking for that "Lindsy-Woolsy" shirt
that Josey and all the boy's wore? My gal's been working on that too!
At the bottom of the page,Take a look and see what you think: http://funksimile.com/joseywales.aspx
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« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2008, 02:46:22 pm »

Allan's currently working on a belt for me to match the "Slim Jim" holster I just got from him. He does beautiful work plus he's a nice guy to boot. Looks to me like you found the perfect woman JohnnyReb Grin I may just have to order one of those fine looking shirts she makes. I have a couple of projects ahead it, but I've saved it in my favorites. Wink
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« Reply #43 on: November 26, 2008, 05:19:50 pm »

UPDATE 11/26/2008

I will be adding a link to pics of the COMPLETED Josey Wales Coat TODAY!
We revamped it in wool and added all the toggles and leather braid as seen in the movie...MORE TODAY!
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« Reply #44 on: November 26, 2008, 10:45:45 pm »

 Grin ShockedHere it is at long last!  Shocked This is an awesome coat and full blown screen acurate right down to the leather toggles and braid.
Follow this link and scroll down past the first gray incarnation of the coat: http://nopeek.tripod.com/bitten/id92.html

Go to www.funksimile.com for details and ordering and Thanks to all who followed this thread! Grin
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« Reply #45 on: November 28, 2008, 04:23:43 am »

Does anyone have any idea as to what that braid is for on the front of Josey's Jacket?
Maybe no-one has noticed this detail but us but if you look real close on the front right side of his jacket you can see it looped through the front of his cape and having tassles on both ends.
When my girl-friend reproduced the coat we had this braid tied in "Brain Tanned" leather and it's really sharp, but even the leather worker had no idea as to it's use...I suggested that perhaps it's a goad for the horse, the leather worker didn't like that idea and flattly denied that it would be used that way...I still don't know!
C:\Documents and Settings\Megan\My Documents\My Pictures\joseywales\reference\braid-Detail.jpg


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« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2008, 02:07:07 pm »

So I go to your Funksmile site and check out the new coat...nice!

Then I see and I'm looking at the "leather braid" thingy there, thinking to myself, "What's that?"

When I look at it a little closer my mind sez, "Hey, it's a little too long for what it's supposed to be, but they're trying for a Quirt!"

In fact I have one almost just like it.  Your's is just longer...
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« Reply #47 on: December 01, 2008, 02:13:38 pm »

Thought I should also post a link to my lady's new web-site where more pictures will be posted of the Josey Coat when it's finished.
She just opened this site so keep in mind if you look, there's a lot of work to be done to it yet:

http://funksimile.goods.officelive.com/default.aspx

So I'm over at this site, admiring her work/s.

Then I look a little closer and I see that it sez "Hillsboro, Orygun"

(Which is right HERE, where I'm sitting right now!)

And I think, "Well, if I want one of these, I'll just saunter right over and get fitted!"  Grin

(Except I'd get mine made in Butternut wool Wink)
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« Reply #48 on: December 16, 2008, 06:26:37 pm »

Received my new Josey Hat today compliments of Tom Hirt! I'm pretty sure I specified a Silver Braid for the band but maybe not. This hat's a beauty!


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« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2009, 01:58:40 pm »

Johnny Reb I'm sure you must have gotten the Josey Wells rig from Allan by now...how do you like it? Pics?
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