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The Barracks / Re: 50-70 dies
« Last post by Mogorilla on Yesterday at 10:05:28 AM »
Ha.  Yeah i barely have time for all aspects of my hobby as well, so i bite the bullet and buy them.   Also, i am a chemist and we get blood tests done at least once a year to check for nasties.    No way i want to pop for heavy metals unless it is Iron Maiden, who were awesome in 83 and 86 when i saw them.   Did more damage to my ears than all this shooting i bet.
The Barracks / Re: 50-70 dies
« Last post by Pitspitr on Yesterday at 09:51:58 AM »
If it's any consolation Troy, my "Favorite Wife" feels the same way about me casting. I go along with it not so much because I agree with her or that I'm PW'ed or any of that, but because I have time to reload or cast, but not both.
The Barracks / Re: Last issue of CW uniforms during the Indian wars?
« Last post by Pitspitr on Yesterday at 09:48:18 AM »
Some place there's a photo of a soldier (in a group) wearing a 4 button sack coat taken at Ft. Robinson in the 1890's. There's also a guy in the same photo wearing a 1872 pleased blouse and like 4 different models of campaign hats
Tall Tales / Re: September Morn, Best time for Cawfee and Tea.
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Yesterday at 09:17:03 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 45 and sunny. High of 64.

The Leather Shop / Re: Old Rivets On Leather And Canvas
« Last post by Davem on Yesterday at 09:00:28 AM »
I've seen that photo but never closely examined it. I thought there were regular leather loops- thanks.
The Barracks / Re: Last issue of CW uniforms during the Indian wars?
« Last post by St. George on Yesterday at 08:40:46 AM »
Being sold off as surplus doesn't mean that Quartermaster shelf stocks were emptied, and things stay on the shelves until exhausted.

The impecunious Frontier Army wasn't going to provide new-issue until they absolutely had to spend that money, and sadly, the soldier had little priority, so long as he was clothed and equipped for the job.

Weaponry was different.

Scouts Out!

The Barracks / Re: Last issue of CW uniforms during the Indian wars?
« Last post by Drydock on Yesterday at 07:14:19 AM »
I forget where I read it, but I believe the last stocks of CW uniforms were sold off as surplus in 1880.  check my books when I get home.
Best man-hunter in the Old West...

The Barracks / Last issue of CW uniforms during the Indian wars?
« Last post by smoke on Yesterday at 06:36:26 AM »
I was rereading one of the McChristian books last night..US Army 1870-80's....and I got to wondering if how late CW uniforms were actually issued out.  New uniforms regs were adopted starting in 1872. but we know that troops on campaign wore the oldest uniforms or locally made if needed. 

Does anyone have some type of documentation about CW uniforms issued out later than 1872?

Just a random thought on a Saturday morning while I wait for the coffee to kick in. :o
The Barracks / Re: 1896 Army-Navy Colt .38 question
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 04:18:21 AM »
Why I will never work at a gun shop.  I would owe them money every week.

Yep !   spot on resemble that remark  :D

That'd be terrible .... Oh wait !  it happens !  I often quote for my friendly LGS , and some will follow me home.

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