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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #75 on: February 06, 2012, 12:44:06 pm »
I have those dimensions at home. I'll post them tonight.

I have made three ammo crates from dimensional lumber. They are not that hard to make. The hard part was cutting the stencils for the lettering.
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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #76 on: February 06, 2012, 12:52:45 pm »
Also, if you're too lazy and have not construction skills like me, you can always just go with:

http://charliesboatworks.com/PostCivilWarIndianWars.htm

He supplies to alot of museums because he even has the wax stamp down.

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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #77 on: February 06, 2012, 03:00:05 pm »
It was the Charlies Boatworks link that had the deminisions for the boxes.  Thanks, I could not find the thread yall had been posting.  Hopalong do you have a copy of the stencils?  I am lazy and do not want to do the lay out work.  I think I could cut the stencils if I had a copy of how the box is marked. 

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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #78 on: February 06, 2012, 04:11:32 pm »
Interior dimensions
14 1/2" long
12" Wide
6 9/15" deep

Exterior Dimensions
15" long
15" Wide
9" deep


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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #79 on: February 06, 2012, 07:44:14 pm »
Question concerning the dyed edge Mills belt-how long did they continue doing that?Would it be correct for early 1890's Infantry? And would it be white, or blue? (on 50 round tan belt)

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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #80 on: February 06, 2012, 08:03:15 pm »
Pony, it was only done to the second half of the first contract.  They had stopped in by about 1883 (would have to get exact date), it was stopped before the change over from sky blue to white.  The process was actually done using colored thread during the looming process (not afterwards like Doug and I did) and seems Mills had a hard time getting it to weave right, also the Amry found itself having to issue "infantry" belt to cavalry or "cavalry" belts to artillery based on what they had on hand and who was in need.  So it was simpler to just stop it all together and just order plain khaki ones.

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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #81 on: February 06, 2012, 08:21:59 pm »
I guess they were probably all gone by my time period, then. Seems like they didn't learn, though, since they had the same problem when they made the 1898 khaki uniform, with branch specific colors.

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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #82 on: February 08, 2012, 10:05:24 am »
I guess they were probably all gone by my time period, then. Seems like they didn't learn, though, since they had the same problem when they made the 1898 khaki uniform, with branch specific colors.

As George Santayana said in his Reason in Common Sense, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."


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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #83 on: February 08, 2012, 10:16:56 am »
I have those dimensions at home. I'll post them tonight.

I have made three ammo crates from dimensional lumber. They are not that hard to make. The hard part was cutting the stencils for the lettering.
What size are the letters?

I have been working for 2 weeks to get my shop where I can get 1. back to casting bullets, 2. Get some wood projects started, 3. Make some buttermilk paint an paint an old 70's issue Army field table.  I am down to a couple of hours away from being able to start something new. 

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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #84 on: February 08, 2012, 11:16:29 am »
I will send you a PDF of the lettering and you can print the stencil on heavy stock and cut it.
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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #85 on: February 08, 2012, 11:21:34 am »
Joe,
I sent the PDF. I also included the lumber requirements for the crate as I have made it.
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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #86 on: February 08, 2012, 12:41:01 pm »
Thank you very much.  ;D
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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #87 on: August 17, 2015, 03:39:28 pm »
This is a repo of the example 50cal crate I found....I figured they would use much the same crate on the 45cal. ammo on the change over from the Allen Conversions to the actual !873 Springfield Trapdoors......






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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #88 on: August 17, 2015, 07:37:15 pm »
Looks good, Sgt Chapman! Where you been? We missed seeing your handiwork around here.

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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #89 on: August 17, 2015, 08:44:20 pm »
I've moved to KY,.....Changed jobs twice and have limited space,......but I'm trying to get things moving again,.... ;D
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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #90 on: August 19, 2015, 09:53:35 am »
John you need come back and visit good ol'  Nebraska sometime...say the last weekend in June?  ;)
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Re: Please Critique My Kit. Circa 1880 Artillery Sergeant
« Reply #91 on: August 21, 2015, 08:22:24 pm »
Wish I could Pitspitr....
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