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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2013, 11:02:13 PM »
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2013, 06:14:53 AM »
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2013, 04:23:02 PM »
I've got  a Spencer he could capture.   ;D
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2013, 05:09:40 PM »
One would think once loaded in to brass, we have ammunition.  Stick an orm d label on it an mail it.
Any one out there know if that would work.  Some how folks can order bp ammo and get it shipped to the house.  Are there special rules for BP ammo I do not know about?
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2013, 05:36:06 PM »
Fixed ammunition is fine, I suspect its loose powder for percussion weapons that is the problem here. 

BTW i've got an extra Krag if you'ld like to try that.  Or a .45 Colt Henry.
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2013, 09:34:17 PM »
I'll most likely have at least one extra rifle and 2 extra pistols
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2013, 10:41:10 PM »
I'll most likely have at least one extra rifle and 2 extra pistols

But that's no reason to leave the Maynard home - some of have never seen one in person, let alone fondle or even shoot one ;D

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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2013, 06:27:04 AM »
Good point, Stu! If the powder and caps are too much problem to bring, just bring the empty cases and bullets, I'm sure we can arrive with some powder and caps.

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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2013, 10:41:18 PM »
I was reading the posts on the 1884 uniform and got some ideas.  I am not a mameber of the GAF, but do Civili War reenacting (20th Maine, Co. G).  I wanted something different to wear for SASS shooting and will be putting together a 1884 Uniform.  I have the hat on order from River Junction and will be ordering the pants.  I am not sure if I will buy the shirt from them or have a local seamstress make me one.  I already have a pair of CW Brogans and some USMC WWII leggings for use.  Of course then I will have to get the Trapdoor and all the stuff that goes with it, but it should be fun.    ;D
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2013, 07:53:47 AM »
I am not a mameber of the GAF
Why not? It's free and easy. Just fill out the form on the "Enlist/Recruit" page at http://www.grandarmyofthefrontier.org/
I ...do Civili War reenacting (20th Maine, Co. G).
I come to the GAF from reinacting too. I portray a Sgt. in Co. C 9th infantry 1876 which would have put me at Rosebud and Slim Buttes like you were at Gettysburg. I had never shot an action match until after I joined the GAF.
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2013, 10:54:26 PM »
Pitspitr,  You talked me into it.   ;D  I went to the GAF website and sent in my enlistment papers! 
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2013, 06:16:38 AM »
I went to the GAF website and sent in my enlistment papers! 

That's great news! Now start making plans to join us at a Muster! ;)
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2013, 05:21:37 PM »
I did some digging around for an 1884 uniform.  Have a pair of WWII USMC leggings that will work for a while.  I also have my CW Brogans.  I have ordered the pants from River Junction and have already received the hat which i think is nice.  I will have to wear the hat while hiking in the sun so I can get some nice sweat stains. 
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2013, 08:00:41 AM »
I ordered a new pair of '84 trousers from Quartermaster Depot in Florida. They arrived a couple of weeks ago and they are excellent.

http://www.quartermasterdepot.com/spanish-american-war-c-6.html?zenid=f0e95c1eac197d1bb11d111f6e4790ca

ar $85 you will not be disappointed.

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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2013, 10:22:43 AM »
http://www.quartermasterdepot.com/spanish-american-war-c-6.html?zenid=f0e95c1eac197d1bb11d111f6e4790ca

ar $85 you will not be disappointed.
Looking at the photos their patterns look right and their prices look really good!
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2014, 10:18:32 PM »
Look at me necroposting here. Was the 1884 uniform ever worn in the field during the late Indian War period? I seem to remember seeing something about it, but can't find the source again.

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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2014, 03:36:42 AM »
It was worn extensively in the southwest, as well as Cuba and the Philippines.  Leonard Wood asked for it in particular when outfitting the 1st USV, due to his experience with it during the last Apache campaigns.  Not seen much in pictures unfortunately, as most of the men wore blues in the studio shots of the times. 
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2014, 07:32:50 PM »
Did the Cavalry wear leggings or boots? Stripes on the sleeves or not? I think they were the web belt also, didn't they?

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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2014, 09:21:03 PM »
Leggings replaced boots in the late 1880s.  Stripes on shirtsleeves was first seen in the Phillipines in late 1898/early 1899.  Web cartridge belts first appeared in 1876, the full "Mills" belt in 1880, with the Double row belt coming in with the Krags in 1894.
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, comfortable, rugged, inexpensive
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2014, 10:15:55 PM »
Were shoulder holsters used during that time period? For obvious reasons that would work best for me. I was thinking an 1877 or 1879 crossdraw shoulder holster. It sits at the right angle for my chair.

 

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