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Offline smoke

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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, Comfortable, inexpensive.
« Reply #75 on: August 08, 2018, 10:32:42 am »
WPG's Boer war tunic is not really an exact copy of the p1896 tunic.  The 1896 had the standing collar.  The WPG tunic has the stand and fall collar of the P1900 regs with the pointed pocket flaps of the p1896 regs.  Seems like an easy enough fix.
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, Comfortable, inexpensive.
« Reply #76 on: April 24, 2019, 09:42:39 am »
Speaking of "Madison shoe" types...I purchased a pair of these from Amazon a couple months ago.  They are produced by Dr. Scholl's, and eligible for Amazon Prime. They do have a rubber lug sole (not slick), do NOT have a toe cap, and are very comfortable.  I rubbed them down with Neatsfoot, and they were soft and supple after only wearing a few hours.  I wear them for everyday shoes now.  The only thing on the "down side" I find is that they may not be extremely durable - the leather is not real thick - about like dress shoes, not "boots".  The edge of the sole is a dark brown, easily remedied with black leather dye or edge dressing.    The price has gone up since I bought mine, but may be acceptable for some of you.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DM2C16T/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, Comfortable, inexpensive.
« Reply #77 on: April 24, 2019, 05:13:03 pm »
Yet another that cannot spell "Cavalry". 
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: The 1884 Fatigue Uniform: Easy, Comfortable, inexpensive.
« Reply #78 on: April 26, 2019, 07:07:37 am »
Yet another that cannot spell "Cavalry".

Perhaps the shoe is "holey"... we all have our cross to bear...
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Civilize them with a Krag . . .