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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2018, 09:25:09 pm »
Meant to type boot...not sure what I was thinking.   ::)

That is a good looking impression.  I assume that is what you do at the fort?  You should do a thread on that impression.  It would be very interesting to get the details.

I'm kinda hijacking the thread here but if you are doing infantry, why the mounted boots?
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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2018, 09:29:58 pm »
Hijack all you want, I'd be very interested in the whats and whys behind the details of the impression.

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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2018, 09:29:14 am »
I'm kinda hijacking the thread here but if you are doing infantry, why the mounted boots?
Good question.
Most of the time while actually at the fort I do wear the infantry shoes. They were also made by Missouri Boot and Shoe.

Although Fort Hartsuff was an Infantry only post, there were mounted boots found when the sinks were archeologically excavated so when I'm doing a field impression I wear the mounted boots to keep the bottom of my trousers and socks cleaner.

Also in case you hadn't noticed, I'm wearing the experimental trowel bayonet too. That's because Company A of the 23 infantry was stationed at Fort Hartsuff in 1876 and at that time they were issued the trowels to evaluate them.

I'll try to post a thread detailing the uniform and equipment I'm wearing in the photo's. It just won't be this morning however. I'm not a great typist and it'll take a little time.

In the mean time, let me mention that It's generally accepted that Rattlesnake Jack, and to a lesser degree, I go to a higher level of research, authenticity and completeness when it comes to our "kits". Please don't make the assumption that everybody goes to this much trouble and that you would be out of place a GAF muster if you don't. We certainly encourage you to make the effort if you are so inclined; however, we don't have a uniform requirement. We just want you to make an effort to dress in Victorian era clothing
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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2018, 12:46:58 pm »
Pitspitr....thanks for the answers!   Makes sense.....Uncle Sugar ain't paying for it!

Some where I have a painting/drawing of troops wearing what appears to be a 1872 pattern boot like yours although it could be artillery boots but they are infantry in the Apache wars.  Supposed to be based on an actual picture.  I will see if I can dig it out.

I did notice the trowel bayonet.  Nice touch.

Looking forward to the write up.
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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2018, 01:50:05 pm »
  You should do a thread on that impression.  It would be very interesting to get the details.
See the "Ask and ye shall receive..." thread
http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,61825.0.html
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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2018, 01:53:07 pm »
Hi

I have 3 pair from Missouri Boot and Shoe now, I have the 1872's I wore at the 2018 Muster, a second pair that are only 12 inches tall to wear in "real life" and a pair of high end brogans to wear with Botas for post Civil War.  Wearing boots custom fit to your feet is a great thing.  Both of the new pair have modern soles and heels.

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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #46 on: October 15, 2018, 02:20:53 pm »
I finished painting the haversack, let it set overnight next to my woodstove and in the morning went over it with a stiff brush to rough up some of the shine. Im happy with how it turned out.

Here it is will my kit so far, my sack coat will be in next month. Im going for the bootees next.

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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #47 on: October 15, 2018, 02:38:04 pm »
Nice!

Any chance you can join us for the Grand Muster?
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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #48 on: October 15, 2018, 02:48:57 pm »
Nice!

Any chance you can join us for the Grand Muster?

Unfortunately no, I wish I could. My sister's wedding is around that time.

I am interested in figuring out how to find or have events in my area. Im right by Fort McHenry and while not the frontier, it did have troops stationed there during our period and from what I read it was used as a storehouse and barracks primarily. I think it might be fun to  participate in some sort of 1870's event.

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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #49 on: October 15, 2018, 02:53:08 pm »
Well, keep it in mind for next year.
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« Reply #50 on: October 15, 2018, 03:05:53 pm »
Well, keep it in mind for next year.

I had one question for next year. Ive flown with guns before, but how would I get my ammunition out there? Would I just arrange to buy some from another person attending or just shipped my stuff?

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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #51 on: October 15, 2018, 04:27:50 pm »
I finished painting the haversack, let it set overnight next to my woodstove and in the morning went over it with a stiff brush to rough up some of the shine. Im happy with how it turned out.

Here it is will my kit so far, my sack coat will be in next month. Im going for the bootees next.


Nice...is the a WPG prairie belt?

Is that a cadet rifle?
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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #52 on: October 15, 2018, 04:29:07 pm »
I had one question for next year. Ive flown with guns before, but how would I get my ammunition out there? Would I just arrange to buy some from another person attending or just shipped my stuff?

You can travel with it or you can ship it to someone out there or maybe pick up at UPS? 
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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #53 on: October 15, 2018, 04:57:31 pm »
Its is a WPG belt, I added three lines of stitching to the end, it was my first try at sewing leather so the lines arent exactly straight. I also had to do some finishing work on the belt plate, so it would line up correctly. No it isnt a cadet, its a standard 52'' OAL rifle.

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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #54 on: October 15, 2018, 05:08:30 pm »
I never noticed the lines...looks good from here!

What was up with the belt plate?
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« Reply #55 on: October 15, 2018, 05:17:01 pm »
The plate was rough cast and the two ends didn't line up properly but it was an easy fix.

My rifle isn't exactly perfect, it has the M79 rear sight.

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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #56 on: October 16, 2018, 05:58:09 am »
I've had folks ship their stuff to themselves at my address
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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #57 on: October 17, 2018, 05:03:20 am »
The plate was rough cast and the two ends didn't line up properly but it was an easy fix.

My rifle isn't exactly perfect, it has the M79 rear sight.

Thanks for the info....how did you find the sizing?  I have bought cartridge belts on line, gone by the makers sizing recommendation and have found them a little too small. 

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« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2018, 06:45:45 am »
The sizing seemed to be accurate.

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Re: Haversack recommendations
« Reply #59 on: October 18, 2018, 11:55:23 am »
Any Idea on the amount of coffee, bacon, and hardtack I should have? what were the portioned sizes issued. Im making hardtack today.

 

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