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Offline Doc Jackson

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Re: SAW reenacting event pictures.
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2018, 08:01:11 pm »
Well, that and the fact that almost all of my milsurps are full length rifles.

Not always though, the 2nd Cavalry reported to Fort Phil Kearny in 1866 armed with a mixture of M1861 Springfields and Starr Carbines. I though that was neat.
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Re: SAW reenacting event pictures.
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2018, 06:01:54 am »
I guess that's one reason I never considered doing a cavalry impression-my size would have disqualified me from cavalry, even in my "younger, fitter" days I was probably 50lb too heavy. Well, that and the fact that almost all of my milsurps are full length rifles.

For me you could add to the list "Doesn't like horses"  ;D
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Re: SAW reenacting event pictures.
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2018, 12:50:37 pm »

For me you could add to the list "Doesn't like horses"  ;D

Hi

I have NO DESIRE to be in the cavalry, but "a large one" I ended up with a Sharps Carbine and a Krag Carbine, therefore I wear yaller stuff. 

On the subject of old fat guys reenacting, scrawny 18 year olds ain't got $2000 minimum disposable income to buy our toys.  It's only 50 year old fat guys who's scrawny 20 year olds finally left the house that have disposable income. 

Back in the 1980's I was in a Rebel group in Wichita, John Beck said that there were some Rebels back East that actually went to the trouble of starving themselves from say January until the summer campaigns.  They also didn't wash for a week or so before the events so they'd smell authentic.

Not volunteering....

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Re: SAW reenacting event pictures.
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2018, 02:43:23 pm »
Back in the day, there were FARBS, Mainstreamers & hardcore ....  may still be called that  :-\

I was very good mainstreamer... Kit wise ....  ;)  Horse & rider .... course both the horse & rider were... um.... not famished as it were !  

Of course, if we had weeded out all the plus size combatants,  you had maybe doz. show up !

The 125th, 130, and 150th national events had many thousands !  near 10,000 @ the 150th Gettysburg !
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Re: SAW reenacting event pictures.
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2018, 05:25:55 am »

For me you could add to the list "Doesn't like horses"  ;D
In my case, I realized early on the Cavalry didn't have a lot of Clydesdales to carry me...……..Infantry it is!
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