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Civilian coat
« on: August 01, 2020, 07:37:22 PM »
Does anyone have a used civilian sack or suit coat suitable for 1890-1900 time frame, about size 50, that they would sell? Maybe one that has suffered "closet shrinkage". Doesn't need to be in perfect shape, it's for a shooting outfit, not dress wear.

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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 07:41:23 PM »
I do  Dark blue w/ Dk blue cloth covered buttons
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 10:00:07 PM »
How much would you want for it? I'm thinking a size 50 should be about right for me, since my 1887 US jacket is a 48 and it's a bit snug. That's assuming that the imported US jacket is true to size.

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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 10:09:49 PM »
I'd do $65 shipped  and include the  shirt & Bib tie

The coat is 50-52


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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 05:40:51 AM »
Per our PM's

Might work by laying the lapels open and press 

or  this
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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 05:34:11 PM »
Per our PM's

Might work by laying the lapels open and press 

A little starch
A good steam pressing
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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 09:48:27 PM »
I guess it might work. I see quite a few of the pictures seem to have one guy wearing the "older style" button to the neck coat. I guess since I'm the guy with a 25 year old truck, 31 year old motorcycle, and a flip phone, maybe I'm the natural for that...

There's a couple in this pic, as well as some type of uniform coats:
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/08/02/11/36CCFD6B00000578-3719664-image-m-87_1470135274138.jpg

Check out the trouser legs of the guy with the pipe in this pic.

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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 10:33:51 PM »


Check out the trouser legs of the guy with the pipe in this pic.

I don't think you noticed but three of them have a pipe in their left hands.
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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2020, 06:16:08 AM »
Ok, the one holding his pipe in his hand.  ;D

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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2020, 01:20:15 PM »
Don't know if a deal has been done but I have a dark brown, cotton cord Sack Coat, size 52 and made by River Junction Trade Co. back in the late 1980s. It's been hanging in a closet since about 1995 and is in quite good condition.

Pony, let me know if it sounds like something you might be interested in and we can talk.

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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2020, 03:50:45 PM »
If you don't like what you see so far, go to e-Bay and type in your size of jacket and suit coat.  There will be all sorts of stuff you can modify if you need to.  Old tuxedos often work well to start with.
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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2020, 06:46:58 PM »
Hi

I bought a brown double breasted  overcoat a few years back from James Country Mercantile.  They're good, but not overly expensive.   If memory serves, you're a Missourian too.  Sack Coat is listed at $100.00.

https://www.jamescountry.com/menscivilianclothing.html

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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2020, 06:46:55 AM »
PE   

I'm sending the coat, shirt and tie this morning   :)

Looking forward to seeing the impression.... what Rifle will you use ?   Mauser ?   Martini Henry ?

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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2020, 12:06:11 PM »
I guess it might work. I see quite a few of the pictures seem to have one guy wearing the "older style" button to the neck coat. I guess since I'm the guy with a 25 year old truck, 31 year old motorcycle, and a flip phone, maybe I'm the natural for that...
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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2020, 01:32:26 PM »
I have 62 year old wife ....  I graduated high School when she was 8   :o   
That and $2.50 gets me a mug of coffee at the coffee shop !

The coat is in great condition, I wore it at the NCOWS Convention in 2018
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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2020, 07:23:35 PM »
I have 62 year old wife ....  I graduated high School when she was 8   :o   

Mine was 3 when I graduated. But it was several years later when we got together...

Planning on using my Swede Mauser. Don't have a proper Boer Mauser, so the Swede will have to be close enough. Plan on using it at one of the Sept Iowa Muster. When I started reading about the long range portion going out to 500 yards, well, At the Grand Muster "Ivan" was having trouble using enough "Kentucky windage" to get the Mosin Nagant on target at just 300. Soooo what rifle might I use, and then what impression can I use with it?

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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2020, 03:54:28 AM »
Couple of old cradle robbers , we are ....  I was 37 and "SHE" 27 when we tied the knot.

I have a  95/16 Spanish Mauser short rifle that is a sweet shooter , but never tried it out @ 300 yards.
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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2020, 09:20:55 AM »

 :)  Thread Drift Alert  ;)

Anybody know what rifle the squad of soldiers carried in Quigley??  I knew once but now can't find it.

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Re: Civilian coat
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2020, 10:26:09 AM »
Weren't those Enfield Musketoons?
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