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  1. Artificer replied to the thread Civil War??.

    Oh, many people don't know the Pilgrims were supposed to have landed in the territory that was called Virginia. I often joke they got...

    Jun 18, 2019 at 6:12 PM
  2. Artificer replied to the thread Civil War??.

    I had to look up whether Lief was a Christian, and he was, so that isn't why we don't recognize his settlement as the First...

    Jun 18, 2019 at 5:46 PM
  3. Artificer replied to the thread Civil War??.

    Here again is more revisionist history, I.E. that the Pilgrim's first Thanksgiving was supposedly not a religious event and only a...

    Jun 18, 2019 at 10:45 AM
  4. Artificer liked FlinterNick's post in the thread Unknown Bess? the at.

    Those nurmich arms Brown Bess stocks are made for Pedersoli Bess's, they're oversized around the lock panels and foreshock, the barrel...

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:47 AM
  5. Artificer liked LRB's post in the thread Warped knife blade.

    You can continue to re-temper as many times as it takes to unwarp it. At the same temp of course. Re-temper at the same heat will not...

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:42 AM
  6. Artificer replied to the thread Civil War??.

    Articap, with absolutely no criticism towards you, I just have to say; "AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH !! Will this piece of Yankee...

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:36 AM
  7. Artificer liked gharrod's post in the thread Civil War??.

    Jun 17, 2019 at 7:27 PM
  8. Artificer liked Pletcher's post in the thread Still getting a clack...bang!.

    One other thing. It is a myth that a pan can ignite before the flint gets to the bottom of its travel. I have video of 80+ locks...

    Jun 17, 2019 at 7:24 PM
  9. Artificer liked Pletcher's post in the thread Still getting a clack...bang!.

    I planned to stay out of this one, but got suckered in anyway. Of course there is a delay with flint, and it can be measured. In timing...

    Jun 17, 2019 at 7:23 PM
  10. Artificer replied to the thread Confederate Colt revolver?.

    Colt had made 99,000 M1851 revolvers by year's end in 1860, let alone the contracts they furnished during the War. Therefore even at...

    Jun 17, 2019 at 8:46 AM
  11. Artificer liked hawkeye2's post in the thread Confederate Colt revolver?.

    First we can dismiss the Confederate made revolvers since the total production of all was almost insignificant compared to the numbers...

    Jun 17, 2019 at 6:42 AM
  12. Artificer replied to the thread Unknown Bess? the at.

    There may be proof marks on the bottom of the barrel that would identify it with certainty. One thing I did notice is the front sling...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 5:16 PM
  13. Artificer replied to the thread Civil War??.

    Not to be critical of you personally, but I have to disagree. Also, people back then were writing the history to make themselves look...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 4:43 PM
  14. Artificer replied to the thread Civil War??.

    Hi Ironfoot, Union Rations included 10 lbs of sugar for every 100 rations. I imagine the "brown sugar" your ancestor made the candy...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 4:10 PM
  15. Artificer replied to the thread Possible New Kind of Short Starter for Smoothbores?.

    Sorry, about the improper spelling of bowyer, Eric. Didn't realize it until too late to change it. Gus

    Jun 16, 2019 at 3:11 PM


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