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  1. Artificer replied to the thread 18th century widespread use of Knapsacks by Civilians?.

    The modern incarnation of the Snapsack was the single strap "Sea Bag" or "Duffle Bag" - as I think the Army called it. For most of my...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 12:08 AM
  2. Artificer replied to the thread 18th century widespread use of Knapsacks by Civilians?.

    I agree, it makes for a bit of a conundrum. Personally, I think a Snap Sack would have been the more/most likely substitute. It...

    Jan 16, 2019 at 10:42 PM
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    18th century widespread use of Knapsacks by Civilians?

    Perhaps we should re-consider how much civilians used knapsacks in the 18th century? “May 8, 1792 Chap. ⅩⅩⅩⅢ.—An Act more effectually...

    Forum: Primary Documentation

    Jan 15, 2019 at 7:58 PM
  4. Artificer replied to the thread Early War Marksmanship and Effective Range of Infantry Weapons.

    Please don't take this as personal criticism, but that is an old myth that refuses to die. The British Army began deliberate aimed fire...

    Jan 14, 2019 at 5:34 PM
  5. Artificer replied to the thread Recommendations on a 1861 Springfield kit..

    Admittedly, this info is dated as I had to stop going to NSSA Spring and Fall National Championship shoots in 2005. At that time,...

    Jan 14, 2019 at 5:25 PM
  6. Artificer replied to the thread Correlation between accuracy and ball/patch.

    Oh, I also have found tighter PRB's shoot better than loose ones. Before Forum Member LaBonte aka Chuck Barrows passed, he also...

    Jan 11, 2019 at 5:31 AM
  7. Artificer replied to the thread Correlation between accuracy and ball/patch.

    Bugman said: ↑ Logic says that our forebears used combinations which were not very difficult to ram, otherwise they would have had to...

    Jan 11, 2019 at 5:11 AM
  8. Artificer replied to the thread Fredericksburg/Rappahanock Forge Muskets.

    Robby, There was a period when British Soldiers were taught to point their muskets straight ahead, but turn their heads to the right...

    Jan 10, 2019
  9. Artificer replied to the thread Fredericksburg/Rappahanock Forge Muskets.

    Steve, GREAT Pics! Thank you. Do you remember where you took those pics? Gus

    Jan 10, 2019
  10. Artificer replied to the thread Samual Wilson P1853 Enfield 1862.

    CK, I honestly don't have a clue how that Rifle wound up in Georgia. Short of any kind of documentation, and even though I would love...

    Jan 10, 2019
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