Proper shooting gear, 1730 New England

Discussion in 'Early Colonial Wars, Musketeers & Pirates' started by BillinOregon, Oct 31, 2013.

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  1. Aug 18, 2014 #21

    BillinOregon

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    I need to see if our small town library has any of the cited Ospreys in stock. Doubt it.
    Alden, that madder red wool coat sounds intriguing.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2014 #22

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    FWIW I've had some success in getting Osprey books via Inter-Library-Loan -- it took quite awhile for some of them to show up, but eventually most of them did! Your local librarian will likely be quite happy to help you fill out the ILL paperwork.

    -GB
     
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    1645 red coats become the issue for the new model army .
     
  4. Aug 25, 2014 #24

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    Wes;
    The recent post here reminded me about your inquiry. Having dug out and turned to the referenced page I have to say the picture you posted is worse than useless but having looked at the original I know what you're referring to. The item hanging on the digger's belt is a good-luck charm holder without any charms...

    Well, they were superstitious, but, OK, maybe it's not. But seriously, of course I know exactly what it is: a Caliverman's Frog.



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    These images are borrowed from Michael in Bavaria -- you guys'll "get the picture." I have tried to go from the simple to the more complex detail. You probably recognized the bullet-bag on the top and a flat powder-flask held below it.


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    Military references should be fertile ground for all kinds of civilian historical references, partly because most adult males repeatedly crossed the cultural divide between military and civilian activities due to compulsory and voluntary militia service. Logic tells me that one environment would have influence in the other, whether the is firearms and acoutrements, food and it's preparation, medical treatment, navigation, clothing styles, sailing, etc.
     
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    Quite so...
     
  7. Mar 28, 2019 #27

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    Rich,I live in RI hunting and fishing here for over 50 years. This state is rich in colonial history,loaded with historical cemeteries and historic spots. I went to the snowshoe men site you spoke of and it was fantastic! Accurate and informative. Thanks for posting it. Art
     

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