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  Topic: Preventing "After Cleaning" Rust
Belleville

Replies: 16
Views: 27855

PostForum: Trekking Tips   Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 9:45 pm   Subject: Preventing "After Cleaning" Rust
Preventing "After Cleaning" Rust
Have suffered with after cleaning rust for ever until recent years.

I stop up the touch hole with a round tooth pick (or equal). Then clean the bore with ...
  Topic: short guns
Belleville

Replies: 16
Views: 18569

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:33 pm   Subject: short guns
The following is from a 1756 Order from Sir William Johnson, apparently filled in 1757 for Gifts for the Indians. Source: Sir William Johnson Papers, Volume II page 898-899

400, Neat Fowling pieces ...
  Topic: moths in wool
Belleville

Replies: 9
Views: 10814

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 8:55 pm   Subject: moths in wool
The fiber folks say not to store wool in plastic bags because of moisture.

Doc S.
  Topic: Rifle-toting personas 1750-1760
Belleville

Replies: 26
Views: 30775

PostForum: Personas   Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 8:43 pm   Subject: Rifle-toting personas 1750-1760
Found Mario's post about the Sir William's papers showing that he was repairing rifles for the Iroquois, but not that he ever ordered any for them.

According to Zeisberger both the Delaware and Sh ...
  Topic: short guns
Belleville

Replies: 16
Views: 18569

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:13 pm   Subject: short guns
A Brown Bess front thimble was found at McKee's town (Rev War - Shawnee - OH). One theory is that it was discarded as a result of shortening the barrel?

Doc S.
  Topic: Slit pouch
Belleville

Replies: 3
Views: 8700

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:49 pm   Subject: Slit pouch
Step by step:
http://traditionalblackpowderhunting.com/how-to/split-pouch-intro/split-pouch-construction/
  Topic: A period correct rabbit trap and correct load for a 66 calib
Belleville

Replies: 9
Views: 15757

PostForum: Trekking Tips   Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:21 pm   Subject: A period correct rabbit trap and correct load for a 66 calib
Purchased an antique 18 ga. mold [which should cast a .64 cal. ball] for the 16 ga. [.66 cal.] barrel. Will have to make a few balls the next time I am casting to see if it works out.
  Topic: A period correct rabbit trap and correct load for a 66 calib
Belleville

Replies: 9
Views: 15757

PostForum: Trekking Tips   Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:02 pm   Subject: A period correct rabbit trap and correct load for a 66 calib
Michael,

I have a .66 smooth barrel that will hopefully turn into a fusil someday. I too have been thinking about loads. I have a .65 mold and the balls will just fit with a thin patch, but am conc ...
  Topic: I D's for firearm?
Belleville

Replies: 5
Views: 4128

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:20 pm   Subject: I D's for firearm?
From "1756-List of Goods to be sent from London (NE/Johnson)" included:
200, ditto. [Neat Fowling pieces] 3 Feet Barrell for Boys. ditto. [Substantíal Stocks to have some distinguishing mar ...
  Topic: Can you correspond in a Delaware-related language?
Belleville

Replies: 5
Views: 8599

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:04 pm   Subject: Can you correspond in a Delaware-related language?
Also see facebook Lenapeowsi https://www.facebook.com/groups/282807558438059/
  Topic: Reintroduction
Belleville

Replies: 4
Views: 3228

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:05 pm   Subject: Reintroduction
Hi Mikey,

Good to hear you are alive and well.

Doc S
  Topic: Ancestors Wardrobe ?
Belleville

Replies: 4
Views: 3714

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:26 pm   Subject: Ancestors Wardrobe ?
While I have not read this yet. Was aware that it existed and it may have some value for what you are seeking.

Revolutionary Rangers: Daniel Morgan's Riflemen and Their Role on the Northern Frontie ...
  Topic: Double Barreled Rifle!
Belleville

Replies: 14
Views: 8630

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:04 pm   Subject: Double Barreled Rifle!
John,

Seem to recall that Kenton might have had one maybe in later life?

If you get to Roscoe Village in Coshoction Co. OH, check out their Co. Museum. They have a wender rifle/smooth bore that ...
  Topic: looking for guide
Belleville

Replies: 6
Views: 12729

PostForum: Resource Listing   Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:13 pm   Subject: looking for guide
Here is a couple of books:

Batteau, Battoe - A Pictorical Collection, Old Plans, and New Interpretive Sketches and Drawings to Illustrate the Ancestor of North American Watercraft, Volume One, 1986 ...
  Topic: Sept 17-18 Greentown 200th Year Celebration (Ashland Co. OH)
Belleville

Replies: 1
Views: 3934

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:05 am   Subject: Sept 17-18 Greentown 200th Year Celebration (Ashland Co. OH)
Greentown, a Delaware village, was established c.1782 after the Crawford campaign when it was realized how exposted their former village of Helltown was to potential attack. Greentown was nearly surro ...
 
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