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  Topic: How to carry a black powder measure
Crooked River

Replies: 17
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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:37 pm   Subject: How to carry a black powder measure
Well, this is not 18th century, and it is western rather than eastern, but if you go to AMNH Collections Database and enter "Powder horn" in the top search field, and "San Ildefonso&quo ...
  Topic: on the trail
Crooked River

Replies: 28
Views: 29160

PostForum: MUZZLELOADER / On The Trail   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:43 pm   Subject: on the trail
I never subscribed to On the Trail, but I have been a subscriber to Muzzleloader for years. Jason has been at the helm for the past two or three issues, I believe, and the transition has been seamles ...
  Topic: moths in wool
Crooked River

Replies: 9
Views: 10814

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:14 pm   Subject: moths in wool
If you suspect live bugs, I would seal the blankets in an airtight container with moth crystals (not moth balls) for a month, then take the blankets out and let them air. Moth crystals are made from ...
  Topic: Can you correspond in a Delaware-related language?
Crooked River

Replies: 5
Views: 8599

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:48 pm   Subject: Can you correspond in a Delaware-related language?
This website may be of interest: Lenape Language Preservation Project

This is sponsored by the Delaware Tribe of Indians, in Oklahoma, and is intended to support revitalization of the language. I ...
  Topic: St Augustine Colonial Quarter Open again
Crooked River

Replies: 2
Views: 2700

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:45 am   Subject: St Augustine Colonial Quarter Open again
adam,

Thanks for the news! I was never a participant at the Colonial Spanish Quarter, but I was an occasional visitor and I did buy a cartridge box from Marco there. I am glad to hear that the fa ...
  Topic: Spanish moss in smoothbores
Crooked River

Replies: 17
Views: 13381

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:21 am   Subject: Spanish moss in smoothbores
Thanks for the reference, Biz! There are also numerous references to Spanish moss bedding in Berlandier's The Indians of Texas in 1830. It was often referred to by its Nahuatl name, pastli or pastle ...
  Topic: Petiagua
Crooked River

Replies: 2
Views: 6051

PostForum: Boats and Boat Building   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:56 am   Subject: Petiagua
Mike,

Thanks! for posting this! I don't know if I had heard of Von Reck before. If so, it did not stick in my appallingly faulty memory. I Googled "Von Reck drawings" and found a whole ...
  Topic: Pirogue Plans
Crooked River

Replies: 11
Views: 13512

PostForum: Boats and Boat Building   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:55 pm   Subject: Pirogue Plans
Paul you said once that you had a recipe for a period coating. Is it pine tar, linseed oil and turpintine?

I hope Paul will respond with his formula. In the meantime, the Wooden Boat Storefrom 1/ ...
  Topic: Southern Scouts vs. Rangers
Crooked River

Replies: 26
Views: 14462

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:53 pm   Subject: Southern Scouts vs. Rangers
Adam,

I don't think I can answer your question specifically, but I can provide a little more information.

This is from Ivers, Larry E. "Scouting the Inland Passage, 1685-1737." In The ...
  Topic: 1800-1850 fire-starting
Crooked River

Replies: 14
Views: 10920

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:30 pm   Subject: 1800-1850 fire-starting
If you wander about in the deep south or Gulf coast region, you can probably find dead or "retted" Spanish moss. This makes excellent tinder, in combination with char cloth.

Living Spani ...
  Topic: Pedersoli Jaeger
Crooked River

Replies: 14
Views: 9424

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:08 pm   Subject: Pedersoli Jaeger
Does ITX have balls in .54? I have to say I had great results shooting sabots with the Pedersoli Jaeger.

It looks as if the ITX/TomBob roundballs are available in .524" diameter from Ballistic ...
  Topic: Pedersoli Jaeger
Crooked River

Replies: 14
Views: 9424

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:33 pm   Subject: Pedersoli Jaeger
Wahkahchim,

Please excuse me if this response is a little too tangential. Ballistic Products has non-lead roundballs by "TomBob" which sound like a good alternative to lead (if you can b ...
  Topic: Celebrating Epiphany
Crooked River

Replies: 5
Views: 2767

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:34 pm   Subject: Celebrating Epiphany
Yes!

Shakespeare wrote a comedy entitled "Twelfth Night," which was an evening of revelry at the close of the Christmas season, the night before the Epiphany.

In addition, it is import ...
  Topic: buttplate
Crooked River

Replies: 8
Views: 5667

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:56 pm   Subject: buttplate
I can't help with the buttplate, but can offer a few comments about the rifle.

It sounds as if this might be one of the New Dixie Squirrel Rifles, introduced in 1955 by Turner Kirkland. If I am no ...
  Topic: 1805 Harper's Ferry pistol: 2012 Flint pistol of the Year.
Crooked River

Replies: 4
Views: 2755

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:46 pm   Subject: 1805 Harper's Ferry pistol: 2012 Flint pistol of the Year.
Peter,

You would probably be interested in this group, the Refugio Militia in Texas. I don't know them, but ran across their website and found it interesting. The members appear to have done thei ...
 
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