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  Topic: new to historical trekking?
Mike/MO

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:20 am   Subject: new to historical trekking?
I will second the suggestion to contact people at Fort de Chartres.

You might find it worth your while to come to visit the Fort during the April Trade Faire. This year it will be held on April ...
  Topic: fort de chartres winter camp
Mike/MO

Replies: 7
Views: 11111

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:50 am   Subject: fort de chartres winter camp
The winter encampment at Fort de Chartres was great as usual.

I walked through Jason's area a couple of times, but didn't stop to chat.

My only regret was that I didn't find a team to compete ...
  Topic: fort de chartres winter camp
Mike/MO

Replies: 7
Views: 11111

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:24 am   Subject: fort de chartres winter camp
I'll be showing up at Fort de Chartres for the November Woods Walk and Winter Encampment on Friday. Weather looks to be good for the entire weekend.

Mike/MO
  Topic: gun builders
Mike/MO

Replies: 3
Views: 6177

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:21 pm   Subject: gun builders
I'll recommend Bob Browner.

His most recent project was the Creamer pistol that is up for auction at the CLA show. The pistol is featured in the most recent issue of "Muzzle Blasts".
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  Topic: Inkle looms vs tape looms
Mike/MO

Replies: 3
Views: 6910

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:50 am   Subject: Inkle looms vs tape looms
Inkle weaving is a style of weaving common to narrow tapes or lace. There are references to inkle weavers in 18th century literature. Reference Smollet author of "The Expedition of Humphry Clin ...
  Topic: May/June issue of Muzzleloader
Mike/MO

Replies: 11
Views: 17072

PostForum: MUZZLELOADER / On The Trail   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:39 am   Subject: May/June issue of Muzzleloader
Received the new issue. In fact I received two. I sent label information on both ckpies to help in the reconciling of the combined subscriptions.

Mike/MO
  Topic: Patch Material
Mike/MO

Replies: 13
Views: 13232

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:52 am   Subject: Patch Material
When it comes to linen, first be sure the fabric is 100% flax linen. Beware of blends that include polyester. Then its the same exercise if looking through the fabric to see if the weave is tight or ...
  Topic: Expanding Empire
Mike/MO

Replies: 11
Views: 15416

PostForum: MUZZLELOADER / On The Trail   Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:50 pm   Subject: Expanding Empire
Been reading on another forum that the Gatlif publishing empire is expanding.

If anybody in the muzzleloading publishing business is capable of taking on the task of producing"Muzzleloader Ma ...
  Topic: loose plug on powderhorn
Mike/MO

Replies: 7
Views: 8765

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:47 am   Subject: loose plug on powderhorn
You will probably have to make a new plug for the horn. The stopper should have a slight taper to the pin that enters the horn. It woild also help if there was the same slight taper to the entry to ...
  Topic: SIH 2012 Gun Raffle
Mike/MO

Replies: 7
Views: 14065

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:42 am   Subject: SIH 2012 Gun Raffle
Doggone it Tater, you told me that the gun was to be mine. Oh wait, you told me that I had to buy a raffle ticket for me to have a chance.

Good job and I hope that the raffle really helpep SIH.
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  Topic: John Curry's new book
Mike/MO

Replies: 7
Views: 8331

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:34 am   Subject: John Curry's new book
You need to order it directly from John Curry.

It is being advertised in "Muzzleblasts" and "Smoke and Fire News".

It is the cointinuation of Volume I and looks to be more go ...
  Topic: I Got Mine
Mike/MO

Replies: 1
Views: 4170

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 5:27 pm   Subject: I Got Mine
Received mine today. I have a few chores to complete before I can take the time to start reading.
  Topic: Camp Kitchen
Mike/MO

Replies: 9
Views: 9836

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:59 pm   Subject: Camp Kitchen
We can certainly affirm that a camp kitchen is handy to use, there are some real issues with the correctness of a kitchen. Most people had access to a kettle, a cup and a spoon in addition to their k ...
  Topic: Going to Fort de Chartres?
Mike/MO

Replies: 9
Views: 9021

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:14 am   Subject: Going to Fort de Chartres?
I'm planning to be there. Its always a good event and great times. I enjoy the fort and the great atmosphere of the place.
  Topic: looking for spec. for a 1776 contract Rifle
Mike/MO

Replies: 6
Views: 6432

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 5:55 am   Subject: looking for spec. for a 1776 contract Rifle
This is sounding and looking more like the Baker Rifle contract of 1776.

The rifle shoppe lists a barrel for the 1778 Baker Rifle in the catalog. It doesn't surprise me that it was not in stock.
 
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