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  Topic: Ethics of Native Reenacting

Replies: 59
Views: 88689

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:50 pm   Subject: Reenacting
Well...I guess I'm done then. Being 1st generation American of Lithuanian and English parents, I guess I have no right to portray anyone on the continent, so I'll just give up a 35 year hobby , sell m ...
  Topic: Putting a scope on a Flintlock musket

Replies: 31
Views: 33794

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:04 am   Subject: scope
First, I would work at at getting a good 50 yard max target by adjusting powder amounts, patches/ no patches , wad/no wad and any other combination until you get it tuned in. If you are looking to get ...
  Topic: Do you forget powder?

Replies: 36
Views: 22406

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:14 pm   Subject: ball

Ahhhh....I still love ya. I'd love ya more if you would share some of the cool from up north. It's so hot down here the if you shot a grouse it would already be nekkid trying to stay cool.
  Topic: Do you forget powder?

Replies: 36
Views: 22406

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:06 pm   Subject: ball

Geez....guess I just need to stop posting. I was agreeing with YOU and COMMENDING Capt Cogle on his track record. There was no slam intended, yet I get chastized...............
  Topic: Do you forget powder?

Replies: 36
Views: 22406

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:46 pm   Subject: dry ball
Yes, you are young and yes, it will probably happen to you no matter how careful you are. I had been shooting for 30+ years when the incident I related happened. You think after the first time I was ...
  Topic: Do you forget powder?

Replies: 36
Views: 22406

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:27 pm   Subject: dry ball
I once managed to do that twice in one shoot. I took the pulled balls, drilled them out and strung them on my bullet bag as a reminder. It's been a subtle but effective reminder.................
  Topic: Making a aluminun cane to look like birchbark

Replies: 3
Views: 10588

PostForum: Boats and Boat Building   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:50 am   Subject: Canoe
I'll make a stab and say he meant CANOE. An 18 ft cane would be a tad long......
  Topic: Got a problem

Replies: 34
Views: 20007

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:56 am   Subject: flash
Just a couple basic suggestions.
1) Make sure the flint secured solidly in the jaws and is striking squarely and far enough up the steel to create good sparks.
2) Be sure the flint and steel are cl ...
  Topic: What paint/makeup?

Replies: 14
Views: 24603

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:44 pm   Subject: paint
Unless they have changed, the red from Irequafts is a bright, bright red.
  Topic: Who is your favorite gun-maker?

Replies: 57
Views: 108086

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 5:39 am   Subject: builder
Kent Smith aka "quaker" on this board builds a fine rifle. I have a smoothbore and a rifle from him and they are great. I have also received two fine guns, a fowler and a pistol from Jackie ...
  Topic: Pirogue Plans

Replies: 11
Views: 21025

PostForum: Boats and Boat Building   Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:55 am   Subject: plans
Check with Jim Jacobs at .
  Topic: possables bag

Replies: 6
Views: 10913

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:34 am   Subject: bag
Depending on your persona and era, you would be better off buying a properly documented and constructed bag or making your own. Any "kit" I have seen always look like Tandy purses. ...
  Topic: If this is real is this a problem?

Replies: 4
Views: 5171

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:01 pm   Subject: off topic
Once again this is an off topic for this forum. We all are aware this the times are in flux...BUT....this is not the place to air modern concerns. There are hundreds of boards and blogs regarding thes ...
  Topic: Strange happening!

Replies: 8
Views: 8500

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:08 pm   Subject: fire
I mentioned this to Jackie earlier and now I'll post it here. Years ago when I was in Texas, a buddy bought an old , old muzzleloader and we were trying to see what we could salvage. Dropped a ramrod ...
  Topic: New .62 Smoothbore

Replies: 8
Views: 9663

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:33 pm   Subject: Jackie
I just got a 54cal smoothbore pistol for my birthday from Jackie and will
be getting a short barrel smoothie by the end of the month. Jackie does great work and I recommend him highly.
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