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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 2:29 p.m. PST

"Wonder why the Confederate sharpshooters (and I mean here the light infantry battalions) were so feared? Cap and Ball will show you with an original P56 two-band Enfield rifle, which shoots very well indeed. And, he's in the correct uniform."
See here



saltflats192911 Jan 2018 6:56 p.m. PST

I believe CSA hearing protection was red.

Dn Jackson11 Jan 2018 11:29 p.m. PST

Please saltflats, do some research. While hearing protection produced in the south was indeed red, and often made from inferior hard styrofoam, the Confederacy imported large amounts of hearing protection from the UK and France. That created by Enfield was often issued with the three band rifle and was blue. That created by Enfield and issued with the two banded rifle-musket was of a greenish hue, similar to feldgrau. Thus the shooter has the correct color hearing protection, but with the wrong firearm, a sad attempt at historical accuracy.

French hearing protection was usually yellow unless they were selling stuff they originally bought from the Austrians, which was orange.

All of this is covered in the Osprey Elite 229, 'Hearing Protection of 19th Century Europe' and Elite 259 'Hearing Protection of 19th Century North and South America and the Indian Sub-Continent.'

For goodness sake man, read a book.

Colonel Bogey12 Jan 2018 1:22 a.m. PST

@ Dn Jackson – an excellent summary of the current level of research into a potentially complex subject – very much appreciated.

Trajanus12 Jan 2018 1:30 a.m. PST

This guy from Hungary does some good videos on YouTube featuring various black powder firearms, there's items on Civil War era pistols too. Always worth a look.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 9:30 a.m. PST



Trajanus12 Jan 2018 10:06 a.m. PST

Here's a Springfield for comparison

YouTube link

And a Lorenz

YouTube link

Sometimes he shoots originals, sometimes repros but its all well presented and there are revolvers too.

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