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|jgibbons||21 Jun 2008 8:37 a.m. PST|
I just came back from Gettysburg and am thinking of getting into Civil War Reenacting a little
I picked up a de-farbed Enfield and the leather kit to accompany it
My question is, "what is the purpose of the piece of sheepskin in the cap box?"
Also, "Dirty Billy's Hats" is a cool store!
| Flintloque ||21 Jun 2008 9:52 a.m. PST|
To keep the caps from pouring out.
The cap box, that is. Dirty Billy's goal is to keep the caps pouring out, and he does a mighty nice job of it
|jgibbons||21 Jun 2008 10:32 a.m. PST|
OK – that was good :-)
Is Dirty Billy's rep good in reenactment circles (accuracy wise)?
He certainly seemed to know his stuff to me
| KeithRK ||22 Jun 2008 6:03 a.m. PST|
Yes he is known for being pretty accurate.
If I may offer some advice. If you haven't already done so, I would find a unit to join first and talk to them before buying any more kit.
Many units have certain requirements for their member's gear. They also usually have a list of recommended vendors. This will prevent you from buying gear that might not meet their standards and save you money in the long run.
|jgibbons||22 Jun 2008 6:51 a.m. PST|
Thanks for the advice
This was sort of a spur of the moment thing but you are right of course
I went with common denominator stuff but could still have problems with unit-specific requirements
Thanks for you advice!!!
| Murphy ||23 Jun 2008 6:37 p.m. PST|
If you want to ask some more "newbie reenactor questions", shoot me a PM or email at m_murphy_1963ATyahooDOTcom.
And if you can make it up to G'burg next week, the 145th is kicking off
Who made it amd how much did you pay for it?