|11-18-2010 01:14 AM|
|11-17-2010 02:00 PM|
|530ktm||I have a couple of old family rifles. One is Civil War era and the other I believe is a bit older. I had some family in the Civil War as well. I will try to get some pictures when I go visit my mother who has all the antiques.|
|11-17-2010 12:39 PM|
Being smack dab in the middle of Civil War country, there are many re-enactments in the area. I've never gone to one, though.
Sadly, the Brandywine Battlefield is losing it's state funding. This is the world we live in now, unfortunately. I'm hoping local people will continue the upkeep. I may look into volunteering some of my own time to help keep it alive.
|11-17-2010 03:38 AM|
|PatriotNC||Due to limited time, I never really joined any re-enactment units. Some of them are kind of a hassle to get into. However, I do sometimes like the "living history" programs they put on in the area. You get a little more one-on-one with folks. You can show them uniforms, equipment, etc. I can "galvanize" as both Confederate, and Yankee. I personally have a repro 1861 Springfield, 1858 Remington Navy, and an 1862 Colt Police.|
|11-13-2010 10:50 AM|
it's a good chance. think when was the last time cannons were fired on american soil?
i live not far from valley forge and the brandywine battlefield. lots of great history around here.
|11-12-2010 10:27 PM|
|bobjenkins||all history is interesting . I was visiting to my great grandma in alabama and I found a cannonball. I still wonder to this day if it was from the civil war. it was just outside montgomery.|
|11-12-2010 10:04 PM|
|Mr. Sinister||thanks, ray. somehow i missed the reproduction part, lol.|
|11-12-2010 07:14 PM|
|Ray - San Jose|
|11-12-2010 07:12 PM|
|Ray - San Jose||
Here ya go, try this place for the parts you need. It's about the most active BP forum I've found.
|11-12-2010 03:51 PM|
|yjkid95||My uncle and I actually have a huge collection of stuff I'll see if I can get some pics of it tomorrow. My great great great grandfather was in the civil war for the union (have documents to prove in the collection) We have a couple of his old rifles some of his handguns and his actually diary from the war. Its crazy to handle the stuff its like a time machine. I also have another great great great etc. grandfather that was in the revolutionary war for the colonies (documents backing it in the collection also). And every generation in my family has some type of military involvment. I'm actually continuing it myself.|
|11-12-2010 03:25 PM|
that's a pretty pistol!! damn fine shape for the age!!
i had a repop of the 1860 navy. never shot it though.
|11-12-2010 03:20 PM|
|Ray - San Jose||
.44 1851 Navy Confederate and an 1860 Army in .44 as well. Both are Pietta reproductions, but they shoot well. I have a link to a black powder forum that may yield you the parts you are after. It'll have to wait til I get home tho, don't have the link info here.
The 1851 Confederate
|11-12-2010 02:28 PM|
Anybody into Civil War stuff?
I am looking for a rod, bayonet and rearmost barrel clamp for my 1862 Tower.
Pics if you care:
Musket pictures by bluedevilfxt - Photobucket
This rifle has the original owner's initials (JH) and regimental marking (a triangle) carved into the stock. You can see it in one of the pics. I have documentation of the 3 possible owners.
Aside from that, I'd love to see what you guys have in your collections.
This is my only piece. I love Civil War era stuff, it's just too expensive and I too many hobbies as is. I would like for this rifle to be complete, however. It's been in the family a long time.