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Artillery / Re: I'm going back someday Come what may To Buffalo Bayou
« Last post by gflower on November 16, 2018, 08:02:48 PM »
True That! Maybe we can do a caravan! Whoops no such thing exists!
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Bullets / Re: .63 caliber Brunswick
« Last post by rommack on November 16, 2018, 08:20:07 AM »
Thanks Jim !
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General Discussion / Re: Franklin Relic Show
« Last post by Daveslem on November 15, 2018, 08:23:26 PM »
Jim Thomas, my man in Franklin.
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Artillery / Re: I'm going back someday Come what may To Buffalo Bayou
« Last post by speedenforcer on November 15, 2018, 05:59:14 PM »
You cant go without me your honor. No good judge goes without a bailiff. I could pass for one I think.
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General Discussion / Re: Franklin Relic Show
« Last post by CarlS on November 15, 2018, 07:44:02 AM »
Jim,

Glad you'll make it.  The HS sets up just round the corner from us so we should get to neighbor a good bit.
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Artillery / Re: Sights
« Last post by CarlS on November 15, 2018, 06:11:19 AM »
Thanks for sharing the thesis.  For those interested in sights I'd recommend you look at it.  There are some interesting pieces shown and discussed.  One interesting relic is the CS salvaged sight cover on page 61 that is marked "WNY".  There is also discussion on windage, cannon barrel leveling, and more.
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Artillery / Re: Sights
« Last post by Jim J. on November 14, 2018, 01:21:29 PM »
If any of you are interested in doing some extra bedtime reading, a graduate student at Texas A&M University - Miguel Gutierrez, wrote his MA Thesis on the sights and percussion locks recovered from the CSS Georgia Gunboat -
https://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/166060
Thanks again for a wonderful website,
Jim J.
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General Discussion / Franklin Relic Show
« Last post by Jim T on November 14, 2018, 11:08:22 AM »
This show is fast approaching and for the first time in many years I will be in attendance.  ;D   I will be there working the tables for The Horse Soldier.  Stop by and say HI, and ask any bullet questions you have.  It will be good to try and beat emike to all the bullet "deals"!
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Bullets / Re: .63 caliber Brunswick
« Last post by Jim T on November 14, 2018, 11:02:03 AM »
Caleb Huse purchased .70 and .63 caliber Brunswick rifles for the Confederacy.  He imported an unknown quantity of English cartridges for these guns also.  As far as southern manufacture, it was found that .69 caliber "Tower" bullets served well for the larger bore guns, and Charleston Arsenal is known to have made rounds for the smaller bore rifle.
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