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Jan
16
by FIRST CORPS at 5:19 PM
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20170112_120017.jpg

Picking this one up very soon to add to my collection and I wanted to ask for some opinions on this 1863 Pattern contract Bridesburg Musket made by Alfred Jenks & Son. Looks like it was part of a shipment of 48,000 muskets delivered on December 15th 1863. Has the 1864 lock plate. Trying to learn more about this contractor. It comes with a socket bayonet and scabbard. I know the sling although it looks to have...
Jan
16
by JohnDLittlefield at 6:30 AM
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Virginia Smokestack.png

I've been exploring a new (to me) archive, The Western Reserve Historical Society, and stumbled across an image of Virginia's smokestack.(EDIT: This photo may be mislabeled. Apparently this is the smokestack from Virginia II). I always enjoy seeing some of the constructional features of various craft and thought this may be of interest to some others here. I did alter the color to grayscale (and the scan is not...
Jan
16
by EJ Zander at 6:46 AM
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I heard Lincoln's likeness went for $8500 over the weekend. Which was also the top seller. Congrats to him, well done Sir.
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http://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/n...ncoln-sells-8500-auction-gettysburg/96613262/
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