ArmiSport 1861 - no rifling in barrel??
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Hello all, I recently purchased a used ArmiSport 1861 to mess around with.

However, I took a bore light and, upon inspecting the inside of the barrel, was surprised to see that it was smooth with no rifling!

I can only think of three possible causes:

1.) ArmiSport '61s don't have rifling, which would just be a crime (but to be honest, I...

Period " Republican Pudding " Explained

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Abraham Lincoln's cadaverous visage is as recognizably American as The Statue of Liberty and our Stars and Stripes.

That's why this hysterical recipe from an 1860's cookbook made me fall over laughing. The new political party sure hit the ground running with Abraham Lincoln. The two were synonymous, his was...

H. T. Helmbold's Extract of Buchu

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Does anyone have any information on this medicine?

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Sherman's Neckties

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During the time of the Civil War, the American railroads were coming of age. The steam engine was instrumental in supplying the armies, North and South.

In his campaign to capture Atlanta, Sherman understood the significance of destroying the Confederate rail system that serviced the Southern city. In...
Old Iron: Veteran Field Cannons of the Iron Persuasion in the Civil War
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A topic about which I have a particular interest, but others have\will have been able to cover far better than I have. Our experts here are welcome to chime in. My particular knowledge is greatly informed by the excellent blog To The Sounds of the Guns, by Craig Swaim and the article US Field Gun Carriages—Their History and...
Once in a lifetime find
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I made this find last year, at an organised relic hunt in Virginia, DIV XL. Virginia, my home state, is the most beautiful place on earth in late March, and last year was no exception. I had never gone relic hunting before, I had no experience, but I was excited. So excited in fact, that I neither ate, nor slept for two days before the event -...

Where is it Wednesday - Gettysburg

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