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Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« Reply #1890 on: July 08, 2017, 12:40:09 am »
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Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« Reply #1891 on: July 08, 2017, 12:47:47 am »
Are you missing one of those springs to keep the barrel band in place?
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Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« Reply #1892 on: July 08, 2017, 01:08:21 am »
Yeah, I lost it somewhere in the straw a long time ago, but the barrel band stays in place really well, it is actually so tight that I have to use the bayonet to get it loose.

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Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« Reply #1893 on: July 08, 2017, 12:12:14 pm »
Do you use brick for the rust ?

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Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« Reply #1894 on: July 08, 2017, 04:54:52 pm »
You mean brickdust? No, I don't know where to get that from. I have a polishing stone for it.

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Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« Reply #1895 on: July 08, 2017, 05:14:26 pm »
Yes it's supposed to be the "living history" way. Seems pretty effective your polishing stone ? Where did you get it ?

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Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« Reply #1896 on: July 08, 2017, 11:04:38 pm »
In Kutuzov's 1786 instructions to the Bug Jäger Corps, he mentions "gently buffing with sand" for cleaning the metal components of a musket, but specifically forbids it's use inside the bore of the barrel (obviously), which must be cleaned with wet rags fixed to the ramrod. He also forbids the screws to be cleaned with sand, since it will wear away the threading. Lard is used as an alternative.

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Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« Reply #1897 on: July 08, 2017, 11:57:38 pm »
Yeah, I actually read that cleaning with sand was forbidden in the French Army.

The thing with brick dust is that I do not know where to get it. I could just get 2 bricks and make dust out of them, but I read that you need a specific kind of brick dust, as most modern bricks are of different material or something. Supposedly using the wrong brick dust will cause the same effect as sand: (which makes sense to me) deep cuts in the metal which will wear it off and make it rust even faster.

The historical way would be to use brick dust, get a rag with a bit of oil on it, soak it in the brick dust and remove the rust that way. Corners would be cleaned with the "astic" a wooden scraper.
You would almost never take your gun apart, as it was not encouraged, parts could be lost (look at my missing spring...) or would break to quickly.

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Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« Reply #1898 on: July 09, 2017, 12:15:18 am »
Meaning a shitton of rust everywhere.
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Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« Reply #1899 on: July 09, 2017, 09:10:29 pm »
Cleans guns are hot as fuck.
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Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« Reply #1900 on: July 10, 2017, 12:00:56 am »
We purchased some for Living History events, it's pretty effective indeed but it's a special type (in mm), you can't make some with modern bricks.
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Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« Reply #1901 on: July 16, 2017, 07:29:17 pm »
I am having trouble finding the French drum instructions (Drum calls and signals) for the French army for Napoleonic. There's plenty of info on the British, but I can't seem to find anything useful for the French... Anyone able to lend me a hand?
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Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« Reply #1902 on: July 16, 2017, 09:23:04 pm »
Welcome to French reenactment.

Ive got it for French Light Infantry drill for the 85th Reg.

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I think the drum stuff is also in the manual. I will take a look later. I never really cared for it, so I did not read it, but I think it is there.
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