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    Posted: January 29 2018 at 3:40pm
I have been very diligent in locating everything I need to complete this labor of love project I've committed myself to. The photo shows what I've done so far. I know I'm missing a compass. "That's on it's way to me now." What am I missing,besides the transit chest. I have the correct leather sling as well. The irony here,"for me anyways," is I'm almost certain it would have been cheaper to buy a real one in the grand scheme of things. It is what it is though.
Any help in what I need to complete this would be greatly appreciated folks...
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You should be very proud of you labors. There are many more poorly done replicas than you can imagine. Take pride in you labors Grasshopper.


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Superb effort and end result! Congrats on a job well done, sir!
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i like it , you did well , half the fun is the search and the other half is the caretaking over the years , accumulation has been my approach as ive never been able to fork over what it takes in a single stroke for what i might have liked to have , i do enjoy what i have been able to accumulate over the years and i have preserved wjhat ive found - as ive found it , it is a labor of love to me , 
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Originally posted by A square 10 A square 10 wrote:

i like it , you did well , half the fun is the search and the other half is the caretaking over the years , accumulation has been my approach as ive never been able to fork over what it takes in a single stroke for what i might have liked to have , i do enjoy what i have been able to accumulate over the years and i have preserved wjhat ive found - as ive found it , it is a labor of love to me , 



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Some camo scrim for a sniper "do rag" & veil.
http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/ww2-british-scrim-scarf-product,13958
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Needs a '43 back up


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Shouldn't that be the good ol "Wobberly Webberly" in .455, of course!
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Very nice Sir!
Maybe a nice pattern 1907 bayonet, scabbard and frog for close in work?
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Originally posted by MJ11 MJ11 wrote:

Needs a '43 back up



Well then. Let's get you down Arizona way so I can buy one of yours...
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That is by far the worst picture of Sean Connery I have every seen. You cant erase that from memory. I need to see a James Bond image immediately to restore my great affection for this man.
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OK - i can play at the revolver game - and ot
hers but yes at the revolver game - 
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I only need one.
I'm willing to trade my 1851 Colt with two spare cylinders,a knife,and my drop holster.
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if your looking for a webley - enfield - or the S&W they are all available without loosing your fine percussion revolver ,

i just bought one of those 1851 navy's and an 1860 army , but neither are as a fancy as yours , im not really thinking to shoot black on a regular basis but wanted the option before i retire and cant afford it , i need some nice leather before i get serious and that might set me backwards a bit but then i dont plan to really retire for at least three years -god willing- so i can think on it a bit , i shoot SASS with smokeless now , 

FWIW - i did not realise i attached that photo of the remington canadian M1917 trigger guard markings , it was unintentional , but it is the american enfield - so maybe a valid transition ??? just sayin , 
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I had to make alot of modifications to the rig to fit my needs. I added the sheath for the knife and then fixed the spare cylinder pouch to it as well. The pistol was in pieces when I found it at a yard sale. Paid $1.25 for it. I polished it and reblued it. It's quite a nice shooter too.
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fantastic - if'n you had two you would be well on your way to a SASS match 
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