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  Topic: Southern Scouts vs. Rangers
Matt Wulff

Replies: 26
Views: 25337

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:25 pm   Subject: Southern Scouts vs. Rangers
I forgot to mention that the terms "scout" and "ranger" have at times been used to describe the same thing. I have seen journal entries where the writer calls a group of men scouts ...
  Topic: Southern Scouts vs. Rangers
Matt Wulff

Replies: 26
Views: 25337

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:18 pm   Subject: Southern Scouts vs. Rangers
I echo that, Ron and his guys are a good bunch. Georgia is pretty interesting when it comes to doing research into what they did concerning scouts, rangers, and the like. Looking into the equipment an ...
  Topic: Southern Scouts vs. Rangers
Matt Wulff

Replies: 26
Views: 25337

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:08 pm   Subject: Southern Scouts vs. Rangers
A good way to think of the two terms is in the job they were performing. Scouts were doing just that, whether it was on a small scale, or perhaps scouting for a larger body of troops.

The traditio ...
  Topic: Early English trade guns
Matt Wulff

Replies: 58
Views: 47093

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:22 am   Subject: Early English trade guns
Volume II, it looks at the efforts by the English colonies, and later American States, in using rangers to secure their frontiers. The 1st volume talks about the more famous ranging units, Church's, R ...
  Topic: Early English trade guns
Matt Wulff

Replies: 58
Views: 47093

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:11 pm   Subject: Early English trade guns
Ranger: North American Frontier Soldier Volume II It is a follow-up to my 2nd book.

Matt
  Topic: .58 caliber balls in 20 ga fowler?
Matt Wulff

Replies: 28
Views: 26837

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:48 pm   Subject: .58 caliber balls in 20 ga fowler?
Here is a cool historical quote for those thinking of going the wadding or cartridge route. It is from General Amherst later in the French and Indian War. Light infantry units were being developed in ...
  Topic: Early English trade guns
Matt Wulff

Replies: 58
Views: 47093

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:55 pm   Subject: Early English trade guns
Hans,

We can only continue to look and research. There is so much historical stuff that I would have considered "gospel" just a few years ago that I now question. When I got started there ...
  Topic: Early English trade guns
Matt Wulff

Replies: 58
Views: 47093

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:34 am   Subject: Early English trade guns
Supposedly Stephen Brumwell, author of White Devil, has uncovered the return order where the volunteers from Rogers' Cadet Company were ordered to return the rifled barreled guns they were issued from ...
  Topic: Another fowler question...rear sights
Matt Wulff

Replies: 12
Views: 13721

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:38 am   Subject: Another fowler question...rear sights
Not to hijack the thread, or to imply that is historically correct, but here is a description of the Ken Netting fowler my wife bought for me for my 50th Birthday. It was purchased used, and I haven't ...
  Topic: Need help in choosing gunmaker...
Matt Wulff

Replies: 27
Views: 20722

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:10 pm   Subject: Need help in choosing gunmaker...
Mario,

Yep, couldn't agree more. Out of 20 men in the company we have one French gun in the ranks, so it isn't out of the realm for us. Now if even 4 or 5 carried French guns it would be out of han ...
  Topic: Need help in choosing gunmaker...
Matt Wulff

Replies: 27
Views: 20722

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:35 am   Subject: Need help in choosing gunmaker...
Hi Douglas,

I saw your post and thought I would chime in. I carried a fusil de chasse when I first started doing more of a colonial ranger impression. There are several historical references to the ...
  Topic: Rangers Clothing Question
Matt Wulff

Replies: 8
Views: 7066

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:54 am   Subject: Rangers Clothing Question
Dave,

I couldn't have said it any better. There were tons of ranger companies used in the French and Indian War, not just the more famous units. The frontiers were patrolled by ranger groups, often ...
  Topic: Rangers Clothing Question
Matt Wulff

Replies: 8
Views: 7066

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:39 pm   Subject: Rangers Clothing Question
Just back from a weekend in the woods shooting at, and getting it right back from some frenchmen. Yes, Mario is right, the Rogers Rangers clothing issue can be a tricky one. We know Rogers ordered som ...
  Topic: Rangers Clothing Question
Matt Wulff

Replies: 8
Views: 7066

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:06 pm   Subject: Rangers Clothing Question
Eric,

Check you Private messages.

Matt Wulff
  Topic: Sitting Fox Muzzleloaders
Matt Wulff

Replies: 48
Views: 53927

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:03 pm   Subject: Sitting Fox Muzzleloaders
I have never dealt with them personally, but I have fingered several of the muskets and rifles they offer at a couple of different trade shows. The firelocks I looked at had a decent fit and finish fo ...
 
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