GUN Realistic Civil War Renactment

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-now-reenactment.s29,0,4793357.story
    Man recovering after being shot during Civil War filming

    BY MIKE HOLTZCLAW | 757-928-6479
    12:59 PM EDT, September 29, 2008

    ISLE OF WIGHT - A local Civil War re-enactor is recovering after apparently being shot while participating in a scene for a Civil War documentary in Isle of Wight County over the weekend.

    County Sheriff C.W. Phelps said that 72-year-old Thomas R. Lord Sr. was released from a hospital and is recovering at home. Phelps identified Lord as a retired police officer living in Suffolk.

    The circumstances of the shooting are still unclear, and Phelps said investigators are still trying to determine how Lord was shot.

    A spokeswoman for the Isle of Wight County Museum said it happened as part of a documentary filming in Heritage Park on Saturday.

    Phelps said Lord was struck in the shoulder by "a projectile" that doctors removed after he was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

    "The projectile is still in his possession," Phelps said on Monday afternoon. "The doctors gave it to him after they took it out of his shoulder, but we won't know more about it until we talk to him today."

    Phelps said the local game warden was not aware of any target shooting or hunting activity in the area at the time of the incident.
     
  2. Mideel25

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    Ever since I saw one as a kid, I've always thought that doing a Civil War re-enactment might be interestingly fun. Everything about it pretty much flies in the face of firearms safety though. You really have to trust a lot of people...some of which might be kind of loony to begin with :rofl:
     
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    Ive done civil war events where people have been shot either by bullets, ramrods (cannon or musket), people shot to close with blanks and getting seriously burned etc, or straight up losing a hand.

    One event some guy from France flew here to participate in. Borrowed some guns guns from some unit member for the event. They never cleared them or some such shit. Wound up giving some other reenactor a .44 caliber ball souvenir.

    Ive also seen cannon ramrods go down range etc. Never seen an actual artillery piece get blown up, but have heard numerous stories and after math.

    Reenacting goes against all gun safety like stated. People say to in directly aim at someone, whether 45* above their head or off to the side. But the intent is still there....
     
  4. Bugalu

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    i used to participate in em. so much fun :bowdown::bowdown:
     
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    I thought they used blanks?
     
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    Oh I'd say it was quite realistic.

    I'm sure Brandon Lee thought the same thing.

    Not sure how they load them, but I imagine it's powder and paper wad only.
     
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    I'll probably end up doing it someday. I love Civil War history :o
     
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    It is. My dad used to do reenactments but just like everything else he starts, he quit doing it and sold all of his cool shit :wtc:
     
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    Honestly Civil War reenacting is straight up fucking gay these days. The shit has gone way down hill. Most of them are fucking carnivals and reminescent of that South Park episode.

    The days of the kick ass week long events are long gone.
     
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    gimme summmore schmore schnapps or I'm gonna be siiick! :rofl:
     
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    Kinda like airsoft but atleast some of the hardware is real.
     
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    I think any form of reenacting is pretty gay. It's right up there with the WOW LARPers.

    But I still do it.:hs:
     
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    Fucking Revolutionary War reenactment is what I wanna see!
     
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    I still want to buy a reproduction Enfield to play around with... and maybe even use on a hunt or two LOL
     
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    bit of an update
    http://www.local6.com/news/17588392/detail.html
    Civil War Re-enactment Shooting Prompts Investigation
    'Confederate Soldier' Shoots 'Yankee' During Celebration


    WINDSOR, Va. -- A sheriff's investigation has been launched after a 73-year-old costumed Union soldier participating in a Civil War re-enactment was shot after a pretend victory.

    VIDEO: See The Story

    Tom Lord said he had just driven the Confederate army out of a trench at the fairgrounds near Windsor on Route 258 and was celebrating when he was shot by a round from an 1860 Colt Army revolver.

    "I got hit in the shoulder and I thought somebody had hit me with a shovel," Lord told WAVY-TV. "I had just driven the Confederates out of the trench and under direction we raise our hats and say, 'Hoorah, Hoorah, Hoorah.'"

    Julian Ison, who was acting as a Confederate soldier, was told to stop after the shooting.

    "We were filming one part when we were shooting at the Union soldiers and suddenly the guy told us to stop firing because one of the Union guys actually got shot," Ison said.

    The round made a perfect hole in Lord's uniform, WAVY reported.

    "It could have killed me," Lord said.

    Lord said experienced participants know to hold their weapons at a 45-degree angle and always shoot them in the air. And, no weapons should be loaded.

    He said he'd like to see the person responsible for the shooting identified and barred from participating in future events.

    Lord said he hopes the shooting does not turn people away from participating in reenactments.

    "I'm the first one who has ever earned a Purple Heart (re-enacting)," Lord said.

    The Isle of Wight sheriff said the investigation is continuing.
     
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    'Confederate Soldier' Shoots 'Yankee' During Celebration


    WINDSOR, Va.


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    There's your answer right there :o
     
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    yea just rip open the packaged powder and throw it down the barrel. thats what we did.
    :wtc:

    weekend events were so much fun :wtc::wtc:
     

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