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Regimental Badge

65th (2nd Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment of Foot

Regimental Badge

Equipment List and Suppliers

Here is a list for recruits, or anyone interested in setting up a British Army re-enactment unit of this period, detailing approximate cost and preferred suppliers. Where there is only one supplier listed, that supplier is the only one with the exact correct item.

Many of the items can be sourced from the US. If you are lucky enough to go to a Civil War re-enactment, you can buy direct from sutlers there. You will save a lot, especially by not paying import duties on leather items.

Right, time to get tough !! - At the moment we do not quite live up to these standards ourselves, but we are endeavoring to get there.

Arms

Item

Cost (in $NZ)

Available from

Required

Enfield Rifle musket, 3 band, pattern 1853

$930

$1180 for "defarbed" rifle

Any supplier in the US - 

Best one is the Armi Sport model. These are an accurate copy of the interchangeable Model 3, whereas the others are of the Model 4 (which weren't used here, but almost all converted to Sniders).

The best rifle can be obtained from The Company Quartermaster - they supply "defarbed" Armi Sports with correct markings, sling swivels, screw escutcheons, etc for a Birmingham Small Arms contract model (but will not ship out of the US).

The Euroarms and Parker Hales must be defarbed to turn them into Model 3:

  • strip off the varnish and apply boiled linseed oil
  • replace the barrel bands (available from Fair Oaks Sutler.)
  • replace the upper sling swivel
  • replace lower sling swivel and screw escutcheons (if you want a BSA contract - don't change the escutcheons for a L.A. Co.)

Lodgewood Mfg can also supply all these Enfield parts, plus lock plates etc.

yes

bayonet

50 - 70

The socket and locking ring on the repro bayonets will need to be blued.

but - The NZ Police in their wisdom, have declared this a restricted weapon, and you must obtain an import permit from the Police before ordering !!

 yes

scabbard

80

 C & D Jarnigan Co. - British Enfield scabbard with pinned tip. yes

muzzle stopper

10 - 25

or anyone else who stocks the tompion with the cork body and brass top.

 yes

snap cap with chain

40

 yes

Enfield nipple wrench

  • 50
  • 120

- you must grind off the spring cramp (and blue the bare metal) on the sergeant's tool to make it the tool issued to privates

optional

Oil Bottle

40

O'Dea & Company Military Equipments

 

Clothing

Boots - Blucher boots

340

  • Missouri Boot & Shoe Company - They will make a special order (non-catalog item) of the correct British Army boots, even with the right pattern of hobnails. See photo.
  • 1860 British Army boots are also available from Bainbridge Bootmakers - but cost about $1000 !!
 yes

Chaco

350

privately made - contact me

optional

Trowsers, navy blue

190

The Sutler's Store   yes

Tunic – red, parade

700-1200

Contact me

optional

Great coat

50

locally made from grey blankets

optional

Accoutrements

Bag, ball, black (1855 pattern)

125

yes

Belt, waist, buff

50
110

yes
Regimental belt buckle, for waist belt 100 Contact me yes

Canteen, with strap

50

Contact me yes

Frog, bayonet, buff

45

Military History Workshop yes

Havresack

10

Contact me yes

50 round Enfield Cartridge box

  • 65
  • 250
yes

Cap Pouch, buff

30

yes

Sling, musket, buff

30

Military History Workshop yes

Necessaries

Boot Blacking

?

any modern shoe polish yes

Braces (Americans call them suspenders) - must be canvas with no elastic

45

C & D Jarnigan Co.

optional

Brass button

?

  optional

Brush - brass cleaning

?

  optional

Brush – clothes

?

  optional

Brush – shaving

?

any wooden or bone brush with natural bristles optional

Brushes - shoe X 2

?

  optional

Comb, wooden or bone

10

optional

Holdall

20

Contact me optional

Knapsack

?

Military History Workshop optional

Knife, fork (three pronged), spoon

40

spoon - second hand shops - must be one with "shoulders"

yes - if you want to eat

Mitts (black wool) - fingerless

10

Doyles Camping Supplies optional

Razor and case

?

Antiques shops optional

Shirts, British army "ticking"

115

 

300

Dixie Gun Works - WD marked British contract shirt supplied to Confederates (don't seem to stock them now)

CJ Daley Historical Reproductions Inc

yes

Socks, worsted

15.95

"Norsewear" white wool socks - Doyles Camping Supplies - but remove the elastic yes

Sponge

10

Art supply shop, etc optional

Stock and clasp (worn with tunic only)

5

Contact me yes, with tunic

Straps for greatcoat X 2

20

Military History Workshop optional

Tin, mess

100

Contact me optional

Mess tin cover and strap

10

Military History Workshop optional

Towels X 2

?

  optional

Soap

*

  optional

white shoe crème (a matte paste) - in lieu of pipeclay

7

shoe repair shops yes

Account book, small

30

Contact me optional

Bible and prayer book

?

?  

Additional

Cap, forage (Kilmarnock)

120

Burns Battle Bonnets yes

brass regimental numerals

15

Contact me yes

bugle badge

15

Contact me yes

Jacket, fatigue - navy blue

150

Contact me yes

Blanket – buff

?

  optional

Blanket, waterproof ("gum blanket")

80

optional

Clay pipe

8

Contact me optional

Of course, equipment changed over the period. Here are some List of Changes, mostly regarding rifles, ammunition haversacks, waistbelts and expense pouches.

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Updated 7 October, 2008