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Old 05-14-2013, 12:42 AM   #2541
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I have a theory...
1. It was simply dashing at the time. A fashion statement, if you will.
2. My hats naturally rake a little to the side after I've been on the range, ghetto style, but only slightly. Not turned sideways, but leaning sideways. It provides the right amount of glare reducing shade on the rear sight for me while I'm in a proper cheek weld. They may have noticed this and made it a uniform standard.

My bet's on the first one.
Maybe everybody just slept with their hats on
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:45 AM   #2542
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Random Question: Why do a lot of the old cavalry hats have one side of the brim flipped up?
Same reason even a tricorn hat was worn with the front point over the left eye -- it was called the rifleman's cock. Your musket/rifle is shouldered on the left side. If you ever wore a full brimmed hat and tried "shoulder, firelock" or "shoulder, arms" you'd immediately see you'd knock your hat off otherwise...

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Same reason even a tricorn hat was worn with the front point over the left eye -- it was called the rifleman's cock. Your musket/rifle is shouldered on the left side. If you ever wore a full brimmed hat and tried "shoulder, firelock" or "shoulder, arms" you'd immediately see you'd knock your hat off otherwise...
Damn dude. So simple...
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Damn dude. So simple...
I'm waiting for C3 to way in on the subject.
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Same reason even a tricorn hat was worn with the front point over the left eye -- it was called the rifleman's cock. Your musket/rifle is shouldered on the left side. If you ever wore a full brimmed hat and tried "shoulder, firelock" or "shoulder, arms" you'd immediately see you'd knock your hat off otherwise...
Hocks got it. Try it, the rifle will hit your hat.
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Winds..... Any luck?
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Hocks got it. Try it, the rifle will hit your hat.
Yep, it sure did. My wife gave me some funny looks. :-)
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Winds..... Any luck?
No. I called him and left a voice mail. There's not much more I can do for now. I had two numbers for Axxe. A land line number and a cell phone number. I called his land line first......it's out of service. Not unusual, many people are getting rid of their land lines. His cell phone number just rang until it went to voice mail. I did text him yesterday to tell him I got a smoker for Mother's day as I know he likes to use his smoker. I didn't hear back from him and thought nothing of it. Now I'm worried.
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Re: Hat, brim turned up- Yes, due to the rifle. But do not forget the OTHER accoutrement of the Infantryman- just try it, and SEE what happens to the hat brim when you thoughtlessly "Shoulder Arms"- with a fixed BAYONET!

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No. I called him and left a voice mail. There's not much more I can do for now. I had two numbers for Axxe. A land line number and a cell phone number. I called his land line first......it's out of service. Not unusual, many people are getting rid of their land lines. His cell phone number just rang until it went to voice mail. I did text him yesterday to tell him I got a smoker for Mother's day as I know he likes to use his smoker. I didn't hear back from him and thought nothing of it. Now I'm worried.
Yeah land lines are almost useless now-a-days. I sent him a PM almost a week ago after the last time he posted. He signed in two days later but never answered or posted on ANY threads, so............ Yeah I'm pretty concerned too. I was down in his neck of the woods today.
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