Sunday, April 11, 2010
Back in 2006, I was contracted to repair a bunch of brown bess muskets for a local re-enactment group. Since these muskets would have been used in the TV show "sharp", I suggest you open a different window, and play this tune while you are clicking on and "embiggening" these cool pictures of the inner workings of the famous brown bess.
That would be Jock White, the RSM of the 48th highlanders.
An instrumental version of Over the Hills and far away.
and this version of "over the hills and far away" is pretty stunning.
A little more upbeat than usual....
Above, we are drilling the touch holes out to 3/32nds. They came with a 1/16th hole, which fouled within three shots. Better now.
Why Bill doesn't wear white tee shirts. (got tired of being mistaken for the Michelin Man)
I'll leave you with this version from Switzerland's "Top Secret Drum Corps". Not their best, but a good introduction to the sport....