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    Muley Gil is offline
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    Somewhere, I have a West Point rain coat that I bought over thirty years old. That being said, these are rain coats based on the great coat pattern and I don't believe they were available in the 1860s. Several of my teammates and I bought rain capes from South Union Mills and they are based on an actual cape from the War of Northern Aggression. These work quite well.

    http://www.southunionmills.com/rain-cape-rubberized-cloth/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou Lou Lou View Post
    I toyed with the idea of having my VMI raincoat copied in China
    Seriously?

    Don't be insulted Lou, but I don't want anything made in China. Just because it's cheap doesn't make it a bargain.

    Barry Selzner

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    I have one of the West Point Raincoats also, had it at least 30 yrs. Used to come in handy when I was a skirmisher, on Duck Days.

    On another note........look at the latest import from our great friend China.

    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob FreemanWBR View Post
    This AM I received the below response from the eBay vendor who is selling the all-familiar "period" rain coats used for skirmishing.



    Hi, Thanks so much for sharing with your group! I actually got these through the state of SC and they came from the Citadel.
    So, I am afraid that I don't actually have a source for more of them. These are the last ones I have.




    So... DON'T wait if you want/need one of these staples to your kit!


    Perhaps if we have any Alums from the Citadel in the N-SSA, they could help to find a potential source of supply???
    Bought one, superfast shipping. Now I just need to replace those pesky SC buttons with good Union eagles
    Daryl Noonan
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