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Dime Cricket and Football
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Published in May of 1860, at the same time as the Ball Room Companion, this booklet explains the rules of Cricket and Football (Soccer). The book contains rules for both games because both can be played on similar field dimensions. It includes diagrams of the Cricket field and equipment, suggestions for bowling techniques, and even how to bet on the game. The football rules show a very different field than the modern pitch, and includes the suggestions that a fields should be at least 80 yards long, but should not be bigger than 200 yards long by 100 yards wide.
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I have a question I need labels for a 1859 Sharps it is a 54 caliber . I notice your labels say 52/100 caliber am I missing somthing
The Sharps labels are copies of the labels found in Echoes of Glory, Arms and Equipment of the Union page 46. Since I print all my labels, I can put 54 on there if you wish. Just mention it in the comments when you order the labels. Thanks for asking. Bob
The Sharps rifles at the time were 52 caliber. The modern reproductions are 54 to match modern made ammo.