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« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2009, 02:50:43 pm »

Well, got some more done, a shot on the way up on Highway 11:



Got there about dark and unloaded, this was the view:





I lit a lantern, and went to work on a hunk of corned beef and some coffee:







Rain in the night dampened things:



But was got going again right after daylight:





After finishing cooking with cabbage and tators it was good:



Salt Crick Rick watching the gravy for supper:



Troops kept showing up, some in civies:





The fire was kept going in to guide in late arrivals:



Morning was chilly:





But the work in the kitchen went on:









Evening after supper found the troops pretty much staying in the barracks because of cold weather:









Checking a fancy weather device it was decided that it might be gettin' white outside:



New device was accurate:



Breakfast was a bit late, but was sausage and scambled eggs and bacon to fuel the troops well for the cold, despite an accident where several eggs were lost, and more had to be cracked:





Rick prepared the noon bacon and beans:



The kitchen became a sloppy mess:



But dinner was ready for the troops when the returned:



Five dutch ovens were filled with roast and veggies for supper:



And the sundown was great:



The troops retired to the barracks after supper for prizes:















Because of tactial planning in the barrarks till the wee hours of the morning, the cooks slept a bit late and instead of hash, the pot roast was rewarmed for breakfast, and the noon meal started, which because of the cold required the lard and flour to be warmed a bit:





Salt Crick Rick cleaned some of the gear before leaving:



Despite the weather looking bad, the commissary dept was able to make it home with just a bit of ice stuck to the side of the wagon:

 

A very fun trip.







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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2009, 06:14:13 pm »

Great pictures Del.  Mebbe next year you'll get to make yer bubble an squeak.
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« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2009, 06:18:53 pm »

Awsome pictures.
Thank you
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« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2009, 06:35:46 pm »

Awsome pictures.
Thank you

I still have yer coffee pot, let me know when yer gonna be to town, fire ring was a big help and the extra pot worked out good also.
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« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2009, 08:10:49 pm »

And a great time was had by all. Was delighted to receive the Grand Muster Challenge Silver Plate for the Division of Missouri. How was that Windy City Joe? A great big "Well done." goes to the members of our Division: Sgt Drydock, Windy City Joe, Pony Express and Capt. Montgomery Little. With awards for Iron Trooper (Sgt Drydock), various 1st-3rd place positions in side shooting events and 1st thru 3rd in unifrom competition, the points mounted up and we are proud to have the "Plate" in our possession.
It will be at the MO State Shoot at Branson, MO, Oct 22-25 and the NCOWS Convention in March 2010 as a recruiting tool. If you are going to be there, shoot in uniform and come visit the Gripmaker tent to see it and here more about the Muster.
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« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2009, 08:29:05 am »

All I can say is WOW! What a time it was out there living at historical Fort Hartsuff and seeing all that fine shooting.

A few instances I witnessed are the 211 yard pistol shot with a 7 1/2" SAA executed by Capt "Gripmaker" Little. Texas Sarge with Scooters H&R M1873 trapdoor carbine and M.T. Brass with an M1873 Winchester got dialed in and each made two hits on the 211 yard target.

I was left in a state of shock when Dalton Masterson swept clean the final set of pistol targets with a black powder loaded single action-ONE HANDED RAPID FIRE! It was like something they do in a Clint Eastwood western with trick photography and sound effects! Absolutely amazing, thumb bustin' at it's finest.

I cut my hand and Salt Crick Rick, a former Navy Corpsman, rendered immediate first aid. Some things never change, like the Docs helping Marines.

I think the cooks, Del and Salt Crick Rick, were the hardest workers out there, providing delicious and authentic chow that thickened my blood- thinned from years of living in the South. The cold probably would have done me in if not for them.

A special thanks to River City John for recruiting me and also to Ned Neiderlander for advice on hand position on the bolt handle of the Krag. My fingers sometimes hit the magazine in rapid fire until Ned provided me with expert advice on bolt handle grip some months back.

And once again, congratulations to the 2009 Iron Trooper, Col. Drydock and thanks for all the quick answers on GAF weapons.

It was pleasantly surprising that people were so friendly and quick to talk to me, treating me as a part of this great organization, me being a new guy and all.

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« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2009, 09:56:01 am »

It was an absolute pleasure to watch Charles Isaac work that Krag.  Now I  might do a few other things things just fast enough to stay with him, (for now) but I don't think there's a better man with a Krag Jorgenson in his hands, than Charles Isaac USMC.  Grin
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« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2009, 11:31:14 am »

Lets see if I can manage to paste the scores.
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Sparky Black   999002   NE   478.07
Scruffy Skippy   999003   NE   516.69
Capt. D. C. Case   999000   MN   617.49
Cactus Rope    475            IL     1041.6
Wolf   999001                    NE   2357.3
         
Scout, Black Powder
M.T. Brass             721        NE   333.41
Dalton Masterson     477          NE   514.24
         
Milspec Single Shot, Smokless Powder
Cherry Lake Jake   471          MN   711.49
Capt. Mack             655          TX   994.72
Pitspitr             147           NE   1034.9
Kit Peak Kid     493     SD   1054.8
Windy City Joe     621    MO   1333.8
         
Milspec Single Shot, Black Powder
Texas Sarge      442   TX   854.56
Rattlesnake Jack     320   Alberta    960.54
River City John      275   NE   1130.3
         
Milspec Repeating Rifle, Smokless
Lt. Col. Drydock        19       MO   443.22
Charles Isaac      660   NC   455.63
Col. Diamond      326   KS   628.64
Pony Express      713   MO   723.66
Shalako Al              348   IA   923.54
Scooter              445   TX   958.01
Ned Neiderlander      449   NE   2340.1
         
Milspec Repeating Rifle, BP
Curly LaGrande      490   MN   1028.5
         
Militia
Shamrock              448   IL   2674.4
         
Lady Milspec Repeating Rifle, Smokless
Cherry Lake Kate    489   MN   921.79
         
Infantry
Dusty Tagalon        74   IA   361.53
         
Bufflao Scout
Kanza Kurt              476   NE   1367.4
         
Staff Officer
Capt. Montgomery Little  346   MO   884.07
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« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2009, 12:50:17 pm »

Thanks to all for a great Muster and providing the snow.  Congrats. to all the winners. We are excited to host the Muster in TEXAS next year and are looking forward to some exciting stages.     By the way.......Rattlesnake Jack.....I have your Cape.   I will send it to you if you give me a mailing address.   So long till we meet in TEXAS next year.
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« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2009, 01:10:15 pm »

Hi-South Dakota was present and accounted for as well.
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« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2009, 01:45:48 pm »

Yep, and I already miss that NE weather.  It's 96 deg back home in CenTX today.

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« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2009, 07:17:41 pm »

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It will be at the MO State Shoot at Branson, MO, Oct 22-25 and the NCOWS Convention in March 2010 as a recruiting tool. If you are going to be there, shoot in uniform and come visit the Gripmaker tent to see it and here more about the Muster.

If you can get away one more weekend, bring it up to C.O.W.S.' Hanging Tree Shootout this Sunday!
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« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2009, 07:23:09 pm »

Gonna be there Pony?  I'll be coming, Fingers has approved the GAF class for Hanging Tree this year!  Bring the Krag an we'll have us a match!
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« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2009, 08:15:37 pm »

I was wondering about the stages.

Does the GAF have recommended distances for the tagets? What was used at the Muster?

How many stages, and what was the pistol/ rifle round count?

Garry Owen!
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« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2009, 10:15:53 pm »

Any more pictures?  I regret to say I didn't get any!
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« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2009, 10:29:32 pm »

I do have quite a few pics, but havent had a good chance to get them up yet.
Freeda Bee Mee thanks all of you for getting me out of the house for the Muster. While I was gone, they came down with the flu, so with me being gone, I am healthy enough to take care of both her and Pooper Trooper. Thus, not much time for pics. I will definately try to get them up this weekend tho.
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« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2009, 10:41:53 pm »

Pony Express,  Wouold love to be there but I had to beg off of the Kansas State Shoot that same weekend due to gas line problems at the house we are restoring. Would rather miss a shoot than watch fire shoot out of the ground as it winds its way towards a high-dollar investment. Still planning to be at Branson next week. Hope it is warm as I kinda miss those 90s in October
in South Texas. Not about to miss Muster 2010.
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« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2009, 12:14:55 am »

Greetings, All!

Just arrived home about two hours ago, after a very leisurely return trip with overnight stops in Valentine NE, Rapid City SD, Sheridan WY, and Great Falls MT ...

Too tired at present to try getting any pictures up tonight ....Will try to do so tomorrow,

Had a great time again, as usual!
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« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2009, 07:14:42 am »

I was wondering about the stages.

Does the GAF have recommended distances for the tagets? What was used at the Muster?

How many stages, and what was the pistol/ rifle round count?

Garry Owen!

There were ten stages planned, but by mutual agreement due to the weather we only shot four on Saturday and but two on Sunday. The range was about 5 miles+ or so from Ft. Hartsuff, and we went back to the Fort for lunch each day to warm up and fill bellies, which also ate up time in the middle of the day. Everything seemed to take a little longer to get going, we were all moving in slow motion.

Seems the pistol targets ranged from 5 yds. to 20 yds., and the rifle probably 25 yds. to 50 yds., with an occaisional long shot of maybe 200 yds. thrown in.

Figure 10 pistol and ten to 15 rifle per stage. Some stages had targets to earn bonus points off your time score, and a few had interesting actions, like fixing bayonet and stabbing an enemy (had to wipe blade on the foe or be penalized), or carrying a wounded man with you as you worked through the stage.

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« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2009, 07:22:38 pm »

PICTURES!  PLEEEEEEEZZZZZE?   Grin
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« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2009, 09:56:47 pm »

Mikey says he is going to edit this weekend the 300+ pictures from the Muster and then post the first of next week. He was telling me how he is arranging them and it sounds interesting...a veritable slideshow.
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« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2009, 10:04:57 pm »

I hope he got some good dirty pictures! Wink You know, the good ones with flames and blackpowder shooters!

I will try to get some of mine on tomorrow sometime.

I have a video of Charles Isaac shooting his Krag, if he will allow me to post it. Its him shooting the stage with the long range bonus.
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« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2009, 10:40:33 pm »

Here are the first of my pictures .....

I didn't even get my camera out of Friday during the side matches and Wild Bunch stages .... so I have no pictures showing the very nice conditions which prevailed as we enjoyed those events ....   Cry

Saturday morning was an entirely different story .....  Shocked ....


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« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2009, 10:44:58 pm »

Notwithstanding the conditions, we proceeded to have some fun and s=do some shootin' ......

Texicans were enjoying themselves with more than just snow angels, you'll note .....


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« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2009, 11:13:07 pm »

I hope he got some good dirty pictures! Wink You know, the good ones with flames and blackpowder shooters!

I will try to get some of mine on tomorrow sometime.

I have a video of Charles Isaac shooting his Krag, if he will allow me to post it. Its him shooting the stage with the long range bonus.
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Go ahead and post it Dalton. I'll get to relive my futile attempt at the 211 and I think I did an unnecessary eject with the New Army on that one!

I tried to get some pics of flame from the black powder guns, but couldn't quite catch it.
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