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« Reply #50 on: November 30, 2017, 04:55:49 pm »

So does this mean you are definitely coming? That's Awesome!

I have confirmed that unless something completely unforeseen happens, the Gatling will be at the 2018 Grand Muster and will be a guest gun on the San Juan Hill stage. This means each participant will put one full magazine through the Gatling, mowing down as many of the stage targets as possible with it.

If you needed added incentives to make the trip to central Nebraska, I would think this would be it.

Hi, somehow I think all of us would like to get this part filmed.  Watching an old man with a gut waddling through tall grass with a Sharps ain't that picturesque, but a Gatling...

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« Reply #51 on: December 27, 2017, 04:55:35 pm »


Just made my reservations in Burwell and barring any unforeseen instances, "The Gun" should make the trip with me for this muster.  I will get together with Doug in the near future and set up a date to pick it up.  As Amy is home, for now, I'll wait a couple of weeks before bothering him.

For the gee whiz file, little sporting shop in Beloit has been stocking factory 30/40.  I reduced their inventory down to 3 boxes!!

Happy New Year!!
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« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2018, 10:45:46 pm »

I had a nice conversation with Emily at the Comstock Lodge this afternoon and made a reservation for Friday and Saturday night during the Muster. My "better half" is coming for the main match and Banquet and I didn't think she would like to bunk with Quickfire and I in his tent. As of today Emily said she has a couple of rooms left, one being the room with four single beds that a bunch of guys could get together and share.
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« Reply #53 on: January 14, 2018, 02:12:59 am »

I had a nice conversation with Emily at the Comstock Lodge this afternoon and made a reservation for Friday and Saturday night during the Muster. My "better half" is coming for the main match and Banquet and I didn't think she would like to bunk with Quickfire and I in his tent. As of today Emily said she has a couple of rooms left, one being the room with four single beds that a bunch of guys could get together and share.


Cool, be good to see her again.
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« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2018, 07:24:00 am »

I spoke with Emily yesterday and with Ira Scott's registration at the Comstock, there are only 2 rooms left. If you need one I recommend you call soon. One of the available rooms is the bunk room.
http://www.comstocklodge.com/rooms/class/bunk-room.htm
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« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2018, 01:59:04 pm »

I spoke with Emily yesterday and with Ira Scott's registration at the Comstock, there are only 2 rooms left. If you need one I recommend you call soon. One of the available rooms is the bunk room.
http://www.comstocklodge.com/rooms/class/bunk-room.htm
Who gets to sleep in the crib?

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« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2018, 03:11:36 pm »

Who gets to sleep in the crib?

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IDK, I don't think Lucas will fit and unless my son brings my grandson, your son will be the youngest one here.
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« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2018, 05:16:24 pm »

John Irons and I will be in the cabin on the hill.
We probably won't shoot the match, just enjoy the camp, do some plinking.

We are going to be Sutlers of sorts, bringing two decades worth of primitive camping stuff to sell. (We've decided our primitive camping days are behind us.)

Some wonderful things for sale:


10’ X 10’ Pyramid Tent; two opposing flap openings, sewn-in ground cloth, entrance fly w/ poles and stakes, Unused still in original shipping box. (Panther Primitives)

Folding wood cot.
Air mattress w/ period correct wool cover.
Quilted spread w/ matching pillowcase.
Indian Wars custom run field gray with blue stripes wool blanket.

Antique Hot Draft lantern.
Lantern crook.

Various folding small camp tables, chairs, etc.
Dove-tailed Camp box with fitted styrofoam cooler insert.

Set small cooking irons, uprights, crossbar, poker/lid lifter, “S” hooks, in ticking pouch.
Folding camp grill.

Tin bulk kerosene can.

Odds ’n’ ends period look containers for food or alcohol.

Grey spatterware wash tup w/ wisk scrubber.
Tin mucket.
Cooking utensils.

Cast iron can opener.
Cast iron fry pans.
Cast iron dutch oven.

Large white enameled camp coffee pot.

Bits ’n’ pieces of camp items,- knives, cloth bags, bedside candlestick w/ hand-dipped candles.

Also:
British 9-pouch bandolier. (WPG)
Custom made shooting sticks.
British 1903 Pattern Pistol belt, flap holster and belt cartridge pouch. (WPG)
French 1916 pattern bayonet frog.
British leather covered glass bottle canteen.
Union wool Sack coat, sky blue trousers, Forage kepi, belt w/ “US” plate. Trousers not hemmed.
Black leather saddlebags.  

And again, various flotsam ’n’ jetsam.



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« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2018, 09:20:28 am »

I just had to look it up...
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/flotsam-jetsam.html
"Flotsam and jetsam are terms that describe two types of marine debris associated with vessels. Flotsam is defined as debris in the water that was not deliberately thrown overboard, often as a result from a shipwreck or accident. Jetsam describes debris that was deliberately thrown overboard by a crew of a ship in distress, most often to lighten the ship's load. The word flotsam derives from the French word floter, to float. Jetsam is a shortened word for jettison."
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« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2018, 10:37:05 am »

Well, that's the traditional meaning but Flotsam and Jetsam are also the nick names given to two surfer cop characters in Joseph Wambaugh's latest Hollywood Station series of cop novels (if you've never read any of this guys stuff he's great, although you may need to understand cop personalities to really get a belly laugh out of it):

http://www.josephwambaugh.net/

Two ell's in The little Mermaid:

http://little-mermaid.wikia.com/wiki/Flotsam_and_Jetsam

And it looks like it may be a heavy metal band as well:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flotsam_and_Jetsam_(band)

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« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2018, 10:04:37 am »

John I sent a PM

I'd like to see if the French Frog might work for my Berthier bayonet scabbard

would it be like this ?


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« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2018, 11:26:29 am »

John I sent a PM

I'd like to see if the French Frog might work for my Berthier bayonet scabbard

would it be like this ?

Very, very close.

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« Reply #62 on: February 08, 2018, 04:17:42 pm »

She who must be obeyed wants to make the Nebraska trip this year!!!!  Will check to see if Shirley our nurse friend from Minnesota will make the trip down.  Rumor has it Anne's sister is going to chase us over in her car and then go to OK to see their brother in Snyder after the Muster.  Anne and I will prolly head to Montana and AK after the shooting gets done and the steel gets put away.  I hope to be there Monday or Tuesday to help set up. 

Winter Range set up starts Tuesday, I get to be Delmonico for the set up crew and cook for 70 Plus folks.   I cheat and actually buy 2 meals one pizza and the other fried chicken the rest I cook but use turkey roasters and propane camp stoves  vs dutch ovens

3 March will be finished and all the gear cleaned and stored then can start working on loads. 

Will the long range targets stand up to Silver tip Romanian 7.62 x 54 ammo or do I need to use straight fmj?
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« Reply #63 on: February 12, 2018, 01:28:31 pm »

Will the long range targets stand up to Silver tip Romanian 7.62 x 54 ammo or do I need to use straight fmj?
Nothing I've shot them with has even dimpled them. I'm sure we could find loads that would, I just haven't so far.
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« Reply #64 on: February 12, 2018, 03:13:02 pm »

Silver tip is Steel Core Light ball.  Should not be a problem.
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« Reply #65 on: February 12, 2018, 05:57:58 pm »

I've shot at them with factory .375 H & H loads, and only made marks in the paint.  That was at fifty yards, too.  You'll be fine!
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« Reply #66 on: February 16, 2018, 01:06:55 pm »

The registrations are starting to roll in. We've received several from new shooters and a couple from folks who've missed a couple of years.
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« Reply #67 on: March 08, 2018, 09:55:21 am »

Registration form available at GAF website

http://www.grandarmyofthefrontier.org/images/GAF%20Muster%20Registration%202018.pdf

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« Reply #68 on: March 09, 2018, 12:04:04 pm »

Check is in the Mail, should arrive Tuesday for RV spot at your Dad's Available Wed to help set up, if you need me a day earlier let me know.  I could go direct to farm on tuesday early afternoon to help then drag trailer to your dads

Will have 3 Camp Followers Anne (She who must be obeyed) Shirley both of whom many of you met 2 years ago and Anne's sister Linda
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« Reply #69 on: March 10, 2018, 02:08:06 pm »

Reservations at the Wildlife Inn.  Check and registration in the mail.  Miss Red will shoot this year!
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« Reply #70 on: March 27, 2018, 01:38:19 pm »

Mailed my entry yesterday, will be arriving Wed. 27 afternoon. will bring UTV.
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« Reply #71 on: March 27, 2018, 02:22:26 pm »

Whiskey looks plenty salty with a Long Tom.
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« Reply #72 on: March 27, 2018, 02:45:15 pm »

We're looking like we'll be close to 50 this year.
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« Reply #73 on: March 30, 2018, 04:18:38 pm »

Looks like my friend Ron Jones of Lincoln is coming up to help me.  He's off work till after the muster, but he hobbled in the other night and bought his lottery tickets on his new knee.

I'll have him bring his Tommy hatchets and stuff in case anyone wants to learn or play with them.


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« Reply #74 on: March 30, 2018, 04:22:12 pm »

Oh, in case he wins the big one can a C-130 be landed at the Sargent airport?

We're still trying to decide if he should buy or just charter, Mary his wife says she's cool with it as long as we get a proper pilot in case Lucy their Basset Hound wants to tag along. Grin
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