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2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« on: October 06, 2008, 10:48:35 am »
I'm going to start a thread with pictures of the Muster. I hope anyone else with good photos will share some of them here. I pretty much only got pictures on Friday.


Lt., Major, Col. Matt Lewis orders reinforcements to the parapet


Ned Niederlander spots for Major Matt Lewis in the long range rifle side match


Col. Rattlesnake Jack Robson


Col. Capt. Montgomery Little


Sgt. Major Texas Sarge Spotting in the long range rifle


Range owner/host Steffan Baker in the wild bunch match


Breakfast at the barracks


Sunday lunch at the Baker house
« Last Edit: October 07, 2008, 06:32:10 am by Pitspitr »
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Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008, 11:09:43 am »
Bvt Col Pitspitr,

I would like to have your permission to use on the GAF web site any or all of the Grand Muster photos displayed on the "Barracks".

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Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2008, 11:11:59 am »
By all means. Use any of my photos you want
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Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008, 11:38:09 am »
Great shots!  Thanks for sharing/posting, Col. Pitspitr!!!!
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Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008, 12:07:29 pm »

Our Department Commander at the Ball Friday in his interpretation as a local Buffler hunter and scout, "Little Buckshot" Conrad Wentworth. "Scruffy Skippy" seated on right.



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"Windy City Joe", "Curly LaGrande", "Cherry Lake Jake", "Cherry Lake Kate"



"Bow View Haymaker", "Shalako Al", "Major Matt Lewis" timing "Cherry Lake Kate", "Scooter" on the far right, and a gentleman I did not catch the name. Which I regret because he was great to shoot with and even politely laughed at my jokes.



"Dusty Tagalong" demonstrating how to tickle with a pitchfork.



Steffan and family also prepared and served lunch Saturday. Thanks, Dad, for the rabbit ears. :D



The Enlisted Men's Barracks where we all stayed. I have a lot of interior shots of the Barracks, but unfortunately there seem to be a lot of old men in their underwear standing about, so I will forgo printing them. Others I will have to do some doctoring because the light level was very low and they are very dark.



"Rattlesnake Jack" in action with his .577 Martini-Henry.



"Dusty Tagalong" and "Megan O'Ruckus". "Guns Garrett"'s campaign hat is seen behind his lovely bride's head. Wish I had checked the shot and shifted everyone.



The infamous bonus rifle target from the hill. Look for the faint red target at the base of the tree line above the left shoulder rank bar on "Curly"'s buckskin coat.


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Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2008, 12:43:22 pm »
Thanks for posting John.

Here is a line drawing of the original "Little Buckshot" Conrad Wentworth
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Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2008, 01:10:28 pm »
Looks like I have the honor to post the first photos of the new "Iron Trooper Medal" that the Brigade Champion earns. They are solid silver including the clasp. Rattlesnake Jack took home the 2008 medal.

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Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008, 02:10:24 pm »
OK, I'm a year behind, I thought it was 2008. ;D

Later today I shoud have some, have more, but was tired last night. ;)
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Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2008, 02:30:50 pm »
Well Del, I guess if we can go back in time, we can go forward too ;D

     Great pics, I gotta get ta one of these events maself.  Looks like big fun.


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Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2008, 02:46:53 pm »
OK, I'm a year behind, I thought it was 2008. ;D

Yeah, yeah, yeah. :-[

Well, you see, I'm already planning for the 2009 muster and I was thinking about it when I started this post.

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Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2008, 03:19:00 pm »
Yeah, yeah, yeah. :-[

Well, you see, I'm already planning for the 2009 muster and I was thinking about it when I started this post.



Tiz what I thought: ;D
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2008, 03:26:35 pm »
I'll get some more worked on and up-loaded tonight:























Oh and while the troops were off on patrol, the cooks fed themselves and also park personal:



Excuse the plate, only us and the cheese steak knew. ;D

Didn't know about delivery service, so we made our own:



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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2008, 05:03:59 pm »
Delmonico,

Them is some good lookin' eats you got prepared. ;D

I sure would like to use some or all of them photos on the GAF Web site.

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2008, 05:06:13 pm »


"Col. Pitsptr" and "Ned Niederlander" observing.



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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2008, 05:19:49 pm »
Dang Captain, I sure am glad you got a picture or 2 of my buckskin jacket and tht "Fine" folding campaign hat. I think those are the only 2 pictures I have of them together.
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2008, 05:32:29 pm »
Dang Captain, I sure am glad you got a picture or 2 of my buckskin jacket and tht "Fine" folding campaign hat. I think those are the only 2 pictures I have of them together.

And if it would have rained, you would not have the hat. ;D
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Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2008, 08:23:14 pm »
GREAT photos!  ;D
I am curious about this photo:

What are the other two medals being worn?  ???

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Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2008, 08:25:44 pm »
The white ribboned medal is a GAF 3rd Place finish in a Muster Event and the Red and White one is for an NCOWS Nationals placing I believe.

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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2008, 09:22:48 pm »
The NCOWS medal was chosen to replace another GAF medal won- I believe, awarded the second Muster. Those were the medals that were practically dinner plate size, if you remember. They just do not look right on a uniform, so as the Muster was conducted under NCOWS rules in the beginning it was an appropriate substitution.

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2008, 07:30:21 am »
Great pictures.

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2008, 08:10:45 am »
Slim, I wish you could have been up there with us. It was a long drive for me. I thought about not going because of the pain in my shoulder from the shingles. Then I thought I might not get another chance to go. Now that I'm an Ol' retired Cop, my schedule is pretty flexible now. I just backed my ears and went for it. I was goin' to spend the night in Kansas and then drive in the second day. I could not lock the bed cover on my truck so I just kept drivin. I got out to the turnoff about 0300. I slept in the truck till 0500. I went back to Ord and went through the drive through at Micky Dee's. I got a big Coffee and a sausage bisquit. I went back out to the Fort and unloaded the truck. Texas Sarge and Scooter(the other two Texans) were the only ones in the Barracks. Del got there Thurday afternoon. Everyone got there Thrusday night and Friday morning. Stayin' in the Barracks was a Blast. I didn't suffer any withdrawl from lack of Laptop or TV. We could use a good Shower area out there.
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2008, 02:58:38 pm »
I have some more:













































Oscar and I on the road:



And who could forget the road constrution: ;D



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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2008, 05:26:01 pm »

AND A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!!!

Weather was wonderful, fellow shooters were polite, helpful and down-right fine Ladies and Gentleman. It has been quite a few years since I have seen such enjoyable fotos, food and fellowship (not to mention Stephan's home-built WW I  courrier's motor
cycle).  Steelhorse,  start planning right now for next year as I am sure we can get you from western IL. on to Nebrasky.

The greatest surprise was gas in KC at $2.84(only saw this at one station) and $3.05 in Grand Island and then to get home to $2.76 in Carthage. 

Just one word to the wise for all you future Muster shooters: After shooting a longrange match, be sure to reset you sights before going on the a regular stage. It helps on the hit/miss ratio (or should that be miss/hit ratio?). Anyways, check your equipment before an engagement.

Will also ask Bro Bob to post pics from his camera to this site.  DID YOU SEE THAT BOB?

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2008, 06:51:11 pm »
Lawdy Del.  That pizza made me hongry!!

Great pics folks.  One of these days I'll be able to make it out there.
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