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Title: T - 5 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 05, 2007, 09:34:17 am
Just an early announcement for those of you who need to put in for time off by the first of the year. Next year's Grand Muster will be held October 3-5 At Fort Hartsuff Nebraska.

Housing will be available in the restored 1875 enlisted man's barracks but is limited to the first 40 registrants. If there are any ladies who would like to stay at Fort Hartsuff we may be able to put them up in the hospital or the laundress quarters. There is also limited primative camping at the range sight. Be sure to bring your wives even if they don't want to stay at the fort. We plan to have a period "hop" folowing the banquet Saturday evening.

Delmonico is once again slated to provide the meals.

The "Battle Rifle" class is highly encouraged (but not required) as pistol caliber rounds tend to peter out at the range that at least one shot will be attempted.

This will be a unique shoot with stages based on little known and obscure plains Indian War Period fights. At this point I'm not sure about side matches but I expect have at least  a wild buntch stage as a side match.

I plan to be available to give a guided tour of Fort Hartsuff sometime during the weekend and to make time for participants to tour the fort on their own.

For Photos of the Fort and range site see the links below

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,14741.0.html (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,14741.0.html)

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,14573.0.html (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,14573.0.html)

More information will be available as the time draws nearer.

Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on October 05, 2007, 10:24:16 am
Thank you for the advanced notice, Sir.

Slim
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on October 05, 2007, 01:43:45 pm
Sounds good to me.  The farther the date is from July-August the better chance I have that I won't be called to remain in the area to brief Congress, the Secretary of the Navy, etc. 

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF

Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Bristow Kid on October 05, 2007, 05:48:28 pm
Thanks for the notice.  I plan on making the trip if all goes well between now and then.   it sounds like it will be a good time.

Bristow Kid
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 06, 2007, 09:27:19 am
Sounds good to me.  The farther the date is from July-August the better chance I have that I won't be called to remain in the area to brief Congress, the Secretary of the Navy, etc. 
Glad to hear it General! We scheduled it that way just for you ;)

Actually the further away from the tourist season the better everyone will like it at the fort, both from the park staff, and from the GAF perspectives.

Thanks for the notice.  I plan on making the trip if all goes well between now and then.   it sounds like it will be a good time.

Glad to hear you're going to try and come too Kid. I look forward to shooting with you again. Will you be shooting a real man's cartridge; like say, oh maybe a .50-70 or something like that next year?  ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on October 06, 2007, 11:06:16 am
What is the entry fee and where do I send it in order to reserve a place in the barracks? ;D
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 06, 2007, 12:22:48 pm
Entry Fees have yet to be determined, but will probably be about the same as the Dept. of the MO shoot last spring. We may have to charge slightly more though, as Delmonico will be feeding us more meals. Registration will most likely be sent to me, but let's not get in a hurry for that just yet. Rest assured though, I'll make sure you have a bed in the barracks John.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Bristow Kid on October 06, 2007, 04:06:11 pm
Pitspitr,

I would truely like to shoot a so called "Man's Cartriage".  But I would hate to break someone elses targets when I hit them. ;D ;D ;D  Besides with the way I buy guns ya never know what I'll have next year.  I did find a mini replica firing cannon for sale on the net.  Would that be big enough for ya. ;D ;D ;D 

Bristow Kid
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 06, 2007, 04:13:47 pm
Pard, you may have one already and just don't know it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,yet. ;D

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,17077.0.html
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on October 07, 2007, 03:54:21 pm
Is this the national muster like you had in Ackly Iowa recently. 
I really wanted to make the one last summer at fort hartrstuff. 
I'm marking my calender.
Can I come as a civlian "haymaker" to supply hay for the troops horses? 
What all classes do you have to shoot in?  is it SASS or NCOWS or both or niether or both plus?
lookin' forward to it already.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on October 07, 2007, 05:38:14 pm
Yes
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Mustang Gregg on October 07, 2007, 07:01:15 pm
Sounds like a GREAT match you have planned in a GREAT location!!!
I will be there unless duty calls.
Lemme know what you need for assistance.

Respectfully,
Ltc MG
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Drydock on October 07, 2007, 11:53:00 pm
For Haymaker:

These are meant to be GAF classes at a GAF only match, like a regional or National Muster. GAF classes are Rifle based, not handgun as per SASS and NCOWs.  Mode of hangun operation is considered irrelivant based on the use of one gun and reloading.  All weapons shall start with no more than 5 rounds loaded.  Reloads are unlimited.  As a technical limitation, no loading aids (Stripper Clips, moon clips, etc.) shall be used.

Much of this is based on the concepts as put forth in the "Battle Rifle" standards.  THese are all 2 gun (rifle and pistol) unless specificaly stated.  Please review the "Battle Rifle" entry. 

 Handguns shall be Milspec, or of demonstrated military usage, related in period to the rifle used. "Scout" classes are restricted to Single Action Revolvers.

Those wishing to use C&Bs may use more than one revolver/cylinder, but will have to cap on the clock in liu of reloading.

All Calibers in the Milspec class will be milspec, with case by case exemptions granted.  (Example: a properly outfitted Winchester 95 carbine in .30-06 may be accepted in liu of the Milspec .30 US caliber)

All calibers will be loaded to CAS spec.  Rifle calibers will be all lead, no more than 405 grains lead at no more than 1400 FPS. Calibers greater than .501 may use up to a 480 grain bullet. Gas checks may be used at the Match directors discretion on rifle calibers of .32 or less.  (Call Ahead!)  Hangun calibers all lead at no more than 1000 fps.  Further requirements for minimum pistol loadings are under discussion and may be implimented should need be.

Handgun Calibers in "Scout" classes ( Scout, Buffalo Scout and Forager Scout) will have a minmum bore diameter of .357.

For purposes here, Spencers are considered "Repeaters," not lever actions. Winchester 95s are also considered "Repeaters".  "Lever actions" utilize underbarrel magazines.

1-Milspec Repeating Rifle, smokeless powder.
2-Milspec Repeating Rifle, Black Powder.
(combine if numbers warrent)

3-Milspec Single Shot, Smokeless Powder.
4-Milspec Single Shot, Black Powder.
(Combine if Numbers warrent)

5-Militia-Lever action, rifle calibers.

6-Scout- Lever action, pistol calibers, single action revolvers.

7-Staff Officer- Handgun only, Milspec or of documented Military use in the Victorian era.  No loading aids.
8-Infantry-Milspec rifle only.
9-Buffalo Scout- Single shot hunting rifles (no ejectors), single action revolver.
10-Forager Scout- Single shot (ejectors allowed) double barrel (No ejectors) or lever action shotgun, single action revolver. (Bummer class!)

For those wanting a Spencer class, If you think about it, BP repeater will most likely be just that.

Note we often refer to hanguns, not single action revolvers.  It means just that.  That they should be related in PERIOD to the rifle used in the Milspec classes gives a great deal of flexibility.  MILSPEC classes will be shot in accordance with Battle Rifle Standards

Classes may be combined at the Match directors discretion should numbers warrent.  Any class may be devided by powder type should numbers warrent

You may PM me with any questions.  Drydock



Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on October 12, 2007, 05:47:05 am
I thought that you still had a class for the SASS standard guns.
2 single agtion revolvers, Pistol caliber levder gun with tube magazine and a shotgun. 
or even 1 revolver and the levergun.  Am I mistakin?
Or is it Just the Scout class? 
I don't have a uniform but figger' I'n a civilian contractor supplyin' hay for the troops horses. 
Not really a Scout.
I do have an .45-70 H & R Handi -rifle.  Does t fit anywere?  Probably not.
either way it sounds like a great time and somthig different form the nomal cowboy shoot
thanks
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 12, 2007, 06:12:07 am
Sounds like the scout class should work for you. (It was the largest class this year)

Who knows, we may even have a HAY field fight stage just for you ;)
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Will Dearborn on October 12, 2007, 09:37:30 am
Bah!  I'd LOVE to come...sign me up!

Wait....

My wedding is on the 11th and I cain't see the wife lettin' me outta her sight that close.

Sorry fellas.  I'll be there in spirit.  ;)

Long days and pleasant nights,
Will
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 12, 2007, 10:42:32 am
My wedding is on the 11th and I cain't see the wife lettin' me outta her sight that close.

Bring her with you! We need women to dance with at the ball. Mine will be there.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 12, 2007, 10:48:49 am


Who knows, we may even have a HAY field fight stage just for you ;)

It's bacon and beans most every day, we'd a soon be eatin' prairie hay. ;D
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on October 12, 2007, 08:18:06 pm
I thought that you still had a class for the SASS standard guns.
2 single agtion revolvers, Pistol caliber levder gun with tube magazine and a shotgun. 
or even 1 revolver and the levergun.  Am I mistakin?
Or is it Just the Scout class? 
I don't have a uniform but figger' I'n a civilian contractor supplyin' hay for the troops horses. 
Not really a Scout.
I do have an .45-70 H & R Handi -rifle.  Does t fit anywere?  Probably not.
either way it sounds like a great time and somthig different form the nomal cowboy shoot
thanks


Haymaker,

GAF shooting categories are based on the rifle.  We have several categories that use military-specification rifles, but we also realize that many of our members (and those just interested in attending the Grand Muster), don't have such a firearm and would like to use their standard CAS rifles and pistols.

Consequently, our Scout category is designed for those who have a pistol-caliber lever action rifle and a single-action pistol.  Even though it is called the "Scout" category, you don't have to be a "Scout" to shoot it, any more than you have to be a militiaman to shoot in the Militia Category (which uses a rifle-caliber lever action rifle).  The category names have nothing to do with your alias or persona.

US Scout
GAF, Commanding
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Drydock on October 12, 2007, 11:09:42 pm
Haymaker, you are equipped to shoot in 2 classes.  "Scout" uses a pistol caliber lever action and a single action revolver.  "Buffalo Scout" uses a single shot hunting rifle and a single action revolver.   You can shoot the latter with your H&R if you disable the ejector.  None of the "Scout" classes have any Uniform requirements.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on October 13, 2007, 11:29:33 pm
Thanks Guys,
I'm markin' my calender.

Can the qualification be shot with these same guns?

Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 14, 2007, 09:27:13 am
Yes, and no. The pistols and lever rifle should be fine, but we don't have a qualification for the shotgun. I checked the approved list for the H&R but didn't find it on the list so I just can't allow it for the marksmanship qualification. If you want to shoot it in the postal shoot I'll allow it and as MAA Drydock said it'd be approved for the buffalo scout class at the muster.

Here's a link to the approved list.
http://www.grandarmyofthefrontier.org/gunslist.htm#H (http://www.grandarmyofthefrontier.org/gunslist.htm#H)
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on October 15, 2007, 03:50:02 am
Thanks,

I figured that the shotgun wasn't used for the marksmanship.  And I know the H&R isn't an acccurate copy of anything 19th century military, although it's probably a decendant.  I was mainly asking about the pistol caliber rifle. 
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 16, 2007, 03:08:12 pm
I've also got the calendar marked, as I certainly want to make it to Muster 2008 ... especially in view of the location.

My "batman" ... being a bit of a "wuss" ... has indicated he doesn't think he'll want to go if it means sleeping in the Barracks ... but that sounds right up my alley - provided others don't mind putting up with aging, overweight barracksmates, that is....

I'm going to alert Hardtack Henry (with whom I attended Muster 2005) as I suspect he'll definitely want to attend if at all possible, in view of his impression is an Indian Wars infantry sergeant.  (Accordingly, if you can reserve two additional bunks for us, that would be much appreciated, Col Pitspitr!)

By the way Pards, the Nebraska State website's page on Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park has a nice, albeit brief, video on the facility:
http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/guides/parksearch/showpark.asp?Area_No=74 (http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/guides/parksearch/showpark.asp?Area_No=74)
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 16, 2007, 07:45:49 pm
As a matter of interest, looking for further information about Ft. Hartsuff online, I came across the following:

(http://www.memoriallibrary.com/NE/Loup/1906/Image/131~.jpg)

(http://www.memoriallibrary.com/NE/Loup/1906/Image/132~.jpg)

The above images are available online in conjunction with the entire text of a book entitled "Trail of the Loup"
(or "Trail of the Loup River") apparently published in 1906 - here is a link to Chapter 10, dealing with Fort Hatrsuff:
http://www.memoriallibrary.com/NE/Loup/1906/Chap/10/ (http://www.memoriallibrary.com/NE/Loup/1906/Chap/10/)

And here's a photograph of the Enlisted Men's Barracks in the restored Fort:
(http://www.chillihistoryproject.com/images/FortHartsuffBunkhouse_b.jpg)
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 16, 2007, 07:50:46 pm
Jack, I am looking forward to spending time with you again.  I will be sure to bring the fixin's for Turkish Coffee, I know River City John will join us in that one.  We must have Col. Pistipzer try them also.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 16, 2007, 10:16:22 pm
Jack, The link you listed for The Trail of the Loup contains the story line for three of our stages we'll shoot next year. Were did you find the modern photo of the barracks? I built the repro rifle rack in the fore ground. ;D

I sure hope Hardtack can join you. I'm looking forward to seeing him again.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Drydock on October 16, 2007, 10:29:39 pm
Oh yeah, I'll be in the barracks myself.   Ya know, it reminds me a lot of the barracks I stayed in during Navy Basic up at Great Lakes. 

Lot better actualy.

O'course, they tore that down a decade ago as being no longer suitable for habitation . . .

Ah, the peeling paint, the frozen pipes, the noreasters howling off the lake, whistling thru the gaps round rusting window frames . . .*sniff* . . . good times . . .  :P
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 16, 2007, 11:09:01 pm
Col. Pitspitr:

The baracks image was on this webpage:
http://www.chillihistoryproject.com/narrative.htm (http://www.chillihistoryproject.com/narrative.htm)

I also came across this image, on a family website chronicling their travels -
the lady seems to be trying to figure out what the heck it is!
(http://www.midlandnomads.com/images/Fort%20Hartsuff%202003/Dcp_2983.jpg)

Delmonico: MMMMMM!!!   ;D
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 17, 2007, 07:49:13 am
Here is my picture of the inside or rather my best.

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i200/Delmonico_1885/Ft%20Hartstuff/PICT1715.jpg)

And the bunk I used, although the army did not issure the quilts. ;)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i200/Delmonico_1885/Ft%20Hartstuff/PICT1712.jpg)

And of course the photo that was used at my Court Martial. ;)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i200/Delmonico_1885/Ft%20Hartstuff/InComand.jpg)
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 17, 2007, 09:12:17 am
*&%$#@^! As has been said berore, "It's sure a good thing you like KP!"

I'd sure like that photo better if it'd been taken from a few feet farther right. ::)
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 17, 2007, 09:20:14 am
If you look real close you might recognize a GAF member or two in Game and Parks video Rattlesnake linked.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 17, 2007, 09:40:57 am
*&%$#@^! As has been said berore, "It's sure a good thing you like KP!"

I'd sure like that photo better if it'd been taken from a few feet farther right. ::)

When you are sneaking up on someone, you don't always get the best shot.   ;D  I should sepi that and print it for you to frame for your office. ;)
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 18, 2007, 10:12:37 am
 ;D
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 18, 2007, 10:18:02 am
I'm really pleased with the intrest being shown in the '08 Muster. The way it's shaping up it looks as though this will be our biggest muster to date.
The barracks is already about a fourth full. I'm keeping a running list of everyone who's expressed interest in staying there. If any of you who have asked for a place in the barracks find out you won't be able to attend be sure to let me know as soon as you find out so that I can move someone else onto the list. This isn't critical yet as it isn't full yet but it sounds as though it will be before next Oct.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Dusty Tagalon on October 18, 2007, 11:34:15 am
Please add me to the list for a bunk.

You may also point out that the post commander has requested no alcohol on site.

Dusty
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 18, 2007, 12:12:27 pm
Good point and thank you for doing so.
You are now on the list.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 18, 2007, 01:03:39 pm
You did save a spot for me didn't you? ;)
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 18, 2007, 01:31:02 pm
When my stomach is involved, your name is always near the top of the list.  ;)
Besides, you don't count against the 40 since there's 2 beds in the kitchen.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on October 18, 2007, 04:23:58 pm
Please reserve a bunk for me, Sir. I plan on being there if the Great River doesn't flood and take out all the bridges.  :o

Slim
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Bristow Kid on October 18, 2007, 04:32:41 pm
Put me down for a bunk also.  I look forward to staying in such a historic place.

Bristow Kid
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 19, 2007, 01:32:06 am
I forgot about the kitchen, feel free to bunk Slim in the kitchen if need be. ;)
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 19, 2007, 06:22:05 am
Slim & Bristow I have you both down.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on October 19, 2007, 07:53:05 pm
Pitspitr:

Hello my name is Texas Sarge and this is my first post.  I have been reading the Barracks since July of '06.  I live in Texas around San

Antonio and would like to attend the Grand Muster in Oct. of '08 with two of my shooting buddies, Scooter and Jake Jones.  If you

would put us down for three bunks in the enlisted quarters that would be great.  The photos look great and will be looking forward

to next year.  Thanks

Texas Sarge
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on October 22, 2007, 10:37:39 am
This looks to be the best Muster yet.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 22, 2007, 07:04:29 pm
This looks to be the best Muster yet.

So, does that mean you'll be in attendance next year? ???  ;)   ;D
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on October 23, 2007, 07:13:27 pm
I will do everything I can to be there.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Sam Perfye on October 23, 2007, 08:38:34 pm
Col. Pitspiter, Please put me down for a bunk in the barracks, or even a corner of the stable. Any place out of the rain will do. Looking forward to 08. Al
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 23, 2007, 09:10:48 pm
Gottcha Shalako,
How's a corner of the latrine sound? Naw, I wouldn't do that to you. A bunk in the Barracks it is.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 24, 2007, 11:52:45 am
AAARRRGH!! as Charley Brown would say.

I just received a copy of ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INDIAN WARS Western Battles and Skirmishes, 1850-1890 by Gregory F. Michno
It is an excelent reference with information on even some minor encounters fairly close to my home I wasn't even aware of. It lists the fights chonologically with maps showing battle sites and dates in the front of the book and graphs and tables in the back. I got a "used, like new" hardback from Amazon for $17.10. It easily has to be one of the best values I've ever bought.

I've found so many interesting fights that lend themselves so well to writing stages that I don't know know how I'm going to cull them down to just 10.  ::) Hey I know, anybody up for a week long muster with 6-8 stages per day? No, probably not. :-[ I guess I'll just have to save a few and maybe do a Grand Muster again another time.
Title: Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 24, 2007, 12:51:01 pm
Don't forget, you have to somehow have to get a chicken in The Battle of the Blowout. ;D  Perhaps something where an innocent chicken has to be missed while firing on the hostiles. ;D
Title: Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on October 24, 2007, 05:38:01 pm
Col. Pitspitr

I put in a request for three bunks on 10-19-07 for Texas Sarge, Scooter, and Jake Jones and have not received a reply.  You probably just missed the post. Thanks.

Texas Sarge
Title: Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 24, 2007, 11:27:02 pm
I'm Sorry Sarge,
I thought I had sent you a reply. Yes, I did get it and I have you down. Don't know how I over looked replying.
Title: Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on October 25, 2007, 02:43:18 pm
I forgot about the kitchen, feel free to bunk Slim in the kitchen if need be. ;)
Are ya tryin' ta get me on KP duty?  ::) ;)

Slim
Title: Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 25, 2007, 05:21:43 pm
No I figured you were the only that could put up with me. ;)
Title: Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on October 25, 2007, 08:15:26 pm
 ;D

Slim
Title: Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on October 25, 2007, 08:48:40 pm
It is my intent to get Jerry the rough draft of the application for the GAF Shoot this weekend that way there is plenty of planning time.
Title: Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 26, 2007, 06:37:40 am
Slim,
I didn't know if you wanted to be in the Barracks or if you might bring Mrs. Silver Creek and the youngans. We might even be able to handle that.
Title: Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on October 27, 2007, 12:22:44 pm
Pitspitr,
It will probably be just me.

Slim
Title: Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 27, 2007, 11:29:49 pm
Ok, well I do have you down for a bunk in the barracks.
Title: Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on November 14, 2007, 09:40:37 am
For those of you who are interested, here are excerpts from an article I wrote about Fort Hartsuff for an other organizations newsletter.

Fort Hartsuff is located near the center of Nebraska in the beautiful North Loup River Valley between the present day towns of Ord and Burwell. Fort Hartsuff was established in 1874 on the site chosen for it by General E.O.C. Ord, the Department of the Platte Commander. Members of Co."C" 9th infantry started construction in early September, but were transferred to Fort Laramie in April 1875 before they could complete the fort. CO. "A" 23rd Infantry completed the construction by early 1876. As was the official Army policy in the mid-70s, Fort Hartsuff was built from materials that were available locally. With a generous supply of gravel and lime in the area, concrete walls were called for. Trees from a cedar filled canyon 6 miles up river provided the lumber and shingles. Originally the plans called for a 2-company fort, with a company of infantry and a troop of cavalry manning the garrison. However, before the construction could be completed the fort was downsized to a single company of infantry. During its life, Fort Hartsuff housed men from Co."C" 9th Infantry, Co. "A" 23rd Infantry, and Co.'s "I" and "K" 14th Infantry. The primary duties of the men of Fort Hartsuff were to stop the miners using the Grand Island (Nebraska) to Deadwood (South Dakota) road and to check the flow of war parties between the Sioux reservation and the Pawnee reservation and back. Company "C" of the 9th was again posted here when the fort was abandoned in 1881. Following its abandonment the Union Pacific Railroad was given title to Fort Hartsuff but sold it when it was decided to build the tracks on the south side of the river. From that time until 1962, the buildings of Fort Hartsuff served as a farm headquarters. In 1962 Dr. Glen Auble donated the 20 acres that the fort sits on to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to be used as a state historical park. 13 years later Roy Lindsay was appointed Park Superintendent and the major restoration of the buildings began. Restoration continues at Fort Hartsuff SHP and is currently about 95% complete. "Captain" Lindsay officially started the living history program at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park in the early 80s with himself and a couple of other men and a handful of hand-me-down Civil War look-alike uniforms. In the mid 80's Fort Hartsuff hosted a couple of the General Miles Marching and Chowder Society encampments. The exchange of information sparked a decided improvement in the living history program at the fort and many M1874 uniforms were purchased from the Quartermaster Shop. This is where I came in.
   Through the 90's we have continually striven to improve our impressions as well as the entire program. Our Volunteers can currently animate nearly every building on the post with skilled craftsmen such as wagoneers, carpenters, bakers, saddlers and the like. The year 2000 witnessed probably our best year (so far) for living history at the fort. We held several special events to celebrate the summer holidays and hosted our first encampment in September of 2000. Our feminine volunteers take great pride in the historical accuracy of their dresses and a local seamstress produces highly accurate uniforms for our soldiers.  We hope to continue to improve our impressions through contact with other living history groups. In September of 2005 year Park Assistant Superintendent, Jim Domeier and I traveled to Lubbock Texas to retrieve a restored original U.S. Army ambulance that the park will use in it’s living history program.
   We feel that contact with other living history groups is one of the most important tools we have for improvement in our program.
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on December 09, 2007, 08:56:56 pm
Col. Pitspitr, Sir:

Since this isn't "stickied" I thought I'd send it BTT so we can all keep the dates in our (my  ;) ) mind.  I'm really looking forward to spending time in that Barracks.  Also, Col. I'm trying to get Jed Cooper, GAF# 500, to stay in the barracks, too.  Will there be room?

Thank you, sir.

Your Humble Servant,

1st Sgt. J.C. "Steel Horse Bailey"
GAF# 98
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Post by: Pitspitr on December 09, 2007, 09:52:02 pm
I will add him to the list.
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Post by: Mustang Gregg on December 10, 2007, 03:24:40 am
Col Pitspitr:

I will not know if we will be able to make it to the 2008 Match/Muster or not at this time.
But I have it pencilled in on my work calendar now.
Our military calendar goes by FISCAL YEAR (01 OCT to 30 SEP) instead of calendar year.
So Oct 2008 is actually "work year 2009" and I can't schedule any leave just yet.  >:(

Report on the SASS Convention Color Guard---IT WENT VERY WELL.

Respectfully,
Mustang Gregg
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Post by: Pitspitr on December 10, 2007, 06:22:00 am
Report on the SASS Convention Color Guard---IT WENT VERY WELL.

You're home already? Must have flown. I hope you got Pix, if so please post them in the Inspection Tour to the West to the West thread
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Post by: Bow View Haymaker on December 10, 2007, 09:42:36 am
Is there a printable flier or registration form for the muster? 
Do you want any vendors?  and how "period correct" does the vendor display have to be?
We would like to bring some bulletts to sell and join in the shootin'.
'Course we would probably be shooting as Scouts.

thanks


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Post by: Drydock on December 14, 2007, 05:43:46 pm
There are no historical requirements for Vendors. 
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on January 17, 2008, 09:33:25 am
btt
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on January 22, 2008, 08:13:34 am
Since this isn't stickied, I want to keep it as close to the top as possible.
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Post by: Delmonico on January 22, 2008, 06:22:22 pm
I sent a PM to Major Lewis and asked him if he put a piece of gum on the top of the thead to make it Sticky. ;)

BTW, Major, if you need some PC gum, I have most of a case of Beeman (Case, not display pack ;D)  That stuff dates to the late 1880's. ;)
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Post by: Pitspitr on February 02, 2008, 06:43:45 am
I currently have reservations in the barracks for the following people. Since the barracks will only house 40, you can see that we've got it half full already.

1Col. Pitspitr
2J. Dawg
3River City John
4U.S. Scout
5Sgt. Drydock
6Rattle Snake Jack Robson
7Delmonico
8Bristow Kid
9Bow View Hay Maker
10Mustang Gregg
11Hardtack Henry
12Steel Horse Bailey
13 Dusty Tagalon
14 Silver Creek Slim
15Texas Sarge
16Scooter
17Jake Jones
18Shalako Al
19Jed Cooper
20James Reed
21C/SGT SHELTON
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Post by: Mustang Gregg on February 02, 2008, 08:10:37 am
Col P:

Thanks for the hooch reservation.
I will PM you shortly, Sir!

MG
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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on February 02, 2008, 09:44:33 am
.... Since the barracks will only house 20, you can see that we've got it half full already. ....

In the words of a favorite "non-human" TV character of my lost youth ..... (monotone) "That does not compute."   :-\   ;)   ;D
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Post by: Pitspitr on February 03, 2008, 10:32:22 am
In the words of a favorite "non-human" TV character of my lost youth ..... (monotone) "That does not compute."   :-\   ;)   ;D

Oops, no it didn't compute. I've fixed it.
BTW I never noticed you had pointed ears   ::) ;D
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Post by: Drydock on February 03, 2008, 11:39:42 am
More like Robby in a Bearskin Shako . . .
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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on February 03, 2008, 12:12:05 pm
BTW I never noticed you had pointed ears   ::) ;D

Aaaahhhh .... the 'innocence' of youth .....   ::) 

I wasn't referring to that johnny-come-lately Spock!   :-\

Rather, the line I quoted was frequently uttered by the bubble-headed robot ("Model B-9 Environmental Control Robot") on the original "Lost in Space" series .... along with such other memorable gems as: "Danger, Will Robinson!  Danger!"   :o

I assume other "elderly" curmudgeons besides myself (.... such as, say, General Scout and River City John ....) will recall the series.   ;D

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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on February 03, 2008, 12:18:33 pm
Aha!  I see that Sgt. Drydock fits into the "elderly crumudgeon" category!   ;D




Unless his knowledge arises from mere "re-run exposure", that is  .....   :'(












 
(Mind you, it's a "Feather Bonnet", Sergeant, not a "Bearskin Shako" ....)   ::)     ;)
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Post by: River City John on February 03, 2008, 01:38:11 pm
I'm so,. . . .uhmmmm, let's see, how was it so eloquently put, 'elderly and a curmudgeon', that I remember the first appearance of Robby the Robot in "Forbidden Planet" ;D


And my first,. . .uhmmm,. stirrings. . . .ahhhh Anne Francis!
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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on February 03, 2008, 02:16:50 pm
My, My John!  You are .... ummmm .... 'elderly', aren't you!

Well, if your fading eyesight is up to it, I'm sure you'll enjoy this clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGnCInjRhHw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGnCInjRhHw)

Although entitled "Robot Robby from Forbidden Planet (1956)",  there is actually a lot more footage of Anne Francis strutting about in a high dudgeon (.....  a word entirely unrelated to' curmudgeon', by the way ....) before Robby appears at the end of the clip.

(Not actually the same robot, by the way, but clearly of the same "lineage" .....)


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Post by: Old Top on February 03, 2008, 02:38:54 pm
Rattlesnake Jack,

Mini skirts in 1956? ;D ;D ;D

Old Top
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Post by: Pitspitr on February 03, 2008, 04:23:24 pm
Aaaahhhh .... the 'innocence' of youth .....   ::) 

I wasn't referring to that johnny-come-lately Spock!   :-\
:-[
"It's about time, It's about space, It's about time for the human race...

Is that the right one? It's been years since I watched either.
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Post by: Texas Lawdog on February 03, 2008, 04:48:35 pm
I'm glad that I am not as old as the rest of you. We got our first TV in 1953, when I was only 7 years old. I was in college when Star Trek was on.
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Post by: Eagle Eyes Jefferson on February 04, 2008, 07:46:20 am
Don't mean to hijack the thread but since we're on the topic........ what about the ever complaining Dr. Smith from Lost in Space. He really got on my last nerve.

Thanks...I feel better now. I guess I fit into the old folks category too!!!


EEJ
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Post by: Guns Garrett on February 04, 2008, 10:30:53 am
I never paid much attention to Smith, especially in the last couple seasons.  Now Penny Robinson (Angela Cartwright), well, her charachter was a little more ....er...developed.  (Her and Marsha Brady!!!)
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Post by: Eagle Eyes Jefferson on February 04, 2008, 11:00:11 am
Yup!!!! I was supposed to marry Marsha Brady. Don't know what happened there???????
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Post by: Delmonico on February 13, 2008, 06:46:08 pm


I assume other "elderly" curmudgeons besides myself (.... such as, say, General Scout and River City John ....) will recall the series.   ;D



Hey, I remember that show am I a curmudgeon also, gee you get over 50 and have Grandkids and look what happens. ;D

(BTW you should see how my hair greyed the last couple of weeks, looked in the mirror the other day and said "well poop.) ::)
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Post by: Pitspitr on February 13, 2008, 11:04:52 pm
(BTW you should see how my hair greyed the last couple of weeks, looked in the mirror the other day and said "well poop.) ::)

Oh, I feel soooo sorry for you. At least you have hair! :o :P       ;D
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on February 16, 2008, 04:58:07 pm
I make it a lot less than 261 days, now!

I can't wait!
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Post by: Major Matt Lewis on February 18, 2008, 07:03:46 pm
Well,

The only thing that will keep me away, is if Uncle Sam has something for me to do around that time.  Other than that, I have gotten the blessing from my wife to get that Pedersoli 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine.  I am looking forward to shooting with that and my USFA Government Inspectors model.  Not sure if I will shoot BP or Smokeless yet, but I am looking forward to the event.  My wife only get's 2 weekends off a year and we are using one of those weekends for that. 

I am going to Gettysburg this summer.  I may try to find a good deal on a repro of a Berdan's Sharps.  Would be nice to get to pull the trigger a few times on it at the GAF Muster for some LD.... ;)
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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on February 18, 2008, 09:16:52 pm
Looking forward to seeing you again, Major!

I'm thinking I may have to forego the pleasure and convenience of shooting a break action Webley, just so I can shoot my newly acquired Colt Model 1878 .... THE Canadian North West Rebellion revolver, and therefor ideal for my 1885 Queen's Own Rifles of Canada persona .... 

Managed to get out to the range today to "function test" a few guns, including the Colt M1878.  It is a pleasure to shoot, and seemed quite accurate, though like most originals of that vintage,\ it prints quite high at CAS-type distances ...   ;D
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Post by: Major Matt Lewis on February 19, 2008, 07:44:09 pm
Jack,

It will be great to see you and the rest of the gang.  Like I said, the only way I won't be there is if a higher power has other plans.  But, now I am looking really forward to the trip. 
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Post by: Pitspitr on February 24, 2008, 12:17:31 pm
Great to hear it MM
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Post by: Gringo Jack on March 05, 2008, 11:37:14 am
Pitspitr Sir! ;D

 Do you have room for three 7th Cavalry trooper's in your barracks?  For my friends Ogallala Jim, Kid Flatrock and myself. I am a GAF member my friends would like to sign up when they get there. If thats ok?  Please put us on your list and send me any INFO we might need as my friends have no PC. ::)  As this will be a first for us.

  Thanks
 Gringo Jack ;)
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on March 07, 2008, 02:41:06 pm
Keeping this alive ...
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Post by: Delmonico on March 07, 2008, 07:07:01 pm
Pitspitr Sir! ;D

 Do you have room for three 7th Cavalry trooper's in your barracks?  For my friends Ogallala Jim, Kid Flatrock and myself. I am a GAF member my friends would like to sign up when they get there. If thats ok?  Please put us on your list and send me any INFO we might need as my friends have no PC. ::)  As this will be a first for us.

  Thanks
 Gringo Jack ;)

I think he does, be sure to have Ogalla Jim bring his chuckwagon, if he does he can have my bunk if needed. ;)
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Post by: Gringo Jack on March 07, 2008, 08:02:38 pm
How ya doing Delmonico! ;D

 Don't give him an excuse! ::) But if he does I may have my full size mountain howitzer completed, and we will have to load it on the trailer and bring it along as well....to soon to say at this point it's alittle over half completed.

 We may have Sgt. John Chapman with us also but its to early for him to commit.

 Later
Gringo Jack ;)
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Post by: Delmonico on March 08, 2008, 09:50:22 am
How ya doing Delmonico! ;D

 Don't give him an excuse! ::) But if he does I may have my full size mountain howitzer completed, and we will have to load it on the trailer and bring it along as well....to soon to say at this point it's alittle over half completed.

 We may have Sgt. John Chapman with us also but its to early for him to commit.

 Later
Gringo Jack ;)

Just tie the Sgt up and toss him in.  Maybe you should bring Custer, Litle Phil, Cody and The Grand Duke also. ;D  Oh don't forget Spotted Tail.
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on March 08, 2008, 10:20:32 am
Just tie the Sgt up and toss him in.  Maybe you should bring Custer, Litle Phil, Cody and The Grand Duke also. ;D  Oh don't forget Spotted Tail.

I was in the Army (Ft. Knox) with a young man who's last name was "Spotted Tail" - I wonder ...

I just corresponded with Sgt. John and he said he wouldn't likely be able to attend - he would need to bring his daughter, and she's a bit young to do that.  Teach 'em right while they're still little, I   say!  :D  (3 MAY be a bit too young for now, however  ;) ;)  IF I got her age right - it's hard to tell from her picture!  ;D  She's a cutie, that's for sure!!!)  She'd be the "Belle of the Ball" if she came around this bunch, I'll bet!  We'd be taking numbers to see who gets to take care of her, that's for sure.  She reminds me of my Granddaughter!  :D
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Post by: Texas Lawdog on March 08, 2008, 01:30:31 pm
I am really looking foward this muster. I don't have any period military uniforms to wear so I guess I will dress as a civilian. I'm just an Ol' fat cop, I don't imagine anyone stocks any 5 or 6x military uniforms.  I do have a replica 36 cal revolver and a replica Saber.
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Post by: Pitspitr on March 10, 2008, 06:20:19 am
G Jack
Sorry for the tardy reply. I do indeed, have room for the three of you and I have you on the reservations list for the barracks. Looking forward to meeting you.

Maybe you could print out the enlistment brochure for them and they could mail it in. http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,19568.0.html (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,19568.0.html)
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Post by: Pitspitr on March 10, 2008, 06:25:38 am
I was in the Army (Ft. Knox) with a young man who's last name was "Spotted Tail" - I wonder ...

Most likely! a few years ago I met a descendant of American Horse (as in Slim Buttes) at a wresteling meet.

I just corresponded with Sgt. John and he said he wouldn't likely be able to attend - he would need to bring his daughter

I doubt there'd be many babysitter shortages ::)
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on March 10, 2008, 08:49:52 am
.......
I doubt there'd be many babysitter shortages ::)



My thoughts exactly!

He'd probably have us olde phartz lining up for a chance to watch out for her!  Her Daddy is probably still young enough that he doesn't realize what a little Granddaughter-type/size person can do to/for a bunch of Old So-jers, Jy-rines, Swabbies Air-heads and other assorted riff-raff, including silly-vilians!  It's pure pleasure!  Heck, he might even have fellers trying to pay HIM for the privilege of watchin' her!  ;)
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Post by: Delmonico on March 10, 2008, 07:05:58 pm
I could bring Lexie, Rowdy and the crate, should be room for one more in there. ;D

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i200/Delmonico_1885/Lexie%20and%20Rowdy/CAGE3.jpg)

Yes Jeff, that's a newwer picture.
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Post by: Silver Creek Slim on March 10, 2008, 08:20:49 pm
I am really looking foward this muster. I don't have any period military uniforms to wear so I guess I will dress as a civilian. I'm just an Ol' fat cop, I don't imagine anyone stocks any 5 or 6x military uniforms.  I do have a replica 36 cal revolver and a replica Saber.
I'll be dressed as a civilian scout. I doubt I'll have the money fer a uniform by that time.

Slim
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Post by: River City John on March 10, 2008, 10:15:58 pm
I could bring Lexie, Rowdy and the crate, should be room for one more in there. ;D

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i200/Delmonico_1885/Lexie%20and%20Rowdy/CAGE3.jpg)

Yes Jeff, that's a newwer picture.

You know, Delmonico, the Press is going to have a field day. . . . .

"INFANT FOUND CAGED IN HOUSE CONTAINING FIREARMS AND HUNDREDS OF ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES"
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on March 11, 2008, 09:20:39 am
I could bring Lexie, Rowdy and the crate, should be room for one more in there. ;D

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i200/Delmonico_1885/Lexie%20and%20Rowdy/CAGE3.jpg)

Yes Jeff, that's a newer picture.


It's a good'un!  ;D

You know, Delmonico, the Press is going to have a field day. . . . .

"INFANT FOUND CAGED IN HOUSE CONTAINING FIREARMS AND HUNDREDS OF ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES"


 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Kinda scary, if ya think 'bout it!  ::)

Ack-shully ... maybe a lot more cages are needed ...  ;)  :D  ;D

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Post by: Pitspitr on March 12, 2008, 08:26:15 am
You know, Delmonico, the Press is going to have a field day. . . . .

"INFANT FOUND CAGED IN HOUSE CONTAINING FIREARMS AND HUNDREDS OF ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES"

Actually I was thinking with as liberal as the press seems to be they'd probably have a bigger fit about the dog being locked up with the guns and explosives ::)
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on March 12, 2008, 11:11:27 am
 :o :o :o :o :o

Why ... the mere presence of all those explosives and weapons will rot the poor dog's brain, turn him into a criminal, and he'll probably begin terrorist activities to help overthrow the Government.  Or at least the Liberal movement.  Next thing ya know, he'll morph into a meld of Sarah Brady, Ted Kennedy and Billary Clinton! (AFTER his mind has been scrubbed, of course!)

 ;D

The preceding was written in fun.  If it really bothers you, remember that God gave you a sense of humor and perhaps you need to get a life ...)  ;)
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Post by: River City John on March 13, 2008, 07:34:59 pm
Bvt. Lt. Col. Pitsptr,
I am going to assume we should plan on bringing our own bedding/blankets?

RCJ
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Post by: Pitspitr on March 14, 2008, 10:24:11 am
Yes, Bunks with mattress' are supplied but you will need your own blankets, sheets, pillows, ect.
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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on March 14, 2008, 11:09:14 am
Now, while I fear that "The Quilt King" will be horrified and thus relegate me to a diet of biscuit and water as punishment, would there be any massive objection on Period Correctness grounds if I use a modern sleeping bag (.... covered with a suitable woolen blanket, of course ....) rather than loose sheets and such?

I can't keep sheets and blankets tucked in properly and covering me in my bed at home, let alone while "camping" ....  :-\
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on March 14, 2008, 11:12:37 am
Howdy, RJ!

Not that it matters a BIT what say, but that sounds like a good plan to me!
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Post by: Delmonico on March 14, 2008, 05:09:57 pm
Don't bother me a bit Jack, might do it myself or at least have one in reserve if I didn't have so danged many heavy quilts.  BTW you'll have to see the newwest one which will be done by the muster. ;D

Oh and one for Jeff if he gets me the stuff sent he has. ;)
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Post by: Texas Lawdog on March 14, 2008, 06:15:11 pm
Del, I am looking forward to meeting you and Slim , so we compare LabDog pictures.
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Post by: Major Matt Lewis on March 15, 2008, 10:12:59 am
Hey!!!

I finally did it, got around to getting myself a Trapdoor Carbine.  Found a Pedersoli that was fired 5 times and it was going for $200 less than cost and SASS Discount on a Brand New on from EMF.  So, I will be in style at the GAF National......with that and my USFA Government Inspectors (Ainsworth) Model.... :D

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Post by: Delmonico on March 15, 2008, 10:17:46 am
Hey Major, could we get you to sticky this thread, Pleeeeese. ;)
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Post by: Major Matt Lewis on March 15, 2008, 02:48:21 pm
I don't know about that Del....
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Post by: Delmonico on March 15, 2008, 02:53:12 pm
Go clear to the bottom of the page and look for a button that says "sticky"  clck on that and it's done.

(Note, this only works for moderators in the forums they moderate.) ;)
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Post by: Pitspitr on March 15, 2008, 08:01:55 pm
Hey!!!

I finally did it, got around to getting myself a Trapdoor Carbine.  Found a Pedersoli that was fired 5 times and it was going for $200 less than cost and SASS Discount on a Brand New on from EMF.  So, I will be in style at the GAF National......with that and my USFA Government Inspectors (Ainsworth) Model.... :D
Cool! I'm getting the standard sights installed on my Pedersoli. If it's done by then I'll use it if not I'll use one of my originals. Sure hope you can make it.
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Post by: Major Matt Lewis on March 21, 2008, 06:21:02 pm
Del,

I didn't say "I didn't know HOW to do that."  I said "I don't know about that." ;)
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Post by: Delmonico on March 21, 2008, 06:39:09 pm
Del,

I didn't say "I didn't know HOW to do that."  I said "I don't know about that." ;)

Well either way you did good. ;)
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Post by: Major Matt Lewis on March 23, 2008, 06:37:03 pm
Hey Pitsptr,

Looks like if I can get up there I will have riding pard coming with me.  Can the barracks accomodate?
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Post by: Pitspitr on March 24, 2008, 07:32:52 am
Yep. So far we're just past the half way full mark. How many bunks do you want me to put you down for?
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Post by: Bull Schmitt on March 24, 2008, 05:59:03 pm
Is there a map to the Fort? I need one for the GAF web site.

Col Bull
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Post by: Pitspitr on March 25, 2008, 08:38:30 am
I'm also including a link to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Fort Hartsuff is site # 74.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=fort+hartsuff+state+historic+park&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.450489,57.832031&ie=UTF8&num=10&ll=41.975827,-98.547363&spn=4.04251,7.229004&z=7 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=fort+hartsuff+state+historic+park&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.450489,57.832031&ie=UTF8&num=10&ll=41.975827,-98.547363&spn=4.04251,7.229004&z=7)

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=fort+hartsuff+state+historic+park&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.450489,57.832031&ie=UTF8&ll=41.707266,-99.02338&spn=0.063436,0.112953&z=13 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=fort+hartsuff+state+historic+park&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.450489,57.832031&ie=UTF8&ll=41.707266,-99.02338&spn=0.063436,0.112953&z=13)

http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/guides/parksearch/showpark.asp?Area_No=74 (http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/guides/parksearch/showpark.asp?Area_No=74)

http://www.tribune2000.com/burwellweb/fort.htm (http://www.tribune2000.com/burwellweb/fort.htm)
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Post by: Bull Schmitt on March 25, 2008, 05:50:47 pm
Can anyone convert the maps provided by Pitspitr to PDF? I would like to use the PDF versions on the web site.

Col Bull
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Post by: River City John on March 25, 2008, 07:59:07 pm
Might help to include a map to the range also, as it is at a different location.
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Post by: Dusty Tagalon on March 25, 2008, 08:26:15 pm
Couldn't do anything with the web site provided. Couldn't save image, copy, or paste. Used mapquest to put something togather, converted to a pdf, & sent to Bull Schmitt. Also indicated fairly close to where the shoot site is.

Dusty
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on March 26, 2008, 12:06:29 am
You musta used magic!  Thanks, DT!
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Post by: Gringo Jack on March 27, 2008, 11:16:10 am
Pitspitr Sir!

 Could you please give us a few more details about the muster at Fort Hartstuff.  Like the round count for rifle and handgun? also do we need gun carts? This is our first so we don't know what to expect or bring?  Also what distances do we shoot for rifle and pistol?

  Thanks
 Gringo ;)
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Post by: Major Matt Lewis on March 27, 2008, 09:02:13 pm
Jerry,

I will probably need another bunk.  Looks like there may be 3 of us coming up.  Also along with Gringo's questions, when will the Fort open it's barracks.  For instance, If we drive up on Wednesday, when do we stay there...etc.....
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Post by: Pitspitr on March 27, 2008, 09:32:11 pm
Gringo,
I don't have a firm round count yet. I expect to have the shooting procedures for all stages on paper by the end of April, so be sure to keep checking back. I doubt you'd need a gun cart. Remember that GAF shoots are set up for one rifle and one pistol. If your rifle has provisions for a sling I'd recomend attaching one. If you need more weapons than just the 2, that we'll provide them. We won't have any hand gun targets closer than 8 yds and most likely none closer than 12 to 15 and we'll have a few rifle targets at about 125, though most will be in the normal CAS range (15-50).

Major Matt,
I am heariing that due to retirement we will have a new park superintendant in May. And if rumors are true the new super will be the current Asst. Super. If this is indeed the case there should be no problems with setting up an evening or 2 early. Right now I can't answer your question with absolute certainty though I doubt that new management will cause any problems.
BTW I like the new avatar.
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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on March 27, 2008, 10:31:28 pm
Gringo:

I can confirm that there usually aren't any guncarts at GAF Musters - both for the reasons given by Col. Pitspitr and because GAF shoots are heavily influenced by NCOWS rules and practices.  As you may know, NCOWS permits guncarts only if they are "period correct" in design  and appearance ....

I think I was the only person with a cart at Muster 2008 in Iowa .... I transported my half-scale Metis Red River Cart all the way from western Canada ( .... in fact, if not mistaken, I travelled further than any other entrant) ....

Not sure I'd go to all that trouble again .... perhaps you can guess why from the size of the thing (though the wheels do come off for loading it in the back of my vehicle) ....

 ::)    :-\    ;)
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Post by: Drydock on March 28, 2008, 11:35:27 am
Good rule of thumb would be 10 rounds handgun and 15 rounds rifle for each stage. That should be plenty.  No carts probably, fill your belt and your haversack.  Sling arms and march!
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Post by: Bristow Kid on March 28, 2008, 04:16:51 pm
Pitspitr, My Memory fails me did I have you reserve room in the barracks for me??
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Post by: Mustang Gregg on March 28, 2008, 07:12:30 pm
Col Pitspitr:

I am pleased to report that my previous military duty at Ft. Flat Water has been changed to late in October, from the GAF match weekend timeframe.  HOOOOOOOWAAAAHH!!!!

We will now be able to TDY at the GAF match at Ft. Hartsuff (barring a possible trip to Afghanistan).

Respectfully,
Ltc (bvt) Mustang Gregg

PS.  We are probably down to about 184 days by now.
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on March 28, 2008, 11:38:48 pm
Yep!  We're gettin' short.
Title: Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on March 30, 2008, 09:04:56 am
Pitspitr, My Memory fails me did I have you reserve room in the barracks for me??
Sure Have!

Currently 27 of the 40-42 bunks are filled.
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Post by: Bristow Kid on March 30, 2008, 10:52:39 am
Thanks what are the dates again I have hada very busy winter and havent been online for awhile.
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Post by: River City John on March 30, 2008, 11:06:31 am
Just an early announcement for those of you who need to put in for time off by the first of the year. Next year's Grand Muster will be held October 3-5 At Fort Hartsuff Nebraska.

Housing will be available in the restored 1875 enlisted man's barracks but is limited to the first 40 registrants. If there are any ladies who would like to stay at Fart Hartsuff we may be able to put them up in the hospital or the laundress quarters. There is also limited primative camping at the range sight. Be sure to bring your wives even if they don't want to stay at the fort. We plan to have a period "hop" folowing the banquet Saturday evening.

Delmonico is once again slated to provide the meals.

The "Battle Rifle" class is highly encouraged (but not required) as pistol caliber rounds tend to peter out at the range that at least one shot will be attempted.

This will be a unique shoot with stages based on little known and obscure plains Indian War Period fights. At this point I'm not sure about side matches but I expect have at least  a wild buntch stage as a side match.

I plan to be available to give a guided tour of Fort Hartsuff sometime during the weekend and to make time for participants to tour the fort on their own.

For Photos of the Fort and range site see the links below

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,14741.0.html (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,14741.0.html)

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,14573.0.html (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,14573.0.html)

More information will be available as the time draws nearer.

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Post by: Bow View Haymaker on March 30, 2008, 05:40:09 pm
Just curious?  What camping is available for the muster?  either at the fort or at the match site?  Don't have any stuff for a primitive period correct camp but might try ot rough it with tent.  what are the period correctness requierments for the camping?  is there an area for RV's and the like?

Thanks


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Post by: Drydock on March 30, 2008, 08:14:17 pm
"Period Correct" is not a requirement for anything in the GAF.  We llike to see it, but how far you go is up to you.  You can camp any way you want.  I personaly use a pop up trailer.  But for this Muster, why don't you simply as Pitspitr for a bunk in the barracks.  I believe there's several left.
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Post by: Pitspitr on March 30, 2008, 08:27:07 pm
Actually, Bow View already has and his name is on the list.
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Post by: Bow View Haymaker on March 31, 2008, 01:19:47 pm
Thanks,  I didn't know that you had me in the Barraks.  I have to make sure on me end. 
Just keep us posted. 
thanks
Title: Re: T - 186 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on April 13, 2008, 01:30:14 pm
Add Scruffy Skippy to your list if theer is still room in the barraks please.  Looks like we'll both be coming out.  Not sure on Thunder Thornton yet.
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Post by: Pitspitr on April 22, 2008, 05:08:31 pm
The preliminary round count looks like this:

104 Rifle
56 Pistol
4 Shotgun (provided)

(Shooter will want to bring extra ammunition as some targets REQUIRE hits and misses are not an option)

This is only a preliminary count as I am waiting on one stage from another stage writer and the count I have reflects the stage I wrote as a back up for that stage.
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Post by: Bristow Kid on April 22, 2008, 08:41:29 pm
What about side matches??
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Post by: Major Matt Lewis on April 22, 2008, 09:59:50 pm
104 45-70 rounds....man oh man....that's expensive :o
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Post by: Pitspitr on April 22, 2008, 10:05:30 pm
What about side matches??

I haven't got quite that far but I'll be working on that soon.
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Post by: Pitspitr on April 22, 2008, 10:06:49 pm
104 45-70 rounds....man oh man....that's expensive :o
And when you put it in that light, I start thinking about how my shoulder will feel the next week after the Muster. :o
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on April 22, 2008, 10:08:49 pm
104 45-70 rounds....man oh man....that's expensive :o


I'm thinkin' some 100 yd. plinkin' rounds might be in order here!  I may be in the same situation as Major Matt.

Anyone got any safe, reduced loads (BP of course!) for the 45-70?  I'm thinkin' along the lines of my 250 gr RNFP pushed by around 40/45 grs of 2f or 3f.  I'll need a filler, I guess - I've never loaded a "light load" in BP!

Suggestions?  (And yes, I'll be posting this on the Darksider's Den as well.)  ;)

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Post by: Bow View Haymaker on April 23, 2008, 12:38:27 am
Is there any official registration forms out yet?  Do ou know what the cost to shoot will be?  Maybe this has all been covered here but I didn't see anything on the GAF website other than the dates and the map. 

Thanks
Bow View Haymaker
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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on April 23, 2008, 01:20:01 am
104 45-70 rounds....man oh man....that's expensive :o

Major - As for the expense .... both "fiscal" and "physical" .... just be thankful you're shooting that "wimpy" little Yankee military cartridge, rather than its British Empire equivalents of the era .... i.e. either .577 Snider-Enfield or .577/.450 Martini-Henry .....   
;)   ;D   :o

(http://members.memlane.com/gromboug/wimpca~2.jpg)
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Post by: Pitspitr on May 02, 2008, 06:44:17 am
The final round count is:

96 Rifle
61 Pistol
4 Shotgun (provided)

(Shooter will want to bring extra ammunition as some targets REQUIRE hits and misses are not an option)
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Post by: Silver Creek Slim on May 02, 2008, 07:14:19 am
Thank ya, sir.

Slim
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Post by: Pitspitr on June 26, 2008, 06:35:11 am
Registration is finnally set at $90. I realize this is a little higher than last year but also includes all meals AND accomadations in the Barracks. In the long run most shooters will save almost $300 dollars since they don't have to buy motel rooms.

The final round count is:
96 Rifle
61 Pistol
4 Shotgun (provided)
(Shooter will want to bring extra ammunition as some targets REQUIRE hits and misses are not an option)

Side matches will be on Friday and will be: Long Range Rifle, Long Range Handgun, and a Wildbunch Stage. If we have time and interest we can also have the Postal Match qualification.

We have the stages and the shooters book all written. The medals are purchased and engraved. The cooks, the range, the barracks and the band are all reserved. We hope to have the registration form on line by the end of next week. In the mean time if you are in a big hurry to get registrations sent in my address is at left.
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Post by: Silver Creek Slim on June 26, 2008, 07:15:38 am
Thanks fer the update, sir.

Slim

Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on June 27, 2008, 09:27:12 am
Well, I'm in!

What's the typical range for the rifle targets?  I THINK I remember something about 100 yds and less as well as for the "Long Range" targets?

It's less than 100 days away!  We're into the "two digit midget" classification.
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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on June 27, 2008, 11:21:38 am
Have been meaning to contact Bvt.Col. Pitspitr to enquire about certain "facilities" available to those of us who will be staying in the Barracks, and might as well ask here for the benefit of all ....

What facilities are available for "answering the call of nature" during the night  -  i.e. "in house", "outhouse", other?  Also, on a related note, may I put in for a bunk assignment near the door or other access to such facilities? 
 ::)  (I ask because, unfortunately, I occasionally experience the "call" several times during the night, and it would be less disturbing to my Barracksmates .....)

Are there shower facilities or the like on site?

(My apologies if you have already addressed these issues in previous postings ....)
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Post by: Texas Lawdog on June 27, 2008, 11:27:11 am
Inquiring Minds?
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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on June 27, 2008, 11:51:49 am
Inquiring Minds?
.... NEED to know!  :-[  ;)
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on June 27, 2008, 02:28:56 pm
One stage will feature 7 rifle shots at approximately 125 yds most rifle shots will be normal-to-long NCOWS ranges 25 to 50 yds.

At Fort Hartsuff the modern restrooms are approximately 50 feet outside the back door of the Barracks wardroom, but no shower facilities. It may be possible that by then we may get permission from Lincoln to use the shower in the commanding officers quarters but as of now don't figure on it.
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Post by: Bow View Haymaker on June 27, 2008, 06:37:23 pm
Hopefullly the weather willl be a bit cooler by then so we all don't get TOO "gamey" by the last day. 
Looking forward to it.

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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on June 28, 2008, 01:45:35 am
Good, need-to-know information here: Thanks!

Major Robson, I, too have similar concerns, so I'll have a "traveling lantern" available.  (a small, one candle and reflector folding apparatus.)  You are welcome to use it.  As is ANYONE else.
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Post by: Pitspitr on June 29, 2008, 06:44:10 am
Good News!
I found out yesterday that even if the Commanding Officers Quarters' shower at Ft. Hartsuff isn't available, there is a free public shower at the Ord City Park less than a mile from the range.
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Post by: Silver Creek Slim on June 29, 2008, 08:24:01 am
Good news indeed. ;D

Slim
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on June 29, 2008, 10:44:12 am
Good news indeed!

Now - how far is the range from Ft. Hartsuff? 
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Post by: Pitspitr on June 29, 2008, 12:10:17 pm
I think it's about 9. The range is just outside of Ord. It's 6 from Ord to Elyria and the fort is 3 miles north of Elyria.
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Post by: Trinity on June 29, 2008, 04:21:06 pm
What? :o  Are you gents afraid of a little PC body odor? ;D
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Post by: Delmonico on June 29, 2008, 04:28:25 pm
What? :o  Are you gents afraid of a little PC body odor? ;D

Afraid, no, but that don't mean I'm strongly in favor of it. ;D
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Trinity on June 29, 2008, 05:15:44 pm
Afraid, no, but that don't mean I'm strongly in favor of it. ;D

 ;D ;D

I was out today and I was offending myself. :o :o  Gosh it was awful.

Next weekend I will be primitive camping Thurs., Fri. and Sat.  I'll be ripe come Sunday. ;D
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Post by: Silver Creek Slim on June 29, 2008, 07:23:43 pm
Trinity, that's what toilet water is for.  ;D

Slim
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Post by: Old Top on June 29, 2008, 08:58:36 pm
Silver Creek Slim,

But I have trouble dipping it out of that bowl the lid keeps droping.  ;D   ;D   ;D

Old Top
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Post by: Silver Creek Slim on June 29, 2008, 09:01:38 pm
Silver Creek Slim,

But I have trouble dipping it out of that bowl the lid keeps droping.  ;D   ;D   ;D

Old Top
;D ;D ;D ;D

Slim
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on June 30, 2008, 12:02:16 pm
A little body odor?

Trinity, old buddy - you're talking to a guy who went 58 DAYS without a shower during Desert Storm.   :o  I don't say that with pride, it just happened.  And the outside temp never got over 112 Deg. F., either - 'tho INSIDE the turret averaged about 120 and around the turbine engine compartment (the back 1/2 of the tank) it was MUCH higher.

Baby wipes.  We used tons of 'em!


By the way, it was the same 58 days that we ate nothing but MREs, too.  (Meals, Ready-to Eat = 3 lies for the price of one)

But a shower, even 9 miles from the barracks will be welcome!
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Old Top on June 30, 2008, 01:11:29 pm
Steel Horse,

I was under the impression that MRE stood for Meal Rejected by Eathopieans (sp)  ::)  ::)  ::)

Old Top
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on June 30, 2008, 05:09:26 pm
They boiled our main course C Rat cans in those trash can water heaters.  Spiced beef was my favorite and Ham and Lima Beans my least favorite.  SHB, I never spent any time one of your M 1's, My short time spent in a tank(M60) was during one summer camp. I guess after 58 days, everyone smelled the same and nobody noticed.
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on June 30, 2008, 05:13:20 pm
I'd send Trinity some Bay Rum scent but I'm afraid he might drink it instead of slawishing it on.
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Trinity on June 30, 2008, 08:34:51 pm
Silver Creek Slim,

But I have trouble dipping it out of that bowl the lid keeps droping.  ;D   ;D   ;D

Old Top

 ;D ;D

I'd send Trinity some Bay Rum scent but I'm afraid he might drink it instead of slawishing it on.

Rum's fer drankin'... why on earth would I want to slawsh it on?  Bay Rum, now is that tha spiced kahnd 'r tha coconut kahnd? ;D



SHB, I can do up to three days without a shower... I don't even want to think of 58 days! :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on July 01, 2008, 11:28:49 am
They boiled our main course C Rat cans in those trash can water heaters.  Spiced beef was my favorite and Ham and Lima Beans my least favorite.  SHB, I never spent any time one of your M 1's, My short time spent in a tank(M60) was during one summer camp. I guess after 58 days, everyone smelled the same and nobody noticed.


That's what made it bearable!  We all smelled alike!  :o ::) ;D


I'll tell ya pards, that first shower (and it was from a 3 gallon canvas "bucket" hanging from the end of the gun tube) - in the desert, in front of God and everybody else - was the most glorious, comfortable, wonderful, fulfilling shower I've ever had!  Kind of makes ya 'preciate the "little things" in life we take for granted!


T. Lawdog, I've had plenty of them boiled c-rats, too.  I favored the beenie-weenies and the stuff they passed off as "stew."

Old Top, yer right, the Ethiopians rejected 'em, I b'lieve.  And ya know whut - them durn Iraqi refugees, who didn't have any food or water, even knew what MREs were pork based - by the number on the cover.  They'd come beggin', but MOSTLY they wanted - hold yer hats .... cigarettes.  I had one jasper offer me a wad of cash 4" in diameter for a pack of smokes.  I coulda come back a millionaire - if I smoked.
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on July 01, 2008, 03:21:00 pm
I know you don't use tobbacky, but while you were there did you smoke a camel? ;D
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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on July 01, 2008, 03:34:10 pm
Well, I personally think it would be better pit-roasted, Delmonico, but I'll defer to you in that department ..... :-\   ;)   ;D
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on July 01, 2008, 04:22:44 pm
SHB, I still eat those Van Camps Beeny Weenies in the little cans with the poptop lid.  I will probably pack some for the Trip to NE in Oct.  I still smoked back then so I traded to the smokes a lot. That's where I started smoking unfiltered smokes beacuse everyone wanted Winstons, Marlboros, Salems, and Newports which were filtered. Nobody wanted the Pall Malls, Camels, Luckys, Chesterfields, and unfiltered Kools.
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on July 01, 2008, 05:19:26 pm
I know you don't use tobbacky, but while you were there did you smoke a camel? ;D

No ... but I'm purty sure the Saudis served us some - they supplied a lot of the meals and all the water.

SHB, I still eat those Van Camps Beeny Weenies in the little cans with the poptop lid.  I will probably pack some for the Trip to NE in Oct.  I still smoked back then so I traded to the smokes a lot. That's where I started smoking unfiltered smokes beacuse everyone wanted Winstons, Marlboros, Salems, and Newports which were filtered. Nobody wanted the Pall Malls, Camels, Luckys, Chesterfields, and unfiltered Kools.

Like you, I LIKE those little cans of Beenie-weenies!  I guess there's no accounting fer taste!  ;D
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on July 09, 2008, 07:32:15 am
SHB, I beg to differ on us not having taste. I think that being able to pick out the best entrees out of the C-Rats do require a great deal expertise and gourmet taste buds.
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on July 10, 2008, 05:17:42 pm
SHB, I beg to differ on us not having taste. I think that being able to pick out the best entrees out of the C-Rats do require a great deal expertise and gourmet taste buds.


Well said, mi amigo!

 ;D
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on July 10, 2008, 05:35:55 pm
Thank you Sir! I am humble.
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on July 11, 2008, 04:10:41 pm
The Registration Forms are available at: http://www.grandarmyofthefrontier.org/images/2008%20application%202b.pdf (http://www.grandarmyofthefrontier.org/images/2008%20application%202b.pdf)

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Post by: Pitspitr on July 11, 2008, 04:22:09 pm
The following people have expressed interest in attending the 2008 Grand Muster:

Pitspitr
J. Dawg
River City John
U.S. Scout
Sgt. Drydock
Rattlesnake Jack Robson
Delmonico
Bristow Kid
Bow View Hay Maker
Mustang Gregg
Steel Horse Bailey
 Dusty Tagalon
 Silver Creek Slim
Texas Sarge
Scooter
Jake Jones
Shalako Al
Jed Cooper
James Reed
C/SGT SHELTON
Ogallala Jim,
Kid Flatrock
Gringo Jack
 Major Matt Lewis
Dave Birk
Trey Kendall
Scruffy Skippy
Thunder Thornton
windy city joe
Will Munny
Black Bart
Guns Garrett
MEGAN O'RUCKUS
Ned Neiderlander

The registration forms are now available at:
http://www.grandarmyofthefrontier.org/images/2008%20application%202b.pdf (http://www.grandarmyofthefrontier.org/images/2008%20application%202b.pdf)

In order to continue to hold your place I will now need "official" registrations. The fees are $90 and include all meals and a Nebraska State Park entry permit which will allow you to sleep in the Barracks at Fort Hartsuff. We're limiting this event to 50 Shooters and 40 occupant in the barracks. You'll want to get the forms in soon because as you can see we're at 34 and I expect the rest of the spots to fill up soon.

Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on July 11, 2008, 04:41:36 pm
Colonel Davenport, Sir!

Glad to see I was close to the top of interested parties ...... but it is actually Rattlesnake Jack Robson ....

(Rattle Snake Jack Robinson is no relation .... though I believe he may be distant kin to that marooned Swiss family ....
.... or perhaps to that other chap, Crusoe ....   ;) )

'Nuff sillines ... I'll be submitting my entry Post Haste!  However, before doing so, would I be correct in assuming cheques or money orders should be made payable to you?
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on July 11, 2008, 06:22:56 pm
 :-[ That isn't the first time I've made that mistake either, is it. I'm Sorry.

Yes, the Checks go to me.
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on July 11, 2008, 09:13:05 pm
"Checks" ..... HMMMPPHH!   

(Mumble, mumble .....  Dratted Americans have absolutely no conception of the correct spelling of "cheques" ...... nor of such basic English words as "colour" and "honour", I might add.   Likely the result of transporting themselves about for so long on railroads, rather than railways .....  and hardly being able to enjoy a proper cup of tea ..... and ..... mumble, mumble .....  ;D)

Now, on a slightly  more serious note - Just a 'head's up' that the registration info and form appear to be formatted for legal-size paper (i.e. 8 1/2" X 14") and may not print properly on regular letter-size paper .....
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on July 11, 2008, 10:37:48 pm
Now, on a slightly  more serious note - Just a 'head's up' that the registration info and form appear to be formatted for legal-size paper (i.e. 8 1/2" X 14") and may not print properly on regular letter-size paper .....

Must be a Canadian thing... like Cheques and Colours... Printed fine on mine ;)

As an after thought, I can accept Paypal too.

Is Paypal spelled the same in the Grandmother's land? ;D
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on July 11, 2008, 10:59:42 pm
Must be a Canadian thing... like Cheques and Colours... Printed fine on mine ;)

As an after thought, I can accept Paypal too.

Is Paypal spelled the same in the Grandmother's land? ;D

Perhaps I've got my system set to "British English" rather than "American English" and that's the problem!   ;)

I spell it PayPal ..... and check (not cheque) there for a payment notification, by the way!  (Also look for an e-mail with scanned registration form attached.  Let me know if you need anything else.  For example, should I have "topped up" the PayPal remittance for any fees they charge?)
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on July 11, 2008, 11:16:27 pm
Jerry:

One other question of great import - why are two handsome, sophisticated Officers and Gentlemen of our undeniable stature both glued to the computer on a Friday night, anyway?    

::)   ;D   :(
Title: Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on July 12, 2008, 09:00:15 am
.....  and hardly being able to enjoy a proper cup of tea ..... and ..... mumble, mumble .....  ;D)



Well what kind do you want, Lap Sang Soushong, Earl Grey Darjleeng (most likely misspelled all but Eral Grey) or what? :)

Jerry:

One other question of great import - why are two handsome, sophisticated Officers and Gentlemen of our undeniable stature both glued to the computer on a Friday night, anyway?   

::)   ;D   :(

Well I wasn't on last night, had better things to do, like shut mine down cause of a rather nasty T-storm that was throwin' lightning bolts right over top at the rate of about 10 a minute. ;D
Title: Re: T - 59 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 06, 2008, 08:19:52 am
Official registrations received so far are:

Col. Pitspitr
J. Dawg
Rattlesnake Jack Robson
River City John
Texas Lawdog
Dusty Tagalon
Cherry Lake Jake
Cherry Lake Kate
Culry La Grande
Gripmaker
Cactus Rope
Bow View Haymaker
Texas Sarge
Scooter
Title: Re: T - 59 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on August 06, 2008, 10:50:52 am
The Central District contingent is still working out details - most of which concern suitable transportation large enough to fit 5 or 6  grown men, their gear AND be affordable.  There's also a small problem related to scheduling; Jed Cooper may be getting a "promotion" (to detective) and he's making sure the vacation time will carry over to the new job.

IF we can all get this together, it SHOULD be:

Jeff "Steel Horse Bailey"
Dave "Jed Cooper" Hollandsworth
Tony "Will Munny" Hollandsworth
"Ottawa Creek Bill" Proctor
William Proctor

Unfortunately, our own "Black Bart" Stewart's work schedule changed and he (most likely) won't be with us.

Also: I did the online enlistment form thing for William Proctor last week just as Lt.Col. Eagle Eyes Jefferson was leaving on vacation.  I don't know if that enlistment has been received/processed, just yet - but he's one of us, now.  If needed, I'll re-submit.

Title: Re: T - 59 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 09, 2008, 10:21:27 am
I received a message from Lt. Col. Dusty Tagalon who will be doing the scoring again this year. He is requesting a list of participants by Sept. 1 so that he can put together the name badges and scoring software. Also it would be a great help to Delmonico to know how many he will be cooking for. So, please get those registrations in. We've had nearly 40 initial requests for bunk space in the barracks, but so far have had only 10 official conformations.
Title: Re: T - 59 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on August 09, 2008, 10:49:27 am
We're still up in the air, but we will report ASAP.

It may end up with only 3 of us.

I'm really counting on this and have been since I had to miss last year's muster.  Doggone gas prices and real-life schedules, anyway!
 :(
Title: Re: T - 59 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on August 09, 2008, 12:48:14 pm
C'mon Ladies and Gentlemen!   :)


If I can come to Muster all the way from North of the Medicine Line, it shouldn't prove impossible for y'all to make it there!

 ;D     ;D    ;D
Title: Re: T - 59 Days and counting....
Post by: Bristow Kid on August 10, 2008, 10:49:41 am
I will be there and looking forward to it very much
Title: Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on August 16, 2008, 07:30:54 am
I've been looking forward to the Grand Muster all year, especially since I wasn't able to attend last year and Bvt Col Pitspitr was kind enough to shift the dates, but as of Thursday all my plans have come to naught.

I will be briefing the Secretary of the Navy on Friday, 3 October, and then shortly boarding an aircraft bound for the big sandbox.  With luck I'll only be gone a month, but the timing couldn't have been worse from my personal perspective.  I was given my "warning order" a month ago (just as I put in my leave request), but the dates were only tentative so I hoped they might shift enough to allow me to attend the Muster.  No such luck.

So, to all those who are able to attend!  Enjoy yourselves.

To all those uncommitted, please attend.  The Grand Musters are a lot of fun, and offer some of the most enjoyable and challenging shooting stages you'll encounter anywhere.

US Scout
GAF, Commanding
Title: Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 16, 2008, 08:14:07 am
Aaaarrrggg! Oh No!  :o I was really looking forward to seeing you again (and counting on you to represent the GAF if The Marshall needs interviews for "Cowboys") If it's any comfort, We're all as dissapointed as you are. :-\
Title: Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on August 16, 2008, 09:50:43 am
Aaaarrrggg! Oh No!  :o I was really looking forward to seeing you again (and counting on you to represent the GAF if The Marshall needs interviews for "Cowboys") If it's any comfort, We're all as dissapointed as you are. :-\


Hmmmm...Grand Muster or Iraq?  Decisions, decisions, decisions....   I sure will be glad when I retire in about 18 months!

A month ago, the mission to Iraq didn't exist, but now it does so the remainder of the year for me are going to be "interesting" and extremely busy to say the least.

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF
Title: Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on August 16, 2008, 09:54:44 am
Ya want me to call GW and see if we can put it off for a couple extra weeks? ;)

Dang, was hoping to see you again.
Title: Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 16, 2008, 10:19:24 am
Del, It wouldn't hurt anything to try.
Title: Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on August 16, 2008, 01:47:58 pm
Ya want me to call GW and see if we can put it off for a couple extra weeks? ;)


You can try.  Unfortunately, this little job I have to do has to be done before he leaves office (orders are to get as much done before the election as possible).  I doubt he'll be elected for a third term so time is getting short.

And, I was looking forward to some of that mighty good chow you serve up!  Plus the socializing and shooting.  Right now, this trooper ain't too happy, but duty is duty.

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF
Title: Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on August 16, 2008, 02:03:53 pm

You can try.  Unfortunately, this little job I have to do has to be done before he leaves office (orders are to get as much done before the election as possible).  I doubt he'll be elected for a third term so time is getting short.

And, I was looking forward to some of that mighty good chow you serve up!  Plus the socializing and shooting.  Right now, this trooper ain't too happy, but duty is duty.

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF

Well I doubt he'd listen to me anyway, dang it.
Title: Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 16, 2008, 04:18:37 pm
I sure will be glad when I retire in about 18 months!
And that doesn't even guarantee you'll be able to make the 2009 GM :-\
Title: Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 16, 2008, 05:33:00 pm
Have you made any decisions on where the 2009 Muster will be?
Title: Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on August 16, 2008, 09:21:29 pm
And that doesn't even guarantee you'll be able to make the 2009 GM :-\

I'm at the mercy of the Secretary of the Navy.  This particular investigation I've been working on the last 8 years has kept me from attending the Grand Muster both last year and this.  However, recent events the last few weeks give me hope that the Navy will be closing the case pretty soon within a few months. 

What irritates me is that I tried to get this mission done in the spring, but bureacracy works slowly when it works at all. 

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF
Title: Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on August 16, 2008, 09:46:52 pm
Well, Rats!

Unless we can find a couple from Indiana to share expenses, we can't come.  Our Big 5 Attendees (original count) dwindled down to 4, then 3, now  2 and that just doesn't work.  :(
Title: Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 18, 2008, 01:15:04 pm
Have you made any decisions on where the 2009 Muster will be?
Not as of yet.
In the past the muster has stayed in the same place for 2 years, but there's nothing that says that this will have to happen in this case.
Title: Re: T - 49 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 18, 2008, 01:19:09 pm
I just received word as of this morniing that the Valley County Historical Society has invited all of this years participants to take part in their "Anachronistic Ball" which will be held on Friday evening. Admission to the ball will be included in the Muster registration. I'll have more information by the first of next week.
Title: Re: T - 44 Days and counting....
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on August 19, 2008, 08:37:16 pm
Pitspitr,

     Texas Sarge here, just wanted to ask a couple of questions.  Last year after the Grand Muster I placed a request for three spaces in the barracks and you confirmed them.  Well there will only be two coming from South Texas, Scooter and myself.  The entry forms and fees will be mailed out on Wednesday.  

Without going through all the old posts I wounder if Delmonico could tell us which meals he'll be serving and what day may we arrive and stay in the barracks.

Also what class would a Spencer Rifle be in that is chambered in 44-40.

Thanks

Texas Sarge
Title: Re: T - 44 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 19, 2008, 09:27:11 pm
The Spencer is a Mil-Spec Repeater
We're serving all meals. When would you like to arive?
Title: Re: T - 44 Days and counting....
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on August 19, 2008, 11:05:09 pm
Pitspitr

We will probably arrive late on Wednesday Oct 1st.
Thanks for the info, looking forward to cooler weather.

Thanks

Texas Sarge
Title: Re: T - 44 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 20, 2008, 06:39:12 am
Ok, I think the guys fro KC are coming on Weds. evening too. Thurs is only the shoot through for the squad leaders. I don't believe there were going to be any meals provided on Thurs I'll have to check with Delmonico on that.
Title: Re: T - 44 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on August 21, 2008, 06:18:16 pm
There will be supper on Thursday night, we will be packed and leave Lincoln early in the morning that day.  a head count for Thurs supper would help.  BTW that is the only meal I've planned for sure, that will be Chicken Fried steak because we can do it as needed as folks show up later if need be.

As always if there is anything folks would like to see on the menu's be sure to speak up.  (With in reason, if you want fresh boiled lobster someone is gonna have to toss some extra cash in the kitty. ;D  BTW a dish that was servedat times  in the period on the plains, thanks to the Rail Road.) ;D
Title: Re: T - 44 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 22, 2008, 08:45:21 am
I will be coming from DFW and should arrive Thursday afternoon.  Will we be able to stay in the barracks on Thurs. night?  I have reservations in the barracks and have paid my fees.
Title: Re: T - 44 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 22, 2008, 11:22:51 am
Will we be able to stay in the barracks on Thurs. night?
Yes!
Title: Re: T - 44 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 22, 2008, 12:00:28 pm
Thank you Sir!
Title: Re: T - 44 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on August 22, 2008, 05:10:11 pm
Looks like Colonel Diamond, Windy City Joe and myself look like we may be heading up Wednesday night. 
Title: Re: T - 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 23, 2008, 07:06:55 am
Let's get those papers in folks! I received unofficial barracks reservation requests for for the people below but I haven't seen the paperwork on them officially yet. Lt. Col. Dusty Tagalon's going to need a little time to be able to make name buttons and such, and he can't do it without the list of registants. So lets give him the time he needs to do his job.

1 Trey Kendall
2 Sgt. Drydock
3 Bristow Kid
4 Thunder Thornton
5 C/SGT SHELTON

 
Title: Re: T - 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on August 23, 2008, 10:04:22 am
Jerry,

Answer your email ;)
Title: Re: T - 40 Days and counting....
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on August 23, 2008, 07:29:25 pm
Pitspitr,
    I sent the forms and the gold (by snail mail) for Texas Sarge and Scooter.  You can take Jake Jones off the barracks list he will not be attending.

Texas Sarge
Title: Re: T - 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 25, 2008, 12:48:04 pm
Got them this Morning

Official registrations received so far are:

Col. Pitspitr
J. Dawg
Rattlesnake Jack Robson
River City John
Texas Lawdog
Dusty Tagalon
Cherry Lake Jake
Cherry Lake Kate
Culry La Grande
Capt. Montgomery Little--Gripmaker
Cactus Rope
Bow View Haymaker
Texas Sarge
Scooter
Shalako Al
Major Matt Lewis
Windy City Joe
Col. Diamond
Guns Garrett
Megan O'Ruckus
Ned Niederlander
Scruffy Skippy
Kit Peak Kid
Title: Re: T - 36 Days and counting....
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on August 30, 2008, 10:10:12 pm
At this time, I am uncertain that I will be able to attend. With my new job I will not have much PTO by that time. Also, pheasant hunting in SD with my brother is something I would like to do. So, at this point I'm a maybe.  :(

Slim
Title: Re: T - 36 Days and counting....
Post by: Gringo Jack on September 01, 2008, 10:40:56 am
Howdy Pitspitr

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the Muster this year.  Ogallala Jim and Kid Flatrock might come up for a day to check it out but they probably will not stay overnight or shoot, so you may want to take them off of your list also.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  :'(

Gringo Jack
Title: Re: T - 36 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on September 01, 2008, 12:13:24 pm
I'm Sorry to hear that Jack.
I was looking forward to meeting you guys.
Title: Re: T - 32 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on September 02, 2008, 06:03:52 pm
Application is officially in  the mail.  I believe Col. Diamonds is too.
Title: Re: T - 29 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on September 04, 2008, 09:39:31 am
We're under a month away. Get the registrations in people!
Title: Re: T - 26 Days and counting....
Post by: Gripmaker on September 07, 2008, 05:28:11 pm
Need to make an official verification especially for any nametags at the Muster. Dusty, please do not make me a tag that says "gripmaker", it should be Capt. Montgomery Little which is my GAF alias. Since my wife has started to call me Gripmaker, I need a bit of rest from it.

See Y'all at Ft. Hartsuff.  Nebrasky will never be the same after our departure (or during our presence).

(Bvt) LTC Montgomery Little, Commanding, Div. of MO (hope that's correct. We never had such particalers in the CSA)
Title: Re: T - 26 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on September 07, 2008, 10:04:02 pm
LTC Little
I believe the information I sent LTC Tagalon had the correct alias but it's good to double check.
Title: Re: T - 26 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on September 08, 2008, 06:23:52 pm
I don' t know Larry.  I personally think you should go with "He who should not be named."
Title: Re: T - 26 Days and counting....
Post by: Dusty Tagalon on September 09, 2008, 12:26:14 pm
What guns are needed for the Wild Bunch side match?

Dusty
Title: Re: T - 26 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on September 09, 2008, 02:53:36 pm
a 1911 or 1908 & a lever or bolt rifle & a 97 or Trench Gun or Model 12.  I suppose any of the Double Action Service Models upto and including the 1917 can play too.
Title: Re: T - 26 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on September 09, 2008, 06:36:02 pm
Is a Side by Side double barrel shotgun still OK? 
otherwise I will have to round up a 97 somewhere and learn how to run it.

Title: Re: T - 26 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on September 09, 2008, 10:33:21 pm
You will have a REAL hard time loading 5 shells into a double barrel.  In the Wild Bunch matches, you stoke your shotgun.
Title: Re: T - 26 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on September 09, 2008, 10:45:21 pm
But are the shotguns shells loaded on or off the clock.  I always thought that stoking the pumps would be fine on the clock in any match.  as long as all shells would be loaded on the clock it wouldn't make a difference if you load 2 at a time or 5 at a time.  but if the shotgun is staged loaded then that is different.  I'll just have to cope.
Title: Re: T - 26 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on September 09, 2008, 10:50:50 pm
Shotshells are loaded off the clock.  I am almost sure somebody will have one you can borrow.
Title: Re: T - 26 Days and counting....
Post by: Dusty Tagalon on September 10, 2008, 08:58:10 am
I am hoping I can get some .265 bullets in intime to shoot the Wild Bunch side match.

For contingency reasons, I have ordered .308  brass, bullets, & dies from Midway. Then I can at least have a 93 conversion (FR7) for the Wild Bunch match.

Dusty
Title: Re: T - 20 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on September 13, 2008, 02:58:06 pm
Just completed 3 VERY FUN Wild Bunch stages and sent them on to Jerry.  Jerry, please get in contact with me if you have any questions.

Thank you
Title: Re: T - 20 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on September 13, 2008, 09:52:35 pm
Well, it appears that after nearly a year of planning and wishing, I won't be able to attend.  Nor will the rest of the Indiana guys.  Dave, Tony, John and Bart have to work.  Bill and I can't afford the trip with just the 2 of us paying for gas.  I blame 99.9% of this failure on the petroleum prices.

And if this weren't enough, gas prices have risen nearly $0.50 per gallon because there MIGHT be some damage due to the hurricane.  I must be in the wrong business!  I mean, what other industry can get away with what the Big Oil companies do?  Back in the spring the cost of gas passed $131/barrel.  Last night it was just below $101/barrel.  That's nearly a 24% drop - but when the oil cost-per-barrel started going down did the retail price end up dropping the same 24%?  Of course not - it dropped a shade more than 10%, and that's all.  Now, the hurricane has caused some havoc down in the Gulf and the Oil Barons have zoomed the price back up "just in case" some of the refineries get damaged.  "Just in case!"  Bah Humbug !  Those thieves have us over a barrel and it's full of crude.  Top it all off with several of the largest companies reporting "record" profits.  Again.  It's a load of crap, and we're forced to eat it.
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

And it's ruining my shooting and meeting old friends and friends I've not yet met!  (Now I've gotten to the REAL issue!  ;)  I was darn sure lookin' forward to eating at Del's Diner, too!  :(



Anyone between Indy and Ft. Hartstuff want to go in on a ride-share?

Bvt. Lt.Col. J.C. Bailey
Title: Re: T - 19 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on September 14, 2008, 08:28:43 am
Sorry to hear that Jeff. :(
Title: Re: T - 19 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on September 15, 2008, 06:11:16 am
I can Sympathize with Jeff about the gas prices.  It is a little over 700 miles for me to come up to Neb. from Texas one way.  I haven't driven my pickup that far since I got it.  I hopin' that it will get about 20 mpg on the trip. I'll be comin' up there by myself. I have wanted to attend one of the Musters, so this may be my only opportunity to attend due the gas prices.  The SASS convention and NCOWS convention fall under the same catagory. The cost of Airline tickets are also a factor. It is unfortunate that economics have to come into play to put a dent in the activities that we enjoy and attend.
Title: Re: T - 19 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on September 15, 2008, 08:50:57 am
I can Sympathize with Jeff about the gas prices.  It is a little over 700 miles for me to come up to Neb. from Texas one way.  I haven't driven my pickup that far since I got it.  I hopin' that it will get about 20 mpg on the trip. I'll be comin' up there by myself. I have wanted to attend one of the Musters, so this may be my only opportunity to attend due the gas prices.  The SASS convention and NCOWS convention fall under the same catagory. The cost of Airline tickets are also a factor. It is unfortunate that economics have to come into play to put a dent in the activities that we enjoy and attend.


Indeed!  I wish I could get 20 mpg out of my pick-em-up.
Title: Re: T - 19 Days and counting....
Post by: Gripmaker on September 17, 2008, 10:43:08 pm
I can feel for you guys as my  Mazda (read Ford Ranger dressed in noodles) PU gets a whopping 15 mpg no matter how you drive.
But then, I am taking my car (Buick) that gets between 31-35 loaded, again no matter how you drive it.  Michelle Torrence and I just love those "old people's" luxury cars.

Title: Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on September 20, 2008, 11:53:50 am
My 1990 F-150 with the 300 cid in-line 6 and the five speed gets 18 in town and 23 on the highway.

Old people engine, driven like an old man. ;D
Title: Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on September 21, 2008, 07:43:58 am
My 1990 F-150 with the 300 cid in-line 6 and the five speed gets 18 in town and 23 on the highway.

Old people engine, driven like an old man. ;D


Imagine that!

 :o ::)

    ;)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on September 21, 2008, 10:32:33 am
My new PU is a GMC Sierra 1500 with a V6. I've never really checked the mileage on it and I have only driven it about 60 miles one way on a trip. This will be the first long trip in it. I plan on driving about 62 mph with the cruise control. My 99 Silverado has the 350 4 barrel V8 and it gets about 16 mpg. It's in good shape, I think the V6 will get better mileage.  I'm hopin' that 20 mpg is realistic.
Title: Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on September 21, 2008, 02:43:22 pm
I hope so, but don't hold your breath. I have 2 p/u's A 1987 K-10 with a 350 and 4 speed, and a 2003 S-10 4WD with a 4.3 auto. I haven't checked the '87 in years because it seldom leaves the farm and when it does it's pulling a trailer but it always used to get 15-16 mph. The S-10 usually gets around 17.  >:(
Title: Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
Post by: Mustang Gregg on September 22, 2008, 01:17:49 pm
Col Pitspitr:

You guys have fun at Ft Hartsuff. 
I'll be thinking about the Muster & match whilst stuck on duty at Ft Flat Water. 
I cannot get away for the 2008 siorre.

Apolgies,
Mustang Gregg
Title: Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
Post by: Guns Garrett on September 23, 2008, 10:29:49 am
My 4-banger (2.3?) 1994 S-10 gets about 30 mpg when the aircleaner's new, running back and forth to work (16 mi. each way).  I haven't checked the mileage on a long-haul trip on the highway. After a few weeks, mpg drops to about 26.

My 750 Honda Shadow ACE gets about 55mpg - about 160 miles before going on reserve (2.9 gal).

On the otherhand, my '95 Tahoe 350 V8 gets maybe 18mpg on the higway on a good day, but about 8 when I'm towing my 26'camper.  (I learned the hard way about towing in O/D - going to the 2005 Muster in Garnett, by the way).

I'm splitting the difference, and the wife and I are driving our PT Cruiser (24 mpg) to Ord next week.
Title: Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on September 23, 2008, 03:47:30 pm
Col. Pitspitr:

Just a heads up that it appears you can release my bunk in the Fort Hartsuff barracks, if you are in need of it for anyone else .....


 :o


 ???


 :-\


 :'(


 ;) ;D ::)


I am coming to Muster, mind you ....... but my wussy 'batman' insists on a motel room, so have booked one in Ord.

Lookin' forward to seein' everyone!
Title: Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on September 23, 2008, 05:05:17 pm
I hope the gas prices don't cause anymore casualties for the Muster this year.  This will probably my vacation for the year so i will make the trip up there from Texas.
Title: Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on September 23, 2008, 06:15:48 pm
Just a heads up that it appears you can release my bunk in the Fort Hartsuff barracks, if you are in need of it for anyone else .....
I am coming to Muster, mind you ....... but my wussy 'batman' insists on a motel room, so have booked one in Ord.
You are so cruel!
I thought for a minute you were telling me you weren't coming. And after  I had assured the producers of COWBOYS that you would be here.
Title: Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on September 23, 2008, 06:17:31 pm
I hope the gas prices don't cause anymore casualties for the Muster this year. 

I hope not too, though I think those that have registered are pretty committited to attending.
Title: Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on September 23, 2008, 08:32:34 pm
I hope not too, though I think those that have registered are pretty committited to attending.

I was committed, too - I just couldn't broker the travel deal.  Dang fuel costs!  >:(

My wife tells me regularly that I should be committed.  ;)

Title: Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on September 23, 2008, 09:31:11 pm
You will not be seeing the whites of my eyes in Ord this year. I won't have enough PTO at this new job by that time. Hopefully, I will make it next year.

Slim
Title: Re: T - 8 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on September 25, 2008, 09:44:00 pm
Hi Everybody

Here are a few final details.

Since the parts of the Grand Muster that will be held in the barracks is in a state park here is a list of the pertinent rules: No hobnail or heel plates If your shoes  have them bring something else to wear while you’re in the building. Don’t bring any fire wood. If we need wood it will be provided. No Alcoholic beverages are allowed on Nebraska Game and Parks land. No smoking in any of the buildings.
A Nebraska Park entry permit is need on your vehicle. This is included in the price of your Muster registration, but I need to know ASAP when you plan to arrive and if you plan to stay for all 3 days. If you’re from Nebraska and already have a permit please let me know that as well.
 All meals are included in the registration fee.
 If you have any special needs please be sure to let me know so that we can plan for them ahead of time.
You will need to provide your own bedding and table service.
There is a modern rest room a short distance from the barracks and there is no electricity in the barracks so it might be a good idea to bring a flashlight.
You won’t need a gun cart, but if you really want to bring it AND you don’t mind sharing it  to serve as a rifle rack, you may bring it.
I just checked the 10 forecast and it’s saying highs around 70 and lows in the upper 40’s to low 50’s with the possibility of a few showers on Saturday so bring appropriate clothes- we can’t post pone the shoot if the weather isn’t perfect!
If you are late on Friday and still want to shoot some of the side matches we will TRY to accommodate you.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU DON’T SEE THE ANSWER TO HERE, POST IT BELOW AND I’LL ANSWER IT FOR EVERYONE

Friday, October 3th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Check-In
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Side Matches
1:00 p.m. – Complete Wild Bunch Match
6:00 p.m. Anachronistic Ball  by the Valley County Historical Society

Saturday, October 4th 8:00 a.m. Morning Colors/Mandatory Shooter’s Meeting
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Main Stages
6:00 p.m. Formal Banquet

Sunday, October 5th 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Morning Colors/Mandatory Shooter’s Meeting
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Main Stages Continue
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Awards & Final Muster
3:00 Clean barracks
Title: Re: T - 6 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on September 27, 2008, 05:31:19 pm
Official registrations received so far are:

Col. Pitspitr
J. Dawg
Rattlesnake Jack Robson
River City John
Texas Lawdog
Dusty Tagalon
Cherry Lake Jake
Cherry Lake Kate
Culry La Grande
Capt. Montgomery Little--Gripmaker
Cactus Rope
Bow View Haymaker
Texas Sarge
Scooter
Shalako Al
Major Matt Lewis
Windy City Joe
Col. Diamond
Guns Garrett
Megan O'Ruckus
Ned Niederlander
Scruffy Skippy
Kit Peak Kid


IT"S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER!
Title: Re: T - 5 Days and counting....
Post by: Dr. Bob on October 01, 2008, 11:35:30 pm
Gentlemen and Ladies,

I wish fair weather and a light breeze for you this weekend.  I have other obligations that will keep me from participating.  Have fun and be safe!  I'll look forward to the reports.

YMH&OS,

Brvt. LtC. Dr. Bob
Chief Topographical Engineer