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

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

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

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Col. Rattlesnake Jack Robson

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Col. Capt. Montgomery Little

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Sgt. Major Texas Sarge Spotting in the long range rifle

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Range owner/host Steffan Baker in the wild bunch match

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Breakfast at the barracks

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Sunday lunch at the Baker house
Title: Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Bull Schmitt on October 06, 2008, 11:09:43 am
Bvt Col Pitspitr,

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

Bvt Col Bull Schmitt
Adjutant General
Title: Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on October 06, 2008, 11:11:59 am
By all means. Use any of my photos you want
Title: Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on October 06, 2008, 11:38:09 am
Great shots!  Thanks for sharing/posting, Col. Pitspitr!!!!
Title: Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: River City John on October 06, 2008, 12:07:29 pm
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Our Department Commander at the Ball Friday in his interpretation as a local Buffler hunter and scout, "Little Buckshot" Conrad Wentworth. "Scruffy Skippy" seated on right.

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l. to r.
"Windy City Joe", "Curly LaGrande", "Cherry Lake Jake", "Cherry Lake Kate"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Title: Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on October 06, 2008, 12:43:22 pm
Thanks for posting John.

Here is a line drawing of the original "Little Buckshot" Conrad Wentworth
Title: Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on October 06, 2008, 01:10:28 pm
Looks like I have the honor to post the first photos of the new "Iron Trooper Medal" that the Brigade Champion earns. They are solid silver including the clasp. Rattlesnake Jack took home the 2008 medal.
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Title: Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on October 06, 2008, 02:10:24 pm
OK, I'm a year behind, I thought it was 2008. ;D

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

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


Leo
Title: Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on October 06, 2008, 02:46:53 pm
OK, I'm a year behind, I thought it was 2008. ;D

Yeah, yeah, yeah. :-[

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

Title: Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on October 06, 2008, 03:19:00 pm
Yeah, yeah, yeah. :-[

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



Tiz what I thought: ;D
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on October 06, 2008, 03:26:35 pm
I'll get some more worked on and up-loaded tonight:

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

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

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

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Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Bull Schmitt on October 06, 2008, 05:03:59 pm
Delmonico,

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

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

Col Bull

Adjutant General
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: River City John on October 06, 2008, 05:06:13 pm
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"Col. Pitsptr" and "Ned Niederlander" observing.

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The Navy fending off boarders.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on October 06, 2008, 05:19:49 pm
Dang Captain, I sure am glad you got a picture or 2 of my buckskin jacket and tht "Fine" folding campaign hat. I think those are the only 2 pictures I have of them together.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on October 06, 2008, 05:32:29 pm
Dang Captain, I sure am glad you got a picture or 2 of my buckskin jacket and tht "Fine" folding campaign hat. I think those are the only 2 pictures I have of them together.

And if it would have rained, you would not have the hat. ;D
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Mustang Gregg on October 06, 2008, 06:08:41 pm
EXCELLENT!!!! 
Title: Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Captain Lee Bishop on October 06, 2008, 08:23:14 pm
GREAT photos!  ;D
I am curious about this photo:
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What are the other two medals being worn?  ???
Title: Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on October 06, 2008, 08:25:44 pm
The white ribboned medal is a GAF 3rd Place finish in a Muster Event and the Red and White one is for an NCOWS Nationals placing I believe.

Title: Re: 2009 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: River City John on October 06, 2008, 09:22:48 pm
The NCOWS medal was chosen to replace another GAF medal won- I believe, awarded the second Muster. Those were the medals that were practically dinner plate size, if you remember. They just do not look right on a uniform, so as the Muster was conducted under NCOWS rules in the beginning it was an appropriate substitution.

RCJ
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on October 07, 2008, 07:30:21 am
Great pictures.

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

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Oscar and I on the road:

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And who could forget the road constrution: ;D

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Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Gripmaker on October 07, 2008, 05:26:01 pm

AND A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!!!

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

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

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

Will also ask Bro Bob to post pics from his camera to this site.  DID YOU SEE THAT BOB?
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Trinity on October 07, 2008, 06:51:11 pm
Lawdy Del.  That pizza made me hongry!!

Great pics folks.  One of these days I'll be able to make it out there.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on October 07, 2008, 10:50:14 pm
Del,
Did you get any pictures where I actually have my eyes open?
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 08, 2008, 01:21:48 am
Greetings All:

I have just reached home, having traveled via Cheyenne, Wyoming and Butte, Montana (over-nighting in both of those locations).

I am too beat at the moment to post any pictures, but certainly wish to add my sincere congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Col. Pitspitr for a very well-run and exceptionally enjoyable Muster!

I am honoured and humbled to have been awarded the Iron Trooper award, and am also particularly pleased that my performance managed to secure the Divisional trophy for the Division of Canada, Department of the International ....

Pictures to be posted on the morrow, hopefully!
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Texas Lawdog on October 08, 2008, 02:10:18 am
Jack, I enjoyed meeting you at the Muster. I like the Black Watch trousers. I have been told that members of my Clan, Clan Robertson were well represented in the Black Watch.  My Congrats. on winning the Iron Trooper Award. I was the one that asked about a Police Glengary.  I'm glad you made it back to Alberta safe and sound. I come to Calgary to the Rodeo every so often.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 08, 2008, 05:15:29 pm
Texas Lawdog, I was pleased to finally make your acquaintance in person, as well!  (As for the glengarry, here is a link to the website I mentioned:  http://www.glengarryhats.com/ (http://www.glengarryhats.com/)).

I'll take this opportunity to start posting some of my photos: 

1. Captain Montgomery Little (Gripmaker) at lunchtime on Friday (Side Match day)

2. Capt. Little during the main match

3.  Capt. Little and Windy City Joe at lunch

4. Curly La Grande manning the unloading table

Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 08, 2008, 05:23:48 pm
More .....

1. Dusty Tagalong and Curly La Grande

2. Guns Garrett at lunchtime

3. Guns with Meagan O'Ruckus apparently holding him by the scruff of the neck ....  ;)
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Frenchie on October 08, 2008, 05:27:32 pm
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Yes? You have a complaint about the food?
 ;D
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 08, 2008, 05:33:40 pm
And more .....

1.  Guns Garrett with Maj. Lewis

2.  Maj. Lewis and Capt. Little
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 08, 2008, 05:39:46 pm
Yet more .....

1.  Maj. Matt Lewis preparing to "hang a whuppin' on the non-Kansan participants .... with Col. Pitspitr and others looking suitably dubious .... ;D

2.  Maj. Lewis timing Windy City Joe
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 08, 2008, 05:46:07 pm
1.  Ensign River City John striking a Captain Morgan pose .....

1.  Shalako Al intent on something ....
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 08, 2008, 05:50:59 pm
1.  Scooter engages pistol targets.

2.  Scooter with his Spencer rifle on the same stage, Dusty Tagalong timing.

3.  Texas Sarge
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 08, 2008, 05:55:41 pm
Various participants ....
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 08, 2008, 05:57:45 pm
More group shots ....
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 08, 2008, 06:01:29 pm
1.  The prospect from the heights on which Fort Foolishman stands ....

2.  Windy City Joe and Curly La Grande
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 08, 2008, 06:05:35 pm
Yours Truly, during the shoot and after being presented with the Iron Trooper award .... the way my tunic and trouser legs are blowing may give you some idea of how windy it became by mid-afternoon on Sunday -
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pony Racer on October 09, 2008, 05:45:17 am
Wow - what awesome pics from an outstanding shoot!!!

I love the barracks pic too - that and the pics of the food and nightime lighting just adds that extra piece to this shoot that others do not have.

Who goes to these from the east coast?

Anyone from the NorVA/MD crowd who might like to plan a road trip next year?

V/R

Poney Racer
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on October 09, 2008, 08:29:35 am
General Scout was planning on attending this year but work got in the way.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Charles B Gatewood on October 09, 2008, 06:58:12 pm
Great pictures!!!
Wish I could have been there.
Your Obedient Servant,
Lt. C.B. Gatewood
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on October 09, 2008, 10:06:55 pm
Wish I could have been there.

Start planning for next year.

I can assure you that I already have!
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Gripmaker on October 09, 2008, 11:02:15 pm
YES!!! Please start planning for next year as we need some fresh blood on the firing line ( no pun intended, especially after being hit 6-7 times with lead splatter and shot).  Some candidates from the DelMarVa area would be appreciated. Looking forward to seeing the General next year. He will fall in love with Fort Hartsuff. Just to think of sleeping in the same bunk as an 1880s soldier was enough to keep me awake the first night (that and Delmonico's Turkish coffee).

Col. Pitsptr, I shall endeavor to follow your suggestion and come up with a Lt. Col. dress uniform  but after much thought, it may be that of a Staff Chaplain.  Do you have any suggestions as to where I can research such a uniform?

The stars at 4:00 AM at Fort Hartsuff are every bit as beautiful as at Garnett, KS or here at home in Carthage, MO. The Lord's creation looks great no matter where you view it from.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pony Racer on October 10, 2008, 05:47:13 am
Gripmaker - the Quartermaster Shop has a Civil War era chaplain uniform.

It looks pretty nice - hope they had a summer time uniform or relaxed allowances for the heat.

PR
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on October 10, 2008, 06:24:49 am
YES!!! Please start planning for next year as we need some fresh blood on the firing line ( no pun intended, especially after being hit 6-7 times with lead splatter and shot). 

Col. Pitsptr, I shall endeavor to follow your suggestion and come up with a Lt. Col. dress uniform  but after much thought, it may be that of a Staff Chaplain.  Do you have any suggestions as to where I can research such a uniform?

 :o YOU GOT HIT WITH THAT MUCH SPLASH!?  :o I thought as far away as I had most of the targets nobody would have to worry about splash. At least we can rest assured that the splash wasn't from a Kansas Marine. Their bullets had a hard time just getting to the target.  ;D

I don't consider myself an expert on officers uniforms by any means, but since they were private purchased you should have a little more latitude. Probably the first place I would check is with St. George. Army Blue and More Army Blue are pretty good books on uniforms.

Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on October 10, 2008, 09:49:50 am
To reduce splachback from the targets, you might try to angle them down abit more than they were.  I didn'tlook at your stands real close soI don't knowhoweasy that will be.  I think alot ofthe splash was going off to the sides  and could still travle a god ways instead of being difected down into the dirt in front of the tarets. 
We've had very little problem withour targets that are angled down/ forward but the ones we have that are more straight tend to have more lead coming backat us on ocasion.
Just some personal observations.  your results may vary. 
a great shoot alltogether.  I'm looking forward to more pictures.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Frenchie on October 10, 2008, 04:46:49 pm
Anyone from the NorVA/MD crowd who might like to plan a road trip next year?

Don't know right now, we'll have to wait and see, but I know I'd like to go.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on October 10, 2008, 05:33:51 pm
I stayed up late last night playing with some of the pictures and my photo program, still got some more learning to do, but here is what I did:

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Removed a couple of things in this one, a digital camera and two Pepsi bottles: ;)

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This one kinda looks like one of those hand tinted post cards, if any one wants a post card of Oscar makin' hash:

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Thought this one would make a good Stereo-Scope View:

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perhaps with a pitcure of Dewey's fleet and the blown up Maine.

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Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Gripmaker on October 10, 2008, 11:16:55 pm
Col. Pitsptr,  Yep,  I sure did get hit that many times but mostly when the foragers were shooting shotguns against bowling pins. Apparently the surface sealant was "holding" the shot just long enough that when the pins spun on the ground, the shot was "flung" (MO word) in all directions. Had a few red spots on my tummy when I got back to the wife in Ioway. Her remarks were not those that would elicit joy in the heart of the walking wounded (nor were the snickers appreciated). I noticed that River City John must have taken a hit as he had a blood spot between his eyes after Sat. stages.

Was researching Chaplain uniforms today and found that they were basically the same from 1861-1880 and that, although not really military personnel, Chaplains were paid at the rank of Cavalry Captain. Some apparently took acception to this as they joined the regular service and one rose to the rank of Major General. Bad enough to drop from CSA Brigadier to US Lt. Col. but then to drop even further to US Capt.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on October 11, 2008, 08:20:53 am
Bad enough to drop from CSA Brigadier to US Lt. Col. but then to drop even further to US Capt.

William McCall dropped from Brigadier to 1st Sgt., so you aren't so bad off ;)

You must be a lead magnet. You're the reason I wear "space glasses" as Ottawa Creek Bill calls them. We were standing visiting at Garnett in 2005 when you caught one in the neck that drew blood.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Gripmaker on October 11, 2008, 11:35:41 pm
Yep...and put me to the ground with one of the ladies making enough noise to gather a crowd.  It must be paybacks for military
time. Never shot at once as even the NVA, KR and CNA like to know locations before unloading SAF or Arty. Absolute concealment  is 90% of coming home in the LRPC game.

Victory is not about dieing for your country. It is about making the enemy die for his...and in great numbers.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on October 12, 2008, 10:59:29 am
Perhaps GAF needs some Purple Hearts. ;)
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: River City John on October 12, 2008, 02:24:20 pm
Perhaps GAF needs some Purple Hearts. ;)

Military did not award Purple Hearts in our era. The badge that was displayed was called a scar.

Besides, if getting hit with splatter warrants recognition, might as well just automatically pass it out to everyone. :D


 
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: US Scout on October 13, 2008, 09:13:44 am
Was researching Chaplain uniforms today and found that they were basically the same from 1861-1880 and that, although not really military personnel, Chaplains were paid at the rank of Cavalry Captain. Some apparently took acception to this as they joined the regular service and one rose to the rank of Major General. Bad enough to drop from CSA Brigadier to US Lt. Col. but then to drop even further to US Capt.

Larry,

I haven't pulled our my post-CW regs, but a quick bit of research on chaplain's uniforms of the War of Unpleasantness revealed that Confederate chaplains had no regulation uniform.  A chaplain of the 4th Texas was observed in September 1861 wearing a single-breasted military style black frock coat with brass buttons and black trousers.  The coat had an "olive branch" in green braid on the cuffs.  No other ornamentation.   Union chaplains also wore a plain black frock coat (civilian or military style) with plain black buttons and black trousers.  However, some wore uniforms of their own design to include shoulder straps and even swords (one chaplain was killed by a Confederate who thought he was a combatant because of his sword). 

Secondly, I wouldn't worry overmuch what rank you wear (or don't wear).  I have several uniforms in various ranks from 1st Lt through Brig Gen - some for shooting and some for fancy affairs.  I've been hankering after an NCO of light artillery uniform mostly because I like the look of the red on the blue (and also because I was once a sergeant and I've served with the artillery - though not at the same time).  This is a hobby, so enjoy yourself. 

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Gripmaker on October 13, 2008, 10:49:09 pm

Sir: I totally concur that this is a hobby and I shall continue to thoroughly enjoy every bit of it. However, since ministry has been my main occupation for more than 34 years, I want to make the best of it. Have even entertained the thought of volounteering for the position of Cheif of Chaplains for GAF and am interested in any other ministers who would be willing to join the ranks.
Your thoughts on this proposal would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on October 14, 2008, 06:38:51 am
Gripmaker,

I can't speak for GAF or it's members but I thnk having a chief of Chaplians is a great idea not just for GAF but for Cowboy Action Shoting in general.  And I will add that after getting a chance to meet you in person at the muster yb\ou would be the right person for the job, though it does seam that your a man of many talants.

Around hear and I think in most parts of the country the Cowboy Action events take place on Sunday and many of us miss out on our regular churchin' because of it. 
For myself, I feel closest to our creator when outside in all that he created and enjoying our freadoms with good friends, but a bit of the gospel and it's meassage to go with all that would be nice to ad. 

Especially at multi day events it would be nice for a match dirrector to know who theymight be able to ask to give a short blessing to the event or even a short service before saftey meetings and such.

I wnated to offer somthing on the Sunday morning of a recend 2-day we had but felt out of my element to lead.
A list or directory or even those in your profession making themselves known if they would be willing to the match directors would be a great idea and might serve to remind us all just how blessed we are. 


Again,
Just some of my random thoughts

Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Gripmaker on October 14, 2008, 10:43:44 am

BVW,  Thank you for your thoughts. There's nothing like a little enthusiasm/encouragement to get a ball rolling. Think I'll just start a new post asking for volounteers for the Chaplaincy Corps but will wait for permission from HQ first.

God Bless and shoot safe, Y'all.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on October 14, 2008, 01:29:20 pm
Here are some photo's I received today from Lt. Col. Dusty Tagalon

If anybody got some pictures of the previous winners of the Iron trooper I sure would like to see them.

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Commisary Dept Chief  (or Chef) Delmonico

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Inside the barracks

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Inspection

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Participants of the 2008 Grand Muster

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Col. Pitspitr congratulates 2008 Iron Trooper Col. Rattlesnake Jack Robson

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Department of the Missouri Staff Personel
Back row l to r Lt. Col. Shalako Al Division of Iowa; Lt. Col. Guns Garrett Division of Kansas; Lt. Col. Montegomery Little Division of Missouri; Lt. Col. Kit Peak Kid Division of South Dakota; Front Row l to r: Lt. Col. Scooter Division of Texas;  Sgt. Major Texas Sarge; Col. Pitspitr, Department Commander; Lt. Col. Dusty Tagalon Department Chief of Staff; Lt. Col. Cherry Lake Jake Division of Minnesota
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on October 14, 2008, 03:03:18 pm
Here are some photo's I received today from Lt. Col. Dusty Tagalon


(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/6794/pa050339lz5.jpg)
Department of the Missouri Staff Personel
Back row l to r Lt. Col. Shalako Al Division of Iowa; Lt. Col. Guns Garrett Division of Kansas; Lt. Col. Montegomery Little Division of Missouri; Lt. Col. Kit Peak Kid Division of South Dakota; Front Row l to r: Lt. Col. Scooter Division of Texas; Lt. Col. Guns Garrett Division of Kansas; Sgt. Major Texas Sarge; Col. Pitspitr, Department Commander; Lt. Col. Guns Garrett Division of Kansas; Lt. Col. Dusty Tagalon Department Chief of Staff; Lt. Col. Cherry Lake Jake Division of Minnesota




Boy - that Guns Garrett is sure a popular Trooper!  And he looks different in each picture!  :o

 ;)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on October 14, 2008, 05:19:25 pm
??????? Yeah I'm not sure how that happened but thanks for pointing it out. ???
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on October 14, 2008, 08:29:27 pm
Col. Pitspitr

Ok I give up, uncle, and what ever else people say when they are not able to work a computer to post a photo here.
I went to additional options, chose the photo of three Iron Troopers I took during the Grand Ball to start with and can not get it to post.  Keeps telling me the photo is too big, and I do not know how to make it any smaller without sissors.  Someone, anyone HELP.

Texas Sarge
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 14, 2008, 09:15:58 pm
Texas Sarge:

Sounds like you may be trying to attach the image as it came off your camera (.... which could be as much as a megabyte or more in file size - i.e. far over the maximum 150 kilobytes allowed here ....)

You should have some sort of image editing software on your computer - including something that came with the original software package, quite likely, as well as whatever software came with your camera that has allowed you to download the image to your computer.  They all differ somewhat, at least in the names they assign to different functions - but you should be able to locate a "size" or "re-size" command (or some similar term.)  When working with that particular image, it should tell you what size the image presently is, and then give you options to re-size it.  Ideally, this will be expressed both in terms of dimensions (i.e. so many inches, centimeters or pixels in width and height) and also file size (i.e. so many kilobytes).  Using the latter, you should be able to re-size the image to no more than 150 kilobytes (or whatever other size you want) for posting on the internet. 

NOTE:  do not just "save" this re-sized image, since that will likely replace your original image in memory with the much lower quality and resolution  image you have just created.  Rather, use the "save as" function instead, to save the new image file under a different name - I often use the existing name, with a "sm" (for "small") or "low res", or some other such supplement added to the end .... that way, if you have saved the new image to the same file folder as the original, they should appear together on the list of folder contents.   Keeping the original image file as downloaded from your camera isn't necessary,  but if you ever want to get a print made from that photo, or print it yourself, it is that original high resolution image you'll want to do it from.   The new low res image you have created will be just fine for posting on the internet, since most computer monitors only display a fairly low resolution image anyway, and any excess resolution is wasted in that application. 

(If all else fails, e-mail the image to me, and I can re-size it and post it for you .....  However, you'll likely want to try to familiarize yourself with the process and learn to do it yourself, of course.)
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on October 14, 2008, 09:34:15 pm
RattlesnakeJack

Thanks for the info I'll work with it till I get it right. 

Send some cool weather to South Texas will ya.

Thanks
Texas Sarge
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on October 14, 2008, 10:17:04 pm
I've done it the way Jack described, but I don't remember how I did it. I usually just upload the photo to Image shack (a photo hosting site) and then link the thread to that. At any rate, could you please email me the photo as it came off your camera?
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on October 15, 2008, 09:16:04 am
I believe this is the photo Texas Sarge was trying to post. It is of the past winners of the Iron Trooper
L to R: (Bvt.) Col. Major Matt Lewis, (Bvt.) Col. Pitspitr, Col. Diamond
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/3989/gafgrandmuster2008055ws2.jpg)
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Leo Tanner on October 15, 2008, 12:07:26 pm
I use photobucket.  Ya can sign up fer free and upload up ta ten thousand pitchers.  When you want ta post one of em here, ya just choose the IMG option, highlight it an copy it.  Then ya just paste it here.  It will already be resized.  When you paste you'll just see text, but after submitting, it will appear as the photo.
     Hope ya the best.


Leo
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pony Racer on October 15, 2008, 08:27:49 pm
Awesome pics gents - congrats to all!! :D
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Cactus Rope on October 29, 2008, 11:09:16 pm
Howdy folks, from the darkside of the mighty muddy (Illinois).
I finally got this posting thing figured out, I HOPE.
So, here are some photos from the muster. Didn't get to many, as my photographer ( Capt. Little) was confused as to the operation of the new fangled contraption called a camera. hee hee hee hee

Hope everyone had as good a time as I did and made it home safely.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on November 01, 2008, 01:52:00 pm
WOW!

Lookin' at the photo of Captain Little; That target must've been really close!

 ;)
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Niederlander on November 01, 2008, 02:53:24 pm
Not as close as it would first seem.  We were shooting down a pretty steep draw.  If I remember correctly, the closest target on that stage was about ten yards away.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on November 01, 2008, 03:24:59 pm
Lookin' at the photo of Captain Little; That target must've been really close!

Not really, but they were really downhill! ;-)
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on November 01, 2008, 04:11:23 pm
Not really, but they were really downhill! ;-)

At first I thought maybe a rattlesnake had showed up, but since no one brought one back for the cook, maybe not. ;D
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Texas Lawdog on November 01, 2008, 04:35:37 pm
AH! Rattlesnake fajitas? Interesting?
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on November 01, 2008, 04:36:36 pm
WOW!

Lookin' at the photo of Captain Little; That target must've been really close!

 ;)

Steel Horse:  On that stage, we were on the brow of a fairly steep slope, engaging targets below us ..... 


Edit:  Oops!  Guess I ought to have looked at the subsequent posts before responding!  ::)



Tasted rattlesnake once, though can't say the experience was truly representative .....  This was years ago at a Black Powder Rendezvous held at Fort Assiniboia, just outside Havre, Montana.   Two rattlers were dispatched right within camp, and some fellow shooters from Medicine Hat decided to cook 'em up.   After skinning and gutting they were sectioned, battered, and fried.  In view of the fact that a snake is basically all ribcage, it was rather like picking the meat off a chicken neck ....  They fried it up in some oil/grease previously used to cook fish for lunch, which likely explains why the taste seemed quite "fishy" to me.   
:P


Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Texas Lawdog on November 01, 2008, 05:12:51 pm
Them snakes are good for boots, belts, and hatbands.  Not for eatin'!
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Leo Tanner on November 01, 2008, 05:13:29 pm
I ate it straight off the fire once, no oil er batter.  It is just like eating a chicken neck flavor and all.  Good finger food.


Leo
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on November 01, 2008, 06:15:22 pm
Never ate rattler myself, but I have had a bull snake. What I remember about it was that what little meat there was surrounding the bones was TOUGH! I'd eat snake again...if I were hungry.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: River City John on November 02, 2008, 12:43:46 am
Strikes me as an 'emergency ration', similar to eatin' squirrel or rat. Or explaining why the camp dog doesn't come around anymore. ;D


Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Leo Tanner on November 02, 2008, 01:03:59 am
I'd eat my own arm 'fore I eat the dog. 
     Now squirrels on the other hand...


Leo
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Niederlander on November 02, 2008, 05:36:16 am
I believe I would actually have to be starving to eat snake, but then the whole concept of snakes sort of gives me the willies!
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Trinity on November 03, 2008, 06:28:40 pm
Well, as I always say...  If it walks crawls or slithers, it's edible. ;D
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: River City John on November 03, 2008, 06:40:26 pm
Well, as I always say...  If it walks, crawls or slithers, it's edible. ;D

Anything can be washed down with enough beer. :P :D


Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Trinity on November 03, 2008, 06:46:41 pm
And as my hero always says:

"Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, beer."
                                    -H.Simpson

 ;D
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on November 03, 2008, 06:59:00 pm
Well what we need is some generous rancher to donate some Prarie Oysters, next year at brandin' time in the spring, Jerry could freeze them and we could have an "oyster" feed. ;D
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Texas Lawdog on November 03, 2008, 07:46:43 pm
Del, Now you go my attention! With lots of cream gravy!
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Leo Tanner on November 03, 2008, 08:46:12 pm
Say Del, what reminded ya of them oysters? ;D  I was just talkin with someone 'bout them the other day.


Leo
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on November 03, 2008, 09:46:44 pm
Well, as I always say...  If it walks crawls or slithers, it's edible. ;D
You forgot "swims"

Del, I'll bet we could come up with some "oysters"
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Trinity on November 04, 2008, 06:00:33 am
You forgot "swims"
...

You are right.  I do insert that from time to time, but the first time I said it was just like that, so I tend to stick to tradition. ;D  Birds still count because they walk.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on November 04, 2008, 05:09:00 pm
Say Del, what reminded ya of them oysters? ;D  I was just talkin with someone 'bout them the other day.


Leo

Got some Baxter Black in the CD player, the thing decides to play this now and then:

The sign upon the cafe wall said OYSTERS Fifty Cents
"How Quaint" the blue eyed sweetheat said with some bewidermence.
"I didn't know you had such fare out here upon the plain."
"Oh sure" her cowboy date replied, "We're really quite urbane."

"I would guess the're Cheaapeake or Blue Point don't you think."
No maam they're mostly Herford cross...and usually they're pink.
But I've been so cold myself, what you say could be true
And if a man looked close enough their points could sure be blue.

She said, "I gather them myself out on the bay alone,
I pluck them from the murky depths and smash them with a stone!"
The cowboy winched, imagining a calf a calf with her beneath,
"Me I use a pocket knife and yank' em with my teeth."

"Oh my," she said, "You animal, how crude and unrefined.
Your masculine assertiveness sends shivers up my spine!
But I prefer a butcher knife too dull to really cut.
I wedge it in on either side and crack it like a nut."

I pry them out, if they resist, sometimes I use the pliers,
Or even Grandpa's pruning shears if that is what it requires.
The hair stood on the cowboy's neck, his stomach did a whirl.
He'd never heard such grisly talk, especially from a girl.

"I like them fresh," the sweetheart said and laid her menu down
Then ordered oysters for them both when the waiter came around.
The cowboy smiled gamley, though her words stuck in his craw
But he finally fainted dead away when she said, "I'll have mine raw!"

                                                         Baxter Black


Now Leo, I hope you know who Bax is with out googlin' if not it could go hard on ya. ::)
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Leo Tanner on November 04, 2008, 05:35:24 pm
Now yer insultin my in-tell-e-gence.

     The guy done more than just be a poet, but I'm glad he decided ta go ahead with tryin.  He is considered the best out there.  And you know I don't google ;D


Leo
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Texas Lawdog on November 04, 2008, 06:51:09 pm
Besides bein' a cowboy poet, a cowboy, he is also a DVM.  His stories are funny.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Leo Tanner on November 04, 2008, 07:23:48 pm
Not just an average vet, but a top notch horse doctor.  I'd love ta meet him.


Leo
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on November 05, 2008, 06:10:58 am
I'd love ta meet him.
I did once.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on November 05, 2008, 10:54:15 am
I sure like his (BB's) words, but y'all can have MY oysters ... or snake ... or camp dog/cat ... or ... well, you get the idea.
 ;)
I admit to bein' a city boy ... but I'm tryin' to improve ...

By the way ....

Back a few pages ago I commented on Cpt. Little and him (apparently) shooting a target about 5 or 6 ft. in front of him.  Turns out you were shootin' downhill.  That's all fine and good, but I like it better that way the picture shows!  It's funnier that way!  The explanation of shooting downhill is MUCH more boring than him shooting a rifle at a target a few feet away.  From the photo angle, it isn't readily apparent that it is on the edge of a downhill slope.

I guess ya had ta be there.

And I wish I was ...


 ;)
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on November 05, 2008, 11:23:33 am
I guess ya had ta be there.

And I wish I was ...

And the attendees wish ya was, too!   ;D
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on November 05, 2008, 11:30:07 am
Thanks you VERY much, Sir!
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on November 05, 2008, 12:17:36 pm
Next year!
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: River City John on November 05, 2008, 04:25:30 pm
As a matter of fact, if you're NOT there next year you are in such deep doo-doo! :D
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Texas Lawdog on November 05, 2008, 05:20:53 pm
Jeff, How am I gonna learn about C&B revolvers and how to load em and shoot em.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on November 08, 2008, 09:03:55 am
OK, I have gave this some thought, if we can get some "oysters" for the next muster, I need to make some soup for the same meal, could do a tribute to the Vaquero (Not not the Ruger one) and do menudo. ;D

And why do we need soup someone might ask,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,wel look at my sig, the one line is Latin, it's a sayin' as Gus would say. ;D

Can be translated several ways, but the one I like is "everything from soup to nu,,,,,,,,,,,," er never mind. ::)
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Texas Lawdog on November 08, 2008, 12:28:22 pm
Del, I thought you only had menudo to cure a hangover.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on November 08, 2008, 12:34:19 pm
Del, I thought you only had menudo to cure a hangover.

Nope, it's good any time, but I think if we do it, we need some sort of soup with that meal. ;D
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Leo Tanner on November 08, 2008, 12:50:07 pm
Del, ya gotta be nuts ta serve that meal. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on November 08, 2008, 02:25:33 pm
Jeff, How am I gonna learn about C&B revolvers and how to load em and shoot em.

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Pard.  However, I'll bet there was some jaspers that WERE able to attend who know as much - or more, than me.
 ;D

But I'm goin' on record here:  I don't want to be on River City John's "deep doo-doo" list - or any others, so I'm already workin' out details. 


 ??? I wonder whut the gas prices will be NEXT year ... seein' as how they're a couple bucks cheaper than a couple months ago!


And th' ONLY nuts I wanna eat better say "Planters" on the can!
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

NO oysters fer me, mi compadres'!

Nope, it's good any time, but I think if we do it, we need some sort of soup with that meal. ;D


Whut about peanut soup?  I had some, from the King's Arms Inn in Williamsburg (VA.) once, and it was GREAT!! 
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on November 08, 2008, 02:35:39 pm
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i200/Delmonico_1885/Ft%20Hartsuff%202008/PICT5649.jpg)

Whut about peanut soup?  I had some, from the King's Arms Inn in Williamsburg (VA.) once, and it was GREAT!! 


Sounds like sumthin' they'd a be servin' back east somewhere. ;D  W must be thinkin' west, can you imagine ol' Wishbone a servin' the hands peanut soup on Rawhide. ;D

Fact is soup was very uncommon on ranches, so we better have one that is proper, menudo might be the best, can ya stomach that Jeff. ::)
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Leo Tanner on November 08, 2008, 03:25:42 pm
Gotta remember them Chinee railroad workers prolly brought some peanut recipes out west.  Wheather er not they got their hands on any peanuts out here is a differnt question.  They worked the mines too, I'm sure they had some good cozies.


Leo
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Texas Lawdog on November 08, 2008, 04:00:11 pm
Rice!  Lots O Rice!
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Sod Buster on November 08, 2008, 04:17:08 pm
Gotta remember them Chinee railroad workers prolly brought some peanut recipes out west.

Maybe...
According to the Peanut Institute the peanut plant is thought to have originated in Brazil or Peru. Portuguese explorers transplanted it to Africa, and from there it was brought to America as an inexpensive, high-protein staple, later to be consumed by soldiers during the Civil War.  Many pre-Columbian cultures such as the Moche, depicted peanuts in their art. Evidence demonstrates that peanuts were domesticated in prehistoric times in Peru. Archeologists have thus far dated the oldest specimens to about 7,600 years before the present

Peanuts are grown mainly in eight states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma and Texas.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on November 08, 2008, 04:26:02 pm
Have not seen any referances to it around here.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Leo Tanner on November 08, 2008, 05:18:52 pm
Wow SB, ya really looked inta it.  I like hearin about the origians of stuff.

Peanut sittin on a railroad track
His heart was all aflutter
Round the corner came the 6:15
Woo woo peanutbutter


Leo
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on November 08, 2008, 05:28:43 pm
Have not seen any referances to it around here.

Got busy with a customer and cut it short.  Have not seen any referance to it on the Northern Plains.  Perhaps among some of the Black homesteaders, but of course the peanuts would have to have been brought in, so most likey for a treat rather than more steady like down south.

But I don't like peanut soup, how about we spit the differance, use Legumes and make split pea and ham. ;D
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Sod Buster on November 08, 2008, 05:31:44 pm
But I don't like peanut soup, how about we spit the differance, use Legumes and make split pea and ham. ;D

Don't forget the peanut is a member of the Legume family.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on November 08, 2008, 05:45:36 pm
Don't forget the peanut is a member of the Legume family.

Yep, part of the comprimise, use a different one. ;D

Now if anyone wants to bring salted in the shell peanuts to eat and throw the shells in the fire when the cookin' is done, go for it.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on November 08, 2008, 09:30:41 pm
Don't forget the peanut is a member of the Legume family.

Ain't it at Camp Legume where the Marines git trained?

(No offense meant, pards!  I had the extreme pleasure of attending M1A1 Tank Master Gunner School with 4 of our Brother Marines.  It's an Army school that a "few of the best" get sent to, because the Corps doesn't have a big enough program needed to field their own school.  They were sharp. And fun.)
 ;)

Semper Fi, dudes!
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Leo Tanner on November 09, 2008, 01:57:44 am
Always Faithfull.


Leo
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on November 09, 2008, 08:17:24 am
  Have not seen any referance to it on the Northern Plains.
I have references to the post trader at Ft. Hartsuff having oysters (saltwater) shipped here for Christmas. I would think that peanuts might have been on the shipping list too. I'll try to find it and share it.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Delmonico on November 09, 2008, 12:05:20 pm
I have references to the post trader at Ft. Hartsuff having oysters (saltwater) shipped here for Christmas. I would think that peanuts might have been on the shipping list too. I'll try to find it and share it.

Real salt water oysters were a common item shipped in all over the west.  They were considered more of a delicacy than they are today.  Besides the calf fries which are 'spossed to taste like oysters, often Salsfy often called oyster plant were used as a subsitute when the real thing was not availible.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Salsify
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on November 09, 2008, 03:22:12 pm
I am rather loathe to disrupt the current culinary discussion ..... ;)

However, I finally received copies of the pictures taken my "batman", Roger, and thought I'd post a few of them ..... 

(Turns out he was waiting to give them to me on a CD for my birthday.   Also, he obviously took very much to heart my comments about not having very many pictures of me actually shooting at past Musters ..... although it may not look like it, I've actually had to eliminate most such pictures from this selection!   ::)  )

(Click thumbnails to enlarge ....)


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Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on November 09, 2008, 11:34:15 pm
Outstanding.

And better than oysters!
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Texas Lawdog on November 10, 2008, 05:47:08 am
Jeff, You don't know what you are missing on the calf fries.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 10, 2008, 07:30:26 am
Outstanding.

And better than oysters!
That's fer sure.  ::)

Slim
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Texas Lawdog on November 10, 2008, 09:32:01 am
With some of Del's sausage gravy and Duch oven bisquits.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on November 11, 2008, 11:55:46 am
I'll take yer words for it, pards.













For now ...

 ;)
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: litl rooster on December 14, 2008, 06:35:17 pm
 Steel Horse ole' pard I could send ya some of them oysters I hand selected and harvested meownself....Like the others say they mighty fine eatin'
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Texas Lawdog on December 14, 2008, 06:42:51 pm
LR, If you can't get Steel Horse interested in those calf fries, I would be more than happy to take em off your hands.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: edward austin cable on April 02, 2009, 08:22:16 pm
On the first page of this post there is a picture of "Our Department Commander at the Ball Friday in his interpretation as a local Buffler hunter and scout, "Little Buckshot" Conrad Wentworth. " Could you tell me about the moccasins you are wearing? homemade? they look great, wondering where I can find a pair of them?! :)
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Texas Lawdog on April 02, 2009, 08:30:26 pm
Pitspitr is the one you need to contact bout his footwear.
Title: Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
Post by: Pitspitr on April 03, 2009, 06:44:09 pm
See my reply in your other thread(s)