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Title: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 11, 2008, 09:01:24 am
As per the general consensus at the 2008 Grand Muster Banquet, the 2009 GAF Grand Muster will once again be held at Ft. Hartsuff Nebraska. The Theme will be; Medals of Honor: The Victoria Cross and Congressional Medal of Honor. Stages will be based on Historical actions that earned participants one of these 2 medals. The Muster will be held Oct. 9-11 in the same general format. For more information on the 2008 muster see the following links:
http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,22639.0.html (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,22639.0.html)

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,17142.0.html (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,17142.0.html)

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,22483.0.html (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,22483.0.html)

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,17271.0.html (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,17271.0.html)

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,22648.0.html (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,22648.0.html)

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,16802.0.html (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,16802.0.html)

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,16801.0.html (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,16801.0.html)

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,16438.0.html (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,16438.0.html)

Scruffy Skippy, Bow View Haymaker (Bvt.) Capt. River City John  and (Bvt.) Lt. Col. Gripmaker have volunteered to be the door prize committee. 2008 Brigade Champion, (Bvt.) Col. Rattlesnake Jack Robson, (Bvt.) Lt. Col. Guns Garrett, (Bvt.) Capt. River City John and I will form the stage writing committee. (Bvt.) Col. Major Matt Lewis is working on some pre-Muster activities for the those interested. Delmonico and crew will once again be providing the meals. (Bvt.) Lt. Col. Dusty Tagalon will be handling the scoring as well as the name badges and squad photos. I will be forming more details as the need arises.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on October 11, 2008, 09:12:47 am
What with a full year to plan, I would expect that we could easily double, perhaps triple, the attendance.

This is plenty of time for all those GAF'fers who have expressed the desire to attend to make arrangements. This is THE ideal sight for our Muster, one of only two still existing fully restored period frontier posts.

I realize the economy will mean tightening the belt, so decide on treating yourself to The GAF Muster 2009 as your one big event for next year.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on October 11, 2008, 11:32:13 am
This thread will serve as the central information point for on line updates...therefore I decree it shall be stickied.

Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 11, 2008, 11:51:18 am
This thread will serve as the central information point for on line updates...therefore I decree it shall be stickied.



Well it's aboutr time, where in the heck have ya been, we needed that thread stickied. ;D

(Delmonico puts castor oil down on his shopping list.) :o
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on October 11, 2008, 02:26:44 pm
Do we have exact dates yet?
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on October 11, 2008, 02:30:41 pm
Oct. 9-11, 2009
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 11, 2008, 03:00:12 pm
The Muster will be held Oct. 9-11 in the same general format. For more information on the 2008 muster see the following links:



Hmmm, are you sure it was the GPS's fault you went to Burwell. :)
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on October 11, 2008, 03:05:24 pm
Burwell don't have a Mc Donald's and Ord does. Their coffee is good in the mornings.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 11, 2008, 03:06:39 pm
Oct. 9-11, 2009
As TL daid the 9-11 of October. 9th is again side matches (Wild Bunch, LRR LRP) 10th & 11th is the main matches
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on October 11, 2008, 06:37:04 pm
363 days and counting.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on October 11, 2008, 09:34:50 pm
Jerry,

You think I will get the time that I asked for?
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 11, 2008, 10:02:24 pm
Are the dates indicated written in stone? 

The reason I ask is that will be Long Weekend (Columbus Day in the US, Thanksgiving in Canada) - which is when our local autumn invitational Cowboy Action Match has been held for the past 15 years.  The only Muster I have had to miss so far was the first one held in Iowa .... because it, too, was held on that weekend. 

 :'(

It was mighty tight this year, with our Shoot following the next weekend after Muster, but I managed ....
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on October 11, 2008, 11:05:08 pm
For those writng the stages, expecialy the wild bunch.
 We have 2-3 (maybe more by next year) shotgun knockdown targets that when they go down will throw a fliing target (plastic pop/water bottles 1/4 full work besk) about 10-12 ft straight up to also be shot for a bonus with a penalty for "failer to engage"  or scored however you would like.  But they are a hoot.  I think we would be willing to bring them over if you would like to use them as part of the wild bunch or even the main match.  Could add a whole new aspect and extra chalange to the game for those shooting "forager Scout"

More ideas to follow.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 12, 2008, 06:15:38 am
Are the dates indicated written in stone? 

Well, they've only been publicised here so they probably could be changed, but here's the position I'm in.

If we go any earlier than the last part of September there will still be too many tourists at Fort Hartsuff. The last weekend of September is the big Nebraska Territorial Rangers shoot. The First week of October is the Nebraska State Black Powder Shoot and the Coffeeville Dalton Reenactment. If we go any later than the middle of October the weather is too "iffy". (As I type this it's raining cats and dogs, the wind is blowing about 30-40 mph, and it's only in the 50's)

This year we missed out on about a half dozen shooters that went to the BP shoot. This week I've confirmed the dates of the BP shoot and chose the second weekend so that our two shoots don't conflict.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 12, 2008, 06:16:37 am
You think I will get the time that I asked for?

I sure hope so!
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on October 13, 2008, 07:30:51 am
I'm going to so inform the Secretary of the Navy and let him know that I'm NOT going to be available for any briefings anywhere near that weekend!

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on October 13, 2008, 07:36:20 am
Sir, I hope you can come next year.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on October 13, 2008, 08:58:40 am
Sir, I hope you can come next year.

I hope so as well. 

Since Frenchy and Pony Racer are both interested in going, perhaps we can form a traveling party.

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on October 13, 2008, 09:31:39 am
Heck, why don't you just invite the Secretary of the Navy along?

Man needs some R & R anyway. :D
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 13, 2008, 10:43:14 am
Heck, why don't you just invite the Secretary of the Navy along?

General,
I like the way the man thinks! And while you're at it why don't you invite Vice-President Palin.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on October 13, 2008, 04:15:48 pm
General,
I like the way the man thinks! And while you're at it why don't you invite Vice-President Palin.


Well now, the present Secretary of the Navy (who prevented me from attending this year) steps down in January (or thereabouts) so it's the new incoming Secretary, as yet to be selected, I have to worry about.   On the other hand, the results of my upcoming mission to the Gulf may negate the reason I couldn't attend this year. 

As for Vice President Palin - my only concern is that she'll outshoot me - and then she'd think I was favoring her.    :-* 

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF

Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 14, 2008, 10:16:46 am
 Today I received some pictures from Lt. Col. Dusty Tagalon and they got me to thinking. So, I am reinstating the period camp competition for the 2009 GM even though we'll once again be staying in the barracks at Fort Hartsuff the Criteria will be something like this:

1 Period correct (no modern materials or items visible)Does the display stay PC at all times?
2 Presentation (the way items are displayed)
3 Details in display (are extra items displayed, ie. extra uniforms, extra shoes, personal items ect. )

(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/9260/pa020257sm3.jpg)
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pony Racer on October 14, 2008, 04:22:22 pm
Sounds like we have numbers for a Caravan General!!

I will have to break out my old Nav kit to get the right rhumb-line trans-state plan in place!!

I do have one of them F-150 super crews with full tow package.

Even my wife thinks it must be so cool to stay in a rehabbed barracks.  I think with a war party of three I can get the permissions needed from CINCHome and USCG COMDT (we use CCG for him now).

Heck maybe even have a wetting down for making O-5 with my fellow GAF members!!

PR
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on November 03, 2008, 04:04:57 am
Any new info on the 2009 muster? 
Are the dates set in stone?
Any info you can give me will help so we can start putting together a sponsor request letter.

Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Mustang Gregg on November 04, 2008, 07:05:39 pm
Troopers:

We, here at our remote outpost, plan on attending the Muster in 2009.  That is---unless our Aviation Batalloin is going to visit Afghanistan during then.
Anyway, Wild West Arms would like to donate some prizes.

Respectfully,
Mustang Gregg
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on November 04, 2008, 07:49:28 pm
Outstanding! I believe (Bvt.) Lt. Col. Montgomery Little, Scruffy Skippy, Bow View Haymaker and myself are all on the prize committee.

GAF Muster 2009 will easily be, by far, the most well attended Muster to date,- I firmly believe it.

Make and set plans early as you can, because the Barracks will fill quickly.

Hopefully there will be a modest period tent camp set up also, but this is still in the works. I am going to assume these camps will be eligible for the period camp competition.

If the period camping is a go, I plan on setting up my wedge tent and accoutrement.

RCJ
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on November 04, 2008, 08:07:01 pm
I will be attending the 2009 Muster and If I have half as much fun next year as I did this year, it will be worth that 1500 round trip.  Living in the Barracks was great and Del's cookin' was the best. I plan on shooting next year, provided I don't get a relaspe of my shingles. Meeting everyone in person was a treat.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on November 05, 2008, 06:14:05 am
Oh, and start reloading now.. There's going to be lots of shooting!  ;) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on November 05, 2008, 11:08:32 am
Like LAST year, I've started the planning.  I feel it in my bones that THIS year will be the One!
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pony Racer on November 06, 2008, 05:34:00 am
Unless I get re-assigned this summer - I plan on attending.

Looks like I will finish my tour in DC; however, since the USCG is so small and I have made O-5 - they may send me back to a "field" job at the rank/experience level (I am in an O-4 job).

Even if I get re-assigned depending on the job - I still maybe able to make it.

PR

Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on November 11, 2008, 11:43:38 am
I'd like the input of the past and future GAF Grand Muster shooters.

I was planning on about 40 shooters for the 08 and since we only had about 25 I lost quite a bit of money. I think the biggest thing was that I awarded too many medals. This coming year we won't be able to award any medals for the side matches unless there is an entry fee for the side matches.

So my question to you is: would you like the side matches to be free but not win any medals for them, or would you rather pay an entry fee for the side matches and have a chance at winning a medal?
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on November 11, 2008, 11:52:52 am
No medals needed.

'Course, I've not BEEN to one Muster yet.  But it seems like a nice computer designed certificate would be fine to me.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on November 11, 2008, 01:56:29 pm
'Course, I've not BEEN to one Muster yet. 
That would make you a "future muster participant" Thanks for the input.

More opinions?
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on November 11, 2008, 03:37:36 pm
I have no problem with certificates, either. 

Matter of fact, we at the Rocky Mountain Rangers, No. 4 Troop, have been awarding only prize certificates for several years, without complaint.  Helps immensely with keeping costs down, which we pass along in the form of low entry fees.  I have been the designer of our certificates ..... and here is the one we currently use, utilizing elements from the original the 320 acre land grant certificates awarded those who voluntarily served during Canada's 1885 North-West Rebellion:

(Click thumbnail to enlarge ....)
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/GrantRCanada/RMR/th_Certificatescan.jpg) (http://s73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/GrantRCanada/RMR/?action=view&current=Certificatescan.jpg)

I'd be more than willing to help design and produce the Muster certificates .....
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Dusty Tagalon on November 11, 2008, 04:37:39 pm
On Thursday I will be picking up a 98 Krag Carbine.

Dusty
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Bull Schmitt on November 11, 2008, 04:53:12 pm
Certificates would be fine with me. Hope to attend a muster in the future.

Col Bull
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on November 11, 2008, 06:58:12 pm
I like the idea of charging $1.00 per shooter per side match, and the shooter can enter and shoot as many as they want at that rate, i.e. a 'pay as you go'- with all monies collected donated to help offset expenses incurred.
I like the idea of certificates, too, rather than medals.

 
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Dusty Tagalon on November 11, 2008, 07:03:30 pm
Or maybe a combo, medals for 1st, certificates for 2nd & 3rd.

Dusty
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on November 11, 2008, 08:06:46 pm
I like Dusty's metal for first place and certificates for second and third, along with one dollar for each side match you want to shoot .

Hey would y'all send just a little cold weather to South Texas so we can wear a little wool, it's currently still 79 outside.

Texas Sarge
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on November 11, 2008, 08:19:32 pm
I think that what (Bvt.) Col. Pitspitr is trying to say is that due to expense, let's save the medals for the main Muster categories.

(Keep in mind that there will be the WWI match piggy-backed onto the Muster and costs are going to double, especially as it sounds like Major Matt wants to award medals for the WWI match too.)

Nice thing about planning this far ahead we can weigh all the pros and cons, though. I think people would forego medals for side matches if it meant being able to afford them for the major categories in the two big matches.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on November 11, 2008, 09:03:24 pm
I think that what (Bvt.) Col. Pitspitr is trying to say is that due to expense, let's save the medals for the main Muster categories.

Yes that's exactly what I'm suggesting. I'm NOT suggesting that we do away with medals for the main match, just that if we're going to award medals for the side matches I'm going to have to charge an entry fee for the side matches.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Mustang Gregg on November 12, 2008, 08:20:46 am
Col Pitspitr:

I would like to donate a prize or two from the Wild West Arms gun shop.  We can parley over what you will want as time gets shorter.   

As it stands now, I will NOT be able to attend the 2009 Grand Muster.  The training schedule has us on duty that weekend and with the  train-up ARFORGEN schedule, we are not allowed to make changes.

Mustang Gregg
Div. of Nebraska


Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on November 12, 2008, 09:49:02 am
 :-\ Sorry to hear that M Gregg


I'll be sure to have Bow View, River City or Gripmaker get in touch with you. They're the door prize committee.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Mustang Gregg on November 12, 2008, 11:17:05 am
Col:
I sent you an envelope last week.
MG
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on November 12, 2008, 01:23:12 pm
 ??? Hmmm. Haven't seen it yet. Maybe today. ::)

P.S. 11-13 It did indeed come yesterday.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Drydock on November 13, 2008, 10:13:27 am
I too see no need for side match Medals.  A popular way to run side matchs down my way is to charge a dollar to shoot, shoot as many times as  you want paying a dollar each time, with the winner then recieveing half the take, the rest to the club.  And a nice certificate as well.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Mustang Gregg on November 13, 2008, 10:38:12 am
Col Pitspitr:

It should be to you by now....Gosh!
It may be too late to record by now.
Oh well!

As for Muster goodies, I was pondering on brass, bullets, primers, etc, if they ain't outlawed by then.  :'(

Respectfully,
Mustang Gregg
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on November 13, 2008, 01:34:42 pm
Nope, no problem with them the fall postal match targets aren't due untill the end of this month.
Title: Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on November 14, 2008, 01:50:41 pm
The registration form for the 2009 Grand Muster is available on the Dispatches page of the GAF web site.

http://www.grandarmyofthefrontier.org/ (http://www.grandarmyofthefrontier.org/)
Title: Re: T minus 263 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on February 04, 2009, 11:31:10 am
Just wondering what the latest news on the muster is? 
Is there a tentative schedule?
What about the wild bunch / over there match?
Will it be Thursday or earlier in the week?
What other events do you have planned? 
I have started to put together a list of potential sponsors But if anyone has any ideas of someone to ask, Just let me know. 
Just starting to get the itch to go out and shoot!

Title: Re: T minus 263 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on February 05, 2009, 12:59:55 pm
Well the way it looks.
Thursday, October 8th:         
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Match Set-up & Squad Leader Shoot Through
                             
                        
Friday, October 9th:                        
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. -Campfire Supper/Campfire Activities
                  

Saturday, October 10th   
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 11th                
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.-   Morning Colors/Mandatory Shooter’s Meeting Team
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.-Main Stages Continued
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.- Lunch
2:00 p.m.      Awards & Final Muster

It looks as though the 2 day, stand alone, WWI Wild Bunch Match isn't going to happen. The following is an excerpt from an e-mail I got from Major Matt Lewis in reply to my question about it's status and his situation with the sprint layoffs, " The way things are playing out though, I am thinking the WW1 match is going to be a "No Go" because if I am laid off, I will be protecting income, and if I am not, I will be working my ass off."
Title: Re: T minus 263 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on February 06, 2009, 05:20:28 am
Sounds great.  I am going totry to get off work on Thursday to be there early. 
Let me know if you hve need for any extra targets like our shotgun bottle throwers.
Title: Re: T minus 263 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on February 25, 2009, 09:00:47 am
You know those of you who are traveling a ways and have some extra vacation time might want to consider attending the following event:

http://www.granddukealexis.com/index.htm (http://www.granddukealexis.com/index.htm)
Title: Re: T minus 263 Days and counting....
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on February 28, 2009, 05:05:23 pm
I sure wish I could but I only get 40 hours of PTO a year with this new job. I probably won't make the Muster again.  :(
Title: Re: T minus 263 Days and counting....
Post by: Fiddler Green on March 01, 2009, 12:18:19 am
ARRRRG!

There are no such decorations as "The Victoria's Cross and Congressional Medal of Honor"!

The UK awards the Victoria Cross as its highest award for valor "in the face of the enemy". While the United States of America Awards the Medal of Honor for "Conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against any enemy of the United States".

I'm sure that your error in correctly naming these two decorations; the highest that a service member of the United States and the UK can receive was not intended to insult the recipients of these medals but was rather just a case of very poor typing and extremely poor editing. I should hope that it would be fixed, now that the error has been pointed out.

Bruce
Title: Re: T minus 263 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on March 01, 2009, 06:25:34 pm
Thank you for pointing this out to me. You are the first to do so. I can blame it on ignorance and poor editing on my part. I had caught the error and corrected it in most of my own documents but haven't corrected it in this thread.
Title: Re: T minus 263 Days and counting....
Post by: Fiddler Green on March 02, 2009, 10:53:06 am
Thank you for pointing this out to me. You are the first to do so. I can blame it on ignorance and poor editing on my part. I had caught the error and corrected it in most of my own documents but haven't corrected it in this thread.

No problem, I hate to see Congress get any more undue credit then they already claim, thanks for correcting it.

As a combat veteran of the US Cavalry  (11 ACR) I like to see this stuf done right.

Bruce
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on March 03, 2009, 12:43:28 am
Blackhorse, Sir!
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Fiddler Green on March 03, 2009, 10:30:21 am
Blackhorse, Sir!

Allons!

Bruce
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on March 03, 2009, 01:25:22 pm
I'm gonna add this and ask from time to time.  Most have been to Cosies Corner and seen some of the pictures, plus many have been around when I've been cooking before, just let me know what folks would like to have for items at the meals at the fort.  I most likely will do the CFS again on Thursday night because it's both a favorite when ever I make it and I can always cook some more pretty easy when folks show up later.
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on March 04, 2009, 06:04:33 am
Del, CFS gets my vote, however it was all good last year.
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Mustang Gregg on March 06, 2009, 01:17:08 pm
At the Grand Muster, are "battle rifles" fired as part of a main match stage or side matches?

MG
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Drydock on March 06, 2009, 01:46:28 pm
The GAF Grand Muster is shot in accordance with the Battle Rifle rules and guidelines, using the class structure detailed in the "GAF Class Structure and Battle Rifle Standards" entry stickied at the top of this page.  http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,17271.0.html
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on March 06, 2009, 06:40:12 pm
Main match stages are shot with the battle rifle if the competitor is entered in one of the Battle Rifle categories!   

And I'm here to tell you it is grand fun firing 100 or so rounds from a .577/.450 Martini-Henry or other such "portable cannon" ....even with reduced loads .... as my poor shoulder can attest!
(Also, if they could speak, any number of gongs that weren't supposed to be knock-downs would likely tell you the same thing ....  ;D )

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/GrantRCanada/GAF/2008%20Muster/Muster08_4.jpg)


.577/.450 Martini-Henry cartridge alongside its l'il American cousin, the .45-70 Govt. .....

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/GrantRCanada/Cartridges/577-450and45-70.jpg)
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Drydock on March 06, 2009, 06:52:41 pm
Rattlesnake Jack: GAF Master of the "Hard Kill".  If only he could get that 12 Pounder across the border . . . 
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Fiddler Green on March 07, 2009, 10:25:33 am
Main match stages are shot with the battle rifle if the competitor is entered in one of the Battle Rifle categories!   

And I'm here to tell you it is grand fun firing 100 or so rounds from a .577/.450 Martini-Henry or other such "portable cannon" ....even with reduced loads .... as my poor shoulder can attest!
(Also, if they could speak, any number of gongs that weren't supposed to be knock-downs would likely tell you the same thing ....  ;D )
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/GrantRCanada/Cartridges/577-450and45-70.jpg)

And, I can tell you, from expierence, that a full load from a .577/.450 Martini-Henry will turn most steel plates into bowls!

It's funny to watch Zulu and see the tribesmen holding those up (not shouldered) and fireing them. Anyone who's shot one know the recoil they have. If you fire 100 rounds out of one in a day, pat youself on the back! You can use the arm that fell off to do it!

Bruce
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on March 07, 2009, 11:49:00 am
Well, I do shoot reduced loads to stay within the maximums specified in the GAF Battle Rifle rules (i.e about 60 gr BP and 405gr bullets, rather than the service load of 85gr BP and 480gr bullet) .... and shooting that many rounds is spread out over a day and a half. 
(Mind you, that does make a bit of a flinch a decided possibility on the second day ..... ;) )

After a day and a half of sustained firing by the 139 effective defenders of Rorke's Drift (during which they expended almost 20,000 rounds) the most prevalent injuries among the British soldiers were burnt hands (rifle barrels were actually reported to be visibly glowing during some of the night actions) and dislocated shoulders!

 :o

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/GrantRCanada/Victorianmilitary/the_defense_of_rorkes_drift.jpg)
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Fiddler Green on March 09, 2009, 03:34:05 pm
After a day and a half of sustained firing by the 139 effective defenders of Rorke's Drift (during which they expended almost 20,000 rounds) the most prevalent injuries among the British soldiers were burnt hands (rifle barrels were actually reported to be visibly glowing during some of the night actions) and dislocated shoulders!

 :o


I find that very easy to believe!

Bruce
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on March 16, 2009, 10:29:00 pm
The barracks at Fort Hartsuff only holds 40 and I got the first 2 registrations for the 2009 Grand Muster today. You might want to start thinking about getting your registrations in early to guarantee your place in the barracks.
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on March 17, 2009, 09:50:34 am
I'm having printer problems right now and unable to print off the 09 registration form.
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on March 17, 2009, 05:14:32 pm
Do you need me to snail mail you one?
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on March 17, 2009, 05:51:48 pm
Can we attatch it to an e-mule and send it back to ya'?
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on March 17, 2009, 07:14:39 pm
Yes you can send it to me by e-mail and if you want you can pay me by paypal at cnp@nctc.net
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on March 17, 2009, 07:29:16 pm
Col Pitspitr, I would appreciate it Sir.       Jim   Reed       701  Egyptian Way     Grand Prairie, Texas   75050-6305
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on March 17, 2009, 09:20:28 pm
Col Pitspitr

Would the first two registrations be from the Division of TEXAS by chance.?

Texas Sarge
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on March 18, 2009, 05:49:29 am
 ;D

I just hadn't got the confirmations sent yet.  I was waiting for some information so I could report back to you about the things we discussed the other evening with the same e-mail as the confirmation.
Title: Re: T minus 223 Days and counting....
Post by: Fiddler Green on March 20, 2009, 12:03:52 pm
If you're looking for ideas for invitations to this shindig, here's a sample for you........

This is the invitation, that was given to my Grandmother, to the C Troop, 1st U.S Cavalry's Christmas dinner and dance. The newly frocked, 2nd.  Lt. that invited her, William J. Davidson, went on to become my Grandfather. Hummmmm...... the invitation seems to have worked.  ;D

Bruce
Title: Re: T minus 198 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on April 04, 2009, 12:03:22 am
I noticed on the upcoming calendar that Col. Pitspitr is having a birthday this month and that Cowtown Scout is having a birthday this month too.
Title: Re: T minus 198 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on April 04, 2009, 11:23:23 am
I also noticed that, at last weather report, Ft. Hartsuff was expecting 11" of snow this weekend!

Happy B'Day, Pitspitr & Cowtown Scout. Let's hope neither of you have to spend it shoveling out to buy candles for your cake.
Title: Re: T minus 198 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on April 04, 2009, 11:47:08 am
RCJ, Hopefuly Cowtown Scout won't have snow, If he does, that means I will too. It's springtime, I'm done with snow till next year.  Jerry is another story, he'll probably have snow.
Title: Re: T minus 198 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on April 15, 2009, 10:55:35 am
Sorry for the tardy reply. We only got 6" of snow but that was enough. It's mostly gone now.
Thanks for the B-day wishes guys!
Title: Re: T minus 198 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on April 22, 2009, 06:55:48 am
Pitspitr, I hope the snow is melted and Fort Harstuff has faired well over the winter.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on June 15, 2009, 08:11:44 pm
A few weeks ago, in another thread I alluded to the fact that there might be a problem with barracks accomadations at the muster this fall. At that time I was unable to elaborate due to the fact that what I had heard was just hearsay and I wanted to get more reliable information. Today I was finally able to get that information.

The rumor was that due to budgetary considerations the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission was going to close Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park, along with Scout's Rest Ranch and several state parks. Like most rumors this one has some basis in fact, but had been overstated. If I understood the Commission assistant director that I spoke with correctly, the NGPC is forcasting a $12 milion deficite. In order to overcome this shortfall they are eliminating most seasonal help at almost all historic parks and some of the smalller recreational parks. Since Ft. Hartsuff is staffed almost entirely by seasonal employees, this will greatly curtail the amount of services available to the public there; which made me wonder if the GAF would be able to use the barracks the way we did last year. Today I spoke with Jim Fuller and was able to confirm that we will be albe to stay in the barracks. He indicated that had we wanted to use the facility during the regular tourist season that it probably wouldn't have been possible but that at the time of year we are wanting to use it, it won't be a problem. He promised me an Occasional Use Permit form which I should receive in the next day or two, and once it is approved they shouldn't be able to change their minds. So with that news I will be cashing the muster registration checks that I've been holding since I started hearing these rumors and (finally) get confirmations out to the registrants in the next few days. It would appear that everything is on schedule and judging by the number of registrations I've already received this year's muster will be considerably bigger than last years. We will need to limit the number of participants so I strongly suggest that if you are interested in attending the 2009 Grand Muster that you get your registration in early. Those of you who have contacted me and haven't heard back from me yet, don't worry; I am holding a space at least until you do hear back from me.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on June 15, 2009, 08:44:27 pm
If there is anyone that requested information from me and hasn't heard from me yet please re-send it as I think I lost one request.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on June 15, 2009, 09:51:14 pm
Jerry:

Would it be possible to remit my Muster registration payment via PayPal?  I believe I did it that way last year, though you subsequently learned that they deducted a fee from the amount you received.  I'd happily 'top up' the remittance to allow for that - I assume it is only a few percent (let me know), and that will certainly be preferable to the outrageous charge ($25, IIRC) that our banks up here charge to process a cheque made out to "US Funds" ....

 ::)
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on June 15, 2009, 10:16:29 pm
Col. Robson,
That would certainly be acceptable. If I remember correctly it cot me $3 to accept a paypal payment. Paypal still goes to the old cnp@nctc.net address
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on June 16, 2009, 07:43:02 am
Col. Pitspitr,
in view of your recent news, may I again inquire whether primitive camping in period wedge tents would be allowed back in the area where Delmonico sets up, or would we be able to set up on the escarpment overlooking the range?

RCJ




Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on June 16, 2009, 07:46:01 am
Yes to both. I'd prefer to keep everybody in the barracks but if you really want to tent camp we can work something out at one or the other of the places.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on June 19, 2009, 05:07:30 am
I still have to make flight reservations but expect to send my registration in soon.

US Scout
GAF, Commanding
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on June 19, 2009, 08:04:59 am
Excellent!
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on June 20, 2009, 12:46:02 pm
Jerry, I was not sure on things either, but I had gotten the same impression that was what was going to happen from my trip of two weeks ago to another Historical site.  Lets say as always the topic of doing as much as possible to bring folks into our historical parks was a big topic in the evening.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Mustang Gregg on July 07, 2009, 04:02:05 pm
Col Pitspitr:

Situation report:

I might not be able to make it to Fort Hartsuff, but I will definately sponsor a stage. 
And I have been in contact with Eastern Nebraska Batallion Commander B. V. Haymaker, who is actively procuring sponsors & suttlers.

How many shooters have signed up so far?

Respectfully,
LtCol (bvt) Mustang Gregg
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on July 13, 2009, 04:36:43 pm
I still have to make flight reservations but expect to send my registration in soon.
US Scout


I'm still trying to make flight reservations - for a somewhat reasonble price.  My problem is that I have to fly to Arizona from the Muster, so I'm looking at about 6-8 legs from start to finish.  So far I'm looking at about $800, give or take a few bucks.

US Scout
GAF, Commanding
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on July 13, 2009, 09:20:38 pm
General:

If you attribute the cost to whatever is taking you to Arizona .... then you can consider your travel to Muster as free!     ;D
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on July 14, 2009, 05:16:34 am
General:
If you attribute the cost to whatever is taking you to Arizona .... then you can consider your travel to Muster as free!     ;D


Actually, I can get to Arizona for about $250.  It's the "intermediate" stop in Nebraska that is the expensive leg, though I think I may have found a possibility for about $600.  It also doesn't help matters that I have to be in Arizona Sunday evening, which limits my options. 

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on July 14, 2009, 08:13:29 am
I sure wish I had a Lear (or is it Leer?) I could loan you.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on July 14, 2009, 09:38:07 am
I sure wish I had a Lear (or is it Leer?) I could loan you.

I do too!

Do you think I could get the Secretary of the Navy to loan me an aircraft?  :D

I haven't given up - I may just have to pay more than I wanted to for tickets.

US Scout
GAF, Commanding

Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on July 14, 2009, 09:47:39 am
Do you think I could get the Secretary of the Navy to loan me an aircraft? 

Well he sure should. After all it's not like they only have 1.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Drydock on July 14, 2009, 06:29:56 pm
I beleive SecNav may have some F-14s they're not using anymore . . .
Title: CALLING COL. PITSPITR
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on July 25, 2009, 12:58:45 pm
Col. Davenport -

Please check your PM's and/or e-mail .....
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Mustang Gregg on July 28, 2009, 01:58:08 pm
Pelosi gets personal flights on government-owned aircraft.
Why not someone who DESERVES it?

BTW...There's now a slim chance I will be off-duty on the GAF Muster weekend.

Crossed fingers,
MG
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pony Racer on July 28, 2009, 02:41:21 pm
Anyone driving from the east coast near VA?

Anyone on the way west willing to pick-up passenger and share costs for fuel and etc...?

I might be able to get to this - still working out time off.

I made O-5 but now that I can go to meetings and write documents myself without parental units - I have found myself just as busy!!

Oh Well

PR
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on July 29, 2009, 07:45:34 am
MG That's great I hope it works out. I'll hold a bunk, even if I have to give up mine. ('course that would make a lot of people happy not to have to listen to me snore  ;) )

PR, MSGT Charles Isaac is registered from NC. I don't know if he's driving or flying. Last year Steel Horse Bailey wanted to share a ride and couldn't find one. you might check with him. I know he's been sick recently but I don't know how seriously or if he even would like to come. There were also several from the Indiana/Kentucky area that had talked of sharing rides. Maybe someone will see your post and contact you.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pony Racer on July 29, 2009, 10:30:17 am
Thanks Pitspitr,

I have kin just hour south or so from Lexington - so that KY idea could work pretty easily.

How are people dealing with BP ammo if they are flying?

PR
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on July 29, 2009, 10:13:39 pm
So far the General is the only one that's talking of flying, so I haven't had any requests for that kind of information. Could you mail it or ship it UPS?  ::)
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on July 29, 2009, 10:16:33 pm
I'm still trying to make flight reservations - for a somewhat reasonble price.  My problem is that I have to fly to Arizona from the Muster, so I'm looking at about 6-8 legs from start to finish.  So far I'm looking at about $800, give or take a few bucks.

How long can you be gone? Pony Racer is looking at sharing a drive with some one. Could you drive the first leg then fly to AZ from here?
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Mustang Gregg on July 31, 2009, 07:11:59 am
Pony:

I reckoned that you could still fly commercial with cartridge ammo (whether BP or not).  I do all the time.  It's not REAL BP anyhow, is it?   
But if ya need to ship it to an FFL, you can send it to me on UPS or FedEx.

 ;D
 ;D

Pitspitr:

Much obliged for the bunk.  But DO NOT give yours up.  I can still pitch a GP tiny out back.  Because my snoring is a lot worse'n yours!!!

Respectfully,
Mustang Gregg
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Mustang Gregg on July 31, 2009, 07:18:32 am
Pitspitr:

Have the match programs been finalized?  How many stages?  Starting time, etc?
I am going to sponsor a stage too.
If we get enough GAF shooters, I may donate a firearm for a drawing or door prize.

Mustang Gregg, LtCol (bvt)
Nebraska Territory Regiment

www.wildwestarms.net
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on July 31, 2009, 03:52:14 pm


Much obliged for the bunk.  But DO NOT give yours up.  I can still pitch a GP tiny out back.  Because my snoring is a lot worse'n yours!!!

Respectfully,
Mustang Gregg

When the cooks are up tending the fire in the night they'll be glad to remind you not to snore. ;D
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on July 31, 2009, 04:06:17 pm
Yes we will.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on July 31, 2009, 04:47:04 pm
I have a new (to me) officer's wall tent that I'm probably going to set up. I don't know if I'll sleep out there or not. I will for sure if it looks like we'll run out of bunks so givining up mine isn't a big deal. We can also use the hospital and the laundress quarters so we ought to be able to house around 60 without tents and a few will be bringing their campers or sleeping in town, so realisticly I don't see us running out of room even though we do have more registered than we did at this time a year ago.

The muster format will follow last year's. Friday is the side matches. The long range rifle and pistol matches will probably be in the morning and the 4 stage wild bunch match in the afternoon. The main matches will be on Saturday and Sunday. we'll try to get in 7 stages on Saturday, but if it looks like isn't going to work we can cut back to 6. Then the other 3 or 4 on Sunday. I'll have to dig out my files but if I remember correctly we had colors at 08:00 on the parade ground followed by a short safety meeting and then left for the range which meant we started shooting around 09:00. This year Gripmaker has graciously offered to lead a morning chappel service at 06:00 on Sunday.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on July 31, 2009, 05:16:10 pm
Thought that I should perhaps post a confirmation that the British Empire will again be represented at Muster 2009 - my registration has been submitted and processed, and my Form 6NIA application has been submitted to the BATF ....

Accordingly ...... God willin' and the creek don't rise ...... I'll be in attendance once again. 

Notwithstanding it means I must miss our local autumn invitational cowboy action shoot for the first time in our club's history, my presence at Muster is mandated by the need to defend the GAF Muster Divisional Challenge Plate - presented last year (.... the first year ....) to the Division of Canada (Dept. of the International).
 
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/GrantRCanada/GAF/DivisionalChallengePlate.jpg)
 
I challenge any and all GAF members who can possibly arrange to attend to be at this year's Muster,  if only so an attempt can be made to ensure that the Divisional Challenge Plate remains in the United States rather than returning to Canada .... ;D

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/GrantRCanada/GAF/DivChallengeTrophy1_sm.jpg)
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on July 31, 2009, 05:33:53 pm
Well, It sounds like RSJ has thrown down the gauntlet. I hope I'm up to the challenge.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on July 31, 2009, 05:58:37 pm
What's great about this challenge is that each and every participant gets their own choice of weapons!
(Within GAF parameters, of course .......)

 :)
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on July 31, 2009, 06:01:52 pm
Jerry, for me colors at 8 works great, then have breakfast as close to 7 as we can.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on July 31, 2009, 07:17:26 pm
I am SO looking forward to it. I just started a new job and I'm already going to have to burn at least a personal day and maybe part of a sick day to be able to do it. Right now I'm hoping to be able to build up some comp time to be able to do the 2010 match. The GAF Grand Muster is THE match that I do everything in my power to NOT miss. I know sometimes things come up, but when you make the effort to attend this match you won't be dissapointed....unless you never want to try something different. The Muster is a really unique and challenging match that gives people a chance to shoot weapons that don't have a venue anywhere else. I know in these tough economic times that attendance creates a challenge for most people but If Col. Rattlesnake Jack can make it happen I know a lot more folks could too.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 03, 2009, 07:18:40 am
Let's get those registrations in folks!
I had a vendor contact me yesterday that said that if we have enough registrants he would donate a firearm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 03, 2009, 08:56:00 am
Col. Pitspitr, I sent you my registration fee via Paypal. I hope I sent it to the right acct. address? Let me know if you got it.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 03, 2009, 04:08:30 pm
TLD
I did get it. Thank you. And it was a good thing that you posted that you had paypaled it. Usually they send me an e-mail. This time I didn't know I got it until I checked my paypal account.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on August 04, 2009, 07:21:23 pm
Let's get those registrations in folks!
I had a vendor contact me yesterday that said that if we have enough registrants he would donate a firearm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My flight arrangements have been made so will be getting my registration in shortly.

Good thing the Muster wasn't this week - I would have had to cancel again.

US Scout
GAF, Commanding
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 04, 2009, 09:16:28 pm
My flight arrangements have been made so will be getting my registration in shortly.

Excellent! That's the best news I've had in a while. Now if we can just find a way to get Pony Racer and Frenchie here and maybe find some free replacements for the guys that have had to change jobs in the last year or two so that they could be here everything would be perfect.
Title: Re: T minus 116 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on August 04, 2009, 10:42:40 pm
My flight arrangements have been made so will be getting my registration in shortly.

Great news indeed, General!    ;D
Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: Mustang Gregg on August 05, 2009, 10:16:29 am
Sir:

I am presently procuring uniforms, gear, weapons, and supplies for the '09 Muster match.   
Will the first rounds be going downrange on Thursday or Friday?  I need to find out so I can arrange leave with the command element here.

Mustang Gregg,
(bvt) LtCol, Nebraska 
Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: Guns Garrett on August 05, 2009, 07:13:25 pm
To All,
Due to employment and time constraints, it is my sad duty to inform you that I and my lovely wife Penny (Megan O'Ruckus) will be unable to attend the Muster this year.  Good luck to all, and I be safe!

Dave Vanderpool
Guns Garrett, (Bvt) LtCol 
Kansas Division
Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 06, 2009, 12:03:06 am
 
Will the first rounds be going downrange on Thursday or Friday? 

Friday. We're going to use the September Calamus Vigilance Committee as our shoot through because so many of us locals who are helping with the muster can't get time off for Thursday. I just started a new job and am going to have to use my only personal day this semester for Friday of the muster. Friday morning is the long range rifle and pistol. Friday afternoon is the Wild Bunch. Saturday is the first 7 stages of the main match and sunday is the last 3 stages.
Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 06, 2009, 12:07:18 am
Due to employment and time constraints, it is my sad duty to inform you that I and my lovely wife Penny (Megan O'Ruckus) will be unable to attend the Muster this year.

I'm sorry to hear that Dave. I was hoping to see you and Penny again this year, but I knew about your job situation. I can relate. I just started a new job too and am going to have to use my only personal day this semester for Friday of the muster. I'm just hoping that I can work it out to get a couple of extra days off to attend the 2010 Muster because I'll need at least one day just to travel.
Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: Drydock on August 06, 2009, 11:40:41 am
Registration went in the mail today!
Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on August 06, 2009, 02:27:08 pm
..... I and my lovely wife Penny (Megan O'Ruckus) will be unable to attend the Muster this year. .....

Bad news, indeed!

(Well ..... I'll probably survive your absence, but Penny will most definitely be missed!!!   ;)  )
Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: Dusty Tagalon on August 07, 2009, 09:34:56 pm
My registration was mailed yesterday.

Brian
Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 07, 2009, 10:41:50 pm
They are rolling in! Registration is now ahead of last year's final count even without Dusty's
Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: Cactus Rope on August 07, 2009, 10:43:31 pm
Pitspitr,

Did you get all my paperwork and fees? Sent on July 31  ;D



Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 07, 2009, 10:56:06 pm
Sure did Bob. I'm a little behind on paper work and I've been trying to get a little caught up tonight.
Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on August 07, 2009, 11:04:09 pm
Mine went in the mail today. 
Can't hardly wait.
 
Do you have a round count yet. Want to make sure I bring enough ammo.
Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: Cactus Rope on August 08, 2009, 11:08:49 am
Sure did Bob. I'm a little behind on paper work and I've been trying to get a little caught up tonight.

COOOOOLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! 8) Which I'm sure it will be , Nebraska in October. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Yee haw

Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on August 08, 2009, 02:04:06 pm
Colonel Pitspitr -

Check your e-mail (at the nctc.net address ....)
Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 08, 2009, 02:11:02 pm
Got it Col. Thanks!
Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 08, 2009, 02:18:52 pm
I need some help guys. I haven't ever participated in a Wild Bunch match. In fact the only one I've ever even seen was last years Grand Muster Match, and then I was busy doing other things, so I really didn't see that one. Originally Col., Major, Lt. Matt Lewis was going to put together a stand alone WB match for earlier in the week of the GM. With his new work situation that isn't going to happen so we added a 4 stage WB match to the side matches.  What I'm wondering is if there is anyone or several someones who would be willing to write the stages for the WB match? I'd like to have them based on a MoH or VC engagement if possible but that isn't a hard and fast requirement.
Title: Re: T minus 66 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on August 08, 2009, 02:54:49 pm
.... What I'm wondering is if there is anyone or several someones who would be willing to write the stages for the WB match? I'd like to have them based on a MoH or VC engagement if possible but that isn't a hard and fast requirement.

Colonel:

I'd certainly be willing to figure out a stage (or two) based on Victoria Cross exploits.  Lots of possibilities from The Great War, of course - with the added benefit that the official handgun for the first contingents of the Canadian Expeditionary Force was none other than the Colt Government Model Pistol ('correct' name for the commercial-production Model 1911) in .45ACP! 

Canada bought about half of Colt's 1914 commercial production of the pistol -  5,000 in fact - and I am very proud to be the custodian of one of them, which is an absolute peach -

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/GrantRCanada/Canadian%20military%20firearms/1911_06.jpg)

(And it is listed on my import permit application ......  ;D


Title: Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 08, 2009, 03:27:49 pm
RSJ, That is a good looking Colt.
Title: Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 08, 2009, 03:47:07 pm
Thanks Col.! And I'll second Texas Lawdogs motion. She is a Beaut! Mine is just a cheap A1 repro.  :-[

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/9944/1911a1.th.jpg) (http://img31.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1911a1.jpg)
Title: Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on August 08, 2009, 03:57:48 pm
Thanks, TL and Col.P ! 

The light was rather poor when I took that photo.  Here is another which shows off its true beauty a bit better (although the helmet has a rather incongruous WWII or later net on it ....)    That is the original finish, by the way ...... and those are tree branches reflected in the slide!     

;D

Problem is .... she still has the original early-specs "umpteen pound trigger pull" ....   :'(

Click thumbnail to enlarge ....
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/GrantRCanada/Canadian%20military%20firearms/th_colt02e.jpg) (http://s73.photobucket.com/albums/i219/GrantRCanada/Canadian%20military%20firearms/?action=view&current=colt02e.jpg)
Title: Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 08, 2009, 04:05:04 pm
I don't suppose you'd be interested in a straight across trade, would you? ;D

Some day I'd like to find a repro lanyard ring mag or 2
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Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 08, 2009, 04:05:45 pm
RSJ, It 's still a beautiful firearm. I bought a Rock Island 45. I've got a couple of Para Ordinance 45's, a P 10 and a P 12. I also have a M1991 Colt SS that is still in box, unfired.
Title: Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on August 08, 2009, 08:42:03 pm
My entry went out today by Post rider. ;D
I have not done much shooting this year for various reasons, so I am keenly looking forward to this Muster.

RCJ
Title: Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on August 09, 2009, 07:12:37 am
My registration went out by post rider yesterday as well. 

Having missed the last two Grand Musters, I'm really looking forward to this one.

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF
Title: Re: T minus 62 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 09, 2009, 08:15:35 am
There's been quite a flurry of registrations coming in the last couple of days. I got 3 yesterday. There are now more registered than what attended last year. For those who haven't registered, please get them in soon. I want to make sure that I have all the medals engraved ahead of time so that I don't have to mail any like we have the last couple of years. Also having your registration early will help the prize committee with sponsors. We've had one vendor contact us who said he'd be willing to donate a firearm if we have enough registrants.
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Post by: Silver Creek Slim on August 09, 2009, 09:00:43 am
I received a GAF Muster registration form in the mail yesterday. Sure made me wanna send it back in. But, my lack of vacation won't allow it. Thanks anyway, Pitspitr.

Slim
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Post by: Bow View Haymaker on August 09, 2009, 10:39:56 am
There is another thread going ab out some of the door prizes being donated.  I'll try to keep it updated. 
On the wild bunch side.  we alow WB as a catagory at regular CAS matches and most any regulr stage can work for WB.  The "stiory' can be adapted acordingly.  One suggestion is that all shotugn rounds be loaded on the clock but repeaters can load more than 2 at a time.  This evens the field for anyone shooting a SXS in the WB match. 
SASS has some guidlines used at the big WB matches that could be addapted.
Just some thoughts.
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Post by: Pitspitr on August 09, 2009, 01:10:56 pm
Wish you could too Slim. You, Guns Garrett & Penny and Major Matt will all be missed, well you Dave and Penny anyway ;) ;D Just kidding Richard we'll miss you too. I haven't heard from Shalako Al yet either. Money's tight right now for most everyone. I just really appreciate the effort of those that are able to come. Maybe next year Slim.
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Post by: Silver Creek Slim on August 09, 2009, 04:01:17 pm
Wish you could too Slim. You, Guns Garrett & Penny and Major Matt will all be missed, well you Dave and Penny anyway ;) ;D Just kidding Richard we'll miss you too. I haven't heard from Shalako Al yet either. Money's tight right now for most everyone. I just really appreciate the effort of those that are able to come. Maybe next year Slim.
We will have to see.

Slim
Title: Re: T minus 61 Days and counting....
Post by: Dusty Tagalon on August 09, 2009, 04:12:09 pm
I will write 1 of the Wild Bunch stages.

Brian
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Post by: Pony Racer on August 09, 2009, 07:34:10 pm
Sorry to report that I found out friday that I will be traveling during Muster time period for the government.

So no Muster for me.

I sure do hope to make it one of these years.

PR
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Post by: Silver Creek Slim on August 10, 2009, 09:20:09 pm
Sorry to report that I found out friday that I will be traveling during Muster time period for the government.

So no Muster for me.

I sure do hope to make it one of these years.

PR
Sorry to hear that, pard.

Slim
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Post by: Pitspitr on August 10, 2009, 09:46:36 pm
Thanks Brian! Anybody else?

Sorry to hear that PR I was hoping to meet you. Maybe next year.
Title: Re: T minus 61 Days and counting....
Post by: Dalton Masterson on August 12, 2009, 08:47:43 am
Pitspitr Sir, I am going to attempt to make it for the weekend, but with our shoot the weekend before, I am not absolutely positive on this yet. A lot depends on Freeda and Pooper Troopers plans. ???

Even if I dont shoot, I still want to make it for 1 day at least.

DM
Title: Re: T minus 61 Days and counting....
Post by: Mustang Gregg on August 12, 2009, 12:42:29 pm
Col Pitspitr:

We are in the same fix as Maj Masterson as far as time available. 
We may only be able to make it for just one day.  And that will probably be Friday. 
So I will have to hold off on sending the application (which I already have filled out).

I will send the stage sponsor gear to Maj Bow View early next week. 

LtCol Mustang Gregg
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Post by: Pitspitr on August 12, 2009, 08:44:23 pm
Guys I understand how difficult it is to get to everything a person would like. I appreciate you effort and I look forward to whatever time you're able to a ttend. MG I also appreciate your sponsorship support.
Title: Re: T minus 61 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 12, 2009, 08:47:31 pm
Folks, if you are planning on attending and you haven't sent in your registration in yet, you might want to get it in. The barracks is now over half full.
Title: Re: T minus 61 Days and counting....
Post by: Sam Perfye on August 12, 2009, 08:59:05 pm
Gentlemen, I apologize for my absence. I can only attribute it to an allergic reaction to this blueuniform. Entry goes in the post Tomorrow. See ya'll in Neb. Al
Title: Re: T minus 61 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 13, 2009, 05:35:38 am
Well I can OFFICIALLY breath a sigh of relief now.

 Last year I was told not to worry about getting the Occasional Special Use Permit application in until a few weeks ahead of the GM. This year With all the hulabaloo abouthe possible closing of Fort Hartsuff I wanted to do it early. Yesterday I got the approved permit back, so now the NGPC has to let us use the facilities and they can't change their minds.

Things are really falling into place. Registration is up,  It sounds like the door prize committee has done a great job (sounds like we're going to be giving away a fiream, some handmade holsters as well as several other very nice prizes) Delmonico has some great eats planned. Now the only thing I'm at all worried about is the weather and I can't control that. I'm looking forward to a great shoot!
Title: Re: T minus 61 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 13, 2009, 12:39:57 pm
Col. Pitspitr, Don't be puttin' the WHO DOO on the weather up there for the Grand Muster! I got over a 700 mile drive one way and I don't wanna hear about no bad weather.
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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on August 13, 2009, 03:24:31 pm
I got over a 700 mile drive one way and I don't wanna hear about no bad weather.

My thoughts exactly!!!!    >:(

And I would imagine that Col. Scout heartily concurs .....   ;)

(We're comin' at you from all directions this year!   ;D  )
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Post by: Pitspitr on August 14, 2009, 05:19:01 am
Oh, I gotta feeling it's gonna be great! Just saying that's one thing I can't control, so I'm not going to worry about it.
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 15, 2009, 08:14:22 am
I don't mind a little rain or a little cool weather, But, NO SNOW!
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Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on August 15, 2009, 09:54:03 pm
Not to throw a monkey wrench into things BUT...........I'm hoping and praying for a nice COOL weekend, ie. 60s and cloudy during the day and excellent sleeping weather at night. These wool uniforms can be a bit warm under the Nebrasky sun. Bring something WARM to sleep in/under and expect some excellent shooting, great fellowship and some of the best "trail" eats you've ever sunk your teeth into.

Al, glad to hear you are going to be there. Remember, "the wearin' of the gray".
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 16, 2009, 07:58:26 am
Gripmaker, That sounds good. I can stand the heat a lot better than the cold.
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Post by: Pitspitr on August 16, 2009, 08:05:13 am
I can stand the heat a lot better than the cold.

Me too. I only really got too hot wearing the wool uniform once. One Fourth of July it was over 100, high humidity, little or no breeze. I didn't go down but I could tell I was getting close.
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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on August 16, 2009, 10:01:24 am
Cool is cool with me!  Hot ain't so hot, in my opinion, and wet can put a real damper on things .....   ::)
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Post by: River City John on August 16, 2009, 11:31:13 am
Cool is cool with me!  Hot ain't so hot, in my opinion, and wet can put a real damper on things .....   ::)
;D ;D ;D
This sage philosophy was immortalized in that classic song:

"It rained all night the day I left
the weather was so dry.
It was so hot I nearly
froze to death -
Susanna don't you cry."

(Which oddly enough also describes the variance in Nebraska weather one could experience within a 24 hour period.)


Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 16, 2009, 11:35:50 am
Good one, RCJ!
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on August 16, 2009, 03:41:12 pm
Jack, No more profound words were ever spoken. I'm sure you will be missed amoungst the hallowed halls of the Canadian judicial system.
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 17, 2009, 06:50:08 am
RCJ, The weather in Texas is a lot like that of Nebraska, especially in the fall. The Panhandle of Texas is always unpredictable when it comes to weather. We had snow on the 4th of July in 1944. I wasn't around then, but my grandmother told me about it.  The winters up there are tough. They lost over 3,000 head of cattle to a sudden blizzard in the spring.
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Cactus Rope on August 18, 2009, 09:14:11 pm
No rain, just COOOOOLLLLL!!! A light dusting of snow might be nice also. ;) ;) ;) ;)

Well I did as my superior officer (Capt. Little)  ::) ::)ordered me to do at last years muster. Got my uniforms in today. Waiting on my Sgt Major stripes though.But I'm going to come as a Yankel or maybe a Rebkee  ;D ;D ;D ;D as well as IW. Since I did this maybe he will let me use his big gun in the long range and side matches.

I can't wait I'm so derned ecited. 
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Dalton Masterson on August 18, 2009, 09:25:35 pm
If my new wools are here by then, I am hoping for some cooler weather as well. It should be pretty cool anyway, being mid October in Nebraska. Should be pushin for the frost sometime around then is my thinking.

DM
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on August 18, 2009, 10:59:44 pm
Strong, constant wind was the weather bugaboo last year. Days were sunny and nights cool.
The regional held in April of last year at that range was cold. Tents were stiff as a board with frost and felt like I was sleeping in a refrigerator.

I'll be tenting this year, so we'll see what we're dealt.
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 19, 2009, 06:26:50 am
If you Nebraska guys ain't too worried about the weather for the Muster, I guess that I'm okay with it too.  If I get snowed in for a while, I'm gonna see about a job helping Del and Terry at the Fort. They might need a "swamper".
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 19, 2009, 10:39:05 pm
Oh, we've had snow in Sept before but even if it were to snow that early again it doesn't last very long. When we get closer to the date we'll have a better idea what the weather will be like. If it were to be cold it won't be so bad that a jacket won't be enough.
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 19, 2009, 10:48:14 pm
I've just received Confirmation that we will be able to award a firearm to two lucky people at the Muster. Get signed up people! right now the odds of going home with more guns than you came with are about 1 in 12!
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 20, 2009, 08:59:50 am
Col. Pitspitr, When I attended the Rock Creek celebration in June I purchased a park sticker at their visitors center. I paid about 20 bucks for it. I don't know if I will need another one for this years Muster. I assumed that it will be good at any of the parks in Nebraska for the rest of the year.
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Ol Law Dawg on August 20, 2009, 07:35:03 pm
Your 2009 sticker is good at all Nebraska State parks until December 31st, so your good to go......
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 20, 2009, 07:42:25 pm
As one Dawg to another, Thanks. I figgered that I would be back in October, so I just bought it. I've sorta adopted Nebraska as my second home.
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Ol Law Dawg on August 20, 2009, 07:55:10 pm
Welcome pard, I spent a little time down your way back in the late 60's at Ft Sam, there during the worlds fair.

I hope to make it out in October, at least for one day, might see ya there....
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 20, 2009, 08:15:15 pm
Just look for an Old,bald headed, bow-legged cowboy in an old John Wayne style hat. I'll be near the food!
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Sam Perfye on August 20, 2009, 08:39:57 pm
Gentlemen, Just curious as to when everyone will be arriving at Ft. Hartsuf? If I can stay on schedule I'm planning on early Thur. afternoon. Hoping to get settled-in and have time for a tour of the fort before dark. With all the goings on last year I only got a quick look at the officer's quarters. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Oct. Al.
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 20, 2009, 08:41:11 pm
Your 2009 sticker is good at all Nebraska State parks until December 31st, so your good to go......
That's correct
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 20, 2009, 08:43:03 pm
Al I got your registration today. i probably won't get to the Fort untill about dark on thursday
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 20, 2009, 08:58:24 pm
Welcome pard, I spent a little time down your way back in the late 60's at Ft Sam, there during the worlds fair.

I hope to make it out in October, at least for one day, might see ya there....
We'd sure like to have you Dawg. I don't think you'd be diasappointed that you came.
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: pony express on August 20, 2009, 09:08:03 pm
What's the schedual for Sunday afternoon?
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 20, 2009, 09:33:04 pm
PE I hope to be done shooting by about 12:30 or 1:00 Clean the barracks and award medals by 2:00 or so and be on the road home by around 3:00
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on August 20, 2009, 10:05:55 pm
I hope to leave hove as early as I can on Thursday but I which won't be as early as I want.  I should get there a bit before or a bit after noon.
Jerry, could you use any help at the range on thurs. or is it all going to be set and ready by then?
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 20, 2009, 10:10:19 pm
I'm going to have to try to have it set up by the previous Sunday. With the new job and all I won't be able to be there untill about dark on Thursday.
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 21, 2009, 07:57:45 am
I plan on getting there Thursday afternoon, if everything goes right.
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on August 21, 2009, 05:45:36 pm
As will I. If everything goes right. If it goes left, who knows when the hell you'll see me. ;D
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 24, 2009, 06:19:02 am
It looks like the final round count for the main match is 95 Rifle and 77 Pistol.
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on August 24, 2009, 07:23:51 am
Thanks Col., for the info.
Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 29, 2009, 08:47:13 am
Several of you have e-mailed or called me on phone to indicate that you are coming but haven't sent in the formal registration forms. I really need the formal registration soon for a couple of reasons.

First, there are a couple of classes where I need one more registered shooter in that class to be able by GAF rules to award medals to the top 3 places. Without that 1 registration I will only be able to award a first place medal in that class. I want to have ALL the medals engraved prior to the match this year.

Second, I  need to know how many shooters handbooks to print.

Third Delmonico needs to know how much food to purchase.

And finally, and I think this is pretty cool, I was visiting with a board member of the Friends of Fort Hartsuff, last evening and he told me that The Friends had invited the Freemont Pathfinders, a (semi-) local reinacting group, to come to Fort Hartsuff that weekend. Now the cool part of that is that if they do indeed come they want to put on a "live fire" Gatling gun and cannon display for us and this would give us a recruiting opportunity. The down side is that it may make it kind of crowded at the fort. We have first rights to the barracks, but if you're are coming make certain you have a bunk reserved by getting your registration to me soon.

Also, if you need to be in the same squad with someone you're sharing equipment with or just want tio be in the same squad with someone, let me know I can try to accomidate those requests.

Remember the Muster is only just over a month away.
Title: Re: T minus 41 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on August 29, 2009, 08:58:40 am
If we're short on space in the barracks, the Gatling gun can sleep with me. ::)


WAY TOO COOL, Col.!

I don't think it can be stressed enough, the 2009 GAF National Muster will be unique, and never to be repeated in all it's elements.
Title: Re: T minus 41 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 29, 2009, 09:03:10 am
I never thought of that!  ;)


I did; however, think to offer to store it for the Pathfinders the last time they had it out here. 8)
Title: Re: T minus 41 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on August 29, 2009, 11:45:35 pm
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


A Gatling Gun?


Dang hang it, durn burn it, dog gone it, dag nab it and shucks!



I get (?) have to miss the coolest things!  AND Del's cooking!

 :'(


John, Jerry and Glen ... and everybody else who will be there;  drool some for me, OK, fellow Troopers?!

LTC Jeff "Steel Horse Bailey"
Cmdr., Cent. Dist., Dept. of the Atlantic
GAF 98
Title: Re: T minus 41 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 30, 2009, 12:05:57 pm
Well Jeff, there is still time to register  ::) And ther is someone coming from farther east that you this year so that maybe you could carpool.
Title: Re: T minus 41 Days and counting....
Post by: pony express on August 30, 2009, 03:02:24 pm
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


A Gatling Gun?

  drool some for me, OK, fellow Troopers?!

LTC Jeff "Steel Horse Bailey"
Cmdr., Cent. Dist., Dept. of the Atlantic
GAF 98

There's already gonna be enough drooling, they'll probably have to have it under a tarp most of the time

Title: Re: T minus 56 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on August 30, 2009, 05:31:16 pm
(Weighing in on this a bit late - just back from a weekend away ....)

...... a board member of the Friends of Fort Hartsuff....told me that The Friends had invited the Freemont Pathfinders, a (semi-) local reinacting group, to come to Fort Hartsuff that weekend ......

Well that explains quite a bit! 

Last week, I made reservations for a room at the By-Way Guest House in Ord (instead of motelling it this year) and the lady I was talking to - who is apparently also a Friends of Fort Hartsuff board member - said something like: "Oh, you must be part of the Freemont Pathfinders", to which I just responded with a rather puzzled-sounding "No ....", and she then said something about this group being at the Fort that weekend "with cannons and things".  At the time, I though that she must have gotten a rather garbled impression about the G.A.F., but it now all makes sense!
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on August 30, 2009, 05:40:16 pm
Yeah, I'm not real sure why they booked 2 different groups that weekend, but what they (the Pathfinders) have to offer should make for an interesting weekend. And I mean "interesting" in a good way.
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on August 30, 2009, 09:08:46 pm
I know a lot of them guys, they are crazy enough to fit right in with the rest of us.
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Mustang Gregg on August 30, 2009, 11:59:48 pm
Welll. lets make a rendevouz with them Pathinders & maybe we'll get MORE shooters & maybe recruit some GAF troopers, too!
Sounds like a win-win scenario.

MG
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: captmack on August 31, 2009, 10:54:00 am
I'm looking forward to shooting with everyone.

Capt Mack
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on September 04, 2009, 06:25:29 am
I don't know if this applies to anyone or not but I received the following from the NRA concerning concealed carry in Nebraska.

"Nebraska Attorney General Drafts Concealed Carry Recognition List
Please Thank Attorney General Bruning!

 

Attorney General Jon Bruning (R) recently completed a comprehensive review of the concealed handgun laws in all fifty states.  This review was done in advance of LB 430 going into effect on Sunday, August 30.  As a result of this review, the Attorney General’s Office has also compiled a list of states whose Right-to-Carry permits will be recognized in Nebraska. 



Nebraska will now recognize Right-to-Carry permits from the following states:

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota (class one permit), Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming

 

In addition, permit holders from the following states will be able to carry in Nebraska, provided the permit holder is 21 or older: California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, North Dakota (class two permit), and Texas

 

The following states do not meet the standards required by Nebraska’s concealed handgun permit statute and are not valid in Nebraska: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Washington"
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on September 04, 2009, 09:27:43 am
Can "Out of staters" carry "open" in Nebraska? Publically, I mean.
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on September 04, 2009, 10:10:57 am
Open Carry is permitted in Nebraska, except where restricted by local ordinance.
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on September 04, 2009, 05:12:25 pm
Jerry, got yer messagae the other night, will try to call you early next week, been a very busy week.
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on September 05, 2009, 03:22:49 pm
Could those of you who have said that they would write the wild bunch stages please get them to me sometime this next week so that I can get the shooter's book printed?

Thanks!
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: pony express on September 10, 2009, 09:34:32 pm
Things are coming together now, I'll be sending in my registration for Muster, probably tomorrow. I have a quick question, is there an extra charge for non shooters meals? I don't see anything on that on the registration form.
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on September 10, 2009, 10:08:05 pm
Yes, I forgot that. $7.50 per meal. 3 meals friday, and Saturday and 2 on Sunday.
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: captmack on September 11, 2009, 11:21:02 am
I have a question regarding ammo containers.  I know NCOWS does not allow plastic ammo containers at their matches.  Is the same requirement in force for the Muster?  Do I need to get paper boxes for my ammo?  \

Thanks,

Capt Mack
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on September 11, 2009, 11:26:41 pm
No, we're not NCOWS (but we aren't SASS either) Maybe someday we'll get that finnicky but we're not there yet. We encourage our members to be as Historically accurate as possible but we'r not going to send you away because your equipment isn't good enough. Well maybe I should qualify that, we don't allow tennis shoes, t-shirts or ball caps.  ;)
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on September 12, 2009, 09:06:48 am
No walking shorts, long black socks, or sandals.
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on September 12, 2009, 09:28:27 am
Also no Mossy Oak Camo since bow season for deer will be open. ;D

(Sorry, just had a guy looking for some in The Old West Shop.  He had looked all over the rest of the store and tought he'd try here.) ::)
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on September 12, 2009, 11:28:19 am
I have a question regarding ammo containers.  I know NCOWS does not allow plastic ammo containers at their matches.  Is the same requirement in force for the Muster?  Do I need to get paper boxes for my ammo?  \

Thanks,

Capt Mack


Howdy!
Here at NCOWS we try not to be militant about our PC'ness. (Period Correct, NOT Politically Correct  ::)  ;) )  If you show up at an NCOWS monthly match or even a bigger match with your ammo in plastic containers (like I have more than a hundred of) you won't be asked to leave ... you'd simply be asked - politely - to use something more PC the next time you attend.  And then someone would likely offer you something more historic to use until the match is finished.

We're about having safe shooting fun, as well as social fun in/with as historically authentic equipment as possible.  We're NOT trying to look for ways to pick people's equipment apart and send them home! 

We DO live in the 21st century, after all.
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on September 12, 2009, 11:40:27 am
Del, You could have sold him one of those Mossy Oak western hats that they have in the regular hat department.   SHB, You can bring your "Yankee Cavalry" uniform to the NCOWS match in Nov. I will bring mine and we can both wear ours.  My GG uncle was a Capt. in the Union army, and both of my GG Grandfathers on my mother's side of the Family were in the Army of Northern Virginia. That is the King side of the family. In fact, I have King relatives in Indiana(Sheridan).
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Post by: Delmonico on September 12, 2009, 11:44:04 am
Tex, I will not lower myself to aknowledge that those hats are even down there, let alone try to sell one. ;D

Besides I ruined the guys whole day anway, told him when he gets all camoed up and in his stand to have someone take pictures in B&W and see what the deer see. ;D
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Post by: Texas Lawdog on September 12, 2009, 11:48:32 am
Touche!!
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Post by: pony express on September 12, 2009, 05:33:42 pm
Tex, I will not lower myself to aknowledge that those hats are even down there, let alone try to sell one. ;D

Besides I ruined the guys whole day anway, told him when he gets all camoed up and in his stand to have someone take pictures in B&W and see what the deer see. ;D


I've had a few deer just stare at me from 20 yards, wearing my tan carhardt coveralls, and an orange cap. As long as you stay stll, it doesn't seen to bother them.
















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Post by: Texas Lawdog on September 12, 2009, 09:19:56 pm
You should give them a sporting chance, 20 yards ain't really fair.
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Post by: pony express on September 12, 2009, 10:08:44 pm
You should give them a sporting chance, 20 yards ain't really fair.

Once I have at least one in the freezer, then I start thinking about sporting chances.
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Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on September 12, 2009, 10:37:19 pm
Had a buck get his nose right down in my little bros. face one time and then blow snot all over him when he snickered. Bro was dressed all in black with full beard, long hair and enougn pine scent on to make him smell like a newly scrubbed kitchen floor and then sitting under a cedar tree. He visited me next and pulled the same stunt. I did not snicker and he did not go far. Texas heart shot with a .54 Hawken @ 25 yds. FYI, it was the only shot I had so I took it. Fair...shmair, those old ones have earned numerous PHDs in survival or they wouldn't still be out there.
Title: Re: T minus 40 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on September 12, 2009, 10:54:59 pm
I'll leave the Animal hunting to you folks. I spent almost 40 years hunting the 2 legged kind, some of which shot back.
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Post by: Steel Horse Bailey on September 12, 2009, 11:09:03 pm
I'll leave the Animal hunting to you folks. I spent almost 40 years hunting the 2 legged kind, some of which shot back.


 :o


Glad yer out'ta that bizness, Jas.!

 ;)
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Post by: Dalton Masterson on September 13, 2009, 10:31:24 pm
Col. Pitspitr,
It looks like I may be able to make it for the Friday portion, as well as the saturday/sunday main match! Will probably be sans Freeda Bee Mee and Pooper Trooper, but I will be there nonetheless.

Friday is still work dependent, as we are going to be upgrading (downgrading??) our inventory program, and I believe that is the week of learning it all. If at all possible, I will get Friday off tho (boss will be on a fishing trip ;)).

Also, anyone that was planning on shooting the blackpowder state match in Grand Island the weekend before, it is hereby postponed due to lack of entries. The regular sunday monthly match will still be held, and will allow a Wild Bunch category alongside the normal SASS classes. It may be a good warmup for you folks that are coming in early for the Muster.

DM
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Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on September 14, 2009, 10:34:37 pm
Col. Pitsptr,  I have a younger brother who will be coming with us to the Muster. Can you tell me what the cost will be for him for everything but the shooting. He is also an excellent photographer so may get him to take some pics while there.

I await your answer,
Your obedient servant,
Bvt LTC, Montgomery Little,  Senior Chaplain, GAF
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Post by: Pitspitr on September 15, 2009, 06:30:01 am
$7.50 per meal straight accross. No charge for the barracks unless he drives his own car.

Glad to hear you're going to be able to make the whole deal Dalton. Sorry to hear about the State BP shoot though.
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Post by: Texas Lawdog on September 15, 2009, 09:02:35 am
I haven't had any of Del's cooking since June, and that's too long. I'm ready for some of that good Ol' comfort food.
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Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on September 16, 2009, 03:55:41 pm
TL,
     Del's food truly is comforting but I have found is so good that I am not necessarily comfrtable afterwards if you get my drift. Last year I gained a few pounds at the Muster and it wasn't from exercise building muscle.

Col. Pitsptr,  Thanks for the cost info sent. I appreciate it.
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Post by: Delmonico on September 16, 2009, 04:46:16 pm
Thank you both, I try to provide good chuck.
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Post by: Texas Lawdog on September 16, 2009, 04:48:26 pm
Eat less for about a week before the Muster.
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Post by: pony express on September 16, 2009, 05:14:57 pm
Well, I haven't had any of Del's cooking yet, but from all those pictures of his dutch ovens at work, I'm loking forward to it.

Col Pitspitr: Sent in my registration, with money for 4 extra meals, my wife will be along, but maybe not for every meal, not sure how the logistics will work out for us. We got a room in Ord, so we won't need to use the laundress quarters. I registered in milspec repeater, and hoping enough parts of my uniform arrive! River Junction confirmed on the phone that the hat and shirt are on the way.
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Post by: Bow View Haymaker on September 17, 2009, 04:26:36 pm
Siince ther is talk of food.  There was some mention of Mountain oysters a while back.  Did that ever work out for the muster?.  or is it a suprise?
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Post by: Delmonico on September 17, 2009, 04:55:35 pm
I didn't come up with any, but if you have some, bring them, I'll cook them. ;)
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Post by: Texas Lawdog on September 17, 2009, 05:24:44 pm
Some Cream Gravy and some Dutch Oven Biscuits, Mountain Oysters!   That's a Meal!
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Post by: Pitspitr on September 18, 2009, 06:18:20 am
The barracks is nearly full. If you are still planning on coming and I haven't received a check from you, you'd better get it in soon.

The 2 most recent paid registrants are Lt. Col. Shammorck and Pony Express.
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Post by: Mustang Gregg on September 18, 2009, 09:24:10 am
Del:

I will check with Schuster's for some nuts.  The last time I checked there, they had breaded frozen beef nuts on hand.  They were 10# boxes, I recollect. 
If it works out, I will $pring for some, if you wanna modify your menu & fry  some up.

MG
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Post by: Bow View Haymaker on September 18, 2009, 09:32:15 am
Jerry

Did you get my e-mail?
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Post by: Texas Lawdog on September 18, 2009, 10:57:07 am
Mustang Gregg has just made me hungry by mentioning the prospect of having calf fries for one of the meals. Count me in!
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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on September 18, 2009, 11:10:39 am
..... breaded frozen beef nuts on hand. .....

I wuz gonna comment that this delicacy is rather "seasonal", and it is the wrong time of year ..... 

Forgot all 'bout the wonders of modern civilization, howsomever!   ;D
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Post by: Delmonico on September 18, 2009, 11:11:51 am
Greg, that would be great, will work them in.
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Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on September 19, 2009, 08:08:03 am
Col. Pitsptr
                Please add another "guest" for the barracks as my "Little" brother will be coming along just for the ride. Can he wait to pay for meals until we arrive as he doesn't deal with checking accounts or plastic (old fashioned kind of guy)?
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Post by: Mustang Gregg on September 25, 2009, 02:16:32 pm
Troops:

Bad news on the possibility bull fries on the menu. 
The onliest ones I can muster up before the Muster are pretty expensive.   ::) :-\
So let's not get to drooling too quick.  But I'm still searching.

MG
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Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on September 26, 2009, 12:13:06 am
Here, here! Bully, I say. It is my humble opinion that the previous owners of said "oysters" have suffered enough humiliation by their removal. Let us not be so crass as to revel in their misfortune by celebrating such with a meal.  If you must indulge in such things, why not go to Washington D.C. and ......never mind, no one there has any either. Carry on!
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Post by: Texas Lawdog on September 26, 2009, 07:49:46 am
Mustang Gregg, My feelins' won't be hurt too bad about the calf fries. We've got a couple of places in the Stockyards in Fort Worth that serve them if I get too hungry for them.
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Post by: Pitspitr on September 27, 2009, 09:15:41 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. If you smoke outside please don’t leave your butts laying about. Since cigarettes did not have filters in the 1870’s park personel must pick up the butts they find by hand to preserve the historic appearance of the grounds.
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 in the 60’s and lows in the 40’s with the possibility of a few showers so bring appropriate clothes- we can’t post pone the shoot if the weather isn’t perfect!
 
 

Thursday, October 8th I plan to arrive at the barracks late afternoon. If you get there before me, tell whatever staff is on hand that you are with the GAF. If there is no staff on duty… Make yourself at home!

Friday, October 9th 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
After completion of the wild bunch match we will return to the fort for time to tour the post and visit.

Saturday, October 10th 8:00 a.m. Morning Colors/Mandatory Shooter’s Meeting
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Main Stages
6:30 p.m. Formal Banquet

Sunday, October 11th 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. Clean barracks
3:00 p.m. Awards & Final Muster

Main match round count is:

95 Rifle
77 Pistol

The final Wild Bunch round count is:
40 Rifle
49 Pistol
12 Shotgun

Long range rifle is 15 and LR Pistol is 10

Does anyone have a reproduction saber or sword that we can borrow for a stage weapon?



IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU DON’T SEE THE ANSWER TO HERE, e-mail me  OR POST IT HERE AND I'LL ANSWER IT FOR EVERYONE
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Post by: TEXAS SARGE on September 27, 2009, 09:41:01 pm
Pitspitr

Scooter, Capt.Mack, and I will be arriving around sundown on Wednesday 10-07-09, will the building be open same as last year?
I know we are all looking forward to another fine Muster, and the weather forecast looks good also.  See you Thursday.

Thanks
Texas Sarge
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Post by: Dalton Masterson on September 27, 2009, 09:49:15 pm
I am heading thataway Fri. morning at first light and staying the duration.

Thanks for the schedule, Sir! That way Freeda knows what is going on if she does decide to come up.
DM
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Post by: Kanza Kurt on September 27, 2009, 09:55:36 pm
Col Pitsptr Sir!

I will be mailing the registration this week.  How much extra do I need to add for three others to eat and enjoy the shoot?  Hopefully I can get Dona Rebe to shoot  a stage or two as well as well as Miss Maggy (she's 8 but I would like to introduce her to the sport and the history associated with GAF)?  I will not get there til mid to late afternoon on Friday, hopefully I can find a place to camp in Ord.

Cheers
km

p.s. For the Buffalo Scout, can I load some light 45-70's with Trail Boss?  I have yet to venture into BP with this round, still learning.  

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Post by: Pitspitr on September 27, 2009, 09:58:54 pm
Yep, same building as last year. We will be reserving the kitchen bunks for Delmonico and his helper if he has one this year.

Kurt there's a camp ground at the Ord city park about a half mile from the range. The trail boss loads should be fine. Maggy can do her shooting free. (I like to see youngans get started) meals are $7.50 easch straight through.

Dalton we'd love to see Freeda and Pooper Trooper.
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Post by: Dalton Masterson on September 27, 2009, 10:13:32 pm
Well, she might show up, but will probably do more antiquing around town during the shoot, but might make it in for the evening bits. Maybe....
DM
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Post by: River City John on September 27, 2009, 10:17:22 pm
Col. Pitspitr,

I plan to bring my Navy cutlass. It will do for the staged weapon.
RCJ
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Post by: Pitspitr on September 27, 2009, 10:17:40 pm
I understand. I'm just hoping to get the Colonel's Wife to attend the banquet in period clothing. She's got a beautiful ball gown that I'd really like to see her in again and maybe get a picture of her in it and me in my dress uniform.
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Post by: Dalton Masterson on September 27, 2009, 10:20:51 pm
I do plan on taking a LOT of photos at this event. Maybe I will get some if she shows... ;)
DM
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Post by: Bow View Haymaker on September 27, 2009, 10:39:11 pm
Reporting in Sir,
Plan on arriving Thursday afternoon.  Should I report dirrectly to the fort or to the battle.. er' range location? 
I sent a telegram.... er' e-mail with some other details. 
salute,
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Post by: RattlesnakeJack on September 28, 2009, 12:25:55 am
Colonel:

I have a reproduction British/Indian Army Infantry officer's sword I can bring for scenario use, if something more suitable (and./or closer at hand) isn't forthcoming ....
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Post by: Pitspitr on September 28, 2009, 09:24:13 am
I've had lots of offers for edge weapons. The deal is I don't want to shoot my original trapdoors that weekend and I'm not sure that the brazing job I did on my repro would stand up to multiple bayonet thrusts for all those that don't have an edge weapon. Long story short if you have an edged weapon that you want to use and you don't mind other people borrow bring it.
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Post by: captmack on September 28, 2009, 12:58:15 pm
I'll be bringing my '60 Field Grade Cavalry Saber as well.  We can use it if need be.  I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.

Capt Mack
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Post by: Sam Perfye on September 28, 2009, 06:33:44 pm
Should be arriving early Thur. afternoon, leaving Sun.-- probably late. If needed I can bring my rolling block & bayonet. Heck, the truck rides better with some wieght in it anyway, I'll bring some extra stuff. 9 days and a wake-up! See ya'll then.  Al.
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Post by: River City John on September 28, 2009, 06:53:44 pm
Well heck, if your truck rides a bit better with weight, why don't you swing by and pick me up when you're coming through Omaha. 8)
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Post by: pony express on September 28, 2009, 07:21:36 pm
I plan on arriving sometime Thursday afternoon, we're staying in Ord, so I don't know if we'll make it out to the Fort that day, or Friday morning. On Friday, should I report to the Fort, or dirctly to the range? My wife will probably be at a few of themeals, not sure how that will work out yet. Maybe my wife and our baby can get together and compare notes with Freeda and Pooper Trooper.

Now if that box from River Junction would just get here............
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Post by: Dusty Tagalon on September 28, 2009, 08:10:57 pm
Added names to badges.
Entered shooters into database.
Dusty
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Dalton Masterson on September 28, 2009, 09:17:40 pm
Those are good looking badges Dusty!
DM
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Post by: Pitspitr on September 29, 2009, 06:15:00 am
For those of you who are wondering how the class break down looks; here it is. There is the chance that the militia shooter may have to change to Smokeless Mil-spec Repeater and I may change from BP Mil-spec Single Shot to Smokeless Mil-spec Single Shot. Both of these entries are subject to change depending on how the reloading goes between now and the muster.

6-  Smokeless Mil-spec Repeater
1-  Ladies Smokeless Mil-spec Repeater
1-  BP Mil-spec repeater
4-  BP Mil-spec Single Shot
5-  Smokeless Mil-spec Single Shot
1  Militia
1-  Smokeless Infantry
3-  Staff Officer
5-  Smokeless Scout
2-  BP Scout
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on September 29, 2009, 08:37:06 pm
Will there be any GAF medals, or hat insignia available for sale at the muster?  Sure would like on of these for my hat.
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Post by: Texas Lawdog on September 30, 2009, 06:42:07 am
You can probably check with Stefan about the hat brass at the match.
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Post by: Drydock on September 30, 2009, 08:24:24 pm
I'm gonna love seeing all those old military rifles on the range.  Looks like we've got enough to use the stacking swivels
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Bow View Haymaker on September 30, 2009, 10:17:03 pm
Would it be OK to try my 1917 Enfield in the long range?  What ranges should we expect in the long range side match?
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 01, 2009, 08:58:39 pm
Update:
I received another entry in the smokeless scout class yesterday from a brand new member, and an email promising 2 more entries. We're over 30 now!
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Drydock on October 01, 2009, 09:02:44 pm
Huzzah!
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 01, 2009, 09:03:05 pm
Would it be OK to try my 1917 Enfield in the long range?  What ranges should we expect in the long range side match?

It's out of our time range so if you were to score better than everyone else I can't award a win, but if you want to shoot it "for fun" after the match is over I don't care. Expect up to about 150 yds.

Steff has said he plans to have some GAF "brass" for sale there.
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Post by: Pitspitr on October 01, 2009, 09:17:24 pm
Make sure to bring plenty of clothes. The latest long range forcast is now saying highes in the upper 50's lows in the upper 30's and showers. At least the wind isn't supposed to be too strong.  :-\
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Post by: Dalton Masterson on October 01, 2009, 09:27:31 pm
Boy, I am gonna feel sooooo sorry for the smokeless pards that cant heat their hands on their barrels. ;D ;)
Should be good weather for wool tho!
DM
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Post by: River City John on October 02, 2009, 07:03:47 am
Boy, I am gonna feel sooooo sorry for the smokeless pards that cant heat their hands on their barrels. ;D ;)

DM

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Shamrock on October 02, 2009, 07:09:15 pm
Update:
I received another entry in the smokeless scout class yesterday from a brand new member, and an email promising 2 more entries. We're over 30 now!
Col. Pitspitr,
Not only did I recruit a newbie for the Nebrasky division, but I'm bringing him to his first Muster.
Regards,
Pat "Shamrock" Gannon
Bvt. Lt. Col.
Illinois Division
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: pony express on October 02, 2009, 08:22:34 pm
Make sure to bring plenty of clothes. The latest long range forcast is now saying highes in the upper 50's lows in the upper 30's and showers. At least the wind isn't supposed to be too strong.  :-\

Any vendors there that might have a pancho?

With those temps I can guess my wife will be at the hotel most of the time....
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: pony express on October 02, 2009, 08:26:07 pm
Boy, I am gonna feel sooooo sorry for the smokeless pards that cant heat their hands on their barrels. ;D ;)
Should be good weather for wool tho!
DM

No wool yet.......I don't think my river junction package is gonna make it...just have a navy blue wal mart shirt that looks similar to the army wool, except of course not a pullover.
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Dalton Masterson on October 02, 2009, 10:17:47 pm
Well Pony, I dont have much wool yet either. I have a little bit of Confederate wool, and a blue great coat. My uniform is still on order, and I am hoping it will show up in time, but its doubtful.
Will be fun nonetheless!
DM
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 02, 2009, 10:36:05 pm
Col. Pitspitr,
Not only did I recruit a newbie for the Nebrasky division, but I'm bringing him to his first Muster.
Yep got his registration.

Good job!
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Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on October 02, 2009, 11:07:09 pm
Gentlemen,  If what Col Pitsptr says actually goes down, the order of the day will be "WARMTH", not necessarily authenticity.  Just come and have a great time and if the ladies tend to get cold, buy them something warm to wear.  You will get more "points" than you ever thought you could in a lifetime. Your motto should be "Be nice to the girl." If you have never seen Mark Gungor's marraige DVDs, you have never truly laughed in your life.

Headed for Nebrasky come Thursday next.
Bvt LTC, Capt. Montgomery Little, GAF Senior Chaplain and Div. of MO Cmdr
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 03, 2009, 02:18:50 am
Gentlemen:
The projected temperatures sound positively pleasant to me!!!   ;D 
Could do without the rain, howsomever .....  :-\   

Still hoping to get away from here Monday, though I may still have some sewing to do, en route, while my batman drives.

I am a mite miffed that a complete Queen's Own Rifles of Canada NCO's cross belt and pouch that I purchased on eBay will not likely get here on time ......  I bought it almost two weeks ago and paid for it by PayPal on Tuesday September 22.  When it hadn't arrived as of Wednesday of this week, I sent the seller an inquiry, and he cheerily replied that it had been mailed on Tuesday, September 29!   
:'(   
I still have a faint hope I'll get it before my departure - sometimes. the private contractors who deliver parcels for Canada Post work on Saturday to get caught up ..... or, I suppose it could arrive on Monday morning before I hit the road ..... 
::)

Ironically, I had managed to accumulate all the necessary "hardware" to make one up (belt plate, lion's head whistle-and-chain, pouch badge, etc.) but when I was the successful bidder on this complete set, I shelved my plans to make it ....  Oh well, I would have cut quite a dashing figure in my QOR field uniform!   

This is what it looks like, anyway ......  The third image is an 1889 photo of three NCO's of the Queen's Own Rifles.
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 03, 2009, 08:54:47 am
Well if there is rain in the mix, the cooks may be seen in some slightly more modern gear from The Land Down Under. ;D
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 03, 2009, 09:38:56 am
You know what they say about Nebraska weather, "If you don't like the weather, stick around. It'll change." That is also the case with weather forcasts for Nebraska. Currently they've taken the rain out of the forcast though the temps have changed: Thurs; High 59 low 36, Friday; High 52 low 34, Saturday; high51 low 31, Sunday; High 46 low 30 Wind 12-14 all days. Sounds like it'll be fairly chilly, but without the rain It shouldn't be too miserably as there is pretty good wind protection at the range.

The last thing I will be needing from each member is a vehicle count. I will figure 1 vehicle per participant unless I hear from you that you are car pooling. I know that Cherry Lake Jake and Cherry Lake Kate will be ariving together and I believe Curly LaGrande will be coming with them as well. Anybody else car pooling?
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on October 03, 2009, 09:47:42 am
Pitspitr, Scooter, Texas Sarge, and one other are coming together.
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on October 03, 2009, 09:51:10 am
Yes Sir: The Little gang shall all be coming in one car.
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Post by: Delmonico on October 03, 2009, 10:02:22 am
Yes Sir: The Little gang shall all be coming in one car.

Why do I now have Alan Jackson's song "It's alright to Be Little Bitty" stuck in my head now. ;D

Lookin' forward to meeting the 3rd brother.  BTW do your folks get along with the Ioway, Rick is part Ioway.
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on October 03, 2009, 10:09:18 am
Let's just hope that the vehicle isn't too little bitty!
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on October 03, 2009, 10:56:55 am
The Little Gang will be Huraaawin' in Thursday evenin' (that's anytime after 3 PM for you Northern boys). We coulda got there sooner but are bringing baby brother Mikey who is just outa trainin' pants so may have to stop more oftener than usual. ;>)
Don't tell MIkey I said that.

Well, we've heard said that Mikey will eat anything, so that may account for the frequent stops.

The Little Gang, huh?
That means you Boys had better plan empty space in your packing, cause you'll probably be going home with 10% of the prizes this Muster . . .
somehow don't seem fair, does it? ;)
RCJ
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Drydock on October 03, 2009, 05:53:22 pm
I keep thinking of the "Ant Hill Mob" from Wacky Races . . .
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Cactus Rope on October 03, 2009, 10:23:05 pm
Well, we've heard said that Mikey will eat anything, so that may account for the frequent stops.

The Little Gang, huh?
That means you Boys had better plan empty space in your packing, cause you'll probably be going home with 10% of the prizes this Muster . . .
somehow don't seem fair, does it? ;)
RCJ

RCJ

HE WON"T EAT RICE!!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Cactus Rope on October 03, 2009, 10:24:59 pm
Why do I now have Alan Jackson's song "It's alright to Be Little Bitty" stuck in my head now. ;D

Lookin' forward to meeting the 3rd brother.  BTW do your folks get along with the Ioway, Rick is part Ioway.

Del

I'm affeared there isn't anything Itty Bitty about any of us!
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on October 03, 2009, 11:10:05 pm
Speak for yourself there Big Bro.  Mikey SAYS ;>) that he has lost 20 lbs in the past few months. I told him that it was following him at a very close proximity but he didn't get it. I have gained about 300 lbs but not to my body. Found that much lead and cast bullets in the house we recently bought to restore. Also all kinds of 30-06 and 30-40 brass that I hope to have ready to take to the Muster to get rid of. Don't have a gun that shoots them so don't need them. Somebody is already licking their lips in anticipation. Also saw all kinds of larger pistol primers at the local gunshop at $30 a brick (Winchester and CCI). They came from an estate and even though they are a few years old, they have been well stored and should be just fine. Gonna have to go get some of them this week.

Bvt LTC Capt. Montgomery Little, GAF Senior Chaplain and Cmdr, Div. of MO
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 04, 2009, 09:55:37 am
I can sure use the brass. What do you want for it?
Title: Re: T minus 12 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 04, 2009, 10:51:40 am
You'll have to weigh him after the muster. ;D
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on October 04, 2009, 01:05:03 pm
Col. Pitsptr,  Will do some research on value of brass and do some dickerin' with you when we get there. I have no idea what it is worth.
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on October 04, 2009, 06:44:50 pm
I would like to get about a 100   30/40 hulls. I just bought set of Lee dies to go with my one stage Lee loader.  Now, If the Post Office can find my rifle, I'll be happy. It's too late for this year, but maybe I can get some brass and lead bullets to have loaded for next year. I am bringing my Eddystone , my Trapdoor, and my Henry 45 colt.
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on October 04, 2009, 10:42:10 pm
So far I have available 45 ea. 30-40 cases and 155 ea. 30-06 cases. Also have about 100, 270 cases  ready to go in the tumbler.
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on October 05, 2009, 07:10:31 am
That sounds good.
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Pony Racer on October 05, 2009, 11:09:00 am
Have a great time ya'll.

Who knows maybe this time next year I will be in Memphis or St Louis, will be closer and might be able to make it.

And yep Coast Guard has major commands at both locations due to large river complexes...

If I get either locales I will be the Deputy SECTOR Commander or XO.

PR
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Major Matt Lewis on October 05, 2009, 04:18:03 pm
I wish I could be there as well, but I look forward to graduating as a fully qualified Military Police Platoon Leader this Friday.  Hopefully next year, I will be down range.  I and my peers were formally accepted into the Regiment this morning in our Rights of Passage Ceremony.  I was quick, and the highest ranking guy there was a Colonel, so there was not a lot of pomp and circumstance, which made the ceremony more intimate and more meaningful. 

At some level playing an officer in the GAF helped fuel the disire to be a real one...I know my big journey is really just begining, but I am glad this leg of it is coming to a close....
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 06, 2009, 06:07:56 am
Is there anybody coming who won't be here for most Friday morning?
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Dalton Masterson on October 06, 2009, 08:53:55 am
Its possible I wont get there until noon or so, depending on Pooper Troopers plans for day care. Even if he flattens all my tires, it should still be by 11.
DM
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Kanza Kurt on October 06, 2009, 09:57:40 am
Jerry, we won't be coming in til later on Friday probably 6 at the earliest. 
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Shamrock on October 06, 2009, 10:53:51 am
Anybody else car pooling?

Shamrock and the "newbie" are car pooling.
Hope to be there Thursday PM about 1800.
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 06, 2009, 05:13:01 pm
Anybody else car pooling?

Shamrock and the "newbie" are car pooling.
Hope to be there Thursday PM about 1800.

Will be supper there pard if you want, see my other thread on muster food.

Rick and I are pick-up pooling, good thing I got 6 ply tires and 4 ton plates, if you see a 20 year old white F-150 that looks like sacks of flour are drivin' that would be us, could use a crew cab. ;D
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Dusty Tagalon on October 06, 2009, 05:44:43 pm
Sunday long term forecast looks interesting. Low of 21, high of 33 with snow showers.

Brian
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 06, 2009, 05:48:07 pm
Sunday long term forecast looks interesting. Low of 21, high of 33 with snow showers.

Brian


Well if it worsens we'll just go on half rations.



Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: US Scout on October 06, 2009, 06:41:27 pm
Sunday long term forecast looks interesting. Low of 21, high of 33 with snow showers.

Brian

Yep, I may have to find somewhere on the way from the airport to get a sleeping bag as I suspect the two blankets I'll have won't be enough!

US Scout
Bvt Brig Gen, GAF
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: TEXAS SARGE on October 06, 2009, 06:58:25 pm
Col. Pitspitr

It is my pleasure to inform you that Bvt. Lt. Col. Scooter, Capt. Mack, and Acting Sergeant MajorTexas Sarge from the Department of

Texas, has completed packing all provisions needed for the upcoming Grand Muster.  We will be leaving from South Texas tomorrow at

0300hrs. heading North and will be arriving Wednesday evening.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new

Troopers.

Acting Sergeant Major
Department of The Missouri
Division of Texas
Texas Sarge
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 06, 2009, 07:05:31 pm
Glad someone else is going to be there tommorow, will see you I'd guess about dark or a bit later.
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Dalton Masterson on October 06, 2009, 09:25:38 pm


Well if it worsens we'll just go on half rations.




Half rations?  :oI vote we eat the skinny ones first......
DM
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Delmonico on October 06, 2009, 09:53:36 pm



Half rations?  :oI vote we eat the skinny ones first......
DM

Don't know if we can find any.  If there is corn in that field we could live on parched corn, got a couple three Rebs coming, they know all about that. ;)
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Capt. Montgomery Little on October 06, 2009, 10:28:25 pm
Been so long since I et parched corn that I can't remember but, did lead a raid into Ioway in August and bushwhacked a sutler and came home to MO with about 50 roastin' ears. Was in turn raided by them durned younguns upon arrival and lost all but a Rebel dozen (about 18) of them roastin ears. Me, Ma and Mikey et them in short order and they was goooood! Them Ioway Yankees ain't real smart as they don't know the difference twixt good roastin' ears and peaches & cream. No wonder theys mostly democrats.

Capt. Montgomery Little, CSA
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 06, 2009, 11:16:24 pm
Forcast looks better tonight but plan on bringing lots of clothes
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on October 07, 2009, 06:48:09 am
Pitspitr, I won't be getting to the Fort till Friday afternoon, due to a last minute unexpected change of plans.
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: pony express on October 07, 2009, 06:36:54 pm
River Junction and the Big Brown supply wagon came through, wife texted me a message this afternoon that my campaign hat arrived. No wool shirt, but I have a substitute for that, at least I won't have to use my palm leaf hat! Only problem is it's kind of round for my head, wonder if Del will have any of his hat fitting stuff up there?Maybe I'll just steam it some then put it on to reshape a little.

Getting ready to load up and leave tomorrow morning, preferably before 0-dark-30.
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: River City John on October 07, 2009, 09:33:26 pm
Guess I'd better load ammunition, Huh?

I am such a procrastinator.

Looking forward to this weekend.
Everyone travel safely.

RCJ
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Drydock on October 07, 2009, 10:04:27 pm
Underway, shift colors . . .
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: pony express on October 07, 2009, 10:06:21 pm
Guess I'd better load ammunition, Huh?

I am such a procrastinator.

Looking forward to this weekend.
Everyone travel safely.

RCJ

I just loaded another 20 or so 12 ga for the wild bunch... :-[
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: pony express on October 07, 2009, 10:08:23 pm
Underway, shift colors . . .
Have a good trip, Drydock! Will be following hopefully by 0600....
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Pitspitr on October 07, 2009, 10:49:40 pm
River Junction and the Big Brown supply wagon came through, wife texted me a message this afternoon that my campaign hat arrived. No wool shirt, but I have a substitute for that, at least I won't have to use my palm leaf hat! Only problem is it's kind of round for my head, wonder if Del will have any of his hat fitting stuff up there?Maybe I'll just steam it some then put it on to reshape a little.

Getting ready to load up and leave tomorrow morning, preferably before 0-dark-30.
Doubt Glen has his hat fitting stuff with him, but the Fort Western is only about about a block off your trail and I'm sure somebody will still be there that could reshape it for you. See you guys tomorrow afternoon sometime.
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: pony express on October 08, 2009, 07:23:50 am
Doubt Glen has his hat fitting stuff with him, but the Fort Western is only about about a block off your trail and I'm sure somebody will still be there that could reshape it for you. See you guys tomorrow afternoon sometime.

It helped a lot just to steam it and shove it on my head! fits better now.

May have to stop at the Fort anyway for some kind of raingear(if I pass it during business hours)

0600 has come and gone, leaving at 0730......oh well....
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on October 08, 2009, 09:39:53 am
Due to an unforseen home accident, I will not be attending the Muster this year. I was carrying stuff out to my pickup yesterday morning. I accidently stepped off the step leading to the concrete patio in my backyard. I lost my footing and fell on my back onto the concrete. I am experiencing back spasms and have difficulty walking any where. I can't sleep in my bed, so now it's my recliner. The drive is too far to go alone and I would not be able to particpate in the activites or sleep in the barracks. I am extremely disappointed because this was going to be my birthday present to myself. I turn 62 on Tuesday the 13th. I hope everyone has a safe trip and enjoys the whole experience of this years Muster. I won't be there in person, but I'll be there in heart.     Texas Lawdog
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Ol Law Dawg on October 08, 2009, 01:46:10 pm
Sorry to hear about the accident TL, you take care of yourself and get better fast. I was looking forward to seeing you there. Hope you have a happy birthday. Hope to see ya soon
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Kanza Kurt on October 08, 2009, 02:01:11 pm
TLD, Sorry to hear about your accident as well.  Was looking forward to visiting with more after we got a chance to meet at Rock Creek Station.  Get your back to feeling well soon! and happy birthday.

Kurt
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Dalton Masterson on October 08, 2009, 04:14:16 pm
Sorry we are going to miss you, TL. Get better soon.
DM
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Texas Lawdog on October 08, 2009, 05:32:52 pm
Thanks for the get well wishes. These pain pills and muscle relaxers are doing their thing. I hope to be up and by next week. Kurt, I will be at Rock Creek next year, good lord willing and the creek don't rise.
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Dusty Tagalon on October 08, 2009, 09:18:19 pm
Just to have a little fun tomorrow, I will pull out my mare's leg with magnetic stock attachment for long range pistol tomorrow. No intentions of using it, just as a joke.

Dusty
Title: Re: T minus 4 Days and counting....
Post by: Marshal Halloway on October 12, 2009, 11:45:10 pm

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