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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2008, 10:50:14 pm »
Del,
Did you get any pictures where I actually have my eyes open?
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2008, 01:21:48 am »
Greetings All:

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

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

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

Pictures to be posted on the morrow, hopefully!
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2008, 02:10:18 am »
Jack, I enjoyed meeting you at the Muster. I like the Black Watch trousers. I have been told that members of my Clan, Clan Robertson were well represented in the Black Watch.  My Congrats. on winning the Iron Trooper Award. I was the one that asked about a Police Glengary.  I'm glad you made it back to Alberta safe and sound. I come to Calgary to the Rodeo every so often.
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2008, 05:15:29 pm »
Texas Lawdog, I was pleased to finally make your acquaintance in person, as well!  (As for the glengarry, here is a link to the website I mentioned:  http://www.glengarryhats.com/).

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

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

2. Capt. Little during the main match

3.  Capt. Little and Windy City Joe at lunch

4. Curly La Grande manning the unloading table

Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2008, 05:23:48 pm »
More .....

1. Dusty Tagalong and Curly La Grande

2. Guns Garrett at lunchtime

3. Guns with Meagan O'Ruckus apparently holding him by the scruff of the neck ....  ;)
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2008, 05:27:32 pm »


Yes? You have a complaint about the food?
 ;D
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2008, 05:33:40 pm »
And more .....

1.  Guns Garrett with Maj. Lewis

2.  Maj. Lewis and Capt. Little
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2008, 05:39:46 pm »
Yet more .....

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

2.  Maj. Lewis timing Windy City Joe
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2008, 05:46:07 pm »
1.  Ensign River City John striking a Captain Morgan pose .....

1.  Shalako Al intent on something ....
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier
Old West ClipArt & History Website:  http://rattlesnakejacks.com/

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2008, 05:50:59 pm »
1.  Scooter engages pistol targets.

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

3.  Texas Sarge
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier
Old West ClipArt & History Website:  http://rattlesnakejacks.com/

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2008, 05:55:41 pm »
Various participants ....
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier
Old West ClipArt & History Website:  http://rattlesnakejacks.com/

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2008, 05:57:45 pm »
More group shots ....
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier
Old West ClipArt & History Website:  http://rattlesnakejacks.com/

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2008, 06:01:29 pm »
1.  The prospect from the heights on which Fort Foolishman stands ....

2.  Windy City Joe and Curly La Grande
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier
Old West ClipArt & History Website:  http://rattlesnakejacks.com/

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2008, 06:05:35 pm »
Yours Truly, during the shoot and after being presented with the Iron Trooper award .... the way my tunic and trouser legs are blowing may give you some idea of how windy it became by mid-afternoon on Sunday -
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier
Old West ClipArt & History Website:  http://rattlesnakejacks.com/

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2008, 05:45:17 am »
Wow - what awesome pics from an outstanding shoot!!!

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

Who goes to these from the east coast?

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

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2008, 08:29:35 am »
General Scout was planning on attending this year but work got in the way.
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2008, 06:58:12 pm »
Great pictures!!!
Wish I could have been there.
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2008, 10:06:55 pm »
Wish I could have been there.

Start planning for next year.

I can assure you that I already have!
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2008, 11:02:15 pm »
YES!!! Please start planning for next year as we need some fresh blood on the firing line ( no pun intended, especially after being hit 6-7 times with lead splatter and shot).  Some candidates from the DelMarVa area would be appreciated. Looking forward to seeing the General next year. He will fall in love with Fort Hartsuff. Just to think of sleeping in the same bunk as an 1880s soldier was enough to keep me awake the first night (that and Delmonico's Turkish coffee).

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

The stars at 4:00 AM at Fort Hartsuff are every bit as beautiful as at Garnett, KS or here at home in Carthage, MO. The Lord's creation looks great no matter where you view it from.

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2008, 05:47:13 am »
Gripmaker - the Quartermaster Shop has a Civil War era chaplain uniform.

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

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #45 on: October 10, 2008, 06:24:49 am »
YES!!! Please start planning for next year as we need some fresh blood on the firing line ( no pun intended, especially after being hit 6-7 times with lead splatter and shot). 

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

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

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

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #46 on: October 10, 2008, 09:49:50 am »
To reduce splachback from the targets, you might try to angle them down abit more than they were.  I didn'tlook at your stands real close soI don't knowhoweasy that will be.  I think alot ofthe splash was going off to the sides  and could still travle a god ways instead of being difected down into the dirt in front of the tarets. 
We've had very little problem withour targets that are angled down/ forward but the ones we have that are more straight tend to have more lead coming backat us on ocasion.
Just some personal observations.  your results may vary. 
a great shoot alltogether.  I'm looking forward to more pictures.
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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2008, 04:46:49 pm »
Anyone from the NorVA/MD crowd who might like to plan a road trip next year?

Don't know right now, we'll have to wait and see, but I know I'd like to go.
Yours, &c.,

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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2008, 05:33:51 pm »
I stayed up late last night playing with some of the pictures and my photo program, still got some more learning to do, but here is what I did:











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





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







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



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
































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Re: 2008 GAF Grand Muster Photos
« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2008, 11:16:55 pm »
Col. Pitsptr,  Yep,  I sure did get hit that many times but mostly when the foragers were shooting shotguns against bowling pins. Apparently the surface sealant was "holding" the shot just long enough that when the pins spun on the ground, the shot was "flung" (MO word) in all directions. Had a few red spots on my tummy when I got back to the wife in Ioway. Her remarks were not those that would elicit joy in the heart of the walking wounded (nor were the snickers appreciated). I noticed that River City John must have taken a hit as he had a blood spot between his eyes after Sat. stages.

Was researching Chaplain uniforms today and found that they were basically the same from 1861-1880 and that, although not really military personnel, Chaplains were paid at the rank of Cavalry Captain. Some apparently took acception to this as they joined the regular service and one rose to the rank of Major General. Bad enough to drop from CSA Brigadier to US Lt. Col. but then to drop even further to US Capt.