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2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« on: November 18, 2010, 12:48:03 PM »
I will be hosting the 2011 Department of Missouri Muster July 29, 30th & 31th, in my pasture. This will be open to anyone in the GAF. You need not be headquartered in the Department of the Missouri. By using Google Earth and going to  41°40'16.24"N Latitude and  99°19'42.54"W Longitude you can see the Dept. Muster site. Registration forms will be available on the dispatches page of the Grand Army's Web site at a later date. Particpation will be limited to 25 shooters

This muster will be a primative camping event. The planned activities include: a 3 stage GAF steel target main match, a GAF Expansion Era Match, a 400 yd paper target long range match. While 3 stages for the main match doesn't sound like much these two stages will be of the skirmish format and will feature about 30 knock down targets per stage. Round counts will be dependent on the number of times the shooter needs to shoot at each target to get it to fall. 90 to 100 rounds at least would be a good plan.

I will have a tent city and have tentage for 4 individuals if you don't have your own.  Participants can also use modern tents. We'll just set them up a little way of to the side so that photos won't show them.  Also we should be easily able to get photos without anything modern in them. We should have plenty of time to sit around the campfire and visit.

The muster itself will be low budget. The meals will be cooked by Delmonico and participants will pay him not me. I don't intend to issue medals to the winners, but entry fees will only be around $40. The only reason I ntend to charge an entry fee at all is to use that money to purchase steel that I will use to make steel targets for GAF to use. These targets will be scaled versions of the 1880's army silhouette targets.

Unless something falls through between now and then, there will be artillery there. I have a guy lined up to come who has a parrott, a howitzer and several mortars. The increase in registration fee will be to help with the powder for the artillery.

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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010, 03:17:38 PM »
From this year:

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,33749.0.html

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,28983.0.html

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApYp6_FgLOc&feature=youtube_gdata[/youtube]
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010, 03:34:47 PM »
Sounds good to me. 

Some shots from Camp Pitspiter:











The only one I got of downrange it was foggy:


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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 07:27:05 PM »
Calender marked.  looking forward to more details.


Well for one the Colonel has ordered me to make beef and noodles again:









Is that OK with you? ;)
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2010, 06:43:59 AM »
Upgrades to Camp Pitspitr have already begun. I understand Capt. Neiderlander has completed 2 wash racks, one for the men and one for their dishes. A permanent outhouse is next on the list and a sun shade will follow.
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2010, 09:13:28 AM »
Used part of my Christmas bonus to buy a proper tent this year!
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2010, 09:18:30 AM »
Outstanding!

I need to replace my lodge poles. When I (eventually) get them I'll be able to house everyone who doesn't have a proper tent under canvas.
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2010, 08:01:35 PM »
I have an outhouse up at Bow View Farm that I could donate.  Getting it to you might be interesting. 

Built it a couple years ago for having shoots there.  I think it's been used maybe 3 times.  Should still have that "New outhouse" smell ;).  I dought I'll hve any more use for it where it is. I never even got it painted. 
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2010, 07:47:33 PM »
I found a picture of when it was new in 2008.  None of the inside, just a simple one holer!
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2011, 08:58:32 AM »
I dropped off steel for twelve more knock-down targets at the metal shop yesterday.  We should have plenty of knock-downs for the muster!
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2011, 03:21:06 PM »
The registration form is now available at the "Dispatches" page of the Grand Army of the Frontier website.
http://www.grandarmyofthefrontier.org/

Registration will be limited to the first 25 registered shooters. Those wishing to attend but not compete may do so without registration fee, but be sure to pay the meal fee.
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2011, 05:53:46 PM »
UPDATES 4-1-11

Congratulations to River City John. The first official registration has arrived!

I  heard from Capt. Ned Neiderlander this afternoon. We will have more than 60 of the Blunt silhouette targets by muster time in July.

Yesterday I put a down payment on a Cimarron 1911 for use in the EEM.
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2011, 07:12:49 PM »
Gentlemen,
      As of now we have twenty-one standing targets, seven kneeling targets, and one prone.  I just picked up twenty-nine kneeling targets we need to build bases for, I picked up steel for nine more standing targets today (as well as fourteen bases), and we should have about twenty more prone targets in progress.  Oh, and we should have about twenty pistol targets, but those are still in development.  I can't promise I will have bases for all of them by the DoM Muster, but we should have a fairly target-rich environment!  Hope to see you there!
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2011, 07:33:39 PM »
Col. Pitspitr,
I have the honor to report I will also be bringing a couple of prizes to be awarded to lucky winners at the MO Dept. HQ Muster, one of which is an authentic repro 1865 St. Louis Arsenal stamped wood ammo box for Spencer Sharps .52 carbine cartridges. I have taken the liberty of altering it to a hinged lid so that it can be used as a general purpose shooting accessory.
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2011, 09:29:42 AM »
Outstanding Capt.!
Thanks you!

For those of you who were here last year. I think this years DoM Muster will be nicely improved. For those who weren't here this is one you probably won't want to miss. We may even have running water on sight this year if everything works out.
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2011, 08:31:40 PM »
Things are beginning to come together for this year's Muster.  Last year we had five reactive targets.  As of today we are up to twenty-five standing targets, thirteen kneeling targets, and one prone, with more targets being built every week.  We also have crew-served enemy weapons (see the Facebook page).  Should be fun!
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2011, 06:10:41 PM »
I've posted pictures of our new Dishwashing Stand on the Department of the Missouri Facebook page.  (My pictures are always too large to post here.)  You should like our camp furniture, Del!
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2011, 08:53:55 PM »
Go to Facebook, and then Grand Army of the Frontier, Department of the Missouri.  That's where I post most of my new pictures.
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2011, 08:36:22 AM »
By chance is there a round count?


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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2011, 09:45:14 AM »
John, the round count is bring lots and lots. This match will utilize the new skirmish format entirely and the number of rounds you use will be dependant on how many times you miss. Ned Neiderlander may be able to give you a closer estimate. It seems to me that last year when we used the skirmish format on the EEM match it took on average about 2-3 shots per target.
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