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Offline Niederlander

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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #125 on: July 12, 2012, 11:32:22 am »
But are you "Haze Gray"?!
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #126 on: July 15, 2012, 10:02:15 pm »
Well it's in the books. I belive a good time was had by all... inspite of the heat. Cowtown Scout was the Department Champion. Will file a complete report following my tour of the Department of the Atlantic.
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #127 on: July 16, 2012, 12:09:55 am »
The Commisarry Dept arrived to it's home base about 6:30 after a minor snag on route. 
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #128 on: July 16, 2012, 07:30:36 am »
The Commisarry Dept arrived to it's home base about 6:30 after a minor snag on route. 

Did you have some trouble with The General?

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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #129 on: July 16, 2012, 08:08:08 am »
Did you have some trouble with The General?

Well the thing is it wasn't really his fault and he got me through despite a minor mix-up.  I had a minor trouble with one of it's minor uniqueness's, my memory and the wind.  As was I was not left stranded by the road in 100 degree weather.
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Always get the water for the coffee upstream from the herd.

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The time has passed so quick, the years all run together now.

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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #130 on: July 16, 2012, 04:39:00 pm »
What a great time!  It was hot, but we avoided the worst of it by taking a siesta/bull session from noon to 5.  Great Skirmish runs, you need to see how this is set up to really appreciate.  Fun to watch the shooters demeanor change, starting off run and gun, soon changing to an infantrymans walk, slightly crouched, head swiviling looking for targets. (no one tells them this, it just happens)

6 tents, one lean to, one large teepee for extra folks, a fly for shade, a shower, a stock tank (Someone has pictures).  Plenty food, plenty good!

Krags, Trapdoors, a Mosin, a Vetterli, a Rolling block, and a Martini-Henry all shot the main match.  O3's, a 1917, a Mosin, and one poor Canadian Ross made the Expansion run.  ( Halfway thru his problematic run, Rattlesnake Jack was muttering about finding an expired Tommy and stealing his SMLE . . .)  Cowtown Scout takes the Departmental Championship, and Stu Kettle has another shot up Maxim "Gun Shoot Thingy Trophy".

Cowtown Scout brought his Broomhandle for folks to try, Jack let my son shoot one of his Webleys. (he loved it, If only I could find one i could afford!)  

Hopefully we'll have pictures and video up soon.  Just a wonderful time!
« Last Edit: July 16, 2012, 04:40:56 pm by Drydock »
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #131 on: July 16, 2012, 05:06:53 pm »
I'm going to try, I've had connection problems all day.
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #132 on: July 16, 2012, 10:38:48 pm »
After the Muster was over, Strong and I toured Fort Hartsuff before departing the area.  He then headed back to Illinois and I headed West.  Stayed last night in Cheyenne Wyoming and then toured museums there today and now have a much better understanding of the great history there in the 1800's.  Then late today headed South into Colorado and am now in Denver where I will be attending a business related conference.  Will head back to Texas this coming weekend and post photos after I get back.  Probably not until the following weekend.  

It sure was great to see some folks I had meet at the last two grand musters as well as meeting some new folks I had only read posts from here in the barracks.  Wonderful event even with the heat during the middle of the day.  Sure was glad it cooled off for sleeping in tents.  A lot of hard work went into putting on this event and it was most appreciated by all who attended.
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #133 on: July 17, 2012, 10:12:50 am »
File any reports and pictures here:

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,44406.0.html

Colonel Pitspiter is absent, but with leave and will file his report soon.
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #134 on: July 17, 2012, 10:52:25 am »
Did you have some trouble with The General?

For those who don't know it, "The General" as Salt Crick Rick has named it, or "The Rolling Death Trap" as River City John has named it, is the transportation of The Commissary Dept:



It has two tanks and a 300 cid in-line 6 and a 5 speed so fuel consumption is less than most pick-ups.

As we packed, Paul, Jerry and I drank the last gallon and a half or so of the remaining ice tea/gatorade mixture.  I did go before I left and went to Sargent and filled the side tank, fuel consumption at that time was about normal considering the many trips to town.  But that's were things started going wrong.  See the side tank has a fuel sender that doesn't work and a recent problem with the rear tank that has a working sender causes it not to run well, either a filter or more likely a slight kink in the line.  Recent heat kept me from getting it solved.  It will run, but not well. 

Ok, 20 gallons should run me into Lincoln, no problem, but I will stop on the way since I also bought two 16 oz Ginseng Green Teas with honey. 

And that's where it started, heading into heavy head winds and cross winds started it, I was tired and added cruise control which makes things worse.  (My driving style without cruise gets better mileage.)  I took Highway 92 because it has less traffic and added more hills.  Because of being a bit dehydrated at that point yep, I didn't need to stop, but no problem right?

Well I made a mistake, the side tank is only 15 gallons and the back tank is the 20 gallon one.  After passing Rising City it fluttered and died and i switched tanks and it took, Oh Poop, the gauge says empty!.  The next town is David City but it is off the highway about 3 miles and not a good chance for gas, I didn't have a debit card and not all those towns have ones with card readers either, so that was not the best option anyway.  The sign say Seward, 22 miles so I headed on, a co-worker lives in Seward and a call would have brought rescue if he was home. ::)

I turned on Highway 15 and headed south into a very nasty head wind with a pick-up that would only run at half throttle and a road with some hills, closer and closer the water tower came, till a ways into town a Git and Split appeared.  ;D

I had to be running on nearly on fumes because it fluttered and retook  just as i made the top of the last hill, but I made it to the pump.  The rest of the trip was un-eventful. ;D
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Always get the water for the coffee upstream from the herd.

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The time has passed so quick, the years all run together now.

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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #135 on: July 17, 2012, 01:14:52 pm »
YOU DO like to keep things interesting, don t you.   Just push it right to the edge and hang onto the suspense.  Just think how boring the trip would have been without any concerns, you might have dozed off from the monotony.  Glad to here you made it to home base save.  


I too made my destination-so far-.  I am   at the North east Nebraska Arens base camp.  Mother is taking a new Husband this evening and I will start my trec back to the Southwest tomorrow.  
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