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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #50 on: June 28, 2012, 01:28:12 pm »
I may be a litlle dense but what do I need to bring for the expansion era match? I figured I would need a SAA and a trapdoor for the main match.

I have loads of different rifles to choose from but not a lot of different uniforms. Can someone give me the gist of the expansion era match?
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #51 on: June 28, 2012, 04:24:18 pm »

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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #52 on: June 28, 2012, 05:52:16 pm »
The EEM is the GAF's version of the wild bunch match. Think GAF In the Wild Bunch, 1900-1916. 1903's 1911's

And remember, it's a side match. You don't have to do it if you choose not to.
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #53 on: June 29, 2012, 09:39:07 pm »
For any 03 to be used it must have barrel mounted sights.  The WW2 reciever sights place it out of period.  The 1917 is considered an adaptation of the British P14 of 1914, and is thus allowed.  The 1917 is considered an acceptable subsititution for the EEM sidematch.

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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #54 on: July 02, 2012, 06:25:39 am »
What kind of pressure will you have at the top? I would think it would take quite a pump to lift much water to the top of that hill. Maybe just use an irrigation pump. ::)
The water line is complete and pressure has been measured at over 20 pounds. Hopefully the shower will be complete by the end of the week.
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #55 on: July 02, 2012, 06:58:34 am »
Pruned this thread back a bit to make it easier to find the important information.
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #56 on: July 02, 2012, 08:42:03 am »
I'm trying to figure out my travel plans right now. it is about 12 hours of driving. I figured I would drive most of the 12 in a single day and then find a hotel to sleep. What time do things get started? Should I plan on arriving Thursday to help with setup or Friday for the actual muster?
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #57 on: July 02, 2012, 09:03:18 am »
In addition to my previous question about when I should arrive I need to add an additional question. I have a very flexible shedule. As long as the whole trip does not take more than a week I can do some sightseeing. Is there anything I should not miss in the region? Is Fork Kearney work seeing?
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #58 on: July 02, 2012, 10:27:43 am »
Should I plan on arriving Thursday to help with setup or Friday for the actual muster?
I sure hope to have everything setup by Wednesday evening, but Im sure that folks (Myself included) might appreciat an extra hand putting up tents and Rain Flys on Thursday. That probably won't be an all day job though. Delmonico usually cooks an evening meal on Thursday evening, but that's up to him.
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #59 on: July 02, 2012, 10:36:03 am »
so if I arrive on Thursday evening can I set up my tent and sleep there?
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #60 on: July 02, 2012, 10:38:58 am »
I'm planning on being there Wendsday sometime in the afternoon.  I'm planning on a supper for Thrusday night.  So far I have money for meals from Skip and Paul.  If you can send it to me and let me know what meals you are going to be there for it will help with the getting groceries before I leave.  Thanks.
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #61 on: July 02, 2012, 10:39:42 am »
so if I arrive on Thursday evening can I set up my tent and sleep there?
I'm not Jerry but the answer is yes, we'll have a supper about dark.
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #62 on: July 02, 2012, 10:52:12 am »
If I leave Chicago by 7am I should be there by dark.
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #63 on: July 02, 2012, 12:00:27 pm »
I'm planning on being there Wendsday sometime in the afternoon.  I'm planning on a supper for Thrusday night.  So far I have money for meals from Skip and Paul.  If you can send it to me and let me know what meals you are going to be there for it will help with the getting groceries before I leave.  Thanks.
Glen
I'll get you the money for mine and the moneys I have received with registrations toward the end of the week.
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #64 on: July 02, 2012, 12:15:16 pm »
Glen
I'll get you the money for mine and the moneys I have received with registrations toward the end of the week.

That's fine, I'll grocery shop about Monday.  BTW I better not say it to loud but I'm liking the price of gas about now.
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #65 on: July 02, 2012, 04:48:52 pm »
If it's open, do not miss Ft. Hartsuff. We held the Grand Muster there 2008 and 2009. We stayed in the barracks, but the shooting was offsite.

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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #66 on: July 02, 2012, 05:34:34 pm »
I'll second John's recommendation ......

Here are a few shots from those Musters:

A view across the parade square at Fort Hartsuff, the barracks mentioned by John on the right (mess hall projecting from its rear) and an officers' quarters on the far side -


Interior of the barracks -


Interior of the barracks mess, during the banquet -


The incomparable River City John, himself, washing up his mess implements following aforesaid banquet -



And last but certainly not least, the same Naval Gentleman striking a swashbuckling "Captain Morgan" pose during the shooting in 2008 -
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #67 on: July 02, 2012, 05:56:52 pm »
I have an interesting picture of River City John from last year, I need to get it printed up for him.  It wouldn't be a proper muster with out getting a picture of someone that they regret. ;)

Here are a couple at Ft. Hartsuff in 2008 he can be proud of:





The 2009 one was one those attending will never forget:



John snuck in again.

But we were warm and cozy in the barracks with the wood stoves a going:



(Everytime I post this picture I get another year of KP.)
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #68 on: July 02, 2012, 06:20:50 pm »
That isn't a cell phone!  The Colonel is just listening to the relaxing "ocean roar" of a black seashell .....    ;D
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #69 on: July 02, 2012, 06:23:04 pm »
That isn't a cell phone!  The Colonel is just listening to the relaxing "ocean roar" of a black seashell .....    ;D

I thought he'd joined the Signal Corp. ;)
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #70 on: July 03, 2012, 12:56:10 pm »
(Everytime I post this picture I get another year of KP.)
::) As near as I can figure you now have KP until about 10 years after you're dead!

Guys forgive me if I don't post much in the next week. I'll be checking in from time to time but if there isn't an important question, I probably won't post much more until after the muster.
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #71 on: July 03, 2012, 01:00:11 pm »
Gentlemen,
        A friend and I just modified all the prone targets to have a steel plate base, so we shouldn't have any malfunctions with them like we did last year.   Things are coming together!
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #72 on: July 03, 2012, 05:14:14 pm »
Yeah, well we'll see after Jack gets done shootin' . . .  :o
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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #73 on: July 03, 2012, 08:32:11 pm »
I don't remember any malfunctions last year - seems they all fell down when shot.

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Re: 2012 Department of the Missouri Muster
« Reply #74 on: July 03, 2012, 09:21:52 pm »
Yeah, well we'll see after Jack gets done shootin' . . .  :o

If Command wishes to 'test' these targets, I could (.... purely as a 'public service', of course ....) load some .577/.450 Martin-Henry cartridges to the full War Department specifications set out in the List of Changes in War Materiel and of Patterns of Military Stores, as opposed to the relatively wimpy 'GAF-spec' cartridges I normally shoot:



 ;D
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