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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2015, 03:57:51 pm »







  We will try to make it to next Muster.  I want to try competing with the Krag.




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My Quartermaster and I had a long discussion last evening and we have some really cool ideas for at least 3 of the 4 main stages based on the Little Bighorn Battle (yes Drydock, LOTS of pistol targets  :o;D


Oh really?! Lots of pistol targets! :D  Notice the bold text in Mustang Gregg's sig line-


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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2015, 04:33:17 pm »
Sir Charles, I'm hoping this means we'll be seeing you next year?



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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2015, 05:43:38 pm »



Yes, I hope to be there Sir. I really do miss you guys!!




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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2015, 07:28:04 pm »
The Principle Duty of the GAF Chief of Staff seems to be saying "NO!" a lot . . .  That and tractor driving.
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Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2015, 06:14:45 am »
I spoke with the owner of the Wildlife Inn and it appears that we have indeed booked the entire motel. If anybody else is looking to make motel reservations you probably need to be getting it done.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2015, 09:02:53 am »
As I'm sure most everyone is aware (we've discussed it here before) The Comstock Lodge, our host for the Grand muster banquet the last couple of years, is unavailable for the 2016 banquet. As a result I've been hunting for a suitable replacement venue. It was suggested that we hold the banquet at the camp site, but I'm uncomfortable with this as the possibility of weather issues and dress uniforms don't mix that well. Anyway, I am pleased to announce that I have made arrangements for the banquet to be held at Ft. Hartsuff's barracks and mess hall with a local restaurant catering the meal.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ft. Hartsuff, it is a restored 1870's Army post. Given that we will be celebrating the anniversary of the Bighorn and Yellowstone Expedition next year and that the date of the banquet actually falls on the exact date of the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn this should be an especially appropriate site to hold the banquet.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2015, 11:37:48 am »
And will a guided tour by a quaified tour guide be availible?   ;)
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2015, 11:54:30 am »
Oh, I suppose it could be arranged.  ;)
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2015, 12:43:36 pm »
Oh, I suppose it could be arranged.  ;)

Cool will be good to see Roy again.    ;D ;)
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2015, 01:55:13 pm »
Cool will be good to see Roy again.    ;D ;)
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2015, 03:14:14 pm »
You walked right into that one Pitspitr...but recovered well with a good response.
Y'all keep this going...I could use some entertainment.  it's getting boring around here, or maybe I'm just getting bored.

LOL thanks, by the way Roy Lindsey is the retired long time super of Ft Hartsuff and a very interesting historian to talk to.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2015, 03:31:11 pm »
I am very much looking forward to the Muster, and now even more so with the location for the dinner.
While on vacation last month, I made an unplanned visit to Ft. Verde, near Sedona, AZ.  I spent a very long time there.  The older I get, the more old things facinate me!  I helps me to appreciate how easy we have it now!
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2015, 04:53:49 pm »
One of my favorite memories now is the 2009 Muster, where we spent the night in the Ft Hartsuff barracks.  Wind howling, wood stoves glowing, and the threat (fullfilled!) of snow in the air.  Uniforms hanging on the wall hooks, racks filled with appropriate weapons. Magnificent!
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2015, 05:32:02 pm »
2009, I remember that one well, my first Muster. And my coldest. Didn't get to stay in the barracks, though, since I was travelling with the family, we stayed in town.

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2015, 06:23:09 am »
Not exactly warm memories, but they are fond memories.

Glen, Roye's showing his age. I saw him at a football game earlier this year and it kind of surprised me how much he's aged...but I imagine he could still give you a tour.  ;)
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2015, 07:22:38 pm »
The banquet at the Fort sounds great. I can't wait.

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #42 on: October 20, 2015, 08:11:34 pm »
As I'm sure most everyone is aware (we've discussed it here before) The Comstock Lodge, our host for the Grand muster banquet the last couple of years, is unavailable for the 2016 banquet. As a result I've been hunting for a suitable replacement venue. It was suggested that we hold the banquet at the camp site, but I'm uncomfortable with this as the possibility of weather issues and dress uniforms don't mix that well. Anyway, I am pleased to announce that I have made arrangements for the banquet to be held at Ft. Hartsuff's barracks and mess hall with a local restaurant catering the meal.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ft. Hartsuff, it is a restored 1870's Army post. Given that we will be celebrating the anniversary of the Bighorn and Yellowstone Expedition next year and that the date of the banquet actually falls on the exact date of the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn this should be an especially appropriate site to hold the banquet.

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #43 on: October 21, 2015, 05:52:17 pm »
Is there indoor pumbing?

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #44 on: October 21, 2015, 06:18:27 pm »
Is there indoor pumbing?

At the fort, yeah, at Camp Pitspiter, not that I know of. ;)
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2015, 05:53:00 am »
Only outdoor plumbing is available at the camp. But as long as it's a sunny day, there's warm water for the outdoor shower, and a hose to supply the camp itself. At Fort Hartsuff, no running water in the barracks/mess hall, but there's a well house with bathrooms.

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2015, 09:51:31 am »
The registration form is attached to the first post of this thread and will likely be posted on the GAF website in the next couple of days.
I strongly recommend folks getting registered early this year. I know we have already completely booked all the rooms in one of the local motels, so I'm thinking participation will be up as most folks always camped in the past. We had 21 in attendance last year, but we've had strong interest from another 24 who weren't attendance last year. If everybody who attended last year comes back and those other 24 all end up making plans to attend that would put us over the 40 participant limit we've had to set.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2015, 10:27:24 am »
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Kit Peak Kid.

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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2015, 01:07:40 am »
I am sure there is a tread somewhere with this information but...

What are the max and min ranges for targets for the GAF and Expansion Era Match?  Decisions decisions 1888 TD, 1898 Krag, 03 springfield.
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Re: 2016 Grand Muster...140th Anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn
« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2015, 07:53:21 am »
There's not really a minimum range-if you're missing, or the targets don't go down, you can move up. I think the longest shot, at least on the stages I'm familiar with, is one "across the valley" shot that I believe is still less than 100 yards.

Long range was changed last year, and I wasn't there. Previously it was 300 yards, and full power jacketed ammo was allowed for that one.