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Offline Herb

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Goodman's Valentine's Day Blackpowder Shoot
« on: February 16, 2010, 05:39:36 AM »
We had this at Carl and Linda's with six teams of two shooters.  About 18" of snow, but actually almost thawing.  Here, Jean is shooting while Neill watches.  Their team won first place.  Neill has a Green River Rifle Works .54 caliber brass barreled flintlock he made.

The targets were large and small red hearts, steel gongs, steel silhouettes and balloons.

Most people were in period dress, and all but two shot flintlocks.  One of the caplocks appeared to be a good Hawken copy.

The costumes are different every time, and always good.  Terry loading.

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Re: Goodman's Valentine's Day Blackpowder Shoot
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 05:51:22 AM »
Lynn is shooting a .40 caliber flintlock that Neill built for her.  She loaned this to a right handed shooter, and there were left handed shooters that borrowed right hand flintlocks!  These gals can shoot the whiskers off a flea at 100yards!

Here is Neill's latest rifle.  He built it with a .54 caliber brass  Green River Rifle Works barrel, only one of several they made.  He sent it to Ed Rayl for contouring to octagon/round.  He poured the chevron nose cap.

We had a good roast beef and wine dinner afterwards and are looking forward to our next St. Patrick's Day shoot.
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Offline Roger Fisher

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Re: Goodman's Valentine's Day Blackpowder Shoot
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 05:54:42 PM »
By @!*% thats what this game is all about.   Just great! ;D

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Re: Goodman's Valentine's Day Blackpowder Shoot
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 10:30:45 PM »
Looks like you had a good time. And that's what it's all about.

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Re: Goodman's Valentine's Day Blackpowder Shoot
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2010, 01:36:13 AM »
Boy that's nice to see...thanks for posting these pictures.
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Re: Goodman's Valentine's Day Blackpowder Shoot
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 02:39:41 AM »
Good turnout in the snow.

That treed area in the background might be a good place for a trail!

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Re: Goodman's Valentine's Day Blackpowder Shoot
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 06:18:23 AM »
Didn't you folks do this last year as well?  This sure is great to see! :)

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Re: Goodman's Valentine's Day Blackpowder Shoot
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2010, 08:14:39 AM »
Yes.  There is a New Year's Day shoot, a Valentine (Sweetheart) shoot and a St. Patrick's Day shoot.  Plus other squirrel shoots during the year.  Last night we had our Gentleman's Brass Rail and Longrifle Society gathering, a night of pool, poker, moderate drinks and visiting, 12 of us.  Neill showed us his brass barreled rifle.  There were only two brass barrels made by the Green River Rifle Works.  This brass is hard and heavier than steel.  Herschel House got one of them, but it burned up in his shop fire.  Neill got the other one from Pat, who also worked at GRRW, and is  a close friend of Herschel.  That may explain how Herschel got it.  Neill had Ed Rayl contour it from 1" x 42" straight to tapered octagon to round, with a 1/16" flare at the muzzle.  Neill forged the buttplate and trigger guard.and made the sights, rod pipes and poured the chevron nose cap. Triggers are commercial and the lock is a Dale Johnson from Chambers. It weighs 7.5 pounds and points easily!
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