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Carlos
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:25 pm  Reply with quote



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I attended this event last year with my new-to-me Merkell 16 ga. double mod 8. I shot 23/25 at trap winning a third prize glass beer mug. This was the first I shot this gun which seems to fit me perfectly! I went out this time to shoot and to finally pick up my prize mug. I did fire 20 more trap birds until the event ran out of targets. Only missed two of them.

I am now on my Church board and couldn't get out until afternoon. The match director advised that I might be too late but a muzzleloading shotgun event would follow. To hedge my bets I dug out my 12 ga. Navy arms double percussion bundook.

Dressed up in the same kilt as last year, I arrived in time to join a 10 shot ML trap event. WELL! My 7/10 was enough to win myself another beer mug, this time marked "Black Powder First Place".
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gunut
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:36 pm  Reply with quote



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congratulations.....better pick up a six pack of cold ones on the way home..... Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:36 pm  Reply with quote
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A while back, in another forum, we had a lengthy discussion on what constitutes a Prince of Wales grip. I searched the internet for hours looking for pictures of Edward VII's shotguns. I found pictures of him shooting, but none of the guns by themselves.

Since you were at an Edwardian event, perhaps you have access to photos of HRH Edward Albert?
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AmericanMeet
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:27 pm  Reply with quote



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For an Edwardian shoot do you wear Edwardian attire?
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Carlos
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:01 am  Reply with quote



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Preferably but not compulsory. I wore my kilt. I have a piccie, but need help to post it from my picture library.

Help! I could email it to you?

UNTIL THEN; Will this do?

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,55509.msg670022.html#new

And a movie;

http://www.nytimes.com/movies/movie/44456/The-Shooting-Party/overview


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JNW
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:17 am  Reply with quote



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I think it would be fun to show up at an Edwardian shoot dressed in honor of Ed Wood.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Wood

Then again, I wear Hawaiian shirts wherever I go.
Regards,
Jeff
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Carlos
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:24 am  Reply with quote



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Hawaiian shirts are VERY close to cross-dressing!

Much moreso than a kilt! Razz

BTW; how do they go over during a Minnesota winter?
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JNW
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:08 pm  Reply with quote



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Under a heavy winter coat they work just fine. When I take my coat off it makes people smile midwinter. Of course, you go commando in your kilt like a true Scot.
Jeff
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Carlos
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:21 pm  Reply with quote



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Arising out of this event was an expression of interest from a Pard in the L.A. area.

Any info?

P.S; Vintagers.org don't seem to cover the Golden State. Confused Sad
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Carlos
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:18 am  Reply with quote



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It's coming up agaion June 5, 2016. Unfortunately I can't attend due to a Church General Meeting. I'm on the Board??
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AmericanMeet
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 11:17 am  Reply with quote



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Victoria BC is only a couple hundred miles from here- Are there issues with bringing a couple shotguns and ammo across the border/ on the ferry?
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Carlos
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 4:40 pm  Reply with quote



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Here is the page from the RCMP website. You should be GTG.

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/visit-visite-eng.htm

Here is my contact for the shoot. Feel free to contact him;


Hi Carl:
This is a personal invitation to the Edwardian Shooting Party June 5th at the Victoria Fish & Game Protective Association 700 Holker Place. As you know this is a celebration of the Classic double barrel shotgun but all types of shotguns are welcome. We hope that people will make an effort to come dressed in either Victorian or Edwardian outfits but everyone are welcome, no matter what you ware.
There is a couple of changes from last year! There will be no “High Tea – Lunch” but there will be the usual weekend canteen there with food and drinks. Or you can bring your own lunch. There will not be any Prizes this year. Just come and shoot and have fun.
Upon arrival just go to the Trap and 5 Stand and sign up for a round - $6.00 a round of 25. You can shoot as many rounds as you like. You can shoot smokeless or black powder. There will be a BP muzzeloading shoot in the afternoon after all the other shooting is over just like last year.
Shooters meeting at 9:45 shooting starts at 10:00 bring your own ammo.
If you have any questions e-mail me at tradegun@shaw.ca or call me at 250-478-0069

Please tell everyone you know who might be interested in coming!
Hope to see you there!
Michael McNall
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AmericanMeet
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 11:46 pm  Reply with quote



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Considering the Edwardian era was 1901 - 1914, there are two guns available to me that I could use that would qualify, both are Parkers, one 12 ga, the other 16 ga. I have a white tie/tails that my wife's dad wore when he and my wife's mother were married; but I think I'm about 30 pounds from fitting in it. Now to try an deal with the RCMP to get the guns across the border, and worse still, to deal with the US government to convince them that I'm not "importing" some guns into the US, I guess the feds don't want any competition. My what a bunch of forms!!!
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Charlie16ga
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 3:36 am  Reply with quote



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Love the kilt Carlos! Had one made of my family tartan 20 years ago. Got to lose some major weight to fit into that thing.

No high tea, how absurd!

I get my 3 pounds of murchies every December. #22 is a personal favorite.

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Carlos
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 7:09 pm  Reply with quote



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I can probably make this shoot after all.

American Meet; Are you still planning to attend?
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