Sunday, October 16, 2016

A great site for history/function of early C&R firearms

This is a great channel, they do really in depth history of the development for things that I have not seen, I actually learned quite a lot on the history aspect, check it out, he has a string of videos on ww1 weapons....



This site is not so much on the detailed history but covers disassembly/assembly and function/test firing of a lot of really neat and obscure weapons.

Video showing disassembly/assembly and loading of the French 1873 ordnance revolver

I talk about this interesting revolver, loading, and assembly/disassembly of the revolver. You can watch the video here:=>  Video Link

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October 2016 match results

We had a great turnout today for the last match of the season.  It was great to see everyone and thanks for attending this year.  Eric brought a very nice CG-63 match rifle and duked it out with Tim who had an AR in 7.62x39.  In vintage Curtis shot a great score with his M-39 just one point from beating me!  Bob and Allen just behind with their M1/M14.  In pistol Bob and Tim brought some red dot sighted pistols for fun and shot great scores.  Eric shot a nice solid score with this P-64 compact pistol.

Hope to see you next March for our first match of 2017!

Rifle Results

Tim Roark AR-15 193-16V
Eric Johnson CG-63 192-12V
Frank Burke Swiss 96/11 190-6V
Curtis Choy M-39 189-7V
Bob Etzkorn M1 185-8V
Allen Harper M1A 181-8V
Bob Greipenburg M1 177-8V
Allen Flanagan 1903 170-7V
Steve Christiansen 1903A3 152-1V
Frank Calistro M1 Carbine DNF
Ed Perry DNF

Pistol Results

Tim Roark .22 match pistol 476-31X
Frank Burke VZ-61 476-30X
Bob Etzkorn .45 match pistol 474-28X
Eric Johnson PA-64 452-10X
Ed Perry SAA 429-13X
Steven Christiansen 419-5X
Curtis Choy FEG Hipower 416-8X
Allen Harper 1911A1 400-4X
Allen Flanagan Tokarev 388-8X
Frank Calistro M-9 DNF

Saturday, September 3, 2016

September 2016 match results

We had a really nice day and a very nice turnout especially considering the holiday weekend.  Theme for this month was WW2 and before sniper rifles with scopes limited to 4x power.  We had an actual 1903A4, a replica from creedmore, a nice M1D with original mount and weaver alaskan scope, and a Yugo M-48 with a scout type scope setup.  We welcomed David Yarger who came to shoot his Finn match rifle for fun, I broke the group up into sniper, iron sight and "other" since we had two other AR shooters as well.  Ted shot a great score with his iron sight AR to just beat Tim shooting a scoped AR, and ahead of David who had a very nice score considering he had two "5" crossfires that didn't count. Bob just beat out Allen Harper in iron sight class.  In sniper my new creedmore 1903A4-gery did a very good job for me, even if I was struggling in offhand, Allen's M1D shot a very nice 100-11V prone, and Curtis' M48 did very well as well in prone.  Steve's original 1903A4 also had some very nice strings.  In pistol scores were very good, with me edging out Tim, followed by Allen F. and Curtis with his Sig 220 and Max shooting for the first time in a long time with the VZ-61 Skorpion.

Thanks to all who shot and we'll see you for the final match in October.

Rifle Results:
Frank Burke 1903A4 297-25V
Ted Schrader AR-15 292-18V
Tim Roark AR-15 291-27V
David Yarger M-76 Finn 286-22V
Bob B. M1 276-5V
Allen Flanagan M1D 275-16V
Allen Harper M1-308 269-7V
Curtis Choy M-48 sniper 264-8V
Steve C. 1903A4 259-10V

Pistol Results:
Frank Burke Swiss 1929 Ordnance revolver 474-27X
Tim Roark HiPower 472-25X
Allen Flanagan S&W Victory 448-8X
Curtis Choy Sig 220 444-12X
Max Burke VZ-61 425-7X
Allen Harper 1911A1 394-6X
Steve C. SAA 363-8X
David Yarger Makarov No score submitted


Here are the remaining matches and the match themes for next year.

2016 Matches

October 1, 40 shot rifle, 48 shot pistol

2017 Matches

March 80 shot rifle(theme is mosin-nagant), 48 shot pistol
April 40 shot rifle, 48 shot pistol
May 80 shot rifle(theme is Springfield Rifle), 48 shot pistol
June 40 shot rifle, 48 shot pistol
July 80 shot rifle(theme is korea/vietnam), 48 shot pistol
August 40 shot rifle, 48 shot pistol
September, 60 shot rifle(theme is ww2 or before sniper), 48 shot pistol
October 40 shot rifle, 48 shot pistol

Saturday, August 6, 2016

August 2016 Match Results

We had a beautiful warm day and a very nice turnout. Scores in both rifle and pistol were very close and very high!  I'm glad to see the pistol scores getting really good, competition is hot!  I had a good day with my 1903A1 but Tim was hot on my heels with his 1917, and Curtis shot one of his best scores with his swede.  Eric Johnson brought out a neat restored Norwegian Krag Carbine that was just beautiful that shot very well and also had danish krag long rifle for show.  Bob G rounded out the top 5 and his scores have been steadily improving.  In pistol again, Tim was hot on my heels, and Eric shot a great score with his 45 colt SAA.  Bob and Allen were right behind.

Next month will be a 60 shot match with the theme of ww2 or before sniper rifles.  We will do 5 shot rapid fire strings instead of 10 shot strings.  We will still have the pistol match afterward as usual.

Rifle Results:

Frank Burke 1903A1 196-15x
Tim Roark US 1917 193-12V
Curtis Choy 1896 Swede 187-2V
Eric Johnson Norwegian Krag 186-5V
Bob G. M1 183-5V
Bob Etzkorn 1903Mark 1 179-8V
Allen Flanagan 179-5V
Allen Harper M1 177-8V
Niko Grimanis Turk Mauser 164-1V
Steve Christiansen 1903A3 148-2V

Pistol Results:

Frank Burke Colt 1903 473-31x
Tim Roark HiPower 472-29x
Eric Johnson SAA 462-13X
Bob Etzkorn M&P 455-15x
Allen Flanagan 1911A1 450-15x
Allen Harper 1911A1 437-6x
Curtis Choy Yugo M-57 433-5x
Niko Grimanis S&W M-10 417-9x
Steve Christiansen SAA 365-7X

Saturday, July 2, 2016

July 2016 match results

What a great 4th of July weekend.  Warm, sunny just perfect.  We had a nice turnout of 11 shooters.  Theme was foreign bolt and it turned out we had three swedes, a swiss and a mosin.  Swedes took three of the top four spots.  Welcome to Mark who came and shot a carbine for the first time.  Welcome back to Ted who has been shooting serious matches for a while. Scores were good today, I was able to set a new record for rapid fire prone with bolt gun with a 100-9V upping the previous record by Alan Flanagan of 100-6V.  Pistol match had 9 shooters and Olivia came and shot her VZ-61 skorpion for the first time in a year.  Pistol scores were very close with only 7 points separating the top four shooters.  Curtis shot a great score with his Makarov.  Next month is a 40 shot match, no theme followed by the pistol match.

Rifle Results:

Frank Burke M-96 389-25V
Eric Johnson M-38 swede 378-16V
Ted Schrader M1 364-10V
Allen Harper M-96 361-10V
Bob Griepenburg M1 354
Allen Flanagan 96/11 swiss 353-8V
Steven Christiansen 1903A3 347-5V
Curtis Choy M-44 293
Mark Lexa M1 Carbine 270

Tim Roark AR-15 7.62x39 382-10V
Ed Perry AR-15 367-14V

Pistol Results:

Frank Burke Webley MkVI 472-23X
Tim Roark HiPower 471-25X
Eric Johnson Lahti M-40 466-16X
Olivia Burke VZ-61 465-20X
Ed Perry SAA 415-8X
Curtis Choy Makarov 389-2X
Allen Harper 1911A1 374-5X
Bob Griepenburg 92FS 368-5X





Saturday, June 4, 2016

June 2016 Rifle/Pistol Results

Had just a beautiful day with a slight breeze and while it was hot it wasn't terrible and I had brought some ice water in a jug that kept everyone hydrated.  We saw Dean back in action, it's been quite a while and welcomed Bob G who shot a very respectable prone rifle score for his first time out with his M1.  Curtis shot one of his best rifle scores ever, and Eric brought out a neat Finn M-24 with sig barrel. In pistol Eric shot a very nice score with his remington rand ww2 era 1911A1. Next month will be "Foreign Bolt" and will be an 80 shot match followed by the pistol match, hope to see you there.

Rifle Results:

Frank Burke 1898 Krag 194-5V
Bob Etzkorn K-31 188-5V
Curtis Choy Swiss 1911 185-5V
Eric Johnson M-24 finn 183-7V
Allen Flanagan Ishapore 2A1 176-5V
Bob Griepenburg M1 173-1V
Dean Wygal M1 170-3V
Steve Christiansen 1903A3 164-7V

Pistol Results

Frank Burke SAA 478-37X
Eric Johnson 1911A1 460-19X
Allen Flanagan Victory Model 442-12X
Curtis Choy 1911A1 430-9X
Steve Christiansen SAA 395-4X



Saturday, May 7, 2016

May 2016 Results

Perfect weather today and 7 shooters.  Rifle of the month was "semi auto battle rifle" and everyone was shooting one.  I just barely out v'd allen for the top spot, he had a great score, and Tim was right behind us for third.  In Pistol Tim was right behind me for second, and Eric had a very nice score for third with his new Vaquero SAA in 44-40, very bright and shiny, maybe not the best for a sunny day, but definite style points. Max came and shot the VZ-61 and did well, especially after not having shot anything for two years. Allen had a problem with his 1911 and had to stop but it was easily fixed after the match.   Cool item of the day was Curtis' Russian motorcycle with side-car, a copy of 1941 german military design with the side car having a driven wheel, very neat.  Next month, is a 40 shot match, no theme, and then pistol followed right after.

Rifle Results:

Frank Burke SP-1 388-18V
Allen Flanagan M-1 388-11V
Tim Roark M1 381-13V
Eric Johnson SP-1 368-9V
Allen Harper M1A 365-13V
Curtis Choy M1A 352-11V
Steve Christiansen M1 325-2V

Pistol Results:

Frank Burke VZ-61 473-28X
Tim Roark M-9 470-29X
Eric Johnson SAA 449-13X
Steve Christiansen SAA 377-2X
Max Burke VZ-61 368-5X
Alen Harper 1911A1 367-5X
Allen Flanagan 1911 DNF