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New Jersey Arms Collectors Club

In Celebration of the

ARMS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

The NJACC invited One and All
To Participate in a

Marksmanship Contest

April 24, 2010

At The
Shongum Sportsmen's Mansfield
100 Yard Outdoor Range & 50' Pistol Range

10:00am - 3:00pm

LUNCH WAS INCLUDED WITH ALL PAID ENTRIES

"The sun never sets on the British Empire" &
(Every subject) "may retain weapons necessary for the defense of home and person"

Once indisputable truths, the sun has set on both these concepts in Great Britain. As a result of current British Law, many of the firearms once held in British collections have found new homes in "The Land of the Free." Americans now own them.

In Memory of British rights won and lost and as a tribute to Our Second Amendment,

The New Jersey Arms Collector's Club Inc.
Invites the new owners of these weapons to compete in a marksmanship contest using



Firearms of the
BRITISH EMPIRE

The Shoot

The weather was absolutely gorgeous for our shoot which, as it turned out,
was important since the firing line was uncovered for our event.
(Had we held the event on Sunday, we would have been rained out.)

Approximately 15 shooters participated in the event. We had use of the 100 yard outdoor range until 1:00. So we broke for lunch at 1:00 and then moved to the pistol events indoors. Shongum had a new member orientation meeting in the clubhouse in the morning. Stan, our Shoot Chairman invited all to join us, and a couple new shooters did join us on the pistol range in the afternoon.

The Shooting Line was managed by Stan Gurski. Score keeper was Tom Plante, and our great cook Joe Lutz was available for his special Hot Dogs, Beans, and Chili, with all the fixin's.

The new targets were used again this year. The 5-ring targets were scored 1-5 & X. X's were used to break ties. The standard target was also used for the Sniper Rounds.

Of the 15 Events scheduled, only one was not entered-the .22 Trainer Match.

Returning Champion, Matt B won three events - Waterloo with his Brown Bess, Flanders Field with his SMLE Mark IV and The Crimea with his Enfield .577.

Perennial Winner and Sniper, Andy G won both the Sniper & Home Guard Matches. Andy shot a perfect 50 in Home Guard and clipped the X ring in the Sniper Match.

The Zulu Match was won by Russ P using his Martini Henry Rifle.
Russ also won the Monte Casino Match with his #4 Enfield

Paul M was the solo entrant Boer War Match (No Gun Specified) and Stu R was the solo entrant in the Burma Match.
Stu shot his Enfield Jungle Carbine to win the match.

The End of Empire Match was taken by Rich G with his FAL. Rich also went on to win: Empire Revolver (Webley MK IV .45) and UK Revolver (.38 S&W)

The Commonweath Auto Trophy went to Steve S who shot a top score of 100/120 with his Colt 1911 .45 Auto. Steve also took top award in the Commando Match with his Semi-Auto .45 Tommy Gun

Two of our invited guests were first-time shooters Darlene and Veronica.
They entered both revolver and auto matches and posted reasonable scores.
The Queen Victoria Trophy was won by Darlene F.
Darlene scored a 27 with at 1911 .45 Auto.
Well Done!

The results follow:

End of the Evil Empire
CONTEST / Guns of the Era Winner / Rifle Score
1) Waterloo
Smoothbore Flintlock
Matt B
Brown Bess Repro
26
2)Crimea War
Percussion Rifle/Carbine .577
Matt B
Enfield .577
8-1X
2)Zulu Wars
Snyder Enfield or Martini Henry
Russ P
Martini-Henry
17
4) Boer War
Any Lee Medford, Martini-Enfield, or Lee Enfield Mark I,M93/95 Mauser
Paul M
1893 Mauser
24
5) Flanders Field
Canadian Ross, SMLE
Matt B
SMLE MK III
47 4X
6) "Home Guard"
P14 or 1917 Enfield
Andy G
US M1917
50-5X
7) Monte Casino
Jersey Legal Equivalents
Russ P
#4 Enfield
30 / 50 - 3X
8) Burma
#5 Jungle Carbine
Stu R
#5 Jungle Carbine
18
9) End of Empire
Indian #2A or #4 in 7.62 NATO or NJ Legal SLR type (legal FAL style)
Rich G
FAL
35-1X
11) Sniper
Original 7.62 NATO or .303 Sniper Rifle or Whitworth, Scope Optional
Andy G
5-1X
12) Empire Revolver
Any Webley, Colt, or S&W in .455 or .45 Conversion, M1917 S&W or Colt
Rich G
MK IV .45
91/120
13) United Kingdom Revolver
Any Webley, Enfield, Colt or S&W in .38/200, .38 S&W or .38 Colt N.P.
Rich G
.38 S&W
96/120
14) Commonweath Auto
Webley, Colt in .455, Colt 1911, 1911A1, in .45 ACP, Browning HP 9mm
Steve S
Colt 1911
100/120
15) Commando
Semi-Auto Thompson/STEN (10 Rounds - 1 Minute)
Steve S
Thompson s/a
26-1 / 50
16) Queen Victoria
Any Female Shooter
Darlene F
.45 Auto
27
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