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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 19, 2014

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 club president, Chuck Collins did kitchen duty.

lunch consisted of Hotdogs, Beans, Kraut, Chilli, Rolls, Desserts, and HAGGIS - a Scottish Treat favored by Brits. Newt M. supplied it, Chuck cooked it and most shooters at least tried it.

The new club standard targets are available commercially and are scored 6-10, with an X ring. All the outdoor events were shot with this target, except for the "Commando" Match which was shot at silhouette targets at 25 yards.

Of the 15 Events scheduled, two were not entered-Waterloo - requiring a "Brown Bess" Smoothbore Flintlock, and the Crimea War - requiring a Percussion Rifle or Carbine (.577 Enfield)

The day belonged to Dr. Glenn K. who won six matches, (3) Zulu Wars, (3A) 100 Heads, (10) Trainer, (12) United Kingdom Revolver, (13)Empire Revolver, and (14) Commonwealth Auto. All his scores were impressive. Glenn won the Empire revolver with his Colt Official Police .38. Because we did not have that gun for his trophy, we created a placque for his trophy

Perennial Winner and Sniper, Andy G. won (9) End of Empire & (11) Empire Sniper Matches. Andy shot a perfect "Dead X" in the sniper match with his Jersey Legal FN-FAL.

This year, we did have a winner of the "Young Winston" Trophy. Joe A's son, Matt A. particpated in the "Commando" and the Empire Revolver matches. Matt missed winning the "Commando" Match by just 3 points.
Appologies to young Matt, as I failed to keep his target to scan it in.- Tom.P

We had no women shooters compete this year, so the Queen Victoria Trophy was not issued.

The results follow:

BRITISH EMPIRE SHOOT
CONTEST / Guns of the Era Winner / Rifle Score
1) Waterloo
Smoothbore Flintlock
No Entries  
2)Crimea War
Percussion Rifle/Carbine .577
No Entries  
3)Zulu Wars
Snider Enfield or Martini Henry
5-Shots@ 100 Yards
Glenn K.
Martini-Henry Mark IV
50-2x
3a)100 Heads
Snider .577
5-Shots@ 100 Yards
Glenn K.
Snider Mark III
43-2X
4) Boer War
Any Lee Medford, Martini-Enfield, or Lee Enfield Mark I,M93/95 Mauser
Russ P
OVS Mauser
93-1X
5) Flanders Field
Canadian Ross, SMLE
Russ P
SMLE MK III
90-1X
6) "Home Guard"
P14 or 1917 Enfield
Paul M.
US M1917
97-4X
7) Monte Casino
No. 4 Enfield
John R
#4 Enfield
92-1X
8) Burma
#5 Jungle Carbine
John M
#5 Jungle Carbine
87-1X
9) End of Empire
Indian #2A or #4 in 7.62 NATO or NJ Legal SLR type (legal FAL style)
Andy G
Ishapore .308
81
10) Trainer
Any British/Canadian Training Rifle, .22 Rimfire
Glenn K
.22 Martini Trainer
96-3X
11) Sniper
Original 7.62 NATO or .303 Sniper Rifle or Whitworth, Scope Optional
Andy Gisondi
SLR Sporter
"X"
12) Empire Revolver
Any Webley, Colt, or S&W in .455 or .45 Conversion, M1917 S&W or Colt
Glenn K.
Webley MK VI .45
103/120
13) United Kingdom Revolver
Any Webley, Enfield, Colt or S&W in .38/200, .38 S&W or .38 Colt N.P.
Glenn K.
.38 Colt Official Police
104/120
14) Commonweath Auto
Webley, Colt in .455, Colt 1911, 1911A1, in .45 ACP, Browning HP 9mm
Glenn K
Colt 1911
102/120
15) Commando
Thompson .45 Auto / Sten
50 yards Silhouette
David J
Thompson
65
17) Young Winston
Any Youth Shooter
Matt A.
Thompson Semi .45 Auto
63
All Scores in html format

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