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In celebration of the
73rd Anniversary of the Defeat of the Axis Forces

Shongum Sportsmen's Association

Invited one and all to compete in our

VICTORY IN EUROPE MATCH
A Marksmanship Competition using
WWII Era European Theater Rifles and Pistols

Shooters celebrated our V-E Day by competing with the firearms that
that were used in the European Theatre of Operations in WW-II.
Rifles from both Axis and Allied Forces were used.

The match was held on

Saturday, April 28, 2018

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 Shoot
The weather could not have been better for the sixteen shooters who came to compete with their WW-II relics. Match categories featured weapons used in various battles of the war in Europe.

Special thanks to Jeff A. for poviding a number of images of the match. Please enjoy the slideshow.

Image Slide Show

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Stan G. ran the line and scoring was completed by Pete M.

Almost all the matches had entries except for the Polish Campaign. There were three French MAS 36 rifles for the Blitzkrieg Campaign, several US M1917 Enfields for the North Africa Match along with a number of '03A3 Springfields, a couple of BARs, but only one M1 Garand.

The three matches that had the most entries: Sicily, Tommy Gun, & Grenadier.
Our Rosie the Riveter match was won by Audrey A. shooting a very respectable 87 with her '03A3 in the Sicily Match. The Grenadier Match involved launching a "grenade" (tennis ball) from an Enfield Rifle equipped with a "cup grenade launcher". The goal was to land your grenade closest to the 100 yard line without going past it. Orlando O. won the event. The other participants were not recorded.

Following the rifle matches, lunch was served in the club house. Lunch consisted of Sabret Hotdogs, Baked Beans, Sauerkraut, Chili, Cheeseburgers, Drakes cakes and pies and assorted sodas. Orlando O. provided the burgers,cooked by Pete Y. The balance of the lunch was prepared by Chef du jour, Tom P. who also verified the scores and named the winners.

Following lunch and the handing out of Rifle Trophies, the Handgun Matches commenced in the indoor range. On hand were a number of Barettas, Brownings, 1911A1, and small autos used by the OSS.

Overall it was a fun day for all.

The results follow:

V-E Day Match
CONTEST / Guns of the Era Winner / Rifle Score
SPECIAL TROPHY WINNERS
ROSIE THE RIVETER
Best Score by a Female Shooter - Any Match
Audrey A.
(Sicily - '03A3 (87))
87
RIFLE
RIFLE CONTESTS REQUIRED 10 SHOTS IN 2 MINUTES @ 100 YARDS - FIRING POSITION OPTIONAL
1)  Polish Campaign
Polish Mauser , 91/98/25,French Lebel or Bertier, Mannlicher 95, GEW 98, KAR 98
No Entries
K98
 
2)  Blitzkreig
Any French, Belgian, Norwegian, Danish, or Dutch combat rifle/carbine from WWII
Dave T.
French Mas 36
94-1X
3)  Continuation War
Finnish or Russian Mosins, 7.35 Carcano, Swedish Mauser, Tokarev Rifle
Andy G.
6.5 Swedish Mauser
100-5X
4)  North Africa
03 Springfield, 1917 Enfield, 6.5 Carcano, Enfield MK-III, 98K
Dave T.
'US Enfield M1917
93-3X
5)  Stalingrad
98K. G41, G43, Tokarev, Mosin 91/30, M38, M44
Geoff W.
98K Mauser
30
6)  Sicily
M1 Garand,Springfield 03A3, Enfield MK IV, 6.5 Carcano
Paul M.
'03A3
98-1X
7)  Normandy
M1 Garand, G-41,43
Jeff A.
M1 Garand
92-1X
8)  Partisan
Yugo M24,M48,Czech 98(8MM only)Manlicher 95, Hungarian 98/40,German 33/40,Carcano, 98K
Andy G.
M48
90
EXOTICS
13)  SNIPER
1903A4 (Remington or Gibbs),Enfield#4(T),Mauser 98 (Mitchel or original) Mosin or Tokarev ( rebuild OK)
(1 Shot at 100yds)
John R.
'03A4
X
14)  TOMMYGUN
Jersey Legal with limited mag Thompson, Sten, M3, PPSH 41(50 yards)
Paul M.
Thompson .45 Semi
96-1X
15)  FINAL PROTECTIVE FIRE
Jersey legal semi auto BAR, MG42, BREN, Browning 1919. Limited mag/belt (100 yards)
John M.
BAR
98-4X
16)  Grenadier
Using an Enfield MK-III with cup-discharger, tennis balls were launched using blanks.
Closest to 100 Yard Line without going past, won.
Almost all shooters paricpated.
Orlando O. 5 ft
HANDGUNS
HANDGUN CONTESTS REQUIRED 10 SHOTS IN 2 MINUTES @ 50 feet - STANDING ONE-HAND
9)  AXIS AUTO
9mm Axis Service Pistol, P-O8, P-38, Radom, Belgian HP, Astra 400/600, Steyr M12, Star Mod B
Andy G.
Walther P-38 9mm
29
10)  ALLIED AUTO
Any WWII Allied Service Pistol, 1911, 1911A1, Tokarev, Browning HP, Nor 1914
Dave T.
1911A1
90
11)  ALLIED REVOLVER
Colt, S∓W, Enfield, Webley in.38, Nagant, French Ordinance
Orlando O.
.80 Victory
19
12)  OSS
Any 380, 32 pocket pistol made before 1946 Colt, Beretta, Browning, Walter, Mauser, Sauer, Femaru, MAB etc
Dave T.
Beretta
98
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