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In Celebration of the


October 5, 2013

At The
Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs
Cherry Ridge 100 Yard Range

10:00am - 3:00pm


In celebration of the End of the Evil Empire, the fall of the Soviet Union, the Arms Collectors Club conducted our annual shoot featuring weapons prevalent during the period of Soviet Influence. Arms of the period range from the bolt action Mosin-Nagants of 1891, 1930, 1944 and others to modern Kalishnikov type semi-auto rifles

The New Jersey Arms Collectors Club held its traditional End of the Evil Empire Shoot at the ANJRPC Cherry Ridge Range again this year. Once again, we wish to thank the ANJRPC and their staff at the Cherry Ridge Range for such a great venue and a great job at our shoot.

Realizing that turn of the century Mosin Nagant rifles and recently imported Romanian SAR and the common SKS were not competitive against Match grade ARs and M1A's the club sponsors matches with equal firearms.

Many people collect firearms from the former communist bloc and buy modern variations of current issue infantry rifles and sniper rifles. Since the New Jersey Arms Collectors Club is organized for collectors and shooters it has offered competition with period firearms. Since shooters compete with similar firearms, the competition does not go to the more expensive equipment. It also gives collectors and bargain gun hunters an opportunity to fire vintage firearms. (Or give you another reason for buying Jersey legal AK look alikes).

Several events were scheduled that featured the arms of specific eras in Soviet History. The guns were limited to curios and relics of the period with original iron sights. Each contest was a two minute timed fire event requiring ten shots at 50 yards except for the the sniper match, which required a military issue sniper rifle and scope and was limited to a single shot at 100 yards.

Two events went unfilled this year- YOUNG PIONEER (Top Junior Shooter)and Bolschevic Rifle. Our top Female Shooter won the #7- Kalishnikov Match and likewise won the Lyudmila Pavlichenko Trophy. We had a YOUNG PIONEER INSTRUCTOR entrant, but no Young Pioneers.

We used our "Official NJACC Sniper Target" with the 3/8" X Ring for the Sniper Match, and our new regular 7 - 10x Bullseye Targets for the other events. A special 5-spot small-bore target was used for the .22 Trainer Match.

The Shoot

It was also a great day for a number of Cherry Ridge Members who showed up to shoot, but not in our matches. Even though we had reserved the range for our matches, Stan Gurski, our shoot chairman graciously allowed the non-competitors to use the left side of the range, as we had a small turnout for our matches. We had 10 shooters at today's match.

Dave J. ran registration, scored targets and assisted on the line with Stan Gurski. Our President, Chuck Collins, ran the kitchen and provided an excellent lunch of kielbasa, beans, kraut, and pierogies. Stan provided the soda and Twinkies. Tom Plante picked up the target frames from Long Valley and arrived a little late due to not having the frame wedges. After arriving, Tom recorded all scores to determine the winners and create this report.

As we had such a small turnout, we had fewer regulars than usual.
Jeff A. won several matches. Unfortunately, he had to leave early before he could learn that he won Soviet Sniper, Combloc Carbine, Simonov Carbine, and Young Pioneer Instructor.
Amanda M. captured the Kalishnikov Match with a 98 also won the Lyudmila Pavlichenko Trophy.

All the winning targets have been scanned in and are posted with the scores shot. A link to a .pdf file with all the scores submitted is at the end of the report.

By request, only first names and last initials will be used to identify our shooters.

The results follow:

End of the Evil Empire
CONTEST / Guns of the Era Winner / Rifle Score
1) Bolshevik Revolution Rifle
Mosin-Nagant M 1891 Long Rifle or Winchester 95 in 7.62 x 54 Russian Rimmed
No Entrants  
2) Mosin-Nagant Rifle
M 1891 Dragoon, 91/30
Rich H.
M-N 91/30
3) Tokarev Carbine
Any SVT Type M1938, M1940
Herb K
SVT 40
4) Simonov Carbine
Any SKS w/o Detachable Box Magazine
Jeff A
5) Comblock Carbine
Any Mosin Nagant Carbine,(M38,M44,Type 53) or cut down rifle (91/30/58)
Jeff A
Mosin Nagant M44
6) Soviet Sniper
Dragonov, Mosin or Tokarev Rifle with any scope
Jeff A
Mosin Nagant 91/30 Sniper
7) Kalishnikov
Jersey Legal Equivalents
Amanda M
AK-47 type
8)Young Pioneeer Instructor
.22 Military Trainer
Jeff A
Polish .22 Police Trainer
9)Young Pioneeer
No Entry  
11) Lyudmila Pavlichenko
Any Female Shooter
Amanda M
AK 47 Type
All 2013 Evil Empire Scores

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