Historical Winter Shoot

January 17, 2015

The Arms Collectors would like to publicly thank the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs for the use of their Cherry Ridge Range Facility, located near Vernon, NJ. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we could not hold this shoot without their greatly appreciated help.

Tom Plante made 24 new target frames and had them at the range by 8:45. After the shoot, Cherry Ridge allowed us to store the frames for our next shoot at the shed by the 100 yard range. This works out perfectly, as no one has space to store them, so now we will have the frames at the range for our shoots for now on.

In memory of the hardships faced by friend and foe alike in the many winter campaigns from the American Revolution through present day hunting in Winter Alaska, The New Jersey Arms Collectors Club was proud to sponsor our Annual Historical Winter Shoot featuring arms used in Winter Conflicts 1775 - 2012.

Shooters were encouraged to wear appropriate battle dress for this occasion. Friday's evening temperatures were hovering in the low twenties with high winds and temps were forcast to drop much lower. Temperature on the range in the morning were around 8 degrees, but it not windy. IT WAS STILL FRIGID!! Fortunately, it warmed up a little later.

In spite of the low temps, we had over 25 shooters on the line. Dave Johnson manned the Soup Kitchen, doling out a great venison stew, coffee and tea. Tom Plante ran registration and collected the shoot fees. (Just like last year, Tom stayed out of the cold, in his truck, scored and recorded the targets.) Most of the targets were scored at lunch, and several matches were completed after lunch.

Chuck Collins, our club president, filled in in the kitchen, and made more than enough food for all. He cooked up a baked beans, hot dogs, chili, and kraut.

Stan Gurski, our shoot chairman ran the line as usual. The PA system installed in 2013 is in place on the line and is still working great. We had no problems with range safety at all.

Following a quick meeting to discuss procedures and safety, the shoot got underway about 9:30AM. Two ANJRPC Range Officers were in attendance to keep an eye on safety, and were greatly appreciated.

When the shooting was done, most of the targets had been scored and the trophies ready to be handed out. There was some confusion on some of the scores, as the matches that were indicated were wrong for the weapon used. For example, a Mosin Nagant 91/30 is not a Black Powder Cartridge Rifle for Klondike. Once the confusion was settled, trophies were awarded.

We had several new shooters this year along with some perennial winners.

Here is a special image for a Fredericksburg target. Tony S. did not win, but the target he submitted was shot from an 1860 Remington repro percussion revolver at 50 yards and scored a respectable 48 .

The report follows. For security reasons, only First Names and Last Initials are being published on the net.


January 17, 2015

ANJRPC Cherry Ridge Range
Canistear Road, Vernon, NJ


Members: $5 /Event or $20.00 for 5 or more events, $5.00 Reentry
Non-Members: $10.00.Event or $30 for 5 or more events, $5.00 Reentry
(Included lunch and hot beverages)
Curios and Relics of the period-Original Stocks and sights
All contests are 10 rounds in 2 Minutes at 100 Yards - Any position including bench rest* unless otherwise noted.
*NOTE: All guns must be fired from shoulder unless excused for medical reasons
SHOOT CHAIRMAN Stan Gurski GurskiLTC@aol.com

1) Battle of Trenton
Any Flintlock Smoothbore
Joe C. Charlesville .69 Cal Musket 28
2) Mountain Man
Civilian Percussion or Flint Rifle
Stu R. TC Renegade Hawkin 71
3) Fredricksburg
Any Civil War Muzzloader
John R. Plymouth Rifled Musket 88
4) Winter War
Any Finnish or Russian Mosin Nagant
Dan S. Finish Nagant 99
5) Balkan Front
Any Yugoslav, Austrian, Italian, Bulgarian, Romanian or Greek
WWII bolt action rifle
Andy G. Yugo M48 91-2X
6) Eastern Front Semi-Auto
G-41, G-43, Tokarev 38 and 40
Jeff A. Suomi M31 88
7) Battle of the Bulge Bolt
98K, '03 Springfield, Enfield III, IV, M17 Enfield
Greg M. 98K 97-1X
8) Battle of Heurtgen Forest
M1 Garand, G-43, G-41
Dan Z. M1 Garand 98-2X
9) Scandanavian Bolt
Swedish Mauser, Norwegian or Danish Krag
Jeff A. Swedish Mauser 100-2X
10) Alpine Defense
Any Swiss, Italian French, Austrian
Mil. Bolt or Semi Auto
Jay R. Swiss 1911 99-2X
11) Chosin Resevoir
M1 Garand, Mosin Nagant,
Japanese 38, 99, or Mauser 98
Skip K. M1 Garand 97
12) Afghan Hills
Any NJ Legal Semi Auto in
5.56, 7.62 Nato, 7.62 x 39, 5.45 x 39
Stephanie M. AR-15 95-1X
13) Klondike
Any Black Powder Cartridge Firearm
Andy G. .45/70 Sharps 92-1X
14) Alaskan Hunter
Any Sporter Rifle in Sporterized Military
(iron sights)
Andy G. .45/70 Sharps 87-1X
15)Winter Sniper
Orig. Military Sniper Rifle w/orig. Optics
1 Shot -100 Yards
Andy G. Mosin-Nagant 91/30 X
16) Polar Bear
Any Sport, Military or Police Rifle
W/Iron Sights or Scope
(Non-GI Optics, .270 Cal or Larger)
No Entries    
17) Sarah Palin Trophy
Any Female Shooter
Stephanie M. AR-15 at 50 Yds 100-9X
18) Young Warrior
Any Shooter Under 18 Years Old
Giancarlo M. Marlin 2000 81-1X
19) Winter Plinker
Any .22 Rimfire Rifle
John R. 1922 M-II Springfield 93-2X
20) Winter Olympian
Any Scoped Rimfire
Mark B. 511-X 99-4X

Click Here All Scores Submittted

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