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1917 Trap Shoot Trophy

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Crickets, Nov 12, 2011.

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  1. Crickets

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    Alright you historians out there. This trophy was won by my Great Grand Father. The Trophy says "Fairacres Annual Shoot" July 4th 1917. During this time he could have been in MA - New Bedford area, FL -Fernandina Beach/ Jacksonvillea, OR PA - Pittsburgh area.
    Anyone ever hear of Fairacres? Thanks Chris R
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  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Now that is a cool trophy and a great piece of Trap shooting history. Was just a little before my time.
     
  3. GW22

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    That's a NICE trophy!

    Still not as nice as Earl's, though.

    -Gary


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  4. BILL GRILL

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    Needs a little elbow grease and silver polish. Then put on display!
     
  5. GW22

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    Nah, just leave the plastic bag on it :p

    -Gary
     
  6. BigBearRod

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    There is a Fairacres, Omaha, NE ? Thats all I could find on the net... Great trophy ! Rod
     
  7. SeldomShoots

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    I know nothing of Fairacres, but is that trophy sterling silver? That puts most modern trophies to shame.

    John
     
  8. Crickets

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    I think Barfin got it. I had ignored that search result in the past because I was thinking Fairacres was a club or town not an estate. I looked up Sewickley Heights and his name, found a 1910 Pittsburgh PA Social Register with My GGrandfather's & Grandfather's names listed W/ who I'm pretty sure would have been my GGrandfather's Brother listed as being in Sewinckly Heights from Dartmouth MA. At least it puts in in the same decade. Pretty neat!
     
  9. Auctioneer

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    That was what you won when you shot. THAT IS A TROPHY. Wish they still gave out such proper trophies.
     
  10. smsnyder

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    Donate it to the HOF. Im sure they would want it.
     
  11. GW22

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    Earl, I won a trophy in Fall League last week that made me immediately think of you. It wasn't quite as embarrassing as yours, but it was close!

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  12. MisterHappy

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    times sure have changed....we have an annual Parent/Kid shoot on fathers' day.

    For trophies, we have a 12 ga and a 20 ga hull, glued to a piece of wood. (Get it - two sizes!

    My kid has his up with the "real" hardware he's accumulated.

    LOL
     
  13. BILL GRILL

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    Crickets, You are the third generation to have charge of that trophy. I would have it proudly displayed and it would be past to my kid's with the history and instructions. I believe you have a priceless family treasure there. Bill
     
  14. Crickets

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    Yes it is a treasure. Thanks. 4 Generations of trap shooters that I know of and soon to be a 5th as soon as my daughter can hold a shotgun w/out tipping her over. (1 more year I hope)
     
  15. shotgunpeople

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    Cherish that piece !!! It truely is a wonderful piece of Trapshooting, and Family history that anyone would be proud to have...

    Dave in SC
     
  16. over the hill

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    Seeing that trophy brings back memories of a friend of mine who passed some years back.

    She was related (by marriage) to the late Francis Squires of Boston who was a noted Springer Spaniel expert.

    He participated in field trials at Fishers Island and won many trophys as above.

    Being the last of the family, she had a large curio cabinet full of his trophys.

    All hand engraved, some were 2ft. high. Most were Sterling and signed.

    Sadly, she sold them for scrap some years before she died.

    Enjoy.


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  17. Voolfie

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    About five years ago, while in NYC, I went into Tiffany & Co. to check out what it would cost to have a 12" tall sterling silver loving cup made up as a trophy for a shoot I was hosting.

    Answer: >$5,000.00

    My Response: Well, thanks anyway.

    Even if I could afford that, the shooters I know would rather have the cash as a prize and would resent me for giving them something they'd have to add to their homeowner's policy.

    -J.F. Wolfington
     
  18. Hap MecTweaks

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    WOW!! That sure beats a flashlight huh?

    Hap
     
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