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1926---this one works

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by g7777777, May 17, 2012.

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  1. g7777777

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    Cool- some type of raised platform they are standing on

    maybe the guy in the white sweater was a trap coach? lol

    oh and they have a hunting dog- probably a setter

    can we research if the guy soming with the side by side died of cancer?

    a little booze to help you relax after a round or before? pretty stressful it looks like - and one guy was shooting an autoloader kicking his shells out- I guess rubber bands werent invented yet-

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  2. Hitapair

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    Walking around w/ the action closed, no eye protection, apparently no ear protection, wearing their Sunday best, and throwing down a few shots! My how times have changed!
     
  3. Stl Flyn

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    Yes they have. Don't see anyone pissing, and moaning either. LOL
     
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    Setter?
     
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    Actually if you listen real closely, you can hear several of the fellas complaining about the move of the Grand to Vandalia, Ohio from the South Shore Country Club in Chicago, IL just a few years earlier. They are saying how there are no hotels around the new facility, it is too big and spread out and it is hotter than hell in Ohio. The one fella said he will never go to the Grand again. Listen close, I heard it......
     
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    Not only drinking, but one guy was smoking and what about pointing the shotguns at the cameraman?

    Notice the score keeper and the guy in the outhouse working the trap?
     
  7. joe kuhn

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    Shot at a trap like that near Plano, IL when I was a kid. There's a pipe going all the way to the trap house. The lever cocks that trap between pulls. Don't remember how targets were released. The last owner of the place that I knew of was Ron Janek. Carpenter we knew from Naperville. Movie stars used to vacation there.
     
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    I like the dress code! Flip flops and t-shirts take something away from the game......
    Guy
     
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    I like the dress code! Flip flops and t-shirts take something from the sport....
    Guy
     
  10. 2oneight

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    Wasn't prohibition in effect then?? I guess its OK if you take your shots from used hulls!! LOL!!
    Doc
     
  11. Lefty1960

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    Is that where the term doing a shot came from?
     
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    Yea Doc, I noticed that too. That was definitely during prohibition, and I don't think that was water they were drinking from that bottle. To me, it makes that a very interesting film, historically speaking. Very interesting to watch!!!!
     
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    The suits and ties were worn by the shooters because they were comming from church before they shot. Some did that into the 1950's. I saw ties on shooters at the 1950's Vandalia GAH. Clyde
     
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    @ the 00:50 sec mark - you'll notice that the gentleman who is shooting the A-5 has a round in but the action stays open until the guy next to him shoots...the second the gun goes off you can see the bolt slam shut...
     
  15. racer

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    Someone asked how the targets were released- the shooter called "pull" and the puller pulled back on the pipe. After target release, the puller pushed the pipe all the way forward to cock the trap, it also changed the angle and pulled back until you felt the trigger point again. Quite a workout for the puller. Dan
     
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    They all look like they were having fun, the way it should be.
    Steve Balistreri
     
  17. jbmi

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    I'm sure back then the rule book didn't contain 100's of pages either.
     
  18. stokinpls

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    Only a 4 man squad. See, trapshooting was already on the wane. ;-)
     
  19. Johnny

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    1oldtimer, "they were coming from church" Ha Ha. This is a group of wealthy sporting gentlemen or mobster bootleggers.
     
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