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When "PULL" meant "PULL" 1918

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tachyon, Sep 18, 2009.

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  1. tachyon

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    Delaware River Gun Club. Yes the puller is carrying a sidearm. Made you think twice about complaining about a slow pull.

    This was a picture from the Shipbuilders League. About 200 people making ships during WWI in order to defeat the "Hun"
     
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    Ah yes, the good ole days...puablo

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    The Puller was wearing a sidearm because Jim Walker Sr. was on that squad . soory Jim I cound not resist. Jeff
     
  4. Terry

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    Hey Literalist, remember shooting at the old Hampton trap club on one of these?
     
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    I think some clubs if they still have them should keep them up and running for us younger people to see how things were in those days.
     
  6. redhawk44

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    I shot at a range that had this setup in Orland IN. in 1957.

    There was a guy who shot there named George Snellenberg.....I heard that he got pretty good at trap, haven't seen him in 40 years.
     
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    Great picture- I remember a set up like that somewhere-

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    Damn, those voice release speaker stands look pretty beefy!
     
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    Notice the score sheet at the left. This is what's meant by the ATA rule that states that the sheet is to be visible to all shooters.

    The picture shows both a scorer AND a referee.
     
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    It looks like an oil derrick in the background, and the guy pulling apears to be wearing a Bisley pistol judging by the shape of grip.
     
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    redhawk44

    George Snellenberger, ATA Hall of Fame, most recently Senior Vet HAA Champ, 2009 MTA Fall Team Shoot

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    (Photo from an earlier MTA shoot.)
     
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    Redhawk44-Saw and talked to George yesterday[Sun. Sept.20] at the Jackson County Sportsman's Club in Michigan. He is probably the "same old George" you knew! JOND
     
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    We had a set-up similar to that till the late 80's at our High School. The Shop teacher built it around 1975, kids buried the mess, and it worked pretty good for a number of years. They had to remove it when they asphalted the parking lot. Didn't know the design was an old proven device. We just thought the Shop teacher was darn smart.
     
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    I was out hunting with a buddy near Sidell Illinois one fall about 71 and we stopped to watch a trapshoot being held. The old set-up was being used and I could see the effort the trap puller used to set the machine. I am sure that the club wasn't used much as they didn't even bother to mow the grass for the shoot and it was almost knee high. The guys I watched on that day were still having fun. Dan
     
  15. Cray

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    I believe it is called a Kline Cocker.

    I would like to have a dollar for every time I cocked the trap for the shooters. It was in the late 50's. Cray
     
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    See the guy on #2 post. Typical Trapshooters build even today!!
     
  17. Trapshooter

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    I have one of those traps sitting in my garage.
     
  18. Jim Brown (the puller)

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    Some club that has a couple of those old traps should get ahold of a bunch of yellow dome targets and have a 'classic' trapshoot, preferably without autoloaders or over and unders. Make it single barrels, side by sides, or pump action to get the historic feel for the game.
     
  19. tachyon

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    This is a second picture from the article. Although it does not identify where the picture was taken it does identify that the person in the middle of the picture is J. N. Pew Jr., president of Sun Shipbuilding Company.

    Given that it is the Delaware river club, and the Sun Shipbuilding company, the club was probably near Chester PA.
     
  20. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Pew also owned an oil company named Sunoco. He lived in Gladwyne, Pa.
     
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