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OK--HAVING FUN WITH THE NEW HP PRINTER/SCANNER.

WAS IN CAIRO EGYPT IN 1989 FOR THE GRAND PYRAMID/VALLEY OF KINGS/LUXOR AND ABU SYMBAL TOUR. OF COURSE WASTED ALL MY FILM AND ONLY TOOK THESE FIVE SHOTS AT THE CAIRO GUN CLUB

CLUB HISTORY--SHORT VERSION.
BRITISH SET THE CLUB UP IN EARY 1900's. ZAMARIS SPORTS CLUB--ON ON ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF NILE --4 MINUTES FROM SHERATON HOTEL/CASINO.
HORSE RACE TRACK, SWIMMING CLUB, PISTOL, ARCHERY, TENNIS AND BUNKERTRAP SKEET....ABOUT EVERY SPORT.

THE BUNKER/SKEET SET UP IS VERY NICE INDEED. IN THE CLUBHOUSE LIKE AN ENGLISH GENTLEMANS CLUB--LEATHER FURNITURE, RUGS AND WOODED PANELED WALLS.
MOST IF NOT ALL THE SHOOTING MEMBERS KEEP THEIR SHOTGUNS IN THE GUNROOM UNDER THE BALCONY (SEE PIC---500PLUS GUNS---HAD NO PROBLEM CHOOSING ONE TO SHOOT---BROADWAY)

LIVE PIGEON SHOT EVERYDAY FROM 1:30 PM. bUNKER/SKEET IN MORNING...16 SHOOTERS, PARAMUTUAL BOARD . vERY CIVILIZED. CLUB MEMBERS COME IN ---SEE BALCONY --- SIT DOWN RELAX HAVE LUNCH AND BET ON THE SHOOTING. I HAD A 10TO1 FORGOT THE WORD-BETTING HANDICAP?.
BETWEEN THE SHOOTERS AS THE SHOOTING PROGRESSED HUNDREDS OF BUCKS WERE BEING BET ON THE TOP SHOOTERS.

EACH SHOOTER CALLED FOR A BIRD IN TURN...ANYONE WHO CONNECTED AND THE BIRD DROPPED WITH IN THE KILL SEMI-CIRCLE STOOD ASIDE FOR A SHOOTOFF --NEVER WENT PAST 3 BIRDS.

A GOOD ONE---WAS ASKED IF I WANTED TO SHOOT FROM THE 16 OR 18 METER STATION. ASKED WHY THE DIFFERANCE---ANSWER WAS THAT IF YOU SHOT WITH THE EGYPTION SHELL YOU GOT A 2 METER GIMMI --WITH THE REMINGTON SHELLS U SHOT FROM THE 18 METER MARK. LIKE ATA HANDICAP EH????.

HOPE YOU LIKE WHAT I HAVE. I HAVE PICTURES FROM JORDAN AT LEAST 12 SO WILL PUT THEM UP MAYBE TODAY....MIKE

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Disremebered---Looked at the shootig ramp and the shooter is at the 21 meter line.
Hey, I can read arabic numerals.

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Ment to ask--How do you like how close the apartement housing is?

When your membership is of Generals, Judges and the likes of Anwar Sadat ( who was very active, shot nearly every Friday) not too many complaints.

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Hello Barry.

There was a bunker about the size of an ATA trap house buried with the roof at ground level.

If I recall right -21 years ago- they had what looked like a manual cocked and angle and height manualy aimed trap arm with a can on it . The bird minas a few feathers in one wing ( caused an eratic flight) -wings folded to the body was put in the can . On pull command the arm released and bird literaly hurled airborn.

By the way the dead birds were collected and served at the Sheraton dining room. The vice-pres of the club was head of Casino security.

This is what I remember but I could be full of it--mind, age and time plays tricks - but I am pretty sure thats how I saw it.

Interested to know how the bird released else where. Onceit a cage door was opened on the call and a ball would be rolled to the cage scaring the bird to flight.

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Mike,
I take it from your sign-on name that you are Hebrew? Do you have two passports, so when you travel to Arab country you use one and the other for all other travel? When I was working in the mideast I had two. One for travel in Arab countries and one for Israel. State department thought I would be safer that way.
 

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I am realy pleased with response of my three posts of pictures sets.

With the Cairo trip in 1987 , I do have three great stories. I'll give you one of them and if any interest shown will post the others. Hope not to long winded.

After the treaty was signed with Egypt there were varies tours organized to visit Egypt. My Kibbutz set up three buse groups --one each week --Feb/87/
12 hr bus to Cairo...week tour.....Pyramids, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Symbal ...valley of Kings. Thursday overnight International train (sleeping cabins, restaurant)Aswan-Cairo. Got into Cairo at abt 8:30 am --bused to the Cairo Museam --(Tuttenkaamon exibits fantastic).
Around noon I told my friends that I wss going to the Cairo Gun Club and would meet them at the hotel later. Had no idea where the club was. Went accross the street to the Sheraton hotel. Asked the bellcaptin if he knew of and where was the cairo shooting club---"of course sir"--"Go out to cab rank and tell the driver--"the Mohandess club--don't pay more then a pound and a half (75 cents). Thinking -ok in the middle of Cairo where would 75 cents get me. Into the cab turned around crossed the nile bridge onto the sports island---five minutes at the club......to be continues if you want.....MIKE
 

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Mike. The weather in all three of your places, seems cooler than Sparta. Thanks for sharing and keep scanning and posting. Great stuff.

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Mike - I love you pictures. The Headline should be: "Creating Peace and Understanding in the Middle East with Shotguns". Thanx for sharing, Billy
 
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