Trafalgar Meeting pics

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Trafalgar Meeting pics

Post by PeterN2 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:22 pm

Well, the Trafalgar Meeting has come and gone for another year. As previous years, I spent most of the time either shooting or ROing on the 200 yard firing point. The weather this year was nice and sunny both days, couldn't be better. I didn't get a really good close look at the trade show but did buy some .30-06 and 7.92mm ammo but no guns. I saw a Mk V Lee-Enfield on offer at £850 (1700 USD). I had a quick look at a L39 but had to go back to the range and it was gone when I got back. It was priced at £565 (1130 USD). One dealer had a few new No.4 Mk2 'new' rifles, one in the wrap, that he was selling for £550 (1100 USD). He sold three as I was standing there. There was a nice Rook rifle in .360 calibre with a good bore that was priced at £850 (1700 USD). I don't think that sold. There were quite a few other sporting and milsurp rifles for sale, non that I would call cheap.

I met Strangely Brown and Mr & Mrs Goblinslayer. I shot two details with Goblinslayer and I noticed he outscored me on both cards :(

I had a good time anyway and am looking forward to next year. A few pics of the activity at 200 yards.

A couple of details in action.
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Black powder shooters in action.
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There were some shooters with funny black rifles alongside the older stuff.
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Mr Goblinslayer.
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Mrs Goblinslayer.
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Sniper types.
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Rapid Martini.
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There was the Single Shot Black Powder Shooters shooting for the smallest group.
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A Persian Mauser Carbine. You could feel the muzzle blast through your feet. It made the earth move. I want one :D
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Moisin M1938 and Lee-Enfield on Snaps.
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A Rapid in progress.
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No.4 in action. This had target sights fitted.
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Sunday morning looked like this. It delayed the start by about an hour.
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When the mist cleared, the Cannon fired.
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The Cadets got a few rounds downrange later in the day on Sunday.
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Strangely Brown turned up to shoot. It was nice to see him. This is my version of the picture he posted. He is the one in the hat.
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We left Monday morming with a last look in Fultons. I bought some elbow pads.
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A good week-end. Roll on next year.

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Good pictures Peter.

Post by Niner » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:31 pm

Almost like being there. Thanks for the photo trip.
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Post by ian27 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:21 am

Great pictures Peter. When I was at Bisley a few weeks back, I had a look at the rifles in Fultons. As I recall they had a couple of L39's for sale, but they were in the rack in the window and I didnt really get a good look at them. They were priced round the £500 mark. I would love to take my Springfield 1903A3 over next year for a bit of shooting.
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Post by A square 10 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:39 pm

nice photos , and fun shooting , looks like something id enjoy , but a bit of a trek im afraid
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Post by stripperclip » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:35 am

good stuff thanks for putting them up.
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THANKS PETER

Post by DuncaninFrance » Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:27 pm

Very enjoyable - wish I could make it!!
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Post by 24626151 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:23 am

If anyone from overseas wants to make a week of a trip to Trafalgar next year I am willing to organise rifle storage, visitors permits and some stalking and rough shooting to fill the week before/after Bisley.

This isnt for profit, I will be open book and this is in response to some friends over the pond who have done the same for me in the past!
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Post by Woftam » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:27 pm

If anyone from overseas wants to make a week of a trip to Trafalgar next year
I wish.
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Post by DuncaninFrance » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:42 pm

Where can I get full info on the meet including shoots / weapons / costs etc.,?
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Post by dbm » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:24 pm

Nice pictures. I was there on Saturday and spent the afternoon on Stickledown shooting at 900yds in the muzzle loading and vintage breech loading rifle matches. A glorious day.

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