The News

CHJC News

By Yakima Red

Howdy! The last event of the season is upon us. Our annual Turkey Shoot, weather permitting, is this Saturday at the Powell Range. Set-up starts at 8:30 with breakfast following. After breakfast and the safety meeting Lucky Bill and Flatnose George have put together games of skill and chance. Bring everything for a normal match plus extra rounds for the Turkey Shoot.

The decision hasn’t been made yet for how many stages. One thing for sure, bring those dollar bills for the side matches.

~ Memorial ~

The memorial service for our departed Pard Phlegm Boy has been postponed until the spring.

~ Thank You ~

Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers and well wishes. I am healing up quickly from my recent shoulder surgery. I’ll be out of the normal shooting games for a while. Four more weeks in the sling the saw-bones says. PT already going splendidly. I should be back to myself come spring. I am relegated to the one-armed reloading machine. Slow going but accurate.

See you Saturday. Until then, I remain, Yakima Red

Mag7

Mag7
Starring Bee Yew and cast of thousands

What's left of Posse

What's left of Posse

Scores 10/1

Scores 10/1

SASS

SASS
CLICK ABOVE FOR INFO

HIGH LONESOME DRIFTERS

Shooters….. This could be our last match of the season…..

COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING at the Cody Shooting Complex!

SATURDAY, September 10, 2016

5 (or 6) STAGES by: Yellowstone Bill & Six Gun Annie

MATCH FEE: $10

SETUP starts at 8 a.m. on match day; takedown immediately after match.

SIGN-IN starts at 8:30 a.m.

SAFETY MEETING at 9 a.m. or right after setup is complete.

Any and all help with setup and takedown will be greatly appreciated.

Contact:

Joe Cross

307-272-9054

jc13848@tctwest.net

Scores 9/3/16

Scores 9/3/16

Lemon Squeezer Hat

Lemon Squeezer Hat
Click the pihoto

From 9 Toe Jim. Thanks

From 9 Toe Jim. Thanks

A Fitting Tribute to Phlegm Boy

A Fitting Tribute to Phlegm Boy

Phlegm Boy

Phlegm Boy
AUGUST 24, 2016

Posse August 6

Posse August 6
Thanks Kari Lynn

August 6 Match

August 6 Match
Thanks Kari Lynn

CHJC News by Yakima Red


Howdy Campers! The results are in for the Long Range match that was held at Noah & Buckskins July 30th.

Tom horn 30-30

1st – Bea Yew

2nd – Grizzly Bill

3rd – Scout

Pistol caliber lever action rifle

1st – Noah Regrets

2nd – Flatnose George

3rd – Chama Bill

Long range pistol

1st Chama Bill

2nd – Joe Cross

Long range single shot big bore

1st – Flatnose George

2nd – Chama Bill

3rd – Noah Regrets

Long range lever action rifle caliber

1st – Buckskin Lily

2nd – Joe Cross

3rd – Flatnose George

~NEXT MATCH~

“Beat the Heat Match”

Heart Mountain Rod & Gun Club

NO BREAKFAST

Set-up at 7:30am

Safety Meeting at 8:30

Match to follow

Stages by Joe Cross

Coffee & Donuts Provided


2016 BVC Shoot

2016 BVC Shoot
And WSAS application form

In September

In September
Click to view trailer

Jail Break

All,
The dates for this year's Bessemer Vigilance Committee Jail Break are August 19, 20, and 21.
For more information contact Bill Hoover, 307-267-1155.

If I have missed anyone on this clubs mailing list please forward on to them.

Thank you,
Beefcake
WSAS Territorial Governor

Flat Nose George cooking at the museum

Flat Nose George cooking at the museum
Cody guide cover

Posse June 4

Posse June 4

June 4 Match

June 4 Match

May 7 Match

Colters Hell Justice Committee held a four stage match today, May 7th and also played host to Dag Otto Lauritzen, the 1984 Olympic Bronze Medalist in Cycling, Kristian Odegaard, and their Norwegian TV2 film crew as it was on Dag’s bucket list to experience the cowboy life. It was a pleasure to share the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting with them.

With the addition of our guests we had 12 shooters to shoot the following stages: Stage 1, 1776; Stage 2, The Zip Code Sweep; Stage 3, Reload and Stage 4, Reload Again. To help understand the stages I have attached copes of the scenarios as well as the target arrangement for each stage. Note that the targets are labeled to help the shooter recognize the shooting sequence on the first four attachments.

Thank you to Yakima Red for his help with the arrangements to have this experience realized. Yakima Red and Noah Regrets were great as shooting mentors with the use of their firearms, helping Dag and Kristian through the loading process.

Angel

May 7 Match Results

May 7 Match Results

April 2 Match results

April 2 Match results

2016 Schedule

CHJC News
By Yakima Red

Howdy to all the camp from my warm and cozy perch at my Powell headquarters. Weather permitting the shooting year is upon us! Unless otherwise listed, all the club matches are at the Heart Mountain Rod & Gun Club. Set up for said matches will start at 8:30 with breakfast following. As we head into the warmer months this time may be adjusted to beat the heat. As always consult the latest Free Grazer blog for the almost up to the minute details. (Or whenever Lucky Bill arrives at the newspaper office)
~ Match Schedule for the Year ~
Below are the match dates and who is responsible for stages. If something comes up and you can’t make the date you are responsible for, you must find your replacements. Many thanks!
Please note special locations/Dates
May 7 – Muggins & Angel 2 stages
Chama Bill & Mud Hen Millie 2 stages
June 4 – Joint HLD/CHJC match in Powell “Incident on the Jim Bridger Trail” –Joe Cross & Yakima Red
July 2 – Special Event! Match at the Monster lake Compound – More info to follow
August 6 – Joe Cross
September 3 – Sam (Formally Nick)
October 1 – Scarbelly
November 7 – Lucky Bill & Flatnose George.

See you on the range everyone!



Cabin Fever Party

Cabin Fever Party
February 20

Posse 11/07

Posse 11/07

Wisdom

Wisdom

September 5 Shoot

September 5 Shoot

Molon Labe

Molon Labe

Yesteryear....

Yesteryear....

Posse August 1

Posse August 1

June 13 Posse

June 13 Posse
Colter's Hell and High Lonesome joint match

No wax lips allowed.

No wax lips allowed.
There's about 20 of 'em. They're all wearin' 'staches.

More

More

Harrumph

Harrumph

Johnny Tobasco sending 250 grains down range

Johnny Tobasco sending 250 grains down range

Mission accomplished

Mission accomplished
Whole bunch of shooters kill a post

Post cutting 2

Post cutting 2

Posse May 2

Posse May 2

Wild Bunch Posse 4/18/15

Wild Bunch Posse 4/18/15

New Targets

New Targets

Cabin Fever Group

Cabin Fever Group

Buffalo Bill Cody Gunshow

Buffalo Bill Cody Gunshow

Indeed

Indeed

Eric Holder passing out candy while Flat Nose shoots

Eric Holder passing out candy while Flat Nose shoots

Who knew Slim was a girl?

Who knew Slim was a girl?

22 shooters

22 shooters
Posse Pumpkins & Turkeys 11/1/14

August 2 Posse

August 2 Posse
Thanks Bee Yew

Action

Action
Yakima Red, Bee Yew, Sweet and unsure

August 10


~ Gong Match ~

Buffalo Rifles

August 10th at the Heart Mountain Rod & Gun Club. Recommend arriving at 9am for sign up. Bring 50 rounds. .38 caliber or larger. Black powder or smokeless. Any metallic sight. All lead bullets, NO gas checks.

Harrumph!

Harrumph!
Colter's Hell was represented by Buck Knife Watkins @ the recent WSAS annual shoot in Casper. He took 1st Buckaroo, won the traveling trophy for the year & placed 7th overall. Buckskin Lilly's grandson. She taught him everything he knows.

25th Anniversary Posse

25th Anniversary Posse
CHJC & HLD collaboration

Lucky Bill's "You can't miss with the shotgun"

Lucky Bill's "You can't miss with the shotgun"
Yakima Red displaying his award.

Grey Fox presenting SASS flag to Yak & Joe Cross

Grey Fox presenting SASS flag to Yak & Joe Cross
To commemorate 25 years

Long Range Shoot at Noah Regrets & Buckskin Lilly's

Long Range Shoot at Noah Regrets & Buckskin Lilly's
Photos stolen from Bee Yew. Thanks.

Winners Long Range

Winners Long Range
Muggins, Flat Nose, Noah Regrets, Bee Yew

Don't give up....

Don't give up....

Four of a Kind

Four of a Kind

True story

True story

Angel celebrating

Angel celebrating
Muggins, Angel, Yakima Red in bg.

Posse May 3

Posse May 3

April 19 Posse

April 19 Posse
Cowboy/ Wild Binch Match

Before the Shootin'

Before the Shootin'

Shooting the post Teams

Shooting the post Teams
Motley Crew

The posts

The posts

End result

End result

CABIN FEVER PARTY

CABIN FEVER PARTY
FEBRUARY 15, 2014 IRMA HOTEL

Pics from November shoot

Pics from November shoot
Thanks Angel

FREE MEN

FREE MEN

September 7 Posse

September 7 Posse
Thanks Bee Yew Click for Album, Then click on pic to enlarge

Shooters shooting, standing and sitting

Shooters shooting, standing and sitting
Thanks Angel

CHJC Posse August 3

CHJC Posse August 3
Thanks Angel

Posse July 6, '13

Posse July 6, '13
Thanks Angel

Colter's Hell at Wild West Shootout

Colter's Hell at Wild West Shootout

MORE PICS

MORE PICS
CLICK

Posse June 1

Posse June 1
Thanks Angel, Click for more pics

Wild Bunch Match April 20

Wild Bunch Match April 20

Infernal Revenue

Infernal Revenue
WILD BUNCH MATCH Click pic for more

Posse April 6th

Posse April 6th
Lucky Bill, Joe Cross, Hossman, Yakima Red, Wounded Knee, Flat Nose, Drummer, Bee Yew

Wrong number

Wrong number
Yak

Gun fighting

Gun fighting
Flat Nose

Point and shoot

Point and shoot
Drummer

Left to right

Left to right
Bee Yew

Might be he missed

Might be he missed
Wounded Knee

Failure

Failure
What we've got here is failure to communicate

Phantom

Phantom

And the Winner Is...

And the Winner Is...
Wounded Knee

Vest or Waistcoat?

Vest or Waistcoat?
Click above to read about it.

What are you wearing?

For some time now I have been confused. No not about anything really important. But I as well as others have been under the impression that a waistcoat had lapels. So as is always my case, being in search of the truth I researched it. Please click on the photos above and read for yourself what it says. There is a giveaway in the photo itself. I hope you find this interesting. I did.

March 3 Match

March 3 Match
Click on Pic for pics Thanks Gooch

More Photos

More Photos
Thanks, Angel

Lucky Bill Award

Lucky Bill Award
Thanks Gooch
When taking staged photos please be sure your subject is not wearing sunglasses. All photos are appreciated. Thank you. --Ed.

I can't say it better.

Our namesake

Our namesake
click for pics

Cabin Fever Party 2/9/13

Cabin Fever Party 2/9/13
Click the photo for video

Click for 23 Exec Actions

Letter from Marine to Dianne Feinstein

Senator Dianne Feinstein,

I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime.

You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.

I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.

I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.

We, the people, deserve better than you.

Respectfully Submitted,

Joshua Boston

Editor email: luckybill@coltershell.net

Posse New Years Day 2013 FYBO

Posse New Years Day 2013 FYBO
Thanks Gooch Hill Drifter

Getting Ready & Eating

Getting Ready & Eating
& a blast from the past

Yeah, and you will be sorry you did!

Posse & Guests Nov 3.

Posse & Guests Nov 3.
Special appearance by Slim and Rhett the Butler

Scenes from the Range Nov. 3

Scenes from the Range Nov. 3
A dandy turnout for pumpkins and turkeys

Lucky Bill Award Nov. 3

Lucky Bill Award Nov. 3
Here's the shot when Flat Nose missed with the shotgun.
Rhett the Butler looks on when FN missed. Shotgun shells in bowl with chocolate coins.

Helldorado Parade

Helldorado Parade
Scar, Silverado, ??, Wyatt

Wyatt Earp invited Scarbelly, Silverado and I to dinner

Wyatt Earp invited Scarbelly, Silverado and I to dinner
Big Nose Kate's Tombstone Arizona

October 6 Posse

October 6 Posse
Thanks Angel for info and pics

Party Posse

Party Posse
Phlegm Boy (Doc Phlegm) Retirement party 9/29/12

The Party Party

The Party Party
Enjoying the day

What's this????

What's this????
No fair if you were at the party!

September 1 Match

September 1 Match
Click for more pics

Scores Sept. 1

Overall Placement by Total Time Match: 9/1/2012
CHJC Sept 1 2012
Overall

1 Sweet Wrangler M 114.37 1 MT
2 1 Joe Cross Silver Senior M 127.38 1 WY
3 H M "Muggins" Taylor Senior Duelist M 181.44 1 MT
4 Scarbelly Frontier Cartridge M 204.49 1 WY
5 Angel Cowgirl F 249.82 1 MT
6 Prairie Gal Ladies Grand Dame M 255.11 1
7 Evil Drummer Duelist M 262.93 1 WY

Sharing the Wealth is not a new Concept

Sharing the Wealth is not a new Concept

CHJC Posse Aug 4th

CHJC Posse Aug 4th
Thanks Angel

Shoot 7/7/12

Shoot 7/7/12
Thanks to Angel & for story and photos. And Lily Blossom for Pics

Lily Blossom's 7/7 Pics

Lily Blossom's 7/7 Pics

Angel's Pics

Angel's Pics

Lucky Bill Award

Lucky Bill Award
Can't Miss with a Shotgun-Yakima Red

Costume Winner

Costume Winner
Camp Cookie

June pics

June pics
Thanks Angel...Click for more pics

CHJC Wild West Shoot Out participants

CHJC Wild West Shoot Out participants
Front Seated Lakota Sue, Buckskin Lily, Miss M Spencer. Standing Joe Cross, Kari Lynn, Lucky Bill, Wyoming Gun, Noah Regrets, Grizzly Bill, Grey Fox. Not pictured Hatchet Jack, Phlegm Boy, Sweet, Blue Water Ringer (Photo courtesy of Major Photography)
Here's how they shot:
49er: Wyoming Gun, 2nd place
Cowboy: Sweet, 2nd place
Frontiersman: Hatchet Jack, 1st place
Grande Dame: Miss Mary Spencer, 3rd place
Lady Wrangler: Buckskin Lily, 1st place
Senior: Joe Cross, 2nd place
Senior Duelist: Noah Regrets, 1st place
Long Range Rifle: Noah Regrets, 2nd place Single Shot & Repeater

Hideout

Hideout
Do you know whose?

June 2nd Posse

June 2nd Posse
Sheep Pens
L-R above Sweet, Phlegm Boy, Joe Cross, Bee Yew, Drummer, Bugler, Angel, Bluewater Ringer, Muggins Taylor, Hossman, Wounded Knee, Sawed Off Shotgun Hawkin, Rygrass Kid, Ben Hammered, and Camp Cookie.

May 5th On the Range

May 5th On the Range
Thanks Wyoming Gun

Infernal Revenue Wild Bunch 4.21.12

Infernal Revenue Wild Bunch 4.21.12

April 7 Match

April 7 Match
Beautiful weather. Photo by Kari Lynn

Action in Arms

Action in Arms

Posse February 4, '12

Posse February 4, '12
Thanks Angel for pics and scores

ONLOOKERS

ONLOOKERS

Backstrap Bill Album Feb 4,'12

Backstrap Bill Album Feb 4,'12
Click in photo

Cabin Fever Party 2012

Cabin Fever Party 2012
Hatchet Jack came all the way from Chicago

FREEZE YOUR BUNS OFF

FREEZE YOUR BUNS OFF
WE DIDN'T

Some Action

Some Action
Shooting

January Winner????

January Winner????
Gooch Hill Drifter

Posse and Snow Nov. 5, '11

Posse and Snow Nov. 5, '11
L-R :Lucky Bill, Noah Regrets, Axe Murderer, Flat Nose, Paul Revere, Angel, Sheriff Short Rope, Phlegm Boy, Sweet, Drummer, Yakima Red, Muggins

Winners

Winners
They got their turkeys

Losers

Losers

Lucky Bill's "You Can't Miss with a Pocket Pistol"

Lucky Bill's "You Can't Miss with a Pocket Pistol"
Sweet, Muggins Taylor & Yakima Red hit it

Tied with Drummer

Tied with Drummer
None of them hit long range pocket pistol target

Carnage of the Punkins

Carnage of the Punkins
Coup de gras

Three Shootists

Three Shootists
Lizzie Marie, Camp Cookie, Lucky Bill

Lucky Bill in Tombstone

Lucky Bill in Tombstone

Posse Oct 1

Posse Oct 1
Thanks to Grey Fox & Angel for photos

Strange Occurance at Oct Match

Strange Occurance at Oct Match

The Friday Night Suaree

The Friday Night Suaree
Irma repast and a movie

Little Buckskin Lily shoots the BIG BAR

Little Buckskin Lily shoots the BIG BAR

Yak off hand BAR

Yak off hand BAR
Notice the drill instuctor watchin in bg.

Labor Day Week-end Posse

Labor Day Week-end Posse

Flat Nose fixin' bisquits at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Flat Nose fixin' bisquits at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Click to view video

Badger Basin Aug 6, 1881

Badger Basin Aug 6, 1881

Lucky Bill Award, August 6

Lucky Bill Award, August 6

Buffalo Entourage

Buffalo Entourage
Top Gun Shoot July 17, 1881

At the Occidantal Saloon

At the Occidantal Saloon
Toast to great week-end

At the Occidental

At the Occidental
Lucky Bill, Drummer, Scarbelly, Lizzy Marie seated

THE GENTS

THE GENTS
Doing what they do.

Breakfast at the Busy Bee, Buffalo, Wyo.

Breakfast at the Busy Bee, Buffalo, Wyo.
July 17, 1881

Duelist Winner Noah Regrets

Duelist Winner Noah Regrets
Buffalo, Wyo. Top Gun Match

JULY 2ND POSSE

JULY 2ND POSSE
Great Stages by Drummer. More pics n info coming.

Hombres

Hombres

Shootists

Shootists

Lucky Bill Award

Lucky Bill Award

Lovely Grandaughter

Lovely Grandaughter

Colter's Hell at MT Peacemakers Buffalo Stampede. Thanks Buckskin Lily.

Buckskin Lily won first cowgirl and first overall woman. Noah Regrets won first Senior Duelist, Cowboy Skeet, Long range rifle, Derringer, and was third overall in the Wild Bunch match. Backstrap Bill dropped a loaded pistol in the first stage so was DQed. He was given Spirit of the Game for continuing to support the posse. Yakima Red shot his shotgun from the hip and still placed in Frontier cartridge duelist. Angel won 2nd in Cowgirl. Lilly Blossom won Ladies Frontier Cartridge, Phlegm Boy was at the match. Sweet won first Cowboy and was overall match winner. Hatchet Jack won first in Frontieirsman. AE Irons was 2nd in 49 class. Goochhill Drifter won first in Gunfighter.



(If anyone is left out please let the editor know.)



Couple Costume Winners

Couple Costume Winners
Buckskin Lilly & Noah Regrets

Click for scores

June 4th Shoot at the Sheep Pens

June 4th Shoot at the Sheep Pens
Buckskin Lily, Noah Regrets, Yakima Red, Sweet, Angel, Bee Yew, Phlegm Boy, Drummer, Lizzie Marie, Lilly Blossom, Camp Cookie,Backstrap Bill, Flat Nose

May 7th Posse

May 7th Posse
Thanks to Angel

Infernal Revenue Shoot Posse

Infernal Revenue Shoot Posse
More photos to come

Infernal Revenuers

Infernal Revenuers
Wild Bunch, and Cowboy Stages

Our Mascot Falan & Spotted Horse Hannah

Our Mascot Falan & Spotted Horse Hannah
Thanks to Hannah for the photos herein.

Shoot Saturday April 2, '11

Shoot Saturday April 2, '11
Great Weather

Doin' what we do.

Doin' what we do.

Some Goin's On

Some Goin's On

Lucky Bill Award

Lucky Bill Award
Why is he smiling
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March 5 Shoot

March 5 Shoot
Twenty Shooters Threw Lead (and then some)

AE Irons pic from 3/5 Shoot Thanks to Gooch Hill Drifter

AE Irons pic from 3/5 Shoot Thanks to Gooch Hill Drifter
Click above for thumbnails

Poster 2011

Poster 2011
James Gang pluss 30 years & pounds

Cabin Fever Party

Cabin Fever Party
A Grand Souiree

The Goings On

The Goings On

Cold, Windy, but Hardy Souls

Cold, Windy, but Hardy Souls

What it looked like

What it looked like

Backstrap Bill's Album, Feb. 5, '11

Backstrap Bill's Album, Feb. 5, '11
Click on Backstrap for slide show

A Word from the Editot (that is not a typo)

Be advised, when perusing this "newspaper", be sure you scroll down each time you visit. If you have not realized it yet, when new items are added they will not always be at the top. Monthly shoot or event information will be at the top. You should receive an email regarding the latter with the words FREE GRAZER at the top. Just click it to take you right here. Thanks. Aim True. _____________________________________________

MINUS 8 DEGREES

POSSE 1.1.2011

POSSE 1.1.2011
Bee Yew, Gooch Hill Drifter, Phlegm Boy, Lucky Bill, Flat Nose, Yakima Rose, Yakima Red, Drummer

TRUE GRIT Night Out

TRUE GRIT Night Out
Rooster Entourage

Dinner at the Irma After

Dinner at the Irma After
Bill of Fare-Three Roosters & 1 "LaBeef"

Gun Show Proprietors

Gun Show Proprietors
Kevin Arrests us

November '10 Posse

November '10 Posse

Draw

Draw
See how fast you are

October Match Oct. 2, '10 Posse

October Match Oct. 2, '10 Posse

Above Posse

1-Camp Cookie 2-Bee Yew 3-Grey Fox 4-Powder River Paul 5-Deathrow Jethro 6-Scarbely Sam 7-Muggins Taylor 8-PhlemBoy 9-Angel 10-Yakima Red 11-Joe Cross 12-Buckskin Lily 13-Behan Cahoots 14-Sweet 15-Noah Regrets

Lucky Bill Award 100210

Lucky Bill Award 100210

Phlegmsplanation

Phlegmsplanation
Powder River Paul, Phlegm Boy, Buckskin Lily

Scarbelly and Muggins Set Targets

Scarbelly and Muggins Set Targets

Yak's e-mail

E-mail Yakima Red at yakred@tritel.net










Thanks to Hedley Lamarr

The History and Evolution of the Wristwatch...

By John E. Brozek
© InfoQuest Publishing, Inc., 2004
International Watch Magazine, January 2004
Today, a wristwatch is considered as much of a status symbol as a device to tell time. In an age when cell phones and digital pagers display tiny quartz clocks, the mechanical wristwatch has slowly become less of an object of function and more a piece of modern culture.
Walk into the boardroom of any Fortune 500 company and you’re likely to see dozens of prestigious wristwatches, including such names as Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, Frank Müller, Jaeger-LeCoultre and even Patek Phillipe. However, this was not always the case. Less than 100 years ago, no self-respecting gentleman would be caught dead wearing a wristwatch. In those days of yore, real men carried pocket watches, with a gold half-hunter being the preferred status symbol of the time—no pun intended.
Wristlets, as they were called, were reserved for women, and considered more of a passing fad than a serious timepiece. In fact, they were held in such disdain that many a gentlemen were actually quoted to say they “would sooner wear a skirt as wear a wristwatch”.
The established watchmaking community looked down on them as well. Because of their size, few believed wristlets could be made to achieve any level of accuracy, nor could they withstand the basic rigors of human activity. Therefore, very few companies produced them in quantity, with the vast majority of those being small ladies’ models, with delicate fixed wire or chain-link bracelets.
This all started to change in the nineteenth century, when soldiers discovered their usefulness during wartime situations. Pocket watches were clumsy to carry and thus difficult to operate while in combat. Therefore, soldiers fitted them into primitive “cupped” leather straps so they could be worn on the wrist, thereby freeing up their hands during battle. It is believed that Girard-Perregaux equipped the German Imperial Naval with similar pieces as early as the 1880s, which they wore on their wrists while synchronizing naval attacks, and firing artillery.
Decades later, several technological advents were credited with the British victory in the Anglo-Boer War (South Africa 1899-1902), including smokeless gunpowder, the magazine-fed rifle and even the automatic or machine gun. However, some would argue that it was a not-so-lethal device that helped turn the tide into Britain’s favor: the wristwatch.
While the British troops were superiorly trained and equipped, they were slightly outnumbered, and at a disadvantage while attacking the Boer’s heavily entrenched positions. Thanks to these recently designed weapons, a new age of war had emerged, which, now more than ever, required tactical precision. British officers achieved success by using these makeshift wristwatches to coordinate simultaneous troop movements, and synchronize flanking attacks against the Boer’s formations.
In fact, an “Unsolicited Testimonial” dated June 7, 1900, appeared in the 1901, Goldsmith’s Company Watch and Clock Catalog as follows:
“… I wore it continually in South Africa on my wrist for 3 ½ months. It kept most excellent time, and never failed me.—Faithfully yours, Capt. North Staffs. Regt.”
This testimonial appeared below an advertisement for a military pocket watch listed as The Company’s “Service” Watch, and was further described as: “The most reliable timekeeper in the World for Gentlemen going on Active Service or for rough wear.”
In 1906, the evolution of wristlets took an even bigger step with the invention of the expandable flexible bracelet, as well as the introduction of wire loops (or lugs) soldered onto small, open-faced pocket watch cases, allowing leather straps to be more easily attached. This aided their adaptation for military use and thus marked a turning point in the development of wristwatches for men.
Another timely issue was the vulnerability of the glass crystal when worn during combat. This was addressed by utilizing “pierced metal covers”, frequently called shrapnel guards. These were basically metal grills (often made of silver), placed over the dial of the watch—thereby protecting the glass from damage while still allowing the time to be easily read.
A less common solution was the use of leather covers, snapped into place over the watch. While they did offer protection from damage, they were cumbersome to use, and thus were primarily seen in the extreme climates of Australia and Africa.
Even with their success in combat, the popularity of the wristwatch was still limited to ladies’ models. They didn’t reach the mainstream market until some two decades later, when soldiers from around the world converged on Europe to help defeat the German Empire in WWI (1914-1919). Due to the strategic lessons learned in the Boer War, the demand for reliable, accurate wristwatches was now at its peak.
While German troops at this time were largely issued the more primitive “pocket watch” designs, Allied troops had a wide range of new models to choose from. Many examples featured small silver pocket watch cases fitted with leather straps and displayed radium-illuminated porcelain dials protected by the aforementioned shrapnel guards.
Wristwatches were no longer considered a novelty but were now a wartime necessity, and companies were scrambling to keep up with the demand. One company that enjoyed success during this time was Wilsdorf & Davis, Ltd., founded in 1905, and later renamed The Rolex Watch Company, Ltd., in 1915.
Hans Wilsdorf, the founder and director of Rolex, was a strong proponent of wristwatches since the turn of the century. While others scoffed at them, Wilsdorf continued to experiment with their accuracy and reliability. Thus, some would argue that he did more for their advancement than anyone in history. In fact, he is even credited with sending the first wristwatches to the Neuchatel Observatory (Switzerland), for accuracy testing. They all passed the rigorous battery of tests, which encouraged Wilsdorf to push them even further.
Rolex subsequently received the very first wristwatch Chronometer awards from the School of Horology in Bienne (1910), and the Class “A” Certificate of Precision from the Kew Observatory in England (1914). To this day, Rolex watches consistently receive more Chronometer Certificates from the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), than every other watch company in the world, combined.
After the Great War, many soldiers returned home with souvenir trench watches—so named for the trench warfare in which they were used. When these war heroes were seen wearing them, the public’s perception quickly changed, and wristwatches were no longer deemed as feminine. After all, no one would dare consider these brave men as being anything but.
In the final years of the war, wristwatches began to see numerous improvements. Case makers like Francis Baumgartner, Borgel and Dennison introduced revolutionary designs, which aided in making them more resistant to water and dust. These designs were later improved on when Rolex introduced the first truly waterproof wristwatch, the Oyster, in 1926.
Also around this time, new models were first introduced with fixed lugs (often called “horns”), which gave them a more finished appearance. And to aid in their durability, new metal dials superceded porcelain, which had been quite susceptible to cracking and chipping and the fragile glass crystals were replaced with a newly invented synthetic plastic.
Over the next decade, watch companies slowly added additional models to their catalogs, and finally, by the mid-1930s, they accounted for 65 percent of all watches exported by Switzerland. It was an uphill battle, but the wristwatch had finally arrived. They were now accurate, waterproof and, by 1931, perpetually self-winding, when Rolex introduced the Auto Rotor, a revolutionary design, which is used to this day by watch companies around the world.
The success of the wristwatch was born out of necessity, and Rolex continued this tradition by introducing a series of Professional, or “tool watches” in the early 1950s. These models, including the Submariner, Explorer, GMT-Master, Turn-O-Graph, and Milgauss were also designed out of necessity, as they included features and attributes that were essential for a specific task or profession.
Because of its rugged design, variations of the Submariner have subsequently been issued to numerous militaries, including the British Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy and British Royal Marines, as well as the U.S. Navy Seals. Over the years, dozens of companies like Omega, Benrus and Panerai have also supplied specialty watch models for military duty.
Thus, the role of the wristwatch seems to have come full circle. With the general public now leaning toward high-tech, digital gadgets, the classic mechanical wristwatch has once again found its home on the wrists of those brave soldiers who welcomed it some 100 years ago.

Montana Peacemakers

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Labor Day Posse

Labor Day Posse
Phlegm Boy, Camp Cookie Scarbelly, Muggins Taylor, Sweet, Hedley Lamarr, Yakima Red, Lucky Bill. Kneeling: Flat Nose George. In chair ready for haicut?: Angel

Labor Day Posse II

Labor Day Posse II
L-R Sweet, Camp Cookie, Yakima Red, Angel, Hedley Lamarr, Phlegm Boy, Flat Nose, Lucky Bill, Muggins Taylor, Scarbelly

SHOTS

SHOTS

Winner Labor Day Week-end

Winner Labor Day Week-end
Auspiscious Award

Victorian Fashion Show

Victorian Fashion Show
The Group at Heartland Assisted Living, Powell

Chuckwagon For Hire-Cook & Assisstant Provided

Chuckwagon For Hire-Cook & Assisstant Provided
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Montana Peacemaker Shoot 9.25.10

Montana Peacemaker Shoot 9.25.10
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August 7 Shoot

Weather: Hot with a chance of Lead

Before the Storm

Before the Storm
Thanks to Angel

Still Sunny

Still Sunny
Thanks to Angel

Candids from August

Candids from August
Thanks Lillie Blossom & Backstrap

Travelling Trophy

Travelling Trophy
For helping out even though he couldn't shoot. Note colorful gun cart behind him,

August Match Details

We had 13 shooters for the August match of CHJC. Mother Nature decided to give us something to think about. We had a storm come through that managed to give a shower to those who took shelter under the cover provided by Muggins and Angel. Thank you Yakima for being my windbreak. I am sorry that you ended up so wet. You, Muggins and Drummer did a good job of keeping me out of the major part of the rain.

Deathrow did an excellent job of writing the stages even though he said he had writers block. We shot one stage with only 3 rounds in each pistol and rifle and one stage with the normal 5 rounds in each pistol but only 5 rounds in the rifle. This was quite fun. We also had a visit from the Three Stooges and had a little singing.

Our last stage was the normal 5 rounds each pistol, 10 rounds in the rifle and 4+ shotgun. The shooting sequence was decided by the shooter with the only requirement being that all targets had to be engaged. Everyone had their own style of shooting these targets. I believe that I liked the shooting sequence of Camp Cookie. First let me tell you that there were 3 pistol targets, 3 rifle and 4 shotgun targets. He decided to shoot the targets in a 10 target sweep starting with his first pistol 5 rounds and second pistol 5 rounds then rifle 10 rounds and the normal 4 shotgun. With this sequence he shot at each target once with his pistols with misses counted and then proceeded to engage the rest of the targets with his rifle and shotgun to complete the stage. His raw time was 55.66 with two misses. Great shooting Camp Cookie.

After the match we gathered at the home of Camp Cookie and Lizzie Marie for a great time of socializing and great food. Camp Cookie made beans, Salsa and BBQ'd Tri Tip (melt in your mouth) . Flatnose did his beans and an awesome Raspberry/Apple Cobbler. Muggins and Angel provided Guacamole. Silverado did a new twist on Potato Salad by adding some jalapeno. We also had Danish, Cookies, Brownies, Bundt Cake and for some a great Lemonade courtesy of Lizzie Marie. The lemonade being made with Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Margarita Mix and colored with Cranberry juice. Until word got around about the ingredients - everyone thought it was just lemonade. Boy did they have a surprise. Thanks to everyone for the good food. I believe everyone went home with full bellies. I know I did.
Scherrie Knight, Alias "Angel"

Fred Loring Circa 1865

Fred Loring Circa 1865
Note: He's smiling.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT
Buckskin Lily, Flat Nose, Commodore, Angel

CHJC in 4th of July Cody Stampede Parade

CHJC in  4th of July Cody Stampede Parade
Buckskin Lily, Drummer, Yakima Red

We need one of these

We need one of these
Flat Nose needs to get busy. (Thanks to Scarbelly)

Wyoming Women's Meeting

Wyoming Women's Meeting
For those of you who don't live in Wyoming and think we are a bunch of uncivilized ruffians - well, it’s simply not true!
Since I got this from Bee Yew and Hatchet Jack, I thought it worthy to put here.

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DOES THIS SOUND LIKE THE CONSTITUTION IS AN EVOLVING DOCUMENT?

"On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed."
--Thomas Jefferson

Who was Kilroy?

Do you remember Kilroy? This is interesting ... I too have often wondered about Kilroy ... now I know. Great piece of history. Anyone born in the mid thirties knew Kilroy. We didn't know why but we had lapel pins with his nose hanging over the label and the top of his face above his nose with his hands hanging over the label too. I believe it was orange colored. No one knew why he was so well known but we all joined in! Kind of a war story – now we know! INTERESTING?~~~~ KILROY WAS HERE! WHO THE HECK WAS KILROY? In 1946 the American Transit Association, through its radio program, "Speak to America ," sponsored a nationwide contest to find the REAL Kilroy, offering a prize of a real trolley car to the person who could prove himself to be the genuine article. Almost 40 men stepped forward to make that claim, but only James Kilroy from Halifax , Massachusetts , had evidence of his identity. Kilroy was a 46-year old shipyard worker during the war who worked as a checker at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy . His job was to go around and check on the number of rivets completed. Riveters were on piecework and got paid by the rivet. Kilroy would count a block of rivets and put a check mark in semi-waxed lumber chalk, so the rivets wouldn't be counted twice. When Kilroy went off duty, the riveters would erase the mark.. Later on, an off-shift inspector would come through and count the rivets a second time, resulting in double pay for the riveters. One day Kilroy's boss called him into his office. The foreman was upset about all the wages being paid to riveters, and asked him to investigate. It was then he realized what had been going on. The tight spaces he had to crawl in to check the rivets didn't lend themselves to lugging around a paint can and brush, so Kilroy decided to stick with the waxy chalk. He continued to put his checkmark on each job he inspected, but added KILROY WAS HERE in king-sized letters next to the check, and eventually added the sketch of the chap with the long nose peering over the fence and that became part of the Kilroy message. Once he did that, the riveters stopped trying to wipe away his marks. Ordinarily the rivets and chalk marks would have been covered up with paint. With war on, however, ships were leaving the Quincy Yard so fast that there wasn't time to paint them. As a result, Kilroy's inspection "trademark" was seen by thousands of servicemen who boarded the troopships the yard produced. His message apparently rang a bell with the servicemen, because they picked it up and spread it all overEurope and the South Pacific. Before war's end, "Kilroy" had been here, there, and everywhere on the long hauls to Berlin and Tokyo . To the troops outbound in those ships, however, he was a complete mystery; all they knew for sure was that some jerk named Kilroy had "been there first." As a joke, U.S. servicemen began placing the graffiti wherever they landed, claiming it was already there when they arrived. Kilroy became the U.S. super-GI who had always "already been" wherever GIs went. It became a challenge to place the logo in the most unlikely places imaginable (it is said to be atop Mt. Everest , the Statue of Liberty, the underside of l’Arc De Triomphe, and even scrawled in the dust on the moon.) As the war went on, the legend grew. Underwater demolition teams routinely sneaked ashore on Japanese-held islands in the Pacific to map the terrain for coming invasions by U.S. troops (and thus, presumably, were the first GI's there). On one occasion, however, they reported seeing enemy troops painting over the Kilroy logo! In 1945, an outhouse was built for the exclusive use of Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill at the Potsdam conference. Its’ first occupant was Stalin, who emerged and asked his aide (in Russian), "Who is Kilroy?" To help prove his authenticity in 1946, James Kilroy brought along officials from the shipyard and some of the riveters. He won the trolley car, which he gave to his nine children as a Christmas gift and set it up as a playhouse in the Kilroy front yard in Halifax , Massachusetts .
Thanks to Hatchet Jack

HISTORICAL MARKER

HISTORICAL MARKER

2016 BVC Shoot

2016 BVC Shoot
And WSAS application form

Wednesday, November 16

Gun Laws

Just like Prohibition, when you ban something two things happen. 1) A law abiding citizen is made a criminal 2) A black market for the banned product becomes a larger "problem" than the one it "replaced". So if you ban guns, people with get them. The human race is tenatious and will find a way.