Remington wins 1900 (First) GAH at Targets

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Remington wins 1900 (First) GAH at Targets

Post by Drew Hause » Tue May 28, 2019 7:08 am

The Interstate Association’s First Annual GAH at Targets June 1900
Rules Forest & Stream, May 19, 1900
https://books.google.com/books?id=UkohAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA396
Report Forest & Stream, June 23, 1900
https://books.google.com/books?id=UkohAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA499
Sporting Life
https://digital.la84.org/digital/collec ... 7/id/42851

“The traps were placed inside the live bird grounds, Nos. 2 and 3 being used. At No. 1 score a Magautrap was placed, at No. 2 a set of three expert traps, on the Sergeant system; at No. 3 a Magautrap; at No. 4 a set of five expert traps, throwing unknown angles. Nos. 1, 2 and 3 were arranged on the flat, or underground plan, without an inch of screen in the way. No. 4, the five expert trap set, had a low screen, and the shooting platform was almost on a level with the top of it. At the first three sets the targets were seen almost from the moment they left the traps, coming, as they did, directly out of the ground. This gave a quick sight, but to many men a deceptive one, as they were inclined to fire too quickly, often undershooting. Blue Rock targets were used, and a good, fair flight was thrown at a uniform speed and angle. Owing to the four different sets of traps, each with a different background, the scores were not high.”

Grand American Handicap at Targets, open to all. 100 Blue Rocks, handicaps 14 to 25 yards, high guns, not class shooting. The match was shot from two Magautraps, a Sergeant system, and a five expert system, 25 targets on each set:
R. O. Heikes, Dayton, O., 22 yds., Remington - 91
“Hood” Baltimore, 18 yds., Parker - 89
P.H. Willey, Danville, N. Y., 16 yds., Parker - 88
G.O. Henderson, Hingham, Mass., 17 yds., Smith - 88
“Robin Hood” (C. Young), Young Repeater, 20 yds - 88
H. Landis. Philadelphia, Cashmore, 18 yds. - 88
High Average for four days, counting 430 shots without handicaps:
R. O. Heikes in the lead with .955 per cent., J.S. Fanning second, W.R. Crosby third.
Guns: Parker - 27, Smith – 13, Remington – 7, Winchester – 9, Greener – 4, Lefever – 3, Scott, Purdey, Marlin – 2 each, Young Repeater, Cashmore, Baker, Richards, Daly, Francotte – 1 each.

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Re: Remington wins 1900 (First) GAH at Targets

Post by paul harm » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:11 am

Drew, in the first paragraph it's talked about different trap machines and lay out. Do you have any more info on the lay out ? Guess I'm a little thick headed and don't understand everything about the lay out and how the program was shot. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Remington wins 1900 (First) GAH at Targets

Post by Drew Hause » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:36 pm

I don't really understand how the traps worked either Paul. These might help:

Sporting Life, March 13, 1897 “The Magautrap”
https://digital.la84.org/digital/collec ... 7/id/46850
June 26, 1897
https://digital.la84.org/digital/collec ... 7/id/45828

Forest & Stream, Feb. 26, 1898 “The Sergeant System”
https://books.google.com/books?id=EkkhAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA179

Courtesy of Kenny Ray Estes
http://www.americantrapshooter.com/inde ... s-101.976/
http://www.americantrapshooter.com/inde ... -101.1058/

I think the shooters were lined up on a straight line, rather than curved as today

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1911 at Pinehurst and on a curve

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