Friday, February 19, 2016

Winter pickups

Top is a 1853 model Enfield Type III, made in Birmingham England with lock dated 1862. Bottom is sort of a model 1854 Lorenz. Very early model, lock started as a pill lock, but was modified to percussion with the addition of a pistol hammer, and the extra lock holes period filled in, and lock reshaped. Very fortunate that Andy Adams had a hammer in his parts drawer, since the usual Lorenz hammers did not come close, even by hand fit standards. The Lorenz is a contract made by Ferd. Fruwirth, and has been bored out to a .58 cal shotgun. 

2016 Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon pics

4th Va members Walt, Denise, and Mike Clark, John Kennet, Tom Witham Roger Tetreault, Lrista and Eden Stoops. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

130th Nationals Winchester Va

Smoothbore A-2 4th Place. Photo by Bernie

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Glastonbury Aug 10 Regional Skirmish

4th Virginia takes 1st place in all three team events, Musket, Carbine, and Smoothbore.  

Monday, April 21, 2014

Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon Pictures

Members of the 4th Virginia at the Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon this winter. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

2014 Tiverton blackpowder shoot

Several members of the 4th were able to shake the ice off this past weekend at Tiverton Rod and Gun Club Cabin Fever shoot. In attendance was Tom, Bob, Al P., John, Krista, and Roger. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Official New England Region Skirmish dates

2014 Skirmish Dates (Official):
May 3-4 Hopkinton, MA 10th Ma Batty
May 15-18 Ft Shenandoah, VA 129thNationals
Jun 14-15 Saratoga, NY 14th Va Cav
Jun 28-29 Glastonbury, CT 42nd NYVI
Jul 12-13 Glastonbury, CT New England Region
Jul 26-27 Saratoga, NY 120th NYVI
Aug 9-10 Glastonbury, CT 34th Va Battln
Aug 23-24 Middletown, NY 1st NJLA
Sep 13-14 Hopkinton, NY 4th Va Inf
Oct 2-5 Ft Shenandoah, VA 130thNationals
Oct 18-19 Saratoga, NY Commander’s Shoot & Regional Meeting

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Completed Norris and Clement

"Artillery" model 31" barrel  2 band Norris and Clement complete. Subject to SAC inspection in the Spring. Final weight 7.6 lbs (a bit more than I hoped), but still a pound less and 9" shorter than a 3 bander.