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Roster of Morgan's Riflemen
« on: December 05, 2020, 11:26:09 PM »
UPDATED 12/17/20

Hear ye, Hear ye!! (Ghostring made me say that  :cool2: )

Pursuant to recent orders of the Continental Congress (upon the recommendation of George Washington and the Board of War and Ordinance) four companies of riflemen are to be raised in Virginia and two companies in Maryland. Each company consisting of a Captain, three Lieutenants, four Sergeants, four Corporals, a Drummer or Trumpeter and sixty‐eight privates.

The Provisional Rifle Corps have been formed!!

Upon this day Captain Daniel Morgan of the 11th Virginia Regiment – Morgan’s Rifle Corps – finds himself in search of Riflemen for his Company. Though he is currently away on our new Nation’s business, the Captain bids those who wish to meet with him complete a simple task. A calling card, if you will.

Forthwith have each volunteer form up in a manner well‐regulated by your Shoot Boss – Gathering with them their wits, skill, rifle and ONE. SINGLE. ROUND. Then join me on the green to fire with careful aim at a shingle placed 250 yards afield. Those able to mark the shingle with a hit may be received by Captain Morgan upon his return! HUZZAH!

…Sadly, those unable to make their mark will not have that honor.

What say you! Have I any volunteers?


Welcome, one and all, to the Roster of Morgan's Riflemen!

At full distance events in Texas and New Mexico we have inaugurated the Marking of the Morgan's Shingle.

A 9x14 steel shingle is placed at 250 yards.

Each participant and member of the cadre are invited to step up and attempt to make their mark.

This can be done from any standard Appleseed shooting position.  Bonus for a mark made from a standing position!

The catch is that you can only take a single shot, with a cold bore, at this target at any given time. For our purposes, a cold bore is defined as a rifle that has had sufficient time since last fired to return to ambient temperature. On a warm day, that's ambient in the shade.

Participants in New Mexico, Texas, and Tennessee have successfully joined the ranks of Morgan's Riflemen.  ^:)^  Huzzah!!!

Attached are pics of the Certificates and Patches awarded when a shooter successfully marks the shingle.

Shoot Bosses wishing to participate in this endeavor can obtain the Morgan's Riflemen flag from Humphry's of Philadelphia ( https://humphrysflag.com/morgans-rifles/ )   

the Shingle itself can be sourced in many places, but we got ours from AmazonSmile for $40, shipped, here https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H5XVPP8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Protocol files, including the official script, and certificate files (two different sizes of certificate) are available for download from a Dropbox. Shoot bosses should contact myself or Ghostring directly for access to said location.

The patches are on file at custompatches.net, but I believe Ghostring will have to make arrangements for the design to be available for other people to order.  I THINK we ordered 200, and they came out to about $1 each at that quantity.

Texas is currently in possession of two Shingles and two Flags, which we're bouncing around the state as needed.  Did you know a 9x14 hunk of steel can ship in a USPS flat rate envelope for under $10  :cool2:

New Mexico has one shingle, and is in process of obtaining a flag.

Shoot Bosses who run the Shingle at their events are requested to post the following information to this thread:
          Date and Location of Shoot
          Names of the qualifying shooters, as well as City and State of residence, if available.  Please limit names to first name,
                last initial, or Forum names for Cadre.
          PICTURES!!!!!

Ghostring or myself will then update the Roster to reflect the new additions.

There's a little flexibility in how it's run, but the short answer is, COLD BORE, SINGLE SHOT.  Multiple attempts may be made throughout the course of the weekend, provided it's done at a time that provides for a cold rifle.  Allow any shooting position desired for the first attempt, BUT, if you hit it prone, any subsequent attempt MUST be made from standing. Those who miss the first time may continue to shoot it from prone.

UPDATE:  It has been determined that a scaled target (4.5"x7") may be placed at 125 yards for used at a 200yard Rimfire KD.  It will NOT be allowed at 100yard RFKD events.  There is, at this time, only the one patch design, for 250 yards.  That patch can be awarded for any approved distance. 

This is not an official Project Appleseed event component (yet  :cool2: ) so any expenses (shingle, flag, patches) incurred are the responsibility of the cadre members holding the shoot.  Please reach out to Ghostring for patch information.  In lieu of patches, we're happy to provide you with the Official Morgan's Riflemen printable certificate file.

Any event, even a 25m event, that has the capability of posting and shooting an appropriately sized Shingle at an approved distance may do so.

Thanks for joining us!

Huzzah!

PS: as questions are asked in this thread, I'll add the answers to this post, and delete the original questions, in an attempt to limit clutter in the thread.  Thanks for understanding!!!
« Last Edit: December 17, 2020, 10:50:56 PM by Mrs. Smith »
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - Robert A. Heinlein

"A generation which ignores history has no past, and no future." - Lazarus Long

"I will accept the rules that you feel are necessary for YOUR freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." - Robert A. Heinlein

"I can kill you with my brain." - River Tam

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Distinguished Rifleman 06/19/19 LADYSEED
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Re: Roster of Morgan's Riflemen
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2020, 11:36:22 PM »
The official Roster of Morgan's Riflemen!!!  Huzzah!!  :F  :partytime: :1luvu :snipersmi

December, 2020

Event Location:  South Huntsville, AL
     Michael                             Huntsville, AL
     OldNavyDoc                      Nashville, TN
     CokeGuy                           Ellijay, TN

Event Location:  Gainesville, TX
     Gigi                                  Texas
     Erik G.
     Casey N.
     Robyinbird                        Texas
     Seth W.

Event Location: Temple, TX
     JimTX49                          Texas
     BillJac                             Texas
     Jan                                 Texas
     Adam                              Texas
     Garret                             Texas
     David                              Texas

Event Location: Pelham, TN
     Google                            Alabama
     Morpheus                        Georgia
     Maximum Ordinate           Alabama

October, 2020

Event Location: New Braunfels, TX
     Shawn
     Chris

Event location: Raton, NM
     Ken G.                           Highlands Ranch, CO
     LibertyHammer              Albuquerque, NM
     Mandy W.                      Albuquerque, NM
     Mahamotorworks            Albuquerque, NM
     SubzeroRabbit               Albuquerque, NM
     Shane D.                       Tucson, AZ
     Stephen D.                    Tucson, AZ
     Mrs. Smith                    Chaparral, NM
« Last Edit: December 15, 2020, 05:32:14 PM by Mrs. Smith »
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - Robert A. Heinlein

"A generation which ignores history has no past, and no future." - Lazarus Long

"I will accept the rules that you feel are necessary for YOUR freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." - Robert A. Heinlein

"I can kill you with my brain." - River Tam

Rifleman 5/29/16
Distinguished Rifleman 06/19/19 LADYSEED
KD Rifleman 10/20/19  KD Requal 10/04/20

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Re: Roster of Morgan's Riflemen
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2020, 11:44:52 PM »
Morgan's Riflemen, Raton, NM, October 3/4, 2020!

Scott, LoraLee, Traci, Frank, Ken, Mandy, Stephen, and Shane!
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - Robert A. Heinlein

"A generation which ignores history has no past, and no future." - Lazarus Long

"I will accept the rules that you feel are necessary for YOUR freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." - Robert A. Heinlein

"I can kill you with my brain." - River Tam

Rifleman 5/29/16
Distinguished Rifleman 06/19/19 LADYSEED
KD Rifleman 10/20/19  KD Requal 10/04/20

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Re: Roster of Morgan's Riflemen
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2020, 12:16:21 AM »
This just in! The Roster is pleased to announce the inclusion of Riflemen minted in Tennessee.

Please welcome Google, Morpheus, and Maximum Ordinate.

Huzzah!!!!

Updated Pics!

Morpheus!


Google!


« Last Edit: December 15, 2020, 07:03:37 PM by Mrs. Smith »
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - Robert A. Heinlein

"A generation which ignores history has no past, and no future." - Lazarus Long

"I will accept the rules that you feel are necessary for YOUR freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." - Robert A. Heinlein

"I can kill you with my brain." - River Tam

Rifleman 5/29/16
Distinguished Rifleman 06/19/19 LADYSEED
KD Rifleman 10/20/19  KD Requal 10/04/20

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Re: Roster of Morgan's Riflemen
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2020, 11:38:49 AM »
Let's see if I can't get you the information you're asking for:

On the 6th of December 2020, five of our seven KD participants connected with the shingle.  Image is attached:

Terry A.
Erik G.
Casey N.
Robyin P.
Seth W.

Although we recorded their home states on the certificate, I did not think to record the information.  Let me know if this is considered highly-desired and I can email the participants if necessary.
Rifleman:                          04/2016
Known Distance Rifleman:  10/2018
Distinguished Rifleman:      07/2020

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Re: Roster of Morgan's Riflemen
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2020, 12:22:45 PM »
Temple, TX December 5-6, 2020

Name    State     Instructor
-------     --------     -------------
Jim      - Texas - TxJim49
Bill       - Texas - BillJac
Adam  - Texas - Adam
Jan      - Texas via  Czechoslovakia (to escape Communism)
Garret - Texas
David - Texas
« Last Edit: December 10, 2020, 04:31:03 PM by scuzzy »
Matthew 10:34 - "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword."

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Re: Roster of Morgan's Riflemen
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2020, 05:47:37 PM »
Extra! Extra!  Read all about it!

Dateline: December 13, Huntsville, Alabama 200yd Rimfire Known Distance event

This reporter has learned that our FIRST Rimfire Morgan's Riflemen were minted this weekend! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

Lemme tell ya, folks, that scaled shingle is DANG SMALL at 125yds, and for these folks to make their marks at that distance with .22lr is nothing short of awe-inspiring!


Congratulations, and welcome to Morgan's Riflemen to:

Michael!


OldNavyDoc!


CokeGuy!


Our three intrepid trailblazers, with one VERY proud Shoot Boss  :1luvu :partytime: :beer:


Stay tuned for more breaking news, only on this station! :cool2:

Addendum: Patches were shipped with time to spare (I SWEAR they were!), and they are, unfortunately, in USPS limbo at the moment  !@#)  As soon as they resurface, the recipients will be squared away.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2020, 05:52:29 PM by Mrs. Smith »
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - Robert A. Heinlein

"A generation which ignores history has no past, and no future." - Lazarus Long

"I will accept the rules that you feel are necessary for YOUR freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." - Robert A. Heinlein

"I can kill you with my brain." - River Tam

Rifleman 5/29/16
Distinguished Rifleman 06/19/19 LADYSEED
KD Rifleman 10/20/19  KD Requal 10/04/20

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Re: Roster of Morgan's Riflemen
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2020, 11:58:20 AM »
Iowa has a target on the way and will be part of our KD in 2021

Mike

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Re: Roster of Morgan's Riflemen
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2020, 03:26:41 PM »
Iowa has a target on the way and will be part of our KD in 2021

Mike

Mike!  So glad to hear it!  I know the flag runs a little pricey, but the smaller versions are pretty reasonable, and if you can swing it, are an awesome addition to the process.

I'm working on updating the certificates as we speak, so that you'll have the option of printing one in a more readily frameable format.  This suggestion made good sense to me, so I'm making it happen.  Once the dropbox has been updated with all appropriate files, the link to said box will be sent to you :-)

We're happy that Iowa has decided to participate!

Please reach out to me if you need anything at all,

In Liberty,
Traci
« Last Edit: December 17, 2020, 10:54:23 PM by Mrs. Smith »
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - Robert A. Heinlein

"A generation which ignores history has no past, and no future." - Lazarus Long

"I will accept the rules that you feel are necessary for YOUR freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." - Robert A. Heinlein

"I can kill you with my brain." - River Tam

Rifleman 5/29/16
Distinguished Rifleman 06/19/19 LADYSEED
KD Rifleman 10/20/19  KD Requal 10/04/20