Western blackpowder weekend

Discussion in 'Photojournalism, Candids and Street Photography' started by Dutchwindmill, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Holland doent have a great tradition on firearm ownership.When you are lucky to get a licence,you are under verry strickt rules and regulations.
    Once a year a group organize a blackpowder festival in Horst Sevenum close to America (a village)
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    Blackpowder a mens sport?

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    Duel shooting.They use soft wadding as bullet.

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    I was suprised to see two pictures in a row that came out as good hits.

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    A Dutch Billy the kid?

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    One shooter had a rare original broomhandle Mauser in 7.63mm complete with stock and holster.

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    Some atmosphere pictures.

    Hope you like them.Thanks for watching.
     
  2. cool event
    great shots

    weird to see the CONFEDERATE FLAG in the 2nd and 3rd images
    very, very interesting

    thanks, rob
     
  3. Funny that you mention Greg.Usualy you almost stumble over the blue belly`s.Only instead of speaking English they most the time speak German (only a few km from there)
    BTW: antique blackpowder arms are free of registration and licence.
     
  4. What a great and colorful event .......... nice series of photos.

    Regards,
     
  5. Cowboys and cowgirls, rebs, and I think I saw a union uniform in there all in Holland. I never would have guessed that part of history had interest there.
     
  6. pr549f2678

    pr549f2678

    Jun 26, 2007
    central Fl
    Great series, I'm like Greg, never thought I would see the Rebel Flag
    there. I guess your get together is kinda like our cowboy shoot.
    Thanks goodness for our Second Admendment.(no political intent)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Phil.............:smile:
     
  7. This event is going on for atleast 30 years (thats the last time i visit it) In that days a few hundred people participated.I was suprised to see it 30 years later stil going on with over 4000 participants.What make it even more special is that the range is situated right in the midle of nowhere (when you have Google earth ,type : Bergsteeg Horst ).It is for what i know a old riflerange from a WW2 Luftwaffe fliegerhorst (= airfield)