The Golden Age of the American Schuetzenfest,
a History and Study of the Marksman's Art

by Randolph Schreiter Wright
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From the 1890's until the U.S. entry into World War I, the target shooting game known as Schuetzen was in its Golden Age. Rifle shooing contests were held at Schuezten parks across the U.S. in cities large and small. With deep European roots, Schuetzen has origins that reach back more than half a millennium.

Immerse yourself in the history of the Schuezen game, gain insight into how matches were conducted and scquire and appreciation of what it was like to complete in a Schuetzenfest during the Golden Age. Examine several fo the famous old Schuezen parks and re-live memorable Schuezenfests of that bygone era. Learn in comprehensive dteail, hot to load and shoot the magnificent target rifles of that era for precsion accuracy using methods in vogue at the tail end of the black powder era.

Attain an understanding of a former age through masterful visuals and descriptive narratives that shed light on the history of the Schuetzen game and study of the martkman's art as practised by legendary target shooters at the pinnacle of the Schuetzen era. Hard cover, 6-1/4 x 9-3/8", black and white photos, 374 pages.

The Table of Contents includes the following:

  • Overview
    • Old Time Schuezenfest in a Nutshell
    • A Ticket to Shellmound Park
    • The Schuetzen Game
    • Fest Humor
    • Verein, Gesellschaft, Berzirk, or Bund?
    • How were Scuetzenfests conducted?
    • German Ring Target
    • Point Target
    • Mann Target
    • Standard American Target
    • Stich Target
    • Columbia Target
    • Programmed Events
    • Honor Target
    • Mann Target
    • Stich Target
    • Peoples Target
    • Point Target
    • Public Target
    • King Target
    • Union Targets
    • All Comers Targets
    • Election Day March
    • Team Matches
    • End of the Schuetzen Game
  • Schutzen Parks and Shooting Festivals
    • Glendale, Long Island, New York
  • Shell Mound Park, Emeryville, California
  • Butte , Montana
  • Walnut Hill, Woburn, Massachusetts
  • Davenport, Iowa
  • Uniion Hill, Union City, New Jersey
    • Notable Shooters's Rifles and Loads
  • New Glarus, Wisconsin
  • Shooters of Note
    • Harry M. Pope
    • Frec C. Ross
    • Louis P Ittel
    • William Hayes
    • Arthur Hubalek
    • Dr. Walter Hudson
    • August O. Zischang
    • Adolph Strecker
    • George Schoyen
    • Axel Peterson
    • Chris Westergaard
    • Charles W. Rowland
    • John Kelly
    • Franklin W. Mann
    • Mrs George Mannel
    • Anna Bauermann Krempel
    • Miss Lizzi Utschig
    • Chris Jansen
  • Schuetzen Rifles of the Golden Age Defined
    • Hooked Butt Plates
    • Buttstocks
    • Set Triggers
    • Palm Rest
    • Factory Schuetzen Rifels
    • Maynard
    • Ballard
    • Stevens
    • Winchester
    • Custom Rifles
    • Sights
    • How Long Would a Schuetzen Rifle Barrel Retain Accuracy
  • Loading and Shooting Gear
    • Shooter's Kit
    • Bullet Lubricating Pump
    • Breech Seating Tools
    • Bullet Starter
    • Cartridge Case Scraper
    • Re-decapping Tool
    • Wad Punches
    • Pope Universal Bullet Mold
    • Ideal Bullet Molds
    • Duplex Powder Measures
  • Old Powders and Cartridges
    • Black Powder
    • Early Smokeless Powder
    • Duplex Loading
    • Semi-Smokeless Powder
    • Black Powder Substitutes
    • Schuetzen Cartridges
    • Black Powder Cartridge Nomenclature
    • .22 Rimfire
    • .22-15-60 Stevens
    • .22 Winchester Centerfire
    • .25-20 Single Shot
    • .25-25 Stevens
    • .25-21 Stevens
    • .28-30 Stevens
    • .32-35 Stevens
    • .32-35 Stevens & Maynard
    • .32 Ideal
    • .32-40 Ballard
    • .33-47 Pope Wildcat
    • .38-55 Ballard
    • .38-50 Remington Hepburn
    • .40-50 Sharps Straight and Bottleneck
    • .40-70 Sharps Straight and Bottleneck
    • .40-65 Winchester
    • .44 and .45 Cartridges
  • The Marksman's Art of the Golden Age
    • Grains Weight vs. Grains Bulk
    • C.W. Rowland Targets
    • Other Bench Rest Targets of Note
    • Offhand Targets
    • D.W. King Jr.
    • Election Day March
    • Targets for Advertising
    • Frank Dulleck Target
  • Recreating the Marksman's Art
    • Iron Sights
    • Telescopic Sight
    • Loading Methods
    • Accuracy Tips
    • Breech Seating Bullets
    • Tapered Bullets
    • Breech-Muzzle Loading
    • Tether False Muzzle to Loading Bench
    • Tips About Shooting Dirty
    • How Should a Muzzle Loading Bullet Fit the Barrel
    • Pope Machine Rest
  • Hitting the Mark - Loading Methods of the Golden Age
    • .38-50 (Rem) Ballard Kreiger
    • The Columbia Target
    • .32-40 Ballard No. 6
    • .32-40 Ballard RKS (Cody) No. 7 BR
    • .33-47 Ballard Pope
    • .32-40 Stevens- Schoyen/Peterson
    • .38-55 Ballard (Cody) No. 8
    • .4065 Ballard (Cody) No. 7
  • Todays Shooters
    • Steve Garbe
    • Jan Prichard
    • Black Powder Cartridge Load Summary
    • Cleaing and Care of Your Rifle
    • Eds Red Bore Cleaner
    • Conclusions
  • The Role of the .22 RF in the Golden Age and Today
 
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