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  • Jun 3, 2011
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    I got this off ebay a couple weeks back. Very happy with it.

    I just don't see many shooting kits.

    The scorebook has dates ranging from 1937 through 1940. Also appears to have competed at various distances ranging 200-1,000 yards.

    What I like about this case, you can see either where Mechling or some other shooter, put in reinforcing wood inserts to help make it stronger. You can still see the pencil marks.

    There was a serial number recorded in the scorebook, 1,467,120. The name on box (Mechling) matches the serial number being sold to him on 9/9/1936.

    Mechling purchased 4 other rifles in the 1930s.

    1,314,392 Style T on 9/28/1933

    1,411,120 A1 National Match on 12/7/1933

    1,406,819 NRA Sporter on 9/9/1936 (same time he purchased the rifle he used to compete with).

    1,498,333 A1 National Match on 9/15/1937

    I'd love for any of these rifles to surface, but who knows if they ever will.

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    easy

    Junior Member
    Nov 25, 2011
    65
    SEOK
    Very similar to my Dad's USMC shooting box. Only his was made of wood. Only ever seen one other. Sold for a premium on ebay.
     

    aeubank2

    Junior Member
    Jan 30, 2022
    27
    I got this off ebay a couple weeks back. Very happy with it.

    I just don't see many shooting kits.

    The scorebook has dates ranging from 1937 through 1940. Also appears to have competed at various distances ranging 200-1,000 yards.

    What I like about this case, you can see either where Mechling or some other shooter, put in reinforcing wood inserts to help make it stronger. You can still see the pencil marks.

    There was a serial number recorded in the scorebook, 1,467,120. The name on box (Mechling) matches the serial number being sold to him on 9/9/1936.

    Mechling purchased 4 other rifles in the 1930s.

    1,314,392 Style T on 9/28/1933

    1,411,120 A1 National Match on 12/7/1933

    1,406,819 NRA Sporter on 9/9/1936 (same time he purchased the rifle he used to compete with).

    1,498,333 A1 National Match on 9/15/1937

    I'd love for any of these rifles to surface, but who knows if they ever will.

    9Sg5J5Ml.jpg


    phZKDaVl.jpg


    OQv9aj1l.jpg


    v91SFdol.jpg


    wnNpmkfl.jpg


    3IUZrdKl.jpg


    LJjheRWl.jpg


    2eZUwdZl.jpg
    That's pretty cool, thanks for sharing.
     

    mawkie

    C&R Whisperer
    Sep 28, 2007
    3,916
    Catonsville
    I love a good accessory and anything PJ O'Hare is gold. This is amazing, something I've never seen before. Great score.
     

    mawkie

    C&R Whisperer
    Sep 28, 2007
    3,916
    Catonsville
    I'll happily take the comments as a compliment! I love accessories like this and think they're overlooked all too often. Bundle this with a National Match 1903 Springfield and maybe a cool shooting jacket and you have a nearly 100 yr old snapshot of Camp Perry.
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    Park ranger

    Active Member
    Dec 6, 2015
    1,828
    In the dope book, it says "Pres". I bet that is the President 100 fired at camp perry Ohio.
     

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