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    Default Does anybody remember the Mercury Gun Club in Aston?

    Took a walk back to the old Mercury Gun Club remains yesterday. I was never there when it was operating. I *think* it closed down in the early 90's.

    Anybody have the full story of this club?

    Thanks for sharing if you do, would absolutely love to hear it!

    (I have some pics of the clubhouse on another camera, will hopefully post them tomorrow)









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    Default Re: Does anybody remember the Mercury Gun Club in Aston?

    Where in aston, who now owns the property?

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    Default Re: Does anybody remember the Mercury Gun Club in Aston?

    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    Where in aston, who now owns the property?
    It's (was) back behind the Applebee's. A holding company owns it now.

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    Default Re: Does anybody remember the Mercury Gun Club in Aston?

    That's where Scrapplebees harvests their appetizers.
    I see stupid people, they're everywhere, they don't even know they're stupid

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    Default Re: Does anybody remember the Mercury Gun Club in Aston?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig_Dude View Post
    It's (was) back behind the Applebee's. A holding company owns it now.
    Ok thats way down 452. We used to 4x4 at the aston fire trails ( I think thats what they were called)
    that was back in the 80s.

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    Default Re: Does anybody remember the Mercury Gun Club in Aston?

    The Mercury Gun Club property was owned by Sun Oil and the club was part of the recreation benefit for being an employee of that company. The land became very valuable over the years and Sun sold the property to a developer that had big ideas for the parcel that apparently did not go as expected. By the way, you had to be an employee of Sun to use the range or a guest. The parcel of land was also used by a hunting dog training facility that apparently rented the property from Sun for that purpose.

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    Default Re: Does anybody remember the Mercury Gun Club in Aston?

    There are a few big deer inhabiting the woodlot behind Applebee's.

    In my youth, older guys went there for local small game and to train dogs.
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    Default Re: Does anybody remember the Mercury Gun Club in Aston?

    What's the range over towards Brookhaven? Hear lots of gunfire sometimes down near Chester Creek? Somewhere off Duttons Mill Rd. Is it public?

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    Default Re: Does anybody remember the Mercury Gun Club in Aston?

    Delco field and stream. Also a private club. There are a few members here that belong.

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    Default Re: Does anybody remember the Mercury Gun Club in Aston?

    Ok thanks Bogey. In my job I sometimes have some downtime and hang out in the Lowes/Shoprite lot and hear shooting. Wondered where it came from.

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