Thursday, August 3, 2017

Al Coon's 40 cal target rifle, using recycled hardware from a 19th century Indiana muzzle loader. 

Al made the barrel and plans to use this at table shoots. The first 4 shots at 30 yards could be covered with a siver dollar

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sunday, August 17, 2014

  This years CLA annual show was a great time. So many talented craftsman in one building is wonderful. Thanks to all of you who came by our table to view my work and say hello. I'm ready to get back to work on the next early Virginia rifle stocked in walnut.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

William Antes

      William Antes was born in 1735. He worked in Philadelphia for a period of time, and moved to Northumberland County in 1781. There are only 4 pieces by his hand that have been published, to my knowledge. The original rifle had a 47" barrel. I chose to use a 44" barrel, and scale down the rifle to match.
The Lancaster patch box, truncated C scroll, and "Bucks County" curve serve to make this piece unique amoung the rifles coming from colonial America, as well as a graceful, well balanced shooter. 



Sunday, October 21, 2012

I made the bag from veg tanned calf hide, and it is all hand stitched. I made the Berks screw tipped horn at a horn workshop with Art DeCamp. The measure is from some antlers I had in the shop, and the knife was made by Charlie Wallingford. The set is based on an original.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Jacob Dickert

I have always liked this rifle of Dickert's, and so I decided to copy it as an addition for my display table. The rifle features a 41" barrel, customized lock including the cock and lock plate, custom made double set triggers, and sheet brass patch box and ramrod thimbles. I tried to capture the "flavor" of the original, as well as it's ease of handeling and balance. I would be glad to build you one just like it, just give me a shout!....Thanks...Dan

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cased pistol with accouterments

All items, including the case, were made in my shop.
The pistol is based on Wm. Henry's "Nazareth". It is trimmed in sterling silver and stocked in Ohio walnut. The cleaning rod and round patch box are cocobola. The turnscrew is O-1 tool steel handled with ivory. The powder flask is brass over copper, and throws 25 grains. The oil vessel is brass. The case is quartered oak, and lined with English baize wool. I can provide you with any of the items in this set, or a custom lined case for your pistol. Feel free to call anytime.     Dan