Saturday, October 5, 2013

Coming Soon.....William Antes rifle!

I'm back in the shop and finishing a copy of  this great gun.

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

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Walnut stock blanks for sale

These are premium walnut blanks, air dried for 3 years, and ready for use. All but #1 (2 1/2") are 3" thick, and suitable for 48" barrels. The grain is very tight, and will darken quite nicely when oiled. $95 each plus shipping. I also have more to saw into turning blanks and powder horn butt plugs, as well as more nice blanks available. More photos available upon request.I have several nice blanks on hand..Thanks...Dan

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Currently Available Rifle


Not a bench copy, but capturing the essence of the original
A Rice 54 cal. barrel, Chambers round faced English lock, and stocked in walnut, this 8 lb. gun is truly a "woods runner."........This item has sold.......Thanks.......Dan

Monday, October 31, 2011

Accouterments

An original 18th century horn with nice patina. The natural color is greenish brown, and the strap is linen. The butt is 3 1/2" across, and the spout is nicly facetted.  Horns like this were common working horns, and this one has been "sealed" so it can be used again.
This is my favorite hunting outfit. The bag was made by my friend Joe Mills, and the knife by Charlie Wallingford. The original horn has a very unique plug. It was turned with a long diameter to match the horn, seperated by a deep vee groove.
I also make bags and horns. This set features a horn I copied from an original, with the facetted spout extending back into the body. The bag is sewn with a saddle stitch, and lined with red wool. All buckles are antiques from old harness. The knife came from Curt Lyles.