|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|
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
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.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
This rifle qualifies as a one of a kind piece. The barrel was copied from an original taken from a 1760s rifle. The handmade lock was also patterned from an original of the same period. The butt plate and trigger guard were sand cast, and the ramrod thimbles are made with "stepped" inside diameter, yielding a continuously tapered ramrod. Stained with aqua fortis and finished with leaded linseed oil, this "slightly antiqued" piece contains the best features of period gunsmithing.