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


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.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christian Spring after Andreas Albrecht

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.

Virginia Rifle

This rifle was built for a friend from Canada. It was based on an original rifle from the Virginia area built in the 4th quarter of the 18th century. The rifle was dubbed "woodsrunner" by Earl Lanning. This copy was built without a patch box, in walnut.....a no frills working gun, light weight and easy to shoulder. The owner says it is a delight to shoot.