Thursday, November 13, 2014

Plain Jane

The goal here was a plain rifle. I would refer to this as a Pennsylvania Mountain rifle. It has iron Lancaster mounts. The barrel is a 42" 50 caliber Green Mountain barrel(straight octagon). The lock is a Chamber's deluxe large Siler. Davis double set triggers where reshaped a bit. The silver wrist inlay has initials "GB" engraved in with a dotted line around the edge. The stock is maple with some curl. I'm not sure if the lighter color spots on the cheek piece side of the butt stock are growth rings or what, but they came out lighter and would not absorb the stain the way the rest of the stock did. This scraped finish gives the stock a good early appearance as does the aging done on all of the metal parts.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bark Tanned Hunting Bag

This bag is made with a heavy bark tanned deer hide and hand sewn with linen thread. The linen sash/strap was hand woven by John Hardy. The patch knife was made by Hershel House(sheath I made with veg.tan). Some forming still needs to be done to hold shape.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lancaster Smoothbore

This "smoothrifle" has a 48" ,54 caliber, octagon to round barrel by Larry Horrigan. The left handed lock is a Chamber's large Siler. The butt plate and trigger guard are from Reeves Goering . The curly maple stock was shaped down from a plank. There is a 1/4" cast off and a 14 1/2" length of pull.  Wood and metal has an aged finish. This has yet to be fired and sighted in: the front sight will most likely be lowered

Neck or bag knife

This knife is about 7" overall, with a 3 5/8" cutting edge. The blade was forged from 1084, handle is curly maple with brass pins, the sheath is vegetable tanned cow hide died dark and sewn with linen thread

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Just finished this sporran up. The main body of the bag is deer skin(thick). The flap, belt loop, and heavier front face is vegetable tanned cow hide: dyed dark. The button is caribou antler.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sheath for the patch knife

This sheath is made with the same bark tanned leather as the last shooting bag. It is lined with a thin goat skin raw hide and sewn with linen thread. This one is made to be attached to shooting bag.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bark Tan Hunting Bag

This bag is made with bark tanned deer skin, lined with walnut dyed pillow ticking, and hand sewn with waxed linen thread. The rings and buckle are iron. The pockets are also lined.