Monday, January 27, 2014

Verner Rifle

This is a A.Verner or Bucks county style rifle I just wrapped up. It has a 44" 50 caliber A weight Colerain barrel, a L&R flintlock, curly maple stock, and brass mounts. Incised carving a bit simpler than some of the originals but true to the style. Time to shoot!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dad's Southern Mountain Rifle

This 40 caliber rifle has an A weight, swamped rice barrel, Chamber's late Ketland lock, Davis double set triggers, forged iron mounts, pewter nose cap, steel ramrod, and is stocked in curly maple. It has yet to be fired, so the front sight is most likely tall.

Friday, December 13, 2013


Hand carved curly maple ladle is approximately 13" long with a 3" bowl

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Belt Knife

I just finished this bone handled knife. It has a thin 3 1/4" forged blade stamped with my mark, a pewter bolster, and steel pommel. The knife measures 7" overall. The vegetable tanned sheath is dyed dark, sewn with waxed linen thread, and accepts a 3" belt. This is razor sharp and the blade is about as thick and flexible as a fillet knife.

Deer Camp

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Early Transitional Rifle (finished)

Well other than some burnishing and a test firing, this one is done and will be on its way to the owner shortly. My focus on this build was the Christian Springs Rifles in RCA1. I wanted to do some carving but the customer didn't want it. The Rice barrel is a 44" B weight 40 caliber. The lock is a Chamber's gunmaker's lock. The butt plate and triggerguard came from Muzzleloader Builders Supply(guard reworked). The front sight with ivory inlay came from the owner. The rest of the parts I made. The stock finish was scraped, followed with a couple coats of aqua fortis, followed with about six coats of rifined linseed oil, then waxed. LOP is 14 1/2", drop is 3 5/8", and it has 1/4" cast off.