Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Simple Pistol




This one has an 8" 50 caliber smoothbore barrel that I made from an old rifled pistol barrel, Chamber's small Queen Anne lock, Walnut stock with brass mounts

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Latest Projects



The small belt knife has a blade forged from 1085 steel, caribou slabs, a pewter band and bolster. The sheath is veg.tan.
The bark tanned fowling bag is one I just wrapped up to go with the N.England fowler.
This pistol I'm just getting going on. The barrel I made from and old octagonal rifled pistol barrel. It is now an 8" stepped round 50 caliber smoothbore. The lock is a small Queen Anne. Walnut stock is just starting to take shape.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NE Fowler

This is the New England fowler I'd been waiting to build for myself for quite sometime. It has a plain maple stock, Chamber's colonial lock, Netting 54" 54 cal. smoothbore barrel (I milled the side flats), the brass butt plate and trigger guard are from TOW and where modified and engraved. The pipes are from Mold and Gun Shop. The side plate I made. My trigger and wrist inlay are from an original (-the trigger plate). Stock is scraped. I antiqued the whole thing up some. Balances and shoots great.





Thursday, May 28, 2015

Southern Mountain









This is a rifle I finished up last month. It has a 50 caliber swamped Rice barrel, Chamber's late Ketland flintlock, curly maple stock, and iron mounts.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Original Underhammer







I got this underhammer in a while back for repairs. It needed a new nipple, front sight, ramrod, and some minor stock cracks looked after. It is a 34 caliber and still has nice rifling. The grey streaks at the toe of the stock appear to be some pretty old grey paint. Brass inlays with no engraving.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Georgian Pistol






I still need to burnish around the carvings on this, and I may buff the stock back some to lighten the color and add depth

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pistol in the Works


This one I'm currently working on. It is based on a 1690's Georgian. I made the butt cap from sheet brass(this still needs a lot of work smoothing it out, tightening gaps, and engraving). The Trigger, trigger plate, side plate, and belt clip I also made. Other parts are from Muzzleloader Builder's Supply. This has an 8" 62 caliber smooth barrel and Chamber's small Queen Anne lock. There is still a bunch of shaping and other work to be done. This will have an antique look and finish.