I am Mark Elliott and I have many interests, but for the past 40 years or so, I have been recreating flintlock longrifles and their associated shot pouches and powder horns. This site is dedicated to those interests as well as fraktur.
Please Note: I am no longer accepting orders for firearms or taking firearm repair and conservation work. I am focusing on shot pouches and powder horns as well as fraktur.
Shot Pouches & Powder Horns
While my focus has been on flintlock longrifles for many years, I have made many more pouches and powder horns than rifles. In fact, I was doing leather work before I made my first gun. I confine myself to relatively simple, historically correct, shot pouches and powder horns that would have been carried with traditional muzzleloading firearms. Below is my latest early Virginia style shot pouch with a appropriate early Virginia style horn based on one from Jay Hopkins new book.
I addition to the shot pouches and powder horns, I also do Fraktur. Fraktur is a 18th and 19th century form of illuminated manuscripts common to the German-American communities. Below is one of my latest fraktur illustrations.
My latest flintlock rifle, shown below, is a 1775-1785 Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia rifle based on a rifle well documented in the Journal of Historical Armsmaking Technology (JHAT) Volume II. This is the third version I have made of this style of rifle. I plan to build one more for myself.