Featured Shot Pouches, Powder Horns, Fraktur & Flintlock Longrifles

Welcome

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. On this page you will find my latest longrifles, shot pouches, powders horns and fraktur. Please check out my Gallery to the left to explore more examples of my work.

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.

Early Virginia Shot Pouch & Powder Horn

Pouch #20 with Horn #20 - Early VA style shot pouch with an early VA style powder horn with a turned antler tip and turned base plug
Pouch #20 with Horn #20 – Early VA style shot pouch with an early VA style powder horn with a turned antler tip and turned base plug

Fraktur

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.

Fraktur Illustrations

Purely decorative contemporary fraktur water color of a green parot and a fireworks of flowers mounted in a hand painted frame.
Purely decorative contemporary fraktur water color of a green parot and a fireworks of flowers mounted in a hand painted frame.

Longrifles

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.

Gun #17 – Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia Rifle

Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia Rifle - Right Full

Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia Rifle - Right Half

Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia Rifle - Cheek