Change of Direction

This is to announce a change of direction in my business. Effective immediately, I will not take any more gun work; new guns, repairs and conservation work, or firearms photography. I will complete the contracts I have, but take no new work. I have come to the conclusion that the risk is too great to continue doing gun work for money. I will still do work for myself, family, and friends, but only has a hobby.

Instead of the gun work, I will concentrate on making shot pouches, powder horns, and fraktur. My perception is that this work is less risky, cheaper to pursue and more profitable. My intention is to create work of my choosing from historic examples and then put the work up for sale on my web site and on the CLA web site. If I build up an inventory, then I may attend a few shows. As always, I will entertain bespoke work. If you have a leather or horn project, drop me a line using the Contact page. Some of my favorite work has been created as a collaboration between myself and the client.

Thank you for your support,

Mark Elliott