How Much Does a Longrifle, Shot Pouch, or Powder Horn Cost?

When I tell people what I do, they invariably ask how much I would charge them to make them a longrifle, shot pouch or powder horn. Usually, they are disappointed once I tell them.   The sad truth is that good custom work costs a lot and the craftsman still doesn’t make much money. I am … Continue reading How Much Does a Longrifle, Shot Pouch, or Powder Horn Cost?

Gun #17 – 1770-1775 Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia Longrifle

This is going to be a carved and engraved longrifle for my brother based on the early Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia longrifle documented by Wallace Gusler in the Journal of Historical Armsmaking Technology (JHAT) Volume 2.  This Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia longrifle, by an unknown maker, probably dates from 1770-1775.   I am using a slightly earlier style lock and … Continue reading Gun #17 – 1770-1775 Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia Longrifle

Personal 1775-1785 Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia Longrifle

This was going to be a completely handmade rifle, but I have given in to realities of my health. I think a forge welded barrel is beyond me. So now, this is going to be made with a commercial lock and barrel. It still will be a highly carved and engraved rifle for my personal … Continue reading Personal 1775-1785 Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia Longrifle

Silver Mounted Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia Pistol

I have wanted to do a fancy silver mounted pistol to match one of my personal rifles, and I would have more to work with using the Early Augusta/Rockbridge rifle as a template. The problem is that I have never seen a fancy rifled pistol that early in Virginia, not less a silver mounted one. … Continue reading Silver Mounted Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia Pistol

Lifetime Warranty (Please Read!)

All my work carries a lifetime warranty(my lifetime – which may or may not be that long) against defects in MY workmanship. Any such defects will be remedied by repairs or replacement at my discretion. Any other problems due to abuse, accident, lack of proper maintenance, or failure of parts/materials from third parties will be … Continue reading Lifetime Warranty (Please Read!)

Shipping & Deposit Policies (Please Read!)

In order to make my life easier and make sure there are no misunderstandings regarding charges and fees associated with commissioned work, I have set out the following standard terms. All items will be insured as available when shipped. Shipping for small items will be via USPS Priority Mail unless other arrangements are made. The … Continue reading Shipping & Deposit Policies (Please Read!)

Late Flint Virginia Shot Pouch & Powder Horn

I just finished this shot pouch and powder horn for a Virginian headed south to the Texas fight for independence. It represents late flint pouch from the central Valley of Virginia, and is based on an example from Rockingham Co, VA as documented by Madison Grant in his book on hunting pouches. The horn is … Continue reading Late Flint Virginia Shot Pouch & Powder Horn