I get lots of requests for appraisals on antique rifles. Consequently, I felt I should make a general blog and FAQ post on the subject. In order to properly estimate the value of an antique firearm, it must be closely inspected, in person, including disassembly. Additionally, you should seek out an appraiser who routinely buys … Continue reading Appraising Antique Firearms
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?
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!)
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!)
First off, thank you for your interest in my work. I have a particular fondness for iron mounted southern rifles; particularly the guns made in the region from Rockbridge County Virginia southwest into East Tennessee. I am currently concentrating on building rifles of Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee; but I welcome orders for any flintlock … Continue reading How do I order a custom firearm?
This document is not intended to provide detailed instruction in the loading and shooting of a traditional muzzle loading weapon or substitute for personal shooting instruction by an experienced muzzle loading shooter. It is assumed that the novice muzzle loading shooter will seek proper instruction before using their new custom firearm. Shooting Never use anything … Continue reading Care & Use of a Muzzleloading Firearm