Mark Elliott

Category: Recreating Southern Longrifles

Charcoal Blueing a Barrel

Today, I was fortunate enough to be present for the charcoal bluing of a longrifle barrel. Richard Frazier, a former journeyman at the gunshop at

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Metal Bow Drill

I just finished making a metal bow for my watchmakers type metal bow drill. The bow itself is very simple. Unlike the ones in the

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Tools for Cutting Mouldings

On many longrifles, there are mouldings along the forearm (usually the upper forearm) and along toe of the buttstock. Most often these are simple raised

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