Category: Portfolio

  • Gun # 17 – Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia Longrifle

    Gun # 17 – Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia Longrifle

    An Early Virginia Longrifle This is a 1775-1785 Augusta/Rockbridge County, Virginia longrifle based on the two rifles documented by Wallace Gusler in the Journal of Historical Arms Making Technology, Volume II (JHAT II). The patchbox and its engraving is an original design extrapolated from the boxes on the guns documented in JHAT II as well […]

  • Gun #16 – Early Jacob Dickert Flintlock Longrifle

    Gun #16 – Early Jacob Dickert Flintlock Longrifle

    Best of Class This is a rifle in the style of an early Jacob Dickert. It shares characteristics with the Moravian rifle makers at Christian Springs. This rifle has been slightly aged per the wishes of the customer. This rifle was awarded the Best of Class ribbon in Master-Traditional at the 2016 Dixon’s Gunmakers Fair. […]

  • Firearms Photography 101

    Firearms Photography 101

    As I am no longer doing photo shoots for others, I thought that I would share what I have learned about firearms photography so that others can duplicate it. Here is a link to a .PDF document that will guide you through how to take professional quality photographs of firearms and accouterments: Firearms Photography 101 […]

  • 18th Century Style Mens’ Pocketbook

    18th Century Style Mens’ Pocketbook

    Not too long ago, my osteopath told me I needed to take my overstuffed wallet out of my back pocket and ditch it. It was pretty ratty anyway; almost worn through in places. I shopped around for a replacement but just couldn’t find anything just right. I needed to carry my drivers license, registration, proof […]

  • Late Colonial Powder Horn

    Late Colonial Powder Horn

      This powder horn was made from a raw horn in a late colonial style. I scraped it down, carved and filed the spout in the traditional manner. The plain domed base plug was carved from pine and held in place with wooden pegs. I turned the stopper from a scrap piece of curly maple. […]

  • Gun #12 – An Iron Mounted Virginia Chunk Gun

    Gun #12 – An Iron Mounted Virginia Chunk Gun

    An Unusual Iron Mounted Rifle The longrifle shown here is an iron mounted chunk gun with stylistic elements found on guns from the Augusta/Rockbridge area of Virginia down into southwest Virginia. This rifle includes a four-piece iron patchbox and a faceted trigger guard and thimbles similar to a couple of rifles from Wallace Gusler’s step-toe […]

  • Tin Powder Measure Set

    Tin Powder Measure Set

    This is a powder measure set that I created for Bag #12. It consists of a tin-plated steel powder measure, pan brush and vent pick.  The pan brush is horse hair with a tin ferrule and the vent pick is made of music wire.   Three flats are ground on the end of the vent pick […]