Mark Elliott


Show display table with fraktur, hunting pouches, and powder horns.


Travel has been hard on me for some time due to one physical challenge or another.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and my personal health situation,  I decided to cancel all my event and travel plans for 2020.   Unfortunately,  2021 is not looking a lot better.   At this time,  I am not planning on attending any 2021 events either.   I am currently planning on attending the Gun Makers Fair in Kempton, PA in 2022.    Until then,  everything I make on spec will be posted on this web site, ALR, CLA, and Etsy.   Of course,  I continue to accept bespoke work.  I appreciate your continued patronage.

Gunmakers Faire at Kempton, PA

July 29, 30 & 31, 2022

Kempton Community Center
83 Community Center Drive
Kempton, PA

Only 5 miles past Dixon’s Muzzleloading Shop where this event was formally held for 37 years.   Featuring Seminars, Demonstrations, Gunmakers, Artisans, Horners, Living History Reenactors and vendors of 18th and 19th century muzzleloading culture.   There will be rifle and accounterment judging and awards.   Modern and primative camping will be available on site.

I am planning on attending all three days of the fair and presenting a demonstration on screw making in the 18th century.  I will be making a lock screw in the traditional maker and drilling and taping a hole for the screw using period correct tools and techniques.  I hope to have table for my wares, but I am currently on a waiting list.