Monday, September 27, 2010

Ken Gahagan American Musket

In the tradition of the early 1690's French military muskets and trade guns: here is Ken Gahagans "Assembled American musket ca. 1715"

The barrel by Ed Rayl is .60 caliber smoothbore, 46" long, breech is 11/16". The Iron butt plate, trigger guard, pipes, side plate, trigger plate and trigger were all hand forged by Mr. Gahagan. The Rifle Shoppe lock/ castings from an antique ca.1680 was assembled by Jess and Mike Melot.

This is a very unique contemporary gun with a truly historical flavor. Ken's work whether it be furniture, guns or knives is always fantastic. One of our most formidable artists.




























Copy and photographs by Robert Weil.

2 comments:

  1. Great gun, is it for sale or can you make another one of the same type for me if not? Thanks, Dan.Dudley@verizon.net

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  2. Great gun. I'll bet it's long sold. If not, send me a mail, karl.seidl@charter.net

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