Just published: "Gunsmiths and Allied Tradesmen of Georgia", by Wayne T. Elliott and James B. Whisker. Noted author and firearm authority, Jim Whisker, has combined with long-time Georgia longrifle collector and student, Wayne Elliott, to produce a pioneering work on the gunsmiths who worked in Georgia during the 18th and 19th century. Included are several hundred gunsmiths and allied tradesmen, many never before identified in print as working in Georgia, as well as 30 pages of photographs of Georgia-made longrifles, pistols and related material. This 80 page 8 1/2 x 11 paperback book has been produced in a cost-effective way so that it is accessible to all who have an interest. Just $20.00, includingshipping.
Wayne T. Elliott
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Marietta, GA 30068
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(This book is an interesting read. There is a great story on William Suttles, Sr. who at the age of 91 took one of his "excellent" guns to rescue a 14 year old girl who had been captured in a Cherokee raid. Around midnight by the light of the campfire Suttles shot one of the braves "through the heart" and in the ensuing commotion rescued the girl and returned her to her family. JR)
Copy and photos supplied by Wayne Elliott.