This New England styled fowling piece was made by Phillip Smith of Boomer, North Carolina. This is Phillip's second gun and his first gun from a blank. This gun took the blue ribbon this year at Dixon's in the fowling piece category. Phillip hand carved the trigger guard in wood, poured a lead pattern and sand cast the brass example as seen on the gun. The buttplate was hand hammered from bar stock. The side plate, ramrod pipes, trigger and plate were also all handmade by Phillip. The barrel started out as a large blank from Rice and was profiled by Jim Hash of Appomattox, VA. The fowling gun is stocked in cherry and utilizes an English round face lock by Chambers in which subtle changes to the cock and plate have been effected.
Copy and photos supplied by James Rogers.