Fort Roberdeau 18th Century Marketfaire and Rifle Frolic
" Village Restorations and Consulting, Inc., the National Muzzleloading Rifle Association and the Getz Barrel Company are pleased to announce the Fort Roberdeau 18th Century Marketfaire and Rifle Frolic. This event will be held at Ft. Roberdeau in Altoona, Pennsylvania on October 11-12, 2013. If you are an artisan or sutler, we have space left to accommodate you. The shoot will be held in conjunction with the market fair at the neighboring Altoona Rifle and Pistol Gun Club.
Tour the 1770′s Fort!
18th Century Sutlers Childern’s Colonial Games Period Demonstrations: Blacksmithing, Horn Smithing, Rifle Making, Stone Carving, Log Hewing, Period Cooking, Spinning
Various Woods Walks – Rifle, pistol, knife and hawk throw and fire-starting.
On the Line Shooting – Daily Prizes in Off-hand, Chunk Gun, Trade Gun, Traditional Pistol, Cross-sticks, plus Novelty and In-line Rifle. Chunk Gun and Light Chunk Gun.
Open sights, shaders allowed, no in-line actions or sealed ignitions, no false muzzles. 14 pound limit on light chunk gun weight.
When Robert Weil started collecting images for the Contemporary Makers book in 1973 the challenge to record contemporary gun work was daunting. Gathering material was difficult and time consuming. Few makers thought that there was any value in published documentation of their work. Electronic publishing has changed all that. Having a website or having one's work available to view on the internet is becoming a necessity. In spite of all the potential to finally have a true overview of what's being produced by the artists of today, a great deal of work still remains covered up and basically unknown. Our role is to make an effort to document some portion of what’s going on today. To comment on the established makers and to uncover the unknown. We welcome your comments and suggestions and look to you our readers to make us aware of the talented makers out there. Art and Jan Riser Robert Weil and The Makers