Friday, April 21, 2017

Knife Sheath by Joe Mills with a Jeff Helms Knife





Photos by Jan Riser.

39th Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show

This will be my son's first show with me. It is never to early to start a father-son tradition. 

Friday-Saturday April 21-22, 2017 
Jubilee Banquet Facility 
6700 Jubilee Center Way Knoxville, TN 37912  

This is a collectors’ meeting and is not promoted to the general public. We welcome all those who are interested in the preservation of the American long rifle
Join us for this 39th annual Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show.
Kentucky Rifles, pistols and related accouterments only.
No cartridge weapons permitted.
Questions?
Contact Wayne Elliott, 770-823-2970 Email: tnkyrifle@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ax by Frank Kobilis








Photographed at the 2016 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

39th Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show

We are working to finish a few projects and will be leaving shortly.

Friday-Saturday April 21-22, 2017 
Jubilee Banquet Facility 
6700 Jubilee Center Way Knoxville, TN 37912  

This is a collectors’ meeting and is not promoted to the general public. We welcome all those who are interested in the preservation of the American long rifle
Join us for this 39th annual Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show.
Kentucky Rifles, pistols and related accouterments only.
No cartridge weapons permitted.
Questions?
Contact Wayne Elliott, 770-823-2970 Email: tnkyrifle@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Matchlocks by Brian Anderson and Apprentice

l was approached last fall by a young man wishing to learn to build muzzleloading guns; He had little background using tools but had done extensive research in european museums on early arms.

He had a particular fascination with the earliest handheld, cheeckstock, sighted, snapping matchlocks circa 1480 - 1500. l hadn't ventured that early in my experimenting and had a couple of semi-appropriate, short, largebore barrels setting in a corner waiting for an excuse, so we had a project. We would each build one - side by side at the bench.

Intermittently through the fall and winter (interrupted for a couple of months by a shop fire) we built these two. Both are snapping matchlocks; the blockier one about 1500, the other 1515-35?.

The triggers are buttons on the side of the stock; one operated by the forefinger of the right hand and the other by the second finger of the left or forward hand (both are a comfortable access). 
Actually quite reliable and fun to shoot.








Copy and photos supplied by Brian Anderson.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Powder Flask by Scott Sibley

Powder flask copied from an original. It measures 4 inches wide by 9 inches deep. Metal spout and rings. Carved front. Leather simulated repair. Aged!

$85. plus $13.60 priority shipping in the continental USA.

Contact artriser@mindspring.com for more information.




Photos by Jan Riser.