Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021
This is the miniature that I am told Houston made for his son.. Note the frizzen conversion to percussion and the hammer. I once had a percussion hammer by F Sell and it looked much like this hammer.
First Baptist Church Blairsville
296 Blue Ridge Street
This sanctuary is large, and everyone can spread out for COVID concerns. The program will have directions to the reception, which is only a few blocks from the church.
The reception will be at the Union Co. Community Center Ballroom, which is a gorgeous large room overlooking the gorgeous golf course and hills beyond. Again, people can spread out.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021
The lock is probably French or Dutch c.1660’s
Most of the parts are also very early except the side plate
Which is later. A bit of a mystery....
It’s not been chopped. This is the actual barrel length.
It follows the early French Calvary pistols which had longer barrels.
It must have been made up as a belt pistol. The patina is exquisite.
The only flaw was a small wood chip just back of the muzzle on the lock side.
Eric von Aschwege restored it perfecto.
Length overall is 12”