Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ron Luckenbill for Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass in The Revenant

This is the gun that I built for Leonardo DiCaprio to use in his portrayal of Hugh Glass in The Revenant movie.  The movie will be released to the general public on Jan 8, 2016.  I have been getting a number of  request for photos of the gun, but was restricted from posting them until the movie release. 

I was contacted in July of 2014 by the prop master for the movie relative to building two guns exactly alike.  They were initially interested in an Angstadt rifle that I had on my web site, but I just sold the gun and it was no longer available.  After discussion other possible guns they decided to go with this Bucks Co gun that I had in stock.  I then built an exact duplicate and had both guns in British Columbia by the end of August.  It was exciting to be involved in a project like this.  I like many others am waiting to see the gun in the movie.  I hope it helps to raise awareness of the sport of muzzleloading. 

 Copy and photos supplied by Ron Luckenbill of Recreating History.

Popular Blog Post : 2015

More pictures of this popular post of the Jim Parker rifle can be found here.

Photos supplied by Jim Parker of Calvary Longrifles.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

What's In Your Bag, Brian Barker?

Here is an outfit I am sending to a customer. I made him a rifle earlier this year and he ask me to make a pouch and horn set for him. I sent some photo's of horns and bags that I had made along with a photo of my personal outfit. Well as usual he wanted my horn and bag. I had already sold most of my stuff off so I had to make some new things to put in and make it complete. Now I wonder how long it will take me to get another set made.

Copy and photos supplied by Brian Barker.

Popular Blog Post: 2015

This Jack DuPrey rifle from the Gary Ganas Collection was the third most popular post of 2015.

More photos can be seen here.

Photos by Jan Riser.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Eric von Ashwege

This fowler is based heavily upon originals by Phineas Sawyer and Thomas Earle in Harvard, Massachusetts.  Built in the 1770's, many original fowlers were pressed into militia service during the Revolutionary War.  New England fowlers shared many traits with early French Fusil de Chasse, particularly the sweeping curved architecture through the buttstock.  This one sports a 46" 16gauge barrel, a fancy piece of dense cherry, and custom hand made buttplate, triggerguard, and sideplate.  Finished with a slight patina for a light and warm feel!  This fowler won multiple ribbons at Dixon's gunmakers fair. 

"This is a fowler that I would be proud to have on My table" - the late David Dodds; gunsmith, mentor, and friend.  

Popular Blog Post: 2015

New Work by Jim Chambers was the second most popular post of 2015.

More images can be seen here.

Photos by Jan Riser.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Shawl Broach for Lin Van Alstine by Glen Mock

Photos supplied by Glen Mock.

Popular Blog Post: 2015

This knife by Steve Auvenshine is the most popular blog post from 2015 and can be found here.

Photo by Jan Riser.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Powder Measure by Ed Schweinfurth

Photographed at the 2015 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Around the Web: American Indian Tomahawks by Harold L. Peterson

American Indian Tomahawks by Harold L. Peterson is now online from The Smithsonian here. Multiple download options are offered.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Belt Knife by Charlie Wallingford

BELT/CAMP KNIFE - 4 1/2 inch blade with a pewter bolsteran engraved sterling silver pommel and a crown antler handle. Overall length is 8 3/4 inches. A hand stitched vegetable tanned leather sheath with a four inch belt loop is included.

Copy and photos from Charles Wallingford Knives.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Hershel House Rifle with a Jack Hubbard Hunting Pouch

A Hershel House rifle, I found at an estate sale.  It was in pieces, so I rebuilt it.  It's with a Jack Hubbard pouch.  The old horn form the Ganas collection.  

Copy and photo by Phil Beers.