Monday, February 29, 2016

Jud Brennan's Hawkin Pistol for Gary James

Mr. James has written a complete article on this piece 
in the Feb, 2016 issue of  Guns and Ammo magazine.

Anniversary: End of an Era

The blog previewed on February 8, 2008 and we started posting daily on February 29, 2008. It has been 8 years since we began posting everyday. We have missed posting 3 days in those 8 years and all of those days were in 2015. We now have over 2+ million viewers since we began counting. Sitemeter has listed over 2,200,000 visitors. This is the counter at the bottom of the page. The invisible counter is Stat Counter who logs list 3,086,243 visitors with 6,875,000 page views. There have been over 46,000 photos posted. We have showcased over 800 makers. 

We have decided to stop posting daily. The blog has become more of a task rather than the joy it once was. The posting daily is just too time consuming. In addition to the time spent it cost us money to produce and will continue to cost us money to keep on-line. We will keep it active so you can continue to look in the archives. We will attempt to post once a week and will continue to take photos  of the people and the displays at the shows. We still welcome the photos and articles you send us to post. 

We thank our viewers. We thank the people that sent us items to post. We thank those who stop by the shows and express their appreciation for the blog. We are grateful for all the people we have met and the friends we have made.

So do not think the blog is going away, it isn't. The blog is going into a different phase.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Canadien Assomption Sash by Guillaume Marcotte

A small Assomption sash of 3 3/4" by 48", plus 27" of fringes.

It has been a few years since we have heard from Guillaume. He is back weaving part time. More of his work can be found on his Facebook page here.

Copy and photo supplied by Guillaume Marcotte.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Knife by Hershel House

Photographed at the 2014 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show by Jan Riser.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hudson Valley Fowler by Ken Gahagan

The architecture and carving of this piece is based on an original. The mounts on the original were English but for this example I made Dutch mounts. The butt plate is hand swaged from  sheet. The lock is a new Dutch style lock from The Rifle Shoppe and barrel is a 52" 20 gauge all round from Getz. 

Copy and photos supplied by Ken Gahagan.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Gerald Neaves for Vincent Nolt 1981

24 3/4", 40% scale
Copied from a rifle owned by Vincent Nolt.
Gerald made many of the tools needed to create his miniatures.

Photographed at the 2014 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show by Jan Riser.