Monday, August 1, 2016

2016 CLF Auction Item: Cased Pistol by Tom Greco

There is always something appealing about a cased pistol set. This one is especially so because Tom Greco has added a touch of the all-American Woodbury School to the a fine American pistol. The flintlock pistol features a .50 caliber cannon barrel and brass guard and thimbles, a sterling silver thumbpiece and a coin silver washers for the lock screws. The barrel and guard are gracefully adorned with engraving by Hershel House and tastefully aged by John House. Artist Joe Seabolt contributed a well built gentleman's patch knife to this set. Tom Greco made the flat horn with bone buttplate. The pistol has wire inlay commemorating the 2016 CLA anniversary.

This Pistol set is in a Tom's handmade cherry box with walnut stain. It measures about 8 inches deep, 20 inches long and 5 inches high. The top lid is embellished with a sterling silver plate and coin silver adorned. The box plate can be engraved with the buyer's initials by Hershel House if requested. The inside has flake felt, and various sections that hold the pistol, horn knife, turned wood bullet and patch containers and a small leather pouch with a ball puller and hand turned bison horn brush and vent pick.

Dick Greensides at Pecatonnica River donated the stock

Tom states "I chose to make this set as my donation, first because it is a special year for the CLA and second I am honored to work such great talented artists. I donated this set to help support the CLA because I believe this is a great place for many very talented artists/artisans to express their talent and also for the younger generation to continue this tradition.

Tom is a repeat donor to the auction and can be contacted by email at

Copy by Heinz Ahlers and Tom Greco with photos supplied by CLF.

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