Thursday, December 31, 2020

Fess Parker, Mazurki, Hunnicutt, MacMurray Flintlock Rifle


An original, circa 1820 Kentucky flintlock rifle that was used in one sequence by Fess Parker as Davy Crocketft, among others..:

It was Lot #85 in the 2007 Stembridge Gun Auction.  It was stamped by Stembridge, "520" on the left side of the barrel and is about .40 caliber.

It was used by

  • Fess Parker as Davy Crockett in one sequence of Part 1, where he's hunting Chief Red Stick in Florida.
  • Mike Mazurki as Bigfoot Mason in the shooting match with Fess in Part 2
  • Arthur Hunnicutt as Davy Crockett in "The Last Command"
  • Fred MacMurray as Meriwether Lewis in "The Far Horizons".

For more information contact Robert Weil at

Supplied copy and photos.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

"Assembled" Blunderbuss Pistol from the Collection of Brian Godwin


"A 42cm English iron barrelled blunderbuss pistol, c1690. The iron barrel, lock trigger and trigger guard are from from a pistol made by London gunmaker John Dafte (1668-c1709). The lock has traces of strawberry leaf engraving overall and is signed I Dafte. It is fitted with a small dog-catch and the original side-nails have been retained. The 23.8 cm iron barrel is formed in two stages, octagonal at the breech, separated by a ring moulding, then round to the muzzle, which is strongly flared The left side of the breech is stamped with London proof marks and the makers initials ID. The pistol would have originally had an iron butt cap, side-plate and ramrod pipes, all of which have been discarded when it was re-stocked. The walnut stock is roughly carved to pistol shape with the original trigger and guard utilised. The guard is nailed on. The fore-stock has a hidden channel for a ramrod, cut beneath the barrel.

The pistol was found in a local flea market 30 years ago, bought from a dealer who acquired items from surrounding farms. The stock has some age to it and the fact that the trigger guard is nailed-on suggests that it was assembled a very long time ago, perhaps for use as a bird scarer, but this is just speculation."

Copy and photos supplied by Brian Godwin.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Cookware by Hershel House with Knife by Joe Seabolt

Cookware used on Christmas Day 2020.

The large fork (2nd from bottom) is used daily.

The strainer is like a piece of sculpture.

Antique handwoven textile.

Photography by Jan Riser.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas

Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas


Art, Jan and Robert

Thursday, December 24, 2020



Photography by Jan Riser.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Bag by Frank Willis with Original


Original (left) with Frank Willis copy (right)

Frank Willis


Frank Willis

Photography by Jan Riser.

Wayne Elliott

Wayne and Boo Elliott

It is with great sorry we report that Wayne Elliott dies on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.


Eternal rest grant unto Wayne, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Wayne's Display

Randal Pierce and Wayne

Art Riser and Wayne

Wayne and Boo

Tuesday, December 22, 2020