Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021

J&S Hawken by Louie Parker

The wood finish is AF and Tried and True. The barrel is blued and other metal is a grayish finish.. The overall length is a bit over 26 inches.

The rifle was copied mainly after the Gamble  family J&S.. With a little help from three other J&S rifles and maybe a bit I picked up other places.

I want to acknowledge some help I had on this project from two friends.   Howard (Gene) Kendall volunteered to do the mill work on the barrel. Which I quickly accepted.  He did a great job.  Jim Kebler went to a lot of trouble to find me the perfect piece of wood. He did a great job  also.  Without  this wood it would be a much lesser rifle.  My thanks to both of  these fellows...  Louie  Parker

Copy and photos supplied by Louie Parker.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

"The Rifleman" by Earl Lanning


Ralph Marcum

Ralph W. Marcum, age 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Delbert and Bertha (Morris) Marcum.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Mertie (Bowman) Marcum; his daughter, Tonya Combs and her husband Dion, and grandson, Dalton Combs.

Eternal rest grant unto Ralph, 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.

Copy and color photo from here.

More information about Ralph can be found here with photos.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Portrait of a Lady in Profile by John Blount


Property from the Estate of Margaret P. Gregory

John S. Blunt

1798 - 1835

oil on panel

circa 1825

Height 22 1/2 in. by Width 19 1/4 in.

Estimate: $6,000-$8,000

Current bid:



(2 bids, reserve not met)

Lot closes: 2 days, 18 hours January 21, 10:03 AM (EST)


Marguerite Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut

Copy and images from here.