Monday, March 1, 2021

Josh Wrightsman Pistol

The execution of artistic urges and unique ideas comes to life in this latest work by the talented Josh Wrightsman. The 14 inch barrel with 1 in 22 twist was made by Don Getz back in the 1980’s and follows the lines of a hand swamped example that H. House used on his first “long-barreled” pistol. The exceptional lock, also from the 1980’s, was handmade by Bob Roller. The brilliant curly maple stock is from a tree cut near Owingsville, Bath County, Kentucky. 

Symbolism abounds on the pistol, with a trigger plate fashioned in the form of an Owl and three eagles Incorporated into its artistic design. A gold inlaid signature plate with an Eagle finial sends the piece “over-the-top!” 

Copy and photos by Mel Hankla

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