Thursday, February 29, 2024

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

John Barrett & the Natural Folk Art Flow by Eric Ewing in the Jan/Feb Issue of Muzzleloader Magazine

 Some of John's work can be seen below.

More photos can be seen here.

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Ken Scott Bag with the John Barrett Powder Horn here.

More here.

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Moree photos here.

Muzzleloader Magazine


This issue was mailed out on 1/25/24.

ON THE COVER: Detail from The Deer Hunter, an original oil painting by Michael Coleman.

3 Letters from Our Readers
5 Shooting the Bull A Little Bit of Everything — Mike Nesbitt
13 Dispatches from New England The Most Difficult Challenges of Them All — Vincent C. Spiotti
23 18th Century Traveler A Percussion Gun, Part II — Matt Wulff
31 The Builder’s Bench Recreating the Henry Albright 1790 Daisy Head Patchbox — Jim Parker
39 Buffalo Trace 1765 The Basics of Setting Up a Short Trek — Nathan Kobuck
49 On the Game Trail Big Boy, The 3 Stooges, and the “Tree” — Ken Wood
52 John Barrett & the Natural Folk Art Flow — Eric Ewing
67 A Perilous Winter Journey; a Contract, a Deadline and “The Death of a Dog” — Part II — Gary J. Peterson
79 Daniel Boone Day: Dispatches from Across the Big Muddy — Ted Franklin Belue
93 Classified Ads
95 Index of Display Advertisers
96 For the Bookshelf

Monday, February 26, 2024

Allen Martin

This is a bench copy of the petite J Lauck rifle. The rifle was made by Allen Martin. 
42 1/8” 50 caliber. This gun was made by Martin for RJ Roughton. 

Photography supplied by  by Wayne Estes.

46th Annual Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show


 Friday-Saturday April 19-20, 2024

Jubilee Banquet Facility 

6700 Jubilee Center Way Knoxville, TN 37912  

I-75 north of Knoxville, Exit 110, turn west and go 1.1 miles on the left

4th Annual "Wayne Elliott Best Display Award"

Door Prizes for the table holders and attendees.


Friday, April 19, 2023, 9:00AM - 8:30PM

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 8:00AM - 2:00PM

The Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show was started  over 45 years ago by the late Robin Hale, an authority on antique Tennessee rifles. After Robin’s death, the show was continued by others and, in recent years, has been sponsored by a non-profit corporation organized for that purpose. The focus of the show continues to be antique longrifles and pistols primarily from the South. In recent years, due to the great interest by contemporary makers in learning more about, and following the old traditions, we have opened the show to contemporary makers and their work. However, the primary focus of the show continues to be antiques. 
Collector items permitted to be displayed are limited to flintlock or percussion-cap muzzleloading longrifles and pistols made in America prior to 1898 and contemporary hand-crafted muzzleloading longrifles and pistols. Related accouterments (horns, bags, knives, etc.) are also welcomed. Cartridge weapons and gunpowder are not permitted. No alcohol or smoking in the showroom. All table holders and invited guests assent to these requirements as a part of their admission to the meeting. 
This is a collectors’ meeting and is not promoted to the general public. We welcome all those who are interested in the preservation of the American long rifle 
Kentucky Rifles, pistols and related accouterments only.
No cartridge weapons permitted.

The format will be the same as in 2023 with the full use of both rooms. This allows for about 90 tables.


6:00pm on Friday night is the BBQ Dinner at the show venue. Reservations for the dinner must be made in advance. There are a limited number of dinners. Lunch is available both days. Contact Randal Pierce for more information.

Registration Form

Name: _______________________________  Phone: ___________

Address:  _______________________________________________

City/State/Zip:  __________________________________________

Email:  ________________________________________________

Show Admission only:  Number ___ @ $10.00 ………….. ________

6’ Table with 2 admissions: Number ___ @$75.00 ………….. ________

(Table Set-up: Thursday, April 18, 4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.)

(BBQ Dinner not included)

Admissions with BBQ dinner:  Number ___@ $30.00 …... ________

Friday BBQ dinner only:  Number ___ @ $25.00 ……………….. ________

Admission with BBQ dinner: Number ___ @ $30.00 ……………….. ________

Lunches Friday ___ Saturday ___ @ $12.00 each……………    ________

RSVP for lunches and BBQ dinner due by Friday, April 12th.

Nearby Accommodations: There are over a dozen motels at exits 108, 110 and 112, here are a few that you can check for current rates.


Baymont Inn & Suites (Exit 110) 

(865) 689-6600

Hampton Inn & Suites (Exit 108)

(865) 689-1011

Holiday Inn Express (Exit 112)

(865) 938-3800 


Main Stay Suites (Exit 108)

(865) 247-0222

Prize drawings will be held at noon on Saturday.

NO PHOTOGRAPHY or VIDEOING without permission of the table holder.


Contact Randal Pierce

908 Mercer Drive

Maryville, TN 37801

Phone: 865-982-6538 Email:

Note: The photo is one of the cabins at Cades Cove. We have stopped by there many times over the years on the way to the Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show. This is a show with the focus on the antiques. It is an excellent opportunity to study the old as well as see the work of new makers. JR

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Original Bag with Antique Powder Horn

Original bag may be made from a saddle bag. Bag measures 9.5 inches deep by 9 inches wide. linen repairs to inside of flap. Mid 1800's possibly. Container is original but did not come with the bag. It is damaged on the inboard side and is not usable. Displays well. This outfit is for display with a collection. I would not try to use it.

$100.00 plus shipping


Photography by Jan Riser.