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Gun Building / Re: Student's Verner
« Last post by Daryl on Today at 07:25:40 PM »
Very nice, indeed, and his FIRST!
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Bunker Hill Musket
« Last post by WESTbury on Today at 07:21:38 PM »
The musket and paper went for $400k.
Gun Building / Re: Student's Verner
« Last post by elkhorne on Today at 06:48:12 PM »
Fantastic job! Congratulations and you have an excellent instructor that obviously has done a great job of teaching his skills to you. Looking forward to seeing your Beck rifle!
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Bunker Hill Musket
« Last post by WESTbury on Today at 06:45:37 PM »
I agree that when reading about events that took place centuries ago, you may not be getting the complete set of facts. This is probably especially true of battles where a great deal of confusion about time and details gets muddled.

What we need is Mr. Peabody's Wave-Vac machine.

Was anyone watching the online auction to get a price for what this musket sold for?
Gun Building / Re: TOTW browning solution?
« Last post by elkhorne on Today at 06:42:05 PM »
Lost arrow,
What procedure did you use to degrease the steel wool? I have heard of several and that is why I am going to use the maroon or grey ScotchBrite on on my next barrel to eliminate one of the potential contamination factors. Good luck and stay with it. Let us know what you find is your eventual key to success!
Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Bunker Hill Musket
« Last post by smart dog on Today at 06:17:05 PM »
Hi Westbury,
You need to be careful of some things Ketchum wrote as well.  I have all his books and read them multiple times.  He is a good author but recited and perpetuated some famous Rev War stories promoted by early 19th century writers that were never well documented.  A classic is the story of Timothy Murphy shooting his double barreled rifle to kill Fraser at Saratoga.  It may have happened that way but there is no reliable source for it.

Moreover, the famous "double rifle used by Murphy to kill Fraser" in the Old Stone Fort Museum in NY is a complete mismatch for a Rev War period rifle. 

Items for Sale/Wanted / Books for Sale
« Last post by KPietrucki on Today at 06:07:28 PM »

Good day .... Kim here, once again offering a variety of Books for Sale.  My father was a gunmaker and boat builder, among other things, in his day.  He has passed on and I'm left with an assortment of very useful, some difficult to find, black powder related books.  Like other unique possessions of his trade (ie. lost wax molds and waxes pertaining to all things black powder), I would like to see these books in the hands of people who will take as much enjoyment and benefit from them as he did.

He took very good care of his possessions, including his books.  I've “rated” the condition of each, as I see it.

Fair = a bit grubby looking
Good = pretty good over all condition
Very Good = some minor smudges/struggles to look like new
Like New = well, like new!

Unless otherwise noted, the book is a soft cover.  I have endeavored to find the lowest prices out there to facilitate a fast sale.  I'm not interested in hanging onto these for the “best” price, just looking for a fair price.  If you would like a photo of the book(s), please p m me and we'll go from there.

** SPECIAL NOTE**  If we have conducted business in the past, look for 20% off the listed price.  I've interacted in sales with several of you and am pleased to say, have had really great experiences.  It would be my pleasure to work with you again.

SHIPPING:  Add $1.00 for books priced $5.00 and under; add 2.50 for books priced $6.00 - $15.00; add $3.50 for books priced $16.00 and up.

1100 Designs and Motifs from Historic Sources                8.00 
By John Leighton   
Book is in very good condition

Antique Guns—The Collectors Guide                           30.00 
By John E. Traister   
This book is in LIKE NEW condition

Colonial Frontier Guns                                   10.00        
By T. M. Hamilton     
This book is in good condition

Flintlock Fowler's                                  35.00 
By Tom Grinslade
Outward used appearance but book is in
very good condition. 

Jim Chambers Flintlock Ltd.                       Free w/ 10.00 or
The Best of 18th Century America Recreated                    more order. FcFs   
This is a Jim Chambers catalogue. Worn but the            $2.00 by itself.
info is still good! One available. Ask for it!

Kit Ravenshear Manuals.  These sell for 6.50 each or all for $50.00 +
Each show signs of wear but pages are clean.

   Simplified “V” Springs      First Edition—Spring 1990
   Woodwork Part 1         First Edition---Spring 1993
   Woodwork Part 2         First Edition---Summer 1993
   Metalwork Part 1         First Edition---Winter 1993
   Metalwork Part 2         First Edition---Spring 1994
   English Commercial Guns   First Edition---1994
   Craft & Practise Part 1      First Edition---Spring 1995
   Craft & Practise Part 2      First Edition---Spring 1996
   Tubes & Tools         First Edition   ---Summer 1996

London Gun Makers & English Dueling Pistol                 15.00
by Keith R Dill
Clean and in good condition

Patch Box Corners                              8.00          
By G.R. Watkins   
It appears somebody tried to replace the cover
of this pamphlet as it was stapled off center. That
doesn't prohibit seeing the pages though. Pages are
very clean.

Simeon North                               21.00 
First Official Pistol Maker
There is no dust cover but the book is still in good
condition.  Hardback.            

Southern Derringers of the Mississippi Valley                                  5.00   
By Turner Kirkland   
Looks used.  Pages are yellowed and
yet it is still in good condition.             

Sketchbook 76                                      10.00     
By Robert Klinger and Richard Wilder
Fair appearance to both the front and back
cover but the pages are clean and clear.

Selected Lock Patterns                        20.00    
By Pryor Mt. Bill
This whole thing looks great!

The Complete Rehabilitation of the                    6.50 
Flintlock Rifle & other works
By T. B. Tryon 
Worn appearance but the pages are clean

The Kentucky Pistol                           95.00
By Chandler and Whisker
The dust cover and book are in Like New

The London Gun Trade 1850-1920                  15.00
By Joyce E Gooding & Peter A. Scott-Edeson
Book is in Good condition.

The Modern Kentucky Rifle                        12.00
(How to build your own)
By RH McCrory
Fair condition

Triggers                                 20.00
By Pryor Mt. Bill 
This 8 page book is in Very Good

The Treasury of the Gun                        10.00         
By Harold L. Peterson   
The dust cover should be laid to rest.  There is a
small chunk taken out of the spine along with a couple
other marks.  For the most part, the book is in good
condition, especially for having been printed in 1962 :)
I also have several Muzzleloader Magazines available at $3.00 ea or 2 for $5.00

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Gun Building / Re: Student's Verner
« Last post by rich pierce on Today at 05:50:35 PM »
Can I come over?

Wonderful work.
Accoutrements / Re: wood powder measures?
« Last post by Jsspray on Today at 05:48:20 PM »
I turned one yesterday for my 32. Maple burl.
Contemporary Longrifle Collecting / Re: Hog Hammer finally finsihed!
« Last post by sqrldog on Today at 05:18:39 PM »
The Hog Hammer is home. Christmas, Birthday and Fourth of July all rolled into one with this rifles arrival. First thank you to  Mike Brooks  for an exceptional and unique long rifle. I really like it. For those that only have the ability to see Mike's pictures the red is much more subdued and has more brown in it than the pictures show. Holds and fits great and points like a good fowler. It required many years of experience and considerable study and thought to build this rifle. If success is whether the guy in Alabama likes it or not; then Mike hit a home run. I may post some additional pics in a bit. Tim
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