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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #125 on: July 12, 2018, 08:17:04 PM »
Let’s get back on topic. People reply on whose work they admire. This is not about whose work anyone doesn’t like or understand. Not about advertising ones own work either. Clean it up or get a vacation.
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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #127 on: July 14, 2018, 04:16:08 PM »
Brad Emig of Cabin Creek Muzzleloading!

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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #128 on: April 05, 2019, 06:23:53 PM »
Brad Emig of Cabin Creek Muzzleloading!

I check out some of his work on his website. You are right that he does some real nice pieces and his prices are pretty reasonable too.

http://cabincreek.net/revspec/current/

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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #129 on: April 05, 2019, 08:52:46 PM »
Josh Wrightsman is coming on strong.
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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #130 on: April 07, 2019, 04:16:27 PM »
If I had 10 grand for a rifle , I`d buy a Kibler kit with plain wood. I`d send it to Mike Brooks to get it put in the white and have him beat the $#*! out of it , Then I`d send it down to my buddy Jack Garner to get finish put on it. I`d take the rest of the money and buy a used bread truck off Craigslist and a gallon of "shine" from Hickman county . I`d park the bread truck down  by the river and establish a summer home, this would be my base of operations. When the fishermen would come down I`d show them my rifle and say " look at what I built"   when the pretty girls came down I`d ask them " wanna go on a boat wide" .
Sounds like a plan. Can I park my bread truck next to yours? I've always hoped to live in a bread truck down by the river..... ;)

A BREAD truck!? No way.Around here where the mighty Ohio flows past this town there
are high class and large boxes refrigerators and stoves came packed in and furnished
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or the upper class live under a 4 lane bridge on the WV side.

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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #131 on: April 08, 2019, 07:37:30 PM »
Greetings All,

In the shooting sports world I'm coming back around to muzzleloading and am on Tim William's list for my first-ever, built-from-a-plank flintlock.  Mr. Williams certainly seems to have the hand & eye for this line of work and he has been very gracious and professional in all of my interactions with him.

https://www.williamsflintlocks.com/

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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #132 on: April 11, 2019, 07:01:05 PM »
I have my 'expensive' rifle already. Will never likely afford another. My Bro is my favourite maker.










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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #133 on: June 08, 2019, 01:22:21 AM »
I’m a big fan and good friend of Jack DuPrey. I’m actually on my way out to Michigan this weekend to get another rifle from him along with my 1st smoothbore. Jerry Eitnier also makes a fine rifle, his was the most reliable flintlock I ever had the pleasure of owning. That gun went off 99 out of 100!

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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #134 on: June 08, 2019, 03:51:38 AM »
I love Jerry Eitnier's work!  I haven't seen a lot of it and it's sure been a while, but what I saw and handled was just "right" for the style in which he's working.  Great stuff.
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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #135 on: June 15, 2019, 08:35:09 AM »
The only greats I know are on this forum.  If I were to ever buy finished rifles, it would be a Brooks English Fowler or Christian Springs, Aschwege Lancaster or Bucks County,Matrin Lehigh or something from Barker, Rase or Stoner Creek.  Then I wouldn’t have to ask so many questions and try to mimic flat pictures of their rifles.

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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #136 on: June 15, 2019, 09:26:21 AM »
Mike Brooks.

The greatest builder of our time IMHO.

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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #137 on: June 15, 2019, 03:48:05 PM »
Josh Wrightsmans work is coming on strong. I love the j.p. beck rifle he made me.  I really liked the Fainot rifle he built and was displayed at the Lake Cumberland show back in February. Insanely nice rifle with lots of brass and a very good representation of the original rifle.  He represented my j.p. beck really well also, as I held the original he used to inspire him.  Josh's work keeps getting better with each build and his mind's eye and hands really work well on the builds. He can look at something and go right to work on duplicating it.  Phenomenal work ethic, I don't know when the man rests.  He must take the idle hands are work of the devil, because the he surely keeps that devil away with his work ethic.

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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #138 on: June 15, 2019, 04:36:14 PM »
Something about the shape of Mike Brooks English guns is very appealing to me. Especially in the wrist area. Like a Porsche. Kibler’s finishes blow me away. Especially when he uses tannin and bone black liberally on a nice piece of maple. Duprey’s Rifles are at the very top of my list. I make a habit of not looking at a Duprey before I go feed the chickens. They’re not for eating.
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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #139 on: June 15, 2019, 05:18:13 PM »
Mike Brooks.

The greatest builder of our time IMHO.
I'm sure several people have just dropped over dead..... :P
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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #140 on: June 15, 2019, 11:25:02 PM »
I, too, like Brooksie's guns.  He puts a of of himself into them.  And D. Taylor Spergia makes some fine armaments.  Richard "Pundook Bundie" or whatever that mad Englishman terms himself.  He makes especially fine pre-flintlock ML's!
The one that I would most like to own one of his guns, though, is Ian Pratt.  His work speaks volumes to me, and I thoroughly enjoy looking at them.  A bit of perfection in an imperfect world.
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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #141 on: June 16, 2019, 03:49:14 AM »
I would hate to have to choose a gunmaker. There are so many fine ones out there today. I would prize a rifle by any of the great folks listed on this thread.
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Re: Who do the Modern Makers and general members on this Site Admire
« Reply #142 on: June 16, 2019, 05:41:47 AM »
   Bob I'm with you...! There are so many good builders now day's. It just depends on what still / school you want and find the right gun builder to do the job..
  But only I specialise in the clunker dunker Northern Michigan. Barnwood blunder..!!!    Oldtravler