Friday, October 20, 2017

Contemporary Makers Portraits: Bill Pritchard



More photos of this rifle which Bill is holding can be found here.



There was an article on Bill in the March/April issue of Muzzleloader magazine, "Bill Pritchard, Following the Footsteps of Early American Craftsmen" by Mel Stewart Hankla. A back issue can be found here.

Bill was photographed at the 2013 Tennessee Kentucky rifle Show by Jan Riser.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ax by Bill Reynolds








Photographed at the 2016 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

"Poor Boy" Flintlock Rifle by Scholf at Cowan's Auctions

 
.54 caliber smoothbore, 57.25" octagonal-to-round barrel, full stocked with simple raised cheek piece and flat toe line. Steeped flat waterproof iron lock with roller frizzen marked LONDON / WARRANTED with flat swan necked cock, both lock and cock lightly engraved. Top of barrel flat marked SCHOLF near lock, dovetailed notched rear sight, dovetailed blade front sight. Classic southern "poor boy" construction without buttplate, nail secured iron trigger guard. Wooden ramrod. 

Condition:
Very good, likely a re-conversion to flint from percussion, as pitting around the breech is not typical of flintlock arms. Mottled light and dark gray patina on barrel, moderate pitting at breech, rest mostly smooth. Lock mechanically functional, bore fair to good. Original iron pipe in lower position, replaced brass pipe in upper position. Stock with nicks and dings and some wood loss on the reverse near the muzzle and cracks along upper edge of stock on reverse. 

Starting Price: $1,300
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Unsold






More information here.

From: The Cowan's Historic Firearms ad Early Military Live Showroom Auction - Day 1

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hacker Martin for R. Hopkins from the Bob Roughton Collection

Number
87
Name
Heavy barrel Virginia Rifle, Variation of Rock Bridge County
Made by
Hacker Martin for R. Hopkins
Barrel Length
41 7/16"
Caliber
.45
Value

Purchased from

Private or Company
Private
Misc
Lockplate signed Dupont Paris, Carving, 12 silver inlays
107 on NRA Private / BB = $3,000

For more information contact Jim Chambers by email at chambers@flintlocks.com, by phone at 828-667-8361.

Copy and photos supplied by Jim Chambers.