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PostSubject: Colonial Gunsmith   February 28th 2017, 3:50 pm

I'm only 17 minutes into it, but wow! What a hell of a video. Its a fairy old video so its blocky and dark, but still amazing.


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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Gunsmith   February 28th 2017, 6:55 pm

Great.....this will be a great inspiration for you Jon! t up

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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Gunsmith   February 28th 2017, 7:11 pm

insperation! i saw the making of the barrel and said to hell with that! I'll buy mine lol.

Lots of good stuff in there!
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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Gunsmith   February 28th 2017, 7:24 pm

A long time back the Bent's Fort blacksmith showed me a flint pistol he had built entirely from scratch......yes "Lock-stock and barrel" bought and then assembled.  Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Gunsmith   March 16th 2017, 5:40 pm

I watched it again yesterday.

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PostSubject: Re: Colonial Gunsmith   April 17th 2017, 2:23 pm

Wallace Gusler was an accomplished gunsmith when he came to Williamsburg.  He could make everything except the barrel.   Gusler could  find no one  who ever  made a rifle barrel.  He found literature and men who had seen barrels being made.   

In about 1974 i acquired a .50 caliber rifle made by Hacker Martin in the 1930s.    It was recovered from  a dumpster around Alexandria, VA along with other guns.   Hacker Martin passed away in about 1970.  He was one of the last barrel makers.   A friend has that gun today.
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