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The flintlock rifle pictured above is a typical New England style rifle of the late 1700s. I began this project in 1984 to show the type of work that I could do and I fabricated it by hand as a gunsmith would have done in this area in the late 1700s. This rifle took 852 hours to build and spanned four years to complete. I began with a 2 1/4 inch cherry plank and fabricated all the small parts by hand. The stock was inletted and shaped completely by hand using chisels and rasps. The small parts were made completely of blank metal, the screws and pins were made from low carbon steel, and the brass parts were shaped from brass sheet metal, all the decorative work was done using needle files. The barrel is a Getz barrel, .50 caliber rifled. This project was finished in 1988 and bears my signature and date on the top flat of the barrel. I have used this rifle in some local muzzleloading competitions and have won several of them. The Colt 1911.45 caliber pistol is a sample of several I built throughout the decade of the 1990s. The guns were completely accurized from the frame up, all the bells and whistles added such as enlarged magazine opening, low mount Bomar sights, Beavertail grip safety, ambidextrous thumb safeties, oversized magazine release, match barrel with compensator, my signature, hand polished and blued slide and hard chrome plating on the frame. These guns are available for inspection at my shop.