While the focus of this site is the american long rifle in all its incarnations, it is also a home for all those crafts persons preserving a bit of the past by building traditional muzzle loading sporting. Recreating the american longrifle the muzzleloading gun maker. Bradley combs the american longrifle virginia collector michael tuccoris eighteenthcentury kentucky rifles are studies in american history guns and ammo weapons guns flintlock rifle revolver black powder guns long rifle fire powers hunting guns cool guns. In thoughts on the kentucky rifle in its golden age annotated 3rd edition, author joe kindig, jr. If you must decide between two or more books to buy on the subject, this is the one. It is an organization that encourages its members to experience the lives of common colonial people.
This edition is a reprint of the fifth edition, which contains additional text, drawings and photographs by george shumway and peter a. Spearing early american gunsmiths, 16501850 henry j. When you join, you create a persona from the period 17501815. Traister guerrilla gunsmithing ragnar benson american gun makers leroy deforest satterlee home workshop guns for defense and resistance volume iii the. Department of the interior, national park service, washington, d.
See more ideas about black powder guns, mountain man and guns. The long rifle, also known as longrifle, kentucky rifle, pennsylvania rifle, or american longrifle, was one of the first commonly used rifles for hunting and warfare. Alexander 1999 the many procedures necessary to build a flintlock or percussion longrifle both sound and beautiful are covered here, along with 350 illustrations and fullsize drawings. The reading public museum will present an assemblage of 60 antique firearms from one of the nations most important collections of american longrifles in the exhibition, masterpieces of american longrifles. A lock is the mechanism that has a hammer or cock holding a flint in a half wrap of leather, which which stikes the hardened frizzen when the trigger is pulled, scraping hot metallic sparks into fine grained priming powder in the pan which ignites eventually sending flame through the touch hole in the barrel to the main powder charge. Recreating the american longrifle by william buchelle, george shumway, and peter alexander.
This 1812 reenactment group is, unlike many, pretty open to women, children, and tradesmen vs. See more ideas about custom knives, guns and reloading ammo. A pretty serious group of reenactors, but much less militarily focused than most. Recreating the american longrifle by william buchele, george shumway, peter alexander. Recreating the american longrifle book by william buchele.
Recreating the american long rifle by william buchele, 1983, g. American longrifles home a site dedicated to the study. Recreating the american longrifle by william buchele goodreads. The larger site offers many related items for sale and has many related links. Less than 10 percent of the american troops carried them. The long rifle, also known as longrifle, kentucky rifle, or pennsylvania rifle, was one of the first commonly used rifles for hunting and warfare. Recreating the american longrifle 9780873871075 by william buchele and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. It is full of good information for the reader looking for background on the longhunters. I have always regarded recreating the american longrifle by buchele, schumway, and alexander to be the best all round how to book on making a longrifle from scratch. The most important thing you can do before you waste your time and money is study.
Recreating the double barrel muzzleloading shotgun by william r. Our mission the contemporary longrifle association is dedicated to promoting the contemporary art, artists, collectors and scholars of the longrifle culture. Unfortunately, most of the interior spaces are not accessible to wheelchairs and scooters. Generally the barrels have a pronounced taper and flare. Home workshop guns for defense and resistance volume iii the. Their studies and research of the kentucky rifle have been pivotal in bringing about a better appreciation and understanding of early americas frontier. Recreating the american longrifle the muzzleloading gun maker series william buchele, george shumway, peter a. It is characterized by an unusually long barrel, a development in american rifles that was uncommon in european rifles of the same period. Recreating the double barrel muzzleloading shotgun by. This list of museums in pennsylvania encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing museums that exist only in cyberspace i. Recreating the american longrifle, buchele, shumway, alexander. Recreating the american long rifle william buchele home gunsmithing digest tommy l. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the faq by clicking the link above.
American longrifles is the more accurate term for the class of uniquely american firearms better known as kentucky or pennsylvania rifles. The painting depicts trappers and traders, like those of john jacob astors american fur company. This book contains an abundance of information for those wishing to make their own flintlock or percussion longrifle. Recreating the american longrifle originally published in 1966 by william buchele, this was one of the first books to focus on building the american longrifle. Recreating the american longrifle by william buchele, george. Historian emory hamilton asserts that the long hunter was peculiar to southwest virginia only, and nowhere else on any frontier did such hunts ever originate although the term. Original hawken rifle kits original hawken kits kits are available 95% inlayed requiring only minimal hand tools and patience to do the final fitting. Your order will be shipped at todays current prices. A longhunter or long hunter was an 18thcentury explorer and hunter who made expeditions into the american frontier wilderness for as much as six months at a time. George shumway author of recreating the american longrifle. Recreating the american longrifle william shumway buchele. After the french and indian war brought new lands to theattention of the frontiersmen, the uniquely american longrange rifleswere carried into the frontier at that time kentucky by the longhunters, trappers and explorers.
The american longrifle, more commonly but less correctly known as the kentucky rifle, was described by captain john g. The american longrifle brandished by morgan and his riflemen was not the main infantry arm of the rebellious colonists, not by a long shot. George shumway is the author of rifles of colonial america 3. This book treats the making of double guns of classic style, and is profusely illustrated, showing how to do it all, including a fullsize drawing. For those wishing to make and decorate their own flintlock or percussion longrifles, this book contains an abundance of helpful information. Some of us figure out a way to buy quality items for our hobby and some actually make them. But his greatest contribution to muzzle loading must be this book. The most comprehensive source ever published, our monumental 3rd edition features. For decades, this was the the best book available on the production of historically accurate longrifles. This book is highly recommended to the new rifle builder. The cover makes the book look like the shumway books recreating american longrifle, engraving, etc. Historian emory hamilton asserts that the long hunter was peculiar to southwest virginia only, and nowhere else on any frontier did such hunts ever originate although the term has been used loosely to describe any unofficial. It is characterized by an unusually long barrel, which is widely believed to be a largely unique development of american rifles that was uncommon in european rifles of the same period.
Buy a cheap copy of recreating the american longrifle book by william buchele. Send us an email, include the word patron and we will add your email address to a confidential listserv which will inform you of significant kentucky rifle and accoutrement issues and events as they become known to us. Alexander, william buchele, october 1, 1999, george shumway pub edition, paperback in english 5th edition. I believe that i got my copy from dixie gun works in tn. This page is part of a larger site on a priceguide to gunbooks, swordbooks and militaria books. If you havent seen their catalog, you need to get one. The following books and videos are highly recommended to form the foundation of your longrifle library. Recreating the american longrifle by william buchele, george shumway, and peter a. May, 2016 interesting vintage guns, gunsmith hacks, reloading, vintage or custom knives. Includes envelope attached to back cover with diagrams in perfect condition published by george shumway pub 1983 good condition. American tradition the journal o f the contemporary longrifle association january 2010. Recreating the american longrifle october 1, 1999 edition. Many out of print gunbooks, over 1,000 gunbooks gun books, swordbooks and militaria books for sale.
The wrist areas of these guns were frequently wider than high. Andreas albrecht, who opened a gun shop in the moravian settlement of christians spring in 1762, arrived in the colonies in 1750. I bought this book some 20 yrs ago and find it to be the absolute authority for those wanting to build their own longrifle. Add to bookbag sell this book add to wish list set price alert. Christians spring edward marshall circa 17601770 model rk5 click image to enlarge. For over 30 years george shumway researched, wrote, photographed, and published information on the history and art of longrifles and related subjects.
Search by multiple isbn, single isbn, title, author, etc. Astor was a frequent visitor to the henry gun works and purchased many of their trade rifles. This book contains an abundance of information for those. This book contains photographs of long rifle patchboxes, the weapon makers barrel mark, each particular weapons basic specifications, references indicating where published date and the gunsmith may be found and. Brockway softcover, 198 pages, 324 illustrations recreating the double barrel muzzleloading shotgun by william r.
The actual name kentucky longriflewas first used in. Recreating american longrifle book wmuzzleloader plans. Recreating the american longrifle by william buchele, george shumway, and peter alexander the gunsmith of grenville county, building the american longrifle by peter alexander the american rifle. This list of museums in pennsylvania encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Nov 21, 2014 this early colonial era longrifle features a number of germanic influences, but has several distinctly american features. Recreating the american longrifle 1983 edition open library. With the help of over 285 line drawings and 106 photographs, the many subtle steps and procedures necessary to build a rifle that is both sound and beautiful are covered here. Runs rain or shine, except in cases of severe inclement weather. Jan 01, 2000 the cover makes the book look like the shumway books recreating american longrifle, engraving, etc. Recreating the american longrifle 1983 edition open.
If you need to get going before danmart begins his classes, i found recreating the american longrifle, buchele, shumway and alexander, george shumway publisher, to be very helpful. The late william buchele was recognized as a true master longrifle maker. Toward that end, we have begun to develop and publish here several chapters adressing the elements usually recognized, reseaerched and discussed by kentucky rifle artisans and scholars. Recreating the american longrifle by william buchele. Rifles of a similar style were produced at early settlements such as christians spring, pennsylvania, during the mid 1700s. William buchele is the author of recreating the american longrifle 4. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
Recreating the american longrifle shumway publisher. My copy is right next to my gun bench and is referred to many times during the construction of one of my rifles. William buchele author of recreating the american longrifle. Recreating the american longrifle 1983 edition open library donate. Dust jacket has a few small tears and some smudging and staining. Recreating the american longrifle by william buchele, george shumway, peter a. The kindig family collection, on view in the museums second floor american gallery may 24september 1.1631 1227 660 1218 1613 1153 536 1213 1681 1463 711 172 1221 913 1312 381 564 120 335 222 225 997 261 62 491 28 934 1157 1363 1580 481 30 1056 880 725 563 212 201 605 622 107 182 1089 1119 1277