Our friend visited this afternoon, and showed us his superb handwork. Words are not enough to describe the fine, delicate detail in this 50 calibre muzzle loading rifle.
1.49 metres in length, weighty, with detail in brass, and inlaid silver wire. The barrel and flint stock were imported from USA, maple wood showing beautiful grain and finish. This has a 2 stage, hair trigger.
I decided I would need nothing less than the sturdiest tripod, if I could even manage to hold it steady against my shoulder.
To finish off a perfect afternoon, the sky rose to the occasion once again.
Quotation of the day , author unknown
‘ A craftsman creates a thing of beauty,
to be held, admired and treasured forever”
Greetings from Jean