Friday, February 16, 2018

Antique Hunting Pouch







Photographed at the 2017 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Powder Horn by "Wild Willy" Frankfort











Photographed at the 2015 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Jack Haugh Remembered

Jack Haugh visited me here in Los Angeles in 1979. He and his wife Barb
Were wonderful guests, and it was a hoot to take him around Hollywood
And the beach etc...
I think it was his first long range trip and also his first on an airplane.
He was a tree surgeon by profession  before going full time as a gunsmith.
He went nuts when he saw palm trees which filled the parking lot
 at the airport.
It took us a half hour to get him to get into the car!!! 
He was a very talented character.

His work remains as some of the finest expressions of 
contemporary long and short guns.  
R I P  BUDDY.

Jack T. Haugh, 87 of Milan passed away Monday February 12, 2018 at Ripley Crossing at Milan. He was born in Lincoln Park, MI on February 8, 1931 the son of Virgil and Myrtle (Heckert) Haugh. He married Barbara Ann (Berrier) Haugh May 1950; they were married 67 years. Jack is a highly recognized builder of muzzle loading firearms from start to finish.  A true craftsman to his trade, known widely for his individualism and superior locks. Jack owned his own shop in Friendship call Haughs Custom Guns.     
     Jack is survived by his wife: Barb Haugh; daughter: Nancy (John), Cindy (Jim), Henna (Brian) and sons: Cole (Carol) and Frank (Barb). Blessed with 20 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, other family and friends.  Jack is preceded in death by daughter: Roxanne Keifer and siblings.    
 Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. February 15, 2018 at Akers Friendship Cemetery with Pastor Charlie Miller officiating. Memorials may be made to the NMLA or CLA. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, P.O. Box 146 Dillsboro, In 47018 (812)432-5480.  Go to filterdevriesmoore to leave a online condolence for the family.

Remembrance copy and photos supplied by Robert Weil. Other copy from here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pistol by Cory Joe Stewart

This is a project that I just finished.  It is inspired by a pistol displayed at the Hunting Art Museum in West Virginia and a holster featured in Dennis Glazener's book, The Gillespie Gunmakers of East Fork, NC.  But is not an exact copy of either. 






Copy and photos supplied by Cory Joe Stewart.

18th Century Artisan Show 2018: Photos

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Richard Azzaro

Richard Azzaro

Kris Polizzi

Kris Polizzi

Donna Spangler-Selfridge

Donna Spangler-Selfridge

Donna Spangler-Selfridge

Barb Shaputis

Ken Gahagen

Ken Gahagen

Ken Gahagen

Ken Gahagen

Tim Williams

Tim Williams

Tim Williams

Tim Williams

Fred Threlfall

Fred Threlfall

Spark Mumma

John Proud

John Proud

John Proud

John Proud

John Proud

Copy and photos supplied by Eric Fleisher.