This pistol is based off of Wm. Antes work and reflects the bold, recognizable decoration that Antes was known for. The pistol was built from a blank of highly figured Curly Maple and has a custom made barrel and modified Small Siler lock. All mounts are Hand-Made and the trigger, trigger plate, lock bolts and tank screw are all Hand-Forged. The carving and engraving was done using all hand tools just the way it was done in the 18th Century.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
This is a matched pair of pistols that are snugly fit into a walnut case, all of which was built by Shane. The Pistols are built in the Lancaster Pa style using Northern Curly Maple for the stocks. The barrels are custom made, both .54 caliber, one smooth and one rifled. These pair of pistols were built from a blank and feature Hand-Made sideplates and buttcaps. The triggers and small Siler locks were both heavily modified for this project. The walnut case was all hand dovetailed and all partitions were hand made and hand fit by Shane. Inside the case are all the accouterments you need to load and shoot the pistols. The loading rod and turn screw were hand made by Shane and the powder flask and brass oil bottle were imported from England. This set was made to reflect what a bran new cased pistol set would look like with no wear or patina.