Research

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Here at Cabin Creek Muzzleloading, research into the 18th Century is a very important part of our daily business. During our years of association with the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission, we learned that competent and thorough research is a valuable tool for understanding the complexities of the Colonial American gunsmithing trade. Essential therefore to reproduce the integrity of original work is to develop an understanding of the gunsmiths daily environment through the study of their tools, available materials, and traditional procedures used. As well as the cultural environment in which they lived. The study of surviving examples of original work, as well as documents and records is an ongoing and continuous effort of our shop. If you are the owner of original guns, accouterments, tools, or documents relating to the 18th and early 19th Century gunsmiting trade, we would certainly appreciate the opportunity to study them.

We have been very fortunate to have had access to many Museum and private collections over the years and wish to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those who though their kind cooperation have helped us to greatly expand our knowledge and understanding of the American Longrifle and related accouterments.

We continue to strive to provide you, the customer, with the most authentic recreations available today.