18th Century Tin Candle Sconce

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18th Century English, tin candle sconce in original condition. Finely made with a lobed and hooded, circular “shell” shaped crest, a sculpted drip pan with a finely decorated edge & bead rolled candle cup. The original tinning can be seen on the back and at other sporadic places, but it now displays a darker aged tin. The sconce measures 12 3/4″ tall, a 4 3/8″ wide back, and the drip pan measures 5″ deep and 5 3/4″ wide. In overall great condition, but has a small crack on each side of the back near the drip pan. It does not pull when hung and does not affect the display of the sconce.

54 caliber Colonial American Pistol Kit

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Currently available in stock and ready to ship is one of our 54 caliber smoothbore, Colonial American Pistol Kits, stocked in a piece of figured curly maple. This kit features a Small Siler lock that has been hand tuned by Brad for fast and reliable ignition. Our unique barrel is being CNC Machined exclusively for this pistol. It measures 8 3/4″ long and is octagon to round – tapered and flared, with a graceful wedding band at the transition. It is also supplied with a hand-fit breech plug, which insures the absolute finest in quality and function. This design is based largely on the work of immigrant German Gunsmiths in Eastern Pennsylvania prior to and during the Revolutionary War.

The kit includes all necessary hardware to build a completed pistol.

Engraved Powder Horn with Strap

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This is a neat little horn, dainty in size, measuring about 9″ on the outside curve. It has been ornately scrimshawed with a combination of detailed art work and inscriptions. The spout has been delicately carved and the horn has a domed pine base plug. The horn is outfitted with an adjustable leather strap and fiddle peg stopper.

Shooting Bag by Terry Crawford SOLD

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This shooting bag was made by Terry Crawford. It is a used bag, but looks absolutely brand new showing no signs of wear or abuse. It measures 9″ wide and 8″ tall giving ample room for storage and supplies. The back of the bag boast a nice size pocket for accouterments and the inside features a double pocket with 2 tool loops. It’s setup with an adjustable leather strap that features a brass buckle and brass D rings. Included on the strap is a leather lanyard for attaching a powder measure or any other accouterment necessary.

Iron Mounted Pistol by Bob Harn SOLD

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Very nice custom pistol by Bob Harn, stocked in a piece of lightly curled Maple, stained dark to go great with the aged iron mounts. The 9″ long barrel is a .32 caliber rifled barrel made by GETZ. All of the mounts for this pistol were hand made by Bob. The trigger guard is hand forged and filed, the single bar double-set triggers are hand made, the iron pipes were hand swaged and filed, the muzzle cap, side plate inlays and rear sight, all done by hand. The silver front sight was executed perfectly giving the top of the barrel a nice clean look. Signed behind the rear sight, it reads “R. J. Harn”. This is a great piece that offers a lot of custom hand made parts at a great price.

18th Century Four Wick Oil Lamp

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This 18th Century tin “Betty Lamp” or oil lamp is an interesting and rarely seen piece. Tin oil lamps were the earliest and most common form of lighting in America dating from the mid 1600′s to the late 1700′s. The pan would have been filled with a grease or oil such as whale oil, fish oil or a vegetable oil. As colonists yearned for more lighting in their homes, there became a desire for 2 wick, 3 wick and even 4 wick oil lamps. The idea was, of course, that more wicks burning produced more light. The wick was placed in the nose of the pan and would fuel the flame by soaking up the oil in the pan. This early and unique form features a lid or cover that encloses the pan only to reveal the nose with the burning wick. It is also rather unique as it sits on a table having a drip pan at the bottom as opposed to the hanging grease lamps which were more common. However this grease lamp also has a decorative finial that doubles as a hanger, adding to its uniqueness, so it could be utilized on a table or hung. Also note that the crimped base and tubular column that support the lamp are a common form typically seen on a “Tidy” which was a stand that would support a single Betty lamp. This is indeed a fascinating and interesting piece of lighting that offers so much character and even more history.

Adjustable Brass Measure

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Here is a really neat, hand made, adjustable measure that came off a Joe Mills bag. The measure is made of brass and iron and adjusts from 45 to 75 grains. The overall length is 4 inches.

1710-1730 French Candle Stick SOLD

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This is an early French candle stick, dating to the 1710-1730 time period. It features a beautifully turned bell shaped base that features a scalloped edge and a series of turned moldings that run up the base. The shaft of the candle stick resembles an octagon to round fowler barrel, which we are particularly fond of. The shaft begins with a wedding band molding that transitions into the octagon section, then another wedding band molding begins that transitions into the round section of the shaft, just as a fowler barrel does. The drip cup is separated from the shaft by a simple, yet delicate molding. The overall condition of the candle stick is “well used” showing signs of a long life of use. There are scratches, nicks and dings, but the candle stick remains in untouched condition showing no signs or repair. The plunger works exceptionally well and goes up and down as it should with solid tension from the original spring. The overall height is 9 1/2″. The base diameter is 4 7/8″ and it will accept a 1″ candle.

Ken Scott Bag with Decorated Powder Horn

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This is a beautifully crafted and decorated bag by Ken Scott. It is full of small details everywhere you look. All of the edges are scalloped, the flap is decorated in the center as well as having punch decoration all around the scalloping. It has a great backwoods look, yet retains a higher level of craftsmanship. The strap is soft and flexible and is fully adjustable with a forged iron buckle. The bag measures 10″ tall by 8″ wide at the widest point. The bag is outfitted with a fully decorated scrimshaw powder horn that measures 10 1/2″ on the outside curve. Horn is unsigned. The bag is signed on the back “K Scott”.

Powder Horn by Frank Willis SOLD

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This is a nice, larger size bag born made by Frank Willis. It measures approx. 17 1/2″ on the outside curve and has a 3″ diameter base plug. It has great form, with just the right amount of curve and twist to snug close to the body while being carried. The decoration on the horn is front and center, featuring a scrimshawed Royal coat of Arms reading “Dieu et mon droit” meaning “God and my right”.

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