Oerter A recently published letter
from a gunmaker to a customer and some thoughts on what
it can help us understand about the period.
Apprenticeships. Answers to questions frequently
asked about the apprenticeship system in Colonial
All hand made? What does that mean? A look at
trying to agree on definitions of terms used to describe
contemporary rifle building processes.
A short article explaining what causes curl and the
differences between curl, crotch wood, and compression
Fantasy Rifle? What
do folks mean when they refer to a contemporary rifle as
Hunting History of the
Glenvar Hollow Boys About twenty years of
hunting adventures in the mountains of Virginia.
Wrought Iron, Cast Iron, and Steel. Ferrous
metals in Colonial America: the production and uses
Magazine. Thoughts on the selection of articles
to please the diverse membership.
What's a Virginia Rifle?
Answers to several commonly asked questions about
Virginia rifle making, geography, and regions.
Straight Rifling? A few words on why some
longrifles were rifled with straight rather than spiral
furrows in the bore.