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Note: I only make one-of-a-kind items. No two pieces are identical. I can custom make a piece for you from a drawing, a book, or a variation of a piece on my site. I may be reached via email at toddbitler@yahoo.com.


1690s English Officer's Carbine

English Officer's Carbine

Please visit the English Officer's Carbine page for information about this gun including a photo gallery with zoomable images and the gun specifications.

SOLD

1730s French Fowler

French fowler

Please visit the French Fowler page for information about this gun including a photo gallery with zoomable images and the gun specifications.

SALE PENDING

1710 Club Butt Fowler


Please visit the Club Butt Fowler page for lots of information about this gun including:
  • Photo gallery with zoomable images
  • History of the Club Butt Fowler
  • Why I chose to build this gun
  • The gun specifications
  • About my work and myself as an artist
SOLD

Please contact me for a custom request.

1733 Royal Artillary Carbine
Royal Artillary Carbine

1733 First Model Brown Bess Royal Artillary Carbine:
  • A 42" 75 caliber round barrel with a baluster band at the breech
  • Lock has been reshaped to represent a First Model Brown Bess lock and engraved Jordan 1733; the letter J was represented as the letter I in the 18th century so the lock actually reads "Iordan 1733"
  • Stock is made from walnut and has been "Indianized" with six inlaid silver ring broach halves
  • Also adorning the stock are a series of relief carved scallops on the wrist where it meets the comb; each scallop has an inlaid white trade bead
  • Additional decoration includes eight carved and red painted figures representing captives taken and kills made by the gun
  • All hardware is made from brass and is correct for a First Model Brown Bess
  • Stained dark and rubbed back to resemble wear patterns
  • Gun lightly aged with scratches, dings, and cuts
SOLD

Please contact me for a custom request.

New England Fowler
New England Fowler

Smooth Bore New England Fowler
Fowler
A completely hand-made 1750's Style New England Fowler:
  • A 54" hand-turned round barrel, 59 caliber
  • Cherry stock, hand-formed and inletted
  • Handmade Baroque dragon side plate of brass
  • A reworked "Chambers Colonial Virginia" lock to resemble an early banana shaped Dutch style lock
  • Spear-pointed brass trigger guard engraved with a Dutch tulip motif
  • Hand-hammered butt plate from brass in fancy decorative form and complementary engraving
  • Floral tang carving with engraved sterling silver wrist escutcheon bordered with scrolled silver wire
  • Other handmade features include ramrod, brass ramrod pipes, silver blade front site and scrolled trigger
  • Stained dark and rubbed back to resemble wear
SOLD

Please contact me for a custom request.

1723 Prussian Officer's Carbine
Prussian Officer's Carbine

Prussian Officer's Carbine
Prussian Officer's Carbine Prussian Officer's Carbine
A hand-made replica of an original 1723 Prussian Officer's Carbine
  • American black walnut stock, hand carved and inletted
  • Hand-turned 59 caliber barrel aged to resemble a Spanish damascus twist finished off with a brass blade front site
  • Re-worked a "Chambers Early Ketland" lock and banana-shaped it to replicate a Prussian lock
  • Butt plate, side plate, wrist escutcheon and trigger guard all custom made
  • Gun is finished with traditional stain and lightly aged
  • Early woven sholder strap aged to resemble centuries of use
This gun is currently not for sale as it's my own personal gun. However, you may contact me to make a similar piece.

Queen Anne Screw Barrel Pistol Queen Anne Screw Barrel Pistol
  • Cannon-tipped barrel engraved with a floral motif
  • Custom side plate and trigger guard
  • Barrel cut, threaded and tapped like an original
  • Bone diamond-shaped escutcheon outlined with silver wire inlay
  • Brass grotesque butt-cap
SOLD

Please contact me for a custom request.

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