This is an area in our field that often stirs much controversy – How much should be done, What kind of work is appropriate, Should the lock be reconverted? Who is qualified?
“Do nothing that cannot be undone”. Restoration can range from fixing small cracks and splicing in missing parts of wood, to total stock repair and lock reconversion. In some cases, I consider a project as a conservation, where the original gun is very deteriorated and in need of careful preservation in order to prevent further damage or decay. All of my work is done with careful consideration to the original patina and finish. If you have a gun that you are considering having work done to, please contact me to discuss your project and what you have in mind. Prices are quoted on an individual basis, based upon the extent of the work required at my set hourly rate.
Please see some examples of my work below:
- Queen Anne Pistol - James Barbar
- English Light Dragoon Pistol, Ketland & Co
- Miquelet Lock Springs
- J. Dole, New England Fowler
- J. Shriver, York County Smooth Rifle