The Art of Building the Pennsylvania Longrifle-A New Project?
Ax and rifle-these subdued the American wilderness in the hands of the early woodsmen. Bernard S. Mason, Camping Crafts , 1973 The Art of Building the Pennsylvania Longrifle by Dixon, Ehrig and Miller, is a wonderful book that has been spending too much time on my workbench these last few weeks every since it arrived in the mail from the Shurlock Publishing Company . Not that I want to build a Pennsylvania long rifle, I'd rather build a Tennessee or Southern "poor boy" rifle, but my wife has been asking me if we should start going to mountain man rendezvous events. I did living history for the National Park Service for a long time and Amanda can do any kind of beading there is, so it is logical for us to create personas head out to some "rondyvous" for a raring good time. What does this have to do with long rifles? I plan on buying a Lyman Great Plains rifle kit from Lyman Product s so I can "make" my own plains rifle to use at rendezvous shoot