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Customer's Comments

Unlike so many others associated with Living History, you actually produce super authentic items and satisfy customer’s requests in a timely manner. I’ve been absolutely delighted with everything you’ve ever done or made for me.” Mike C.-New York

“I have been and am now the proud owner of several Clay Smith’s guns and have nothing but high praise for his workmanship. The quality of the fit and finish, historic accuracy and the shooting ability are unsurpassed. They shoulder as if they are part of your anatomy.” Dave M.-Virginia


"Thank you for a lovely knife which will remind me of the Williamsburg craftsmen I knew and the ones I still know today." George M.-Illinois

"I wanted to thank you for your hard work and beautiful craftsmanship. The gun is a fantastic showpiece that is a welcome addition to our home." Jerry B.-Kentucky


"Rifle came yesterday afternoon! WOW. It was well worth the wait, I knew you were a good craftsman by your reputation but I did not know you were this good! I can not wait to zero it in and fire it and show it off at the range." John A.-New York

"The rifle arrived and it is fantastic. I have never seen one to rival it. Your artistry is awe-inspiring...I feel really lucky to have acquired this gun." Jeff H.-Louisiana


"In my opinion, this is the finest set of dueling pistols made in America in recent history." Ed Rayl-West Virginia


"Musket just arrived. Think it is the most beautiful thing that I own. Great job. Thanks." Steve M.-California

"The gun arrived yesterday and it's excellent! It feels much lighter in the hand than I expected and it's very well balanced. I won't get a chance to shoot it for a little bit, but I look forward to trying it out for the first time, I know it will be an excellent shooter! Thank you very much for an excellent gun that I'm proud to own." Eli D.-Vermont

"Got home last night to find a very long box on the front porch.  Being a trained and experienced law enforcement officer I was able to deduce that a rifle was most probably inside the package.  You had said "It turned out nice".  That is an understatement.  What I got is a very fine rifle indeed.  Everything I asked for and as much as I could have hoped for.  I am really impressed  with the inletting.  The curl on the wood is especially fine.  My only regret is that it will be the week end before I can shoot it. Thank you very much it has been a pleasure doing business with you.  I hope we can do further projects in the future." Larry Z.-Oklahoma


"Today the 3 damascus hunting knives arrived in good order. I'm impressed beyond my expectations;  the best workmanship I've seen in a long time.  As good a quality as a modern Bo Randall  blade ... at 1/2  the  price. Terrific customer service TOO. Best regards."- J. Reeves- Louisiana


Another satisfied customer.

(Damn sun in my eyes!)

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Clay Smith, gunsmith, Colonial Williamsburg, Kentucky rifle, pistol, tomahawk, blackpowder, flintlock, percussion, muzzleloading custom guns, pouch, powderhorn, gun kit, fowler, trade gun, gunsmith, fusil, rifle, pistol, knives, knife damascus, used new, patch knife, skinning knife, custom knives, Indian trade, smoothbore, consignment guns, used guns, Pennsylvania rifle, AR, AR15, custom AR, custom AR upper, custom AR15 upper, watch, pendent watch, archery, flatbow, bamboo arrow, wood arrow, Indian bow


Clay Smith
Master Gunsmith

Gunsmith of the Past, in the Present, building for the Future


Returned Checks and Charge backs:
Our policy is simple; there is a $25 fee for a returned check or chargeback.

7% Va. state tax will be added to any in-state orders or items picked up within the state.

Due to processing fees all orders over $500 that are paid with a credit card will incur a 3% 'non-cash' fee.

Personal checks, money orders and cash are always welcome


Please keep in mind that I work from home and do not have a storefront.


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Running low on consignment guns!


Got a gun collecting dust in the closet? Need to pay those credit card bills from Christmas?


 Now is the time to sell, spring is my biggest time of year for selling new and used guns. Anything from the 1950s and earlier, military or civilian weapons. Let me know what you have and I'll help you sell it.

Email me to get the consignment form and listing details.





In an effort to make life easier for my customers (and less easy for me), I now have priced the guns with a 'Cash or Check' price and a 'Credit Card' price. If paying by cash, check or money order, a 3% discount is applied. This has always been the way it worked when I sold a gun but now you won't have to call and give credit card info over the phone.


In this anti-social world that we have become where we can buy clothes, groceries, electronics, virtually anything from your computer (even cars from vending machines!?) and have them delivered to your door, this should make life easier for some of you. Sorry, you will still need to answer the door when FedEx arrives for your signature.


For anyone, who like me, is still 'old school' and remembers when a phone was for talking on and not for texting, tweeting, taking pictures or Googling, feel free to call for more info or to reserve a gun that you would like to send a check for by old fashioned snail-mail.


757-871-9424 10am to 7pm EST







Bumford Trade Gun

In stock and ready to ship!


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Just got a few more guns in on consignment and more are on the way.


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And now for something totally different....



Just added a very nice copper cistern for sale.

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The Soap Box

I will try to keep my personal views of the world confined to this space.

It will be difficult.



Got a new tool polishing attachment from Snap-On.

My wife made me return it.




Quote for the week:

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.

Teach a man to fish and he will spend the rest of his life in the basement tying flies and ignoring his personal hygiene.





This is America. I should not have to "press 1 for English" much less "press 3 for Arabic"!!





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