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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

  

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How To Videos are live!

The long awaited Grumpy Gunsmith of Williamsburg series is venturing out into the nether either with blogs on various aspects of gun building.

They are available on YouTube and links are available from the video page button to the left. Be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel!

You will need an electronic device to access them but you're probably sitting in front of that right now.

 

 

 

Updates:

 

 

Listing a few more guns this week.

I have five early pocket pistols (thinning out my personal collection).

A very nice left hand French trade gun stocked in curly cherry.

A nice little youth or ladies rifle stocked in walnut with German silver hardware.

Click on the image for a closer look.

 

 

 

Bumford Barrels!

 

Received some Bumford Trade gun barrels from Ed Rayl.

I have only two more I don't need and I'm selling them for $275 each plus postage.

They are 47" long in 24 gauge and have fitted breech plugs. These are profiled off the original barrel and are ultra light weight. If you have a desire for one and don't want to wait a year to get one from Ed, hit the Add to Cart button below. 

 

New Guns!

 

Click on each image for more info.

I just got in three more rifles:

 

Keith Casteel rifle (his personal rifle)

Allan Sandy Va. rifle

Jim Kibler rifle (one of his early ones)

 

These are high quality guns by some of the top makers.

Check them out.

 

 

 

 

Used Tentsmiths Museum Wedge Tent for Sale.

 

Click here for info.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

The Soap Box

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

It will be difficult.

 

 

 

 

Quote for the week:

Why is it that food trucks don't deliver? It's real hard to be a repeat customer when they are someplace different every day.
 

 

No HABLA ESPAÑOL, Ya'll

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

 

 

 

 

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10/3/2018

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