Author Archives: Tom Curran

About Tom Curran

Gunmaker, machinist, engraver, artist

A Rifle of Unknown Origin

This robust rifle pays homage to the colonial period guns of unknown origin, guns that have turned up in America, but of uncertain provenance. ┬áHeavy with overtones of Germanic descent, one might conclude that this is a Continental-made gun. However, … Continue reading

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American longrifle, a copy of an original

When I first saw the original rifle, I had a strange feeling about it. It’s style did not fit the typical Pennsylvania made gun, nor a Southern made gun, tho’ it has elements that are found in guns from both … Continue reading

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An early American rifle

This gun represents a melding of continents and cultures. It has the brass hardware of a German hunting rifle, Germanic lock, combined with short, large bore barrel in the Jaeger style. It has American wood, stock shaping, and folk art … Continue reading

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