Friendship will be very special this spring. Allen Martin will be bringing my new Schimmel to the spring shoot. Allen and I have talked about this project numerous times at CLA. I remember handling an incredible Martin gun and heard Allen say, It’s all in the architecture.”
I was worried about my own shoulder issues and voiced this concern to Allen. “Don’t worry,” he said. “I’ll make you a long, slim, light flint schimmel that will be a joy to handle. And he did.
A few weeks ago, Allen sent me a few photos of the gun. Below are photos. I’ll tease you with just a couple photos and add more when Allen and I get together at Friendship. I want to add photos of him and his boys — and the gun of course.
I think the only preference I gave Allen was that I like pretty wood. (I prefer to make few requests and then get out of the way of he maker. ) The nature of a Bucks County Schimmel is that it is a plain gun. The beauty of this rifle is not in decoration, as it has none. The beauty is in its graceful lines. As Allen says, It’s all about the architecture. That certainly is true in this case. In just a few days, I’ll hold this gun in my hands. I bet the photos don’t do it justice.