gun making

Jim Chambers Discusses Gun Making and the Lock Business

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Jim Chambers has been a friend of mine for many years. I stopped in his booth and enjoyed a chat with him. Jim told me about his start in muzzleloading and his work with John Bivins. You’ll enjoy Jim’s story of his interview with John. He also tells about acquiring the Siler lock-making business from Bud Siler. Jim tells how the kit business actually began with ideas as far back as the ... Read More »

Mark Silver Discusses Gun Making

Mark Silver

Mark Silver discusses rifle making during the 2006 Spring Shoot. Friendship – Spring 2006 I stopped by Mark’s booth just before I had to leave Friendship. I thought I had missed him. He’s another long-time friend. I was lucky enough to take one of his classes at the rifle-making Seminar. Mark is another of today’s makers who worked for John Bivins. Mark is on my short list of men whom I consider ... Read More »

James Klein Talks about Rifle Building

James Klein

James Klein discusses rifle building with BlackPowderMag. James Klein Interview, Friendship – Spring 2006 From the time I first stopped by James Klein’s booth at Friendship, there have always been beautiful rifles to examine. In the interview Jim discusses rifle building, including his favorites to produce. James’s association with Homer Dangler has been a long one, and James has taken over the production of the gun stock stains that Homer began. Any ... Read More »