Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Out & About With Gunsmith Earl Kathan

Earl Kathan, a gunsmith from Acworth, NH, specializes in repairing and rebuilding flintlock muskets, pistols and muzzleloaders. The guns he works on are from between the 16th and 19th century. There are no manuals or part stores for these works of art. So Earl spends a lot of his time making replacement parts from scratch.

VPT visited his Earl to shoot a segment for the upcoming series "Out & About."

Blunderbus

Earl making a Frizzen with his son Ben

Earl working on a spring

A finished repair

Flint lock in pieces

VPT's Neil Hilt fires a muzzleloader

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