American Pioneer Video
Carriage Hill Dr.
Bowling Green, KY 42104-4395
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and Finishes features Mark Silver
demonstrating how to stain and finish a very fine
Golden Age Flintlock Kentucky Rifle. This rifle is
relief carved with silver wire inlays and exquisite brass
and silver mounts. The traditional stain is made from
nitric acid. Included in this presentation, Tom
Snyder demonstrates how to mix up your own nitric acid
stain. Mark also shows staining and finishing the
ramrod. This 48-minute presentation is $24.95 plus
Octagon Swamped Rifle Barrel
Mark Silver demonstrates
how to inlet a tapered and flared (swamped) octagon rifle
barrel in a hand hewn curly maple stock in the manner of the
18th century gunbuilder using hand tools. This DVD
complements the earlier DVD with Mark on Traditional
Gunstocking. Includes a bonus segment on hewn
gunstocks and how to layout a rifle pattern on a hewn stock.
This 55-minute presentation is $24.95 plus $6 shipping.
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from Friday December 18 until Monday January 4, 2016.
Thank you for your interest in our DVDs which are
intended to educate, instruct and entertain all who are interested
in American pioneer crafts. We feature some of the best-known
craftsmen and educators to include Mark A. Baker, Hershel and Frank
House, Wallace Gusler, Mike Miller,Tom Snyder and Mark Silver. We have
titles for beginners to professional makers with even more planned
for the future.
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enjoy our efforts to promote the Preservation of the American
Pioneer Crafts series.
Karen and Jim Wright
Series Five Now Available
demonstrates how to stain and finish a very fine
golden age flintlock Kentucky Rifle. This rifle is relief carved
with silver wire inlays and exquisite brass and silver mounts in
the style of a Carolina made rifle from the 18th century. The
traditional stain is made from nitric acid. Tom Snyder
demonstrates how to mix your own nitric acid stain and Mark
includes staining and finishing the ramrod. DVD only $24.95 plus
$6 postage. This DVD is on track to be available Dec 1, 2015.
demonstrates how to inlet a tapered and flared
octagon barrel in a hand hewn curly maple stock in the manner of
the 18th century gun builder using traditional hand tools. This
DVD is a companion to Mark's earlier DVD on Traditional
Gunstocking. Only $24.95 plus $6 postage.
This DVD is on track
to be available Dec 1, 2015.
Long Hunter Series Volume Five
The saga of colonial era frontier pioneer life continues! Mark
Baker is featured in this educational and entertaining double
disc set which is three hours long. Mark demonstrates many
aspects from the lore of the long hunters based on his decades
of continuous research. Camp life, open fire cooking, speed
loading, canoes and water crossing plus more. Wallace Gusler is
featured on hunting shirts, and Charlie Brown demonstrates bark
tanning deerskins. Hunters from the Second Company take you into
the woods for a visit to an enchanted valley in an exacting
historically correct approach to living history. Great music and
fun adventures with Mark and his friends which include Mike
Miller and Judge Carroll Ross. Special appearance with his wife
Marlys, and special guests Ehrin and Beth Ehlert. We are
pleased to present The Long Hunter Series Volume Five!
$29.95 plus $6 postage. Order all five volumes for $125 plus $8
Making A Hand-Forged Flint Lock with Mike
Miller. Mike forges and files the lock for a fine rifle
using hand tools in an 18th century manner. This project
is 100% taped and in the queue for editing. Tentative
release date May 2016. Gallery p.1
Patch Boxes with Wallace Gusler. Will
demonstrate how to fabricate and install a four piece brass
patchbox. A separate project will cover the sliding wooden box
Building Jaeger Rifles with Mike Miller
Building a Swivel-Breech Rifle with Mike