Tipton , IN
I have always been extremely interested in the history of our country from the early 1700's to the mid 1800's. A great deal of that intrigue has been focused upon the weapons used and made during that time. Since I was a teenager, I have always had a muzzle loading rifle at my disposal and have spent as much time as possible trying to create experiences that would assimilate those experienced by our ancestors.|
It has only been within the last 8 years or so, that I have seriously studied and worked to develop the skills needed to take my love of the long rifle and its accouterments to a more advanced level. As a beginning gun builder, I have had the pleasure of taking a stock carving and engraving class from Wallace Gusler. Beyond that, I have learned as much as I can through trial and error and from other individuals who have similar interests. I have also begun to try my hand at powder horn construction and scrimshaw work. With Art DeCamp as a mentor/teacher, I have grown in my love for this particular art form. I have spent a great deal of time over the last few years, focusing on the skills needed to advance myself within the Honorable Company of Horners.
To date, I have completed one York style flintlock rife and have future plans for a Lancaster and another York. I have completed several scrimshawed powders horns and have finished my first pipe tomahawk. I appreciate what this association and its membership is all about. I am thankful for everything that has been done to keep the tradition alive and moving forward.
Contact Joe Rushton at:
3021 South 500 West
Tipton , IN 46072
phone number: (765) 437-8791
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