Even though I have made my living mainly in information technologies, I have always considered myself an artist with interests in all types of arts and crafts. Very early, however, I fell in love with antique firearms, particularly the American longrifle. I was captivated by the artistry and craftsmanship of these guns. The variety of skills required to create one appealed to me as well as its integral part in the history of our nation.
I have been making flintlock rifles, pistols, and fowlers as well as their accouterments off and on since I was about 13. I have been a serious builder since 2003.
I have a particular fondness for iron mounted southern rifles; particularly the guns made in the region from Augusta County Virginia southwest into East Tennessee. I am currently concentrating on making rifles and accouterments from Virginia.
A recent interest of mine is fraktur. Make sure to check out the book marks, book plates, birth certificates, and house blessings on my web site.
You can visit my website at www.markelliottva.com to see all of my varied works and interests. I would be happy to talk with you about making you a rifle, bag, horn, or fraktur.
I currently make my living as a professional photographer as well as a gun maker, and as you might expect, one of my specialties is photographing longrifles and accouterments. My photography web site is www.markelliottphotography.com. So, let me know if I can help with your firearms photography needs.
Contact Mark Elliott at:
7061 Sunnyhill Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
phone number: 804 746-8288