This rifle was ordered for
Jerry Bruckheimer, the Hollywood producer, by his wife as a
Christmas present in 2009.
It is stocked in curly maple with sterling silver mounts
and 18K gold accents. Everything was hand made in my shop except for
the barrel and lock.
The steel parts were fire blued and
the gun was aged slightly. The patchbox incorporates the company
logo with gold accents. There is approximately 500 hours of work and
at the time, $3700 worth of silver and gold.
This rifle is not a gun that would
have been typical of the 1820's due to the gold and silver but style
wise, it is a rifle that a man with some wealth might have ordered.
To learn more about Mr. Bruckheimer
and his many films and television work,