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Custom Flinter Builders in W. PA.

It seems most of the custom builders are at least at the eastern half of the state or farther. Any near Pittsburgh or within 100 miles? I want a TVM(Jack Garner) Early Virgina flinter, but if someone can make one closer to Pittsburgh, that would even be better.

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Re: Custom Flinter Builders in W. PA.

Seems to me there was a fellow by the name of Jim Barto from somewhere around Indiana,PA that made custom smokepoles. I used to work with his brother and he'd always try to talk me into one and show me the one his brother made him. Don't know of a phone number but a name is a place to start I guess.

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Re: Custom Flinter Builders in W. PA.

a buddy of mine building flintlocks, his name is mark wheland, we live in williamsburg PA which is about 10 minutes from altoona.. PM for more info

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Re: Custom Flinter Builders in W. PA.

Type in Recreating History in your search engine. This will take you to Ron Lukinbil`s website. He is from Saint Marys and does really beautiful work.
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Re: Custom Flinter Builders in W. PA.

Octagon,

Here are a few within a two hour drive of you.

Mark Wheland
http://www.markwhelandrifles.com/

Contact Anthony Palyszeski at:
PO Box 32
Tarentum, PA 15084
phone number: 724-727-2714

Contact Michael Lea at:
2109 Summit St.
Columbus, OH 43201

Contact Ian Pratt at:
17775 Warwick Rd
Marshallville, OH 44645
phone number: (330)658-4049

Phil Cravener of Latrobe, PA at 724-539-7667

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I've seen Ron Luckinbill's work. Top Notch in my opinion. His guns are a gorgeous work of art, but the price shows it. http://www.recreatinghistory.com he is located in Emporium, PA
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+1 For Ron Luckinbill"s work. Attention to detail and added to the fact his artistic abilities and attention to detail are fantastic!!!!!
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Re: Custom Flinter Builders in W. PA.

Ron and Mark both do excellent work. Mark's work is more toward copies of original rifles. Ron's work is more toward the everyday hunter. I would expect a less expensive rifle quicker from Ron but a rifle worth more in the future from Mark. Same locks, same barrels, just a little bit of artistic talent seperates these guys. Just my opinion.
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I bought a custom flintlock from a guy named gene nagel,he owns cooperstown trading post in bulter pa ,look him up on the wed.he does nice work,he built me a lefty and its like artwork
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I was just gonna say about cooperstown trading post, Nice rifles, he is just off of rt 228 heading toward saxonburg pa. His number is 412 670 0141, or 724 670 7220. I was just there today he has a ton of cool stuff you wont find anywere else, furs, leather, deerskin, rifles, pistols, and shooting stuff. Hope this helps. Matt
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