A short history for me.
Bought my first flinter in 13. A deerstalker.
Within in a month I was back at Dixon's buying a longrifle from the ceiling rack. This longrifle really got me hooked.
In late 13 I contracted with a builder to build me a rifle.
While waiting, I bought another from the ceiling rack at Dixon's. Then in the fall of 14 I got the call on the contract build. Picked it up that weekend and fell in love.
I was amazed that a few simple hand tools and experience could create such a beautiful slender rifle.
I have a new flint shotgun coming this week. I bought it from Tip Curtis. So i made a trip to Dixon's for some things. I got the things I needed, then talked to Greg.
The time, patience and expertise available there is incalculable. Greg thought I could start with ramrod.
Fit the brass ends first. Maybe strip them. Stain and seal them. I took his advice and bought all the things needed.
I came home and got started.
So my intro into patience, and hand eye things has started.
We'll see it where it leads.