Campus Martius Contemporary Gunmakers and Allied Artists Show

Description:

Saturday, February 9, 2013
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Campus Martius Museum, Marietta

Experience 200 years of American gunmaking traditions. Campus Martius Museum will be hosting some of the finest traditional artisans who recreate the working tools of the frontier settler and hunter. Gunsmiths, powder horn and hunting bag makers will be displaying their wares. Flintlock and  percussion rifles and the tools used in making and servicing them will be displayed.   

 

As a special feature of the Contemporary Gunmakers and Allied Artists Show there will be daylong demonstrations in the art of barrel rifling using 18th- and early 19th--century techniques. Rifling, spiral grooves cut inside a rifle barrel, enables a bullet to achieve a spinning motion, therefore gaining better accuracy and distance. Several original rifling machines will be on display and long-lost principals used will be explained by contemporary barrel makers.



 

 

Location: Campus Martius Museum, Marietta
URL: www.campusmartiusmuseum.org
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013
Time: 9:30am-5:00pm EST
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Category: Special Events*, Southeastern Region*
Created by: Tom Wolf
Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:10pm EST
Admission: Free with Campus Martius Museum admission: $7, $4/student, Free/age 5 and under
Special Offers: Free/Ohio Historical Society or Friends of the Museums member
Advanced Registration:
Parking Fee:
Phone Number(s): 800.860.0145 or 740-373-3750
Email: christina@campusmartiusmuseum.org
Web Site(s): www.campusmartiusmuseum.org
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