EARL KATHAN, GUNSMITH
GUN REPAIR FOR GOOD OLD GUNS
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People are often asking about the breech plugs on the Indian made muskets and pistols.  Here is a detailed photo a Long Land "Bess" barrel.  As you can see the plug is thick and heavily threaded.  (NOT a pressed plug as some people rumor them to be)  The wall of the barrel at the breech end measured 3/16" and below is a photo of the muzzle end which had a wall thickness of 3/32"  You can visit the "pistols" page to see another photo of a brass breech plug.  This barrel was successfully test fired shortly after this picture was taken.  To learn more about our test fires please see the Q&A section on this page just to the left and below of these photos.

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YOU TUBE LINK TO "DANGEROUS MUZZLE LOADING PRACTICES"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmsBF6CXs18&NR=1&feature=endscreen


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YOU TUBE LINK TO "SAFE MUZZLELOADING PRACTICES"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikE3dmxS4NM

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Black Powder Guns For Sale

At this time we do not have any black powder guns for sale.


Due to Earl's battle with cancer we will not be stocking any firearms in the near future.


Gunsmith services will continue as usual.  Should this change it will be clearly posted on our website.  We will be very up front with Earl's expected repair schedule and hope that you will continue to support us by sending your black powder firearms in need of repair.


Due to the nature of Earl's illness, talking on the phone will become increasingly difficult.  We ask that if possible, you please contact us by email.  If email is not an option for you, please call and leave a message.  I will do my best to answer your questions and will return most calls in the evening or on the the weekend.


Thank you for your understanding and continued support.  It is greatly appreciated.


Kathy & Earl Kathan     GoFundMe.com  to help with expenses

For your convenience we accept Visa, Master, and Discover Cards as well as PayPal sent to   ekkathan@myfairpoint.net


We also accept checks and postal money orders which can be mailed to:


Earl Kathan

PO Box 59

154 Black North Rd.

Acworth, NH 03601