[Gallery Presentation] From Wheellocks to Flintlocks: Guns of the Early Frontier
August 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Have you ever heard of a blunderbuss? This strange weapon that looks halfway between a large pistol and a carbine was extremely popular for over 200 years during the 1600s-1800s. The blunderbuss was a favored weapon for close quarters because of its ability to deliver a blast of shot or buck and ball. This unique flintlock was used by armies, navies, pirates, privateers, canoe explorers, and highwaymen. Traditional gunsmith Dennis Heckathorne will display a variety of guns and pistols including the blunderbuss and demonstrate the craftsmanship involved in creating these antique weapons.