Traditional Flintlock Rifle Workshop

March 6-11, 2016

Registration Closed for 2016

Learn how to build your own custom Flintlock Rifle!
Rifle building experience not needed.
Instruction and kits provided by Rifle builder Jimmy Blanks.
Meals and lodging provided as part of this package.

The Rifle:
The Jim Chamber Rifle kit choices are:
  • Lancaster Pennsylvania Rifle - .50 or .54 caliber
  • York Pennsylvania Rifle - .40, .45, or .50 caliber
  • Issac Haines Rifle - .50 or .54 caliber
  • Mark Silver Virginia Rifle - .58 or .62 caliber
  • Little Feller - .40, .45, or .50 caliber
  • Smooth Rifle - 20 gauge*

    Upgrades available for an extra cost:
  • Double-Set Trigger*
  • Wood Stock Upgrades*

    *Call for price

    About this program:

    • You will pay less for this workshop than you would pay a craftsman to build this custom rifle. The custom rifle you build and some tools from the workshop are yours to keep.
    • Small class size with lots of instructor time - 6 to 1 student/teacher ratio.
    • Develop basic, beginner level flintlock rifle building skills.
    • Meals and lodging the entire workshop time.

    Cost: Only $1,685.00!! This covers all programming fees, instruction, the rifle kit, meals, and lodging.

    5:00-6:00 Welcome, Registration
    6:00-7:00 Supper
    7:00-9:00 Introduction, Overview and History
    Monday- Thursday
    7:30-8:30 Breakfast
    8:30-12:00 Workshop Time
    12:00-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-5:30 Workshop Time
    5:30-6:30 Supper
    6:30-8:00 Evening Activities
    7:30-8:30 Breakfast
    8:30-12:00 Finishing up
    12:00 Lunch
    1:00-4:00 Finishing up

    Refund Policy
    Meals and lodging fees are refundable; the kit will be shipped to you. You can choose to attend the next workshop at the meals and lodging rate. In the event there is a waiting list and a replacement is available the full fee will be refunded.
    • Full: By January 4, 2016
    • 50%: after January 4, 2016
    • Nonrefundable after: January 25, 2016

    About the Instructors

    Jimmy Blanks,after retiring from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as a Game Warden he resides in south central Virginia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He now spends his time building black powder firearms, developing wildlife habitat on his farm, mantaining a large vegetable garden and reading history.

    Special Information

    • This is an intensive course, come prepared to work! You take home what you put into it!
    • Rustic but comfortable bunk style lodging. Linens not provided.
    • A health form (no physical required), a list of items to bring, and other information will be sent as soon as your registration form has been received.

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