Traditional Flintlock Rifle Workshop

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March 13-18, 2022

Online Registration


If you wish to receive information on our next Flintlock Rifle Workshop CLICK HERE! 

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.



Rifle - $1,800.00

This covers all programming fees, instruction, the rifle kit, meals, and lodging.


The Rifle

Rifle kit choices are:

  • Lancaster Pennsylvania Rifle
  • Caliber - .45, .50, or .54
  • Barrel Length - 38" or 42"
  • Wooden Patch Box

Questions about the rifle email the instructor, Jimmy

About the Program

  • You will pay less for this workshop than you would pay a craftsman to build this custom rifle. The custom rifle you build is yours to keep.
  • Small class size with lots of instructor time - 4 to 1 student/teacher ratio.
  • Develop basic, beginner level flintlock rifle building skills.
  • Firearms will be assembled and capable of firing at the beginning of the class. The student will be instructed on shaping, rasping, sanding, carving, and staining the stock and filing and buffing of the metal parts.
  • Rustic but comfortable bunkstyle lodging. Linens not provided.
  • Meals and lodging the entire workshop time.



  • 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

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 to you.

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.



About the Instructor

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.

Our Mission

Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center's mission is to improve the quality of life through educating youth and adults in a natural setting.

Contact Us

1267 4-H Camp Road
Appomattox, VA 24522

(434) 248-5444

(434) 248-6749