About Us

Mission Statement

When I graduated from High School in 1968 I immediately began a four year Apprenticeship to become a Journeyman Machinist in New York State. Two of the lessons I learned during that Apprenticeship were the importance of maintaining tight tolerances and maintaining a high quality in all the work that I do. To this day I do the best work I am capable of no matter whether the project is a large or a small one and I keep in mind the wants and needs of the customer. Making the customer happy with the finished product is of the utmost importance to me.

Many customers come to me with an idea or vision of what they want and then rely on me to turn that vision into reality. Whether it is the transformation of a wrecked parts gun into a cherished jewel or an addition to your surroundings that enriches your home experience, I welcome a discussion about what you have in mind.

The web site of German Hunting Guns

In addition to my shop work I also maintain the web site www.germanhuntingguns.com which was started by my good friend Mr. Dietrich Apel. Shortly before his passing I took over the reins of it's care and have with the help of many others built it up into a source for information about the many fine Sporting Long Guns made in the German speaking countries.

My ebooks- The J├Ąger Gun Makers on both sides of the Atlantic and Development of the American Double Gun

I presently have the two ebooks in PDF format on CD's available for purchase. Click Here to read about them, see reviews and for purchase information.

Footnote: I have reached a stage in life where many guys are found in retirement on the Golf Course rather than at work. I still work every day at something and when work comes in I give it my full attention. This web site is a vehicle for me to tell part of my life's work story to those who may find it interesting. I have never shied away from taking on a new and challenging project, no matter whether it was large or small. Now I find that to be in my past, I can no longer take on the BIG projects that require much physical labor.

My images of some of my past projects and the page of Newspaper articles about me will be put out there for enjoyment and enlightenment. Please accept it as such and not a a guy bragging about himself.