Custom reproduction gun parts are always interesting jobs. Following are past projects.
First is a custom Deer finial patch box in German Silver. A solid German Silver plate cut out to the profile with no hole for the patch box lid was supplied (this had previously been crudely engraved and mounted in the gun). I cut out the hole, fabricated a lid from sheet German Silver, fitted the lid, fabricated and assembled the hinge parts, made the spring and engraved the face in a more pleasing pattern. (June 2021)
Secondly is a pair of Main Springs for a pair of original French Military Flint Locks. The first image shows a piece of virgin spring steel stock with the original broken main spring, and two new springs as forged, ready for shaping, polishing, hardening and tempering. The other images show the locks with the finished springs. (July 2021)