Sponsored By: Campus Martius Museum
2/14/2015 - 2/14/2015
Campus Martius Museum
601 2nd St
Campus Martius Museum will be hosting some of the finest traditional artisans who recreate the working tools of the frontier settler and hunter. Gunsmiths, powder horn and hunting bag makers will be displaying their wares. During the event visitors will be able to experience 200 years of American gun making traditions. Flintlock and percussion rifles, the tools used in making and servicing them will be displayed.
During the day there will be working demonstrations on the various techniques used in gun building and lectures by various artisans about their work. As a special feature, there will be daylong demonstrations in the art of barrel rifling using the 18th and early 19th century techniques. Rifling, or spiral grooves cut inside a rifle barrel enable a bullet to achieve a spinning motion therefore gaining better accuracy and distance. Several original rifling machines will be on display and long lost principals used will be explained by contemporary barrel makers.
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Admission
Regular Museum Admission