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    Gunsmith of Williamsburg (1969)

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    One of my favorites.
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    I have watched that more than once that's for sure.Old school that's for sure

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    Really neat place! When I went there they weren’t doing any gunsmithing. You can actually shoot some of the guns! For the right price of course. I think they can be purchased also. Where are my price league so I never checked into it.
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    I was there also back in I think 1982 , it was a place to learn alot. I use some of it today and I was in the gunsmith and they were working on putting a gun together. The leather shop was nice also they told me that they make all the shoes at the time of all those that works there.
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    I just rewatched this last night. An amazing craftsman. My wife and I went to Williamsburg on our honeymoon in 1974. I was not into muzzleloaders at the time but still drooled at the thought of owning one. The problem was I could not justify $1000.00 in 1974. Hindsight says it would have been a great retirement investment. I think the pistols were $500.00.
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    Wow thats cool. What a long way we have come in regards to manufacturing.

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    Nice vid. Over 300 hours to make one rifle! Definitely a passion.

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    I just watched it on there a couple of weeks ago and remembered seeing it back in 6th grade history class. The williamsburg gunsmith was part of three diffrent films put out by colonial williamsburg the other two films were on blacksmithing and coopers (barrel Making).

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    In the 70's they had a cobbler that had to be one of the most interesting speakers I have ever heard. When my wife and I would visit Williamsburg, we would spend at least 30 to 45 minutes just listening to him.
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