collector of the old
No this isn't some thread about a kid building Ar's in his shed. 50 years ago a good friend of mine set out to start building muzzle loaders and high powered rifles professionally. He had already had a back ground in machining and gunsmithing along with injection mold casting. His company was Wilderness arms from Sarver PA, everything was built from raw materials and he had a crew of 12 men and women working for him running everything from a gun drill to a mill to a sidebar rifling machine along with a stock duplicator. He was even featured in Pennsylvania Game News. This past week I got the pleasure of checking out one on the 50 caliber muzzle loaders he and his company turned out before rising insurance rates pushed him out of the manufacturing business.