Established 1972
Mark Silver GunMaker
(906) 523-4014

 

Introduction

About My Work

Background

Current Projects

Future Projects

Projects for Sale

Contact Information

Restoration Services

Past Projects Gallery

 

Contact information:

Telephone: (906) 523-4014
9 A.M.- 9 P.M. Eastern time

 I display my work at and attend the Contemporary Longrifle Association show in Lexington, Kentucky and the National Matches of the National Muzzleloading Rifle Association at Friendship Indiana.

I also enjoy teaching my techniques through the classes at the National Matches of the National Muzzleloading Rifle Association meeting at Friendship Indiana. See NMLRA Progams List for Gunsmith Seminar.

I explain the traditional gunstocking process that I use in an American Pioneer Video available from APV.

 I am always interested in considering projects of unusual merit including everything from folk art to high art.

Having reached a point in my career where a limited amount of time remains to accomplish my goals, there are many interesting projects that for one reason or another I have not been able to undertake. I have decided that at least for the foreseeable future I won't be able to accept general orders, but these special projects will be for sale as I complete them. Many of these pieces are listed in the section on current and future projects.

 If you are interested in acquiring a piece of my work and one of these projects is of interest to you, I can supply an approximate completion date. I also maintain a list of those who would like to be contacted as pieces become available.

 My recent experience using this approach has shown that I produce a finer more interesting piece when the project can evolve as a natural part of the design and construction process.

Excise tax information

 The Pittman- Robinson act of 1937.

This federal law mandates an excise tax on sporting goods related to hunting and fishing including firearms, archery and fishing equipment. Many arms projects require a 10% tax on pistols and an 11% tax on long guns.

 While none of us like paying taxes, at least this one goes for the worthy cause ofsupporting wildlife and habitat.