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Date(s) - 01/22/2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Campus Martius Museum

Reservations Required.

Cost: $25 per person

Guest Speaker: Bill Reynolds

Topic: Basic Traditional Gunsmithing Techniques of the 19th Century

nit.ty – grit.ty
Definition: The most important aspects or practical details of a subject or situation

The Nitty Gritty Series explores the finer aspects of chosen exhibits in Campus Martius and The Ohio River Museums. Presenters who have a special interest in their chosen topic will share their stories and expertise with participants. This program is for adults. Students ages 12-18 must have parental supervision.

January’s Nitty Gritty on the subject of gunsmithing will focus on gun barrel rifling machines, common tools of the gunsmith, stock inlay patterns and techniques, and touch on the methods used in building the Vincent Rifle. Our speaker, “Bill” Reynolds, will demonstrate a rifling machine, and delve into the subjects of freshening barrels, rates of twist and the history of gunmaking.

All Dates in this Series:

January 22 – Basic Traditional Gunsmithing Techniques of the 19th Century

February 5 – Quilling – Creating the Perfect Valentine

April 16 – Weaving Machines and Basic Weaving Techniques

May 21 – Steam Power on Land and Water

July 9 – Civil War Cannons and Mortars and Projectiles, Oh My!

August 20 – Modern Hand Quilting

November 12 – Timber Tools and Framing on the Frontier

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