No, your post is fine. Well known makers are fairly easy to document. The more obscure ones , not so much. I had to research local records in Ohio for information on the maker of an Ohio style half-stock rifle. He was listed in an on line database of Ohio gun makers but there was no information on his body of work. I finally found court records of the probate of his will. He left his shop and the contents to his eldest son to dispose of. The contents were of mixed gun parts, blacksmithing supplies and tools. I suggest you do as much on line searching as possible. Good luck.I’m not getting any replies, Did I post incorrectly?
You might post to the Contemporary Long rifle Association site or the Kentucky Rifle Association site for information. Lots of knowledgeable folks there.Thank you Hawgeye. I will take your advice. I did do a search on L Bryner on this site and got one older hit. He had posted a pic of it and looked quite similar to mine. Can’t find it now.
As Hawgeye says, finding information about gunsmiths isn't easy. There were thousands of them in all parts of the nation, many of them making a few guns for their local areas and we may never know about them.I’m not getting any replies, Did I post incorrectly?